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Featured - Glorious Mess Daruma Lasercut Goal Setter | DESIGN IS YAY

How cute are these?

Darumas are traditionally seen as symbols of good luck and the Japanese often use them to make wishes come true. Glorious Mess has created three laser cut Daruma designs that you can pre-order now. You can choose between Aussie, Floral and Celebration Daruma. 

Featured - Glorious Mess Daruma Lasercut Goal Setter | DESIGN IS YAY

Write down your goal or wish on the paper insert, slip it into the Daruma, and hang your Daruma somewhere you can see to remind you of your goal or wishes.

Fingers crossed and hope it comes true!

Featured - Glorious Mess Daruma Lasercut Goal Setter | DESIGN IS YAY

Pre-order your Daruma here.
Check out Glorious Mess etsy shop for Missy Messy’s stunning creations and her blog.

{All images are taken from Glorious Mess}

 

Halloween spooky bats iphone wallpaper | DESIGN IS YAY!

My favourite holiday is coming up soon, and I whip up a couple of halloween freebies for you!

Download the iphone wallpapers here and here. It is best to open these links straight from your mobile browser and save image. The image can be find in your camera roll and you can set your wallpaper from there.

You can also have these spooky (but very adorable) bats as gift tags. Download the gift tags at the end of this post.

Halloween spooky bats iphone wallpaper | DESIGN IS YAY!

Download Here | DESIGN IS YAY!

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.

Featured Product: Moo Luxe Business Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

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.

Featured Product: Moo Luxe Business Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

Featured Product: Moo Luxe Business Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

Featured Product: Moo Luxe Business Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

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.

Featured Product: Moo Luxe Business Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

Featured Product: Moo Luxe Business Card | DESIGN IS YAY!

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!

 

 

 

Desktop Mix & Match 05 | DESIGN IS YAY!

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