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DIY business cards

Today we’re sharing an easy way to make your own business cards lickity split… you know, in case you are attending a huge blog conference TOMORROW! πŸ˜‰  Here’s an easy tutorial for DIY business cards!
 
Take a looksie at our* Kelli’s business card:
 

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*Rest assured, we have a stash for Kristi but since she is on baby watch and is unable to attend SNAP this year, we’re just showing them personalized with Kelli’s name πŸ˜‰
 
It is kind of crazy how fast they came together but with a little luck, we made it happen 2 whole days prior to leaving, thankyouverymuch!  Kelli found a coupon at Staples, our local go-to printers, so Kristi whipped up a double-sided design in Photoshop, {yes, this is your official sneak peek to our new blog design that will go live with the WP switch here very soon!} and came up with this, keeping in mind we would be scalloping the right edge, hence the gap:
 

 
After the design was completed, we ordered our cards online at a steal of a deal.… only to find out Staples had a 7-day turnaround time.  
 
Yikes!
Plan B: Attempt to print our own cards.

Kelli headed to Staples with the USB port containing our 2 images in tow, purchased a package of high quality non-perforated edge business card paper and met a total lifesaver the efficient copy girl who took some time to re-size and configure the design to make it fit perfectly on the specialty paper and print it on their fancy laser jet printer. The next day, we picked up a package with a little love note from our new friend…
 

 

 …who was, in return, given a set of handmade button earrings by yours truly πŸ˜‰
 
Once they were punched out,

 
we scalloped the front right side and rounded the remaining 2 corners with some punches from our scrapbook supplies:
 

 
We did include Kelli’s cell on there but for world wide privacy, removed it from these images πŸ˜‰  Anyway, it was a super easy process and went really quick.  
 
The result is a simple business card that is chock full of our personality: 
 

 
Oh, and we can’t forget to show the cute cute cute biz card holder Kelli’s sweet hotel roomie, Kristy, made:

 Of course ours is the bottom one… it matches our cards perfectly.  Thanks again, Kristy!
We’d love to know if you ordered cards or made your own?

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PS: Can you all believe SNAP is tomorrow?!  Please don’t be shy about introducing yourself to Kelli; she would love to get to know you… and hand you her card πŸ˜‰
 

XOXO

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20 Comments

  1. Terrific function! This is the type of details that are meant to always be embraced through the internet. Disgrace for the get engines for the time being not placing that distribute second! Think about it around and speak with the web site. Cheers Equals)

  2. well aren't you super fancy, I had no idea you made them! Love the design, love the cut outs, love your new design, love you Kristi (Kelli, I know I'd love you, too, Kristi says you're nicer than her;)

  3. i am holding one right now!! πŸ™‚
    they are super cute.
    thanks for being so sweet this weekend. i hope your travels home were safe. i am chill in' at the airport right now. take care.

  4. I love those business cards!! Super cute!! πŸ™‚
    Have fun at SNAP!!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @Β {nifty thrifty things}

    PS: I can't wait to see the new blog design!!

  5. These are absolutely adorable!! Can I hire you to make mine hehe πŸ™‚

  6. holy moley your cards are insanely cute! I'll be swinging by the Queen Bee Market at Snap friday night so hopefully I can say hi in person!

    marissa

  7. Awesome! These are so flipping cute! I love the scalloped edge – that's a cute touch! Can't wait to see the new blog design too! I love the sneak peek on the cards! Have fun at SNAP Kelli!

  8. I big puffy heart LOVE these! They are beautiful! You can tell that you spent a little extra time on them to make them special & they are lovely, totally worth it!

  9. Your cards are so cute! I love the scalloped edge on one side and rounded corners on the other. So creative! I ordered mine from Vistaprint as soon as I knew I was going to SNAP. I hope we can meet at the conference and exchange cards, Kelli!

  10. those are super cute .. can't wait to make some 'for real' ones and super cute fun with the kids ones πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing the idea with us! Danielle – craftplaylove.com

  11. I ordered cards, but of course they've yet to arrive – – now what?!?!

  12. These are adorable! Great job, I need to make some as well. πŸ™‚ Have the best time at Snap–wish I were going. πŸ™‚

  13. Seriously, seriously perfect. Can't wait to see the new blog design…I soooo wish I was going to be at SNAP this year! I hope you have a fantastic time, Kel!!! And Kristi, take it easy, rest a lot, and enjoy your last few days as a family of 3!!!! Woo hoo! So excited for you, sweet girl!

  14. Those are great! Love the scalloped edge. I've been wanting to make business cards as well but the creative juices aren't flowing.

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