Monday, July 21, 2014

"B" is for Business Cards

DIY stamped wood business cards

I recently had the privilege of attending and teaching at the Haven Conference and you can't go to an event with 300 bloggers, sponsors and vendors without business cards.

Wanting something that was unique and reflected my blog I created these stamped wood business cards:

A great project that uses up all those little wood scraps.

I purchased stamps with my logo and information then applied the stamp onto the painted sections of the wood.

On the front of the cards is my blog name, my name and contact information.  
And on the back is my social media handle.

How to make stamped wood business cards:

Step 1: Cut plywood into 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles.  I used all scrap pieces - some 1/4" and some 3 3/32" basswood.  And I used my Rockwell Bladerunner to make the cuts.

Step 2: Paint a stripe across the front and back, wide enough for your stamp.

Step 3: Stamp your information onto the painted portion.
(My stamps are from Vistaprint.)

Step 4: Let the ink dry then spray with clear gloss poly to protect the ink and enhance the wood tone.

Step 5: Drill a hole near one end and insert jute string.

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal

The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


Cheryl Bowman said...

Thank you a very unique business card !

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a fabulous business card! I'm sorry I did not meet you at Haven this year!

Cristina Garay said...

Love them, so unique!

Lisa Thompson said...

Some might say that the era for business card is dead, as social networking for professionals rendered them outdated. Well, I guess that’s wrong, as there are certain events where you’ll come face-to-face with prospective clients, and you shouldn’t come empty-handed when they ask for your company details. Anyway, your business card is superb, and certainly not the type of business card that will just fall out of trend. I’m sure you left an excellent impression with the people you handed them out to.

Lisa Thompson @ Controlled Color, Inc.