The Pin Junkie: How To Make Your Own Business Cards

How To Make Your Own Business Cards

How To Make Your Own Business Cards
How To Make Your Own Business Cards

I decided it was time to have some fresh new business cards made.  The ones I had printed about a year ago had my old logo and I gave most of them away at a blog conference I attended.  I wanted my new cards to incorporate my new logo and have a similar look to the blog.  Since I designed my blog myself, I decided I could design my own business cards as well and I used PicMonkey to help me do it.

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I absolutely love using PicMonkey.  I use it all the time to edit pictures, create images for my blog, and make my own printables.  I also love finding new ways to use PicMonkey.  It's just amazing what you can do with this free website!  This was the first time I used it to design my own business cards and I love the way they turned out!  Here's how I did it:

Create a design in PicMonkey
1.  Go to PicMonkey and select "Design."

PicMonkey tutorial make your own business cards

2.  Select "Crop" from the tool bar on the left.  Size the canvas to 1050 by 600 and select "apply."

PicMonkey tutorial make your own business cards

3.  This is the fun part!  Add any text and images you want on your business card.  To add a logo or image you already have on file, select the overlay button (looks like a butterfly) and select "your own."  Then choose an image from your files and select. 

PicMonkey tutorial how to make your own business cards

To add text, select the text button (looks like a T) and start typing in the text box.  You can change the font and color of the text, too!

PicMonkey tutorial how to make your own business cards

I added more text and a few more overlays.  When finished, save your design.

PicMonkey tutorial make your own business cards

4. I also designed the back of my card, which had a different orientation.  To rotate, just click the "Rotate" button and hit "apply." 

PicMonkey tutorial make your own business cards

I added some more overlays and text.

PicMonkey tutorial how to make your own business cards

5. Don't forget to save your design!

PicMonkey tutorial how to make your own business cards

Go to CafePress
Once you've designed your images in PicMonkey, it's time to go to CafePressCafePress is a great site that lets you create custom products with your own designs.  Just upload your design and place your order.  It's as easy as that!  Then all you have to do is wait for your custom designed business cards to be delivered right to your home!

I just love my new business cards!  I even like them better than my old ones and I love the fact that I designed them myself!

PicMonkey tutorial make your own business cards


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Want to see more fun things you can do with PicMonkey?

Check this out!

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29 comments:

  1. I have all these graphic programs, but never use them now because PicMonkey is SO easy. LOL :) What a neat tip!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. I know! I know several people who use Lightroom and Photoshop and keep telling me to use it. I've looked at them and just think PicMonkey does many of the same things and is SO much easier! For someone who is not a professional photographer, PicMonkey is great!

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  2. I've just starting using PicMonkey, never thought about them for business cards before! Thanks for the tutorial.

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    1. It's amazing what you can do with PicMonkey! I'm always trying to find new ways to use it!

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  3. Thanks Bonnie! I love Picmonaey but never thought to use it this way.

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  4. I never even thought of using picmonkey to make cards, how creative! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  5. I love using picmonkey, it's amazing! Never thought of it for business cards... awesome tips and tutorial :D Thanks for stopping by Friday Favorites, we love having you :D

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  6. Great little tutorial! I have pinned and shared on Facebook. Thanks for sharing this awesome information!
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  7. Great post! I love how easy the instructions are to follow and how cost-efficient making your own business cards can be. We know Momma's need to save wherever possible...thanks so much for sharing with us at The Mommy Monday Blog Hop :D

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  8. Picmonkey does so much more that what I realized. I mainly use it for collages. Thanks for sharing this great info with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Great post. Thanks for sharing. From Monday blog hop ;)

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  10. Ooo...Love this! I just discovered Picmonkey not too long ago and absolutely love it, but I hadn't considered using it this way. Thanks for the idea! Pinning this one! Visiting you today via Titus 2 Tuesday.

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    1. I'm always looking for new ways to use PicMonkey and I'm just amazed at all the different things you can do with it!

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  11. Hello! Stopping by from Wow Me Wednesday! Thanks so much for this tutorial! I'm not at the point that I need a business card for my blog, but maybe one day ;)

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  12. Gosh your a clever chickie Bonnie. You always amaze me with your wonderful creations. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party. Always a pleasure to see you.

    Anne xx

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  13. Thank you I will finally make my business cards.
    I didn't even think about the rotate button or where to have them printed easily.
    Great Post: )

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  14. Great idea! I've never done this before, but I think I'll give it a try!
    ~Laurie

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  15. I am sending you a massive hugs from over here, because I've been wondering how I can watermark by photos without having to retype each time and I think I just figured it from this Brill post.
    Thanks so much!
    Hugs again!
    Wren x

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  16. Thanks for this tutorial! I've been thinking about getting business cards designed for me but didn't know how to go about it. Now I can design my own! I can't believe it's so easy!

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  17. I know this will help a lot of bloggers...thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  18. Thank you for linking up at the Friday Favorites Link Party last week. I chose your project as a feature this week! It has been posted on Pinterest and Facebook! I would love you to come to Mustlovehome.com tonight to see your feature and check out our party! Hugs- Christine

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  19. Thanks for the informative tips! I've got to play around with this and see what I come up with!

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  20. This is great! And I love how your cards turned out. They look beautiful. I need new ones, so I may be trying this. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.

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  21. PicMonkey is so easy. This would be good information for someone that is not familar with how to use it.

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