Laura, of Prairie Peasant, has generously shared her tutorial for making business cards in a most eco-friendly way. Reusing papers from other sources, she saves resources with herÂ great recycling project!
In an effort to keep my business green, I make my own business cards. The focus of my business is products that use recycled materials, so it seemed only natural that my business cards should be recycled as well. Here’s how I do it:
Find cardstock weight paper that is blank on one side. Here I’m using twin pocket folders from conferences, paper samples from a printer and covers of sketchpads. Most of these take the ink quite well–I’ve only used a couple of papers that didn’t print well.
Design your cards on your computer. I use Photoshop for this, and make my business cards to fit 12 on a page, with a border to trim off on all sides. Print them with your home computer printer, making sure you feed the paper through to print on the blank side. I use the economy setting on my inkjet printer, and that is a fine enough quality for me.
Snip the threads joining the cards.
And these are done too!