Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DIY Business Card Adventure

A couple of months ago I ran out of business cards and needed some for YouTube Unplugged. You know, when Google had the first ever YouTube Music Awards Show in October? Since it was 2 days before the event and too late to order from Vista Print because I was unwilling to pay next day air I decided to do it myself. I just got on my Samsung Galaxy Tab and started designing my little heart out.

This is the first version. Quite busy right?

I was kinda feeling it but something told me to consult with my design
team over at Bloggers Like Me on Facebook and thank goodness I did! I busted open Photoshop Touch again and went to redesigning as my blogger booskies guided me through the land of newbie graphic design.

I used the same social media icons that are on my blog. My goal was to make the card look as similar to my blog as possible so I used the same colours and copied the social media images from my blog side bar and added them in Photoshop Touch.

This thing comes with a built in stylus!! AWESOME!!

I then got some perforated business card paper from Kmart. I opted for the Avery brand. I've used it before with great results. All I had to do NEXT was go Avery.com and download the matching template to the 8731 paper. It yields 10 2''x 3.5'' standard size cards on one 8'' x 11'' sheet of paper. There 10 sheets so I got 100 cards. I LOVED that it was perforated because after everything I went through that day designing I DID NOT want to sit and cut cards. 

Like it? I do!
I'll be keeping and tweaking this design but will be 
using Vista Print next time.

Big thanks to my blogger boos over at BLM for helping this misguided soul. So proud to be a #BLMgirl. Check out BLMGirls.com to learn more about us!

Are you a DIY business card person or do
 you use a service to get your cards?

What do you think of mine?
If you have design suggestions feel free to comment below. Be nice. :-)

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  1. They look great! I'm in the process of "designing" some myself. I was on the fence whether or not I should combine the blog and my boutique on 1 card

  2. You did an excellent job! Also your picture is AMAZE! You better WERK!

  3. Looking good! I'm now working on rebranding my businesses for the New Year. Doing the business cards is one of my favorite parts of the rebrand process.

  4. They look great!! I'll be re-doing mine next month and I'll be sure to get you ladies opinions

  5. Great job!
    I've never made business cards before. I really need to invest in PhotoShop!

  6. @Britt @ One&20 Thanks. My Photoshop touch came with the tablet.

  7. Girl BLM saved me from looking cray. lol

  8. L. yea you're fab a designer and all but me? I don't plan on doing much more to the design after now. If I want something totally new I'll be hiring a designer.

  9. Thanks @SistaTV!

  10. I was on the fence as well but I decided to throw something on there. I still have to tweak it to make it look more cohesive.

  11. I think you can download CS2 which is an old version of Photoshop for free. Not 100% sure though, @L. please chime in on this.

  12. I had mine designed by a graphic designer. Greta job on yours.

  13. Thanks Nicole. One day I'll upgrade to an actual designer.

  14. I had mine designed, I'm not talented enough to do my own! I used a picture I took of The Eiffel Tower and used that as my backdrop. You are doing great to have done it alone!

  15. Thanks Roni! Girl it took me an entire day. I didn't eat until it was done. lol

  16. I think you did a great job, boo! I love the colors you used.

  17. Thank you Ariel!


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