10 April 2010

Functional business cards - keepers

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When I say these are "keepers" I mean someone might actually keep this in a purse or pocket and use it for a while.

I'd seen these little handmade matchbook-style notepads on Etsy.com and they're adorable. All of the ones I've seen, though, are stapled at the bottom. Me, I have to sew. So I sewed along the bottom, rather than using staples. The stitching makes it an even more appropriate item for a handmade sewing business.

I will be stamping the inside cover with my company name (xbohica), my etsy shop address (xbohica.etsy.com) and email address (xbohica at gmail dot com).

The outside cover is made from a card stock. The inside pages are made from regular-weight scrapbooking papers as well as plain white printer paper (every other sheet).

What about your business card? How "keepable" is it? How does it highlight what you do? I'd love to see some examples in the comments.

The finished size is about 3"x2.25".


  1. I got one of those little notepads once and actually found it quite useful. And yes, I kept it in my purse ... until it ran out of paper. Think it's quite clever ... but no surprise, seeing how it's you doing it :).

  2. Awesome idea! I'd keep it if I had one...can I have one? :-)

  3. Dear anonymous #2, if you tell me who you are, you can certainly have one! LOL