What I was doing at midnight | How About Orange

August 12, 2009

What I was doing at midnight

Let's pretend you're planning an event and you need a way for guests with business cards to display them. Oh yeah, and you have no budget. I present to you: DIY business card trays. (Cardstock that's accordian folded and glued to foam board. Fancy.)

These are the Craft Social business cards I whipped up. We can write in the date and time for future events and give to friends or leave them with businesses. It must have worked, because we've hit the limit for sign-ups. Looks like we'll have 150+. I put a couple cards in the rack to test it, and in my sleepy delirium, just kept going because it was fun.

Photographer needed on Friday night UPDATE: Got one, thanks!
I know all this Craft Social talk must be excruciatingly boring for all the non-Chicagoans, but bear with me for one last thing: Is anyone planning to attend the Social who's good with a camera? Our photographer from last time can't make it, and we'd love to have some halfway decent pix from the night. If you're up for taking some shots, email me. And, uh, we can't pay you, but we might throw your name around some.

20 comments:

PJ said...

Love the biz cards and the display!

Bee Designs said...

Such a clever yet simple idea, I love it. I wish I hadn't payed out for some stands a few months ago.

Sarah said...

I'm not tired of hearing about it - just jealous!

thursday said...

So bummed that I completely forgot about it, and now can't go b/c it's full! Alas. Perhaps some other time. Hope you have fun!

Jackie said...

I highly recommend Jessie Stevens of Simply Jessie Photography

www.simplyjessie.com

Hannita said...

You're amazing! Also, I've sent you an email.

Grandma G said...

Shoot... I'm too late... I was gonna volunteer to photograph. If you'd fly me to Chicago, of course.

At least now I know why I don't hear from you anymore. ;-)

I miss you, Boss!

Mum/Sewer

eCommerce Architects said...

brilliant, as always :)

Melanie said...

brilliant, as always :)

Zee said...

I'm not a Chicagoan, but it doesn't bore me ... it inspires me! I so want to have a craft social in the DFW area. I think finding a place to have it would be the hardest part for me.

lottebees said...

I was so looking for something like this! Gonna fix something up like that for a marketstall we have to fill in 2 weeks.

Megan said...

Jess,
They look great! I linked to them from my blog, too.
Zee,
I may end up in the DFW area next year. I'm so glad to hear there's another Craft-Socially-minded person down there!
Megan

Jess said...

Thanks, guys. Now, who wants to come over to help print and fold all the table tent signs? :)

mmcdona2 said...

I was doing the same thing last night! But I stopped making the business cards at midnight, instead of forging on. I only made 15 because I was hand sewing them and just decided to start them yesterday, oops!
Anyway, I'm so excited for the craft social!
-Meghan

http://www.notyourgrandmascrafts.blogspot.com/

Zee said...

Megan, if you end up in this area, please email me! I always like getting ppl together to craft, sew, quilt ... fun stuffs. zeegirly@yahoo.com

Smarry said...

Such a clever yet simple idea, I love it. I wish I hadn't payed out for some stands a few months ago.

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Julie T said...

These are awesome!! And, I'll definitely share pictures.

tess said...

This is a great idea - will definitely use it! Thanks Jessica!

Tori {Daily Grommet} said...

What a great idea to have a craft social. At Daily Grommet, we are always on the hunt for new designs just waiting to be discovered. What a bonus to be able to meet and great with the artists themselves and get a little "social."

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