Blog Business Cards

So instead of getting ready for my sprint triathlon tomorrow, I spent the day making my new blog business cards.  Probably not the best idea.  But I’m sure I won’t come in last place tomorrow, I hope.  Maybe I shouldn’t have said that.

Anyways, some of you may remember my post last week saying I had signed up for the Southern Bloggers Conference here in Raleigh.  The only problem is that it’s a week away. Yikes. Normally I don’t do things like this so impulsively.  But with it being right here in Raleigh I knew it was just too perfect of an opportunity not to do it.

While reading over all the cool things we will be doing and learning about at this conference, I also read something about exchanging business cards.  What!  People have business cards for their blog?  I had no idea.  I’m such a newbie.

So I had to get on these business card thing fast.  Don’t want to show up looking inexperienced and unprofessional, even though that’s totally what I am.

I began researching my options for business cards.  Wow they can be pricey.  I had no idea.

I found loads of beautiful and unique business cards.  But they were designed by a graphic artist, printed on beautiful but expensive paper and printed at boutique style printers.  Totally out of my price range/time frame.

After lots of research this is what I came up with.

I figured if I’m a craft/diy blogger I also have to diy my own cards.  So I went to PicMonkey and designed a super simple card.  I just put my blog name, my name, blog address, pinterest address, and facebook address.  That’s it.  I left space on the left had side of the card totally blank.  You’ll see why in a second.

I uploaded this to VistaPrint and ordered 250 cards for $3.95.  Their shipping costs are pretty expensive and I needed these fast.  But I’m cheap so I opted for the 21 day shipping for $7.95.  Still expensive, but not nearly as expensive as the 3 day shipping.  But I thought I would just take my chance, and hope the cards would arrive much faster than 21 days.  And it worked the cards arrived in just 3 days.  Sweet.

I’m totally happy with the cards from VistaPrint.

Now for making these cards pretty!  And this is where my favourite washi tape comes into play.

I simply took 2 pieces of washi tape and taped them to the white space on the card.  I had the tape overhang a little and just cut off the extra tape.

I still felt like they were a little too boring.  So I dug through my scrapbooking supplies and found my little corner cutter (I have no idea what the real name for this is).  But you can buy them in any craft store.  I simply clipped off all 4 corners.

I totally adore them.  I love how they are each totally different, and they really have a homemade feel to them.  What do you think?

These would be great as business cards for your Etsy shop, blog, or mommy group.

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22 thoughts on “Blog Business Cards

    • Oh good I’m so happy you like them Kady. They were my cheapest option and I kind of like that each one is special and handmade. Perfect for a blogger.

  1. I’m a new followe, I just found your blog through the The DIY Dreamer’s link party. Your business cards are so sweet! I love that you totally made them your own. Can’t wait to start reading your other posts.

  2. I totally dig you new cards!
    I am your newest follower, hope you “share the love” ;)
    Kristina @ madaboutorganizing.blogspot.ca

    • Kristina, I’m your newest follower. I see that you live in Ontario. I’m from Guelph, but currently living in North Carolina. I’m so missing Fall in Ontario right now.

      • I’m from Windsor and fall is so pretty here…but the winters are wicked! Thanks for the follow back, I really appreciate it. Looking forward to getting to know you better :)

        Have a fabulous day,
        Kristina

  3. Oh my gosh! I don’t know how you have time for all of these crafts. I think you must have a clone that comes over at night. Or maybe early morning since these photos were clearly taken near a sunny window. Or perhaps your clone worked all night and into the morning. Not sure, but it’s gotta be one of those.

    • lol, I find the hardest part about blogging is finding the time during the day to take pictures! As I was taking the pictures of the blog cards Jack kept sticking his little hand in there and grabbing them. I was so mad at him.

  4. I love how you’ve given your business cards an added personalized touch. They look fun now! I came after you on Share the Love’s Blog Hop to follow you, but I am already a follower! Have a great week!

    • Bonny I’m now following you on fb and was already following you on Pinterest. Love your blog,it’s so pretty. And I love a pretty blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  5. I’ve been meaning to make some business cards for awhile now. I just always forget! I love your cutting off the corners and the tape really gave them a unique handmade feel :)

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