Small Business

New Business Cards By INK + WIT

July 22, 2009

Looking for snazzy business cards that make an impression? One major bullet point that was top priority on my moving list of Things To Do was to order new business cards. I have no clue how or where to do all of this abroad so I figured it was best to get it out of the way before I leave, plus I ordered them in time to share some with my friends stateside so that they have my new address. I decided to leave my phone number off of them, no one calls me anyway unless they know me, most new contacts shoot me an email. Would you like to see my new cards?

New Business Cards By INK + WIT

A little background on the design: this time I wanted to go for something less traditional than the standard format, so I opted for a 3×3 format on delicious thick white paper, letterpressed in aqua, so that receivers could enjoy the whole tactile sensation that I love so much about letterpress stationery. Plus this will fit into a European wallet quite nicely as they tend to be wider and shorter to accommodate the Euro bills. I also wanted to bring in the butterfly and add some type of pattern to give it personality.

One of my leading ladies, Tara Hogan from INK + WIT, designed these cards for me. Tara has been my official go-to-girl for business card design from the start because she consistently does such gorgeous work for me and work is done quickly so I never have to wait. If you want some pretty business cards definitely contact her — she’s great and I love her minimalist modern design, it’s clean and professional without losing the cuteness factor that I’m such a fan of.

Thank you Tara for your beautiful work!

(image: holly becker for decor8)


  • Reply Liz Smith July 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Love it! Esp the right justified text, looks really good
    .-= Liz Smith´s last blog ..I love meeting an Etsy seller! =-.

  • Reply Dee July 22, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    These are great – I like them a lot!
    I also like the elephant-shaped paperclip. Where did you find those? Who makes them?

    • Reply decor8 July 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm

      The paperclips are from the MoMA shop in NYC – but you can get them in their online store too.

  • Reply tiffany July 22, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Those are gorgeous! The awesome quality will definitely make a great impression!
    .-= tiffany´s last blog ..Operation Big Bird is a Go! =-.

  • Reply Monica July 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I love letterpress…love. Gorgeous and simple.
    .-= Monica´s last blog ..The Pink Ottoman is LIVE! =-.

  • Reply Jeni July 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    These are really lovely! Love the color you choose! :)
    .-= Jeni´s last blog ..Flea Market Finds! =-.

  • Reply erin July 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    These are lovely – sophisticated and different. No one will forget you. I love Letterpress.

  • Reply April May July 22, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    new new cards are really beautiful.
    .-= April May´s last blog ..tutorial: how to fold an origami crane =-.

  • Reply Shanon July 22, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Gorgeous as usual, Tara!

    You are always thinking ahead, Holly. Well done. ; )
    .-= Shanon´s last blog ..Gimme Gimme =-.

  • Reply LobotoME July 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    i’m a huge fan of tara’s work too! love the new biz cards ~
    .-= LobotoME´s last blog ..{ we’re nuts for kokopax } =-.

  • Reply Sarah July 22, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Holly- These look great! I love them!

  • Reply jodi July 22, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    they look terrific!

  • Reply City Chic - Jamie July 22, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    So pretty! The butterfly is just perfect! And letterpress is the best!
    .-= City Chic – Jamie´s last blog ..Busy Sewing =-.

  • Reply Nuit July 22, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    My goodness Holly! they are gorgeous!
    .-= Nuit´s last blog ..The Man: Ken Fulk =-.

  • Reply Pamela Viola July 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Really great!

  • Reply Tricia - Avolli July 22, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    They came out beautifully! Each lovely detail says something about you, your discriminating eye and your professionalism. They fit you perfectly!

    Tricia – Avolli
    .-= Tricia – Avolli´s last blog ..Katy Elliott Visits Avolli =-.

  • Reply Kristan July 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks, I was curious about the elephant clips too!
    .-= Kristan´s last blog ..Sexism can be subtle =-.

  • Reply nichole July 22, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I LOVE these. I bet they “feel” good in the hands, too. I could feel letterpress ALL day long, as I share your fetish.
    .-= nichole´s last blog ..Carnival =-.

  • Reply Dee July 22, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    PS I’m a long time reader and first time commenter… sorry for the lack of introduction before. I just get so excited when I see elephant goodies! They’re a bit of a current obsession.

  • Reply Monica July 22, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    You read my mind Holly! I have to order new business cards so great post:)
    .-= Monica´s last blog ..Anthropologie has opened its 2nd store in Toronto =-.

  • Reply Shell July 22, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I love your business card. I can almost feel the texture by the way it looks.
    .-= Shell´s last blog ..Time to Dream =-.

  • Reply Farmgirl Susan July 22, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Simply beautiful! Isn’t letterpress wonderful? Love the aqua – and that elephant is too darn cute!
    .-= Farmgirl Susan´s last blog ..Tuesday Farm Photo: Caution, Love Underfoot =-.

  • Reply Esra July 22, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Your new business cards are so adorable! Tara Hogan did a wonderful job!!
    .-= Esra´s last blog ..Marinated olives =-.

    • Reply decor8 July 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm

      thank you everyone… and thank you esra dear ;)

  • Reply Tara Hogan July 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    thank you Holly ; )

    cheers to all who have written in

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  • Reply Sam July 22, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this information. I wonder what kind of paper she used.


    Sam @PrettyLovely

  • Reply The Shutter July 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Looks amazing!
    .-= The Shutter´s last blog ..I’ve Got Paris On My Mind =-.

  • Reply Teresa July 22, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Lovely new biz cards! The paper is very memorable, and the size, too. Nice!!!
    .-= Teresa´s last blog ..Here is Where Women Create =-.

  • Reply Ashley July 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Oh how lovely! The details are so pretty. I must admit I’m a little jealous – just got a new business card from my company and it is less than inspiring.
    .-= Ashley´s last blog .. =-.

  • Reply Jennifer July 22, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Love the new cards! I just received a business card the other day from a salon that was a 3×3, I think it’s a very refreshing way of doing cards!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Three Words: Turquoise, Swing, Coat. Need I say more?! =-.

  • Reply Suzanne July 23, 2009 at 10:23 am

    It’s perfect Holly–my favorite color and I love the butterfly.
    .-= Suzanne´s last blog ..{ thursday thoughts } =-.

  • Reply kasey at thriftylittleblog July 23, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Beautiful images! I also wish I had enough room for a large dining table… one day!
    .-= kasey at thriftylittleblog´s last blog ..Tips on Raising a Saver =-.

  • Reply Afi July 27, 2009 at 3:04 am

    WOW! Your business card looks great Holly! Cute and at the same time so neat and professional, such great colors too, and I love your elephant paper clip! So wonderful :)
    .-= Afi´s last blog ..Snails 8/33 and 9/33 =-.

  • Reply Jennifer Squires Ross July 27, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Those are super cute! I quite enjoy letterpress myself and toyed with the idea of going that style with my upcoming business cards but it came down to pretty business cards that feel nice in my hand or pretty business cards that also show off one of my photographs. And let me tell you, it was a hard decision!

  • Reply J32 July 27, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Tara Hogan did a very good job for you. I can see why you are happy with this card. It’s a simple but beautiful design which everyone you hand it out to will love and admire.

  • Reply Nina July 28, 2009 at 3:05 am

    lovely design, but as a german, i am a little bit confused by the zip code. was it intended to be placed there and not in front of the city name? or is this just for your american clients?

    in any case, i love your blog. :-)

  • Reply Business Card Design Idea February 2, 2010 at 11:55 am

    That’s a really nice business card! Hope you don’t mind if we feature it on our website? We will link back to you and the designers of course :)

  • Reply Jennifer May 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    love these and thank you for sharing about Ink & Wit..just started the blogging experience and think you are a great inspiration. keep it coming. J

  • Reply DonaArg Boutique July 9, 2011 at 3:39 am

    lovely cards!

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