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Making A Business Card

I think I may have noted that my husband is quitting his teaching job and pursuing writing. To make ends meet he is also starting a handyman company. To get him started, I made him some business cards and it was my first time ever. Here are the things I learnBusinesscarded from this process. To start, I perused Pinterest when brainstorming a design. Etsy is also a decent place to look. I didn’t like the handyman designs because he won’t just be focusing on remodels or painting. He really is a handy guy and knows about all sorts of things. We are promoting his wisdom and skills here. That’s when I had the idea to make him the star of his card. He is the only employee so he will be the person talking to them. My thought is the individual may forget who or why he/she had the card. When they pull it out, his face will likely remind them of the conversation.

If you are designing your own business cards and are using Illustrator or Photoshop, you need an artboard that is 1040 x 600. Also, account for a small margin they call the bleed line. Therefore, know that not all of the cards will look alike – especially if your design depends on symmetry or the edge of the card in any way. I ended up taking his face past the bleed line because it looked better to have some of his face trimmed rather than a white line to the right. Also, consider color. We used black and white so, we could go grayscale (which was less expensive) and we didn’t have to worry about matching color. We considered some fancy embossing but settled on somewhere inexpensive (VistaPrint) in case the design needs tweaking or we’ve missed some crucial detail. Also, having a matte finish and not gloss on the back enables you to write on the card.

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Education Is Everything

My sister-in-law is a major West Wing fan and asked me to print a poster of education quote for her. I really liked the one I made until I saw the one that was sold on Etsy (unfortunately, they don’t have any for purchase). They are very clever.

education is

Anyway, here is mine if you want to print it for free or even share to your social media account. The size is large enough for a poster.

Mel's-Gift

Squares up nicely for instagram if you are interested.

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Spacey Kacey Wisdom

mind-your-own-biscuits

Kacey’s song “Biscuits” is one of me and the girl’s favorite song. There are a couple of cuss words *d—n and pi—* but the attitude and lesson are right on. I love all of her songs- they have so much heart and humor. You can tell she is a Word Nerd, like some of my people.

This being my first post, you don’t know yet that I’m working to learn Adobe Illustrator. I didn’t consider how difficult gravy and biscuits would be to illustrate. My husband says it looks like an amorphic (lacking shape – I know cause I had to look it up) frog eating a rock. It’s true, the picture is a little messed up but I will keep working on it. Overall, I don’t hate it though. One of my kids knew it was biscuits and gravy.

If you like this, it’s fit for a square post or frame. You are welcome to share on instagram – here are some hash-ggestions #kaceymusgrave #mindyourbiscuits #lifeisgravy #jollybison