I had been procrastinating on making business cards so shamefully that I was actually sending packages out without business cards in them.
Rookie move, Pumpkin+Bear!
The problem is that making business cards can be a little (lot) boring, so every time I have to make a new batch I try to do something different with them, to make the process more fun. I've done plain business cards on the backs of old record albums, fabric-backed business cards, vintage paper-backed business cards, business cards with stitching on them, business cards with beads dangling from them, photo business cards...
Inspiration was a little hard to come by.
As I was cleaning out one of my desk drawers (my desk is woefully messy, by the way. Sharing space with my laptop at this moment are a couple of packages to be checked, several books to review, schoolwork to be collated, shipping supplies, lots of pleasure reading, my morning coffee, a list of library books that need to be read and returned, the children's letter from Santa from TWO YEARS AGO, etc. Sigh...), I found all the little Perler bead candies that Syd had made, originally for her candy-themed birthday party, but, of course, she made about three times the amount that she actually needed for favors. I had tossed them into my desk drawer, not knowing what else to do with them.
And just like that--inspiration!
I used a little piece of double-sided tape to stick each one on, so that you can take it off and use it as a charm for something else.
Perler bead sweets aren't terribly thematically appropriate for my etsy shop, but, oh, well--they're cute and they were fun to make and they used up some bits and bobs that I didn't know what else to do with.
And they'll only last me for about a month or so, so if you've got any cute ideas for handmade business cards, send them my way!