New business cards — My new business cards are on the way, and I can’t wait. After seeing the ones Linda Formichelli got, I couldn’t stop thinking about a new look for mine. I’ve finally got my website, my resume, and my credit list in the shape I want, but now my current biz cards look like crap in comparison. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with them per se, but like Linda, I went with the “iPrint black-and-white specials.” They’re fine, they look professional, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with them, but they just don’t match anymore. It’s kind of a bummer, because I have several left.

For the new ones, I went with the beautiful pink, red, and yellow flowers from London-based StreetCards. It took me forever to get through all of their kicking designs, and I spent about 20 minutes trying to justify using the gator design because it closely matches the Paul Frank wallet my friend Gen got me like two years ago as a random gift and that I now use to carry around my biz cards. It would have been perfect! But I have no intention of redesigning my promo materials to incorporate an alligator motif, so that had to go.

At any rate, they should be here next week. I’m currently accepting suggestions as to what I should do with the old ones. Feel free to comment with any ideas!

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6 comments… add one
  • Nov 12, 2006

    I wish the very best in luck in your freelancing endeavors. :)

  • Nov 12, 2006

    Thanks, Joy. That’s very sweet of you. Keep up the good work on your blog.

  • Nov 13, 2006

    Though the site you went with has great designs, there are many other sites out there that offer pre-designed templates.  A couple that I’d recommend are and They’re a little different, but both offer high quality designs at a low price.
    Regarding the old ones, you probably can’t do much with them, and wouldn’t even want to when receiving the new business cards. The only thing I can think of doing with old business cards is using them as bookmarks. That’s what I do :)

  • Nov 13, 2006

    Visit every Applebees or other restaurant in the area that does lunch draws and put your old business cards in the jar for free lunch.

    Visit the local library (and surronding libraries) and put your old business card in every book on writing in the library ;)

  • Nov 13, 2006

    Kristen, would love to see your new design, but link comes up blank. Same as on Formichelli’s site–couldn’t see her new cards either. For the old ones: do you have nieces and nephews? Give them out as a free ice cream pass or help with homework pass (if you were teaching kids you could use them as homework passes; ten stamps equals one pass–can you tell I was a teacher in a former life?!). Anyway, I think you rock.

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