Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DIY Blogger Business Card Ideas

Less than a year ago when we launched Two It Yourself I never would have imagined needing blogger business cards.  But when Hometalk asked me to host a Pinterest Craft Party at my local Michaels store, I knew I couldn't pass up on the opportunity on getting a little plug in for Two It Yourself.

I literally was lost. I had no idea what I would put on my blog business card.  I searched Pinterest and found Lauren at Thinking Closet's tutorial on DIY blog business cards and I was instantly inspired..and impressed!  Lauren was a little more on top of her game than I was, so she was able to mail order her cards. I was up against the clock and couldn't afford the ship time so I had mine printed locally at Staples.   The price was a little higher than if I had been able to order them online, but they came out beautifully and I had a coupon for 20% off.


I started by going to Staples.com and getting the exact dimensions of their business cards.  From there you can either use one of their templates to design cards or upload your own design.  I simply used the measurements and the safe zone measurements and then created my own design in PicMonkey.

I incorporated the colors, style, and fonts on Two It Yourself's blog so there was a familiar feel. I also wanted to make it a little more personal so I added a photo. It's always nice to put a name with a face, right? 

One thing that really helped me is that all of my social media handles are the same.  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram..they're all @TwoItYourself. This was great because I just imported some social media icons images and indicated that on each social network I could be found by simply searching @TwoItYourself.

On Lauren's suggestion I added the QR box (that little black and white pixilized thing) that seems to be popping everywhere these days.   There are several free QR Code Generators out there.  I used QRStuff.com and just typed in my blog's URL and it instantly generated a box.  I downloaded the image to my computer and then dragged it into PicMonkey. Literally 2 minutes of work and now it's easy for people to scan the box on my card on their phone and go directly to my website.

Once my design was ready, I simply saved it on my computer and uploaded it to Staples business card design center. 

It's important if you're making business cards to make sure nothing important is too close to the edge. Sometimes the printing can cut off the edge and you don't want to lose anything!  The preview screen on Staples.com clearly indicated any issues to me and I readjusted my design before re-uploading.

I ordered them online and a few hours later they were ready to be picked up.  I am thrilled with how they came out and even more thrilled that I had something to give to people so they remember Two It Yourself!

NOTE: I am not affiliated, nor was I compensated, by Staples or PicMonkey for this post. 

Thanks for stopping by 2IY! If you like what you see, we'd love for you to pin it!


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