Handmade business cards with the Silhouette machine

I have been needing some new business cards.
The last ones I ordered from Vista Print, but this time, I thought I would try to make some of my own.
I couldn't decide on just one, so I made several different styles.

Even though I don't have a smart phone, and I don't text (more about that here), I wanted to add a QR code to my cards since most people have easy access to a smart phone.
QR codes (quick response codes) are popping up everywhere.  I liked the idea of having direct access to my website with a quick scan.
I tried for hours to make a double sided business card with the QR centered on the back.
I was unsuccessful even with the line grid.
If anyone has any tips on making a double sided project in the Silhouette machine, I would appreciate it.

I found a website that would generate a QR code for me for free.
It was so easy!
Just enter your website URL and e-mail or download your code from the site.

I also made a cut out business card with three birds sitting in a row.
This card was a bit more tedious since I had to carefully work out the cut out section from the card, but I like that it's unique.

 I did some plain cards as well.
I used the print setting in the Silhouette software to cut out the bee and typewriter, two items I already had in my library.

After printing, I cut the cards with the Silhouette machine.
Make sure you use the registration marks.

The cards with the code looked a bit plain to me, so I embellished them a bit.
What do you think?
Too much?

These ended up being fairly easy to make with materials I had on hand.
What do you think?
Do you have a favorite?


Donna Wilkes said...

I like all of the cards, but favorites include the one with birds and the one with the red and black fabric stitched on it. Does this code send the phone directly to your web site? Neat!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Unknown said...

I'm big on birds right now, so that's my pick! They're all great though! So crafty!

Emily said...

I have to agree with the other ladies...birds for me too.

Jo-Ann said...

The cards are very nice. I also am a big bird fan. If you have viewed my blog you would see our homes for birds and many of the houses are filled with them at present. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Jo-Ann

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

I love all of them! Thanks for the tip on making the QR code. I have wanted to make one too!

I love the bird and the material one the best!

Thanks for sharing...maybe this will inspire me to make some of my own!
@ Creatively Living

Rudi said...

Great DIY cards.

The QR Codes looks great on them. Impressed with the mobile site it goes to as well. It's a mistake a lot of people make.


Waseem said...

The one with the bird and the one with the red fabric really look cool..it might be used in my Order Business Cards.

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