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Handmade Business Cards With PSA Essentials

During the week the kids and I spend most of our mornings at one of the three parks within walking distance of our house. We often “make friends” as my daughter likes to say with another little girl or boy and their mother. As the children play, us moms get to know one another. When asked what I do I usually say I’m a sahm because that is my job, the most important job I’ve ever had. Recently I’ve started sharing with others that I’m also a blogger. That’s a title I can call myself, right? I mean this blog has become a part of me and I dedicate so much time to it that I think it warrants a label in my introduction. The problem with this is that I get asked what my blog address is and am left scrambling through my car looking for a pen to write it down. After writing my blog url on a napkin recently I knew it was time to step it up a notch and have business cards ready to hand out in situations like this. I decided to make handmade blog business cards to give out when I’m asked about my blog. Here’s what I came up with…

I changed my mind three times while making these cards. This is nothing
like the design I originally came up with. I’m indecisive like that. ;)
But I love the way these came out, they’re simple and match the colors
of my blog layout. Of course I had to add a little bling to them. I mean who doesn’t love a little touch of sparkle?

I used a customized PSA Essentials stamp to make my business cards. PSA Essentials offers personalized self-inking stamps and peel & stick stamp designs. They carry a variety of designs to choose from for holidays, specially occasions, and even characters like Hello Kitty. You can use them to make handmade cards, paper crafts, or mailing envelopes. For more inspiration using PSA Essentials Stamps visit the PSA Stamp Camp blog.

What I like about the stamp is that it’s removable so I can use any PSA Essentials peel & stick pack for other crafting projects. For the center I used the Rosettas peel & stick pack with the black/pink combo ink to get the flower pink. What I also like about the stamp is that I can remove the outer ring and use the center stamp and vice versa. There are so many options and the alignment tool makes it easy to switch out the stamps.

To make my cards I used heavy cardstock in various colors, PSA Essentials “Fleur De Lis” stamp, the Rosettas peel & stick pack, Elmer’s X-TREME glue stick, and self-adhesive rhinestones from The Paper Studio. I cut out the design in three sizes using my Silhouette Cameo then glued them on top of each other with the Elmer’s glue stick. I’ve tried using other adhesives and feel that the X-TREME glue sticks works the best with heavy cardstock. I then stamped my blog address onto the light pink paper and once it dried applied the rhinestone to the flower center.

 I love my new handmade cards! I’m going to whip up more blog business cards tonight that way I can always be prepared when meeting someone new.
You can create your own customized stamp by visiting the PSA Essentials website to find a retailer in your area or order online.
Linking up to these parties, TCB, Home Stories A2Z
Disclosure: I received a customized stamp to review, all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. Love these! I’m so going to copy you!! ;) Great job.

  2. Love these. So useful for those times I want to share about my blog easily.

  3. OMG! I love it!!

  4. Those are adorable!!! Just perfect! I am loving your new background too!!!

  5. VERY cute cards! I love them!

    I’m a new follower!
    Jill
    http://www.jillifyit.com

  6. Awesome! Very business-like. My blog is still so new, I have only one (welcome) post, and if asked suddenly what the name of my blog is, I’m like “…uhm, uhm…. oh yes..”. Great job Crystal.

  7. That’s so great! I went on the PSA Essentials site and it still has info up about ordering for Christmas. Are they still in business? I’m always a concerned with ordering things from websites that aren’t updated for a while.

  8. Love the cards very cool. The PSA Essentials Im checking that out. Thanks sweetie your the top blog in my book.

  9. Oh, wow! How gorgeous!!

  10. They look fabulous! I need to update my cards before SNAP… we’ll see if that happens! lol
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse Party. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow.

  11. Those are so cute!

  12. Those are so beautiful. The colors really pop. Megan

  13. These are gorgeous! I would love for you to link these up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky! Hope to see you there!!

    http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com/2012/03/fantabulous-friday6.html

  14. Wow, those are so cute! This gives me some confidence to make my own!

  15. Adorable! I must make some for myself! Saw you on Remodelaholic!

  16. These are really cute! love those stamps!

  17. Good work! I think they turned out gorgeous. And what a great idea! Congrats to you. Celebrate the fact that you are a successful blogger!

  18. Great job!! So creative and cute!

  19. These business cards are cute! They would catch people’s attention much better than most. Nice job!

  20. SOOOOO Pretty!!! My goodness… they are the prettiest business cards EVER!

    I hope you’ll come and share this over at The DIY Dreamer!
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/03/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-9.html

  21. So funny I have been thinking about business cards as well. I love these and that stamp is awesome!

  22. Ooh! These are AWESOME! I love the little sparkle detail! Great job! :)
    Happy Day,
    Michelle
    http://www.daydreambelievers.net

  23. So so so cute, Crystal! I hate when people ask about my blog, too, and I tell them the address and they reply “I’ll have to remember that.” Dang how I wish I carried more around with me! Love your cards- darn cute and it shows your fun personality through it :) Fab!
    xoxo

  24. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  25. I love your design!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week! It closes Sunday at midnight.

    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com/2012/03/flaunt-it-friday.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    http://www.dottedlinecrafts.com

  26. What a great idea! these are just too cute, i would love to have you link up to Sunday Round Up! http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2012/03/sunday-round-up-3.html 3 blogs = 1 party
    -Kayla :)

  27. These are so pretty! Is there anything on the back?

  28. Nice! Thanks for sharing this good idea. :)

  29. wow these are gorgeous!!!! xx

  30. Hi love the business cards u made, I’m going to try n make them. Come check out my blog n subscribe I too will do d same, I just got started so I’m new at this. Any tips I would appriciate. Thx :-)

  31. You did a great job! They turned out so cute. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration! STopping by from Keeping it Simple. Cheers!

  32. These are so pretty! I love crafty cards!

  33. Love this! I was just thinking that I wanted to make my own business cards… great idea!

    Found you through The Tip Junkie link up!
    http://mommamadeit.blogspot.ca

  34. Very, very cute. This inspires me to make my own, too. I love how you can get such a pretty effect simply from layering paper and stamping. Thanks for linking to Handmade Tuesdays.

  35. These are wonderful! I love the personal touch of the hand made! Great job!!

  36. Vanessa Barker says:

    These are SO cute!! I may make some Mommy cards like this.
    I’d love if you could come link up at my first ever Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-1.html

  37. I am right there with ya with not knowing exactly what to say about being a blogger. Your cards are perfect! Just perfect!

    Take care,

    Trish

  38. These are beautiful business cards! I would love for you to share this with my “Unveil Your Genius” Link Party (new linky every Thursday)
    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/03/unveil-your-genius-link-party-3-geniuss.html

    happy Tuesday!

  39. I’m loving the shape and color of your business cards! They really pop:)

  40. I need to make some business cards of my own before SNAP conference! Great idea, Crystal!!

  41. I love those! I’ve really been thinking about doing business cards as well but have yet to come up with a design that really seems like “me”. Yours are great!

  42. Very cute…and functional! I saw your feature over at Craft Envy this morning! Congrats on the feature.
    Jamie

  43. Those are SO gorgeous!!

  44. So very cute. I was looking to make my own business cards soon and love the whole idea. Thanks!!!

  45. Those look great! What a wonderful way to really personalize business cards and make yours stand out among the crowd.

  46. LOVE your homemade business cards. Simplistic & to the point! Must try PSA essentials ASAP!

  47. These are way too cute!!!

  48. Love this idea. Would totally do this for myself.

  49. I love these! Those would get someone’s attention!

  50. I do like your card!

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