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I know I’m not alone when I profess my love for my Moo MiniCards. If you’re not familiar with Moo, you need to click here to check them out. They offer various business card sizes, stickers, and other handy printed necessities for your business. This is not a sponsored post – just me professing my love not only for my cards but also for the über-handy box that houses them.
|Just a few of my own Moo MiniCards for Pet Scribbles|
Here you can see a few of my business cards. In my latest batch, which is almost gone, I ordered five different designs (as seen in the image above), each with the same business info on the back. Except for the vintage image of the girl with the dog – which I use as my logo – the other designs are sections of my greeting card designs. I send these out with my Etsy orders, in addition to handing them out whenever needed. My customers love them, so each time I need to reorder more MiniCards, I choose different card designs to keep it fresh. (Note to self: make sure I add my blog info to the next order!)
|The Moo MiniCards box|
I also love the cardboard box, because it can be used for so many things once it’s empty of MiniCards. It’s the perfect blank to turn into an altered box. The dimensions of this tiny box, when closed, are approximately 3″ length x 2.25″ width x 1.5″ height. A tiny treasure box! Well, not yet. It is made of a recycled pulp – feels like cardboard – and is white except for the little logo. And the inside is the same fuchsia shade as the Moo logo on the outside. This is a perfect box to repurpose.
So let’s do this!
Altered Box (from a Moo minicards box)
I knew I wanted to do something fancy and glittery. And I had an interesting color palette in my head too: silver, dark grey, olive, and pink. I admit that it came from the way my supply of Stickles were tucked into their spot on my shelves. Those colors were next to each other and looked pretty cool. So that’s as far as I thought through the first part of this project. I’m sure many of you can relate to starting a project before you know what you want the end result to be!
Acrylic craft paints in Metallic Silver and Black
Stickles glitter glue in Silver and Cotton Candy
Distress Stickles glitter glue in Peeled Paint
Mod Podge for paper (matte)
Mod Podge Sparkle
Craft foam brush
Peanut butter lid
Krylon Clear Finish acrylic sealer (matte)
Vintage floral images (optional)
|The box at the conclusion of Step One.|
|Squirt out your Stickles…|
|Use a sea sponge to apply the Stickles.|
Here’s the box after the silver glitter was applied and left to dry . . .
|with silver glitter…|
|with pink glitter…|
|with olive glitter…|
|Cut out your images to be Mod Podged.|
Step Seven: Mod Podge time! Using the Paper Mod Podge, apply a small amount with your craft foam brush onto the surface where you will place a flower. Also apply Mod Podge to the back of the flower, carefully place onto the box, smoothing out from the middle to the edges as you go. Wipe any bits of glue that seep out of the edges with your finger. Repeat for each flower.
|The floral images are ivory, with bits of pink, green and grey.|