Thursday, 26 June 2014

Making Last Minute Business Cards

As I was getting ready to attend Britmums Live last week for my client Kids One Stop Shop I realised I didn't have any business cards of my own to give out to bloggers or potential partners.

I was in London earlier in the week so decided to pop into Paperchase as there was a sale on when I saw these brilliant place cards.

An idea formed in my head, these would be perfect for business cards. I could cut them in half and using some stamps I already had and have something unique.

And that's what I did!

They are not perfect, they got a bit smudged and my email is far too long for the card so I had to handwrite the end, but I am really happy with the effect.

The cards cost £2 for 10 which I turned into 20. I bought the stamp set last year from ebay for about £2.50 and inkpads are about £1-£2. I use the stamps quite a bit and the ink last forever.

If I hadn't found the place cards but other option would have been brown luggage tags which I use a lot for gifts. I have a selection of stamps and tapes which I use to pretty up brown paper.

Have you ever made your own business cards? 

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

#theyearinbooks June

May went far too quickly for my liking! I planned on reading Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

I only managed one Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby and I have to be honest it wasn't the most enjoyable boom for me. I found the start really slow and then the ending felt rushed. I found myself really disliking the main character at times which I don't think was intended by the author. The book is based around the Pink Suit worn by Jackie Kennedy when her husband is shot. Its the story of the dress maker who made it and her life around that time. 

It just wasn't for me. 

I didn't have time for The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey so I have added it to this months list alongside The Last Day by Emily Organ which I have to confess I have already started and its really good. 

What are you reading?