I love creative print pieces so much, that I’m a bit of a business card collector. Well, I collect the really good ones and stash them away for design inspiration.
Today, I’m featuring some of my favorite cards I received at the Blissdom blog conference. If you are attending any type of event to promote yourself at a large event such as this, think about doing something different. These cards will give you some great ideas!
Of course my own were one of my faves!! I actually designed four circle cards, one for each of my blogs, one for my partner Angie’s photography business and one to thank our sponsors. I then spent hours tying them together with ribbon (it wasn’t too bad since I did it while watching Lost). My friends at Ussery Printing printed these for me. They have a nice digital press that is very affordable.
You don’t have to be a graphic designer to wow people. Tip Junkie made bookmarks from shrinky dinks! The label on the bag says “I hope you’ll “bookmark” www.tipjunkie.com and be inspired everyday.” • Mabel’s Labels attached their product to a post card with a photo of Caitlin “your Mabel’s BBF (blogger best friend). When you are at huge events, having a photo really helps you remember who was who. The larger format keeps you from loosing it and helps it stand out. Great idea!
And speaking of photos, I absolutely loved J.J.’s card! You can tell I had it in my pocket the night we met Harry Connick Jr. and danced. ha! This was such a cute and memorable card that I couldn’t throw it away. It fit her personality to a tee! The back had a questionnaire: We met at… We Talked About… Great job J.J.! I’m hoping to see this as her new blog header soon.
Next week I will fill you in on the workshop I spoke at during Blissdom. I’ve got some tips to help you with your own branding and design for your blog. Standing out from the crowd is a good thing!