cards are king


If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I was having more fun than should be allowed on Thursday. I had the distinct pleasure of attending Alt Summit NYC, held at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia headquarters. It was a glorious day of crafting, learning, eating and meeting like-minded souls. It was good stuff friends.


There were so many inspiring speakers–I scribbled countless takeaways and mantras into my notebook. But for this paper lover, it was all about the cards. If you’ve heard of Alt Summit or been lucky enough to attend the blogging conference, you’ll know the business cards are an unreal display of creativity and gorgeous typography. We’ve all fallen victim of technology, trading letters for emails or paper invitations for Paperless Post. But gosh darn it, business cards soldier on. I was in heaven.



I am not usually one to procrastinate, especially when it involves paper. But all this wedding planning has me in a tailspin. Before I knew it, Alt was days away and I was without cards! Eeep! I sent my sweet fiancé to Paper Presentation to procure some supplies and dashed to FedEx with a desperate plea for rush printing. Given two weeks time, I would have letterpressed these bad boys myself (three colors and all, because I love it that much!).

The ‘front’ of the card read like a letter, of course!

Well Hello There Darling,

It is such a pleasure to make your acquaintance. Let’s keep in touch, shall we? Please email me at And if you fancy, ring or text me at xxx-xxx-xxxx. What’s that? You’d like my postal address too?! I’m tickled pink! It’s P.O. Box 1219, New York, New York, 10519. I promise to write back.



The back has my name and my self-appointed official title: letter writer and stationery aficionado. And my website. I popped these in business-card-sized kraft envelopes and hand sealed them with wax hearts. It isn’t letterpress (Adam must have heard me ‘pout’ that a dozen times last week) but it feels like a letter. And I like that.

I loved trading cards and seeing the extension of people’s personality’s and brands on paper at Alt. Do you have calling cards?

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