As you may have noticed, I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging at the beginning of the year. I was feeling pretty burned out after the rush of the holiday season, both here and at my nine-to-five job, so a break felt overdue. After a few months off, I returned feeling refreshed and more creatively excited than ever.
Lately, I’ve been positively brimming with new ideas—I pop up at night to write them down, I scribble them on post-it notes at work and I record them, line by line, in my Notes app on the bus during my evening commute. And it feels great. I’ve been getting back into the swing of blogging, with ambitious goals to match my renewed creative inspiration.
Since I’m more excited than ever about the work I’m putting out there, I want to make sure that people can actually find my site. I’m working on upping my social media game, but I’m also going the old-school route: networking. And that means I found myself in need of some new business cards.
I worked with Basic Invite to create these super-cute paint splattered cards, and I’m very into them. I started by finding a template I liked (although you can easily upload your own design, if you want to go that route), but the colors weren’t really on brand for Homemade Banana.
Enter: my very favorite thing about Basic Invite. They let you customize the color of every single design element, and they have almost unlimited colors combinations to choose from. I was able to opt for a warm, vintage yellow and classic coral to perfectly match my logo. You can also add gold, silver or rose-gold foil to your designs if you like, so obviously I’m already planning a future metallic version.
And, if you’re super on top of things and already getting a head start on holiday planning, pop over and peruse Basic Invite’s selection of Christmas cards. They offer over 40 different envelope colors, which makes my ROYGBIV-loving heart happy, and they also have a handy address capturing service that allows you to request mailing info from friends and family through a unique link you can simply share through social media. Pretty darn great.