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