Feeling lucky or meh? With Busy Beaver’s Mood-O-Meter button, you can let the world know how you’re feeling! These spinner buttons were included in our New Year’s cards which were sent to Busy Beaver friends and customers.
Every year we try to come up with something new, fun, and innovative for our New Year’s button. In 2012, we created an interactive card and button concept which asked our friends and customers to write their resolutions directly onto a 2.25-inch button. Last year, we created fun glow-in-the-dark buttons. And for this year, we wanted to create something completely different. Thus, spinner buttons!
Spinner buttons come with a moveable, plastic arrow attached to the front of each button. Since the button wearer can move the arrow around, we wanted to create a design that really took advantage of that interactivity. After a few initial sketches, including the Pizz-A-Meter above, we finally settled on the Busy Beaver Mood-O-Meter.
We mailed these buttons out a few weeks ago and the response has been rather surprising. According to photos posted to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, an alarming number of our customers and friends are gassy. Maybe that means Busy Beaver should get hard to work innovating a Gas-X button. But for now, we’re just thrilled that everyone loves the spinner buttons. In fact, it makes Christen feel like dancing.
For more innovative button ideas check out our Sharpie Button card from 2012.