If you want to know how to make business cards with Cricut you are in the right place. In this tutorial, we will learn how to design your own business cards in a personalized way.
While there are many ways to make business cards, and many different colors and formats to think about when designing, in this article we’ll put together an easy, beginner-friendly tutorial to put you to the test.
You can use any Cricut machine for this project as it is compatible with all Cricut machines (except the Cricut Joy).
Before we start with the step by step to make a Cricut business card, we will talk about the importance of having your business card for your business or a personal one for your profession. I will also give you some tips that will help you design your business card as well as possible.
Let’s get started!
Why is it important to have business cards?
If you are not convinced about making your own business cards, here we will talk a little about its importance and professionalism.
Business cards are a personal marketing tool that contain the main contact details of us or our business and are delivered to those who may be interested in our contact.
Business cards help enhance your professional image and leave a lasting impression. Also, being small you can take several with you wherever you go. You should always have one on hand at any event or meeting you attend.
Also, by having your contact information on hand on business cards, people can share your phone number or website when recommending your service.
Tips for Making Cricut Business Cards
Before designing your business card, here are some tips that will help you create your business card.
- Consider the contrast of the color palette you decide to use. For the texts to be read well, if you use a light text put a dark background and vice versa.
- Follow a color palette that matches other graphics like your logo, labels, etc.
- Use simple, easy-to-read fonts.
- As for the size and shape, keep in mind that it should fit in your wallet easily. The ideal size is 3.5″x2″.
- To find ideas, you can look for inspiration on different websites, such as Google, Pinterest, Freepik, Canva, among others.
- A more modern way to put your data on the card is by making a QR code. There are tons of free QR code generators.
You can put your data, generate the code and put it on your card. *Remember to test if it works well before printing and then.
What information do I include in my business card?
Your business card must contain concise and clear information. This includes the text, colors and logo or any image that alludes to your business.
Elements you should include in your design are:
- Name and surname.
- Profession or position in the company.
- Phone and email.
- Website and/or social media.
DIY business cards
- A Cricut machine.
- Card Stock: high-quality card stock is best for a business card, we recommend 90 lb/163 gsm
- Fine Point Blade
- Light or Standard Grip Mat
How to make business cards with Cricut
Keeping the tips above in mind and once you have your design in mind, it’s time to start the tutorial.
To design your business card you can use Cricut Design Space as it is a very easy to use design program.
First, click on the “Shapes” icon on the left panel and drop a square on the canvas area. Next, click on it, and on the top menu, unlock the proportions and resize the card. The standard size for a business card is 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches tall.
Once you resize, change the color of the card by click on the color box on the top menu.
Once you have the size, shape, and background color, it’s time to add details like text, a logo if you have one, and any additional shapes you want to add.
Do not limit yourself! Experiment with all the resources and colors you want until you have your final design that you are satisfied with.
When you are done designing, select all the layers and click “Flatten”, this way all the elements will be compressed into a single layer.
It’s time to print your business cards.
If you don’t have a printer, don’t worry because you can save your design as a PDF and print it out from home.
But if you do it yourself, make sure when you print your business cards that your printer has the correct settings and the right card stock for your cards.
Once your Cricut business cards have been printed, place your cardstock on your Cricut mat, and then use your Cricut machine to cut your business cards.
First, your Cricut will start reading the black frame of the project, and once it’s done, it will cut your business cards.
When your machine has finished cutting, remove the mat and release your business cards.
This step is more of an alternative to the layout. To make your cards, you can also upload a template or card design you’ve made on a website other than Cricut Design Space.
To do this, click the “Upload” icon, then “Upload Image” and upload your template to customize or the finished design. If you have to customize your template, continue uploading the images you need and adding the text.
Don’t forget to “flatten” before printing the design.
Make Your Own Business Cards!
This tutorial is simple and if you are a beginner with a little patience you will be successful in the result.
Remember that it is not only a business card, but it is a marketing strategy that can help you get more clients.
I hope you have found this tutorial on how to make business cards with Cricut useful and that you are thinking of creating your own business card for your business or service.
Follow these steps and you will have your business card easily and cheaply.
If you are thinking of making your own cards for your wedding on your Cricut machine, you can see this article about how to make invitations on Cricut, by clicking here.