Blogger Business Cards {Haven 2012}

Tomorrow morning I’m boarding a plane and heading to Atlanta for Haven 2012. You may remember back in January when I ran around my house screaming that I won a ticket from The Nester. I’m crazy excited but nervous at the same time. What if I have something stuck in my teeth when I meet a “big” blogger? (If you’re going to Haven and see me with something stuck in my teeth, please tell me. Thanks.)  What if my roommates get annoyed that I sigh in my sleep? (Don’t ask. At least it’s not snoring.)  What if people don’t like me? (It’s OK if you don’t like me, sometimes I don’t like me, but I’m a nice person and I recycle.)

In preparation for Haven, I designed and had my blogger business cards printed. Because I hear that bloggers give other bloggers “their cards”. Fancy. I put all my necessary information on the front with a pretty chevron print from Sprik Space, and I used the new logo Joy designed for me on the back. I could have jarbled up the front with my facebook page, Instagram username, Pinterest page, QR code, and my blood type but I decided to keep it simple for now.
I had Vistaprint print them on their premium matte stock. The first batch of 250 cards they sent me had some minor printing imperfections so I called their customer service department. They ended up sending me another 250 cards for free. So I technically got 500 cards for $36. That includes the 7 day shipping (which was actually 3 days) I paid for the first batch of cards.

Why yes, I did white out my last name. Only those who ask for my business card at Haven will know my true identity. Muhaha. Fingers crossed they don’t Google my name because it’s pretty rare, and I share it with only one other person who just so happens to be a criminal. Awesome.

I figured I would need something to keep the cards contained inside my bag. Because, you know, rubber bands aren’t the classiest. So I purchased this cute little business card case from Baffin Bags.
I saw on another blog to bring a binder/book ring and a hole punch to organize all the other blogger business cards I’m supposed to collect. Wouldn’t it be sad if I came home with 5 business cards? Uh oh, one more thing to worry about now.
Are you going to Haven?
Do you have blogger business cards?
Any blogging conference tips for me?

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  1. I’m so jealous that you get to attend with pretty business cards. The part of me with social anxiety disorder is glad I don’t have to spend my night freaking out.

    You will rock Haven. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  2. Adorable! So excited for you! Have a great time and make sure you tweet alot do we can all live vicariously you:)

  3. SO JEALOUS!!! Lucky you! Can’t wait to hear all about it and the bevy of awesome bloggers that you’ll meet. We know that John & Sherry from Young House Love will be there, because Sherry had to decline our event for the Sephora event we’re having in Richmond this Sunday night. If you see them, tell them that we said hi!! 🙂

    Love your business cards. We use VistaPrint too…their customer service has been great!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  4. Your bloggy business cards are so pretty, Chelsea! It’s hard to believe that Haven starts tomorrow. (Yay!). I think any nervousness I may have had has morphed into extreme giddiness. We’ll definitely have to meet. (And exchange business cards, of course!)

  5. Love the cards! You’ll rock the conference. They’ll make you Conference Queen and all shall love you and despair. (You’re probably not nerdy enough to know where that quote comes from, huh?) Have fun!

  6. Chelsea…I’m going to Haven too! I hope I’m able to meet you. I’m a newbie so I’m pretty nervous! If you see a girl stuck in a corner biting her nails, that’s me! :p <3 Heidi Rew from Parties for Pennies

  7. Looking forward to meeting you at Haven! Your cards are so cute! Mine are totally plain and boring. But it’s going to be so much fun!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  8. Have fun!! Cute card bag and cute cards!! They – and you will be a hit!!

  9. These are the cutest cards! And that PURSE. Oh my. I might be drooling a little bit over it. 😉 So chic!

  10. So fun to finally meet you 🙂 I wish I would have seen the binder ring holder trick before Haven! How did it work for you?

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