I made myself some new business cards the other day, based on a fabulous idea posted by Amy Dunn - her blog is called Lots of Pink Here. I found the idea through a Flickr group, and had to try it immediately.
I like how each one is different. Maybe not the best branding approach, but they are at least unique, and probably more likely to be saved and shared than a standard card.
I was about to order more of the printed cards from Vistaprint, but I'm glad I found this idea first. I like that they can be changed as needed. For example, my old cards don't have my new web address. Or, I could do a promotional code for my Etsy shop on just a few cards. The possibilities are endless.
I can do a tutorial, but it's a pretty easy process.
You create the cards in Word, then sew scraps of fabric to them.
I'll talk more about the cards and other fun branding and promotion ideas in my upcoming Etsy podcast, which I plan to post this Sunday, along with a special bonus freebie.
BTW, if you have an Etsy tip to share for the podcast, please email it to me: email@example.com. If I use your tip, I'll of course give you credit!