Small Business, Stationery

Ink + Wit: Biz Cards Update

June 22, 2007

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. :)

Ink + Wit: Biz Cards Update
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!

Ink + Wit: Biz Cards Update
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)


  • Reply Lobster and swan June 22, 2007 at 6:25 am

    these are so beautiful!

  • Reply mcaplan June 22, 2007 at 6:50 am

    Oooooooohhh! Delish!

  • Reply Clare June 22, 2007 at 8:12 am

    They look great, fabulous design.

  • Reply vineeta June 22, 2007 at 9:56 am

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

  • Reply nydampress June 22, 2007 at 10:49 am

    These are truly top notch, I am impressed!

  • Reply Laura June 22, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    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.

  • Reply Melissa June 22, 2007 at 12:27 pm

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

  • Reply The Crafty Weasel June 22, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Wow – absolutely beatiful cards!!

  • Reply buericana June 22, 2007 at 1:06 pm

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

  • Reply Jennifer Hill June 22, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    They are beautiful! Tara does wonderful work!

  • Reply cartolina June 22, 2007 at 1:14 pm

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

  • Reply becky June 22, 2007 at 2:35 pm

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


  • Reply kapcity June 22, 2007 at 3:59 pm

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

  • Reply alyson. June 22, 2007 at 4:02 pm

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

  • Reply Tara Hogan June 22, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    THANKS EVERYONE!!!!! : )

    Tara Hogan

  • Reply jill June 22, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    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!

  • Reply Amy June 22, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    lovely cards!

  • Reply melkorka June 22, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    i love them! adorable!

  • Reply danielle June 22, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Gorgeous cards Holly! I especially love the round corners.

  • Reply Angela June 22, 2007 at 4:51 pm

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

  • Reply julie June 22, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    these turned out really great!!!

  • Reply Jaime June 22, 2007 at 5:15 pm

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

  • Reply Anonymous June 23, 2007 at 3:05 am

    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!


  • Reply decor8 June 23, 2007 at 3:16 am

    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!?

  • Reply Anonymous June 23, 2007 at 12:55 pm

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

  • Reply Ricki Mountain June 26, 2007 at 11:08 pm

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

  • Reply Samantha April 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm

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

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