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A C&T Q&A – For YOU! Show us your business cards!! #CTBizCardChallenge

So, today I finally got around to designing a business card for Create & Thrive.

I used to just have one card with everything I did on it, but I realised that it was more useful to have two separate business cards for the 2 things I do – one for C&T, and one for Epheriell. This way, I can hand out the appropriate card in the appropriate places. When I speak, I can use my C&T card, and when I do markets etc. I can hand out my Epheriell card. (And, if I ever move on from either business, I won’t have to trash my cards like I did when I sold *bespoke*!!)

The design process is really interesting – in fact, when I was designing my Epheriell card a few weeks back, I was unsure of my design, so I shared it with my FB community, and got some amazing feedback! Their help made my cards into something truly gorgeous, rather than the mediocre effort I started with.

Here’s how the Epheriell card turned out…


So, it’s got me thinking… I’d love to see your business cards!

There are a few ways to share:

  1. Just leave a link to a photo of your cards in the comments

  2. Upload a pic of them to the C&T Facebook page

  3. Share them on Instagram/twitter/Pinterest and tag with #CTBizCardChallenge

I’d also love to hear the story of how you got them – did you DIY your design? Did you hire a designer? Did you use a site like Moo or Vistaprint to make them?



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Jess Van Den is the editor of Create & Thrive, and has been a full-time creative entrepreneur since 2010. She makes eco-conscious, contemporary, handmade sterling silver jewellery under the Epheriell label, and blogs about her jewellery and other beautiful things at You can catch her on twitter @JessVanDen.



Hi Jess, I just ordered my first business card this week, through Vistaprint. I guess it’s not very amazing or original, but it’s kind of me, plus it matches my new Esty banner. I was thinking of your words during the process of designing and ordering the business card – about WHEN we actually start to feel like a business person. Well, for me, it was at that moment, when I felt I really would be proud to hand out my card to anyone who comes my way. I love your new card, by the way – it’s a thing of beauty.


Kathy, that’s brilliant!! What a moment 🙂


My first ever card was a little vista print one and I still have fond memories as that first card is like your honeymoon period in biz – everything is new and exciting! I always self designed because I enjoy it and for my first batch of ‘serious’ cards my local graphic designer tidied my work up and then printed. She closed down by the time I needed new ones and then my love affair with moo started! I have continued to design my own and love the half sized mini card for promos and labels.. Gosh just beginning to realise I must be a business card geek as I really enjoy the process and collect other people’s too! As Kathy says it really does feel official when you finally get the cards!

What say you?