gotta have business cards

My little honeybees!  I can’t wait to share with you all the things that I make.

Today my teacher asked me for contact information to send a book that I made to a gallery, and I thought, ” I need business cards.”  SO, I gathered some of my beautiful florals from my copious collection of paper and got to work.

Before I began I thought about how I would add text, and decided to use my typewriter.  I’m really glad I made that decision, because by the end of typing my business cards, I wasn’t make any mistakes.  I also learned that a lowercase L is used for the number 1! Anyway here’s how I made them.

Supplies:
floral/ colorful paper
plain paper (white or cream)
scissors
straight edge
x-acto knife & cutting mat or paper slicer
glue stick 
typewriter ( or computer)
pencil

* for those of you using a computer, obviously ignore the typewriter nonsense

Step 1- measure you paper and figure out what size you want your cards to be and what information you would like to include. mark out your paper with you pencil

Step 2- if you want, test out your typewriter(if you have one) insert your paper and begin your journey.

Step 2A- for the computer, open up Word, or a similar program, set you document to have columns ( as many as you can fit your cards in, and copy and paste your information. print

i'm not jane doe, and that is not my information

Step 3- cut out your cards.

Step 4- cut a strip of your chosen decorative paper about 1/2in wider than your card.  then cut the strip 1/2in longer than your card.  take 2 pieces, glue them together, then glue your business card on top.

and you get these!

the end.

<3 G

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