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Social Circle Cards: Business Cards For Bloggers

24/02/2017

I recently purchased some cute little business cards from Social Circle Cards. They are designed in a way that makes them perfect for bloggers and social media influencers, plus they are really cute.

Social Circle Cards business cards for bloggers
Social Circle Cards business cards for bloggers

I found out about the Social Circle Cards a long time ago now, but at that stage they didn’t have many designs and there was nothing that was really my style. I have been looking for a blog business card for quite a while now as people frequently ask me about this blog and I have nothing to give them so they can remember the name. I made a Pinterest board (Blog Business Card Ideas) as it’s an easy way of collecting ideas in one place. You will see from the board that I have a tendency to like all the business cards that have any sort of metallic theme (rose gold is especially my favourite), but getting real foiling on a business card is really expensive and well out of my budget. I also really like cards that have a unique shape because the cards stand out more that way, and to me they aren’t too formal looking for a blog. I spent a long time looking through various websites and styles but I eventually came back to Social Circle Cards and the Aubrey Business Card style. The pink watercolouring and rose gold texture are right down my alley. I didn’t want any graphics that were specific to a beauty blogger, but they do have cards like that if that’s what you’re after.

Social Circle Cards business cards for bloggers
Social Circle Cards business cards for bloggers

There are two main categories on the Social Circle Cards website, the Social Cards and the Business Cards. Both sorts have the double sided scalloped circle design but there are more design options in the business cards and there is the option of getting a logo or word printed on the back of the card. I was originally going to put the lovealinta.com URL on the back of my cards but I decided to put it on the front and leave the pretty textured backing the way it is.They now also have a business card option that is a complete custom card designed around your logo.  Both card categories have a maximum of 5 social media contacts, URLS  and/or emails on the front. After you submit your order, you receive a customisation email where you tell them what you want on the card, and you also get revisions if something isn’t right. I changed the position of the url so that it was at the top of the card rather than the bottom and got the long ‘cruelty free beauty blogger’ title added in, so they are happy to customise to your preference.

Beauty blogger business cards
Beauty blogger business cards

The second thing I purchased from Social Circle Cards was the matching card holding case. Every card design has a matching card holder that you can also customise. You can put your logo on it or do what I did and use your name and the card background. The little case comes with a matching tassel, mini heart with social circles branding (easy enough to remove if you want to), and a clip that allows you to attach the case to your bag. When I first opened the case, I thought it might be a bit too flimsy and easily opened to put it on my bag but I tried forcing it open and it is actually a lot sturdier than I thought it was going to be. It ends up cheaper to buy the cards and case together but they are available separately too so you can buy cards and a case at a later date or extra cards to fill your case when you eventually run out.

Social Circles
Social Circles Aubrey business cards and case

The ordering and customisation process was really easy. It only took 7 days to ship from ordering, which included emails about customisation and the printing time, so that was much quicker than I was expecting, plus it only took 8 days to ship here from America. The cards came packed in a hard cylinder so there was no chance of the package being squashed. The case and cards themselves were placed in a pretty black gauze bag and they included extra cards on top of what I bought. 50 cards plus the case cost $39.95 usd plus $14.95 usd shipping to Australia which ended up cheaper than another card company I was looking at in the beginning.

Social Circle Cards and case
Social Circle Aubrey cards and case

My experience buying these cards has been really positive and I will buy more of the same style when I run out of my current stack. I love the unique shape of the cards, the amount of designs that they have (including many aimed at certain blog niches like beauty, fashion, travel and food) and the custom cases that make carrying around the cards so much easier. I think they’re a great business card option for any bloggers, vloggers, social media influencers or small businesses. Do you like the look of these Social Circle Cards? Have you bought some yourself already?

See posts from other beauty bloggers at Fabulous and Fun Life’s link up.

Love, Alinta

11 Comments

  • Ingrid Ingrid 27/02/2017 at 9:06 pm

    We have similar tastes! I absolutely love the shape and design of your cards! Pink and rose gold are favourites of mine too!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

    • Alinta McMurdo 27/02/2017 at 10:44 pm

      You should see my beauty room – all pink and rose gold hehe

  • space of beauty 28/02/2017 at 4:50 am

    These are totally awesome!
    I have some standard business cards I had made awhile ago, however I did put a picture on which I want to change now!

    • Alinta McMurdo 28/02/2017 at 8:53 pm

      I tried not to put a logo or anything on them as I knew I would change my mind and not like these cards lol

  • Lena 28/02/2017 at 9:55 am

    I love these cards! Mine are so boring and plain.

    • Alinta McMurdo 28/02/2017 at 8:54 pm

      Hopefully people will like them when I hand them out 🙂

  • Claire Talks Beauty 01/03/2017 at 1:22 pm

    I love these ! The shape and the design are awesome !

    clairetalksbeauty.com

  • kats (@katshepsutt) 01/03/2017 at 9:52 pm

    Well now Alinta, you’ve inspired me to place an order – these are super cute and so different! I’ve never had a blogger card – high time I did something about that xxx

    • Alinta McMurdo 02/03/2017 at 12:29 am

      These are my first blogger cards, well overdue though. They were really easy to work with 🙂

  • marisarobinsonmua 04/03/2017 at 5:46 pm

    These look so lovely! I am definitely going to bookmark your post for when I am ready to order more blogger cards 🙂 thank you for sharing x

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#pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. 
#pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. 
#pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    With it being #pridemonth, we are going to talk about the A in LGBTQIA+ (while you look at some of my rainbow-ish nails from over the years). The A stands for Asexual, or Aromantic, or Agender,, but not Ally. Asexuals are people who don’t experience sexual attraction to others (or only do in certain circumstances, like those who are grey or demisexual). It’s a spectrum, we’re all different. Many aces still have relationships, whether romantic, sexual or queer-platonic. Asexuality is about attraction, not relationship status. Aces are frequently erased from the queer community. Last pride was particularly bad for ace erasure and hate. Aces belong in the queer community. Many aces have a hard time coming to terms with being ace in our hyper-sexualised society, and then they have to deal with erasure from their own community too. I personally would have been saved years of worrying that something was wrong with me if someone had just explained the difference between sexual and romantic attraction to me as a teen. There are so many amazing aces out there who deserve to be supported, especially by the queer community. So, don’t forget to include the A if you’re going to use the LGBTQIA+ acronym, and show for aces, whether you’re in the community or an ally. #pride #asexualpride #LGBTQIA #pridenails #rainbownails
    3 months ago
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    Plastic packaging and beauty products. What can one change do? When @trilogyproducts changed from plastic spatulas to bamboo ones, they stopped producing 208,000 plastic spatulas a year. For me, that means I now won’t be adding to my very large pile of plastic spatulas that I have accumulated over the years by using the Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream every day. No other night cream compares for me, so I’m glad I won’t add to that pile. I kept them all hoping that I would find a use for them but that has yet to happen 🤷‍♀️ A lot of beauty brands market that their plastic can be recycled, but many of those products can’t be put in curbside recycling. When they can go into the recycling bin it doesn’t mean customers are actually doing that, and even when the plastic does make it into the recycling bin, it doesn’t mean it’s actually recycled. There’s a huge amount of plastic in recycling centers that never gets made into something new. So I appreciate it when brands do make changes like this because I can see the result as a consumer. That doesn’t always mean the change is automatically better for the environment, because there’s no way of knowing if the brand uses more materials or greenhouse gases to make the new version. Beauty brands can be very cagey about their greenhouse gas emissions, particularly their scope 3 emissions. Therefore as consumers we can often only make best guesses as to which brands and products are the most sustainable choice. Changing plastic packaging is however a very obvious difference for customers, because we see the difference in where our waste goes. So as a customer I do like seeing brands moving to products that aren’t plastic, or at the very least using plastic that is easily curbside recycled. Many beauty brands have a long way to go before their products are easily recycled, but Trilogy is one of the brands who have made an effort to change this. So long story, short, I love Trilogy skincare products and appreciate that they are trying to make the brand more eco-friendly. What’s your opinion on this? Do you have a weird plastic spatula pile, or is it just me? 
#trilogy #trilogyskincare #discovertrilogy #lovealinta
    Plastic packaging and beauty products. What can one change do? When @trilogyproducts changed from plastic spatulas to bamboo ones, they stopped producing 208,000 plastic spatulas a year. For me, that means I now won’t be adding to my very large pile of plastic spatulas that I have accumulated over the years by using the Trilogy Replenishing Night Cream every day. No other night cream compares for me, so I’m glad I won’t add to that pile. I kept them all hoping that I would find a use for them but that has yet to happen 🤷‍♀️ A lot of beauty brands market that their plastic can be recycled, but many of those products can’t be put in curbside recycling. When they can go into the recycling bin it doesn’t mean customers are actually doing that, and even when the plastic does make it into the recycling bin, it doesn’t mean it’s actually recycled. There’s a huge amount of plastic in recycling centers that never gets made into something new. So I appreciate it when brands do make changes like this because I can see the result as a consumer. That doesn’t always mean the change is automatically better for the environment, because there’s no way of knowing if the brand uses more materials or greenhouse gases to make the new version. Beauty brands can be very cagey about their greenhouse gas emissions, particularly their scope 3 emissions. Therefore as consumers we can often only make best guesses as to which brands and products are the most sustainable choice. Changing plastic packaging is however a very obvious difference for customers, because we see the difference in where our waste goes. So as a customer I do like seeing brands moving to products that aren’t plastic, or at the very least using plastic that is easily curbside recycled. Many beauty brands have a long way to go before their products are easily recycled, but Trilogy is one of the brands who have made an effort to change this. So long story, short, I love Trilogy skincare products and appreciate that they are trying to make the brand more eco-friendly. What’s your opinion on this? Do you have a weird plastic spatula pile, or is it just me? #trilogy #trilogyskincare #discovertrilogy #lovealinta
    4 months ago
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