Friday, February 06, 2009

Handlettered business cards

File this under last minute frugality.

I didn't have cards printed in time, so I'm jotting my contact information on these leftover estate sale tags.

Kind of fitting--don't you think?

See also: handlettered rehearsal dinner invitations

39 comments:

Diane said...

LOL - perfect, and will make it easy to remember you! What a creative solution.

Tamara said...

Absolutely perfect for you! So clever! I love it!

Michelle Smiles said...

I can't think of a better way for you to walk the walk!

Sandy Toes said...

They are cute!
-sandy toe

Roxie700 said...

I think that you are the queen of frugal charm. I am always amazed at the ideas you come up with. I hope you have a lot of fun. Roxie

Julie said...

Genius!

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Those are darling. I used to print up business cards on the computer to hand out when I met other moms but I ran out ages ago. I bet I have something around the house I could handletter. What a fun project for this weekend when I don't really feel up to going anywhere.
I love when using what ou have turns out a much more interesting product than runnng to the store.

Sonya said...

Love it! Great idea! Sonya

Carrie said...

Those cards will go in every blogger's "to keep forever for inspiration" pile when they go home!

Christi said...

Meredith, I think it's PERFECT - a great example of what you're about!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

I would so be hanging on to that if I was giving one of those - how unique and individual. :) Hope it's a great weekend!

angie said...

Great idea in a pinch.
For future reference, you can get 500 business cards printed for "free" from www.VistaPrint.com. The shipping is approximately $6. I have used these for a couple of years and still have 1/2 left.
Angie

Nancy said...

Given the unusual media and your beautiful penmanship, it's the perfect solution and one that will be remembered.

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

I love them! Great idea! :)
Did you color the green border, too, or was it original on the tags?

Blessings,
Michele

Lisa said...

If that's not you, I don't know what is. Brilliant!

thehomespunheart said...

I like those way better than any you could buy! Charming - wish I could stop by and pick one up in person! :)

martha said...

You could not find anything more perfect if you had planned for months with an unlimited budget! Just on more reason why I look forward to your every post.

Kelly said...

I love them! I don't think you could have something made that would end up looking as cool.

Tubo Family said...

Classic LMS! Hope the conference goes great!

eleanor joyce said...

fabulous! so did you put your contact info on the back?
I may be going to a writers conference later this spring, and just might have to adapt this idea!
Love it!

Michele said...

So much better than a boring old business card!

Shannon@Idylwild said...

Meredith, I left you a little award over at my place.

Belle said...

Great idea, even if it hadn't been last minute!

Poppy Buxom said...

Oh, those are so cute! I would have loved to have gotten one!

Angie said...

Wow -- isn't that just perfect for you? :) Love it!

Leigh said...

Really, I love that!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Ahhh, Meredith, thank you for your very kind words! I'm SO glad I got to meet you. You're such a kind and thoughtful person & it shows on your blog as well as in person. I wish too that I had more time at Blissdom to soak up more info from all of you on the panel. There was SO much information to take in, it was almost overload at times. Can't wait to do it again!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You were a joy to meet.....and so thrilled with getting a chance to spend time with even though it was way too short.I just put my post up, and of course, so glad I got that pic of you before we had to leave. :)
It makes all the difference now to be able to read this with a person behind the post. :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Meredith! I wish I had seen your cards in person, they are wonderful!

YOU are wonderful!

I was honored to have met you. You are an inspiration and I enjoyed hearing you speak!

blessings,
melissa

Amy said...

I love these! It was such an honor to meet you finally in person. You were just as I envisioned you to be- I am so thankful for our time together!

Wendi said...

Great idea. Very cute!

edie said...

Meredith,
I didn't get to meet you but I so appreciate you sharing your life and blog with us. What a mom you are too! I'm so glad I went. Oh and love the tag idea.

songbirdy said...

Love these! Can you share how you got the highlighter to outline the card so neatly? Or were they pre-done?

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Perfect!!! :)

I was so glad to see you Saturday.

An Accomplished Woman said...

What a pretty business card. You are so creative.

Lora Lynn @ Vitafamiliae said...

I'm so disappointed I didn't get one! I saw you and your handsome man across the room as well. We moms with babes were limited a bit in our socializing. Maybe next time!

Melissa E said...

What a cute idea.

sweetfunkyvintage said...

So perfect!
Missy

sweetfunkyvintage said...

So perfect!
Missy