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Last year I ran a workshop which focused on how companies can work with bloggers. Before I went I wanted to get some new business cards printed to hand out after the event. In the past, I have just ordered some online and not thought any more of it.
This time, however, I went on a mission to find the most sustainable option.
It turns out that there are quite a few companies that offer eco-business cards options. However, I wanted to take it one step further. I wanted to create my own eco-business cards from leftover items that would ordinarily end up being recycled or worse put in the bin.
That is when I came up with the idea of getting a stamp created that had all of my details on. I then planned to stamp onto leftover card or paper. This is how the first batch came out…
I’m so happy with the results.
I love the fact that I’m using up waste items like leftover card.
I love the fact that I can just print off the amount I need for that day.
I also love that the stamper itself is made from recycled PET plastic.
They are also pretty unique business cards and when I hand them over to a potential client there is always a reaction. Which then leads on to a conversation about how and why I have business cards like this.
I used up whatever cardboard I could find including a box that had beer in it and a leftover parcel box.
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I bought my stamper from a company called Stamps Direct. They sell a great range of eco stamps.
‘Our eco-line self-inking stamps are made from 100% recycled PET plastic like water bottles, so you can stamp with a clean, #greenconscience!’
- This self-inking stamp is constructed from tough heavy-duty plastic resulting in a long lasting stamp capable of providing thousands of clear impressions over many years.
- Made from 100% recycled PET plastic, such as water bottles. Reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and lowering the CO2 emission
- Fitted with its own built-in ink pad, which is easily replaced adding to the life of the stamp.
Stamps Direct have quite a few different designs to choose from. I guess it depends on how much information you need on your stamp.
I went for 3 lines of text, a small image at the bottom and a border around all of it.
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So what about you would you consider making your own eco-business cards?
Get Your Own Eco-Stamp: Giveaway
Stamps Direct has very kindly offered me an eco-stamp to giveaway. The winner will receive 1 of the stamps found here.
If you’d like a chance to win your own personalised stamp then simply fill out the Rafflecopter box below. Please read my terms & conditions before entering. UK only. This giveaway will end on 17th July 2018.
This is a collaborative post with Stamps Direct. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I also bought my stamp, it wasn’t a gift.