We are a young couple remodeling our first house...one outdated / ugly thing at a time. This blog documents our remodel projects and ideas.
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8.30.2011

Paint Chip Business Cards {DIY}

Since I am venturing out into the world with items for sale, I probably need business cards. And since I am a DIYer, I wanted to try my hand at making my own business card. So I started brain storming ideas and landed on paint chips - they are colorful and a good representation of my business. Plus I have a ton of them laying around the house, and I can always make a trip to the store to get a few more if need be.

To make my business cards, I used Valspar 6-color chips. They are the perfect size. You will need paint chips, scrap paper, and a stapler - I forgot to mention that these are also note pads...yay for double duty items!

First, fold the smallest color over to make a flap. Then put about 8 pieces of paper under the flap:

Staple:

Finally, just fold over the rest of the paint chip and tuck it under the little flap:


So easy, so fast, and so FREE!!! But you are probably saying to yourself "those don't have any info on them..." I know, that is the second part of the project - stamping the cards. And since I am a DIYer, I wanted to try my hand at making my own stamp too. Which I succeeded at. So details on a DIY stamp is coming your way.

Any business card makers out there? Or have you seen any unique ideas that you care to share?

And these are the business cards that I am using at the moment. They were inspired by EcoFest since it is all about the environment and being "green". I bet the business card design will change as my business develops...but I probably will always have the little paint chip note pads around since they are cute, and people love free items.

14 comments:

LORI said...

Love these!!! I wanna make some to put in my kitchen for scrap paper...all matchy to my color scheme...LOVE

Can't wait to see the stamp ;)

Sarah said...

Oooh, so cute! Great idea for repurposing.

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I visited so many blogs but I noticed in your blog that, your work is always so gorgeous and you have a wonderful eye catching details and putting small elements together to make a spectacular creation.

Fatima said...

Such cute idea, many times it happens that i need to have something to notice on, for urgent numbers or drafting addresses.

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Humberto Decius said...

Cool idea! Not only you found use for spare items lying around, you'd also made something that's practical to have as well. But I do think it needs more work to show your branding, which is exactly what people are going to expect from you, or your items and/or services. Some people have completely no idea how to go through this, so they make shoddy cards that do not convey their branding effectively. I think consulting with a design studio on the logo that you wish to represent you and your businesses is quite useful for something like this.


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