As I stated in my previous post about networking, I have been to quite a few events lately that have required me to get more comfortable with passing around my business card. It is a really hard thing to warm up to, but one of the most important things you can do. Today, with a little help from Maggy London, I get to teach you how to make your own business cards.
Photos by Adria Lea Photography
When Maggy London first approached me about choosing something from their collection I was so thrilled. Their clothes are so beautiful and PERFECT for any occasion. I was immediately drawn to this one with its bright colors and unique design. Maggy London has been around for a little over 35 years and are well-known for their amazing dresses. You can find their collection of unique pieces at Nordstrom, Dillards, Belk, Macy’s, etc. I had a fun blogging event this past weekend and brightened up the crowd with this amazing dress.
While we were all sitting down, we kind of started looking around (in awkward silence).. and I don’t know what came over me, but I gave a stack of business cards to the girl next to me and asked that she pass it around the table!! I never do anything like that, but then I had all these girls come up to me five minutes later and ask me where in the world I got these business cards. It was such an amazing silence breaker and I ended up talking to these girls for hours! They couldn’t believe I got 2,500 of these for only $90!! My photographer, owner of Adria Lea Photography, designed them for me and she can also design yours if you do not have the time! For email inquiries, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org! She knows I am doing this post and is more than happy to help you create the perfect card!
How to Make Your Own Business Cards:
Where to Buy: Go to www.clubcardprinting.com. Make sure to check online for any promo codes before you check out!
Second Step: At the top you will see a tab called ‘Products’. Click on that and then you will see a drop down menu of ALL the different cards they offer. Mine are just the 16PT coated cards at the very top, but they have TONS to choose from. If you are unsure what one may look like, Google it!
Third Step: After choosing the card you want, view all the options on the right of the screen. This is where I changed mine to a square cards, 2″. There are a lot of options so make sure you think about what you really want. These big square cards are unique, but won’t fit in anyone’s wallets or business card cases!
Fourth Step: Play around with all the different options until you are ready to buy, and then after you buy you get to upload your photo and design the back of the card. Adria designed mine on Photoshop, but you could also use what they have at ClubCard Printing or try Picmonkey. They will have easy drag and drop options for you.
* You can make this as expensive or as inexpensive as you want. They offer thick cards and thin cards, cards with gold pressed foil, circle or squares. Luckily, they will email you a PDF proof of the card before you are finished so that you can make changes until you are 100% satisfied.*
*This stuff TAKES TONS OF TIME! I recommend reaching out to the person who designed my cards, Adria Lea at email@example.com! You can just tell her exactly what you want and she will find the best option for you at the best rate! Mine look so AMAZING!!*
Wedges: Sold out (love these HERE)
Lipstick: Nars, Raquel