Business cards can get pricy quick! You need a designer and then you have to print those suckers! If you have a creative business, why not just make them yourself? I’ve made a few different kinds over the years out of things like cereal boxes, coffee sleeves, paint hips, and even candy! For big events, I sometimes bite the bullet and get business cards printed, these are my current cards. You can spruce up printed cards too! But, if you’re going down the DIY business card road, here are 22 awesome ideas…
6. Boxes and shipping labels
9. Stamped manila shipping tags
10. NYC metro card
11. Playing Card
12. Personalized stamp to stamp anything
14. State cut outs
15. Coffee sleeves
18. Masking tape embellishment
19. Note pad business cards
22. Gilded edges
Have you ever made your own business cards? What method did you use…
Comments & Reviews
Carlos Egan says
I printed the opposite side with a comment “I have a pet at home that needs attention please take care of them.” and added my business name to the bottom of this side. The card goes in their wallet in case they have an accident so authorities will take care of their pet. I’ve gotten calls months later from customers who said seeing that card reminded them to call me.
Haeley @ Design Improvised says
Thanks so for including my Design Improvised cards Jamie! 🙂
Jamie Dorobek says
Ally & Woozle says
Nice post and very inspiring… I never made mine because I had this great opportunity to made some throught moo.com ( i won a giveaway )^_^ Relly like those with spoons
The CraftStar says
those are some great ideas….and saving money is always a plus. :0)
So many great ideas I am going to have to have a collection!
Sandy Ang says
Such creative ideas for calling cards. Will have to put on my thinking cap and revamp mine.
That's fantastic, I never actually thought about making my own card. I now have a bunch of ideas!
Thanks for sharing this. I love that playing card one, would be perfect for my brother, who is a professional card dealer.
Love it and love you for finding the most unique things! Also love you for voting for my photo at I Heart Faces. 😉
I hand make a lot of things for my business, actually… my DVD covers for one thing. I'll have to show them off on the blog sometime and link to you!
all totally fabulous ideas!! Perfectly creative 🙂
A Jennuine Life says
I wanted my business cards to be bookmarks so hopefully people would hang onto them. http://www.ajennuinelife.blogspot.com/2010/10/jennuinedesign.html. Free to me since my BIL made them, but anyone could order from http://www.promodeli.com.
ohhh, awesome, I have to say #1,3,and 8 are my favorites. Great ideas, really love it.
Thanks for the inspiration!!
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