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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tried It Tuesday (July)

This is the last week for the July link up for Tried It Tuesday! There will be a new link up next week for August. Many of you are starting back to school soon (we start officially after Labor Day), so save up some "Tried Its" to share starting weekly in September! I am enjoying my summer vacation (it's half over...wah!). I'm off to school today and tomorrow for curriculum work with my team. :)

It's Time for Tried It Tuesday! 
What have you tried at school or home?
If you've never linked up with Tried It Tuesday, just link up any idea school or home related and what worked or didn't work. Simple! 
This Tried It Tuesday will be open for the whole month of July. Link up anytime!
My Tried It:
Business Cards
You may have heard about the first ever Teachers Pay Teachers conference being held in Las Vegas on July 11th!! I decided a couple months ago that I couldn't pass up the chance to meet other bloggers and  fellow teachers! I am SO excited to meet everyone and learn from some amazing educators!! :)

For the occasion, many of my BBB's are ordering business cards for their blog/TpT stores and I tried making some too. I am not a designer (at all!) but I had some help from my BBB's (especially Diane from Fifth in the Middle...Thanks Diane!).
This is how the business cards turned out:

I used Power Point to make them with help from my BBB's again.
Change the "page setup" to 30" x 17.5" for the business cards.

I ordered the cards using Vista Print.
 I chose "Use your complete design"
Choose file to upload your design
I chose "Crop this image" and selected "scale to fit" to ensure the entire image is displayed.

I used QR Code Generator for the QR codes.

Do you have something you could use business cards for? Vista print was so easy to use and I will let you know what I think of the quality when I receive them. They were $25 for 500 cards I think. It was $5 less for 250, so I just ordered 500 (not sure what I'll ever do with that many but it seemed like a good deal when I was ordering in crunch time!).

I am so excited to meet up with fellow bloggers at this blogger meet up hosted by Kristen from Easy Teaching Tools and Courtney from Ramona Recommends! Thank you so much for organizing this ladies! :)
Also, the amazing Christy from Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road is celebrating 1,000 followers! Check out this awesome giveaway!


  1. Your business cards look great! Thanks so much for the tutorial ~ I always learn so much from this linky! :)

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

  2. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm off to make some now!

  3. We had business cards made at our school for our Pay it Forward project. It gave our school name and address and a link to blog that explained our Pay it Forward project. Just another great use of those business cards -- for so cheap! We had them ordered for the entire 5th grade {10 cards a student}.

    Love this link up! Hope you're enjoying summer!
    My Shoe String Life