Homemade Branding Business Cards

You probably know the importance, as bloggers or business person, of business cards, right? That’s why I finally made my branding business cards as a blogger =D hurray!!!. And the best part is that they are totally homemade!

Homemade Branding Business Cards

 

Homemade Branding Business Cards

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Para español por fa usen el traductor que esta en la barra lateral izquierda del blog.

Of course printing them in a lithography company or in some professional printers are the best way to get some really pro business cards. But when we still can’t afford that what we can do is making them ourselves and printing them the best we can.

I made mine in Photoshop and Illustrator because I know those apps from my profession but I know many of you use Picmonkey or other online great apps so you definitely can have your cool business cards.

The first thing you need is defining your style. If you already have you blog name as a logo and you brand colors you have half way done!. Then you design your card on one of those apps the way you like and always thinking of how people would see it. Is it easy to understand? Is it easy to read? Because we want people to keep our cards and remember us, right?

I made my cards design based on my blog new look. I defined my colors as gray, pink and green and my blog name is my logo. Then I just played with my elements. I want people to recognize me, if they have my card and see my blog they will remember and of course if they have seen my blog and then they see my card, they will again remember me! That’s how branding works. The constancy is the key.

 

Then I placed as many as I could in Illustrator {you can use apps like PowerPoint or publisher if you don’t know illustrator} so I could print them. In my case I made my cards both sides so I made sure to have exactly the same pattern in both pages and well centered so the printed result matches.

 

I have an Epson Stylus printer, so I highly recommend for this kind of projects, using Epson high quality mate cardstock or paper. There are special papers for HP too.  These kind of paper has special coats that make the ink stick and not being too absorbed by the paper and the result is a bright and sharp printed images.

I sent them to the printer in the best quality the printer has then I cut them and tadaaaaa I have my new cute business cards!!!

 

What do you think??? Do you have business cards? If so, how did you make them???
I LOVE your opinion and comments, it totally makes my day, it gives me a huge motivation to keep making fun stuff and crafts!!!
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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

15 Comments at Homemade Branding Business Cards

  1. Camila

    Congrats on your beauty of a business card. Looks awesome, professional and consistent with your brand. Thanks for sharing. Would love to feature this on an upcoming post I am doing on business cards over at http://www.ritewhileucan.com Let me know if this is something you would comfortable with.

  2. Camila

    Great tutorial and perfect timing for all of us who are planning our trips to upcoming blogging conferences!
    Thanks for linking up to Hit Me With Your Best Shot! Hope to see you again tonight!

  3. Camila

    Thanks for the great tips! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, hope to see you back on Thursday night!

  4. Camila

    Oh my gosh, they are lovely! You did a great job. I really want to get an Epson Stylus printer now. I’ve really been wanting to. Are there different models? How large a paper size can they print to, because I have some prints I designed that I’d love to print onto thick matte paper so that I can frame and hang them!

    See you on the next Funday Monday!

    Vanessa

  5. Camila

    These are really nice! I like that you got a lot on there without them being cluttered :) Thanks for linking up at Link It or Lump It this week!

  6. Camila

    Oh love this – this is something I need to get on and do

  7. Camila

    What a great idea! Have been looking to get cards printed, so must try this. Here from the Pin-It Party and pinning this!

  8. Camila

    awesome job
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  9. Camila

    Oh I think we are about due for new cards too! Thanks for the tips and reminder ladies!

  10. Camila

    Stopping by from the Pin It Monday Hop to tell you I love this idea! I have never thought of designing my own business cards but now I kind of can’t wait to do it! Pinning this great advice for future use.

  11. Camila

    This is a big help to me! I have really wanted to do this myself, instead of ordering cards. Now I think I could! Thanks so much!

  12. Camila

    This post came right on time!! The last thing on my list of things to do for today is to redesign my biz/blog business cards!

  13. Camila

    Thanks so much – I am definitely not tech savvy so this was so helpful!!

  14. Camila

    Great tutorial! I usually make my graphics with GIMP and I really have to create some Card for me too… Pinned!

    Hugs from Ittaly,
    MammaNene @ SergerPepper.com

  15. Camila

    I have Photoshop and had never thought of using it to make my business cards-thank you for the idea! I’ll work on it the next few days, and if I can figure out how I’ll show you the results :D Also, even though I am not Hispanic, I felt it was very nice that you added that touch to your blog. BTW, I found this link on Pinterest.

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