Pop Up Business Cards
I’m headed to Disney Social Media Moms Celebration – On the Road Portland aka #DisneySMMC in just a few days, and I’m super excited about it! You can read all about my Seattle adventures 2 years ago here. But, there was one thing.. I needed new business cards! I starting researching, and sure I could have had some cheap ones made, but they’d be forgotten 2 seconds after someone received it. So, I started brainstorming creative business cards that I could make myself. I quickly decided a pop-up business card would be a really fun way to stand out from the crowd. Now, I’m a little embarrassed at how much time I actually spent trying to make this work. A pop-up business card is by no means an easy thing to make. There were at least 40 failed prototypes, and each card takes a ridiculous amount of time to assemble. But I was persistent!
If you’d like to see the finished product in action check it out here-
Now, how did I make such an epic business card?!
Well, it took an extreme amount of time, and some creative tools, like my Brother ScanNCut and Adobe Creative Suite. Maybe I should also add that I have a degree in fine art.. Finally, I get to use it! Ha! 🙂
First thing, I created the structure of the business card in Adobe Illustrator. This was then transferred into the Brother’s proprietary software, ScanNCut Canvas. After all the adjustments and conversions were made, I transferred a cutting file to the ScanNCut via USB.
From here, I took the original Illustrator document into Photoshop and designed all the graphic elements.
I have a really low-end printer, and unfortunately this showed, so I then sent the graphics to a professional printer.
Once I had the prints back, I could start cutting!
Each print is attached to a cutting mat. The mats are sticky, but they quickly get un-stuck. So, I use painter’s tape to attach the prints. This works well without having to try to tacky the mat again.
It’s loaded, and it’s time to start cutting!
Each print requires 2 passes.
Once everything is done, it looks a bit like this-
Then we assemble!
With a little glue..
Awesome business card!
I’m making these available in my Etsy shop, if you’d like me to create these just for you!
I can’t wait to attend #DisneySMMC On the Road Portland and hand these cards out! I’ll also be headed to a MyPrintly event at the same time, and hopefully be inspired to create some great new projects to bring back to the blog!
See you then!