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Old 02-19-2008, 06:03
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I want to make my own bow cards from card stock, but I have no idea how to print my own logo on them. Do you have to have a special software for that??

What size card stock do you use?

I hope someone can kind of give me step by step instructions on this. I'm not to swift when it comes to computers lol.

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I have never made my own. I'm assuming some sort of photoshop (or something like it) software would be a must. I'm really not sure though.

Ha, that figures. Guess I better order mine then lol.
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I have Microsoft office publisher and on it you can make 4 postcards on an 8 1/2" by 11" paper then you cut it into 4 pieces. I did this when I was making recipe cards....you would just upload your image and print.
I printed on tag...don't know if you are supposed to but I did.

If you do not have this program I would use your word processing program and make 2 columns....place your logo where you want it in the columns and then cut. I am not, so very not, computer literate, but that is how I would do it. Hope any of this made sense.

Someone else may have a better idea that they will share.

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You could also go to Vista Prints and design your own "business" card. They will print you 250 cards for free. If you use the vertical card, you can print your business name at the top and make a place for your clips toward the bottom.....
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I make my own bow cards, but they are very plain and simple. I don't have a logo, so I just put my business name, name, email, phone number, and web address. I use Microsoft Word and make two columns. I have two sizes- one where there are 2 bow cards per column and one where there are 3 bow cards per column. Then I just use my husband's pocket knife and cut a slit wherever I want to put my clip.

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I want to make my own bow cards from card stock, but I have no idea how to print my own logo on them. Do you have to have a special software for that??

What size card stock do you use?

I hope someone can kind of give me step by step instructions on this. I'm not to swift when it comes to computers lol.

Thanks in advance

I make my own cards from from 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock, printed on my home computer. I purchased 1 package of 150 sheets of plain white carstock at Wal Mart for something like $5 and I'm still using it. I do more clippies & small bows rather than big bows, so I get more than 4cards out of each sheet (usually 8 or 9 - I use different sizes of cards for the various sizes of clippies/bows I sell so that each "fills" the card nicely). Some bows are a bit bigger than the card and hang off a bit, but that doesn't bother me. I cut them apart with a regular guillotine paper cutter and cut slits with an exacto knife or punch holes with a long-reach hole punch. It does take a bit of time but I like the convenience of always having a ready supply of cards, and cards that show each style of clip to best advantage. They are simple - only my name/logo, style of clip and contact info - but CHEAP - less than a penny a piece, including the cost of ink.

I created my card template in MS Office Word, using fonts I liked (no graphic on mine, although I could paste one in) in a tabular format. It's not difficult if you have the right font. I noticed you use "Curlz" font so I've attached a Word document with 4 cards per sheet (although you'll have to have Curlz font on your computer to read it). See if it works???

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For mine, I ordered the large postcards from Vista. With my name on the top. I use a long reach scrapbook punch to make the slits to put my bows on it. I'll try to post a pic later.
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I make my own cards from from 8 1/2 by 11 cardstock, printed on my home computer. I purchased 1 package of 150 sheets of plain white carstock at Wal Mart for something like $5 and I'm still using it. I do more clippies & small bows rather than big bows, so I get more than 4cards out of each sheet (usually 8 or 9 - I use different sizes of cards for the various sizes of clippies/bows I sell so that each "fills" the card nicely). Some bows are a bit bigger than the card and hang off a bit, but that doesn't bother me. I cut them apart with a regular guillotine paper cutter and cut slits with an exacto knife or punch holes with a long-reach hole punch. It does take a bit of time but I like the convenience of always having a ready supply of cards, and cards that show each style of clip to best advantage. They are simple - only my name/logo, style of clip and contact info - but CHEAP - less than a penny a piece, including the cost of ink.

I created my card template in MS Office Word, using fonts I liked (no graphic on mine, although I could paste one in) in a tabular format. It's not difficult if you have the right font. I noticed you use "Curlz" font so I've attached a Word document with 4 cards per sheet (although you'll have to have Curlz font on your computer to read it). See if it works???

MichelleB
It worked, that is cool lol. I am going to fool around with it tomorrow and see what I can come up with. Thanks so much everyone for all your input and ideas. Once I figure something out i'll post pics so you guys can see.
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I used publisher, I just copied and pasted my logo and used that as my main top and at the bottom listed my info.
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You can measure the length in width and find the middle spot and place your slits or holes on either side of the depending on how much room you need. what do you cut your slits with?
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