Saturday, April 2, 2011

Thrifty Business Cards



I keep taking timid steps into business. After looking at business cards online, I made my own on Microsoft Word. I made sure they were the right size by holding a friend's business card up to the screen. I'm very low-tech.




Then I printed them on card stock and sewed them onto little scraps of fabric.  My husband shakes his head at my labor-intense business cards, but I get a little thrill out of using these pretty little scraps, the embodiment of my thrift-is-beautiful philosophy.  And no one else has business cards like mine!



However, I postponed my outside sales event that I was madly preparing due to forecasts for snow, wind, and rain.  And then the skies cleared a few hours before the scheduled time!!  How annoying.  I consoled myself by noticing it was still cold and there had been snow in the morning.

So I listed some things in the shop instead.  And poked hopefully at my lily of the valley.

10 comments:

Eva Girl said...

Those are the coolest business cards! I love the fabrics - such a great idea!!! Too bad about the weather : ( Hope you can have your sale sometime soon though!

Beth said...

Those are FABULOUS! I love them!! Worth the effort, I am sure of it!

Polly said...

They are wonderful. I love that they not only look pretty, they will have a nice tactile impression too.

Heritage Farmgirl said...

Ha! My husband can't wrap his head around the fact I cut up fabric into shapes to have the sew them back up together for patchwork. He always asks me if I am making a scarf! After 30 years he should know better! Your cards are adorable and many will copy your idea. So really time well spent. Now patine it.

Deanna Beth said...

Those are amazing! Time well spent.

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Love, love, love them!!!! They are perfectly you and perfectly beautiful. What a fun and creative idea!

BLD in MT said...

Those are amazing business cards. I've made my own too, but they are not nearly as eye-catching. Weather makes or breaks the outdoor events, you were probably very wise to wait.

PunkRizz said...

Oh Margo, I'm amazed by your cleverness! What a fantastic idea.

Patti Bee said...

I love it! I've never seen a business card like it before. It's the little details that can really make an impression. Best wishes on your endeavor.

Mahmood said...

You have done a great job amazing, because is the most important element of your visual identity. It's the first thing people see when they meet you. Plastic Cards

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