In today’s world of environmentally conscious policies and eco-friendly lifestyles, it makes sense to utilize waste and scrap for art. Many people make little arts and crafts out of waste, like tiny notepads out of discarded business cards. You can also use paint sample chips you get from the hardware store for making little colorful note pads to carry around in handbags and purses.
Giving away little notepads made with recycled paper and your business cards as cover on one or both ends, is one way of not only ensuring that people keep your business cards, but also use them regularly. Just use any recycled paper, and it will be ridiculously cheap. You will also get mileage for being eco-friendly and innovative.
It goes without saying that such tiny notepads will arouse curiosity in people when they see it in use, thereby bringing you word-of-mouth advertising. You can use them to advertise your business at office parties, trade shows, etc. These tiny notepads can be used to advertise not just businesses, but even to get people to donate, or volunteer or save the environment or the wildlife, etc. They can be given out at birthday parties and other functions to support your favorite star or show.
These mini notepads are ridiculously easy to make; just buy sample chips in a color you like; cut them to about 1/4th inch more than the size of the business card; place them on one end, the sheets of recycled paper in between, and your visiting card on top. Staple together, and voila, you have your mini notepad ready! For a tutorial that goes into more detail, check here!