Whenever you hand out a business card, you’re creating an opportunity. You’ve just made a new connection, and if that person needs the services or products you offer, perhaps you you’ll get a phone call one day. If you’re a small business owner or a young entrepreneur, this connection may become your first client, and also your first chance to prove yourself in the business world. A lot depends on that small 3.5 x 2 inch piece of card stock paper.
If you want to make your own business cards, I have created a set of free business card templates to help you do so. These fully editable templates have been created for Microsoft Word 2011 and above.
Business Card Design
For this post, I created a simple and professional business card design that features abstract building blocks. I wanted to create a modern-looking business card with a positive feel to it. I also wanted the card to look appropriate for a wide variety of industries. For the font I used Century Gothic, a clean san serif font with a slight noir feel to it. Subtle gradients and lighting in the colored blocks give the illusion that the card is glowing.
The business card design is available in 5 different colors: blue, green, red, purple, and turquoise.
All the text in each business card template is fully editable. Text boxes have been provided for your name, company, title, address, phone number, email address and website. Each of these business card templates is 3.5″x2″, which is the standard business card size. There are 8 cards on every letter sized page.
Free Business Card Templates
Below you will find all the Word business card templates. Click on the images to download the Doc file.
How to Make Your Own Business Cards
First download one of the free business card templates found on this post. Open the template in Microsoft Word. Replace all the placeholder information with your own.
Before you print, you’ll need the right sort of paper. There are punch out business cards available at office supply stores such as Staples and Office Depot. However, when you punch out the cards, the edges tend to have little ridges, which look unprofessional. I recommend a better-looking and cheaper solution. Purchase a pack of letter-size 8.5×11 card stock paper. Make sure your printer can handle this type of paper, since it thicker than regular copy paper. Print the business card design on this paper. Then cut out each business card using an X-Acto knife and ruler.
Each of these free business card templates was designed by Tim van de Vall. You may use them to make business cards for yourself and your company. You may not post these templates on your own website, or edit them and share them as your own content. These business card templates are copyright Dutch Renaissance Press LLC.