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Ink + Wit: Biz Cards Update

Yesterday was a happy mail day for me because my new business cards arrived. Since a few of you wanted to see the finished product, here you go. :)


A huge thanks to Tara at Ink & Wit for her vision because they came out amazing. I just love the color, rounded edges, and the yellow and white trellis pattern on the back. They’re slightly glossy and about the same weight as a playing card (just not as large of course), so they really make a statement. I can’t wait to hire her again in the Fall to experiment with a different look. I think I’ll use this design in the Spring/Summer and something a little more dramatic for Fall/Winter. Maybe a white fox with a big swishy tail against a navy blue background, a fire engine red/white chevron pattern on the back, and a little red bow around her neck? That would look nice!


Thank you for all of your earlier comments about these, many of your thoughts really inspired the final design, so thank you for that! (Here’s a few earlier designs we were exploring.) And most of all, thank you Tara!

(images from holly becker for decor8)

Posted by decor8 in small business, stationery on June 22, 2007

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  1. Lobster and swan commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 6:25am

    these are so beautiful!

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  2. mcaplan commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 6:50am

    Oooooooohhh! Delish!

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  3. Clare commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 8:12am

    They look great, fabulous design.

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  4. vineeta commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 9:56am

    Its very happy and cheerful :) the rounded corners really complement the design :)

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  5. nydampress commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 10:49am

    These are truly top notch, I am impressed!

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  6. Laura commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 12:17pm

    Holly, these are great! I especially like how you paid attention to BOTH sides of the card. Your idea for fall/winter would also be lovely–a unique idea to change it up seasonally.

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  7. Melissa commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 12:27pm

    My goodness, they are gorgeous! They did such a wonderful job on the design!

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  8. The Crafty Weasel commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 12:37pm

    Wow – absolutely beatiful cards!!

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  9. buericana commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 1:06pm

    Those are the most gorgeous business cards I’ve ever seen!

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  10. Jennifer Hill commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 1:08pm

    They are beautiful! Tara does wonderful work!

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  11. cartolina commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 1:14pm

    those look great – love the rounded corners and the checked back – nice and original

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  12. becky commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 2:35pm

    Those are the coolest business cards I’ve ever seen!

    Becky

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  13. kapcity commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 3:59pm

    Who knew rounded corners could do so much for a design! They are truely fabulous

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  14. alyson. commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 4:02pm

    wow, I love the yellow and white on the back. SO cute.

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  15. Tara Hogan commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 4:24pm

    THANKS EVERYONE!!!!! : )

    Tara Hogan
    INK&WIT

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  16. jill commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 4:25pm

    they look lovely, thank you for sharing the finished product! nice… i really like the birdcage on the left, aligned over the text. very clean. nice job tara and holly!

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  17. Amy commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 4:33pm

    lovely cards!

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  18. melkorka commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 4:42pm

    i love them! adorable!

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  19. danielle commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 4:50pm

    Gorgeous cards Holly! I especially love the round corners.

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  20. Angela commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 4:51pm

    Those are the CUTEST cards. Now you should adapt your web site a little to match. Brand identity!

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  21. julie commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 5:12pm

    these turned out really great!!!

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  22. Jaime commented
    June 22nd, 2007 at 5:15pm

    Congrats on the domain name, etc. These business cards are beautiful – you picked a real winner both with the design and the designer!

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  23. Anonymous commented
    June 23rd, 2007 at 3:05am

    Holly these are so pretty. I can’t wait until you visit here so you can give a stack to Paul and I to display in our shop. I want all our customers to know about your blog. We’re so proud of you.

    Much love and blessings!

    Kim

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  24. decor8 commented
    June 23rd, 2007 at 3:16am

    Kim, I’m counting the days!!

    Everyone else, thank you! But the real thanks goes to Tara Hogan, design queen. It was the easiest process in the world outside of the graphic designer I work with who does my banners (brent in minneapolis).

    THANKS TARA! See how great you are!?

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  25. Anonymous commented
    June 23rd, 2007 at 12:55pm

    who’d you get to print and cut these things? anyone in particular?

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  26. Ricki Mountain commented
    June 26th, 2007 at 11:08pm

    I thinkthey are perfect for framing . Great design job !
    Ricki Mountain

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  27. Samantha commented
    April 6th, 2008 at 1:40pm

    I forgot to mention that I love these. Tara’s great!

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