My family has a great love of all things hand-ons, from baking to animals to crafts. My children both LOVE crafts of all sorts. One of my children’s favorite things to do is stamping. They discovered stamps back when, actually I don’t remember but we purchased our first set of alphabet stamps back before we made our trip to St. Louis to the zoo. The kids loved them!
While at the zoo, Austin found a set of wooden Melissa & Doug stamps that were animals! Of course he decided that those were what he wanted to bring home from the zoo. We have used them countless times. We even made our own stamps with sponges in our Safari Kiwi Crate box, which the kids loved!
Over a year ago I purchased business cards for my site. I designed them and loved the way they looked online but the idea didn’t carry over so well with print. I haven’t ordered more yet as I just hated to waste what I already have.
Since I also love to re-use and repurpose items (when I have the time), I have been toying with the idea of making some out of upcycled materials. Several bloggers made their own for past conventions and each was unique. I LOVE the idea! I have been really pondering the thought and collecting some materials that I think would be a good fit.
While I would love to upcycle all the aspects of my cards, I also don’t want to seem unprofessional. So in my quest for looking for ideas, I came across StampXpress. They create all kinds of unique stamps, some even being eco-friendly. I love the square and circle stamps that they offer and think it may be just what I am looking for to stamp my information on my upcycled business cards!
You only get the chance to create a first impression once and of course I want to leave a favorable impression, (well my blog more than myself). While I don’t want to seem cheap by re-purposing and making my business cards, I think it fits me and my blog.
What is your opinion? Do you think making a handcrafted, upcycled card would be received as favorable or dorky?
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