Archive for April, 2007

Apr 26 2007

Moo MiniCards

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A while back I found out about Moo and their MiniCards. What Moo does is allows you to take your pictures from Flickr, Bebo, SecondLife, etc. and have them printed as mini business cards. Once you’ve selected your images (between 1 and 100) you can specify what details you have printed on the back.
I’ve been thinking about getting some for a while, mainly for Encaptured.com, but have been unsure whether they’re worth the money. Finally, however, I decided to bite the bullet and get some, as I’d just uploaded some good pictures to Flickr. I figured it was not big deal if they turned out rubbish as they were only £13 (inc. postage).

Well, they arrived today and I must say I’m very impressed with them. The quality is perfect and, although they’re a little smaller than I expected, they feel right. This set have got my personal contact details on but I think I’ll order another set with the Encaptured.com details.

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Apr 05 2007

Keyboard Wallets

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Keyboard Wallet

I had the day off work yesterday because of a problem with my neck. Apart from being in a lot of pain I took it as the perfect opportunity to do some crafting that I have seen recently on the Make: blog. This was quite a simple home-made wallet constructed from the innards if a keyboard and some clear parcel tape, the full instructions for which can be found on the instructables website.

The construction of the wallet was fairly simple and took me a maximum of twenty minutes to complete. However, there are a few things I’d like to point out that I did that you might want to learn from. Firstly I decided to use clear duck-tape instead of the parcel tape recommended in the instructables. I felt that duck tape would be able to endure more abuse, it also has a nice weave pattern to it.

Secondly, when you’re sticking ur wallet together make sure you remember which is the inside and which is the outside. I got it wrong and now my wallet doesn’t close terribly neatly.

Keyboard Wallet 2

Thirdly, make sure you have enough keyboard innards to finish your wallet. I only had one keyboard so I’ve got one less pocket in my wallet than the instructables has. You would recommend at least two keyboards.

Finally, the dimensions given in the instructables give you a wallet that is 3 inches high. Whilst this may be fine for American notes it is only just big enough for UK notes. I’d recommend make you wallet a half inch taller so that if you need to put £50 notes in it they’re not sticking out of the top… luckily I don’t suffer from that problem too often.

For those readers living in Guernsey that are having problems tracking down duck-tape, I finally discovered that Norman Piettes stocks it, althought it is a whopping £6something a roll!

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