I promised to keep you in the loop in re: to me preparing for the Christimas show, so here’s something I’ve been working on. I needed a brochure and biz card, so I put on my thinking cap and came up with something unique for the card.
Always on the verge of creating something not done before, I decided just a plain ‘ol card was.. well, plain. I wanted 3D eclectic something or other, that more resembled my style of decorating. So, I created ‘the eclectic handmade label card.’ (scrapbookers will probably groan.. I don’t scrapbook and never have but maybe I should!)
I love the quaint look of labels. Isn’t the round one the cutest? The card consists of 2 real labels and the last being a printout on stock. The round one has my phone and email, the 2nd the blog address …
… and the 3rd, the main logo. I stuck on a white hole reinforcer for strength and for the pop of brightness to tie in with the other whites. This is a prototype so it’s roughly cut as you can see.
On the back of the main card, I created another funky label with my full name and mailing address.
I’m one to like clean cards and all too many times I see them bombarded with soooo much info. These tags were simply a fun way to get all the info in but in a unique fashion.
When I get to the point of handing out a bazillion of these things (like tomorrow even… yeah), I’ll do something more time efficient no doubt!
For the brochure, I like working in CorelDraw. It’s a vector based drawing program I use for my vehicle graphics. (I have another life, maybe I ought to tell you about that some time if you’re interested…)
Here’s a closer screenshot of part of the brochure. Look! My dresser made it into print! 🙂
As cute as the colour brochure turned out, when I printed it out from the black laser printer, it turned out alright. I’ll probably just go with this version for the show as the other attendies are in a black and white brochure as well. I’m going to display the brochures in the clipboard as you see here and create a stand of sorts (out of rusty pencil rod steel… thanks Dan!) They’ll be handed out to the other participants in the show to get the word out.
I’m so glad that’s over! I want to go play with paint and tools again. 🙂
(in case you were curious, Funky JunQUE is the client blog I’ve been feeding for an online portfolio. I can’t imagine they’d want to know about our link parties and such..) Check it out and let me know what you think if you wish!
So here we go! Rules are simple and same ‘ol:
1. Please link up to your post, not your home page address. How-to HERE.
2. Please link back to this party from your post others can join in the fun!
Party runs till Sunday 11pm. Happy weekend inspiration to all!
20 thoughts on “Saturday Nite Special brings you… anything goes!”
I love your business cards made with tags. So much more character than a plain, white card. I’m working on making napkin rings with the same type of tags.
Donna, the thought and time and creativity that you put into the everyday item is what sets you apart. These business cards (although they are so much more than that) obviously took a lot of time to design and create, and it shows that you really have something “special” to offer. I also find your other “client” geared site to be very impressive. I wish you all the luck in the world. I think the statement that you are making is one of individuality, creativity, professionalism, and competence.
Great business cards-so unique! Good luck with your show. And thanks for hosting this fun party. I just joined in for the first time.
I love your blog, I love your new and uniques cards and I love this cool idea for a party! Thanks for hostessing, Cindy
I love the business card idea. I recently did a craft show and bought the rectangle tags with the reinforced hole and string attached to use for my business card, but everything didn’t fit. So your idea takes that to the next level and is just too darn cool.
I love the business cards and brochure you created. They’re unique and fun and I think they show off how creative you really are! Love them! Thanks for hosting the party. Have a good weekend…
pk @ Room Remix
I love your business cards ~ they are out of the ordinary and very unique. Well done Donna ~ very well done!
Donna, you have the creativity of about 10 people. I love the biz card idea. I don’t know why, but I love those little round tags! Smile!
Oh my goodness, thank you so so much for featuring my magnets as your hot find today!!!! You are such a sweetie!! I just love participating in Sat. Nite special and was so unhappy when I wasn’t able to link up last week-end. Thank you for all your work setting up this linky party every week-end!
Thank-you so much for your input! I was humming and hawing about the whole thing and you’ve helped put my mind at ease once again. You gals are just the BEST.
What a surprise to wake up to so many fun entries to browse through! Time to make some coffee and go play. 🙂
Love the business cards. Very unique and memorable! I linked up for your Saturday Nite Special…my first linky party ever!!!!
Love the buz cards! Good grief how many will you make?? You’ll need a team of elvs to help you!
Beautiful cards! I love the key tags – I use these all the time. Great application. Thanks for hosting the party. I love scrolling through all of the great ideas.
Very creative and different! I like it and I’ll bet people remember you because of it.
My friends all think that since I am the visual creative type that I would be a scrapbooker too, but I have never made one either. I just love your unique take on the business card and it fits so well with your style. I LOVE it when I see great design. Thanks for the inspiration.
I can’t wait until after my move when I can play along! And I LOVE the business cards!!!
Thank you, Donna for the sweet comments! One of these days, I’m gonna join your parties. Looks like ya’ll are having fun over here. And congrats on your new business site. I wish you all the best.
I’m ridiculously late, but I *did* show up! Girl, those biz cards are fabulous…ya know, I was blowdrying my hair today thinking “how much would a plane ticket cost so I could go to Donna’s open house???” I wish I could swing it. I’m so goshdarn proud of you for going for it! Can’t wait to see pictures and hear how everyone ooooed and awwwwed at your creativity and style :O)
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These key tags designs are so nice. So good looking. Thanks for sharing.
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