review | moo mini cards + giveaway!

Monday, 3 March 2014

the good folk over at moo got in touch recently, asking if i'd quite like to try out some of their classic business cards. well, sure! but... i still have a pack of 50 from a hundred years ago when i thought i was like, coming up in the world and needed business cards to hand out in all my wheelings and dealings. joke's on me! i'm now stuck with a ton of cards and nobody to hand them out to. would i like to try something else from the range? ermm yeah, how about some of those awesome stickers? i could stick them on like, all the parcels i send out to cust-- oh yeah. that's not going to work for me either.

i toyed with the idea of hosting this giveaway and not doing the review, but.. what's the point in that? you lot know where to get your cards from if you need them, so it would just be me holding a business card party and being like, uninvolved. i like being involved! weeks passed, and i just plain gave up on the idea. and then, something great happened; my blog got a facelift.

// sidenote: the blog getting a face lift seems to have irked a lot of readers. if you're insulted by, or have issues with my new layout, please let me know. although more of you are interacting now, over half of you have stopped reading. come back! i miss you! is it all the pink? it's not too pink. it definitely could be pinker.



so, with the new facelift came the need to update the stock. rather than go for the classic cards, i opted to get the awesome mini cards instead - they just are a lot damn cuter, and easier to haul about (to all my events)(hint: there aren't that many)(if any)(not many). i put my order in on the monday, and on the thursday they were already in my hot little hands. you literally can't get anything delivered that quickly these days, so i was tremendously surprised by the super fast turn around!

designing your own cards on their website is a cinch too - there's a business card wizard at every step of the process asking you if you're alright? are you sure about that? can i get you a tea? etc. and, the wiz also tells you when something's going to look crap in reality and thus forces you make difficult choices (do i really want my face on these cards? yes. do i want a bitty version of my face on these cards? no) at every step of the process. if i'm honest, i gave up a few times and went back to the drawing board a few times when i was more clear-of-head. at the end of the day though, i was of the though school of thought that... who cares. they're just business cards.

and so with that in mind, how would you like to win 50 of your very own classic bizzy cards from the bizzy card experts at moo? all you have to do enter is follow the 'copter below, and keep your fingers crossed! oh, by the by, there will be two winners, receiving 50 cards each. not one winner receiving two sets of cards. twice the winning. half the prizes. open internationally, too... ok, go!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
oh, thanks moo. what legends.

28 comments:

  1. Why would anyone be offended by the pink here? I love it! :D Just stumbled upon your blog and am so glad I did because 1. I'm an Australian girl that would LOVE to live in England some day, hey soul sista! and 2. I was JUST talking about getting little business cards for myself yesterday. Although we may design them from start to finish... can I use moo to simply print them? Hadn't even gotten that far yet and this will give me a push to get onto it, regardless of the outcome of this here giveaway!


    Woo! Following along now lady :) Would looove if you could take the time to do the same. I'm just starting out persay and as you know, it's rather encouraging!

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  2. Weird that people aren't digging the layout, I certainly don't see any problems with it! Its a weeeeeeee bit wide for my screen if you want some feedback other than "yay" but that seriously isn't something that bothers me in the slightest.

    Very cute business cards! I'm studying to be a librarian and my brilliant idea for business cards is to print them as bookmarks lol. Not that I'll need them any time soon, but hey, the idea is there!

    Amber Jade
    Fairytales and Following Trails
    http://fairytalesandfollowingtrails.blogspot.com.au/

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  3. I love these cards my friend had somea while back xx

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  4. I like your layout and posts but honestly, recently I've felt like a bit too much of your content has been sponsored for my liking, so it's possible that that has coincided with a layout change for others too. Maybe not, but I thought you might appreciate some feedback.

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  5. I love the layout and I'm not even a very 'pink' person :)


    Fab giveaway, you can never have too many business cards and Moo are my favourite. I have a little business making wedding stationery.

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  6. hey Lisa - I do appreciate that, thanks. I hope that's not the reason though, as *when* I do post sponsored content, I *always* make sure it's relevant, and something that would appear naturally anyway.. the compensation is always a bonus, and maybe the prompt I needed to think outside the box, but it's never the sole reason I post content. if you're talking more about the product reviews etc, then yeah, I agree that recently there's been more than normal (2-3 a week over 1-2 a week). but I'd always thought people liked to read those sorts of post (I sure do!), and that's why *I* post them...! Will definitely take your feedback on board though - certainly don't want to alienate readers!

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  7. oh wow! you probably have your own printing gurus no doubt - but a change is as good as a holiday, AND, this wouldn't feel like work!

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  8. these are my second batch, and I'm still totally smitten!

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  9. that is legit an amazing idea! and, woah - librarian! what a cool job! thanks for the feedback - I actually checked it on a few diff resolution comps today and seems to look ok... I'll have a tweak and see if I can make it fit yours too :)

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  10. welcome! thanks for the pink love - what can I say, I'm an addict for the hue!
    as for Moo - you can actually upload pre-made templates into their wizard, so they just print it for you! awesome, huh! off to check your blog out now, sistah friend! x

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  11. I'm loving the layout but I am a very pink person... Regardless I think it's fab! x

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  12. Very pretty....I like the new layout, strange some have left after it was changed. Strange really. I like these cards...keep meaning to get some made, but I forget to. I would use them for my blog...although, sometimes I think of having a shop to sell old clothes and other things I will make. One day when I get a chance :)) Have a lovely week doll xx

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  13. Scribe reference for the win.

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  14. I could really, really use these cards! I like the layout, looks good to me. P x

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  15. I love the cards by Moo but mini ones just makes it even cuter! x

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  16. Love a bit of moo. I spent a fortune there last year (hello wedding stationery) it was so worth it.

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  17. how many dudes you know who roll like this?

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  18. so many choices! moo is the only solution!

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  19. I have a little Etsy shop that sells cute felt accessories such as brooches and phone cases. http://etsy.com/shop/thedustyatticshop

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  20. I know you do! these would be perrrrfect! x

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  21. Everything is cuter when it's mini! Love their designs & that all the cards don't need to be the same!

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  22. I'm a freelance writer & copyeditor! xo

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