Saturday, April 16, 2011

How now moo cow?

I totally fell for mini moo cards.  I blame Mrs. Pretzel’s invitation suite for that one.

5173489Image by Mrs. Pretzel on weddingbee

I thought this might be a great way to incorporate our engagement photos into our invitation suite.  In case you have never ordered moo cards here is the dealio.  You can use up to 100 different pictures for the front of the card, but the same design will be printed on the back of each card.  Perfect for showing off engagement photos on the front, yet displaying helpful information on the back of each card. 

The online software is so easy to use and it shows you the bleed (or non-safe) area for the front of the card.  For the back I chose to create my own design using their template as a guide:

minicard_template_usImage via

I was so excited when these little guys arrived in the mail.  Want to see?IMGP3101IMGP3104

We chose to go with 8 different engagement photos:IMGP3106IMGP3107

And then put a link to our website on the back of our cards:IMGP3109-edit

I did make one mistake though.  The way our pictures on the front worked out meant that I would punch a hole on the left side of the card.  On the back that meant punching a hole through our picture.  In hindsight I would have moved our picture to the left on the back of the card. 

Speaking of punching…IMGP3111…is that a heart shaped punch I spy?

As for the cards themselves, the paper is thick and of fantastic quality.  Shipping to Canada was reasonable and the turn around time on my order was faster than initially promised.

Are you bombarding your guests with your engagement pictures like we are?  If so, how are you doing it?

All engagement photos on our moo cards are by Sakura Photography.


Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

Love the cards and photos!! So this will go inside your invitations? Why are you hole punching it?

Kamie said...

Wow! I love them!!

k... said...

I love the way you used them!

Shana said...

super cute! I love this idea!!!!

p.s. thank you so much for visiting my blog and for all your lovely comments! I am so glad to have found your blog now too :)

Anonymous said...

Your photos are so great, how could you possibly narrow them down! We also used Moo, but we eloped, so after the fact we sent out "don't save the dates". It was part cheeky, part memento, but overall a great way to use our pictures. Isn't the quality great?

Here's our postcards: