I could care less if Patrick Bateman approves

When I came home from the long drive across three states on Sunday I was greeted by a husband who missed G-tot and me dearly and a little white box that was begging to be open. When I saw the box sitting on the desk in the office I may have actually squeed a little. Or a lot.

Maybe you would too if you knew what was in the box.

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See! Who doesn’t want a new best friend?

Oh wait. That was just a little something extra to make me smile—which worked like a charm. It was really the stuff on the OTHER side of the box that made me so excited.

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Do you know what that is?

MY MOO ORDER! Yay. Yay. Yay!

What the hell is a Moo order, you ask? Well, Moo is a company that prints business cards, mini cards, note cards, and—at the London branch—stickers. And? They are marvelous.

I designed some cards a couple of weeks ago—social media business cards for all my bloggy type adventures and mini moos for my Etsy shop.

Getting new social media and etsy shop cards have been on my to-do list for awhile. And I’m going to this little conference in a couple of weeks. Perhaps, you have heard of it? Rumor has it there my be a few other people there. People who might just want to remember who they meet after a whirlwind weekend in NYC. So…I needed to get them designed sooner than later.

I chose sooner. I chose Moo as my printer and they DID NOT DISAPPOINT.

I love all the cards. The mini moos are adorable and will be great for tossing in with my Etsy orders.

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The business cards? Be still my heart and schedule me a meeting.

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One of the main reasons I chose Moo as my printer was the capability to put up to 50 different images on the “front” side of the cards. I was considering using my photographs for the front but decided to go with something that is just as near and dear to me—some of my letter series work.

I picked 10 pieces and laid them out on the cards so you only really see a portion of the design. On the back is all my info.

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I really do love them. I think they do a great job of expressing something special about me. Plus, they have the potential to be a great conversation starter. The design on the front becomes more than just a design. It is a way to show who I am, what I do, and how much I love type.

A+ in my book. What do you think?

20 comments to I could care less if Patrick Bateman approves

  • Deb. Frederick

    Holly I think they are beautiful, you did awsome!

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Thanks Deb!

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  • FANTASTIC!!!!!!! and so you.

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Thank you!

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  • STUNNING!

    My love affair with Moo knows no bounds.

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Thanks! I’m super happy with the quality and service of Moo. They look and feel great plus it took no time at all for them to arrive. Yay!

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  • Alyssa H

    Oh my gosh… SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! LOVE IT. I CAN’T TAKE IT. SO AWESOME!

    The Bird Doodle mini-cards are so wonderful. Is that a textured paper or all in your design? Gotta love that size as well. Very nice. Of course, your type-inspired cards are eloquent and also very Holly. I’m glad they turned out so well. I am super jealous!

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    Alyssa H Reply:

    Oh, and also I lol’d at the Bateman reference.

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Haha! Awesome. :)

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Yay, more squees! The textured look is a part of my design. It is actually the paper surface from my original drawing of Clarence (the little bird on the cards). When I blew up the drawing the texture really came through.

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  • Minish

    Oh Em GEE!! Those are full of awesome and squeeability! The business cards sooooo express you as a designer. Absolutely perfect.

    Let’s see if I can make you all proud and shit with my eye. (Or totally embarrass myself by being cocky.) The background on your Bird Doodle cards, isn’t that the same background you used on the 815′s CD cover?

    I must check out this moo you speak of.

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Thank you so much!

    But…no those are no the same textures. They look somewhat similar but the 815′s cover was a paper texture I found and the texture on the Bird Doodle cards is just from the original drawing I did of Clarence (the little bird).

    And Moo is awesome albeit a little on the pricey side. If you decide to put in a order I have some first timer discount codes. Let me know.

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  • Nobody

    I hadn’t heard of Moo, so I had to take a quick peek. Seems a bit on the ‘spensive side compared to the place I use for business and post cards.

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    Nobody Reply:

    Ah, I see what you mean about the different photos, each card can be different. Very interesting!

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Definitely on the ‘spensive side. If I didn’t have a 15% off my entire order coupon code I’m not sure I would have placed the order. Now that I see them they are totally worth the added cost. Especially with the option to have different images on the one side.

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  • I LOVE your cards. LOVE THEM! I can’t wait for mine to come in the mail….thank you so much for the code!

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    Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} Reply:

    Thank you! And you are so very welcome. I’m glad I saw your tweet about wanting them and looking for a code. :) Social Media FTW!

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  • Absolutely gorgeous Holly!

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  • Those are gorgeous! I love them. Wish I had a reason to have incredibly cool business cards made up. P.S. I was wondering what you would charge for a blog design? I want to spruce up my new place. Nothing too fancy, just make it more my own like my previous site. Also I had some questions about what you use to create your blog. I am thinking of making my own website but have no idea how to start doing that since I am HTML illiterate. I am good enough with a template to work off of, like Blogger, but doing it on my own? No clue. Perhaps we can chat upon your adventurous return from NY. :)

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