Wednesday, December 1, 2010

~ Design Business Cards Using Picasa ~

I have been waiting for VistaPrint to have free uploads for a while!  I was so desperate that I almost ordered business cards when they had a 50% off uploads sale.  I am so glad I waited!  I haven't installed Photoshop or Gimp on my new mac and I was too lazy to.  So, I made everything using just Picasa.  This is an address label that I am just going to put on my packages.

I really like these crystal silver night butterfly studs!  So, I used them as the focal piece in my business cards.  This was made using the Picasa Collage feature.  I cropped the butterfly earring picture to the business card size.  Then, I set it as the background of the collage.  I added 3 pictures as "Pile" and arranged them on the right side of the card.  Then, I hit "Create Collage".  Then, I just added the text.  There isn't a lot of fancy stuff you can do with the text in Picasa, just rotating and adding border.  But this is good enough.

I also typed a Thank-you message on the back of the card because frankly, I only put my business cards in my packages.  This way, I don't have to write Thank you notes anymore.  I think the text may need to be a little lighter.  I hope VistaPrint can handle these colors.

I mentioned before that I ordered from Printsmadeeasy and OvernightPrints.  Those turned out fine.  The quality is ok with both sites.  I just think VistaPrints has better deal when they have free uploads.  And of course, I love Moo!  But that's way too expensive!

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