diy {mini-print & fabric business cards}

I think about 4 years have past since I ordered business cards. It has been about that long since I actually gave one to someone. I really don’t go anywhere that would constitute a need for business cards. Really…I rarely leave my house. However, I thought it might be a good idea to have a few on hand when I went to Hope Spoken and Beautiful Art of Balance. If I had done a good job planning ahead I might have been able to convince my sister to help me design something. I was last minute though. Chris was out of the country at the time and I needed something that didn’t involve leaving my house with all the kids. Business cards are not worth taking 5 kids to the print shop to me.

In deciding what to do for business cards I had a dilemma….what type of card do I make? I have SnapShops, then my blog, then instagram….I couldn’t figure out what logo to use. So, I went for pictures instead.

I ordered mini-prints from Printstagram (the size of business cards) and I bought a custom stamp on etsy.

Add some scrap fabric and washi tape and I had some simple business cards.
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I picked images that I felt communicated who I was without actually featuring the faces of my kids.4.14businesscards-3

Then I stamped the backside of fabric. The original idea was to stamp the back of the pictures, but the paper was too glossy. Then I tried stamping the front side of the fabric, but you couldn’t read the words very well. The back side of fabric won.4.14businesscards-44.14businesscards-74.14businesscards-6

I actually made these sitting on a gym floor during my youngest daughter’s gymnastics class. Easy peasy. Good thing I took the time to make them because I handed out a total of ZERO cards at either event. I’m thinking now I’ll pull all that fabric off the back and turn them into Memory cards for the kids!

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  • susie - I should make memory cards too!

  • christina larsen - That is such a cute idea. I’m sorry you didn’t hand any out, but I think they are precious!

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Those are so cute! Hey, you can mail me one if it would make you feel better 🙂

  • k a t y - They are adorable, even if you didn’t hand any out. 🙂 I’m in the process of madly stamping some of my own for a conference I’m teaching at next week. A memory game is a perfect save!

  • Carrie - Your photos always make me smile. I needed a smile this morning 🙂

  • Reem - these are beautiful!! 🙂 I love the idea of not showing their faces (I try to not do that on my blog), and I like how you focused on just you, it’s tricky doing that with photography, isn’t it?! but you found some beautiful snippets!

  • Tiffany - Ashley. These are precious, I would have gladly accepted one!:) Your creativity is inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us this weekend. You are full of grace and wisdom, such a blessing to those around you. Thank you!

  • Laura Sudderth - These are the most amazing, beautiful and creative business cards I have ever seen. The best part, they really do represent you.

  • kimberly oyler - feel free to mail me one. actually please mail me one.

  • Diana - Those are ridiculously adorable!

  • Lisa - Super cute! I would have snatched one up in a heartbeat—I love all of your photos and the stamped fabric is ingenious–unique and creative.

  • kim - I love it. I’m using this idea – thanks!

  • Sara - I love your creativity and how they turned out. Maybe everyone there was already following your blog, and didn’t need one. 🙂 However, I would have wanted one just for my idea board.

  • Christy - You are so darn creative! It just comes so organic and easy for you. Love these. ??

  • Lindsey - I love them, such a sweet idea! I am off to order a custom stamp and can’t wait for it to arrive and get creative! Maybe I will order a stamp for my son too and he can make some cards using instagram pictures of him to give as little gift cards or put on gifts he makes! I love the stamping on the back of the fabric, so clever!

  • ellen patton - You are so creative. 🙂

  • Shannon - These are totally adorable!

  • Carrie Rowe - These are so cute!!!!

  • Fred Paccana - This is some amazing crafting!