19 January 2011

The Art of the Card

"A brand is not a product or a promise or a feeling. It's the sum of all the experiences you have with a company."
~ Amir Kassaei

{My new Moo Cards... Do you Moo?}

Business cards are a essential tools to branding your business. They tell your potential clients about you, how to contact you, what you do and how you do it. They may be the only contact that you have with someone and you have to share a lot of information in a small amount of real estate. But if they are used wisely they can generate repeat business for years to come.

Check out my post on the Art Bead Scene that shares some tips on how to use business cards to add to your successful branding of your small business.

And check out these unique business cards.

Like my new Moo cards? Interested in getting your own Moo cards? Go to http://www.moo.com/ and use the code 2RB2CK to get 15% off your first order!

What are the more clever uses that you have seen for business cards? 
Were they printed on material that is not typical, like metal or wood? 
Were they offering something more than just the standard name, address and telephone number? 
What made them so memorable? 
How can you do the same to stand out?

Enjoy the day!

11 comments:

Heidi said...

I totally heart those Moo cards! Maybe after I get a bunch more moo card worthy photos taken, I'll consider it. Right now, my cards are DIY, printed on too thin card stock, but it's better than nothing. At least they look cute. I have been thinking about upgrading lately, so this might be the kick in the pants I needed :)

Jannie Funster said...

Second?!

It's time for me to jump in and get new business cards, well updated ones. Now that I Photoshop I can get the art super- perfecto!

Icy Rings, not for sale. I love those! As you may recall, i used them in the friend button I made for you. So fun to see them up top here. So pretty.

I LOVE the way new business cards smell. The glossy ones especially!

coxo

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I just got my Moo Cards yesterday and they are a-w-e-s-o-m-e!!!! I love them SO much. I got the regular sized ones but I think I need to have some mini moo's too!
Shannon C

Marcie Abney said...

Hi Erin, I couldn't get your e-mail to work for some reason!? But, I wanted you to know that you might have to download an update for your Picasa to get it to connect to Picnik. I had to switch computers and my old one only had Picasa. When I went to download Picasa again on the new computer, it included Picnik! (Happy Birthday to me!)

stregata said...

Aren't the MOO minicards the greatest? I think I have ordered three sets already - and I just love them.

Belinda Saville said...

Your MiniCards look fabulous, Erin! I love that you've used lots of different photos for your cards. My MiniCards arrived last week, and I LOVE them...such a small investment which adds a really professional touch to my packaging! I think I need to buy some regular sized business cards next, and some stickers, and, and, and... ;-)

Belinda

Lance said...

Erin!!
This is too wild! (oh...and I *LOVE* your new business cards!!)

I just ordered new business cards last week...from MOO!!! They should be here any day now!! How wild is that!!!

And - what a great way to highlight your amazing creativity!!

Barbara Bechtel said...

I love the weight and smooth texture of Moo cards. I loved the tip you gave on ABS about using the back for a coupon code. I find them to be a bit small for normal cards, but I still love the shape and size, so I'm always looking for a "reason" to need them! It would be fun to order their normal size cards too!

Holly said...

I haven't yet bitten the bullet to get the MOO cards, but they are definiately on my list! I love the way yours came out, though ;)

Cindy said...

Your new cards are great, Erin. One of these days I'll "Moo" too!
You do a fantastic job with your branding - with your personalized ribbon and packaging. I still remember the packaging when I received the Sweet Pea necklace from you - it was beautiful and one-of-a-kind. I remember feeling so in awe when I opened my mail that day!

Jenners said...

They are soooo you! Love them. I think I need to get new cards for my blog ... maybe I'll "moo" them.

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