Designing a Memorable Business Card + Giveaway

I know you love custom business cards and clearly, so do I! Which is why I am excited to share a little biz card project I’ve been working on with online printing resource, UPrinting (plus a giveaway for you – but I’ll get to that in a minute)…

I already have a stack of standard business cards that I use for conferences and events, but I wanted an alternative design that I could include with freebies and packages that are a little more fun and memorable. That’s the whole point of business cards anyway, right?

So I worked with UPrinting and designed a custom die-cut circle card that could pull double duty. I am really happy with how they turned out and the print quality is perfect, even with me at the helm (I am not the best designer and have been known to mess up formats and pixel dimensions in the past when it comes to business cards).

Here’s how they turned out…

And here’s how I plan to use them at networking events and craft shows, etc…

Kind of fun, huh? And speaking of fun, it’s time for a giveaway!

UPrinting is generously giving away a set of custom die-cut business cards (which come in lots of different shapes, not just circles) to three very lucky winners. Yay!

Here are the giveaway details…

What’s up for grabs? Three winners will be chosen to win a set of 250 die-cut business cards for free (with free shipping as well). Here are the details in terms of options for the three winners: 2 x 3.5″ Rounded Corners, 2″ x 2″ Rounded Corners, 1.75″ x 3.5″ Rounded Corners, 2″ x 3.5″ Leaf, 2″ x 3.5″ Rounded One Corner, 2″ x 3.5″ Half-Circle Side, 2″ x 3.5″ Oval, 2.5″ Circle; 14pt Cardstock Gloss / Matte / High Gloss (UV), or 13pt Cardstock Uncoated, on a 6 Business Days Turnaround. Free Shipping for US residents

Giveaway open to US residents only.  *Winner/s must not have won the exact same print giveaway from UPrinting in the past 6 months.

How to enter…

This one is so easy to enter! Just leave a comment below explaining (briefly) why you need new business cards OR what you hope to do with them if you win. The winners will be chosen on Monday, May 7th at 11:59pm  and announced here on this post by the following day. Bonus entries for giveaway tweets (up to three) – just make sure to include @papernstitch in your tweet(s).

Good luck!

UPDATE: Winner’s have been chosen. Congrats to Kyla, Caroline W, and Brooke. Please email me at brittni(at)papernstitch(dot)com to claim your prize. Thank you to all who entered!

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Disclosure: I was compensated by the advertiser for this editorial feature. All opinions and ideas, however, are my own.

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I would love new business cards! I’m just about to run out, and have been thinking about some new ideas/designs. Fingers crossed I hope I win! Thanks for the fantastic offer!
-Cristin, GreenBeing- Scranton PA

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(@thelanguidlion) (@thelanguidlion)

I need new business cards because I’ll be attending Art is You… this fall and I’d like to give out something more artistic than my usual cards.

Tina W.

I made the mistake of ordering 1000 business cards last time and I’m SO TIRED of them! I would love to have an excuse to redesign them!

Sam

Just getting my Scottish shortbread company up & running. Getting busier by the day. I would LOVE to have some really creative cards made for an upcoming Food & Wine Festival we were invited to participate in!
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Debra Townsend

I adore all sorts of custom cards. I love your posts you do about them occasionally. I’d love some eye catching, fun cards to promote my social media biz 🙂

Nicole Underwood

I’m looking for new business cards to change up what I already have. I’d love make mine a little more special.
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Melissa

I would love to win some of these adorable business cards! I have never had business cards and have recently decided that I need them! These would be perfect!

Elizabeth Justice

I am planning on starting a new business!

Terri

I would love to win some fun, new business cards! I could use some that would work for both my blog and etsy shop!

shelby@honeysuckle

I’m building a new website under my own domain instead of blogger. So I need updated business cards. Yours look great!
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(@iamalivephotos) (@iamalivephotos)

So hope I win because I just started my own photography business and would LOVE to have some proffesional looking business cards! Thanks for sharing

Janette

Your circle cards are so cute! I have a handful of business cards I print myself but for these cut die-cut ones I think adding something extra with orders and giveaways is an excellent idea!
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Kristen

I hope to use these business cards to distinguish myself from my ginormous business class in a unique, but professional way!

Rosemarie

I recently purchased my very own website name (anitafendrock.com) and completed the design for a landing page. I can’t wait to get new cards to show it off!
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Anita

I’m going to need business cards now that I’m going to be a fresh graduate! Thanks for sharing!

Maeghan m.

It’s just time for me to get new cards. I work as a freelancer, so having cards on me all the time help the business. You never know when someone is going to ask me what I do…

Linda

I’m in the final stages of starting my new business (handmade
Home goods!) and have yet to order business cards. These would be PERFECT!!

Joanna Smith

I’m graduating with my bfa in photography in a few weeks and it would be amazing to have new business cards to go along with the postcards i had printed for my senior bfa exhibition. Much of my work falls away from traditional photography so it would be really amazing to have a non-traditional business card to fit with my work.

Brooke

i just love the rounded shape! i actually never did a business card for my little shop, so would be amazing! i imagine they would look really nice with my packaging. i could also make a little hole and hang it as a tag. how endless possibilities. thanks for this
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sara (sushi lover)

I would love new business cards for my doula biz! This would be awesome 🙂
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Libby

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Etsy NY (@EtsyNY)

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Queens County Market (@QueensCountyMkt)

Ohhh, I would LOVE new die cut business cards. I am in the process of launching my freelance graphic design website so this would be perfect timing! Thanks!
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Tara Mosier

I just started an arts blog last month and am about to start school for a degree in graphic design, I would love to use these to gain more readership for my blog and highlight my jewelry business!

Louise M. Felker

My current business cards are so plain and boring. I would love something unique and fun that showcases my personality, but I just don’t know where to start! I would love to win new creative cards so that in addition to making a good impression, I could leave one behind as well.

Felicia

My sister is starting a job search now that she’s done student teaching! I would have these made for her!

Patricia Crowley

Great giveaway! I’d love cards for my blog!

Gabby

I would LOVE to have new business cards, as mine are outdated (with an old website listed) and I could truly use a design pick-me-up!! Marketing for music therapy is incredibly important, as many have not heard of my profession. Having brand spanking new business cards would help immensely!!
Thanks!
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Rachel

I NEED NEW BUSINESS CARDS! Okay, trying to calm down now. I just redesigned my blog and I have a bunch of old business cards left over that I don’t want to use anymore. I’d love to win a new set!

Melanie

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Joanna Lynne Smith (@joanna_lynne)

oh fun! i still don’t have business cards so this would come in REALLY handy!
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michael ann

really awesome business card giveaway on @papernstitch woo! http://t.co/TwaMG6Eb

michael ann (@michael_anns)

Oh my goodness, this would be PERFECT! I’ve been shopping around for business/calling cards for months, still waiting to settle on my favorite and the BEST design for me. I’ve always been a blogger, but have just recently really upgraded to a new blog design, weekly intense networking online, and that kinda stuff. So I would LOVE cards to be able to get my blog out there even more, to advertise, that sort of a thing. I would love this!! Thanks! xoxo
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Cara

I need new business cards to take to BlogHer in August. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Erin @ Simply Frugal Mom

I recently freshened up my online shop with a new look, new materials and new designs … now all I need is a new business card!
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Sasha

Lovely cards Brittni!

I would love to win business cards becasue I just graduated from design school and am starting up my own stationary + handmade shop!

lauryn

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Sasha

Oh boy! I need new business cards because I’m NEW! I’m about to jump into the creative biz full time this June, and business cards is on my list of things to do! What a fun and useful giveaway! Plus, those circle cards are adorable!
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Megan

What great looking cards! I would take mine to this summer’s craft fairs for all to see.

Nataie S

Ohhh i was so excited but it’s not international :(. Well, cute cards btw!!! Rounded cards are pretty expensive over here but they look so freakin pretty.
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Yona

Ohhh, such cute business cards! I’ve been trying to start a photography business and would LOVE to have some adorable business cards!

Melody

I’m also trying to start a photography business and have had zero cash for start up. Free Business cards would be AWESOME way to start on the right foot. Thank you!
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margaret

I have recently started participating in local craft shows (yikes!) and would love a sweet, memorable card to relay simple care instructions for my products.

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(@hollabee_bianca) (@hollabee_bianca)

I would love to update my current business cards! I currently make my own for craft fairs, bookmark-style, and while I still do like them and get a good response from them, I would like some slick new ones for more formal social events.

Michelle

I need business cards so I’ll have one to give to you 😉

Steph at Modern Parents Messy Kids

I am starting a tutoring business soon and would love to be able to hand potential clients a cool card.

molly @thewaffler

These are so cute! We need something like this as little “thank you” tags for our etsy orders. (PS – I see my card peeking out of the stack in your image 😉
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brianne

Im starting a new shop online and would love a cute business card to use,

Phillisa

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Jenipher Lyn (@JenipherLyn)

I am almost out of my business cards from Moo…would love to try something new! Love your business card idea!

Lisa

im an abolitionist who is constantly meeting people working for amazing organizations trying to alleviate poverty, eliminate gender bias, and just make the world a better place. would love to have business cards to make coordinating efforts fun and memorable!

janah

I just ran through the last of my business cards that I had ordered non-custom from Minted. I just had my logo completed in January, so I am super excited to get business cards that are a true reflection of my business. I’m starting to attend monthly networking events and need 40-50 for each one. These cards would be perfect. LOVE your circle cards, by the way. They’re really fun!
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Abbie

What a great giveaway. I’m currently in the process of totally rebranding. I”m changing from FabricatedEnds to Amber Kane and am in need of a new business cards. Plus I woke up in the middle of the night with an idea for a new card, and I wanted it to be around, I was so excited when I then opened up your blog and saw your post today!
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Amber Kane

I love the circle, it really stands out. What a lovely giveaway!

Kelly

we’ve been vistaprinting it so far, but i really think it’s time to take our shop to the next level with the lovely cards that u printing is offering!

btw, thanks for offering this awesome giveaway!

amy

So cute! Love that you’re using library cards with them.

Anyway, I really need to update my business cards so I would LOVE to win this.

Cara-Mia

Business cards are one of the last things I need to check off my list, and I’ve been holding off because I’m not sure what design to go with or where to get them – I’d love to try out these cards! I love your circle ones, so clever! Thanks for the opportunity to win, Brittni!
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Janelle

My custom frame shop could stand to use an update in the business card department!
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Kyley

This would be great to win as I am starting my own business/Etsy shop in the next couple of months. I have been working hard getting some inventory stacked up, and I’m working with a friend on a very special one of a kind logo, and lovely business card would be AMAZING to go with said logo 🙂 Thanks for this give-away!

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Mandy

I adore how you are packaging your cards :)))

Now that I have my new website up and running, I could use some beautiful new custom cards!

I’m inspired <3

~ christine

Christine

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Christine M Young (@christinecreate)

i would gift these to my fiancé!

rosemariee

I would love to have a business card since people always ask for one,but my company doesn’t provide any for me. 🙁

jessica w.

My husband has been putting together a stationery news blog. Business cards would be a fun gift for him.

Kassie

I would love to have some new custom cards- I just changed my website address and need something new and fresh!

Sarah A.

I had a baby in December, and after a long discussion, my fiancee and I decided that it would make more sense if I stayed home until Lily Bear (my babe) is older, at least one or two. In order to make a bit of money, I’ll be opening an Etsy shop dedicated to my little bear. The business cards will be very useful to give out during craft fairs and when I’m approached by other folks who express interests in any of the handmade things the little bear wears.

Indiana Felix-Delacruz

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Indy (@soindywaits)

My blog is gaining a lot of momentum lately, and I’d love to have some business cards to give out to those I talk to!
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Erin

OOOOOHHH I need new business cards for my Etsy shop! I’ve also been thinking of ways to make an impression with something a little more out-of-the-ordinary than plain ‘ol rectangle cards. I adore this idea, and FREE would be perfect! =)
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Shannon

I desperately need a set of business cards! I am working on letterpress printing my own, but my schedule is very very tight and I can’t get them finished any time soon. Meanwhile, I keep missing opportunities to give out my contact information!

Paola

I am FINALLY opening up my online shop and am in need of business cards. Win or not, Uprinting.com has been on my list of possible printers!

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Kanani Kawamura (@joykanani)

I have been meaning to get some business cards! 16 month olds and sewing take up all my time! Pick me pick me!!!!
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Haleigh

This giveaway couldn’t come at a better time and I hope I do win! I really need new business cards for my new venture, The Curious Canopy (http://www.thecuriouscanopy.com)! Surtex and The National Stationery show is just around the corner! Unique die-cut cards for our unique venture! Thanks for the opportunity!
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Cathe

I totally could use an update on my cards 🙂 it’s been a while and info has changed 🙂 it would be awesome to win new ones!

Jesy K

Oh, I’m definitely in need of some new cards! I recently re-branded myself yet am still using my old cards. This would be a fantastic opportunity to update them!

Kyla

I have an Etsy shop and my customers sometimes ask for business cards to pass them around to their friends. But I don’t have any! This would be a great opportunity to finally get some—and the bonus is that these come in really cool shapes. Thanks for the chance to win!!
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PixelBerryPie

Just so happens that I need new business cards since I’ve just started my own business! These are really cute and love the unique size and shape, obviously done with an artful eye.
Pick me! thanks!
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Jennifer Mullin

I live on one end of the world. My sister another. We are starting a new business centering around vintage clothes and accessories. It’s going to be a fantastic adventure and great business cards are going to be a big part of it! We’ll use them to represent the collection as hang tags for the pieces and to hand out at events as well.
The ideas you have seem perfect for us!

H.Giselle

I am in the process of setting up an internet business and these would really help me get it going in the right direction. I love the library card and other options that there is to choose from, and I know you would like to say you knew me on my way up the ladder.
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I’m trying to grow my etsy store and am in need of new business cards with a more professional feel to them. It would be so exciting to be able at add such a beautiful uniquely shaped card! 🙂
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I need new business cards for an upcoming craft show I am going to attend! 🙂 I would love to make a huge splash with some really epic cards – that way no one will forget the monster maker!
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Cody

What an awesome giveaway! I’ve been looking into purchasing new business cards recently but just can’t spend the money right now. I’ve made my own in the past but my printer can’t handle extra thick cardstock so they’re kind of thin and pitiful, haha. I would love to have a stack of awesome business cards to pass out at craft fairs!

Thanks so much for the great giveaway! I hope I win! 🙂

Elizabeth

I’m currently rebranding my design business and would love love LOVE some new business cards to go with. 🙂
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carmenep0 (@carmenep0)

This is so great! I have yet to get business cards – and I REALLY should. My Etsy shop has vintage finds, along with hand painted bags and fabric flower pins. When I go out with on of my bags or pins, I NEVER think to have a business card with me when someone inevitably asks me, “Where did you get that purse?” This would be perfect!

Nichole C.

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henna trails (@HennaTrails)

I am in need of new business cards, as all my photos I want to use are of a poor resolution. My design attempts using paint.net has resulted in terrible work! I am persevering on building up my business from working festivals and evening markets to a real live henna studio. I love the leaf die cut card design.
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Kristy

I would be happy to have new business cards, since i recently moved with my business (LATIKAsoap) from Israel to Texas. and as in all beginnings, I have a lot of work to do! And i want it all to be pretty and unique..
♥ Mazzi

Mazzi Peled

I’ve made it a priority the past month or so to get back into updating my blog. Now that I’ve accomplished that I’d love to get back into crafting and hopefully make my blog more of a priority in my life. I’d love new business cards so I can easily directed new people I meet to my blog and work on building my audience – I love your cards and how they turned out!

Caroline Winegeart

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Caroline Winegeart (@ckelso)

I’d love to update my business card with my online presence not just my website!

Wendy McSwain

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(@discoverpaper) (@discoverpaper)

I just launched my new Etsy store and would LOVE unique business cards to give away at art fairs and conventions to people I meet!!
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Cherryl Ball

I want them to open my own business. I’m in Germany, but I’ll pay the shiipping if necessary – I LOVE THEM!!

Daniela

I’d love to use these for packaging my sales from my shop! Thank you so much!

Melanie

I am an acupuncture student and so I want to create business cards that can help spread the word and reduce the pain.
many thanks

Susanna B

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