Tuesday, July 19, 2011

{DIY} Business Cards from Vintage Cards of Buttons

My grandma owned a fabric shop called The Sewing Box when I was a kid. I remember spending afternoons with her there, playing store and listening to my brother getting into mischief as he messed up the thread rack. I"ve got quite the lot of her vintage button cards, and I use them in scrapbook pages and also on cards that I make, but then thought of a grand idea. Business cards! Vintage shop owners need a signature style to match their product, and your customers get an extra treat when you attach these to their package!

Start with these:

And then use an extra fine point
Sharpie and your best lettering, and they become this:

Now isn't that pretty? I added a tiny crocheted flower to the edge with a zot, and it is ready to attach to a parcel.

I think I will try some game pieces and playing cards next.

What do you think?
Oh, and just in case you need the cards or if don't want to make them yourself, I will soon be offering them in the shop. Sweetness.
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1 comment:

  1. That is so cool!! Thanks for the idea... I am currently working on an Etsy shop, so I appreciate the inspiration.