I found Jess’ – of Epheriell Designs – tutorial on how to make your own business cards this morning – Tutorial – Make Your Own Handmade Business Cards with a Flip.
I’ve made my own business cards in the past, and I’d recently bought some Tudor Business Cards – the ones with the perforations that you fold and then tear apart – as I’d been playing with them to create photo swing-tags.
I had a template for the Tudor cards set up already in Microsoft Word – so I used it. I knew then that the cards would come out at 90 x 52 millimetres – so it cut down on the mucking around getting sizes right in the Word document.
I’ve been wanting to have photos of my jewellery on the business cards – and not just the same photo, but several of my favourite pieces.
So when I read Jess’ tutorial this morning, I made making some business cards one of my tasks for today.
I like the idea of vertical (or upright) business cards – something a little different to the traditional. Plus I edit all of my photos square, so it didn’t look quite right to have the wording at a right-angle to the photo on a horizontal business card.
Then it was off to the printer to print them out on some glossy photo paper.
I only printed out 8, as I’m terribly impatient, and even though I had the document ready to go, it kept moving around the borders on me – ggrrrrrrr.
Next it was off to get my details down on paper. I decided to add my 2 shops – Etsy and Made It; my blog; email and contact phone number.
The first contact detail attempt was done horizontally, but when I cut them up and placed them with the vertical cards, it didn’t look right. So back to the computer to change all of the text direction to vertical and reprint them.
I cut up my cards –
and was then ready to assemble them. I’m going to go with Jess’ idea of using a jump ring, as I make jewellery, and I have a heap of silver-plated ones in my stash.
So here are my new cards!!
The second page with contact details –
And my third page, which will include a discount voucher –
I’m toying with the idea that future cards will all be printed on the photo paper – to give them a more substantial feel. But otherwise, I’m impressed!
So thanks heaps Jess – you were the inspiration behind my new and improved FLIPPING business cards 🙂