MiniCard Boxes – for a MiniGift Competition!

17th November 2009 by Simon G

If you’ve used up a whole box of MOO MiniCards, you’ll be left with lots of new contacts and… A white box without a purpose.

Luckily we’ve got just the purpose for these blank canvases – the MOO MiniCard MiniGift Box Competition! We’ve been inspired in the past by the amazing things you’ve done with MiniCard boxes and thought we’d give you a little nudge to celebrate your creativity, in time for Christmas and the Holidays.

We’d love to see what you can do with some felt, marker pens, glue, glitter, scrapbooking paper, polymer clay, yarn, and anything else you can find about the house by crafting a MOO MiniCard box (old or new) into either a festive Gift Box for family and friends or – if you’re the Etsy type – packaging for the handcrafted creations you sell.

Without further ado, the rules and and everything you’ll need to know are below…

Competition Guidelines


  • Best reuse of a MiniCard box as festive gift wrap
  • Best reuse of a MiniCard box for packaging design


  • 1 Winner per Category – 1 x MOO Mosaic Frame + 100 MiniCards
  • 1 Runner-up per Category – 1 x 100 MiniCards


  • Post a photo of your MiniCard Box in the MOO Flickr Group, and tag it MOOGiftBox
  • Closing date for entries is midnight PST 28th December 2009
  • Winners (and runners-up) announced in January 2010
  • You can use the Old or New style MOO MiniCard Boxes
  • … along with any means of decoration imaginable!


  • MOO’s very own Product Designer (Paul) and Creative Director (Denise) will judge your entries along with Michael Craig – Design Director at Etsy. Their word is final.

Still wondering what to make? Well, the MOO Crew got so excited by the idea of the competition we spent some time crafting our own festive MiniCard boxes. You can see all of our attempts here.

Best of luck – get crafting, and most of all, have some fun!

Comments (10)

  1. JemaA:

    I HAVE to enter this!

  2. Sharon:

    Ok kids, I mean elves, Can we use one of your business card boxes or does it have to be one of the MiniCard boxes?

  3. Shelly Morar:

    What a fun way to begin the holidays! I have never entered a contest before…but this sounds like too much fun to pass on…so I’m in!!!!

  4. Sam & Shelly:

    We are both going to enter! Yippee!

  5. Stephanie Tanner:

    Your site was just brought to my attention and I saw this contest and would LOVE to enter! The problem is I don’t have a mini box… is there any way I can get one? I’m a graphic designer and I would like to order some cards but I have some information pending that I’d like to put on them so I have to wait a bit.
    Let me know how I can get a mini box! Love this idea!

  6. Denise:

    @Stephanie – hello! The competition is open until 28th December, so you have plenty of time :)

  7. Bcome:

    That is a great idea … I was already thinking how to use my empty MiniCard boxes … and your XMas Competition was a great signal to start working creatively on this item … already uploaded and also to be seen on my blog, so check it out!

  8. lola pedro:


    r u based in london? i have a box spare + would love 2 enter this competition but am not creative enuff;-(

    how about i send u my minicard box, u enter it into the competition + i get a spankingly beautiful box back once u’ve sent the fotos in?


    *obviously u get the prize (if u win)

  9. melanie:

    I’m in! That was fun :)

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