DIY Stamped Business Cards

You may have come across this website from my new business cards, debuted here:

The new business cards on display

Inspired by Design*Sponge’s Amy Merrick, who made stamped business cards on manila shopping tags. I wanted something a little more uniform sized and colorful. Here’s how I made mine:

Materials:

  • Cardstock – cut into 3.5″ x 2″ rectangles (paper cutters are wonderful for this)
  • Custom Stamper – I used this one from Staples
  • Ink Pad
  • Decorations
  • Glue
  • X-acto Knife

Step One:

Set up the stamp with your information. I would highly suggest doing this on a clean open space, as the letters will jump off and fly everywhere. My couch was not the best place to start this task. The kit comes with tweezers, but I mainly used my fingers to place the pieces.

Step Two:

Stamp, stamp away!

Step Three:

Add your embellishments. I originally planned to stitch across the tops of them with my sewing machine. As I was picking out thread colors, these scraps of paper caught my eye. They were leftover from my sister and brother-in-law’s baby shower decorations. I glued the triangles onto my business cards and then cut off the extra.

At this point, I decided to move my typeface over to a left-justified placement. The genius of these custom stampers is that I could simply slide over the typeface and keep stamping. I made about 200 cards in one night, easily.

And the finished product:

These are the only business cards I have left, I guess it's time to make more!

One comment

  1. Raheli says:

    How cool — I’ve got more of those red business cards (the ones we used for Arielle’s ‘cards’). You are welcome to them, if you’d like. Come to think of it, maybe you could make some real cards for Arielle while your at it 🙂

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