Thursday, 27 January 2011
Have you heard of Moo? It's a company that makes business cards, postcards, greetings cards and such like - and they also do these lovely little mini cards, like a business card but smaller (3x7cm). They are nicely finished, matt on good quality, sustainably sourced card and they come in a neat little box.
I found I needed something for when people asked me "How do I find your blog?" Invariably I would find I hadn't a pen or paper to hand to write the web address down - and my clever daughter suggested this idea. It's really easy to upload your photos and design the cards, with a photo on the front and the address on the back. (The first ones I had done also had my little daisy logo on the back, but somehow I missed that off the second batch.) The big advantage of Moo is that you don't have to have all the cards the same. I used ten different photos, giving me a nice variety. It's interesting to see what a letter box crop does to your images - it makes quite a difference to their impact; some really work and some don't, so it's an adventure picking appropriate images. People seem to like choosing the picture they want to keep - some of my workmates have the cards on display on their desks!
Personally I just adore all things paper and I love browsing in stationers' shops like Paperchase - so just exploring Moo's website is a treat in itself. It's very creative and you can get inspiration from the designs they showcase. The cards would be ideal for advertising a small creative business or even using as gift tags. Highly recommended - the Moo website is here - and to see some photographers' work see here.