Handmade Reviews DIY business cards embellished with a treat (4 of 4)

Published on July 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

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How-to: DIY Embellished Business Cards–with a Treat!

DIY business cards embellished with a treat (4 of 4)

There are a ton of different ways to make your own eco-friendly business cards that are crafty, creative, and fit into someone’s wallet.

But sometimes, if you’re an artist or a crafter, you have the chance to give out business cards that have a lot more flair. Business cards that you give out at a conference or networking event, with a purchase at a craft fair, or in a package that you’re shipping with an order from your etsy shop can afford to be a little fancier, and include a little bonus gift to make you memorable.

These DIY business cards may not fit in a potential customer’s wallet, but they’ll still stand out. Whether it’s a string of hand-painted beads, a small charm, or another trinket, these items may be just more of your unneeded stash, but to others they’re gifts, a little added value that costs you nothing but a few extra seconds of time, but positively impacts how your business card is received.

Here is an easy way to add a little trinket or other small gift to a business card:

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I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



2 Responses to How-to: DIY Embellished Business Cards–with a Treat!

  1. Hi. I love your idea. I am wondering what paper you used for your card.
    thanks

    • Julie Finn says:

      These are old cardboard record album covers. They’re a great source of good, sturdy, vintage cardboard! We collect records albums to play, but people don’t know how to store records anymore, so many of the ones that we acquire are completely unplayable, and sometimes we upcycle those into other things.

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