Okay, I’ve had another round of business cards in my proverbial back pocket for WAY to long. It’s time to ‘release the kraken’. So here’s round 3 of the Bring It! Biz Card Inspiration series (links to round 1 and 2 at the end of this post)…
Great logo: (above) When it comes to business cards, if you have an awesome logo, you can let it do all the talking. Danae from GATHER and HUNT has a great logo. It’s one of my favorite business cards of this batch. You can never go wrong with letterpress.
Using Color to Represent your Brand: The Eulalie Handmade card is from a buddy in Seattle, Stephanie, who has a cozy scarf line. The neutral color feels super soft, just like her knit goods.
Another example of color use would be Megan from Not Martha. She keeps her business card design clean while adding a big color pop – her signature red.
Consistency: My friend Danni from Oh, Hello Friend always has pretty business cards, whether it’s for her blog or one of her online shops. You always know it’s hers. Her business cards for The Wanderlust (one of her shops) is super cute just like the rest.
Again, along the lines of consistency, the designs of these two cards (above) are in line with each company’s overall message. Side note: I met the editor of BobVila.com at the Delta Faucet blogger’s event I attended earlier this year. And I met photographer, Kimberly Taylor (above right), at an impromptu cupcake party with Melanie, Uncle Beefy, and Megan. Gees, I really miss Seattle sometimes.
Keeping it Simple: You don’t have overcomplicate things with a ton of informtaion on your cards. An email and web address are really all you need. In fact, you might be able to get away with just a URL. Once people get to your website, they can find the other things you’d normally include (email address, phone number, twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest, etc). Satsuma Press is a good example of keeping things simple in the best way possible. I love the color combo too.
That’s it for today’s biz card inspiration. If you’re headed to Alt in January, you have about 4 months to get your cards ready. Still plenty of time – but it will creep up on you at the end, so I’d get it done soon if you can. I’m working on mine now and I can’t wait to show them off next year.
Looking for more business card inspiration? Check out part 1 and 2 from the biz card series here and here & my business card inspiration board on Pinterest for more.
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I don’t know how I missed this post, but today while I was searching for something related to my new business cards I spotted an image of my card and thought- where is that from? Thanks for the awesomely kind words about my logo and card! 😉
@creaturecomfort, @papernstitch has some great biz card inspiration on her website, 3 posts plus a Pinterest board – http://t.co/LQ0zb3xKLaura Mason (@laura_creates)
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I can say i have never seen such cute business cards- nor did i think that business cards could even look somewhat stylish? Love it!Danielle Hardy
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Great examples! And so useful…!!!Felicitas
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Haha! Don’t ever forget the hand motions Mel. 🙂papernstitch
Nice! RT @sheri_silver: Logo? Check! (via @melaniebiehle) – 4 months to ALT? Eek! Great inspiration from @papernstitch http://t.co/qDv3cDtd(@melaniebiehle) (@melaniebiehle)
OMG, I just remembered the hand motions!!! Ha!Melanie
Aww…I miss you too, B. See you at Alt if not before. xoxoMelanie
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Those are great! I know personally trying to come up with a business card design can be overwhelming. But these are some great examples. Feeling inspired!Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet
Thanks Beefy. If I ever make it up there again we have to get together for cupcakes and hand motions. 🙂papernstitch
Great examples! And Seattle misses you too! xo UB 🙂Uncle Beefy
Hi Jess. That’s a great idea! I’ll think about ways that I might be able to make suggestions like that for the next one.papernstitch
Great post but I always have doubt with kinds of papers and the way I should print it. Names and prices. I mean it’s difficult to go to a printing house and ask for a kind of paper or a way to print when you just have it on your mind or in a picture from Internet.
It would be awesome if you can write us about it. Thanks!!
Have a nice day,
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