Eco-Business Cards – Sustainable Lifestyle

eco business cards

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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.

Eco-Business Cards 

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…

eco business cards

Eco business cards

 

Homemade eco business cards

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.

Homemade business cards

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Stamps Direct 

I bought my stamper from a company called Stamps Direct. They sell a great range of eco stamps.

stamps direct

‘Our eco-line self-inking stamps are made from 100% recycled PET plastic like water bottles, so you can stamp with a clean, #greenconscience!’

Eco stamps by Stamps Direct

    • 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.

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self inking stamp

self inking stamper

I went for 3 lines of text, a small image at the bottom and a border around all of it.

Eco-business cards - Sustainable lifestyle #greenliving #eco #simpleliving #sustainablelifestyle

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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.

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Gina Caro

stamps directThis 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.

 

 

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26 thoughts on “Eco-Business Cards – Sustainable Lifestyle”

  1. I make my own cards for family and friends so would love a stamper to make them as handmade with love by Tracy x

  2. Such a fabulous idea for your business cards!!

    I’d love to use a stamper for my husband’s new company, (I might had to copy your great idea!)

  3. I would love to have one of these products because I’ll be moving pretty soon. I love to send letters and other items by mail, and this would really come in handy with the change of address!

  4. I use printed stickly labels for my address, so this would be more environmentally friendly 🙂 Thanks for running this comp.

  5. I do Avon and have to handwrite all my personal data on top of every order form, this would be perfect for that

  6. I would use it for books and sheet music that I lend to friends/ colleagues as I always forget who I have lent things to. It would also be useful for making quick business cards.

  7. I think the stamper would be extremely useful for when I send letters and parcels.
    I could also make myself some little cards to give out to people who need my details.

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