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Are you looking for some business card ideas for crafters and artists?
Keep yourself alive in customers memories with a great calling card. Those in artistic and creative fields are known for having some of the most clever and unique business cards – and for good reason of course!
Here are some great resources for creating your own design, or learn where to find great designs made by other designers and artists that you can customize and order all in one place.
A great business card doesn’t just give your vital information; it’s like a tiny little canvas you can use to highlight your personality and sell yourself as well. I designed my own business cards in Photoshop, but there are several techniques you can use.
If you are artistic, paint a picture or draw a design, scale it and then use that for your business card print. There are several sites online where you can order cards in bulk using your own design and this can save money, not to mention time.
When you’re first getting started, you may want to consider printing your own cards on good stock and cutting them with a paper cutter. (Don’t cut your cards out with scissors, they will look uneven and very unprofessional).
This is the one I use:
I like this one because it’s inexpensive and all I really cut are signs and business cards so I don’t need an expensive model. I never have done 10 sheets at time, only 4 or 5 max and it works perfect for that.
More Tips for Creative Business Cards
One cute technique is to place a little embellishment on your business card. If you sew doll clothes, put a little button or something on the card inside a flower. If you do scrapbook pages, consider using a paper design on your cards.
When I was selling soaps, I put a tiny scrap of soap in a tiny little zip lock bag 1” x 1” and stapled it onto my card. I placed my cards in a little brass bathtub on my table and people took cards all the time and remembered me for that little gimmick.
There are so many cute ways to make your business cards work for you, so use your creativity and come up with something that really stands out.
Don’t be faceless and boring. Create a great design and use good paper. My current cards are on glossy photo stock and I love them because they don’t have the standard “feel” of a business card. When someone reaches into their wallet to clean it out they are going to look before just tossing it because of the texture. – Yes, I think about these things lol.
Free Tools To Create Business Cards
If you don’t have Photoshop; I recommend GIMP. It is a free software that has a lot of the same functionality. You can even alter .psd (Photoshop) original files in it. While it’s not Photoshop, it has a lot of nice features and is completely free. Can’t beat that right?
Need a template? Avery has a nice selection of templates you can download and insert into Word.
Do you have enough to do already and don’t really want the hassle of coming up with a design, printing it, cutting it etc.
Consider supporting other artists by purchasing customizable cards on Zazzle.
Buy Zazzle Business Cards
This is a great way to get fantastic designs that have been created by other artists/creatives to be unique. I love shopping Zazzle because I know my money is supporting other artists who sell their designs in this marketplace. Some of the cards I’ve seen on there are absolutely amazing.
These are just a few examples of what you can find on Zazzle – just do a search for your craft + businesscard and you’ll have numerous designs and styles to choose from no matter what you’re specialty.