DIY Recycled Business Cards

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Reading Laura of A Little Boutique Near Home's blogging tip, to invest in business cards after her visit to the Nuffnang Fashionopolis last month..

"I think an important point I also took away from that session (and the rest of the day) was that I really need to invest in business cards. People kept asking me for my card, and I didn’t have any! Lesson learned."  Laura, A Little Boutique Near Home

..this confirmed my thoughts that Recycled Fashion needs business cards too.  Whilst out on op shop tours, visiting vintage fashion markets, or merely speaking with people that have an interest in Recycled Fashion, having business cards to hand out can be a great way to establish future connections.

Keeping to the style and ethics of this blog, instead of obtaining new business cards, I've opted for a self stamping ink pad (also seen on Recycled Market), which has been custom made (ordered via Save the Date on Etsy).  This way, I can make my own business cards, using recycled cardboard.  I find empty facial tissue boxes work a treat, as their decorative side is so pretty.

Trace around credit card

Cut to size


Its a bit of a long process, however, it means whenever I need more business cards, I reach for the nearest cardboard box, and get stamping!

Shared with Ta-Dah Tuesday



Unknown said...

You are so good at this! <3

Agy said...

That's a great idea, Erica! Never thought of tracing a credit card either :-)

Stacey said...

Ahh, this is such a cool idea! I swear once you start DIYing/recycling you never look at things the same way again - everything can become something else! These business cards are totally rad, and they'll always be unique.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

These look brilliant. They're professional enough because of the designed ink pad, but totally keep up your recycled credentials. I want some now!

Laura said...

Love it! Fantabulous work :D

Ahka Vintage said...

Clever! I wouldn't have thought to do that!

Corina said...

That is a great idea. I am so doing that. I actually have been with my clothing tags, except I recycle junk mail into thick paper. Making paper is one of my many hobbies. But I love your idea.

Unknown said...

must steal your idea it's great.

Anonymous said...

Excellent idea... I have loads of charity shop swing tags lying around so I could use those!

Anonymous said...

I love how you repurposed the tissue box. Brilliant! Must do some for Op Shop Diva too, seeing that am currently using my PR biz cards :-)

Thanks for sharing another brilliant post. xx

Unknown said...

Tracing around a credit card is genius idea

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