Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Homemade Business Cards

I have some SUPER exciting news! I'm going to the National Stationery Show this weekend!!! You have to understand, this is like Christmas for me - and what's even better, I'll be staying with one of my very best friends who I haven't hugged in years. Permanent smile on this face. So, after I found out I was able to go, I realized I didn't have any company business cards to hand out! I've been working up some good ideas that we plan to letterpress, but the time just wasn't there to rush it (plus letterpress rushed never sounds like a good idea, anyway). I had to figure something out, so I turned to the stack of Neenah Desert Storm 120# cardstock we have sitting in our conference room... and this is what I did with it.

Once I got my concept for the card together, I created an 8 up of the front and back of the card and printed with a regular inkjet on an 8.5"x11" sheet of the stock. Then came the cutting..a Husky utility knife has been my knife of choice since art school - and in my opinion, soooo much safer than those silly x-actos.

Once that was done, I put a small notch on the left side of each one for the info label that was going to wrap around it.

Next came the label printing. To make each label like a sticker, I used 3M positionable mount adhesive, which is basically spray mount without the spray. It comes in a big roll which, once unrolled is sticky on one side. You put what you want on it, get it good and stuck, then peel the backing off and poof! you've got yourself a sticker. This is the exact kind I used in case you want to try it out :)

To add an extra bit of subtle detail, I ran some silver around all of the edges of the card and label using a sharpie silver poster marker.

Next, I peeled the backings off of my label 'stickers' and began sticking! And here are the results:

Phew! Officially ready for the show :)


  1. Wow! These business cards are simply amazing! Nice idea and execution!

  2. Thanks so much! Can't wait to hand em out!



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