DIY Matchbook Business Cards
All last weekend, I was at Snap the blog conference exchanging business cards with so many creative women, it was such an incredible weekend and I really learned so much. I’ll be sharing so much more about the conference tomorrow.
I realized that I haven’t shared my business cards here yet. My business cards are little matchbooks with a mint inside. The inspiration for my cards came from my sweet friend Cindy of Skip To My Lou. She too also has matchbook business cards, only her cards have something different inside.
I love the idea of little matchboxes and matchbooks for cards, because you can add a little something inside.
We had these cards first printed back at the beginning of 2011. A lot has changed since then, like my hair! 🙂
We used Overnight Prints to print these cards. Each card is basically a postcard printed on the front and back and also doubled up (similar to how we print our postcard Christmas cards).
If you cut the 4×6 postcard directly in half (the long way), and fold it just right, you end up with two matchbook business cards.
On the inside of each card, there’s a picture of me, and it reads: “we were ‘mint’ to meet” – Kind of cheesy, but everyone needs a little mint in their pocket, right?
If you can get the design right, it will make it easy for you to see where to score each card. I used the Martha Stewart scoring board to make two creases on each card. Then you can fold at each crease, and then cut it in the center, making two matchbook cards.
The tricky thing with the design is figuring out how it will look all folded up. On the backside, some of the sections will need to be upside down so that when you fold it, it will be right side up.
I really love these cards, and it’s a good thing, because we ordered way too many of them, if you consider that each card ordered is actually 2 cards once assembled. yikes! I might be an old lady still handing out the same business cards.
Here’s a look at some of the darling cards I came home with after the conference. Some of them are just so sweet, but what would you expect from a bunch of creative bloggers?
Do you have a business card you love? Or maybe a “mommy card” as some call it. You’d be surprised at how nice they are to have.