I did a post about my first business card prototype..
Now, you can make these little guys yourself 🙂
I needed them to attend my first blog conference… bloggy boot camp!
The DIY business cards were a great conversation starter 🙂
There was only one big change due to helpful reader comments and e-mails [ THANK YOU!]
BIG CHANGE: I added my url to the back of the card. I also made 100, and I discovered an easier way to get the handmade stitched effect without so much thread changing!
Materials: Personalized Stamp
, cereal [any thin card board box]
boxes, Martha Stewart adhesive pearls, sewing machine, printer, yard stick, scissors, pencil
First: I cut out the card board rectangles…This was the most time consuming part!
Then, I used my personalized stamper to stamp each card.
[side note: BF and I went to dinner at a friend’s…and I asked her if I could have an empty cereal box! BF said I’m embarrassing, Oh well :)]
Next, I sewed one line of thread, attaching up to 25 cards at a time.
I sewed 3 different colors of thread for the top, but used white for the bobbin thread. In the end, I decided to just make one fancier stitch so I did not have to put each card through 3 times and change the thread! [See the top picture]
Then, I cut them into separate cards…
Now on to the back of the card. I printed out my url in 10 point font and cut it with my cute little paper cutter….
The last step: stick your adhesive pearls on!
I would love to see other DIY business card ideas!