Happy September, teacher friends!
If you have been following me in the Periscope world (@brookebrowntpt), it has now become an addiction and way of life for me! I am so blown away by the kind and positive responses from scopes and my followers are truly THE BEST! I’ve connected with so many awesome teachers and sellers on Periscope and I’m excited to see the future impact that it has on our teaching world.
Out of all my Periscope broadcasts, I’ve received the most positive responses from tutorials. Why?! Because it turns out, teachers love to LEARN just as much as we love to TEACH! (or at least I do 🙂
I have a mini tutorial and free template for you today so that you can customize your OWN business cards in PowerPoint! I pass out my business cards to parents, teacher friends, or even friends and family of teachers. I also use the digital front image of my business cards on social media, such as Twitter chats, Periscopes etc.
First and foremost, head to the following links to download the following two fabulous KG fonts:
Now, click on the following Google Drive link to download the PowerPoint template!
(Once it’s open in Google Drive, click the download button on the top toolbar to open in PowerPoint)
And now you are ready to CUSTOMIZE!!! Here is a sample view of my finished product:
The following slides are ready for you to customize as you see fit! All of the text and boxes are movable and editable, so you adjust the sizes or delete anything you don’t need.
Now comes the fun part…COLORIZING!!! Simply right click on each of the gray shapes and boxes in each slide, click “Fill,” and change the colors however you’d like! But I’ll let you in on a FAB little secret I learned from Carolyn at It’s a Primary Kind of Life during her Periscope tutorial:
THE EYEDROPPER TOOL!!
When you right click to “Fill” each shape, go all the way to the bottom and click on Eyedropper. Now, you can hover over the colors in your logo or any digital paper design and MATCH the colors perfectly!! Notice how ALL of the text and shapes on my business card above perfectly match the colors in my blog logo?! No more guessing and checking! It’s a GAME CHANGER, y’all!
Also, if you’d like to include a QR code link to your blog or store on the back of your business card, follow THIS LINK to do so. Easy peasy!
Now that your business cards are customized, simply click “File,” “Export,” “Change File Type,” and “JPEG” to save as digital images.
You can either print the business cards yourself or order through an online service.
My favorite is Vista Print, because it’s easy, fast, and they ALWAYS have a great coupon code! I ordered 100 matte cards for around $25 and they were shipped super fast.
Just make sure you select “Use your complete design” to upload your own custom images. 🙂
I hope you found this tutorial helpful! Please leave questions or comments below.
I love to connect with you!