Even More Awesome Business Cards

The awesome business card designs have been building up in my bookmarks, and I think it’s about time for another round of swoonworthy business card design inspiration. Oh, boy, do I ever have some fantastic designs to show you!

First up are motion graphics designer Sophie Gallo’s handmade business cards. She calls this project “her Everest”, and I can see why. She used a combination of screen printing, Gocco, and letterpress techniques to create these beauties. I’m absolutely fascinated by her use of an etching press as a letterpress. Sophie actually shares a video of the process, so you can see how she used the press. Hmm, defnitely has me thinking. Here are the beauteous results:

Sophie Gallo Business Cards

How can you not love a business card that has been die cut in the shape of a pear, and a bearded pear, at that? And that logo is so memorable and fun! – via FPO

Uncle Pear Business Cards

I’m swooning over these letterpress business cards for web development and design company Ackmann & Dickenson, printed by Studio on Fire. Custom duplex paper, a silver/gray/navy blue palette, custom die cutting, and a fantastic quilted letterpress pattern … just … swoon.

Ackmann & Dickenson Letterpress Business Cards

Ooh, this is one sexy business card. Created by Studio Z Mendocino for Maria Bernal Photography, the card features hot pink edge painting, clear, pewter-y silver and hot pink foil stamping, and it’s letterpressed onto ultra thick, museum mount paper. – via Card Observer

Maria Bernal Letterpress Business Card

Love this letterpressed business card for Image is Found, part of the identity system created for the company by designer Lindsay Preston. Using the logo to create the pattern on the cards is so clever.

Image Is Found Letterpress Business Cards

More fantastic pattern in a bold and lovely teal on Cleanwash’s letterpress business cards. I absolutely adore their logo, too!

Cleanwash Letterpress Business Cards

These business cards for photographer/videographer Cale Glendening by Invisible Creature are little works of art. From the chic, embossed black mini envelopes to the die cut area that creates a filmstrip effect when the business card is pulled from the envelope, these cards are swoonworthy personified. – via Notcot

Cale Glendening Embossed Business Cards

Letterpress plaid (!) patterns are jaw droppingly cool on these business cards designed by Mark Saunders for PlaidLab and printed by Studio on Fire.

Mark Saunders Letterpress Business Cards

Oh so adorable and lovely letterpress business cards for jewelry designer Elephantine by We Heart Paper:

Elephantine Letterpress Business Cards

Love the pattern and texture on these embossed, foil stamped, and engraved business cards for Vertical Product Development / Soudy Khan. – via Card Observer

VPD Letterpress Business Cards

images from their respective owners

Spring Olive Cheeky Phrase Cards

Spring Olive Letterpress Phrase Cards

I’m completely digging the new Cheeky Phrase Cards from Spring Olive. The  fun letterpress greetings feature phrases like “You Rock”, “Chin Up”, and “Howdy” and are a great, more informal way to let friends and family know that you’re thinking of them. I just love the combination of hand lettered phrases and ornate pattern on kraft stock in this pretty (and fun!) collection. More cheeky eye candy:

Spring Olive Letterpress Phrase Cards

Spring Olive Letterpress Phrase Cards

Spring Olive Letterpress Phrase Cards

Spring Olive Letterpress Phrase Cards

images from Spring Olive

Paper Source Mums Wreath Kit

Paper Source Mums Wreath Kit

Last week, I popped into Paper Source for the first time in a little while. I can’t go too often, or I’d be completely broke, so I try to pace myself. This usually doesn’t work, as I get too tempted, but I try to resist. Really, I do. Anyway, as soon as I walked in, I spotted the most gorgeous paper mums wreath. The wreath looks even more beautiful in person than in the photo, and it turns out that it’s a kit that you can make! Pretty cool, huh, and such a nice decoration for autumn. Paper Source’s flower and wreath kits seem to get more ornate and wonderful every year, and the mums wreath is definitely at the top of my list.

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Weekly Wrap #41 : Recycled Magazine Gift Wrap

Made by Joel Recycled Magazine Gift Wrap

Made by Joel Recycled Magazine Gift Wrap

I spotted this gift wrap idea from Made by Joel over on Party Perfect the other day, and I think it’s an absolutely great way to recycle those old magazines and catalogs for a new use. Just think of all of the cool patterns, typography, and color that you’ll be able to find! And you can cut embellishments from the pages, too, to complete the look. Endless possibilities for decoration —cut out paper strips to make quilled embellishments, use layers of circular shapes to create flowers, etc.

images from Made by Joel

From the Shop Friday : Cute Halloween Party Invites

This week, I added several super cute Halloween party invitation designs from Tiny Prints, and I’ll be adding more next week, so stay tuned for that! These invites would work for spooky parties with guests of all ages, but I think they’d be really fun for kids’ Halloween parties.

Cute Halloween Party Invitations

Clockwise, from top left: Spider Web Halloween Party Invitations by Magnolia Press, Tricky Pick Halloween Party Invitations by DwellStudio, Square Heads Halloween Party Invitations by Nancy Kubo, and Spooky Soiree Halloween Party Invitations by Jill Smith Design.