hello diy / encouragement business cards:

August 27, 2012



I created this post for the Alt Summit blog. In case you missed it, I am posting it here at the blog. You guys know I like business cards ;) So here's a very simple business card DIY for you!



SUPPLIES:

- 1" round punch
- Pre-cut business cards
- 1 sheet of label/sticker paper
- Information stamp (I got mine from vistaprint - they have some free stamp designs
available or you can pay $2-$3 or something to upload your own design!)
- Scratch-off stickers (I got mine at ebay
 
 
Stamp your cards with your information. Note: You don't have to use a rubber stamp or purchase pre-cut business cards, I just did to save time. You can buy plain paper & cut it to the size you want, print directly onto the cards, whatever you prefer!


For this part, you'll need some kind of drawing software to create your circles. Some free versions out there are inkscape or you can try using Aviary - I made 1" yellow circles and typed out encouraging phrases. If you don't mind the same phrases as mine, it can be downloaded here :) I included a couple different colored circles too. Just fill in your own coupon phrases in the blank area.


You could also do fortunes or even coupons if you have a shop. One you have them made, print them out on the white label paper. Cut them out with your punch.



Since they were printed on the white label/sticker paper, they are really easy to just stick onto the card. You don't have to mess with glue or anything.



Then take the scratch-off stickers and place them directly over your round stickers.



and you're done! You can also hand write a little note with arrow saying "scratch" so people know or just tell them as you hand them out.





I think these would be fun and memorable because they involve some effort on the receivers part to see the secret message underneath. Once their fortune or coupon or whatever message is revealed, they may hold on to it and always remember your information!

53 hello's:

  1. these are super cute! and you're right, I feel like people would remember them because they took some effort and they're different. good idea :)

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  2. Awesome idea! I think I might have to do something like this for the back of my business cards. I did a similar scratch off on my mini Moo cards that I put into every order. I also gave them away at a trade show and to a jewelry class event. Because you can have 100 different backs and one front, I went with one picture and then about 5 different offers from free shipping and 10% off to a few with 30% and even 50%! You can see my packaging idea here: http://artbeadscene.blogspot.com/2012/06/packing-surprises.html
    Thanks for always posting such inspiring ideas!
    Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Aug. 27, 2012. Thanks again.

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  4. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Aug. 27, 2012. Thanks again.

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  5. I had no idea scratch-off stickers existed.. what a fun idea!

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  6. these are lovely! It's so nice to get a business card that's out of the box!

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  7. That's so awesome! I had no idea you were Alt's blogger. So cool!

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  8. Love this idea! You have such a lovely style and such simple positive messages. Love the magnets I've gotten from you at the Unique L.A. Fair.

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  9. Simple and beautiful! LOVE!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  10. This is a darling idea! I'm just curious why you didn't use the colored circular labels from Paper Source instead of having to punch out labels.

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  11. I love this! I've been thinking about making business cards for my blog, and this has totally inspired me. Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. This is the coolest business card tutorial ever. So awesome, I will have to try it too.

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  13. This is such a super cool idea! This is perfect for a giveaway at craft shows, etc. Thanks so much for sharing, I will totally give this a try! :)

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  14. Love the cards. Those little gold-handled scissors are too precious. And how dangerous is Paper Source? I am not allowed to go in there alone...

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  15. I really need to do something like this!


    http://www.etsy.com/shop/prettylittletitch

    http://prettylittletitch.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. What a great idea! I love this!

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  17. great! never knew about the scratch stickers!

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  18. Genius! How do you think of this stuff :) Squirreling this idea away for Valentine's cards. Thank you!

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  19. Hi Danni,

    Where did you ordered those plain kraft cards?

    Kim

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  20. As always brilliant ideas from Danni :-)

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  21. This is such an awesome idea!

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  22. Love these business cards! So sweet & creative!! :)

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  23. That is a very Good idea for biz card. Love those scratch off stickers last Xmas. What I did was create a mini album 1 each to my mom & dad, inside I have many little love notes and lots of motivation messages (from The Secret book) to them and also lots of coupons bought off Groupon and other deal sites, and some of the coupons that I have created myself ie valid for 1 Free hugs, valid for Free kiss, etc. I have used scratch off stickers to hide the "free" message. My parents just love it and have lots of fun. It now sits in their living room re-read it from time to time. Cheers

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  24. you are sooo creative danni! love this idea!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  25. These are so lovely! Love these business cards!

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  26. i love these!!

    question- is that button supposed to say "it is what it is"? sorry, it's the proofreader in me to ask! :)

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  27. This is such a neat idea! I saw this a while back on TwinkieChan's blog, and never got around to doing it. Love it!

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  28. These are so cute!Thanks for sharing the post!Love the great idea!

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  29. That's definitely a business card I'd love to get! So cute :)

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  30. Ahh!!! This is too cute!!! What a lovely idea :-)

    -Bambs
    thinkandinkstudio.com

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  31. just genius! i love this!!!

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  32. this is so adorable! love this idea thx for sharing ;)

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  33. This is a great idea - I love it!!

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Brilliant! I just love it!

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  35. Thank you for the DIY inspiration - I love discovering things like scratch-off stickers, and new programs like Dropbox - thank you!

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  36. This is is such a fun idea! Great blog!

    Sophia
    http://justtheeverydays.blogspot.com

    xo

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  37. Captivating design for business cards, the holder make it more adorable....

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  38. Captivating design for business cards, the holder make it more adorable....

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  39. I love this idea! I was just trying to think of a way to create "tracking coupon cards" for the different craft shows I'm going to do. This would be GREAT! I can do this for each show and create a special promo code in my etsy shop to track what shows do the best! This makes me happy :) Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  40. Thank you for sharing this brilliant idea! You're a genius! I never thought scratch stickers are available in the market. Again, thank you for sharing! :)

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  41. This idea is great. The possibilites are endless! Thanks

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  42. Hello! Thank you so much for such a lovely idea. I'm thinking about starting up a tiny business to get away from the day job, and little things like this make such a big difference. Thanks again, you're a star! xx

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  43. Love this idea! it's so cute too! thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. I just made this cards . It's very cute!. The lines are super wonky, too. But I like it just the same! Maybe my second one will turn out better :)

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  45. Great idea. It will help me so much in designing my plastic business cards. I really appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Great idea! Any ideas where I can buy a customized stamp like that?

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  47. I love this idea. This is really brilliant. So cute! Thanks for sharing.
    ShopAtOliviasDollCloset.com

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  48. you are sooo creative danni! love this idea!

    plastic business cards

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  49. Excellent idea and easy to make! These original business cards are incredible nice!

    Original Abstract Art

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