Until this week, my business cards had been standard, boring cards. I bought typical business card paper at Target and printed them from Microsoft Word. Pretty boring! Due to the dullness of my cards, I considered investing in unique handmade cards on Etsy. I received prices form a few stores I admire, but it was all priced a little high for me. I am definitely willing to pay for something special if I have the budget, but unfortunately I do not have much of a budget right now.
In order to save money and create a unique business card, I decided get creative and make my own from scratch....so long boring white Microsoft program business cards.
-two ink pads, one in olive green and one in dark grey ($7 total)
-a simple paper cutter ($12)
-a custom stamp from SandShooters on Etsy ($15)
Total spent: $40 for 120 cards....and the paper cutter and stamp are one time costs....and the stamp pads will last for a few more batches of cards.
All in all a good deal.
I created a rounded rectangular shape on Microsoft Word, typed in my info, put an olive green border around the shape, copy and pasted the sheet in order to get 12 per sheet and hit print. That was the easy part! The hard part was hand cutting each card. The paper cutter was a huge time saver, but I had to use a pair of old fashioned scissors in order to get the close edges.
On the back of each card, I used my Acute Designs logo custom stamp to create a bit of extra flair.
The logo I used for the custom stamp I bought.