Loving My New Business Cards

This week I am at the Type A Blog Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. I registered for this conference back in February and have been looking forward to it for a while. I went last year and knew how important a good business card is at events like these. So, I planned to have new ones printed. Did I do it well in advance, so I would have time to play and tweak and make it perfect? Oh no. I waited until last week! Ack!

Wednesday, I sat down and tried to hammer out a new business card for myself using my trusty old Photoshop Elements 9. I designed it a couple of times then wanted to throw in the towel. I can edit pictures, but a graphic designer I am not. Suddenly I remember my friend Cheryl’s business card. She blogs at TidyMom and I had a faint memory of her new business card after getting a blog design makeover last year. I contacted her and asked to see her card again, in hopes that it would give me some design inspiration.

Right away when I saw her card, I knew that was the direction I wanted to go. I totally revamped what I had done and went towards a design that was somewhat similar to Cheryl’s. Now, I will be the first to say that hers is by far better! However, for this non-creative, time crunched blogger/business owner/mom/homeschooler, it was the best I could in the short amount of time I had backed myself into (because of procrastination).

Here is what I produced, front of card on top, back of card on bottom. Notice how well my shirt does with the pink dot in the logo? The shirt was red, but I changed the color in PSE.

Regrets, or “hind sight is 20/20” kind things? One main thing – I did not pay attention to how hard to read the green print was going to be. I was always looking at it in PSE, where I could zoom in and out. I should have printed it, even in black and white like I have, because it would have shown me the poor legibility that text has.

Here they are “in real life.” I had them printed at Overnight Prints and I am pretty happy with the print quality. I opted to have the front be glossy since the picture was on there and I am very glad I did; it looks really nice!

I am also extra tickled because I am actually linking this post up to Cheryl’s I’m Lovin’ It link-up party at TidyMom. I love Cheryl and I love my new cards.

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I am passionate about helping others learn how to use their DSLR cameras and editing programs. More information about me can be found at my About page, or by visiting my personal blog.


  1. I saw Lolli’s too and I really need to create a blog business card with my face on it. That’s such a great idea and I love your design!

  2. I love how they turned out Amanda!!

  3. Thanks for linking up Amanda! I featured you in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/great-ideas-2/ Have a GREAT weekend!

  4. Rosemary Morrison says:

    Those turned out really nice! Thanks for sharing the Tidy Mom link too, very helpful.

  5. Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with SEO?
    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good success.
    If you know of any please share. Cheers!


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