Saturday, September 11, 2010

Do you have a card?



I am often asked 'do you have a card?' at my markets. I used to put them out on the table, but I find people take them at a rapid rate. I am now a selective card giver. If someone asks I hand over a little card. I also selectively slip a card into the bag if they look like a 'business card appreciator'. General riff raff don't get a card.

Some of my newest Moo cards



I get my cards from Moo. I tried a few other places like Vista, and although they're cheaper I just don't get the same quality from them. I have bought a packet of the Moo cards printed on recycled paper, but I generally buy the mini cards. I hope they make mini cards in recycled paper soon too.

You can have as many images as you like ...



I use illustrations from vintage children's books for my cards, they look amazing and I always get comments on them. I think it's important to have a card that reflects your art/business. I have a few always on hand in my wallet to give out. I often get talking to people in shops etc. when they see my brooches and ask 'who made that'. I love being able to say 'me' and hand over one of my cute little cards. If you're new to the market scene or starting up an Etsy shop I recommend getting some really nice cards done up that reflect your creative personality.

Some of my favourite cards ...


This one is my number one favourite right now ...




4 comments:

Curly Jo said...

Me too...took them away a few YDM's ago when I noticed parents letting kids just take them for something to do.
I find some people get really nasty with their 'do you have a card?' Grrr sometimes I want to go ...'no just gave away the last one'
Love Vista, going to look at Moo now

laura said...

oooo, your favourite ones are my favourite ones too! love your posts, this one made me giggle...i understand your comment about general riff raff. i am an avid bizz card taker but they are always kept somewhere spesh. could you email me your phd friend's address? i'm in NYC from tomorrow so i'll send her a postcard! have a great sunday. hope it's as lovely as the saturday i'm having here in sf! xx

Soné said...

wow the teacup is my favourite! what lovely pics!

Jasmin said...

Wow, your business cards are soooo pretty! Im not surprised that they appear at a rapid rate - I wouldve had to stop myself not to take one with each design on them:-) They are really adorable!!!! But I completely understand your point of view - it must be annoying and expensive to just hand them out left, right and centre!!1

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