I purchased a pack of Avery Two-Side Printable Clean Edge Business Cards at Wal-Mart for around $6. This pack includes 120 printable business cards. When I got home, I downloaded the template to design the cards in Microsoft Word. Now, that step may sound a little complicated to someone who isn't computer savvy, but trust me, it couldn't be easier. You basically click the template that you need, open the file from your desktop, and you are ready to design your card. My design was very simple. The top line says "Angela & Ryan are registered at:" and then our registries are listed below. I used the same albemarle swash font that we have used for everything else for the top line, changed the colors to pink & green and voila! This literally takes about 5 minutes. Then, I just ran the sheets through the printer (be sure to only feed one sheet at a time, i.e. don't set the printer for 5 copies and put 5 business card sheets in the tray) and they came out looking like this:
The sheets are pre-perforated, so then you literally just fold the page slightly and your cards will pop out, each one looking like this:
And with that, you are basically finished. I, on the other hand, have an obsession with rounded corners, so I used my corner punch to round them out while watching the Bachelor (yay for Melissa being in the final 2!) so my final product looks like this:
These cards are printable on both sides, and I considered putting our wedding monogram on the other side, but um, I have a lot of shows on Monday night... and I just didn't have the time!
So there you have it.. about $6 and 30 minutes later, this project was finished, and I think it will be a nice touch to our various shower invites, as well as a big help to the invitees!