I am a HUGE fan of Moo cards. I love the quality and it is so handy to have a little something with pictures of merchandise. For now, I will focus on having something to just help get my name out there and guide people to my shop, blog and Facebook page (by the way, did you see the Facebook "like" button over on the right side? Because you should totally "like" it!).
After pricing out some other printers, I decided that was also not the way I wanted to go. The cards were inexpensive, but shipping and wait time was completely outrageous...my impatient soul could not wait 30 days plus shipping time. Being the crafty girl I am, I refused to give up and below is the totally great outcome:
Yep, for the cost of a great punch ($15), a pack of 8.5"x11" kraft paper ($4) and a pack of REALLY nice, double sided 12x12 scrapbook paper ($9 with a 50% coupon), I have 576 business cards waiting to be made.
A regular business card measures 2" x 3.5". I was being thrifty and wanted to get the most use out of this gorgeous paper, so I decided to make them 2" x 3" so I could use the entire 12x12 sheet. I chose this great pack called "Daily Junque" by Pink Paislee and I'm in love. It's nice and thick...a good weight and double sided. And the pattern....le sigh. If I was a scrapbook paper, I would look like this.
Next, I did my little design. One of the best things, I could use my fonts and design that I've been using in my Etsy shop banner. I'm a bit nuts that way....I like to keep things matching and strongly branded. Because I can get 24 cards out of a 12x12 scrapbook page, I wanted to get a number that divides evenly into that out of the 8.5x11 card stock. 12 seemed to work just fine. I measured the space the punch gave me (there are SO many punches that will give you a cool die cut....be creative) and then printed on our ink jet. I like a more distressed look, so I chose to print on fast draft. Time to punch!
Cut your scrapbook paper, give it a little brush with some rubber cement and voila. DIY business cards that are branded, super cheap and way cuter than anything you could have bought.