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New Business Cards By INK + WIT

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?

My New Business Cards

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)

Posted by decor8 in small business on July 22, 2009

Your comments...

  1. Liz Smith commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:06pm

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

  2. decor8 commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:07pm

    Thanks Liz!

  3. Dee commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:08pm

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

  4. tiffany commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:11pm

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

  5. Monica commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:13pm

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

  6. Jeni commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:13pm

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

  7. erin commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:14pm

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

  8. decor8 commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:15pm

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

  9. April May commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:16pm

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

  10. Shanon commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:24pm

    Gorgeous as usual, Tara!

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

  11. LobotoME commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:25pm

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

  12. Sarah commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:29pm

    Holly- These look great! I love them!

  13. jodi commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:37pm

    they look terrific!

  14. City Chic - Jamie commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:37pm

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

  15. Nuit commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:40pm

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

  16. Pamela Viola commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:48pm

    Really great!

  17. Tricia - Avolli commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:54pm

    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 =-.

  18. Kristan commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 1:59pm

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

  19. nichole commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:01pm

    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 =-.

  20. Dee commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:09pm

    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.

  21. Monica commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:12pm

    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 =-.

  22. Shell commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:14pm

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

  23. Farmgirl Susan commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:25pm

    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 =-.

  24. Esra commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 2:54pm

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

  25. decor8 commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 3:03pm

    thank you everyone… and thank you esra dear ;)

  26. Tara Hogan commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 3:39pm

    thank you Holly ; )

    cheers to all who have written in

  27. Allison commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 5:05pm


  28. Sam commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 5:21pm

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


    Sam @PrettyLovely

  29. The Shutter commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 7:35pm

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

  30. Teresa commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 8:37pm

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

  31. Ashley commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 10:20pm

    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 .. =-.

  32. Jennifer commented
    July 22nd, 2009 at 11:25pm

    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?! =-.

  33. Suzanne commented
    July 23rd, 2009 at 10:23am

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

  34. kasey at thriftylittleblog commented
    July 23rd, 2009 at 10:56am

    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 =-.

  35. Afi commented
    July 27th, 2009 at 3:04am

    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 =-.

  36. Jennifer Squires Ross commented
    July 27th, 2009 at 4:51am

    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!

  37. J32 commented
    July 27th, 2009 at 6:12am

    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.

  38. Nina commented
    July 28th, 2009 at 3:05am

    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. :-)

  39. Business Card Design Idea commented
    February 2nd, 2010 at 11:55am

    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 :)

  40. Jennifer commented
    May 20th, 2011 at 3:44pm

    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

  41. DonaArg Boutique commented
    July 9th, 2011 at 3:39am

    lovely cards!

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