I am heading to NYC tomorrow at the lovely hour of 5am. Gah! In preparation to network, I wanted to be sure I had my business cards on me. Oh yes, I forgot. I don’t OWN any business cards! Never fear. I am a crafty and resourceful girl. Surely if I can design my blog, party invites, gift tags, cards, etc., I can design my own business cards!
I googled images of circle business cards because I was certain they must exist and that’s the shape I wanted. Low and behold, I came across these gorgeous cards from etsy seller socialcircle.com. If I didn’t need my cards tonight, I would have ordered some from her. They are exactly what I had in mind! Fueled with inspiration, I set out to make my cards!
Granted you almost need a magnifying glass to read the thing, but it’s the sacrifice I’ll pay for the cute factor. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a 2″ circle punch and only a 1.5″ so had to squnch (past tense of squish) the lettering. I used linen card stock resume’ paper (and to save myself some major computer time) simply glued my front and back pieces together. You cannot tell they are glued at all and it makes for a nice thick little card.
One side of my card dons my blog logo and the other, my name and pertinent info. I used an old mint tin (gifted to me by Kathy) to act as my cute card holder.
I couldn’t resist decorating the inside and outside of my tin! I used my blog banner and wrapped the tagline…
…around the entire tin.
So now if an opportunity arises to share my info I am prepared!
Tune back in on Wednesday for all the NYC details!
DC Sweet Treats says
I LOVE these!! I will definitely use this idea! It’s so cute!
Thanks for sharing !!!
Design Apprentice says
When I went through my cards everyone was Ooing and Aahing over your card. If you remember in the green room my Mom wanted to just pass these beauts off as her own, regardless of contact info. Very well done. And so nice meeting you and sitting next to you while we waited in the green room. 🙂
Julia @ Hooked on Houses says
Love these! You're so creative, Beth. When I didn't have business cards at Blissdom, I just scribbled my name and blog address on hotel notepaper for people. I'm sure that impressed a lot of them. Ha.
What a great idea! I was just thinking this morning that I needed business cards.
Hope you are enjoying the Big Apple. La
too Blessed to Stress says
My goodness what a great idea! I have never heard of a round business card. so cool!
~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"
These are precious! So much better than your everyday card. I'm looking forward to hearing about NYC 🙂
I am posting a very "spicy" giveaway tomorrow. Please swing by if you get a chance! 🙂
Shel at Dreamy Nest says
Cute! Cute! Cute!! I hope you're having a blast in NY with the others. 🙂
The Domestic Fox says
Nice…and yep, always love the ones that don't follow the rectangle guidelines. I seem to be able to keep up with them better. 😀
Have fun in NYC!!!
I can't believe you just whipped those up ~ very clever!
Have a great day in the city.
very cute!!! I love these! and I totally would have squnched the lettering too, cuteness beats funtionalness any day! 🙂
Those are gorgeous! Can you make me some! Ha!
Jenny B says
A–MAZ–ING !!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these! You're soooo super creative!
Those are adorable! Can't wait to hear all the details. Have fun!
LOVE THESE!!! So cute!!!
this blessed nest says
oh how sassy!
love these. you go girl.
have a blast tomorrow.
Amy Kinser says
Those are the cutest business cards I have ever seen. What creativity flows in your mind and through your fingertips. Have fun!!
Oh super cute!! I may have to blognap this idea.
Kisses from the WhipperChicks
you are one genius, crafty lady! love the tin with the round cards..so unique, resourseful and personalized for your business. love them!
You can't be serious. You just "whipped these up" to hand out in NYC? You're brilliant and uber-talented! I mean really…who does that?? LOVE 'em!
Love it!! Hope you get to hand them all out 🙂
Very cute!! Can't wait to hear how things went!
Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says
Super cute and creative! How did you get that scalloped edge?
Have fun at the show! When will it be airing?
cindy @ cottage instincts says
Ooooooo…me likey. What a great idea! You'll be like a trendsetter, like totally cool, like famous passing out those cards. Be sure to give one to Nate!
Not Just A Mommy! says
I'm lovin' the round cards, they are definetely unique, and won't get lost in the 'crowd'.
I love the title, M.Y.O.B. is what I tell my kiddos when they get all up in other's people's affairs. Got their teachers in on it too!
Have a great trip, can't wait to hear all about it!
Hey Beth, YOU amaze me. Would love to see you in NY!! How long will you be here? I'm 40 minutes north of the city. Hope your family is well. Lauralee
Beth@The Stories of A2Z says
Yikes! With an entire audience filled with self-promoters though I think I'll be alright :). In reality, I'm way too shy to actually give my card to someone unless they asked for one so I will definitely be alright! Oh yes, and I bought a bright teal top for the show! I thought you'd be proud of me and my rule-abiding self! 🙂
LUCKY 7 DESIGN says
Hey great job on the cards! Be careful tho, a woman was asked to leave for networking. They ask you to be there in a personal capacity only. No blogging, reporting or writing. Thats why I removed my post about it. lol However I know your a rule breaker so Im sure you'll be okay. Cant wait to hear the details. lol
Handmade by Kiki says
Love these! I have been eyeing the social circle cards for quite a while now!
I daydream of needing biz cards to pass around at a cool conference, so fun! These are fabulous! Great job! Jenn, from ThisMommyLoves.com (your newest follower)
Preschool Patch says
SO Resourceful & super cute! Can't wait to hear more from NY! I'm jealous.
PS. this is Staci at Craftify it!:) I'm logged in under preschool…sorry!
Very, very,very cool!
Debra from Bungalow says
Amazing, you area crafty goddess! lol