You’re a smart cookie. So I know you already have business cards for in-person events and networking purposes (or you at least know you need to get them). But what else can you do to stand out in a crowd?
How about postcards!
When I was at Alt in January, I collected A LOT of business cards. They were well designed and fit pretty easily in my purse, but after I photographed the ones I loved and saved a few for reference, I didn’t have much use for them. BUT postcards are different. As least, they can be.
They are bigger than business cards, of course, so you can fit more information on them. And better yet- you can make them useful, something that the person you give it to is going to want to keep around.
That’s why I recently designed a set of my own. Here’s the story…
I’ve had this idea for print postcards for a couple of months now. I wanted to showcase some of my tutorials (from start to finish) in photos. That way when people received one of my postcards, they would keep it around if they were interested in making a similar project. And if they were interested in making a similar project, than they probably enjoy creating things with their hands. And if they love making things with their hands, they probably appreciate handmade goods from others too. And if they appreciate handmade goods from other makers, than they probably want to buy handmade goods as well. See where I am going with this one?
Convincing my target market to hang on to my promo materials with one easy postcard.
And if I want to get really fancy, I could include a little box of the materials they would need to complete the project on the postcard.
So I teamed up with PrintRunner to make my DIY postcard idea happen, and wanted to share my results. But I don’t want you to walk away empty-handed either, so we put together a giveaway for you too! Details below…
PrintRunner is generously giving away a set of custom postcards to a very lucky winner.
Here are the giveaway details”¦
**UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed and the winner has be chosen. Congrats to Sarah Snyder for winning a set of postcards from PrintRunner!
Whats up for grabs? One winner will be chosen to win a set of 100 postcards for free (with free shipping as well). Here are the details in terms of options for the winner: Size 5×7 / Colors 4/0 Front Only Printing / Paper 14 PT. UV Coating on Front / Rounded Corners Allowed / Ready to Ship In 4 Business Days / *Standard shipping Fee is for free. Expedited shipping will be shouldered by the winner / *Prize Substitution is not allowed
Giveaway open to US residents only (ages 18 years old and above). *Winner/s must not have won the exact same print giveaway from PrintRunner in the past 6 months.
How to enter”¦
Just leave a comment below explaining (briefly) what you might use your postcards for if you win OR how you would design your own set. The winner will be chosen on July 10th 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 and @PrintRunner in your tweet(s).
Disclosure: I was compensated by the advertiser for this editorial feature. All opinions, photos, and ideas, however, are my own.