At some of my very first events, I was amazed at how organised and prepared other bloggers were when it came to exchanging blog URL's and adding each other on social media. Instead of swapping phones and spelling out Twitter handles (as I had to do, awkwardly) I was passed various business cards by others. These told me everything I could ever need to know about how to get in touch with them.

At that point, I didn't think my blog was worthy enough of such a thing but as the year has gone by and I've been lucky enough to have some amazing opportunities, I changed my mind. It's great to have something to be proud of and whether you're working in a large business or self employed, it's always nice to pretend you have an air of sophistication.

Business cards are a quick, uber professional way of saying 'I'd like you to get in touch' and it makes communication on all parts that much easier. StressFreePrint were generous enough to print 500 business cards for the relaunch of The Dress Diaries and I absolutely love them.

I think a lot of designers will agree, the more time you spend making money from your craft the less time you have to use it for yourself. Eventually though, following the minimalist but colourful style of my relaunch, I sent across my designs.

On the other hand, StressFreePrint offer a full design service in case you don't know how you'd like your business card to look or you don't have any design tools yourself - or you just don't have the time! Just send across your details, colour schemes and logos and they'll do the rest.

I absolutely HATE all white business cards (sorry if you're a corporate type) therefore I went for a vibrant full colour print on the front. I love the mixture of turquoise and pink, I think it's much friendlier than my old header and it's eye catching in your purse.

The only methods of contact I use for my blog are through email, Instagram or Twitter so this is all I needed alongside the web address on the back. I've kept this simple and clear, so it's easy for people to find the details they need. It's super weird seeing my name on a business card, never mind one that I designed from scratch!

One of the best things about using StressFreePrint is that they actually send you a physical proof. If this is your first time ordering business cards, I'd highly recommend you ask for the printed proof as it allows you to see the colours as they will actually look, not just a web colour version! As soon as I received it - really quickly I might add - I simply hit the final button on the website and it was off to be printed.

Working in a design company, I know how difficult it can be to get a printed product exactly as you wanted it and StressFreePrint have been wonderful. The communication was great and I'm really pleased with the results.

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This post features products sent to me for review purposes. I'm really pleased with the outcome and opinions are all my own.