This is a perfect example of why I love twitter. In a couple weeks, I’ll be on a plane headed to Salt Lake City to attend Alt Summit, a conference for design bloggers (yes, such a thing exists! and I can’t wait!). Right after I booked the reservation, flight, and hotel, it dawned on me that I would need two things: a new dress (duh) and business cards. My last set of business cards for Mint were printed for about $10 at Kinkos in the middle of the night. Like most things printed at Kinkos, they didn’t look so hot, and I left them at a couple bars and coffee shops around town. I honestly don’t care if they ended up covered in beer… they were that pathetic looking.
Since I need the cards in two weeks and am vaguely considering a Mint redesign for Spring, I ruled out letterpress and started exploring DIY options. And here’s where twitter comes in—I mentioned on twitter that I was going to DIY some business cards, and people started sending me links. Like Margaret of Paper Pastries, who kindly sent me a link to a post she wrote on hand-stamped business cards. I’ve included a few of my favorites here, but visit the Paper Pastries blog for the rest! Also be sure to check out Margaret’s own DIY business cards with stamps & embossing powder.
In the end, I think I’ve come up with a DIY solution that doesn’t involve stamping. If it works out (fingers crossed!) I’ll be sure to share!