Monday, April 14, 2008
Business Cards that Get a Re-Re-Action
Proud to be a "cheap skate".
Here at the sweatshop we try to re-use everything. Like any good sweatshop, we're cheapskates. So we collect decorative box board from food packaging, cut it into hand stamped business cards. This type of practice sends a clear message: we're creative and eco friendly.
See the beauty of trash.
Tissue boxes, six pack beer carriers, and chocolate boxes are my favorites. The content can be funky, light hearted or elegant which results in interesting business cards. Recipients try to figure out the orgin and will remember these unique handmade pieces.
Here's how we do it.
1. Design and order a rubber stamp slightly smaller than the standard 2 x 3.5 in business card.
2. Cut a bunch of box board into 2 x 3.5 in sized cards. A paper cutter (10-15 sheet capacity) is handy. A box cutter and straight edge also works.
3. With an ink pad stamp the clean side with your cut cards.
Share your creation with the world, promote yourself, and make things last a little longer.