I thought business cards for the blog would be a great way to advertise and circulate these great, green ideas. I watched a segment on the Sunday Morning show that business cards should give people an idea of who you are. They said a good one costs at least $7 a card.
Seven dollars? Really? In this economy?
I can do better than that.
It was the owner of Green Alternatives, the little, green general store selling recycled art, canvas sandwich bags, and biodegradable trash bags that gave me the idea. She made business cards from recycled beer cases, stamping her company name and phone number on the cards. What a great idea!
I tried to find the most colorful boxes I could. My husband’s Sierra Nevada Pale Ale beer worked perfectly! Due to the correlated cardboard, they were a bit thick so Matt squished them down with the rolling-pin! I’ll try the flatter cardboard next time.
We bought a self making stamp for $20 at an office store. My man sat at the table with tweezers and glasses on the end of his nose, painstakingly putting the tiny letters together to make my name. This card defines exactly who I am and what the green blog is all about. It’s perfect for me. I’ll never run out as long as we have cardboard to recycle. I’ve already started giving them out!
Other thoughts, ideas, and homemade business cards!
Painted Business Cards (askirtaweek.com)
5 Uses for Cereal Boxes (michellesuelee.wordpress.com)
Let’s Get Down To Business (zucchinibread.wordpress.com)
Green products I’ve seen lately (alysegshc.wordpress.com)
Homemade business cards (www.craftmoto.com)
(Sewn) Homemade Business Cards (www.sewwoodsy.com)
Homemade is good for cookies and quilts….not brochures and business cards! (designermouse.wordpress.com)
The Business Card (davidcummings.org)
How to Design a Killer Business Card (shawngraham.me/index.php)