Today I decided to try my hand at designing some little cards to give to people I meet at the Craft Conference - you know - for networking purposes. Clearly there is no time to design something amazing (I can't draw), and get it printed on gorgeous card stock as The Stitches and Craft juggernaut starts this Wednesday, I'm going to have to resort to a bit of DIY. This has been inspired by reading a blog I came across in an ecourse I'm currently doing (more on that at a later date). Thanks Ashley of 31experiment for the inspiration!
The laboratory I work in has a small room dedicated to throwing (literally) all of the catalogues we get given by scientific sales reps. Catalogues for plasticware, petri dishes, flasks, cytokines, microbiology media...you name it, we probably have a catalogue for it. Some of these span back 10 years and a lot of companies either aren't around anymore or have been taken over and so everything is out of date. I decided to do a little cleanup and get a bit eco and rip the covers off them to reuse for my blog-card backing and recycle the rest of the catalogue.
The result is below - I thought I would just have my blog details on one side (in the same font as my blog heading), stitched on with the help of Contessa 120 (my trusty sewing machine), plus a little button handstitched on for extra cuteness. When you turn over the back is something scientific (from the catalogue covers) - each one will therefore be totally unique - I feel sheepishly proud!