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Over the past couple of months, I’ve been working on how I could expand this blog, as well as my brand. I knew that the next step was getting my name out there and really owning my brand, both online and offline. It’s about time I made some branded printed items, namely business cards, to have one seamless brand experience. There are a ton of places you can get business cards online, but for those who aren’t designers, you need a template and design options to get started.
Enter Basic Invite, a website where you can get business cards, along with other printed goods like invitations and notecards. With a ton of options to choose from, you can get professional business cards in a snap. I’ve been looking at their foil embossed business cards (available in gold, silver, and rose gold, my fave) because it adds a touch of luxe to your cards. Or, if you’re a minimalist, their clear business cards look really sleek.
customizing your business cards
I’ve been low-key working on a small rebrand for a few months, so finding the right cards that fit in that style is key. Here are a couple fun options from Basic Invite’s business card library:
If you’re branding anything, you know that having your brand colors is key. Basic Invite has almost unlimited colors to choose from. And it’s not a one-size-fits-all color swap - you can actually change the colors of individual details, making it easy to get what you want. I went for my rose shade that matches and I love how these samples turned out. Plus, whenever I made a change to my design, it updated the preview so you know exactly what you’re getting.
Aside from the colors, you can have a variety of paper stock options, ranging from their Signature Matte to Luxe Velvet (heck yes, count me in!). And if you’re eyeing the Foiled options, you can either get a flat foil or a raised foil for a three-dimensional feel. I personally would choose the raised foil because I love having different textures on my paper goods.
From my mockups, you can see there are a variety of back options available for your business cards. Depending on your business, you may want to include a loyalty card back or maybe a coupon code - all possible with Basic Invite.
ordering your business cards
Basic Invite is one of the few places online where you can get a printed sample (not just a digital proof) of your cards, so you know what you’re ordering. Trust me, getting a printed sample makes a big difference and gives you peace of mind when ordering. If you’re torn between a couple designs, you could get a printed sample of each and compare. Sometimes having a physical copy helps you narrow down your options.
Once you’ve decided you’re going to order your business cards, you could choose how quickly you’d get them in hand: Standard Delivery (13 days), Priority Delivery (10 days), or Rush Delivery (in 7 days). They’ll give you the final dates at checkout so you know when you’re getting your shiny new cards in the mail.
If you’re interested in getting some of the best looking business cards, I’ve got a discount code for 15% off your order until the end of the month. Use code 15FF51 at checkout to snag your discount. Plus, the code works across their site, so how about adding some matching items to your order? (Helpful tip: at the bottom of each item page, there are matching products all around the same design!
Are you thinking of ordering business cards for yourself? What are other parts of the branding process that interest you?