I am a sucker for business cards. I already have 200 cards that I designed and printed at overnightprints.com last year. But I'd heard so many great things about the totally cool Moo cards. With the BlogHer Conference quickly approaching, I decided to check them out.
The Moo cards are unique because you can have a different photo on the back of each card. I used the photos in my Flickr account to create my 200 double-sided business cards, but you can upload photos directly from your computer, or from Etsy or Facebook. The Moo cards are also available in the original skinny version (MiniCards), but I prefer the full-size card to show off the photos of my vintage finds.
It was just like Christmas when I received the package! (Christmas for paper-obsessed nerds.)
There's a photo on one side, and my contact info on the other side. There are several configurations for laying out your info.
I included some photos of my home:
As well as some of my creepier displays. I might not want to give these away at BlogHer. Definitely won't make many friends handing out a card with a pink dollhouse zombie standing next to a toilet.
Here are a few of the other cards:
Another reason why I wanted to get new cards is that I will be selling at the BlogHer Swap Meet. During one of the breaks between workshops, attendees can sell their books, t-shirts, handmade goods or whatever else they please. I signed up for one of the ten 6' x 3' tables available. I'm not sure what the hell I was thinking, because I am nervous enough about going. Now I have to figure out which wonderful vintage finds I should stuff into my extra suitcase. Damn USAirways charges $25 for the second checked bag EACH WAY (and $15 for the first). So I am essentially paying $50 to sell at BlogHer for about an hour. Sounds a little crazy, but I think it will be a great way to get the freshvintage name out there, and to meet some other vintage-loving bloggers.
Any ideas on what products to bring? I am thinking about selling some of ephemera and linens, since they are light and easy to pack. Maybe a few of the child-themed vintage items, like blocks and books. And what better place to sell my 1920s Obstetrics & Gynecology Journals than at a blogging conference for women?
Can you lend a hand with some display ideas? You know how obsessive I can be about displaying my stuff. I don't want to lay it all out on the table - I'd like to add some height to the display. And I don't have my cute wooden boxes and enamel bowls to display things in (too heavy), so I have to think about other lighter containers. And, I will probably only have a very short time to set up & take down. I might have to enlist retail display guru Debi Ward Kennedy for this one!
Today I received a code for free shipping for new Moo customers (that means you can't have ever ordered their free sample pack). You have to spend at least $15 and order by August 31st. You can buy any of their products, including the MiniCards, which are great to use as price tags or gift tags. Here is the code: Q63N9W.