One of my favorite parts about blogging conferences is swapping business cards with my fellow attendees. Yes, bloggers have business cards, errr, blogger cards? Anyway, out of the stack I collected at Haven, there were some blogger business cards I just had to share with you!
I am always impressed at the level of creativity that goes into creating blogger business cards. It’s not just a tiny rectangle with a url and an email address. This is your 15-seconds-of-blogger-fame to make a big impact with everyone you meet.
Okay, that sounds a bit extreme. But it’s partly true; you want your card to stand out from the crowd, or to make its recipients feel a little something extra about you and your blog.
I am no blogger business card expert. In fact, I think mine could use a bit of a spruce up. And I’ve been very inspired by some of the cards I received at Haven. Here are a few in particular that caught my eye for their “extras”:
My new friend Michelle from Weekend Craft included cute little buttons with her card. I love that I can also proclaim myself to be a Weekend Crafter! Darla from Heartwork Organizing tied a cute little chalkboard label to her cards and wrote up a friendly “Hi” for everyone she met. I love that this message could be personalized, or could be a good way to track a special note you don’t want to lose. My girl Lauren from The Thinking Closet kept the same cards as last year, but spiced things up with the inclusion of diy-inspired temporary tattoos! How fun is that!? You can’t see the tattoo I received because I couldn’t wait to put it on! Here’s me stylin’ my ink at Haven:
Lauren shared all the details of how she created her temporary tattoos here.
By far, my favorite branding has to go to my friend Candace and her newly-launched blog, Rusted Roots. She created each of these specialty cards by hand using beadboard salvaged from an 1830s Greek Revival in North Carolina. I mean, how’s that for living your brand? Two thumbs way, way up! And I love that she included the story of the wood on the back of her cards; it feels that much more special to know where it came from.
In a sort of unexpected, yet utterly delightful category, the best-scented business card goes to Daune of Cottage in the Oaks. Her cards were sealed up in small kraft paper envelops stuffed with dried lavender and tied up with the prettiest string and a sweet message that reads “create daily.” I could smell this one all day!
This great assortment of cards really got me thinking about how I might spruce up my own. I could definitely improve them by adding photos of some of my favorite projects and spaces around my home, but I love the idea of taking things one step further with a special addition, or even a card that comes in an unexpected form. Hmm… my wheels are turning! Good thing I have another year until Haven 2015 to brainstorm!