I know! I can hardly believe it myself! These little beauties were
Don't you LOVE it when a project turns out better than you expected?!?!
Today I was on the hunt for free printable business cards (on pinterest, of course!) and couldn't find anything that was perfect...other than being free, that is. I decided to raid my craft stash drawer for inspiration. Recycling / upcycling is our way of life! Unfortunately...the stash pile racks up daily. Fortunately! I had quite a bit of nice things to choose from for this project.
It started out like this
I used the covers of the big books of card stock I am always buying for other projects (I KNEW THEY WOULD COME IN HANDY SOME DAY!) for the actual cards. I chose this particular pattern from my cricut cartridge splish splash. I used pieces of scrap papers / gift bags / greeting cards for the back layer for the cutout, I printed out my name and information on used copy paper and the twine was from some box or gift I received and had been saving...Prob for THIS!
I am SO proud of how they turned out! I promise NO one will have business cards like these...or yours!
A few tips you will need...
Go ahead and print out / cut out everything you need. This actually took the most time.
Spray adhesive works best but is the messiest. It isn't wet and dries beautifully! Because it is messy I suggest you do it outside (my office has bits of sticky stuff on everything). A very light coating will go a long way. Try to work with 5 cards at a time, have everything set out for it and spray all 5 items at once. Assemble as you complete each spraying.
Never let your Mr. Who see you in the middle of the project as you are telling him how stinkin' proud of yourself you are for coming up with your FREE business cards by using ALL recycled material you HAVE ON HAND. My Mr. Who smiled his cute little smile and said "You used the spray adhesive?" Well that wasn't recycled". REALLY? Now I HAVE to come up with a clever way of doing that too! Not that I will ever use it but just to prove him wrong! LOL!
Next best thing...I / you could use these for just about anything!
Love notes to your loved ones
the possibilities are endless!
Your Business cards don't have to be like everyone else's. It makes you and your business stand out. Hopefully the recipient of my business cards will use them as gift tags and pass along my information to another lucky soul.
Have a Lou~Who kind of day!