Now that I’m confident enough to call myself a Blogger, I have decided that I should have a blog business card. I have thought about it since last year, but being a paper and printing nerd, I thought a lot about where/how I should get them printed. I really wanted letterpress business cards with thick cotton paper. However, I can totally imagine myself not wanting to share my business cards with anyone because they are too nice (and expensive!). I might go letterpress in the future, but now is not the time yet.
So I heard that Moo, an online printing company based in the UK, now offers luxe business cards. The luxe business card uses 600 GSM Mohawk Superfine paper stock with a coloured layer seam of your choice. I was intrigued. This won’t cost me an arm and a leg like letterpress does, but my business cards will certainly have a distinctive quality.
Moo Luxe Business Cards come in this luxe packaging. The packaging is absolutely beautiful. It was textured and white, around it wrapped a purple ribbon and a seal that says “Designed by Moo and You”. I had to take off the ribbon really carefully so that it won’t tear. I know I wouldn’t want to do that every time I need to take out the cards, but I need to keep the ribbon and seal in one piece so that I could admire the packaging again and again.
Bravo Moo, for paying such detailed attention on the packaging. It’s such a designer thing to say, but I judge a product (stationery, books, movies, snacks) by its cover (or packaging). If there are two items with similar quality and price, one with better packaging that the other, I will definitely pick the one with better packaging. I always think that packaging your things nicely is an online shop equivalent to providing a great customer service. Customers will not always be able to see or hear how nice or polite you are to them. But by giving them something to be excited about when receiving your products in the mail, is a great online customer service.
Unfortunately, the only negative thing with Moo’s Luxe Business Cards that I ordered is even though they put a card that says “Your freshly printed luxe business cards were lovingly hand checked by a member of the Moo crew in London”, but some cards are dirty (from the ink), fading and printed in the wrong position. Also, 4 cards are missing. So, a message for card checker dude/chick, you should be more attentive :)
Added on September3rd 3.30 p.m : I have emailed the Moo team and addressed the issue. I thought they should know about these flaws as it might not be good for their business. They’ve since replied and said that they are going to re-process and send me the order free of charge. Even though I wasn’t expecting them to go to that length for a few dirty/wrong printed cards, but that is highly appreciated. Well done, Moo!
Otherwise, this is probably the most beautiful digitally printed cards I have ever seen. I will definitely still go letterpress with 100% cotton paper if and when I can afford it, but till then, I’m with moo.
This post in not sponsored by Moo. I purchased the luxe business cards myself, and I like it (despite of some flaws), so I decided to write about it. All opinions and words are my own. All images are taken by Wita Puspita for Design is Yay!
Today I’d like to share with you these delicious social stationery from Mr Boddington’s Studio. I’m a sucker for simple note cards paired with colourful lined envelope. They also have a range of stationery for the Gentleman. These make me want to send more mail to my friends!
[ photos: Mr Boddington's Studio ]
Today’s Desktop Mix & Match features stationery with beautifully hand-drawn words to inspire and motivate us. And don’t forget to put everything neatly into that beautiful leather briefcase.
A Note Hello [ Greeting Card ] by Idle Wild Co
Telephone [ Note Pad ] by 1Canoe2
Hello Love [ Rubber Stamp ] by Paper and Honey Shop
Draw Something [ Art Print ] by Wit and Whistle
Vintage [ Leather Briefcase ] by Ionnoi
Make a Mark [ Stationery Box ] by Little Low
I’m a note-aholic. I have a collection of notebooks in different sizes, materials and thickness. Sometimes I feel guilty when I buy yet another notebook or notepad. But just like a shopaholic, I couldn’t stop. The weird thing is sometimes I don’t really use them. When I’m feeling like everything around me is so bland and boring, I like to look through my pile of notebooks and notepads. They make me feel happy.
My favourite type of notebook is the pocket book. They are cute and easy to bring around. I made three printable pocket book covers for your own D.I.Y Pocket Book. It’s very easy!
All you need is to download and print the pocketbook covers on thick carton paper (200 gsm and above preferred), plain or lined paper cut into 20.5 x 13.8 cm size for the insert and some twine or staplers. You can find the download link at the end of this post.
They will also make an awesome gift!
I’ve always loved personalised stationery. When I was little, I used to purchase some stickers with cute cartoons and my name on it, and stick them on everything I own. Back then, having your name printed on things like books, greeting cards or note cards seem like a luxury. Thanks to the invention of digital printing, they are now luxury that we can afford. Look at the range or Personalised Stationery that we can get now, with prices ranging from affordable to more fine ones like letterpress stationery. Here are some of my favourite personalised stationery picks.
I created three animal cards for your Valentine’s. A bunny, a bear and something that reminds me of Pokemon. I also created two pattern squares that you can make origami hearts with!
These are what you’ll get when you download.
Write your message at the back of the square, so that it’s going to be inside the origami heart.
I found this video on youtube that gives crystal clear guide on how to make origami heart. If you don’t know how to make one, I recommend you watching the video.
Carefully cut the dash lines on the cards to make slots for the origami hearts.
Ta-DA! Slip in the origami heart with your secret message in it. These cards are no larger than 14.8cm in height, so they will fit nicely inside a C6 envelope. Or they make a nice display too!
By the way for this post, I am using my iPhone 5 camera for the photos. I think they look pretty good for a mobile phone camera, don’t you think?