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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

{DIY} Gilded Business Cards

I can't believe August is actually here, and tomorrow I fly to Atlanta for the Haven Conference! I'm so excited to meet favorite bloggers from all over, and speak about the greatness of #SocialMedia. (You like what I did there?) Not to mention, pick up some great new design, photography and DIY skills!

I've been blogging for over three years (wha?!) and never felt the need for business cards, since I don't consider my creative space (i.e. this blog) a business. But the essence of conferences is to meet others, and swap information so you can further the relationship...thus, my need for 'business' cards.

The adorable Pam of Pixelimpress created them for me...and I could not be happier. Of course I can never leave well-enough alone, so I had to Liberace them up a bit. You aren't surprised though, are you?

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gilded Business Cards

I got the idea from Camille, but used a different method. After trying craft paint, Sharpies, and Rub 'n Buff, I settled on a Krylon gold leaf pen.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gilded Business Cards



Align the card's edges, and hold them firmly together (you don't want any gaps or slippage). Prep the pen on a separate sheet of paper so the paint flows freely, then color the edges. Use even strokes that follow the lines of the cards, and you'll get a smooth finish with very little bleeding.

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gilded Business Cards

None of the other methods had the true gild and shine of the gold leaf pen. Puuuuuuuurty!

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gilded Business Cards

Remember I asked ya'll to vote for your favorite card design? It seems none of us could choose just one, so I went with two. I wanted the cards to look and feel like my blog, and I think Pam nailed it!

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gilded Business Cards

She even made the Social Media tags look like paint strokes! Genius!

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gilded Business Cards
I removed my last name for the post...no reason to make it easy for the internet-crazies.

Do you have a card? Why yes, I do!

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gilded Business Cards

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Gilded Business Cards

There's still paint left in the pen, so something else is bound to be gilded soon! Are you gold-crazed, too? Don't you just love my Pixelimpress cards?!

You know I'll be posting all the Haven fun on InstaGram and Facebook...so follow along if you'd like!

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37 comments:

  1. They are gorg!!!! Love the gold!
    Emma @ from my little pink couch

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  2. LOVE your cards. The touch of gold is perfection!

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  3. Love, love, love your business cards! They look awesome. Good luck at Haven.

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  4. I'm totally gold crazy and that is an AWESOME idea! You're cards are adorable and I'm looking forward to seeing you at Haven :) I'm not gonna stalk you but if I see an opportunity I'll wave hello!

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  5. I was literally just looking around for business cards when I decided to take a break and check some blogs. Um...you always post stuff that I need!!! Yours looks great and I'm checking out Pixelimpress!!

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  6. I love your cards, and they look amazing with the gilded edges!

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  7. hahahah! you are always so clever that way! LOVE it!

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  8. Dang!!! I luuuurve the cards, and the gold edges totally put them over the top into insanely awesome land. I want some!!!!

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  9. oh my god they're fabulous! i love how 'gildy' the edge is!! enjoy your time at haven!

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  10. They are perfect...and they feel exactly like your blog!

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  11. They're so you...fun and sparkly!

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  12. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH! I love them! So cute on their own....but FABULOUS with the gold leaf edges. Laughed out loud that "Liberaced them". Can't wait to hear all about the conference!

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  13. These cards a fabulous and i love the non-traditional size! Have fun at Haven!
    katie@mydiyhabits

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  14. You're so fancy. I'm just going to gild myself for Haven.

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    1. We should just do our presentation in gold unitards. That would be hot! (or not)

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  15. What a clever idea!! Love how this instantly ups the chic factor!!

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  16. I love this idea! The business cards are so cute to start out with, but that extra bit of gold really makes them pop. So cute! I just found your blog and can't wait to peruse more. It is so fresh and fun. There's nothing like finding a new blog and going back to read all the past posts. Hope you're having a great day!

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  17. super cute Cassie! Thanks for info too on Pixelimpress!

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  18. I cannot wait to meet you Cassie at Haven! I LOVE the gilded edges! Can I copy that???? See you tomorrow!

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  19. Seriously? The creativity and cuteness is mind blowing! Love you girl!

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  20. My cards are so damn similar! From Pam also.....but I guess I need to bling them up like you did....is your brain always on!

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  21. They are so you! Safe travels my friend. Hate to miss, but will follow along on IG!!!

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  22. I am doing this tomorrow because I am a Cassie-copy-cat. Safe travels!

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  23. Those are fabulous business cards! The gold adds the perfect about of glam and makes them fun. They are very you! Your nails look great, too. Have fun at Haven!

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  24. Love those cards! And great thinking with the gold edges! They're gorgeous!

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  25. These are SO pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Ummmm, yeah. This is SO happening! LOVE!
    PS Pinning!

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  27. I love this idea!! I wish I was going to Haven so I could get one of the beauties (oh ya and meet you too!!). Have a fantastic time!

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  28. Oh, Cassie, anything with gold is SO much better! My house is literaly sprinkled with it.

    Wish I was going to Haven, too, but maybe next year I'll be able to go. Have fun!

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  29. Oooh these are gorgeous Cassie! Such a great idea!

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  30. Awesome cards Cassie!

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  32. The cards look great, Cassie! I definitely prefer the gold leaf marker method over the paint. I think it's easier to do and makes less of a mess. I love the print on the cards too. Thanks for sharing! -Fidelia @ Momentum Graphics

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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