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FREE DIY Business Card


I am attending a blogging event in a few days, and because of that, I needed a business card. I didn’t have time to have someone layout it out for me, so I looked for other options. Good thing, I discovered Canva!

Canva is a free online tool which lets you design anything from graphics to posters. It’s very easy to navigate and there are a lot of options to choose form. Are you ready to be a designer?

Sign-up for an account

First thing that you have to do is to sign-up. Don’t worry, it’s FREE. There are advance features that you can pay for, but the free ones are also great.


Choose a layout

After signing-up, you can start creating! There are a lot of things that you can design. All you have to do is choose:


DIY and design

After choosing, you will be brought to their design studio. You can opt to choose a ready-made layout, or if you’re feeling confident, start it from scratch!


If you’re using a ready-made template, you can just fill it in with your details.


You can also add other objects. Just choose, drag and drop!

Add an element:


Add a text:


Don’t like the background? Change it to what you want:


You can also add your own images. Choose to upload the file or get it from Facebook!


Sharing options:

You can choose to share your project via Facebook, Twitter, or Email.


You can also download a local copy – via Image or PDF format.


Your own portfolio

The beauty of the sign-up is that it saves all of your projects. These are mine:


As for my business card, here’s what I came up with:


I wanted it to be a very simple with a touch of femininity. What do you think?

I had mine printed out in a local store near our place. I’ll pick it up tonight and I’ll update you once I have it.

I’m so happy that I got to find an online tool where I can create a free business card. And not only that, I can also do other graphics!

As a new user, I didn’t struggle in creating my own design. Everything is intuitive. I didn’t encounter other challenges so far, so it is such a great discovery!

What do you think of Canva? Let me know in the comments. 😉


Enjoy life. Cheers!




  1. Zaria Papa

    Hi Nina,

    I am using Photoshop but for friends who do not want to invest on this program, I always recommend Canva. Great post and DIY!


    29 . May . 2016
  2. Kim @ Mom On Duty

    I use Canva for so many things – including business cards. It’s very handy!

    25 . May . 2016
  3. Pinknomenal

    Your business card looks so chic! I do mine manually, as in design from scratch. Haha But this looks so convenient and easy to do. ☺

    24 . May . 2016
  4. Janice

    I love your business card design. It’s so classy! 🙂 This reminds me that I need to have new ones printed too.

    24 . May . 2016
  5. Berlin

    Tried the App but ended up with my old layout as i cant print it in our house. Hahah. But love their designs and how flexible the app can be. Thanks for thos

    23 . May . 2016
  6. Mommy Levy

    This is a cool tool. I’m glad that I have a graphic artist husband, but I will still check this out and do my own business card. Thanks for this.

    23 . May . 2016
  7. Coi

    Cute! I’ve tried using Canva but it confuses me lol! So I just made mine on photoshop instead. Hehehe! BTW, I saw you at Blogapalooza last sat, I got shy to even say Hi hehe 😉 So, Hi!!! Hihi 🙂

    23 . May . 2016
  8. Michelle

    Yay! Canva is my go-to online tool when it comes to designing! It gives me the designer pro feeling which I don’t really have! Haha ang saya mag-edit and create ng photos in Canva. 🙂

    23 . May . 2016
  9. Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy

    I did my own business cards when I first attended Blogapalooza. This is a great app to try though. It seems you can do everything with it already! 🙂

    22 . May . 2016
  10. Ming

    I love Canva so much! Most of my graphics are made from MS Publisher hehe. So I jump from the Internet (for the photos) to Publisher always. With the help of Canva, everything is there already and their are so many templates to choose from! Hindi na kailangan mag isip ng sobra sa magiging layout hehehe.

    22 . May . 2016
  11. Maan

    I totally make my business cards — and almost everything else — using Canva, too! It’s a breeze to use, right?

    22 . May . 2016
  12. Nini Perez

    Good thing I have a graphic designer husband. He made my business card for blogging and for the business. back-to-back. But since he’s often busy with his day job too, I will keep canva in my favorites for diy moments. 🙂

    22 . May . 2016
  13. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    Your business card is simply beautiful! I’ve been meaning to have my own business card, too, for the longest time. I’ll try Canva one of these days. Thanks!

    22 . May . 2016
  14. Nadia

    Hi Nina! Canva is LOVE. I use it in making social media posters for my blog and our organization’s campaigns. I also used to design my business card. Cool! I found the perfect color to match my blog logo so after I put my info , it was all ready for printing! Thanks for sharing this!

    22 . May . 2016
  15. Lady Anne Louise Barrun

    I use canva sometimes but mostly I use fotor application. I’m happy you created your business card online and so easy. It’s pretty good thing there’s a lot of editing site online.

    22 . May . 2016
  16. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag

    I’ve been using Canva for my graphic needs in my business. But I have not tried using it for my business cards. maybe, I will try this soon since my old business card are not out of stock.

    21 . May . 2016
  17. May Palacpac

    I’m very familiar with Canva as it’s one of my most used tools at work. I usually just create posters and social media campaign stuff with it. I haven’t tried creating call cards yet, I make my husband do it for me on photoshop, haha.

    21 . May . 2016
  18. Juvy Ann

    Too much work for me. I ended buying mine from a friend at 250 for 100pcs. ?

    21 . May . 2016
  19. lovette jam

    I like Canva! It’s perfect for creating basic designs, especially when we’re cramming. 😀

    20 . May . 2016
  20. Michi

    I have business card but I don’t usually attend events naman so di nagagamit. hehehe! I ordered it online because I have no idea how to DIY. Thanks for sharing this.

    20 . May . 2016
  21. Neri Ann

    This is so helpful Nina! Thanks for sharing! I am actually on a process of changing my cc because of my new domain name. Are you going on Sat?

    19 . May . 2016
  22. Marie

    My first calling card also had my photo on it hehe. Then I changed it for last year’s Blogapalooza. 🙂

    19 . May . 2016

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