I've had a business for about 2 years now and GUESS what. I've never had a business card.
I KNOWWWW! I deserve a big fat F-MINUS. I'll just do us both a favor and insert the big ol' "L" to the top of my forehead. It's cool, I TOTALLY deserve it.
I'm aware that this is just plain ridiculous. I blame it on my indecisiveness and since I'm still in the process of rebranding my company...I haven't ordered cards because I don't have an official logo yet.
I just haven't wanted to spend the money on cards that either a. I'm not proud of or b. going to change in just a few months when I have my brand new...BRAND.
However, back in May I booked my trip to Making Things Happen 2012: Chicago and I promised myself that I would have business cards. At that point, I thought I was going to have my website up, my official logo, and the whole big bam boom enchilada...but guess what... I don't have those things yet (longggg story). And here I am, TWO days away from flying out to this conference/seminar/kickbuttpeptalkforbusinesswomen and I have NOTHING to hand out.
NOT acceptable, RIGHT!?!? I went into HOLY CRAP BATMAN mode and knew I had to come up with something.
I grabbed my sweet friend Nycia and ran to Hobby Lobby & Michaels for the business card crisis. Here is what we came up with...
Things You Need:
1. Cardstock/Glitter Paper (Or any color that matches your brand/business)
4.Hole Punch (This can be any shape to your liking. I chose the heart for the gold heart theme my brand will be centered around.)
5. Back up heart hole punch (This particular one is smaller than #4, for variety)
8. Clear Plastic Bags
Step One: Hole punch your decorative paper. This paper can be any color you prefer. I love gold, so naturally, that's what I'm using. :)
Step Two: Lay out your hearts.
Step Three: Print out your information out on your card stock and cut it out. I cut mine out in squares, but you're free to cut it out in whatever shape you would prefer.
Step Six: Use your decorative tape to seal your bag.
Step Seven: Admire your pretty new handmade business cards! :)
Kind of fun right? If you love squares, circles, stars, triangles...incorporate those in with your bag. What's YOUR brand centered around? I chose this tape because the wall in my office is a big gold chevron pattern (Office Reveal coming SOON) and I chose the gold hearts because I feel that they define me and my business.
Have fun with it y'all~ and embrace the DIY. It's easy, fun, and something different than your average business card. I can't believe I waited this long! *Face Palm*
P.s.) The rest of this month is INSANE. Today I'm working alllll day, have to PACK for Chicago, have to go visit my Mom in the hospital (prayers, please), AND I have a wedding out of town tomorrow. I'll probably get home at about 3 in the morning and then I'm up, and out for MTH2012. I can't wait to meet Lara, Emily, and Gina! I also get to room with some awesome ladies including my sweet, talented and beautiful friend Rhiannon Muffin Pants from Hey Gorgeous. I'm pretty PUMPED!
I have three guest bloggers that will take over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that I'll be gone, but I'll be back Thursday to recap my trip! Then it's meetings, work, and another wedding that next Saturday, followed by my trip to Boston to visit Erica and Sabrina. MY oh MY is this month cray cray or what!
It's my first to Chicago EVER so hopefully it's cold! I LOVE cold weather! EEEEK~ Alright, my to-do list is overwhelming like WHOA and I should probably get started on that right meooow.
My thoughts are obviously all over the place. Bazingaaa!
Love y'all so much! Thank you for the prayers...they are appreciated more than you'll ever know! XO!