Picture drawn by Maggie Stiefvater, 2009. Header made by S.F. Robertson, 2010.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Meandering Monday- Business Cards Edition!!

So over the weekend, I received my business cards! I did them at Vista Print myself, got the free shipping (which could mean 21 days until they arrive after being shipped), but they showed up in 11 days (and like 2 days after being shipped). I absolutely love them. I was a bit worried because things can look good on your computer but not in person, however they turned out really well. I couldn't even wait to take a picture of them with my regular digital camera so I took one with my cell phone and sent it to my blogger buddies Meaghan and Susan, who both texted back that they loved it. I also couldn't stop looking at my business cards- SO PRETTY! Anyway, here's a look at them. My roomie took the second picture below because she got a good look (well, the best that can be done when you're dealing with text) at the back of the card. I took the one on top of the front.

Has anyone else been ordering business cards for BEA? Did you do them on your own, or have someone else do them? I want to hear all about it!

Also, Kristi did a wonderful BEA questions post over the weekend for newbies- definitely check it out! I went for the first time last year so while I am not exactly a seasoned pro, I do know a few things so if anyone has any questions they'd like to ask in the comments, go ahead and do so and I'll tackle them next Monday! :)


  1. I'm not going to BEA and I can't read the blue side of the business card very well on this computer (pictures are dark) but I wanted to give you a WooHoo for the business cards. Great idea!

  2. Your business cards look awesome! I love how they match your header. :)

    I got mine in the mail a few weeks ago: http://plixi.com/p/88154051
    Katie (SophistiKatied) made them. I keep fawning over them, haha. <3

    Hmm, a question about BEA...
    I've heard the exhibit hall is usually packed with people, but is it so packed that you won't get an opportunity to talk to the people working a booth? Do you have any advice for putting yourself out there despite the loads of people?

  3. Book Dragon- That's ok- it's just my information on the back, nothing special. I just wanted to show everyone the color of it.

    Lauren- Yeppers. I mean, the header's so pretty so why not put it on my card? I love your cards! Katie did my friend Susan's cards too and they're great. Thanks for the BEA question- I'll answer it next week. :)

  4. Completely adorable and memorable! Your cards are awesome :-D

  5. James, they are wonderful, and so you!

  6. Love the card design! I think the cards you remember (and keep) are the ones that look like art as opposed to standard cards. You'll make an impact with those cards!

    I have a BEA question. Last year was my first time as well. I saw that many people with those big huge bags full of ARCs. While I'm not going just to get a ton of free books, I might see a few I'd like. But I feel so awkward taking free stuff. Any advice on how to get over the awkwardness and acquire ARCs?

  7. Love them :) I know I already told you, but just telling you again because I can ;)

  8. They turned out great!


  9. Your card is memorable...I might Order Business Cards like this for use.

  10. Awesome cards. I am going to print plastic business cards for my new business and these will help me so much.