2.27.2010

Dishy Goodness Moo Minicards!

YAY! Cheerful greetings from Moo
Well, here they are! My first set of  Moo minicards. I ordered them last Saturday, and they arrived today, several days earlier than expected.

I love Moo's sense of whimsy and warmth in their packaging. It's very friendly and welcoming, showing that Moo doesn't take itself too seriously. I also ordered a pink card holder, which is what is wrapped in the foil bag.

Yes, I am excited! The Moo MiniCards are here!
The cards are presented in a sturdy white box that can be kept to display or store your cards stylishly. Moo is a London-based firm, but they recently opened a US location in Providence, Rhode Island, thereby making many US customers thrilled to have their cards that much sooner.

As described on the back, the "cards are printed on paper sourced from sustainable forests and the box is 100% recyclable." The minicards were the first and only product launched by Moo when it started, and it made quite an impact with its diminutive size, silky-smooth surface and quirky marketing. Minicards are about half the size of a business card, but the awesomeness of the minicard resides in the fact that the cards are crated with "variable print technology." This means that each card can have a different image on it -- finally, a way to make your creativity really shine!

The text side of the card w/my contact info; the cute pink Moo MiniCard holder
I lifted the lid and saw my 100 minicards neatly residing in the orange-lined box. Here's the back of my card, showing my blog, email and Twitter info. You can upload your own image for the text side or use Moo's built-in text editor.  I guess my font is a *wee bit* mini. Next time, I'll increase the size of the cursive font a little bit.

The pink minicard holder includes a few "first order" discount cards that you can hand out to your friends who might be interested in making their own Moo product. The Moo product line has expanded to include stickers, note cards, postcards, business cards, and greeting cards. People have gotten so creative in how they use their Moo stationery! I've seen Moo cards  used as hang tags for clothing and hand-crafted items; wedding place cards or save-the-dates; or assembled into a photo collage. You're only limited by your own imagination.

Ten different dishy pix to choose from; thoughtful card dividers: mine and theirs
I used three photos of a variety of  manju (a lovely and unexpected gift from my friend Tawni); four photos of carb-alicious dumplings and bread products from Michelle's Pancakes in San Gabriel; and three photos from Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace. I'll probably switch up the photos on my next batch. (BTW, full posts on the manju and Michelle's Pancakes are planned for the future. So stay tuned!)

I like the tiny card dividers that say, "Mine," and "Theirs." So thoughtful! BTW, if you don't have your own photos or designs to upload, there are plenty that can be chosen from various designers and artists on the Moo website.

I can't wait to start handing these out! The size makes them eye-catching and memorable, and the smooth feel makes them pleasant to hold. The plastic card holder is curved so that you can gently push the cards out with your thumb for slick and easy distribution. Moo has thought of just about everything!

MOO USA

All photos by Ms. DG

12 comments:

  1. They are beautiful!!! I had not heard of moo before.
    Must go check out their website now!

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  2. What a great idea! I love all the food pictures - just fabulous! I'm sure they'll be a great hit!

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  3. Hi, Tara! Thanks for dropping by my little blog. I've been wanting to order some Moo minicards for a couple years now, and I finally had a good excuse. :)

    Hey, Dio! I appreciate your comments. Hope you are doing well. We have to get together SOON!! Best to you & R.

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  4. Exquisite and adorable, these are just what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing! I'm hopping over to MOO right now :)

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  5. Hi, Liren! Can't wait to see your cards! Glad to share the gospel of MOO.:)

    Hi, Gastronomer! Thanks so much! Hope your wedding prep is going well.

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  6. I love the Moo cards! Thank you so much for showcasing them... I am scurrying over to get mine - so many uses, I will have to figure out what to do first!

    Happy Marketing!

    Heidi Richards Mooney – Author, Quirky Marketing Calendar: 365 Ways to Promote Your Business Using Zany & Non-traditional Holidays

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  7. My pleasure, Heidi. Enjoy your Moo cards and thanks for dropping by!

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  8. i've been meaning to try some of these for about...forever. lazy me. yours look terrific!

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  9. Go and order some now, Meg! So fun, and you can constantly update the images every batch. Be sure to let me know when you get yours!

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  10. Thank you for sharing! I needed a printing place for my business cards! And they are decently priced! Perfect!!

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  11. Hi, Erin! Definitely give MOO a try. They have a great sense of humor about themselves, and the customization on the mini Moo cards is fabulous. Thanks for your comment!

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