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.

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Comments

  1. says

    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.

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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

  5. says

    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 :-)

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