It’s official. I am finally at the point where I need business cards for things that are not … Well, I’ve needed them for a bit but I was ignoring that. Not so much ignoring that as I couldn’t decide on a design, or what statement I wanted them to make. I have commitment issues okay!?! So when it was down to the wire and it was too late to order anything and I still didn’t know what I wanted? I just decided Eff it. I’m gonna make my own. And because I HATE those DIY Business Cards where you have to get things aligned just so (and still feel super cheap) I went a more… shall we say, creative route. And I definitely feel like I made the right choice. I have gotten SO many compliments!
I feel like somewhere in high school I was told that everyone needs to have business cards regardless of their jobs… so here’s my question to you. Do you have a business card? I wanna see! Whether you’re a babysitter, small business owner, or CEO, post a photo or tell me about them in the comments!
And if you’re wondering, here’s how you can make your very own really creative DIY Business Cards.
Time: 6 hours (or less… probably less)
Cost: $40 but a lot of the items you can use over and over!
Wow Factor: 10
DIY Business Cards
1. Lay down a drop cloth or paper towels because this might get a little messy (and permanent if you don’t), then lay all of your cards on top of that. Artfully spray paint your cards with the Tulip Spray Paints. Just go to town. This is essentially splatter paint so just go for it. Each card should come out different! I’ve had these spray paints for a while now and am still finding fun things to do with them! Definitely worth the buy!
2. Design what you want the info side of your card to look like. I didn’t want something that covered the whole back, so I went with a smaller size fitting 27 on each page. Print out how many you will need (I made 30 to start) and cut them out.
3. Once your cards have dried, flip them over and stamp your logo on them! I got my stamp Rubberstamps.com and they made it super easy. All I had to do was upload my art work, proof the image, and they shipped it to my house! For business card size (if you have a long logo) use the 2×4 size stamp.
4. Once you’ve stamped your logo on all of your cards (the dye ink dries ridiculously fast) flip them over and use a gluestick to secure your bits of actual information to the card. Let them dry and go ROCK YOUR NETWORKING!
What do you think?