I’ve previously shared my crush on a blog.
Now it’s my turn to share my crush on a company:
When I first cast my eyes on MOO‘s cutesy little StickerBooks – little booklets of vinyl stickers made from your own pictures – I went weak in the knees.
I swoon over their MOO cards. All of them. Greeting cards, postcards, business cards . . . the MiniCards make my heart skip a beat or two! Show me the MiniCard holders and I can’t make any promises to maintain a lady-like demeanor. My passion for MOO is hard to contain.
My beau patiently puts up with this. He knows before him, there was MOO. Love me, love my love of MOO. (Plus my sweetie knows I save all my – ahem – sMOOches just for him.)
What kind of hussy would give her affection so freely when she has a wonderful man in her life, you ask? Relax, MOO is a company, not a person. So your point is MOOt. (I’m on a roll here!)
MOO is a printing company that offers a selection of products using images you’ve uploaded (or designs from their designer galleries). MOO stands apart from other companies in two areas: First, MOO is one of those companies that have a personality. Second, MOO gives you the option of having a different image on every card or sticker.
This second quality unlocks a plethora of uses for MOO cards & stickers.
Some MOOvelous (ok, that was stretching it!) ideas:
- Photographers and artists: feature a number of pictures from your portfolio on your cards
- Musicians (or music lovers): print selected lyrics from your favorite songs on each card
- Entrepreneurs: design cards for each of your companies and ventures, or cards with pictures of the various “hats” you might wear
- Parents have endless possibilities:
- sticker books with family photos instead of Cars and Sponge Bob for your kids to play with
- “matching cards” memory game using pictures of your family, your child’s drawings, or just customized to include your child’s favorite places and things
- photoshop savvy parents can split images across a set of cards to create puzzles made out of your child’s drawings or photos
- Upload pictures of your friends and family to the mini-cards at the holidays. Use those as gift tags (so each person’s gift is labeled with their picture)
- Create a set of gift cards as a gift for someone: upload some of your favorite scenic vacation photos, images of flowers, scan labels from different wine bottles . . . you get the idea!
Creatively challenged? Don’t sweat it. MOO also offers a selection of designer galleries to mix and match from as well!
MOO’s API, which facilitates printing from Facebook and Flickr, further enhances its potential. You can accessorize your cards with the company’s selection of card holders, frames and envelopes. MOO also offers gift certificates – ideal for new graduates, new/expecting parents, newlyweds or the freelancer in your life.
What would you use your MOO cards for?
Got ya in the MOO’d?
Want to save some MOO-lah?
Great news! You can save 20% off your first purchase by using the promo code: NU6ZSP (valid until January 31st).
Even better, here’s some news that should MOOve ya!
Win a free pack of MiniCards! Just do one or all of the following:
- subscribe to the blog (please leave a comment to let me know)
- leave a comment below telling me who you’d like to see featured in a future “Inside the Bloggers Studio”
- tweet a link to any post on this blog & include the phrase “This MOOved me”
- send a tweet saying “MOOcho exciting contest here! http://is.gd/gcpk”
You can enter up to four times (once each way) between now and 1/24/09 11:59 PST. Winners will be chosen using random.org.
To better acquaint you with the personality of MOO, I will now delve deep into my improv soul and pull out my best James Lipton impression for you, my dear readers.
Without further ado, I welcome you to Inside the Bloggers Studio!
FB: What is your favorite word?
MOO: ‘Printfinity’. Actually, we made it up, but basically it means you can print an infinite amount of images. We use Printfinity to put a different image on every card. That technology is quite unique to us, so we thought we were relatively justified in making up a brand new word
FB: What is your least favorite word?
MOO: Identical. Not everyone is the same, are they… Really?
FB: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
MOO: Hmm. Well, without wanting to sound sycophantic, our customers turn us on creatively. We make the technology but they’re the ones that take it that little bit further – in so many unexpected ways. We print different kinds of cards and stickers, they’re the ones that use them for lampshades, jewellery, exhibitions, games, swapping, sharing etc. If we’re lacking in inspiration, we turn to them first.
FB: What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
MOO: Missed opportunities. It’s as easy to make something interesting and fun as it is to make something boring. At MOO we always try to do creative things with the task in hand – like the top sheet of StickerBooks,for example. All it really needs is a barcode and information on the colour of the booklet, but where’s the fun in that? We made it into another sheet of usable stickers, because we thought about it, and decided that was nicer. I hope we never miss opportunities to be creative.
FB: What sound or noise do you love?
MOO: When we launched the site, way back in 2006, there were a lot less of us, working in much smaller office. On the day the site launched, we had a sound play, every time someone placed an order. It said ‘Hi-di hi!’ It was such a good noise to hear – a quick reminder that we’d launched, and it was all working! Eventually – as we got more orders – we had to turn it off, but it still brings back great memories – as well as all the late nights, junk food, and stress!
FB: What sound or noise do you hate?
MOO: The building site, over the road.
FB: What is your favorite curse word?
MOO: We can’t tell you that! Could be the name of a rival company though ;o)
FB: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
MOO: We’d like to go to Mars, please. Many people in the office are avid followers of @Marsphoenix on Twitter, and we’d like to help him out. If you can fix that for us, it would be great.
FB: What profession would you not like to do?
MOO: Anything that involves working in total isolation. Working with other people always sparks off new ideas, and a little chatter makes the day go quicker. People are interesting – it’s nice to work with them.
FB: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
MOO: I got my cards – and I love them! Now, would you like a slice of cake, with your tea?
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Gratitude: To Denise from MOO for participating in this post and providing the free mini-card prize!
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