Do you like looking at the design of people’s business cards? Whenever I attend a big event and business cards are being swapped, I love check out the design and colors that other designers have on their cards. I really think that a business card should convey a bit about your style and/or personality and should be a design that stands out.
I love my business cards, but it’s almost time for me to restock my supply so I’m looking at some new options. I want something that is bright and colorful and a bold pattern. In doing my research, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite business card designs to share with you. I found all of these on Etsy which is where I got my existing cards from.
5) Charming Elizabeth
There are hundreds of business card designs available on Etsy so if you’re in the market for business cards take a moment to check it out. I know you’ll find a card that speaks to you!
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Posted in ConfettiStyle Designs, ETSY, Lakewood Antique Market, Shopping The World, Things I Love, Thrifting, Vintage, tagged Antiques, antiques market, Flea Markets, friend tina, shopping, Style, Thrift Shopping, Vintage, vintage signs on March 19, 2013 |
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Just about every month I share the highlights and my purchases from my visit to Scott Antique Market. Scott’s is considered one of the finer antique and flea markets in the country so I feel blessed that it comes to Atlanta every month. I also feel lucky that Atlanta has another great market that opens each month, the weekend after Scott’s. Yes, I get to spend two weekends out of each month shopping for all kinds of vintage treasures.
Lakewood Antiques Market is open the third weekend of each month, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and while it is smaller than Scott’s it is still a treasure trove for vintage accessories, tabletop pieces, furniture, linens and collectibles. Perfect for an Etsy shop, design projects or crafting.
This month Lakewood had lots of great buys, so much so that after spending Friday shopping with my friends Tina and Dorothy, I had to go back for round two on Saturday with the hubby. (The fact that I was buying a mirror that saw super heavy had nothing to do with taking the hubby along )
I wish all of you could be here to shop these great markets with me each month, but I know that’s not possible. So instead I’ll share some of the pieces Lakewood had to offer. Enjoy the virtual shopping trip.
This wood wall plaque made from an old wine barrel was really cool.
It’s not secret that I love clipboards and I thought the idea of painting one with chalkboard paint was pretty great.
All around Lakewood there were lots of old vintage signs. I especially loved this one.
My love of vintage scales grew even deeper when I saw this beauty.
Another great vintage sign.
Lots of vendors at Lakewood upcycle furniture pieces. This dresser was upholstered on all sides in an old quilt with really pretty crystal knobs.
Vintage hardware and lots of it.
Cool architectural elements and a few old corks thrown in for fun.
I loved this painted dresser. My friend Tina scored the exact same piece at Goodwill for little or nothing and is in the process of putting her DIY stamp on it.
While Lakewood does not have the amount of true antiques that Scott’s does, this piece was a show stopper. This mirrored armoire had to stand about 10′ high and had the most beautiful curves and details. The mirror was in pristine condition. The dealer was asking $1299.00 which I thought was a MAJOR steal!
I loved this hand painted dresser. The top drawer and the legs really made it.
Vintage shoe lasts, great as an accessory on a bookshelf or table vignette.
There were two sets of these iron gates which could be great as wall décor or used as a decorative divider in a doorway. The pair was going for $225.00.
This super size jar was really pretty. A great shelf sitter.
Loved these spools of vintage tinsel.
I’m a sucker for vintage storage bins and really wanted this piece.
Tina and I met a new friend, Hilary who is also known as The Purse Lady. She shows at both Scott’s and Lakewood and has the most impressive collection of vintage handbags I’ve seen. If I died in her booth it would be the next best thing to heaven.
Stunning glass front cabinet doors!
Very cool vintage table with pull out extensions.
Loved this chair and thought it would make for a great DIY project.
I’m still kicking myself that I didn’t buy this vintage paper holder. It was gone on Saturday when I went back for it. Lesson learned!
Large ship wheels which would look great over the bed at a beach front home.
Vintage crates of all kinds…
and vintage rulers in all colors.
I bought a few of these vintage keys for my jewelry designs.
Drink crates stacked high.
A basket full of vintage tennis rackets. Loved the ones with the covers.
More vintage signs.
A great collection of luggage (sorry for the blur)
I loved most of these vintage clocks but thought they were a bit overpriced.
And just in time for spring picnics, this collection of vintage picnic baskets!
As I said, this months Lakewood show was the bomb. I walked away with a 4′ x 3′ arch top mirror for $20, several brass planters and urn for $5.00 each, silver trays that I snagged for $3.00 and a few other goodies that will be showing up in the shop soon.
I can’t wait for next months Lakewood show. One of the halls is going through a renovation and will be expanded to include even more vendors, which means more shopping~
Until my next shopping adventure….
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Posted in Design Details, Design Tips, ETSY, INSPIRATION, Patterns, PILLOWS, tagged Cost Plus World Market, Crate and Barrel, Pier 1, Style, Trends, West Elm, Z Gallerie on March 15, 2013 |
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The right balance of pattern, color, scale and texture!
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Posted in ConfettiStyle Designs, ETSY, SCOTT'S ANTIQUE MARKET, Shopping The World, Things I Love, Vintage, tagged Antique Shows, Flea Markets, shopping, Vintage on March 11, 2013 |
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Ok, I know I am not the only one who roams the aisles of HomeGoods and TJMaxx looking for inexpensive decorative accessories and comes home with a bag full of the adorable baking supplies. Lately my obsession has been with cupcake liners AND the only problem with that is that I don’t bake!!!
Well, there is a method to my madness! Upon seeing stacks of cute and inexpensive cupcake liners sitting on the store shelves I started thinking about other creative ways I could use them. After all they are just pieces of patterned paper and patterned paper can be used in lots of ways, right? As that thought was running through my head the idea hit me…use them to decorate wrapping paper.
So here it is, my latest Gift Wrap Inspiration using Cupcake Liners!
THE INGREDIENTS: Decorative Cupcake Liners
Solid Color Wrapping Paper
Wrap your gift box in the wrapping paper
Wrap a band of Paper Ribbon around the box
Create a Paper Ribbon bow and attach it to the center of the box
Iron your Cupcake Liners flat with an iron set on low heat
Attach the Cupcake Liners randomly over the surface of the box with double-sided tape
THE RESULTS: A Pretty Darn Cute Gift!
I’m going to love wrapping gifts with all the cupcake liners I bought, and if I ever decide to take up baking cupcakes I’m ahead of the game!
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Posted in ETSY, GIFT GIVING, GIFT WRAP, Ribbon, Valentines, tagged DIY, Gift Wrap, Gifts, Inspiration, key to your heart, pom pom, Style on February 12, 2013 |
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When it comes to wrapping Valentines gifts, I’m loving these simple & sweet ideas!
A chic chevron printed bag with black and white twine and a hand stamped tag! Perfect for holding sweet treats or gift cards!
What could be more old school than a brown paper lunch bag with a handcrafted arrow of love!
As someone who loves to collect vintage keys, this wrapping idea is right up alley. A note letting your loved one know they are the key to your heart is all that’s needed!
I LOVE this idea which you could create with stickers or a little DIY hand painting!
What’s better than a can full of hearts, especially when it has a glittered love message!
And if you’re wondering how I wrapped the gift for my Valentine, here it is…simple and sweet!
White embossed wrapping paper tied with a red and white chevron ribbon and a red pom-pom. I added a king playing card, a vintage ticket and a heart tag to finish it off.
Kraft tags with red glitter heart available here!
Check out my Valentine DIY heart project here and my Valentine table inspiration here!
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