This is an excellent way to make very cheap but high quality business cards that will get lots of attention. Using cardstock that's white on one side and printed on the other makes your cards stand out. And best of all, this allows you to customize your business cards any way you want. No more set templates and glossy cheapo business cards! Hooray!
Step 1: What You'll Need:
- a small cardstock stack - makes sure it measures 4.5 x 6.5 inches
- Pages (http://www.apple.com/iwork/pages/) or other word processing software
- a printer
- craft knife
- cutting mat
Step 2: Do Some Math!
To begin, open Pages and a new clean page. Go to file > page setup and then select paper size. From here choose "manage custom sizes".
Put in 4.5 by 6.5 inches for the measurements.
Step 3: Draw Some Guide Lines!
Insert two vertical guidelines - one at .75 in and one at 4.25 inches. Then insert three horizontal guide lines - one at .5 in, one at 2.5 inches, and one at 4.5.
Step 4: Add a Text Box + Text.
Now add your text and format it however you like. You could even add a small image at this point if you wanted. All up to you.
Once the middle box is done, you can copy & paste the text into the other two. I've included a screenshot to show you how it should look.
Step 5: Print Them Out!
Let them dry for a few minutes, and then you can move on to cutting!
Step 6: Cutting!
Then, starting at with the bottom card, cut the cards 2 inches tall one at a time.
Keep this up and pretty soon you'll have a stack of amazing business cards!
Step 7: Bonus Round: Fancy Corners
This is the corner rounder I use. Highly recommended!