Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DIY Business Cards

I am going to the Austin Mini Maker Faire on Sunday! I'm so excited. And I'm going with my *dad*, which is going to be tons of fun. Although I have a feeling that he'll be hanging out with the robots and geeky tech stuff and I'll be hanging out with the hippies and the homesteading dorks. That's the cool thing about the Maker Faire; there is something for everyone!

I decided that if I was going to be hanging out with other makers at the Faire then I might possibly need a couple of Making Shift business cards. I haven't had a job that required a business card in several years and I certainly never had a job that allowed me to make my own cards. I did a quick Google search and found a link to C.R.A.F.T.'s 10 DIY Business Cards. There were several neat ideas but I went with method #9 and made my cards out of an old Puffins cereal box.

I used my quilter's ruler thingy and my self-healing mat to cut the cards to an appropriate size. (Thanks for that idea, Mom.)

Then I dug out the rubber stamps that the kids and I always use to make gift tags at Christmas time. I had bought three different alphabet stamp sets at Michael's a few years ago for $1 apiece.  I remember a child of mine sitting at the table at one point and methodically peeling off all the rubber letters of one entire set. And I was so desperate for the few minutes of peace that it provided that I didn't even object. So the stamps are in disrepair but I managed to piece together the letters necessary to make my cards. I decided to hand-letter the actual URL so that it would be easier to read.

It would be terrible to make a lot of cards this way because it's so time-consuming but it was easy to churn out a dozen. They were fun to make and they didn't cost me a thing!


  1. LOVE. I, too, have a ruined thing or two because of the peace it afforded in the moment. heh.

  2. OMG I am SO gonna do this!!

    I need cards too.

    Will you have a booth there or just shmooze? See ya there!

    1. I'm just there to check it all out. It's my first time! See you! xo

    2. BTW- I'll give you my card if you give me yours.

  3. I am so inspired by those DIY cards!!!! HOW fun. I NEVER even thought to do that. I've just been hand wringing over how much to PAY for them when I COULD have been crafting!!!

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