Cards that mean business

Blogger Business Cards

Prior to the UK Blog Awards 2015 back in April(where I won Highly Commended Arts & Culture Blog – wooo!), I was contacted by the guys at Stress Free Print about getting some business cards printed. As sponsors of the awards, they handled everything printed from the programmes to certificates and the blogger business cards.

Looking at their website I discovered that they had 2 options for business cards – flatΒ or folded. Usually the folded cards are used as appointment cards (think dentists, hairdressers etc) but as a creative I thought I could try to do something a bit different and fun. Being a Graphic Designer you’d think it would be easy for me to design my business cards but I’m so picky and indecisive – it was a nightmare!

The SFP process is really easy (some might even say stress free – haha!); you just design your artwork to the size guide that Stress Free Print provide, upload it to the website and choose from the options: colour/black & white, stock, finish (matt/gloss/lamination). The guys keep it simple, so if you want all the frills e.g. foiling or gilt edge then SFP isn’t for you, but if you have a great design then you don’t need to tart it up! A brilliant benefit to using SFP is that they offer an artwork check service so you’ll never waste your money printing a pixelated image or type that is too small to read.

I chose to have my social handles on the left hand side, with my name, intro and blog address on the right.

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Using my blog branding I chose to use the monochrome letterpress pattern on the outside of the business card and a mint green on the inside. Once I had received my cards (which come with a little message to let you know who packed them – so cute, thanks Jaz!) I got crafty. By cutting a triangle on one end I created a triangle/banner style shape which allowed the colour to pop through the monochrome. I’ll admit that it’s pretty time consuming and I didn’t manage to cut all 500 cards yet but it’s the personal touch.

Blogger Business Cards

I received some great feedback on my cards at the UK Blog Awards and they were definitely unique and stood out against everyone else’s 2D versions!

I bumped into the guys from Stress Free Print on the night too, which was lovely and we geeked out about business cards and print-y things, obvs! Overall a great experience with SFP – thanks for my cards!

What do you think to my cards? What are your business cards like? Do you think that business cards are becoming obsolete now that everything is online? I’d love to hear your thoughts so leave me a comment πŸ™‚

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– The guys atΒ Stress Free PrintΒ kindly gifted these business cards to me, but the design & opinions are 100% mine –

 

6 Comments

  1. sophieh99@live.co.uk' 19/08/2015 / 1:50 pm

    These look absolutely amazing! It was definitely worth the extra time to cut the triangle, they look so sleek and unique – also not sure your business card could really go without including a triangle!

    Sophie | http://www.dreamsandcolourschemes.com

    • 24/08/2015 / 8:30 pm

      Awww thanks Sophie – gad you like them! I haven’t cut ALL of the triangles so still have about 400 without ha It’s pretty time consuming… but I agree, my business card HAD to have a triangle somewhere πŸ˜‰ xx

  2. amyhodkin@hotmail.co.uk' 19/08/2015 / 2:05 pm

    So beautiful and different!! I really want to get some business cards print but I’m so indecisive too…

    • 24/08/2015 / 8:31 pm

      Thank you Amy – so lovely of you πŸ™‚ You should go for it! I totally understand the indecisiveness but it’s just one of those things you need to bite the bullet and do… Let me know if you need any help with decisions πŸ™‚ xx

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    Suzy Marie
    23/08/2015 / 5:31 pm

    These look absolutely brilliant and they totally capture who you are and what your brand is about. So cool!

    • 24/08/2015 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks Suzy πŸ˜€ Glad you like them! Hopefully I will still like them a couple of months down the line… ha πŸ™‚ xx

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