how to make a QR code for your business card!

happy saturday! i don’t usually post on saturdays much, but after all the inquiries about the QR Code on my business cards yesterday, i decided to surprise y’all and post today. so i’m here to show you how to make and put a QR code on your business cards or other business goodies.

*please note i had a date one night with my printer {and sewing machine} and made my business cards myself…. because i’m all DIY like that….or just cheap…… :)
business card

my friend Karla from Archer Creative clued my into this brilliant site: QR Stuff. your life will never be the same after you see what it can do for you… creates a QR code for you in about 7.2 seconds. for reals. it is so simple  and you don’t have to create an account unless you want access to other fancy features:

make a QR code

1. simply select the type of data you’d like your QR code to link to

2. enter the URL of the link {for ex: i put my blog’s address as shown. you could even put a link to a specific post on your site/blog}

3. pick your foreground color. TIP: use black and only black! i tried to go all fancy and picked gray, but when i printed it out, my smart phone couldn’t read the QR code. {wasted like 15 business cards! so learn from my mistake and stick with black}

4. then select how you’d like to receive your FREE QR code {QR t-shirt, anyone??} i selected email and then saved the file to my computer and added to the program i used to create the rest of the design {minus the fabric haha}.

and for those who are wondering, i use Picasa and Picnik {both free and super user friendly} to edit my pictures and do little projects like business cards. because i am a clueless fool when it comes to photoshop!

so there you have it. one super handy little site to solve your QR Code needs. just remember to make your QR code in black and you’re good to go!

so who’s ready to go out and plaster everything in site with a QR code? haha

right now i’m…..

working on a Halloween version of my interchangeable wreath

giggling at these witch shoes

wearing this skirt

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Re. Scarlet Faith

    I know this may sound silly but I am from the 70’s & a hippie type but exactly what does a qr scan block do. From what I have learned you can scan with an i-phone and go directly to a web location. Am I close?

    1. 1.1

      Yep, you are right! You have to download a QR reader app for your smart phone and then when you scan a QR code with your phone, it will open up the web page linked to the QR code. Its sort of like a barcode…..
      happy crafting,

  2. 2

    I am SOO excited that you shared the QR site with us! LOVE IT! and your business cards are to die for! Thanks again!

  3. 3

    awesome! Thanks for the tutorial! This is really cool!! :)

  4. 5

    Thanks Linda! What a great tip…I’m totally adding mine to my card!

  5. 6

    THANKS A MILLION! love it! and totally love the special fabric touches!! what a great way to use all those small scraps!

  6. 7

    Now this is just cooler than cool!!! I just did this for my CTMH site and for my blog site. WHAT will they think of next?! ;-)

    Thank you for sharing.

  7. 9

    This is brilliant!! Took absolutely no time to do. How cool and geeky!!!!!

  8. 10

    I love that! I haven’t participated with QR codes, but they are popping up everywhere, including on the T in Boston. I’m going to have to start putting thought into this, thanks for sharing how you did it!

  9. 11

    This is so awesome and your business cards are gorgeous! I’d totally put one up on my bulletin board just to admire the fonts and fabric and stitching and overall cuteness! I really wish I had a reason to make some of these beauties! : )


    1. 11.1

      thanks, Mel! if you’d like a copy of my card, just let me know! lol thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,

  10. 12

    So awesome! Thanks for sharing! A friend just asked me the other day if I knew how to do that…..I’ll have to call her back and tell her about this website! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. 13

    This is so cool! The codes are everywhere these days and it’s so awesome how you made ugly technological scanning codes into something cute. Definitely need to try it on next invitations or business cards!

    1. 13.1

      thanks! i like your idea for putting a QR code on invitations. that would be super cool for wedding announcements! {like for directions, etc}
      thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,

  12. 14

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’m in my first (big, staffed) craft fair this weekend, and wanted to make my own business cards. I loved the cards you just posted and showing me how to do this is just awesome! My friends are all convinced that I am a huge nerd now as I was showing it to everyone since I was so excited.

    1. 14.1

      awesome amy! good luck at your first craft fair! woot woot!! and don’t worry, i felt a bit nerdy too having a QR code on my business card. oh well. all the cool kids are doing it, right?! haha
      happy crafting,

  13. 15

    This is an AWESOME tute! Thanks sooo much! I am going to my first craft show in Novemeber and I myself am to cheap to buy business cards as well. This is such a great idea I cannot wait to try it!!!

  14. 16

    Thank you for sharing this – I didn’t know what it was – now I know – and it’s so cool!

  15. 17

    Oh my goodness! I love your cards and I have been wanting to add my own QR code! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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  17. 18
    Kendall schenck

    That’s to cool!!! Your so creative!!!

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  20. 19

    Your cards are super cute! Thanks for sharing the QR site…can’t wait to give it a try!

  21. 20

    Ok, this might be a silly question, but this would work for a LinkedIn profile URL, right? This would be a cool way to stand out!

  22. 21

    I know this post is from a while ago but I just HAD to comment on how cool your cards came out!! My sister asked me to make her some (shes an amazing freelance makeup artist) so I started to get crafty with my silhouette. The QR code was an awesome touch in addition to the fabric love LOVE. You are so creative I can’t stand it :) Thanks for all the inspiration you provide!! I always leave your blog feeling a little more creative and motivated to finish whatever project I started and walked away from.
    x0 Jess

  23. 22

    Thank you very much Linda for the tutorial :-) Now I can make the QR code for the business card of my client.

  24. 23

    THIS IS AWESOME! I go through vista print business cards so fast… I will be using this idea to make business cards. It adds a personal touch and stands out over traditional cards.