8 Business Cards That Will Elevate Your Professional Game

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Recently, as I handed my business card to a friend I'd just made, he looked at it longingly before putting it away, and commenting, “That’s when I’ll know I’ve really made it.”
And it’s true, having your own business card comes with a certain cachet — that you’re an adult, that you’ve “made it” in whatever profession you’re trying to “make it” in. It says you're serious about what you're doing, and demands you be taken seriously.
But the truth is, anyone can order business cards. They're not just for people whose employers provide them. You don’t even have to spend a fortune to get really nice, well-designed ones. Ahead, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite business cards — and you can order them all right now.
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Make sure they don't forget you by making your business card a magnet — that way your services will sneak into their subconscious every time they open the fridge.

1201 AM Design Studio Hair Salon, Stylist, Beauty Girl Magnetic Business Card, $11.15 for 1 pack of 25 cards, available at Zazzle.
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Nothing says punk-chic like recycled, eco-friendly brown kraft paper business cards.

Print Peppermint Recycled Brown Kraft Business Cards, $69 for 100 cards, available at Print Peppermint.
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Who needs a thank you note when this is your business card?

Waui Design A Pleasure Business Cards, $57 for 100 cards, available at Minted.
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We're kind of suckers for anything with arrows — and anything in this font. (Great color choices, here, too.)

Petite Alma For Tiny Prints Delicate Type Cashmere Pink Business Cards, $29 for 100 cards, available at Tiny Prints.
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The design aspect of this card has architect written all over it, and the mustard adds a bit of zest.

Magnolia Press Geometric Gem Mustard Business Cards, $29 for 100 cards, available at Tiny Prints.
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When you want your business cards to stand out among the pile, black with foil stamping gets the job done.

Print Peppermint Black Business Cards - Uncoated Black + Foil Stamp, $129 for 200 cards, available at Print Peppermint.
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Sometimes it’s nice to do things just a bit differently. This card is vertical rather than horizontal (great for designers), and the color options all have a sweet spring vibe (perfect for landscape artists!). If you're feeling fancy, go for the pearlescent paper for an extra $11.

Simplete Design Real Simple Business Cards - Pearlescent, $68 for 100 cards, available at Minted.
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Calling all the artists out there! This one is perfect if you want to abstract expressionism your true painterly self.

Birch & Oak Paperie Abstract Brushstrokes Red Turquoise Business Card, $28.05 for 100 cards, available at Zazzle.
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We know, we know, these are a serious splurge, but if you're even considering going that route, these are the cards to do it with. These cards are letterpress, printed on heavyweight card stock, and will surely make you unforgettable.

Sesame Letterpress & Design Floral, $250 for 250 cards (1 color, 1-sided 130-pound Strathmore Cardstock), available at Sesame Letterpress & Design.
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