Moo Card Boxes

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Japanese Masking Tape Colors

One of my Christmas gifts this year was Japanese washi tapes in a delicious range of colors.  This tape is addictive!  It’s like a masking tape, but is transparent enough that you can use it to highlight words or layer with other colors of tape to create different hues.  It tears or cuts easily and will even peel up and remain adhesive enough to stick back down several times, which is very handy for crafting.  I’ve seen it used quite a bit in scrapbooking, but I decided to use it to dress up a Moo card box.

Adding Tape to My Moo Card Case

Peeling back the tape I’d already applied let me weave the pieces together somewhat.

I love subtle sheen of the tape and the way the colors look together on the finished box.

My Moo Card Box

Next week I’ll be in New York for a conference where I’ll meet lots of new people.  Usually I transfer my business cards to a smaller holder, but for times like this I like to bring the whole box along with me.  I decorated a few other Moo card box tops (I have lots!) and think I’ll take this one with me:

Origami Paper Moo Card Box

This one was made with origami paper cut just smaller than each side of the box, applied with a little Mod Podge.

The Moo cards in the box have a different picture from New York on each card.  My hope is that when meeting new people, I can let them choose a card with sights they like, which gives us something to talk about.  Shy people plan ahead like that.  :)

Moo Cards!

9. Moo Business Cards!

I love Moo cards!  Through Moo.com, you can create full sized business cards or “Mini Moos”, which are a long, skinny sliver or a card.  The magic of Moo cards is the easy customization – a set of 50 business cards (or 100 minis) can each have a different photo or design.  You can pull your own photos from Flickr or upload directly, then choose just the area of the photo you’d like to use on each card with their easy crop and zoom.  If you’re not much for taking pictures, Moo has a nice selection of graphics and images you can use instead.

The flexibility of ordering in small, easily personalized batches opens up many possibilities:

  • If you’re a photographer, make up cards for your clients with their own photos to pass out to family and friends.
  • If you include cards as a thank you in a mail order, adding a coupon code to your cards may bring repeat business.
  • A real estate agent might want to use photos of beautiful doors or even current listings.
  • If you’ve ever met a new contact and wished you could hand them more than “just a business card”, consider making a little packet of cards you can stash at the back of your business card case.  The next time you meet someone who you’d like to impress on the spot with a little taste of your skills, pass them a little set of five or so cards held in a tiny envelope or hole punched and tied with a ribbon – a mini portfolio in an easy to carry and share package.  (Before they even see your beautiful cards, they’ll know you’re giving them special attention.  This alone should help impress.)

But I also love my Moos for their craft appeal!  I never thought of framing a business card prior to Moo.

Moo Cards as Art

A couple brightly colored Moos slipped inside self adhesive luggage tags help me find my bags.

Moo Card Luggage Tags

I used Fotoclips from Photojojo to make a collage of Mini Moos above my desk.

20. Moo Card Art

I’ve also given boxes of Mini Moos to a bride and her Mom following a wedding.  Moos are great for scrapbooking or tying onto gifts, too!

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