I love the idea of a calling card. Obviously in my professional life I hand out business cards, but calling cards just seem so much more personal and old-fashioned. I created these mom calling cards in anticipation of my own little man arriving soon and the inevitable play dates that will follow.
I made the file a fillable pdf, which means you can customize these free printable calling cards. You only need to enter your information on the upper-most lefthand card, and your info will automatically fill-in on the other cards when you hit ‘tab.’ I included two lines for your name, in case you have a longer name. If you have a short name like me, using the top line is optional.
Since these cards are not baby- or kid-themed, you could also use these cards as your own personal calling card. Instead of using the second line to list your kid’s name, you could list your website or blog.
Click here to download pdf
How to Print and Cut the Labels
What you’ll need:
- I designed these cards to fit the Avery Business Cards 8371 template. If you don’t want to cut out your cards, you can simply buy this paper at any office supply store.
- Paper (I recommend card stock)
- Paper cutter – the rotary paper trimmers that are popular with crafters work best, but you can also use a t-square and razor blade. Scissors make it tricky to get a perfect square.
Start measuring and cutting from the top left corner.
- Print out on single page, front and back.
- When looking at the front of the printout, margins are as follows: top 0.75″, bottom 0.75″, left 0.5″, right 0.5″. Remove margins to begin cutting individual cards.
- Each card is 2″W x 3.5″L.
NOTE – these are offered for your personal use only. You cannot reproduce for profit or present as an original design.
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I recently cast off on the very cute Garter Yoke Cardi. This is the second cardigan I’ve made for my little man, due in 5 weeks (!).
This was my first project using the i-cord bindoff and I love it! I was hesitant to try it because the instructions included with this pattern were very confusing to me. I found some great videos online that showed me how to do the i-cord bindoff, and I modified the pattern a little bit to make it easier for me. My first i-cord band came out very tight and caused the button band to warp, so I ripped it out and tried again. The second time I used a larger needle and did one additional repeat of the unattached i-cord, and the results were much better!
Some of my mods:
- To shape the sleeves, I decreased with k2tog every one inch (3 times total).
- For the i-cord button band, I knit to 3/4” per instructions. Then I marked where I wanted the button holes to be on, knit on the WS and cast off 2 stitches for each button hole. Then on the RS, I did the i-cord bindoff using a needle one size larger, making 3 unattached repeats for the button holes. I’m very happy with how it turned out!
Pattern: Garter Yoke Baby Cardi by Jennifer Hoel
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Denim and Natural Heather
Buttons: Joann’s Fabrics
My Ravelry project: Sailor’s Garter Yoke Cardi