They're here! They're here! They're here!!!! My new business cards arrived, and I am so excited!
Okay, so you might remember this post where I talked about how unnecessary business cards were for someone like me, and they were, back then. But times have changed! Increasingly I am finding opportunities that an actual real business card would be so handy to share my information. (In particular I am thinking about an especially embarrassing exchange I had with the owner of a shop that I would love to teach classes/workshops for... Oh well.)
I really wanted a card that would stand out, and would have value of some kind. I wanted a card that you wouldn't want to throw away, or stash in the bottom of a desk drawer (to throw out later). I wanted a card you'd want to USE... Ideally, I wanted to put a pattern on the card. I played around with that idea for a while, but it wasn't until I had streamlined my mini wishing star pattern that I knew what I was going to do... So (drum roll, please) here are my cards.
It has the pattern for the Wishing Stars on it and a QR code! Rad right?! I am so excited!
I needed a business card holder. I wanted something pretty. It had to be crocheted, because it's so important to me to represent my brand in public! And even if it was simple, I didn't want it to look too simple. So I made a holder in shell stitch. I did it in the round, which created some 'how am I going to write this as a pattern' problems. So I made a second one. My questions were still not answered. So I made one flat, which was easy and beautiful and fit just perfectly! Awesome! But now I wanted to make another one in case I needed to show how I stitched it together... So I made another one.
I got inspired and made a different design, thinking that you might like the option of choosing a different look, if the shells weren't your thing. So I made one with bars...
Then I got it in my head that I wanted to make a shell-stitch business card holder out of size 3 crochet thread, since the weights of the yarns weren't THAT different. Ahahahaha!!! Yeah, I had to re-do the case three times, but I'm putting the pattern on too, since crochet thread is cheap and comes in tons of colors. I mean, why WOULDN'T you want to have one in every color?!
This has left me with a ridiculous quantity of business card holders that all look the same. I will never use them all. So I'm going to have a giveaway!
I've got 5 business card holders, which each contain a set of 4 of my new fancy-schmancy business cards, available for the giveaway! But here's the catch, if you win, you have to promise to give 3 of the cards away to crochet-crafty friends to share the love, Dynamo. Sound like a deal? Cool!
You have to be a Dynamo (which means you follow me!) to enter. Leave a comment on this post telling me how you follow: Google Friend Connect or email** and I will enter you to win one of the business card holders! There will be five (5!) winners!!! (Everyone is welcome to enter, I'm happy to ship internationally!)
** You may have noticed I've got a new following option now. I've gotten some sad lamentations from friends that they wished I would offer a follow-by-email option, since they keep missing posts, so I've now included that in my side bar. So, if you check in regularly, but haven't wanted to use Google Friend Connect, this is your chance to become a full-fledged Dynamo, with all the rights and privileges!**
The giveaway is going to be open until 11:59 pm Tuesday, July 31st. If you follow by email AND Google Friend Connect, feel free to enter twice, just let me know you're following both ways. I will pick winners from a random drawing on August 1st! Good luck!!
(Whew, this post got LONG!!! I'm putting the patterns up tomorrow!)
Update 7/31/12: Comments are closed now. Thanks for playing! I will announce winners on Wednesday, August 2nd.