2010 Holiday Spectacular: No. 21

In the countdown so far we’ve had elegant, classic, and sophisticated, but we’ve yet to have modern or humorous… until now: No. 21, Jolly Dots by Sweet Tree Studio.

So first of all, the text of the card couldn’t fit the tone of the photo better. It’s good to remember that lots of Minted customers actually take their holiday photos to mimic the card they’ve chosen and I for one would love to see more babies up in the air come December! But, in all seriousness, I think the very best part of this card is the lovely dotted ribbon that plays so well off the dots in “Jolly” and the ‘a’s in  fa, la, la. It’s just such a fresh take on ribbon, which can lean towards stuffy/traditional. The ribbon is on one hand so simple–it is, after all, just dots–but it is so beautiful. Readers, what’s your favorite part of Sweet Tree’s masterpiece?

Note: The designs in the top twenty five countdown, as voted by our community, will each receive a $100 cash prize, plus five percent ongoing commission anytime the card sells.

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12   COMMENTS
  1. Yolanda

    Congratulations Sarah :)

  2. Jw

    Congrats! I thought something seemed a bit off about the angles in this one, until I noticed that all designs oriented as landscape are being compressed on the blog. It looks like it’s about a 70 pixels shorter on the blog post than the actual design image, which makes them feel a little funky! Weird!

  3. It’s so fun and playful! Congrats Sarah!!

  4. Karen Glenn

    Fun design! Congratulations :)

  5. Meg G.

    such a fun fun design. definitely a modern update on the traditional holiday design!

  6. Natasha

    Jw, Thanks so much for noticing the size issues. I believe I’ve resolved it and will watch out for that in the future!

  7. Amanda Larsen

    Fantastic job! One of my favorites!

  8. Nam

    Great work Sarah! The design is modern and simply different from other traditional design.

  9. Maria Estigoy

    Way to go Sarah! Great way to bring out the tone of the photo.

  10. Sharon(crimsonlane)

    Congratulations Sarah! This design fits the photo perfectly – Super cute :)

  11. Sarah

    Thanks so much for your kind comments! It’s an honor to be involved in a community of such talented designers!

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