I've meaning to make some business cards for my blog for quite a while now. That way if it happens to come up in a conversation, I don't have to hope the other person can remember my ridiculously long blog address and spell "Momma" the same way I do. Handing someone a card is a lot easier.
However, I didn't want to spend money on professional cards. They get cheaper if you print thousands, but I don't need that many. (I made that mistake once already when my sister and I started our headband business. We're done with it and still have tons of cards.) Here's what I came up with.
So, here's what I did. I got on Picnik and created a layout I liked. A business card is typically 3.5"x2", so you want to make sure you use that ratio in your design. (If you're not sure how to create a design there you can find my tutorial on creating printables HERE.) Once I had it all set I imported the jpeg file to Works. (Any word processing program has a business card layout and it's usually located under the create labels section.)
I am super cheap and I hate using all the colored ink in my printer. I also don't think it prints out that nicely, so I decided to print the card on bright yellow cardstock instead. Then I cut them out.
To add a little more interest I got out my Scribbles dimensional fabric paint. You can use it on all sorts of projects.
I filled in the star with the paint. It gave the cards a fun, unique look.
I experimented with other colors on the star as well. They were fun and easy to make. They still have a professional look and a pop of color, but without paying for it.
And now I don't have to scrounge around for a napkin or something to write my blog address on.