Saturday, September 17, 2011

CUTE Custom Business cards!

This fall I am hoping to do a few craft shows with my Sgt. J's mom who makes super cute sweater mittens.
These are the ones she gave me for my birthday :) They'll make the coming cold weather a little more cheery anyway!
So anyhow, we would do a booth together. 
As I was thinking about what I might need to do to get ready (besides make tons more purses to have on hand) I realized that I should perhaps have something that visitors could take in case they were interested in checking out Sew Gloried online...hence the trusty business card.
Below you will find my take on the standard business card...and how I jazzed it up just a bit.
Cutter (you could use a good old fashioned scissors :)
Edge Paper punch

Design your business card.  I designed mine in Paint.NET by creating a new canvas that measured 3.5" wide by 2.5" tall (the size I wanted my business card) and centered my design towards the bottom of the canvas so that I would have room to edge punch the top without going into the words.

After saving my graphic I opened up a word doc and inserted my graphic. I adjusted the page margins so that I could fit 8 on a page.  Because I created my image with the dimensions I wanted my card cut I did not have to worry about adjusting space between the copies to allow for cutting room.  Print on cardstock.

Cut the cards to the size you wanted.  Originally I cut mine to 3.5" by 2.5" after edge cutting those, as you will see, I decided I had enough room to cut them shorter and ended up doing the rest 3.5" by 2 & 1/8" only slightly larger than a normal business card which is 3.5" by 2."

Using the edge puncher, punch the top edge of the cards.  If you don't have an edge puncher you could also use one of the decorative edge scissors to jazz up the top edge.  

And there you have it! Cute business cards that are just a little different (and a whole lot cuter in my opinion) than the average card!

The picture below shows the two different sizes I accidentally ended up with in figuring out which height I liked best.  But as I was thinking about it the taller ones have a space toward the top right that would be just perfect for attaching earrings to.  You could modify these cards soo easily for different uses just by leaving more space toward the top of the design creating room for bobby pins, necklaces, etc.

Happy Creating!

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  1. those are super cute Lisa! I really want a pair of those mittens too! but alas, i probably won't need them in Texas :(

  2. Those are great cards. The mittens are great too. I am going to make something similar with the cards to package some of the stuff I make. I love how you used the punch on them. Good luck at your booth.

  3. Wow, great job! If you get a chance, I'd love to have you link up to my party at Thanks for sharing!

  4. Such a simple idea but so elegant. I love it. Please consider linking up to the weekly Success U - Wednesday Linkup Party at

  5. These look GREAT!! I love the idea of using the border punch.

    I am having a scrapbook giveaway on my blog at the moment - drop by and visit!


  6. Thanks for the invite Athena! I will be linking up to your weekly Success U from now on, thanks for hosting!
    P.S. congrats on your 6 months! It flies by doesn't it? I can't wait for my 6 mth!

  7. What pretty business cards and a beautiful business name! So glad to have found and started following you from Thrifty and Fabulous!
    -Robyn from

  8. Thanks for stopping by Robyn! I'm glad you enjoyed looking around and decided to subscribe! I look forward to participating in your Follow Me Friday link party, what a fun idea!

  9. I LOVE these! What great business cards! Thanks for linking up to scrappy saturdays! I'm featuring you tomorrow so come on by and link up again and grab a button :)

  10. Those are the cutest business cards! Love the mittens too! A new follower via @ Candace Creations. I have a link up every Friday come join in if you like! I am sure my readers would love your projects. Theresa @

  11. Such cute cards! And thanks for letting us know how to make them! I am so glad you shared this @ Show & Share! Thanks so much!

  12. OMG I love this! They're so cute, I totally need to make some. Thanks so much for sharing and I'll be featuring this on tomorrow's Thrifty Thursday Link Party:)

  13. what a great business card...I need to make some to Order Business Cards.


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