I never realized how necessary business cards were for blogging purposes until I started attending events, meeting other creatives, and talking openly about my blog. Business cards help others remember you and help them find you. There’s nothing worse than meeting someone and having to write down their information, it’s much easier when you can grab their business card and be on your merry way. When it’s not always in the budget to be working with a designer as much as we want to, business cards are so easy to DIY for under $20.
Like most of the printables and projects I work on for the blog, I used Canva to create my biz cards for Seashells + Sparkles. One of the biggest perks is that you can go in and make changes without having to start all over again, which is very convenient when I realize I have made mistakes or if I want to make tweaks.
The first thing you’re going to do is ‘create a design’ and scroll down to ‘business card’ in the marketing materials section.
Once you open your new design, there are multiple (paid and free) business card templates or you can go through and design your own.
You are going to want to design the front and back of your biz card in two separate documents and save them as such, so be sure to keep this in mind while you’re designing both!
Now that you have finished designing your cards to reflect your blog (be sure to keep your branding consistent!), you are going to want to save the front and back designs as a PDF. Now that you have them saved, you’re going to want to head over to the Staples website and take advantage of their printing services!
Once you’re in the printing services tab, you’ll want to select ‘business cards’ so that you have the right dimensions!
When you’re in the business card section, you’ll have the option to upload your own design, browse designs, or create your own. Since you’ve already created your own and Canva, you’re going to select ‘upload now’.
This is where you’ll upload the front and back designs of the biz cards you designed in Canva before sending them to print.
Next, be sure to approve your design before continuing to payment and shipment.
Now the exciting part! Deciding how many cards you want, the paper you want them printed on, and whether you want to pick them up or get them shipped right to your house.
For my cards, I chose to print out my cards on standard paper stock with matte finishing. I went with a set of 250 cards for $14.99 and picked them up at my local Staples location. If you don’t live near a Staples, I definitely recommend having them shipped to you! And WA LA! You have your own set of business cards.
Did you design your own business cards?