holiday photo cards - Time to knock over the tree

Tags: holiday photo cards, cat, tree, holiday, Christmas, holidays, red, green, feline, Christmas tree

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MJ Roebuck
  • Minted Mar 13, 2011
  • 17 Comments made
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This card design is for everyone whose pet launches themselves at the Christmas tree (or other decorations) ever year.

tags:

holiday photo cards, cat, tree, holiday, Christmas, holidays, red, green, feline, Christmas tree

colors shown:

Red, green

fonts:

Quicksand, Learning Curve Pro

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

Apr 05 2016

average score:

1.84

comments:

11

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holiday photo cards - Time to knock over the tree by MJ Roebuck

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MJ Roebuck on Apr 5, 2016 at 5:34pm
MJ Roebuck
  • Minted Mar 13, 2011
  • 17 Comments made
  • 403 Votes cast

Any feedback welcome, especially on the red lettering and on whether the tree illustration is necessary. Thank you!

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Debb W on Apr 5, 2016 at 6:11pm
Debb W
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LOL! Awesome, still laughing!

Haley Warner on Apr 5, 2016 at 7:24pm
Haley Warner
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I think the headline is strong enough to stand on it's own and you don't need the border or the tree in the corner. Really fun idea! Looks like my cat :-)

Angela Garrick on Apr 5, 2016 at 8:30pm
Angela Garrick
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I agree with Haley, the tree and border are not needed. The copy is great love your choice of words for the picture. I'd play with some other fonts to dress it up a bit if you decide to take out those elements. The signature font could maybe be a tad smaller and I could see moving from down next to the names and mixing fonts either happy holidays in the script and the names in something simpler or vis versa.

Little Words Design on Apr 6, 2016 at 7:12am
Little Words Design
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Hi MJ! I agree with the others that you could take the tree out. If you wanted to keep the border, though, I'd shrink down the photo and the text to be a smaller section in the center with some nice white space between it and the border. Good luck!

Dawn Jasper on Apr 6, 2016 at 7:56am
Dawn Jasper
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ha! I would remove the red border. Maybe switch the fonts so the red is in the script and the green the quicksand? I'm also wondering how this would look as a full bleed photo - or maybe even a landscape layout with the tree overlapping the photo?

Itsy Belle Studio on Apr 9, 2016 at 3:50pm
Itsy Belle Studio
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I don't think the tree or border are necessary. You have clever text, I'd maybe bold the red text or chose a more playful font to really make it stand out. Best of luck!

Ellis on Apr 9, 2016 at 8:04pm
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Great copy! I don't think you need the tree.

Joey Crisostomo-Wynne on Apr 12, 2016 at 6:57am
Joey Crisostomo-Wynne
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love the message! Have you tried making the tree lay flat down all the way? to show it knocked over? Just a thought... maybe some random ornament that have fallen off to... I also suggest a bolder font for the stuff in red.

Three Kisses Studio on Apr 14, 2016 at 12:30pm
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I think you can delete the tree and the border and then just use some really amazing fonts as the design element. I'd also play around with the position of the photo...perhaps a bleed on three sides in a landscape layout with the typography on the left?

Lori Wemple on Apr 20, 2016 at 5:32am
Lori Wemple
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I love your clever copy :) I don't think you need the green border; and I think you could make the photo a little shorter. I'd love to see the tree even closer or maybe overlapping the photo - hinting at the pet knocking it over ;)