remember a couple of weeks ago i had the good fortune to attend the cream event? at the very last minute, a thought occurred to me: maybe i should bring some calling cards with me. you know, with my name, blog name, and other such useful information...just in case. of course, i had this thought the day of the event. (so typical!) lacking any time to get professionally made and printed calling cards, i decided to just make my own...at home. i proceeded to head to paper source (my absolute favorite store for anything stationery related) to purchase card stock and other fun supplies.
when i create any type of stationery, i love really thick card stock (think book cover thick). however, because my home printer would choke on a piece of paper that thick, i had to devise a work around. here's how it all went down:
- purchased cover weight paper in the color, slate, from paper source.
- cut down paper to 2 x 3". (note: typical business cards are 2 x 3.5", but i love a smaller, atypical shaped business card. it's whimsical and unexpected.)
- took two pieces of the 2 x 3" paper and glued them together to make the paper even thicker (told you, i like my paper to have some weight. same goes for any type of invitation.)
- i also really love when business cards and invitations have painted edges. to replicate this look, i took a red marker and lined the edges of the 2 x 3" card. voila! painted edges.
one day, i will get these cards professionally made. i'm thinking letterpressed would be so, so pretty. for now, these do the trick and cost me a total of $10 for 50 (not including my time, of course).
do you have calling cards for your blog? are you in the habit of telling people you have a blog?