While my design through Minted was really, really cute, I decided to try to create something on my own. Something that was original and a good fit with my blog style. Is it possible that I'm a little too consumed with this blog?? Even more importantly, these are way cheaper. That is always a plus, right?!?
So I started with one of the business card templates available through Pages. However, I didn't actually use the template; I erased the original design and just used the blank template for the margin layouts. That was much simpler than having to set the margins myself. Then I began creating a card that would be similar to the Tally Tales blog button.
After many small corrections and much debating over font styles, this is what my final draft looked like:
Then, I went on a hunt for cardstock that would make a nice print paper for the cards. I wanted something that was durable for printing, but I also wanted a little accent on the back of my cards. This search led me directly to Hobby Lobby. Of course.
I found this cardmaking pad that contains paper with various styles of colorful designs on one side. The back of each page is white, which is perfect for printing.
I selected my favorite designs from the selections. I decided to mix it up a bit, with a variety of polka dots and chevron patterns. I thought blue, yellow, and gray patterns would look best with my business card designs.
So, here are my brand new, made-by-me business cards!
I guess that means I'm in for a little more do-it-myselfing. :) If you have any creative suggestions for me, feel free to send them my way!