How to Make a Business Card Template

Alina Bradford

Business cards are an important part of advertising your business. They are also one of the most inexpensive, especially if you design your own. Creating a business card template with Microsoft Word or creative software such as Photoshop is useful because you can go back and edit your information as it changes over time without having to start from scratch with the card design.

Open Microsoft Word.

Choose "Business Cards" from the template menu. You will be given a list of business card templates to choose from or a blank template.

Choose the blank template.

Open Word and go to the Microsoft Office Online menu and select the "Business Card" option.

Click "Print Business Cards."

Select a basic business card template such as "Executive Business Cards."

When the template opens, delete the information on the card and save the project as a template by going to the File menu, selecting "Save As" and choosing "Save As Word Template."

Create a template from scratch in any creative software by choosing "New Project."

Specify the size as 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches for a larger business card or 3 inches by 1 1/2 inches for a smaller card.

Save the project as a template by going to the File menu, selecting "Save As" and choosing "Save As Template."


  • Save your project as a template file so that it can be used as a template and will show up in your list of templates when you open the program.


About the Author

Since 1998 Alina McKee has written for dozens of traditional and online beauty, fashion, health and parenting publications including, Mama Health and Real Beauty. As a professional artist, her articles about these subjects have been used in magazines and websites around the globe. McKee has a diploma in fine art from Stratford Art School.

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