birthday party invitations - balloon fido

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comments from Amy and Tina:

Can't beat the sounds of twisting balloons animals... POP!

tags:

birthday party invitations, party, balloons, animal, dog, fun, birthday, design lotus

colors shown:

grey, chartruese

fonts:

estilo, mrs eaves, business penmanship

design inspired by:

Kindergarten Birthday Party Invitations

submitted on:

Apr 27 2010

Edited on:

Apr 28 2010

average score:

3.81

comments:

45

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birthday party invitations - balloon fido by Design Lotus

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Carrie ONeal on Apr 27, 2010 at 7:25am
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AHH! This makes me smile. Wonder what it would look like if every other dot was that fun green? Just a thought.

Two Pooch Paperie on Apr 27, 2010 at 8:05am
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love it! Balloon animals...clever idea. I like Carrie's idea. It might be nice to get a little more green worked in.

Waui Design on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:28am
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i love that illustration of the balloon animal... it's super cute! :) my only feedback would be that the frames idea is taking away from the simplistic illustration. right now the illustration is the strongest element in the design and the frames is fighting with it for attention. i would try just letting the frames go and have the photo on the right just go all the way to the edges of the card to take up that space. then just center the balloon animal and type on the left side. also, you could try to modernize the type with gotham rounded all caps. just my thoughts :)

Brooke Chandler on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:59am
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I love the ballon animal! I agree with Waui about the border and the type.

Sarah Lenger on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:57am
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Cute! I agree about the border--toss it.

Sandy Pons on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:13pm
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Love it. Creative idea for illustration!

Design Lotus on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:14pm
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v2.3 - I nixed the border and played with the font some... Thanks for the solid feedback. =D

Paper Dahlia on Apr 27, 2010 at 3:39pm
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Cute design and great use of white space!

Carrie ONeal on Apr 27, 2010 at 5:34pm
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I like this better without the border and the addition of the little green dots. very sweet.

Jackie Mangiolino on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:05pm
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my favorite thus far :)

Jody Wody on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:36pm
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The balloon pup is awesome! Small critique: the upper/lowercase Estilo with serif combo seems a little uncomfortable. I'd rather see the same typeface in varying and contrasting sizes and weights. Go Fido!

hannahcloud DESIGN on Apr 28, 2010 at 8:18am
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the dog is fantastic-- and the color is perfect.

Design Lotus on Apr 28, 2010 at 8:46am
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does the script font work? is it too formal? too feminine? I can't decide... AAaa!!!

Design Lotus on Apr 28, 2010 at 9:08am
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I posted 2 different versions to the forum - http://www.minted.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=138

Waui Design on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:53am
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yay! i like this much better now with the changes :) i think you've nailed the type and found the perfect balance all the way. the balloon animal is still a fave :) A+++++++ excellent seller!

Three Kisses Studio on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:26pm
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Ugh! Soooooo cute!!!! The simplicity speaks volumes. Great job.

Design Lotus on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:54pm
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Thank you so much for all the feedback. This design would not be where it is without it. @Robert - You gave me an ebay flashback. LOL

Trendy Peas on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:18pm
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So clever! I love it.

chocomocacino on Apr 29, 2010 at 8:29am
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cute dog!!......

Maria E on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:18am
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You're so clever! Love the balloon animal.

kelli hall on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:27am
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love how you edited the type! it has a fun, casual sense of rhythm

Amanda Larsen Design on Apr 30, 2010 at 7:33am
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I just love that little balloon dog...how clever and unique! This is one of my favorites.

Letter19Design on May 2, 2010 at 7:14am
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perfect illustration. great design.

Laura Coggins on May 2, 2010 at 2:15pm
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so clever...one of my favs for sure!

Alston Wise on May 3, 2010 at 6:34am
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awesome illustration -- love this!

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on May 3, 2010 at 10:03am
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That balloon dog is so cute, great idea.

Tickled Ink Paperie on May 3, 2010 at 11:01am
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Ohhh- what a great idea! Love this one. Simple, cute, sticking to the challenge, and different. :) Good job!

Moglea on May 3, 2010 at 4:40pm
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i love that balloon dog! this design is very clean and simple. well done!

Laura Hannah on May 4, 2010 at 12:22pm
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simple and clever! love it!

Mandy Rider on May 5, 2010 at 1:07pm
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so sweet!

chica design on May 7, 2010 at 12:56pm
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very sweet- i love the illustration and the use of type!

pottsdesign on May 7, 2010 at 6:19pm
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amy- I heart your balloon dog ;)

Cococello on May 11, 2010 at 5:40pm
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Wow, you created a winner :) I love that any vertical image can be used with this design.

Aspacia Kusulas on May 13, 2010 at 8:07pm
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Love it! clean and elegant :)

Alex Elko Design on May 20, 2010 at 12:13pm
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I'm bummed that they made you take the balloon animal off your Minted shirt design.

Design Lotus on May 20, 2010 at 12:17pm
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Me too Alex... = ( AND he was one of the less girlie elements... lol

Paper Dahlia on Jun 3, 2010 at 2:46pm
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Congrats, Amy!! :)

Brooke Chandler on Jun 3, 2010 at 2:49pm
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Congrats!

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Jun 3, 2010 at 4:10pm
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Congratulations, well deserved!

Sharon Kay Creative on Jun 3, 2010 at 4:28pm
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Congratulations Amy!

sweet tree studio on Jun 3, 2010 at 5:04pm
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Congratulations! I love the simplicity!

pottsdesign on Jun 3, 2010 at 6:26pm
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yay Amy!!!!!!!! :) absolutely love it!!!

hannahcloud DESIGN on Jun 3, 2010 at 7:20pm
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hot stuff! congratulations!

Mandy Rider on Jun 3, 2010 at 8:20pm
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Congrats Amy, this was my favorite of your entries!

Ann Gardner on Jun 4, 2010 at 6:17am
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Congratulations, Amy!