Camille Styles

Best of Alt :: Creative Biz Cards

January 25th, 2012


Morning everyone! So, y’all know that I went to Alt Summit last week, and was once again blown away by the talent, creativity, intelligence and all-around style of the ladies (and gents!) in attendance. Well, when it comes to personal branding and biz cards, you better be ready to bring it, because these Alt Summit-ers are not messing around. Last year I did a roundup of my favorite cards from the conference, and this year the ones I collected are on a whole new level, so I couldn’t resist showing them off. Confetti, neon edging, washi tape and tiny envelopes were all fair game…and I’d love to know which one’s your fave! This afternoon, I’ll be sharing the DIY details on how I did that gilded edging on my own cards, but for now, keep reading for more lovely detail shots and a few of the bloggers behind them! 


Stephanie’s card is an instant party in a teensy glassine envelope.


Laura is as adorable as her crafty cards, complete with teal thread to “tie up loose ends.” I’m keeping mine on my desk in case of emergency!


Remember Michelle and the glittery holiday table she shared with us in December? Not surprisingly, her cards are just as sparkly with gold foil galore. So gorgeous.


I must say that Jessie’s cards scored the most points for creativity. To accompany her shaker-shaped cards for her Style & Pepper blog, she passed out tiny pepper shakers full of candy confetti. Adorable, right?

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  1. All of these cards are awesome! Love all of the little details that make them memorable. The pepper shaker tops the whole thing! Super creative.
    Have a wonderful day Camille!

    Amy R.

  2. Oh, what inspiration! I have to make it to Alt Summit next year – the cards alone make me sad I missed it.

    ~ Ashley

  3. Jennifer says:

    Great ideas! I’m trying to think of an extra creative to share my business cards during Texas Style Council this year. It’s great to see all the cute things other bloggers have come up with!

  4. Deepa says:

    So much creativity! The photo cards with rounded corners (to the right of Michelle Egmont and A Piece of Toast) in the first image really intrigue me. Camille, could you tell us whose cards they are?

  5. What lovely ideas! It is amazing how creative some of these are!! So great you do a roundup for those of us that couldn’t be there

  6. Jjanga says:

    I love the creativity! Those cards in envelopes with confetti are too cute!

    xoxo, Jjanga

  7. Molly says:

    There is no way I could pick a favorite out of all of these! They are all incredible and inspiring. Great post! xo

  8. OMG Some of these are super creative. The confetti ones would be perfect for event planners.

  9. Melanie says:

    Camille, thanks for including my card! I guess you ate the candy, huh? 🙂 It was so great to meet you and I LOVED your panel. I hope we get to talk more next year and tweet more this year. Take care!

  10. Morgan says:

    Camille, these are all just amazing! what a great round-up!
    It also made me realize that I never gave you a card…I guess we already knew how to reach each other 🙂

  11. kerri says:

    I love this post! So beautiful… and so many talented folks out there!

  12. Anne says:

    Love all of these…and to think I hear people say that paper business cards are a thing of the past! They haven’t seen these.
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Kate says:

    I love the idea of filling glassine envelopes with your card and confetti — great inspiration!

  14. Carol says:

    Whose cards are those in the upper left hand corner with the tiny envelopes? They are darling!

  15. I wish I could have attended. It looked like so much fun. I would have loved to hang out with all the lovely ladies!


  16. Thank you so much for featuring my business card! Confetti, Sailboats, Parties…that’s what Newport is all about! Great meeting you xox

  17. laura parke says:

    thanks for featuring my business cards, camille! i loved seeing how creative everyone got with theirs at Alt summit. and thanks for sharing your insights on personal branding. i learned so much from your session that i’m already implementing! so lovely to meet you as well.

  18. Love the little glassine bags and cnfetti, makes a unexpected and chic presentation!

  19. Rachelle says:

    Camille, thanks so much for featuring my business cards! I loved yours and can’t wait to see a Tutorial on it!! It was so fun meeting you at ALT by the way! You are super talented!

  20. Sherri says:

    How very timely as I am re-doing my cards as we speak!

  21. I feel like I should frame all of the cards I got at Alt! Thanks for sharing this round-up!

  22. Molly says:

    I spy my card! Thanks so much for sharing it 🙂 I’m still oohing and ahing over all the cards I collected while at Alt… All the creativity totally blew me away!
    Hope you’ve been able to recover after such a crazy weekend. Sally and I are going to be in Austin over Presiden’t weekend next month so if you and your team of girlies are up for drinks we’d love to see you!!

  23. Anna says:

    Oh my goodness, thank you SO much for featuring my cards! It was wonderful to finally meet you at Alt– I was truly blown away by your poise during your panel. Great j-o-b! Anna xx

  24. Susanne says:

    These are wonderful! What a treasure trove of great design ideas. It’s always interesting to see what creative people come up with as a representation of who they are and of their work. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  25. Ooooohhhhhh. So many goodies to choose from! First off, your cards looks fantastic! Very polished and I’m always a fan of gold! The confetti in a shaker is pretty darn cute, but I’m also a big fan of a tiny glossine envelope! Emily Thomson’s layered simplicity catches my eye too. Well done everyone!

    • Camille Styles says:

      Agreed, I couldn’t believe that Emily’s cards were actually printed with a script-y font…it looked JUST like hand lettering!

    • Emily says:

      Wow! Just strolling through and had to say a huge thank you! I’m so glad you thought my cards were so eye-catching! And thank you, Camille, for featuring them.

  26. Marta says:

    Question: to whom the card with a woman over Michelle?
    Thank You C.

  27. Kelly Moore says:

    Camille…..what a pleasant surprise to see my card featured :). It means so much that someone thought my card was worthy of a photo since I designed and printed myself for the first time frantically before leaving for Alt. I think I took away the most priceless information from your panel..I am sorry we did not get to meet in person……..maybe there will be another opportunity!

  28. Lauren says:

    these are unbelievable! I need to order new ones! eek!

  29. Corry Ioli says:

    love this! every card is amazing!! I hope I can make it next year! love your site too!

  30. Carol says:

    C’mon, whose card is in the upper left with the teeny-tiny envelopes??? Enquiring minds want to know – and to give credit where credit is due!

  31. Julia says:

    Wow! I need to get to Alt next year. These cards are each pieces of art, and truly beautiful. I’m also loving your DIY gold edged business card tutorial.

  32. Camille, it was seriously so fun meeting you! Thanks for including my card in your lovely round up of amazing cards. It’s so fun seeing everyones incredible creativity. I loved getting to know you and look forward to seeing you at future conferences! xoxo Alisa

  33. Jodi Harris says:

    Thank you for sharing these business cards! Love-Love-Love it! I’m always on the lookout for a fun ideas with business cards. So I’ll guess I’ll have to show you mine!

  34. Jessica says:

    I wish I was a professional crafter-y person just to have some awesome business cards.

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    Where on earth do you get such amazing business cards made? I love them all!

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