When it comes to business, everyone wants to stand out from the crowd, and your business cards should be no different. One way to get noticed is to create one-off, custom business cards that give you that edge by providing something extra — something beyond what business cards are traditionally used for, which is the conveyance of contact information.

The business cards you’ll see below aren’t likely to be the usual everyday business cards handed out at a conference or in a meeting, but a creative promotional tool to attract better brand awareness.

With this in mind, we scoured the Web to find the very best examples of unique multi-purpose business cards to show some amazing and creative ways to really stand out from the crowd!

Matchbox

These ought to spark a bright idea!

Sponge

"Our reputation is spotless."

USB

Just make sure it isn’t the USB stick with your company’s confidential financial information in it.

3D Glasses

Well it improved the film industry. Oh, wait…

Condom

Work hard, but play it safe.

Wheel Nut Tightener

Extremely useful (if you’ve got a bike, that is).

Fortune Cookies

You may be hungry soon: order takeout now.

Ninja Stars

These cards should probably come with a health and safety warning!

Ninja Stars

Playing Cards

Anyone for a game of 52 card pickup?

Playing Cards

Nail File

"Our future is looking good."

Tea Bags

Brewing success?

LEGO

We couldn’t possibly do this showcase without a LEGO reference, could we?

(Fake) Camera

Cheese! (Or cheesy?)

Comb

A business card comb that plays classic rock music? This one scores an 11!

Chewing Gum

The perfect card for a sticky situation.

Pencil

Back to the drawing board.

Balloon

Inflation, in this case, is good for business.

Whoopie Cushion

Who says business can’t be a laugh? These are simply perfect for the Atomic Toy Co. who came up with the idea!

Lock Pick

Pick a card… or a lock.

Jewelry

This business is bling!

Shoe Polish

"Our designs really shine."

Paper Plane

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a business card!

Sun Dial

"Your time is important to us."

Ticket

Upgrade to business (card) class.

Coaster

Mmm… I’d love a drink right about now.

Menu

A menu? What’s next, printing business cards on food?

Meat Card

Yup! Just be careful your new contact isn’t feeling peckish.

Dog Biscuit

Dogs need to eat too, remember. Down. Sit. Beg. Good boy!

Condiments

Looks like they’re missing ketchup. (You can tell that I’m British!)

Scrabble

Yes! Triple word score.

Rubber Band

"Our rates are pretty flexible."

Scratch-off Card

Yay! You won my email address.

Dog Tags

They say the life of an entrepreneur is deadly.

Tongue Depressor

Certainly makes doctor visits more palatable.

Medicine

"Whatever the problem, we can find a cure."

Map

"We like to explore all the options."

Bottle Opener

The perfect companion for the coaster business card!

Pop-out Animal

Are you having a giraffe?

Torch

"To light your way to our services."

Magnifying Glass

"We can find you a solution."

Nutritionist Business Card

Just don’t eat the whole thing before memorizing their phone number!

Rubber Stamp

Just add ink, and everything is now a business card.

Penny Shooter

Losing an eye should get you out of that 4-hour meeting.

CD Business Card

Just eject this one from your cardholder to stand out in any meeting.

Spoon

An easy way to get your business in people’s faces. Or mouths.

Guitar Pick

Stairway to business opportunities

Dental Floss

"I’m afraid we have no plaques on our walls."

Peanut

May contain traces of business details.

Catapult (Card-apult)

Let the business battle commence!

Lego Brick

What can we say? We love LEGO.

Car

"We are a fast moving company."

Plant

"We intend to grow our business."

Price Tag

No need to shop around.

Clothes Peg

"We won’t hang you out to dry."

Model Kit

This one is for your Dad.

Clothes Patch

Wear your logo (not your heart) on your sleeve.

Word Search

"If you can’t work it out, we don’t want you to work with you."

Wood Man

Why not leave a piece of you (or a mini-you) after your meeting?

Ruler

How will your company’s services measure up?

Tape Measure

I can’t do another "measures up" joke after that last one, sorry.

Calipers

We just need a hammer business card for a complete toolkit now.

Bookmark

"We keep things well organized here."

Hairclips

Success is a close shave these days.

Dominos

Maybe knocking over a few could be a metaphor for a bad day.

Author:

Simon Goble works at MOO. MOO loves to print, offering custom double sided business card templates, unique mini-cards, postcards, sticker books, greeting cards and more. Visit their site and follow them on Twitter @overheardatmoo.