holiday photo cards - Messy and Merry

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comments from dawn:

everyone is perfectly imperfect

tags:

holiday photo cards, hand lettered, type, lettering, watercolor, funny

colors shown:

red, white, berry

fonts:

asterism, luella, pacific northwest rough

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

Apr 07 2016

Edited on:

May 03 2016

average score:

2.70

comments:

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holiday photo cards - Messy and Merry by Dawn Jasper

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Dawn Jasper on Apr 30, 2016 at 8:25pm
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Thanks Simone! I went around and around about the apostrophe but decided it would be the plural possessive of the name. Since boiled down the phrase is really "from our home to yours". It's from everyone in the family so the name would be plural and the noun being modified is home ;)

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Kanika Mathur on May 3, 2016 at 10:01am
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Great improvements, Dawn! Love the copy :-) good luck!

Eva Marion on May 18, 2016 at 8:29am
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Love this Dawn! So much "real life" in this design :-) and beautiful handlettering too!

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Kim Dietrich Elam on May 2, 2016 at 7:23pm
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C feel the least busy to me

Ling Wang on May 2, 2016 at 7:28pm
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A: I like the multi-photo & with the text block breaking up the photos. Love the extra snowflakes/circles/dots you added in white :D

Design Lotus on May 2, 2016 at 8:07pm
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A then B

Carol Fazio on May 2, 2016 at 8:14pm
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C for me! Fun design, Dawn! And so true!

Angela Garrick on May 2, 2016 at 8:37pm
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With so much text I like keeping it simple with just one photo. Voted C.

Laura Bolter Design on May 2, 2016 at 9:16pm
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I would go with C because it's the most simple to go with your complex text. A would be my choice if you want multi-photo.

Ellis on May 2, 2016 at 10:11pm
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I like A. This works great as a multiphoto card. I feel like the smaller photo break up the bigger chunk of copy, if that makes sense. Nice!

Liz Conley on May 2, 2016 at 11:39pm
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B for me! The layout of this version just feels so unusual. I bet it'll work for lots of customers who can't find another card that fits their specific set of favorite photos.

Anupama on May 3, 2016 at 12:06am
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I like C.

Aspacia Kusulas on May 3, 2016 at 2:36am
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I voted C. It has more breathing room

Aspacia Kusulas on May 3, 2016 at 2:36am
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I voted C. It has more breathing room

Naomi Ernest on May 3, 2016 at 5:17am
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A. I think multi-photo is a great idea given the sentiment of this design. :)

carly reed walker on May 3, 2016 at 5:57am
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I like A!

Ella Weaver on May 3, 2016 at 7:25am
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A for me.

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Anupama on Apr 30, 2016 at 8:40pm
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I like it without the snowflakes. Love the text.

Susan Asbill on Apr 30, 2016 at 8:40pm
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I like the snowflakes... feel like they balance out the text block. :)

Nazia Hyder on Apr 30, 2016 at 8:42pm
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A for me. The illustrations add charm to the already casual/homey copy...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:06pm
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A for me

Debb W on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:08pm
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Hi Dawn, Chose B. It was a coin toss, both are appealing. : )

BeachPaperCo on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:18pm
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Oh man, the apostrophe rules are sooo confusing, lol :-)

Shirley Lin Schneider on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:37pm
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B...I don't think you need the snowflakes when you have them in the background.

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:52pm
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a for me

Kelly Schmidt on May 1, 2016 at 12:00am
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A! I like the snowflakes, Dawn, I think they add something to it and this one feels more balanced overall.

Naomi Ernest on May 1, 2016 at 6:08am
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B. I don't think the white snowflakes add anything. The typography is strong enough without. :)

Jennifer Postorino on May 1, 2016 at 7:10am
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i like B... this is really cute, dawn :)

Chris Griffith on May 1, 2016 at 7:47am
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I like the snow! Makes it fun

carly reed walker on May 1, 2016 at 9:29am
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A for me!

Melissa Casey on May 1, 2016 at 10:30am
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A definitely - I like it with the snowflakes. I'd be curious what it would look with with photos on one side and then the text on the other. It just seems little crammed in there. Or maybe try a square card and do the text on one side and then two photos on the other. Great wording layout and idea!

Ann Gardner on May 1, 2016 at 11:41am
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Snowflakes! They help balance everything out. I'm not sure about the holly and berries though. If this were mine, I think I would replace it with another snowflake to mirror your *from the* line.

lena barakat on May 1, 2016 at 11:55am
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They are both lovely, but I chose option B. Not sure you need the additional ornaments in white - the elements in the background are subtle but still give it the festive holiday feel!

Laura Bolter Design on May 1, 2016 at 12:03pm
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I voted for B.

curiouszhi design on May 1, 2016 at 3:51pm
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A for me.. I think the snowflakes makes the composition stronger. Love the combination of typefaces you've picked here!

Ling Wang on May 1, 2016 at 3:59pm
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A: I love the changes you made! The faint pattern in the background is so nice. The few icons highlighted in white around the text really makes everything pop for me :)

Michelle Poe on May 1, 2016 at 5:33pm
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I like the snowflakes! I'd keep fidgeting with it a little more, maybe sub in one more font in a couple of places.

Betty Hatchett on May 2, 2016 at 6:30am
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B for me! Such a fun, authentic message and design that flows from it so well.

Susie Allen on May 2, 2016 at 10:15am
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I actually like the snowflake/asterisks. It makes if feel even more playful. Fun copy!

Joey Crisostomo-Wynne on May 2, 2016 at 4:34pm
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Option A for me--I like the stars you included by the fonts

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Joey Crisostomo-Wynne on Apr 12, 2016 at 10:21am
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I love the final design!

Hooray Creative on Apr 19, 2016 at 8:41pm
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Cute copy!!

BeachPaperCo on Apr 19, 2016 at 9:51pm
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Love the unique copy and the design! But I'm pretty sure that the apostrophe after the 's' in Michelsons is not grammatically correct :-) http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/11/25/how_to_make_your_last_name_plural_on_holiday_cards_and_avoid_apostrophe.html

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Dawn Jasper on Apr 11, 2016 at 7:47am
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Thanks for all your help guys! You were as divided as I was lol. Went with white and here's the alternate red colorway with a special surprise for Nicolette :)

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Susan Moyal on Apr 7, 2016 at 10:33am
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Red for me I think the photos pop more with the red.

Loren Willis on Apr 7, 2016 at 10:57am
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Both are great options, but I went with A in the end. Love the clever copy! Good luck :)

Haley Warner on Apr 7, 2016 at 11:05am
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Cute! I like the white; I think it makes the whole design feel fresher and more modern.

Nicolette Myslinski on Apr 7, 2016 at 11:25am
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I went with Red. I love how real and funny this is! Great copy. I will prob need this design come December! I did have to read the top of the text more than once cause the family name and messy kinda merged together to me. Maybe space it a little bit? I know that my last name would never work with this because the y in it... it would hit the messy.

Little Words Design on Apr 7, 2016 at 4:25pm
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Love the red. I think it works best to help the text stand out and creates enough contrast with the photos.

Ellis on Apr 7, 2016 at 8:57pm
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I like the white! (Also, I believe the apostrophe goes after the s in Michelsons'.)

Debb W on Apr 7, 2016 at 9:21pm
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haha, clever copy, Dawn. Good luck

Jennifer Postorino on Apr 8, 2016 at 7:30am
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A for me dawn! i'm a sucker for white space and it makes it feel very airy since you have a lot of text :)

Simona Cavallaro on Apr 8, 2016 at 4:21pm
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I prefer A. The white background does not compete with the photos and helps the hierarchy in the design.

Kampai Designs on Apr 8, 2016 at 5:06pm
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B foe me. The red background is more impactful.

Ann Gardner on Apr 8, 2016 at 5:59pm
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The red is a nice backdrop to your type and balances the photos well.

Itsy Belle Studio on Apr 8, 2016 at 6:30pm
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I prefer the watercolor effect in A. The red in B seems to harsh.

Felix Grapes on Apr 9, 2016 at 5:05am
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A for me :)

Mansi on Apr 9, 2016 at 12:26pm
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I voted B! The copy pops better in Red!

Lehan Veenker on Apr 9, 2016 at 1:53pm
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A for me. Such fun copy! Maybe nix the distressing and opt for a solid background to let the watercolor effect in your type shine? :)

Annie Montgomery on Apr 10, 2016 at 9:13am
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oh man. so cute! i like the pop of the red in B ;)

Ilze Lucero on Apr 10, 2016 at 11:36am
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I like the red, the distressed texture looks better. Nicely done

Chris Griffith on Apr 10, 2016 at 7:51pm
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I like the pop of the red

Jill Means on Apr 10, 2016 at 9:32pm
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A - Usually I'd go for the red reverse, but I love this white one!

Naomi Ernest on Apr 11, 2016 at 7:59am
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A for me! I like the clean feel of the white, and I think it provides equal weight for both the photos and text. Super cute for a family card!

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