Wednesday, May 8, 2013

25 DIY Business Card Ideas Just For You

It's Wednesday, so by now you've probably had enough time to get completely overwhelmed by work stuff and entirely forget about the challenge for this week.  (Or at least had enough time to come up with a creative excuse as to why you don't need to participate)  Or maybe that's just me…

I have been putting off making business cards for The Art Abyss for weeks now.  I know I need to, I keep kicking myself every time I talk to someone and don't have one to give them, but I still haven't done it yet.  Then the challenge went up this Monday and I thought "Oh right, I should totally do that." and then I thought "I'll go eat a sandwich."  So here I sit, sandwich in hand, but with no business cards.

Sound familiar?

I decided what I needed to kick start my butt into gear was some good old fashion inspiration.  (ahem… inspiration for the cash challenged but crafty entrepreneur that is…)

On that note, here is my round up of some of the best DIY business cards I saw during my search.  Most of these only take a bit of paper, maybe a printer, and some imagination.  Stay creative my friends.

(For more info on how all these awesome cards are actually created, check out the links to the blogs underneath each image)


http://www.ohhellofriendblog.com/2012/02/my-alt-summit-business-cards.html
Colored Paper + Mailing Label Stickers + A Stamp + Kick Ass Paperclip

(RANDOM SIDE NOTE: You can pick up a custom stamp kit at most office/craft supply stores)

http://blog.heylook.fi/2011/08/about-business-card-crafting.html
Small Brown Paper Envelopes + Stamp + Ink Pad + Twine + Confetti


http://grafischeslabor.blogspot.com/2012/08/diy-business-cards.html
Old Black & White Photos + A Stamp

http://www.behance.net/gallery/IS-Creative-Studio-business-cards-2nd-edition/3426031
Plain Jane Business Cards + Colored Spray Paint

http://www.rabbitandtheduck.blogspot.com
Paper + Printer + Sewing Machine

http://birdtrouble.blogspot.com/2011/11/diy-business-cards-from-vintage.html
Old Beer Coaster + Ink Pen + Hand Drawn Doodles

http://simplyjanelledesigns.com/big-news-and-diy-business-cards-out-of-paper-bags/
Old Paper Grocery Bags + Printer


http://culturedblog.com/blake/diy-dip-dyed-business-cards
Stamp + Black Ink

http://www.cardonizer.com/business_cards/rene_andritsch
Old Poster + Stamp

http://ricedesignblog.com/2013/04/04/diy-business-cards/
Shipping Tags + Stamp


http://littleredchair.blogspot.com/2012/04/diy-business-cards.html
Brown Paper + Stamp + Scraps of Lace + Mini Clothes Pins



Scraps Of Paper + Rubber Stamp

http://www.flickr.com/photos/magda-maciek/4143190609/
Old Film + White Paint Pen

http://guy-field.com/index.php?/design/business-cards/
Card Stock + Brush + Ink

http://design-milk.com/business-cards-by-matheus-dacosta/
Hand Painted Paper + Printer

http://www.tothepowerofeight.com/doodle-jam-the-first/ttpo8-business-cards-doodle-jam-5/
Scraps Of Paper + Glue + Printer

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSecretChicken
Printed Business Card + Dictionary Page + Glue

http://cardgala.com/gallery/elena-baka/
Cardboard + Thread + Clear Printed Stickers

http://www.commarts.com/exhibit/agrie-paint-services.html
Plain Jane Card + Tape + Paint

http://www.behance.net/gallery/MYLENE-POISSON-SOMMELIERE/5106257
Plain Jane Card + Bottle Of Wine + Wine Glass

http://www.mintdesignblog.com/2010/01/mints-new-business-cards/
Paper + Patterned Tape + String

http://creativitea.org/inspiration/graphic-design/clement-de-bruin-bittersuite-hand-drawn-business-cards/
Pen + Ink + Paper + (A lot of time on your hands)

http://kojo-designs.com/2012/04/kojo-tutorial-fabric-backed-business-cards/
Plane Jane Card + Iron-on Adhesive + Fabric

http://www.soshayblog.com/2012/10/diy-business-cards.html
Shiny Paper + Hole Punch + Printed Paper + Clear Plastic Bags + Fun Tape

http://amberzondotcom.blogspot.com/2013/03/business-card-diy-featuring-jess-from.html
Old Record Album Covers + A Stamp + A Sharpie Marker


8 comments:

  1. Very useful article. Thanks.

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  2. wow thanks now i have to go and get the dang things made. :)

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  3. Paper, printer and imagination – it’s hard to believe that’s all you needed to make beautiful business cards as striking as those. How are you going on your business card-making venture? I hope you’re doing great. Hats off to the creativity of those card makers! Master Copy Printing

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