Trading business cards is big stuff at BlogHer. Pretty much everyone you meet gets one. And I came darn close to not having any to hand out. I had a new card designed and things just took longer than I thought....so there I was scrambling to get them printed the day before I left. I ended up going to Fedex/Kinkos where the most eco-friendly printing option was an 80% recycled cardstock. Next time I print I'll do better...100% recycled with as high a percentage of post-consumer material as I can find. I've heard that GreenerPrinter, Moo Cards and UPrinting all offer 100% recycled stock.
While I was waiting on the design, I managed to whip up a cute little pouch to hold my new biz cards. Eco-crafted from the pockets of a thrifted blouse, it has 2 compartments - one for my cards and one for the cards I picked up from others. I was planning to do a little tutorial on how to make it but it was so friggin' complicated I'd need an engineering degree to figure out how to reconstruct it. I'll try to come up with something a little simpler and share it with you later - promise!
P.S. The card is a sneak peak of my new blog design....coming soon!