Hey y’all! I’m just back from Alt Summit which was a whirlwind of a few days! I’ll be sharing more about this over the next few weeks, but today I wanted to share my little business card/media kit packs I handed out. And if you keep reading, there are some printables for you too!
I struggled with how to present both my blog and pattern company. My normal business cards are front and back – one side blog, one side shop. But for Alt I felt like I needed to kick it up a notch. So I started with two miniature pattern envelopes – one boy and one girl. It was fun to let people choose which they wanted, except I almost always had to dig in my tote to make sure I had one of each in hand.
Ah, the tote bag issue. I swear, you need something tote bag sized for everything you have to carry, but digging to find things drove me insane. I think there is a better solution and I vow to sew it before I attend another conference. Because I felt like the girl who was constantly digging in her bag.
I printed these on legal size paper, then folded, so finished size they were about 5 1/2 inches tall.
On the back of the envelope I put a picture of myself (to help people put blog/shop together with my face since they were meeting me in person) and a few little facts about me. You can also see my both the front and back of my business card above. And the tiny scissors! Those were possibly my favorite part.
I included the tiny scissors because a) they’re cute and b) just in case anyone wanted to actually cut their paper dolls out. I cartoonized and drew images from photos I had to make a boy and a girl paper doll wearing examples of my patterns. I might do a cartoonize-ing (spell check is hating me for that made up word!) post in the future if anyone is interested – if you are let me know in the comments!
I also cartoonized a few outfits for each doll. The hardest part of this was that since I was working off actual photos, the shoulders didn’t always match up with the new outfits to cover the ones the dolls are wearing. I could have done some manipulation and more drawing to make it work, but these were already taking more time than I originally wanted them to. So I decided to just move the cut lines out on the paper clothes.
And below is a sampling of the cards I was given at Alt – there were definitely some very cool ones. And some very useful ones. I want to hold off talking about my favorites until/if their owners post about them.