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Stefanie, a pre-service primary school teacher has come up with a great use for MiniCards. A LiveJournal user, she’s used the Text MiniCard option to make a a set of cards featuring the most commonly used words in the English language.
Each of the cards in the 100 pack has a different word, clearly written on a plain, but colourful background. She plans to use them as flash cards or prompt cards, and perhaps make a set of nouns or adjectives next.
We love this idea! (Actually we made a less educational version ourselves a while ago, and attached magnets to the back, for use as fridge poetry.)
If you’re not a LiveJournal user, but you’d still like …Continue reading this article…
We’ve been doing a bit for digging around since then, to find out anything else we could, and we’re really pleased to be able to tell you – direct from our paper mill – that the paper for MiniCards and NoteCards is both acid and lignin-free!
Now, if you’re new to scrapbooking and wondering what on earth I’m talking about – this page here might help. It explains acid and lignin and the problems they can cause to your work over time.
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Isn’t the web great? Stef, our CTO has gone to Burning Man. Naturally we’re running amok in his absence, and he doesn’t know. (I hope). We know what he’s been up to though, as we’ve spotted him on Valleywag, handing out Stickers with gay abandon.
And what’s that on his thumb? Nail varnish? A bruise? Actually, is that even his thumb? I must say we’re pleased to see there’s what looks like a good selection of condiments in the background. It’s nice to know he’s eating well.
We’ve changed! Actually, we changed last week, but we’ve been a bit too busy to tell you about it. We’ve expanded our selection of great design, and made it much easier for you to mix and match images, to make cool stuff. And why have we done this, you might ask? Well, (thanks for asking) mainly because we know what its like when you want to make Stickers or MiniCards or something and realise all your own photos are rubbish.
We introduced Ready Made in July, launching with artists Brian Taylor, Blanca Gomez, Lara Cameron, Marc Johns and the COLOURLovers. We also introduced photography packs by the Science Museum …Continue reading this article…
If you’re in London, and you’ve not checked it out yet, you should really get some icecream from Scoop. We would’ve mentioned this on Friday, but we were in an icecream induced happy-coma, so none of us could type very well.
Sadly, they’re not paying us to write this*, it was just really good, so I thought …Continue reading this article…
It’s Friday! It’s sunny! (At the moment). So why not get out in the sunshine this weekend and do something almost healthy? I wrote about the ParaMOOs a while ago, but they really swung into action recently at a FlickrMeet in North Yorkshire.
ParaMOOs? Little MiniCards on parachutes, launched off hills or tall buildings and making their own way in the world. Not sure what the point is? Me neither, but it’s cute and it’s made for some great photos.
This is one from a lovely set by ~Glen~ aka Wickerman
And this one, by Robin Kelly shows just how far the group walked to start the launch.
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So what to do with your MOO?
Flickr user, and MOOster epmd has had a long running project of leaving and photographing MiniCards in DC. Stickers make a project like this even easier, as you know they wont blow away when you leg it round the corner.
Here’s a couple of Stickers seen out and about. Bonus points if you live nearby and send us links to your own versions of these photos!
Little MOO-bird, stuck in Amsterdam, by Brian
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And they’re looking really good! The packing crew have been really busy in the warehouse now Stickers are in the mix, and we’ve spotted some lovely photography and graphics whizzing by. (Did you make a book of really cute hamster photos? I packed them myself and I loved them, they’re fantastic.)
We thought you might like a very quick look at the books as they’re being made, and a quick peak at what other people have been making.
StickerBooks, with covers, all ready for the final assembly.
Dan making up orders. (This is what he looks like when he’s not covered in Stickers)
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Sometimes, the hardest thing about making MiniCards, NoteCards or even Stickers, is what on earth you put on them. You get all geared up ready to make some lovely stuff, look at all your photos and think: ‘Ummm… Actually you know what? I’m not sure I really want to make MiniCards with a photo of last night’s dinner or my cats furballs on.’
To be honest, we had this problem too, so we thought we should do something about it. The solution? MOO Ready Made!
Packs of MiniCards, NoteCards or Stickers, designed by illustrators or photographers who actually know what they’re doing. There’s a nice choice, they look great and all you need to do …Continue reading this article…