So, I sent out a sale from my Etsy site today and decided it was time to print off a few new business cards… only this time using my Gocco (long live Gocco!). I used a funny little book I picked up at the thrift store as my cardstock. First I read through the book, it was on tailoring techniques, which was interesting. Now that I’m done with the book I’ve decided to recycle it into my new business cards – it’s really good heavy paper. I cut a bunch of rectangles, roughly the size of regular business cards and then printed them with my Gocco.
On a side note, sometimes recycling and recycling craft ideas done in the home can be very confusing for 3 year olds… it’s really strange to have a conversation with my baby about why mommy is ruining what appears to be a perfectly good book and why I don’t want her ruining her books. I try to get her in on the destruction when I can, so it doesn’t look like mommy is hogging all the fun… but you can imagine.
This little recycling project cost me 1.29 for the book – I did the design myself and burned the screen – about 2.50 for the screen – no cost for the machine, I’ve had it a while and it’s long since paid for it’s self. I love when a little recycling craft project yields a cheap and cool product – I am really proud of these cards.
Here is me setting up the printing of my little Recycled Business Cards.