Handling The Biz

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There are approximately 600 business cards in that picture right thurr and they were each handmade by husband and me. See, business cards are expensive (and I have no money), but they're also essential for networking and whatnot. I consulted my pal, Pinterest, and came across this easy DIY business card post and decided to try it out. 

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First thing we had to do is walk into our neighborhood hardware store and steal sample a bunch of their paint chip cards. Surprisingly, no one thought it strange that we grabbed roughly 40 cards of 1 color, 4 times over (I had the bright idea of using paint chips that were the same color as the triangles in my logo). Once we got home, we had to cut. And cut. And then stamp. And stamp. But it wasn't too terrible, especially when we threw a little wine in the mix. I cut each card down to produce 3, standard 3.5" x 2" business cards, then Wil stamped each with our custom business card stamp from eatpraycreate, an INCREDIBLE little Etsy shop. Hi, Minna!

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It took us about 2 hours to get through that fat stack, but it was definitely worth it considering that we would've had to spend around $200 to purchase the same amount of cards from my preferred printer. These cards aren't perfect, but they're cute and they're us. Also, I have no qualms about leaving a bunch of them at whatever cafe/restaurant/nail salon I happen to find myself in because...THEY WERE FREE. Free marketing is the best marketing, me thinks. If you want to be a pal and help me pass these around the NYC Metro Area, let me know. I'll send you a few...or 30. 

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1 comment

Z8 Fitness said... August 29, 2012 at 8:48 AM

DINERS! Many now have a free swivel thing where you can leave your business cards. Z8 leaves cards there all the time. You would be surprise how many people actually look at them!

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