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I started an etsy store a couple years ago and started doing craft fairs - time for business cards! I didn't want to pay anyone else to do it, so I messed around and came up with a way to print my own. :)

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
  • ruler
The cardstock stack I got at a craft store - it's white on one side and printed on the other. It's pretty cheap - normally around $10. That gives you around 200 business cards for very little. :D
<p>love the business card tips, thanks!</p>
<p>It's a good idea, but I think if you create business card with good design it makes you look professional in your potential clients eyes. http://www.juicybc.com/bc-design-ideas.html click and make sure</p>
<p>Thank you, this was very helpful. I love finding ways to do these things on my own- I appreciate the help!</p>
Here's a tip when cutting: When you make your vertical cuts, don't cut completely to the outside edge of the stock. Then, when you turn it to do your horizontal cuts, you still have the guidelines to show where the ruler should go. When finished, you will have three cards and a frame you cut away which will go in the recycle bin.
How creative. Excellent work. <br>
Well done! I live on a Greek island and this is a practical way for me and my friends to produce business/visiting cards.
very nice :-)
yeasty... :)
Love them! So creative &amp; thrifty!!!
I LOVE this idea! And I could buy the cardstock really cheap at Joann - they always have deals and coupons. I now regret buying business card paper a few days ago! But I think I'll end up needing to create a bunch of cards - I am going to try this your way. Thanks!!!
Business cards around here are $17 for 500...Cheap...Not worth making at home...The way we are raped by the printer companys for ink, that would add to the price somewhat...
Business cards around here are $17 for 500...Cheap...Not worth making at home...The way we are raped by the printer companys for ink, that would add to the price somewhat...

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