Wednesday

Bonanza!


Last Friday was such an exciting day. I was out most of the day doing business and stopping at some thrift shops to see what treasures I could find. I found some pretty cool things, but will share that later. I bet you're wondering what was so exciting if not the treasures I found. Well, let me tell you...

One of the blogs that I follow is Cicada Studios and this designer has some of the most beautiful fabrics of her own design. She has created lines that are now manufactured by Henry Glass & Company. Plus, she has some linens that are beautiful. I've been wanting to order some of her fabric for a while, but hadn't gotten around to it. I finally did about a week or so ago and it arrived on Friday. Isn't this beautiful. Her packaging and customer service is perfect.

Then I took a chance. On what? Vista Print. I've heard so many opinions on this service that I really was hesitant, but then I took a closer look at their site and products and thought well the investment isn't so great that if it doesn't turn out well it won't be that big of a loss. There were some constraints, but I was able to work most of them to my advantage as I designed my card. I ended up with 2000 premium cards (printing on both sides), address labels, and post-it notes for about $18. Yes, you do end up getting daily emails from them, but I think it's a small price to pay for what you can get and most of the emails are filled with great offers. I am very picky about graphics and marketing materials and was so pleasantly surprised at the results...what do you think?

Moo Cards...yep I ordered those too and got them on Friday as well! I bought two sets and while I know that you can have a different picture for each and every card (how do they do that?) I chose to only use 20 photo's for each set. I used some of my creations that I sell, some creations that I will never sell, and some beautiful vacation pictures. Their packaging is incredible. They use recycled plastic to create boxes that hold each set of moo cards. How great those little plastic boxes will be once they are empty! Recycled once again. I also ordered, for about $5, a little plastic, swing open moo card holder for my purse. The holder is designed so that the card just slides out and has a ring so that you can hang it from your keys or whatever if you wish. Your cards stay protected and beautiful!

That was my "bonanza" Friday!


12 reviews:

greavesdesign said...

wow. those are some amazing deals!
How DO they do it? I'll have to see if you can order from Canada...

karen said...

Love the moo mini cards! I'd never been to their site before, but I love the idea of printing up a ton of sweet + tiny calling cards. Would make great hangtangs, even fun cards for my son's lunchbox every day. Oh gosh, my mind is spinning from all the fun ideas.

I also use gotprint.com for postcards, brochures, etc. They don't offer a lot of customizing, but they are super cheap when it comes to business cards and postcards.

Maggie said...

I have been eyeing that fabric by cicadastudios too!

missknits said...

how fun! your cards turned out awesome! i've used vistaprint a few times and always been happy! i have yet tot ry the moo cards, but really want to. just have to save the funds. thanks for sharing!

Kimiko said...

I recently took advantage of Vista Prints freebie biz cards offer. So far so good :o)

Sedie said...

Wow! That really was a bonanza! I think all your cards came out really great.

WakeGrace said...

ah! i love vista print and moo! i use them alot for my photography cards. the moo cards are the best for photography though. i love the vista print offer for free business cards! i totally take advantage.

alamodestuff said...

Great looking cards! I've been using Vista Print for several years and it's worked great for me. I keep my printing fairly simple. I've even had them do brochures and postcards.

And, I just delete their emails every morning! :)

SEWphisticate said...

What a day you had! I love moo cards. I need to get another set ordered myself. Your Vista print business cards are really nice! and Thanks for the link to Cicada Daydreams. What gorgeous fabric she has!

Periwinkle Studio said...

I love it all too! The Moo cards are terrific! :)

Helen said...

I bought some fabric from cicadastudios and I just love it! I have no idea what I'm going to do with it but I do enjoy looking at it!!

Moo cards are awesome :)

Chic and Charming said...

I love my moo cards! They are adorable and affordable.

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