I Need Some Serious Help With A Business Card!

Business By ConfectionsCC Updated 26 Jul 2011 , 5:43pm by Scrumtastic

ConfectionsCC Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 3:01am
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I have been playing on vista print for days, trying to come up with a design for my card that pleases me...and I am not liking it so far icon_sad.gif So, I googled "bakery business cards" and found some really REALLY cute ideas, and have decided since I am marketing myself as a "Boutique Cakery" I need a very adorable, high end biz card! Is there a different site that will allow me to do this, or should I just hire someone? Its not just the card, but flyers and pretty much my logo I am trying to create! Any help on what I should do would be greatly appreciated!

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scp1127 Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 8:19am
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http://zazzle.com
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3x the price and worth every penny.

imagenthatnj Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 4:00pm
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Moo. They have what they call printfinity, where you can print a different design or photograph on every single card in the pack. If you have good photos of your cakes, that's all you need sometimes, and your info will go on the back, just in type, until you get a hold of someone to design your logo and flyers.

http://us.moo.com/products/business-cards.html

They also have the very cute minicards.

bakerliz Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 4:21pm
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Zazzle has 50% Off Business Cards for 2 days only (that's what I use and I just got the email this morning) the code is 50CARDNEWBIZ

You can also check out istockphoto for some good images that might set you apart. You have to buy them, but they are much more unique than your standard clipart icon_smile.gif

tracycakes Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 2:20am
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I hire a professional. In fact, I just gave my information to our printer to create me a new logo. We are changing our name and need a new logo. It doesn't cost a lot and they do a great job. We have them make our business cards and our brochures. They have all of our information and if we need 1000 more brochures printed, they are done in a couple of days and they usually drop them off at our shop.

I've looked at some of these places and I knew I wanted something unique for me, not clipart that anyone can use or that are printed on cheap paper. Our cards and brochures are in high quality color on high quality paper and I think that helps show our professionalism, especially when I still worked full-time and only made cakes after hours.

ConfectionsCC Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 2:46am
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Originally Posted by tracycakes

I hire a professional. In fact, I just gave my information to our printer to create me a new logo. We are changing our name and need a new logo. It doesn't cost a lot and they do a great job. We have them make our business cards and our brochures. They have all of our information and if we need 1000 more brochures printed, they are done in a couple of days and they usually drop them off at our shop.

I've looked at some of these places and I knew I wanted something unique for me, not clipart that anyone can use or that are printed on cheap paper. Our cards and brochures are in high quality color on high quality paper and I think that helps show our professionalism, especially when I still worked full-time and only made cakes after hours.




Just messaged a girl today who just graduated graphic design, and she is a photographer! Turns out we are going to be working together on all advertising, she will do the special website and brochure photos, design logos, cards, car magnets, what have you! Did I mention her work is AMAZING!! whoa I am just too stinking excited about this part of "business building!" Much funner than health inspections LOL!

scp1127 Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 5:09am
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Because of my background in marketing, I designed my cards, my site, the vehicle wrap, etc. My web designer adapted it to the final products. If you order the highest quality Zazzle card, they are very high quality.

AnotherCaker Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 6:03am
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Moo baby, Moo. You really can't any higher end than that. When you hand someone one of those cards, the feel of it makes them look at it right then, feel it, caress it, look again.....sorry, I get carried away. Ahem! Anyways, they are thick almost like a credit card, tearproof, glossy, beautiful, just gorgeous. And the printfinity feature is way cool. I get mini cards, text cards, and the regular cards. The mini cards are really cute. Instead of trying to fit an entire cake on a card, I crop it until it's just one side of the cake. So you get a "slice" of a different cake picture on each one.
Yep. I loves me some Moo.

alvarezmom Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 8:35pm
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Zazzle!!!!!!!!! I googled "Whimsical business cards + bakeries" and some many FUN designs popped up. MOre $$$$ than vista but well worth it!

cakecoachonline Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 3:16pm
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I definitely think that business cards for a business that creates edible art - have to reflect the quality of the service you provide. If you go for cheap - your business will be portrayed as cheap. If the look of the card is not totally professional - isn't that how you will be perceived? Other trades could possibly get away with a cheaper business card - but crafts involving nice design - I don't think so.

AliBakes6167 Posted 21 Jul 2011 , 10:11pm
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I just came across this girl's website yesterday - loving it & her prices are really good. http://www.autumnleahdesigns.com/

DerrellC Posted 23 Jul 2011 , 11:39pm
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Question ? As i was reading this thread, I thought about taking our business card and doing a multiple print on an edibel image,then using them on correct size cookie,brownee,or cake as handouts,samples at higher end bridal shows or other functions where you would use a unique way to advertise.

Anyone ever try this ?

mburkett Posted 24 Jul 2011 , 12:26am
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For those who might be looking for a graphic artist. Check out elance.com. It's a site were you can post a project and have several companies bid on it. I used it to find a designer/programmer for a very specialized interactive web module. You can find graphic design, web design, blog writers, photographers and more.

imagenthatnj Posted 24 Jul 2011 , 12:33am
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Or, you can have a logo contest at one of these places where lots of people design your logo and you pick the one you like the most and pay for it.

http://logotournament.com/contests/from_scratch_cakery

mburkett Posted 24 Jul 2011 , 12:44am
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@imagenthatnj.....I love it.

SweetSuzieQ Posted 24 Jul 2011 , 5:51pm
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I'm fairly proficient in PhotoShop and, have a great local printer so, I took inspiration from a few places and made up my own.

I LOVE this card from Zazzle:

zazzle.com/luxury_bakery_cupcake_business_card-240839742566529855

So, I mocked mine up based on this concept.

imagenthatnj Posted 24 Jul 2011 , 6:08pm
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You've got excellent taste SweetSuzieQ. That's a really nice one. (I'm a graphic designer, so I see these pretty things every day.)

GuiltyPleasures Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 5:50am
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I have used this graphic designer a couple of times and she has made me a fantastic business card and pricing/informational brochure. She will do a custom business card design for $15.00 and that includes AS MANY revisions as are necessary until you are 100% satisfied. Her prices are beyond reasonable and her end product is great. Here is her link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sacredcyn

Tzoavva Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 7:44am
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imagenthatnj, thanks for the link you provided. Wow amazing work those designers do. I bookedmarked the site. Who knows maybe one day may come in handy.

SweetSuzieQ Posted 25 Jul 2011 , 1:34pm
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Thanks for the compliment imagenthatnj! It often drives people around me crazy that I have a vision and, won't stop till I get it perfect! HA My husband in particular since I want to feature him as a model on the pages of my website with his hair dyed pink and, biting into a big frilly pink frosted cupcake!! LOL

Scrumtastic Posted 26 Jul 2011 , 5:43pm
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[quote="DerrellC"]Question ? As i was reading this thread, I thought about taking our business card and doing a multiple print on an edibel image,then using them on correct size cookie,brownee,or cake as handouts,samples at higher end bridal shows or other functions where you would use a unique way to advertise.

[b]I tried this once for a blood drive my moms real estate company was having. I did sugar cookies with stack-able icing and a pre-printed business card made of rice paper. Since I attended and knew some people there I got some immediate feed back and even saw some of the people eating the cookies.
The rice paper business cards looked AWESOME! I got tons of compliments.
The cookies and icing tasted AWESOME! More compliments.
What I noticed though were the looks on peoples faces while they were trying to bite through the rice paper. It was a mixture of confusion & dislike. Some people just peeled it right off and put it in the trash. I asked the people I knew later what they thought and they said it had a strange texture, almost gummy, and no taste.
I have since then heard of another type of edible paper, I think they are made of sugar, that I am planning on trying next time around.

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