In today’s world of texts, emails, blogs, and social networks, the act of exchanging printed business cards or writing letters on personal stationery might seem a little outdated and impractical. Since the world has become so wrapped up in online communication, the printed material you do come across needs to be a lot more impressive to seem worthwhile. However, I think it is the very tangibility that makes the medium exciting, and if you are looking for a creative way to make you stand out professionally, a beautiful, clever, or thoughtfully designed business card can be just the way to do it.
Luckily, there are so many ways to print and make your own cards these days, so money no longer needs to be an issue. I’ve rounded up some great resources for business cards and stationery: where to get them printed, ideas for how to make your own, and sites you can visit to see awesome examples and find inspiration. It doesn’t matter what your area of business is– I highly recommend checking out these business card resources and getting yourself some great cards fast. They will give a tangible and tactile first impression that no email or facebook message ever could. Enjoy!
Tutorials and Ideas for DIY Business Cards:
Below are some great examples of clever homemade business cards, which can cost far less than professionally printed cards, but look way cooler. Most of these don’t require a particularly skilled artistry either, so even if you’ve never crafted before, these business cards should be a snap!
On her way to a blogger’s conference and in need of some quick but beautiful business cards, 26 year old Danni of the blog Oh Hello Friend whipped up these awesome cards in no time–and you can do the same. I love the bright pop of yellow against the natural brown kraft paper, but these could look equally amazing in any hue.