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A Tiny Bookmark Business Card

February 10, 2014

One of the things about Alt Summit is the business cards. You don’t really want to mess around here – everyone brings their A game.

As someone with zero artistic talent, this was fairly stressful for me. The last time I’d had business cards made was when I went to New York City for BEA a couple of years ago, and let me tell you – those were nothing to write home about.

But then I hit on the idea to make tiny bookmarks with a book list on the back.

Okay, I could do that.

I teamed up with Tiny Prints to have them done and one of the services they offer is a designer who will work with you. Yes! The angels sang when I saw that option.

The designer I worked with came up with a couple of variations and I picked the one I liked best and then we sent it back and forth, making tiny changes until I was 100% happy with it.

I was beyond happy with the final product and got a lot of nice comments on them from everyone at Alt (and I loved that they so perfectly represented one of my favorite things in the world).

Kayla helped me come up with the pithy descriptions for the books on the back

Then, once they arrived, I bought a tiny hole punch and some ribbon and went about making them into bookmarks. I did most of them at Alt, and Merrick and Leanne very kindly helped me assemble lots of them in the backseat of the car as we were driving to and from the Collectively dinner on Wednesday night.

I was really happy with the final product – the cards had a nice heft (but not so thick I couldn’t punch through them), and they had a subtle texture that was really gorgeous.

I ordered 200 of them, and I still have almost 100 of them left. Last week, I went to a TriFABB event (a Triangle-area bloggers group) and I was delighted to have plenty to pass around.

And if I meet you in person, I will be certain to push one on you. Pretend you haven’t seen them.

Big thanks to Tiny Prints for printing my cards free of charge!

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22 Comments

  • Reply Elaine February 10, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    So perfect!

  • Reply smalldog February 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    What a great idea, love how they turned out!

  • Reply Meg {Boo Boos & Briefcases} February 10, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Those are really cute!

  • Reply Rachel February 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I love them!

  • Reply Rachel February 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I love them!

  • Reply Rachel February 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I love them!

  • Reply RA February 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    So cute, informational, and functional! Love it. I also appreciate how simple they are; if I received a business card with stickers falling out of it, I don't even know how I would process that.

  • Reply Shabby, Chic, & Cheap February 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    What a unique idea! I think they came out great and I love the ribbon as a personal touch!

    Stopping by from Funday Monday!

    Marissa
    http://www.shabbychicandcheap.com

  • Reply Jennifer Whitcomb February 10, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    a tiny little card that packs a big punch… Oh! Like YOU: a tiny person who makes a BIG impact. 🙂
    xoxo

  • Reply Allie @ Everyday Adventures February 10, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Cute idea! The book list on the back is great!

  • Reply Sanja T February 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    This is perfect! Amazing idea and very fitting for you.

  • Reply Paige Flamm February 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Super cute cards Janssen! You're going to have to keep me up-to-date on all these blogging outings 😉

  • Reply Bookmark Dragon February 10, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Super cute! I love the idea of turning business cards into bookmarks.

  • Reply Nina B February 10, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I LOVE the idea of bookmarks as biz cards. So cute. http://www.wearflowersinyourhair.com

  • Reply Ash February 10, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    These are awesome and stylish, just like you 🙂

  • Reply Anna @ IHOD February 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    These are GORGEOUS! Love the type and how they double as bookmarks. Brilliant:)

  • Reply Lisa {MoneyHipMamas.com} February 10, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    These are completely amazing! What a perfect idea!!

  • Reply Feisty Harriet February 10, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Oh these are just lovley! Swoon!

    xox

  • Reply Ashley February 11, 2014 at 3:21 am

    I have mine!! Such a great business card.

  • Reply Mama Bub February 11, 2014 at 3:49 am

    These are so perfect for you!

  • Reply Laura February 11, 2014 at 4:17 am

    Loved these business cards that you passed out at the TriFABB meeting! They are so unique and definitely stand out as far as business cards go. Fun to meet you, Janssen!

  • Reply kimmie February 12, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    These are seriously too cute and perfect for you and your blog. Love them!

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