Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Moo Business Cards: Review & Giveaway

The lovely folks at MOO asked if I'd like to review some of their business cards and I said yes please!

I ordered some cards from them a couple of years ago and was really pleased with them... I was very interested to see if the cards were as nice as I remembered them being and if their site was still as easy to use.

Want to see the cards I got?
 

(Apologies for the slightly blurry photo, it was super dark the day I took these pics. I love the autumn, but the light can be so terrible!)

My current "Lupin Handmade" business card - which I send out with all my orders - features a photo of me holding a big rainbow stack of felt squares. I love that photo, but it's not ideal for those times when I meet people and give them one of my cards. I want to be able to show people what I make, and also to have a card that's about me rather than about my business (if you know what I mean). So I chose some a mix of photos of my products and tutorials, and a couple of the designs from my book, Super-Cute Felt.

One of the really awesome things about MOO is that they let you use multiple images within one order - so if you ordered 50 business cards you could upload 50 different photos and get one card with each image! When you use fewer images, the site gives you an estimate of the number of cards you'll get with each image.

It's a great way to test out images if you're not sure which design will look best when printed, and it means the bundle of business cards in your wallet can double as a mini portfolio. Now when I meet someone who's interested in my work, I'll always have several examples to show them :)

The image uploader is pretty easy to use. For each card, you get a preview of how the image will look on your card and it's easy to add, remove, and reposition your images. The site will also warn you if your images are too small to be printed correctly.


Entering the text on the back of your cards is also pretty easy and there's a choice of layouts. I managed to make a stupid typo when typing my text, and I only spotted it after the order went through but luckily they have a window where you can make last minute edits to your order before it goes to the print queue. Phew!



I got an email to let me know when my cards were on their way, and an estimated delivery date... and they arrived very quickly. Unfortunately when they arrived they'd printed out much darker than I'd expected them to, but MOO's customer service team sorted the problem for me very quickly. I got a friendly & helpful response within the hour (on a Saturday!) with feedback about the likely cause of the problem (the matte laminate they use - it makes the cards great quality, but the images appear slightly darker), and they brightened my images, reprinted and resent my order within the week... and the replacement cards are perfect. Yay!

You can see the difference here (the cards on the right are the second batch).


I'm really happy with the finished cards - my photos look great and the cards are lovely and thick (the designs are printed on 350gsm paper which is rather lush, and it's also sustainably sourced). I can't wait to start giving them out to people.

As you may have guessed from the title of this post, MOO are giving away 100 "classic" business cards to one lucky reader - HURRAH!

You can choose one of their designer business card templates or upload your own photos or artwork to create your cards. The giveaway is open worldwide, MOO will cover standard shipping anywhere as part of the prize. Just leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win - I'd love to know what you'd use the cards for!  

Leave your comment before 10pm on Thursday 25th October, and I'll pick a winner at random on Friday 26th October.  

Please make sure you leave a name or pseudonym (no anonymous comments please!) and leave a blog link, Twitter username, Etsy username or email address so I can contact you. If I'm unable to contact the winner within two weeks, I will pick someone else.

Update: Apparently some people are having problem leaving comments on my blog at the moment. If you're unable to leave a comment here on my blog, you can enter via my shop's contact form instead. Please make sure you say which giveaway you're entering!

[Disclaimer: MOO gave me a voucher to purchase the business cards I reviewed in this post]

This giveaway is now closed. 

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like to join
cicileydi.blogspot.com
e-mail cicileydiblog@hotmail.com

Lucy said...

What a great giveaway! I'm at the very end of my stack of business cards. They have an illustration based on my logo at the mo, but I love the idea of putting some product photos on. x

Anna said...

I'd love some business cards for my knitting pattern design business! My email is anna@beeptwo.com.

Kate said...

What a good giveaway. I would love to win this as I am currently investigating my options for getting business cards printed for my vintage shop. I love that you can choose multiple images as I can never decide on one!

http://goodnightprudence.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.etsy.com/shop/GoodnightPrudence

kfneill@gmail.com

Archie the wonder dog said...

I'd love some Moo cards - what's not to love about lots of mini photos of Archie?! I'd put him on some (most!) of the cards and photos of some of my quilts and embroidery on the others and send them out when I sent blog related parcels. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway! Your cards look amazing!

junebug said...

I would use it for networking mostly at conferences.
I love how you can upload multiple images! I've gotten cards done twice before at other places and never saw anything like it.
www.simplyjunebug.com
junebug1990(at)hotmail(dot)com
@simplyjunebug

Jess Byrne said...

Oh I love MOO but have never got any of their cards. I'd love a whole bunch of them to show off my work but don't think I'd be able to give them away!

Katie said...

I love Moo, your cards look great. And I've just run out of Etsy favour cards so I need to stock up again!

Lene said...

I had no idea there was such a disparity in colours because of the matt finish! Honestly? I learn something new every day...

'e'mail is: elenelle@sky.com

Chloe said...

Gorgeous new cards :) I love Moo cards, they're yummy! I'm having a bit of a re brand at the moment so if I was lucky enough to win I'd have some printed with some of my new illustrations on I think, to send out with orders :)

Alessandra said...

well, i have the idea to start my shop online vey soon, so to have a bunch of beautiful business cards is not bad !!! The fact that you can choose multiple images is great, too!!
thank you, xxx Alessandra

alessandra.poggia@gmail.com

http://homemadeatmyplace.blogspot.com/

Lilli said...

Oh my gosh, I'd LOVE to win this giveaway - many thanks to you and Moo for the opportunity. I'd use them to show off some of my crochet projects and to promote my blog address.

http://www.handmadebylilli.blogspot.com

Email:denise.karan@yahoo.com

winkieflash said...

I love MOO cards! By far the best printer out there :) I have generic business cards as well that don't really show off what I do, so that's what I'd be using these for :)
xo,
wink

Louie said...

Joining! Hope I win as I am joining a pre-Christmas bazaar this november! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Btw! Here's my details:

Email: Louie_dejesus@yahoo.com
Twitter: frustr8dcrafter

Thanks!

Liz (made in lowell) said...

Those look fantastic and made me want to go browse your website because your work is so pretty!!

Linda Robertus said...

I would love to win a set of Moo cards - have just set up a website, blog and twitter account for my Etsy shop, so it would be great to have new business cards (and such pretty cards!). Thanks for the giveaway!

Jumbleberries said...

I've been meaning to order myself some business cards for ages so that I can hand them out at forthcoming Christmas crafts fairs I'm attending. I love the fact that it is possible to upload a heap of different images, really giving the opportunity to showcase a wide selection of work. Fab! Please count me in for a chance to win.

Jumbleberries xx

Anonymous said...

I'd love some to make card hang tags for my cushions!

(PS I don't want to post anonymously but Blogger isn't playing nice. I'm Kerry aka PennyDog at kerry_l_wilkinson(AT!)hotmail.com and http://pennydog.wordpress.com)

Made in Suisse said...

HOh, I like the idea of being able to upload several pictures within one order and not being stuck with 50 of the same cards. Although I don't have a business of my own, it'd be a nice idea to attch one of these cards to the hand-made presents I give to people at birthdays/christmas...a special gift tag with a link to my blog.

Hev said...

I'd love to have some cards made up for my business.. I need something to help give me the inspiration to carry on with it as I've had some tough times in my personal life recently.. If I had these cards I could put them in shops etc.. Hand them out to friends.. I buy felt from you and use it to make brooches..

hevski77@gmail.com

Fifi said...

What a great idea and giveaway!!!!

Daniela said...

Hi Laura,
thanks for the give-away, those business cards would be perfect as I would like to take my handmade jewellery business a step further!
Have a nice day
Daniela

Vesle Serena said...

I have used Moo before and have always been very satisfied with them! Great quality and very fast. That made me want to make more cards!

Mafalda said...

I love Moo cards! Thanks for this idea!
I ordered mini cards with photos from my shop and they look great for handing out to people who haven't seen my creations.
I should order some greeting cards for Christmas but can't decide on a design... :D

littleblackduckblog said...

Moo cards are fab! So great that you can have a different image on every card. I think that I'd actually use them as little flash cards for my daughter!

Awok's Kiter Craft (Awin) said...

i love to have all my handmade photos on my bizcard...

Would be gratefull if i'm the lucky one :)

awokskitercraft.blogspot.com

syaaz84 [at] gmail [dot] com

Heather M. said...

Those cards look great! Enter me, please.

Heather M.
www.inlovewiththreads.wordpress.com

Gaetana said...

I've never tried Moo cards before but I have always heard great things about them.

gparris718@gmail.com

RetroSandie said...

Oh my goodness, I would love some of their business cards!!! Yes, MOO is awesome!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity!!! :)

sandiesinatra@gmail.com

RetroSandie.blogspot.com

Gemma Cleaver said...

They are fabulous cards, i definately need to update mine as I have created a shop on Etsy and a website since getting them! it'd be great to have ones that feature my work too, instead of a pre-made background!

Gemma

yousewshould.blogspot.com
yousewshould@gmail.com

chrissie said...

Your business cards look great... please enter me into your giveaway.
Many thanks

~ Laura said...

These are fantastic!! We were looking at doing business cards for our business (theater) just the other day but all the designs were boring. But, with Boo's design we could put different pics from our shows on the cards!! Love it!!! Whether I win or not, I think I found our business card company!! I'm so glad you shared this today, thank you!!! :)

Alison said...

Your cards look brilliant! I could do with some new business cards.
Alison
x
heavenlyhandmades.blogspot.com

Rebeckah Austin said...

I was just a few minutes late in ordering my Moo cards for the Sewing Summit (they were offering 100 free for SS attendies). I would love to try them out. I saw so many cute cards over the weekend and I want some!

inka said...

Oh, I'd love to have them! I'd use them as my business cards as I need to make more advertisement ;D

mojemalediy.blogspot.com
awesomeunicornpower@gmail.com

Tase said...

I'd use them for showcasing some of my jewellery and fabric creations. I've always made my own business cards, so it would be nice to have some professional ones!

creatingmisericordia said...

I'm always at a loss to know what to put on my business cards, but it looks like I wouldn't have to choose with these!

Martina said...

I used MOO before and can't agree more! Your cards are so lovely! Thank you for this giveaway.

volfima [at] gmail [dot] com

AnnWS said...

I Love MOO--great quality and fun, too.

I am annws on Twitter.

Mundo Feltro said...

Yessss! I love the idea!
I work with felt also, and I would like to know if its possible to send for me in Brazil, if I win, of course.. :)
Although, your work is very inspiring!

mundofeltro.blogspot.com
ana.paula.altman@gmail.com

PATTY / P9Alt@aol.com said...

I have seen their ad before. Now seeing your cards and review, I would definetly like to use them for my cards. Have not set up my shop on Etsy yet, aiming for November. Winning your drawing would help me out. Thank you for the review.
Patty
P9Alt@aol.com

Hello lovelies, i'm Petra said...

I love Moo and would be so happy to finally make some for myself :D

Tatkis said...

Wow, thank you so much for this fantastic giveaway!
Your cards look so beautiful!

I'd use my cards for the Etsy shop I opened recently!

Hugs,
Tatyana
http://tatkis-mousehouse.blogspot.com.au/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TatkisCreations

tulipgirl said...

Love Moo cards! I love how professional they are and still very personal. Great giveaway.

Saraccino said...

Oh, I love the moo cards! They are really made with a great quality! :)

Tumus said...

I was thinking of starting up a new business that involved more sewing of quilts and stuffed animals and even baby stuff.

I could just see some really fun modern quilt block combos on some of MOOs cards. I use them for my Tumus shop right now and they really add a professional touch to all my packages and when I hand them out.

Sara Torregrosa said...

Ohhh this is great!! I'm working on my new business cards and Moo was on my list!
I'd use the prize for it :)

dropstitch said...

I always love getting MOO business cards when I buy something and have often meant to investigate getting some of my own. I'm planning on reopening my own etsy shop soon (which has been closed for nearly a year while I got used to having a baby around) so now would be a great time for me to stock up on some nice, shiny, new business cards. Thanks for the chance to win :)

mrsrobinson said...

Lovely giveaway! One of my to-be-done-soon-ish-type-jobs is to look at the Moo cards...

jeyanthi said...

A great giveaway. I would love to have the biz cards for my handmade felt & fabric stuff :-)

io me said...

Please let me in!
thank you

Fleur Cotton said...

What a super giveaway, your business cards look great ... would love to win this one.

Fleur xx

melia said...

love this love this!

have been quietly reading your blog for years, my favourite are posts regarding work in progress & those absolutely colourful 'messes' as you work.
keep it up :)

tcwa[no space]melia[at]gmail[dot]com

thanks!

Emma said...

Great review and great giveaway! My hobby is cake decorating and I am currently turning this hobby into a business as my little girl has started playschool.
I think these Moo cards would be fabulous to put a different cake pics on as you have done with your beautiful makes.
Thanks, Emma xx
thelittlecakekitchen@hotmail.co.uk

Flavia said...

i love moo :)
im in need of business cards to add that finishing touch to my postcards that im gonna sell :)

xtra_junkfood_lover@hotmail.com

Caitlin T. said...

I've been using Moo's mini cards for a while now, and I love them! I'm actually in the midst of re-branding my blog, and I would love to have new cards printed up with my new logo---thanks for the chance!

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