One of the items on the "must bring" list for the Texas Style Conference was blog cards. I have a handful of different options, but none met their minimum suggestion amount so I threw around different ideas. Since I neglected to order anything and was really trying to keep things as inexpensive as possible I decided I might as well try to make my own.
As mentioned last month I use GIMP for all my printables. I buy the backgrounds and "tags" from a handful of etsy sellers, resize them in GIMP and I finally "layer" the images (that is official GIMP lingo I think) until I have my desired result:
Since our blog cards were to reflect our blog I went with the same background as my header and then of course had to do pink and green.
I made a set of cards for Melissa in her blog colors (minus gold) as well.
We both sent our documents to Fed Ex-Kinkos for printing on white card stock (I love the luster of their color printing over the matte of my printer). I then used a scallop square punch to punch mine out and voila:
I was extremely please with how my budget cards turned out and was even more thrilled when people complimented them!
Printables are SO much easier to make than I ever thought they would be and the possibilities are really endless. Have you taken a stab at making any graphics or printables? If so, feel free to share tips and favorite graphic vendors!