holiday photo cards - Embellished Joy

Tags: holiday photo cards, typography, bold, red, white, joy, simple, elegant, full bleed, photo, one photo, vertical, modern, simple, classic, traditional

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Leslie Ann Jones
  • Minted Jun 9, 2010
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comments from Leslie:

Elaborate type for a joyful message.

tags:

holiday photo cards, typography, bold, red, white, joy, simple, elegant, full bleed, photo, one photo, vertical, modern, simple, classic, traditional

colors shown:

red, white

fonts:

Novecento Wide

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

May 05 2014

Edited on:

May 15 2014

average score:

3.11

comments:

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holiday photo cards - Embellished Joy by Leslie Ann Jones

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Version 7 - submitted on May 12 2014 - hide

Leslie Ann Jones on May 12, 2014 at 12:31pm
Leslie Ann Jones
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Just wanted to thank all of you who helped me during the polls! I'm still torn over this one, as I liked both the full bleed and cropped design, but in the end, I went with the majority vote. Thanks again! I've uploaded a few different photos below to show the versatility of this design.

Smile Peace Love on May 13, 2014 at 4:22am
Smile Peace Love
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I love the flourish on your text. Really adorable. I am a huge fan of the yellow one too!!! Great job.

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Version 5 (poll) - submitted on May 08 2014 - hide

Leslie Ann Jones on May 8, 2014 at 4:38pm
Leslie Ann Jones
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Full bleed or cropped photo? What do you think?

Pip Gerard on May 8, 2014 at 4:43pm
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I prefer full bleed usually though I always wonder if full bleed cuts out the amount of people willing to buy because they may not have the right format photo's to use in them? That's my conundrum when I design too.

Susan Asbill on May 8, 2014 at 5:11pm
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I like A!

Ann Gardner on May 8, 2014 at 6:26pm
Ann Gardner
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I like the full bleed. It feels more cohesive than your type being on white. It's a little large, though. Maybe reduce the size a smidge so that more customers might be able to use it with their photos.

Leah Bisch on May 8, 2014 at 6:52pm
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I like the full bleed :)

Alethea and Ruth on May 8, 2014 at 7:19pm
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I picked B. I like the white behind. But I do like the full bleed - for some reason that particular photo was tripping me up, the road behind where they are sitting looks almost like a different photo on the top.

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 8, 2014 at 8:41pm
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I voted B

Kaydi Bishop on May 8, 2014 at 9:39pm
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I really like the full bleed in A, but agree with Rachel about the road at the top looking a bit off (which has noting to do with your cute design :) ) but maybe a different photo for the full bleed…?

Erin Deegan on May 9, 2014 at 5:15am
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I voted for the full bleed. But I also prefer the family name at the bottom. The name seems to crowd your beautiful "Joy". Maybe a combo of both?

Lacie Cunningham on May 9, 2014 at 7:48am
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B for me, I like the balance of white along the bottom

carly reed walker on May 9, 2014 at 9:41am
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B!!

Melanie Severin on May 9, 2014 at 12:30pm
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This is beautiful - I chose A but they're both great :)

Neeta Sawhney on May 9, 2014 at 2:35pm
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like a

Sara Hicks Malone on May 9, 2014 at 2:55pm
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A

Lauren Chism on May 9, 2014 at 3:06pm
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A for me. i like the type between closer to the Joy text

Dawn Jasper on May 9, 2014 at 7:36pm
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Full bleed all the way!!

Bonjour Berry on May 10, 2014 at 12:21am
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A. I like the full bleed and I think the family name sits perfectly between the greeting.

Becky Nimoy on May 10, 2014 at 7:00am
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i love A

Karen Glenn on May 10, 2014 at 10:30am
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A for me, though I do worry about longer names fitting :)

Olivia Raufman on May 10, 2014 at 4:09pm
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Tough call but I chose b (I might make the 'joy' a tiny bit smaller though). I like a as well, but maybe try it with a less busy photo?

Shawni Hogan on May 11, 2014 at 6:31pm
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Love the full bleed image with type. I also like the placement of the family page. With option B I feel there is too much white space. Love your typography

Keen Peachy on May 12, 2014 at 6:55am
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I like a, but I wonder if "joy" could be smaller like the size of it in b?

JaxRobyn on May 12, 2014 at 8:00am
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I love the fade and the family name within the joy, very cohesive

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Leslie Ann Jones on May 6, 2014 at 12:33pm
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Thanks, everyone, for your feedback! Most of you picked this photo or the wagon kids. The results were split pretty evenly. You can still see the other options in the comments, but in the end, I decided to go with my original choice, since at least half of you agreed with me!

Beth Schneider on May 6, 2014 at 3:22pm
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Missed the poll but love this one!

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aticnomar on May 5, 2014 at 9:16pm
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D for me, the "JOY" pop up.

Ann Gardner on May 5, 2014 at 9:23pm
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They all work for me, but since I have to choose, I picked A.

Smudge Design on May 5, 2014 at 10:13pm
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Hi Leslie! I think it's great that your design works so well with everything, but if you're making me choose...lol..I voted for C. Very elegant.

Sara Hicks Malone on May 5, 2014 at 10:15pm
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I like C the best!

Kimberly Morgan on May 6, 2014 at 5:46am
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All of them work, but I give an edge to C.

Jessica Williams on May 6, 2014 at 6:56am
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I really like A. The photo matches the fun and movement in joy a little better.

Sharon Almeida on May 6, 2014 at 7:29am
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Pretty type! I like A, it's a cute photo and has great shades of red in it to go with your type. :)

Design Lotus on May 6, 2014 at 7:36am
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C is tor cuteness!

Robin L. Andrews on May 6, 2014 at 7:45am
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B. The Joy works well on a white background.

Karen Glenn on May 6, 2014 at 8:06am
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They all look great, but I would go with A :)

An-Lon Chen on May 6, 2014 at 11:51am
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All the photos work, but the black and white is especially striking to me.

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Leslie Ann Jones on May 5, 2014 at 8:43pm
Leslie Ann Jones
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This design works well with a number of photos that have generous space at the top. I've uploaded several for you to see. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome!