holiday photo cards - Modern Polaroid

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A modern holiday greeting card with a 4 photo layout. Joy is written across the front in a hand lettered style font with hand drawn stars tossed around for a festive touch.

tags:

holiday photo cards, Lisa McLean, photo card, joy, holiday, christmas, stars, shine, foil, non-religious, modern, square

colors shown:

white, black, yellow, red, rose gold, gold, silver

fonts:

Aura Blue Bold, Arial

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

Apr 12 2016

Edited on:

May 03 2016

average score:

2.78

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holiday photo cards - Modern Polaroid by Lisa McLean

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Lisa McLean on May 3, 2016 at 10:20am
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And so this design continues to evolve. I tried one last layout. What do you prefer? I know Option B is a harder crop for photos but I still kind of like it. Makes it feel more modern and undue.

Dawn Jasper on May 3, 2016 at 10:22am
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I love the yellow, but i like the boldness of the black type in a too.

Anupama on May 3, 2016 at 10:25am
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I like B.

Naomi Ernest on May 3, 2016 at 10:28am
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B. Love this updated option! That yellow script is so joyful! :)

carly reed walker on May 3, 2016 at 10:30am
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I like the yellow also, and agree that the photos look cool and modern, but might not work for as many photos! Go with your gut!

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Lisa McLean on May 2, 2016 at 1:05pm
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I have had some reservation about the "joy" and stars over the top of the photos. My thoughts are unless it is foil and pressed into the card I think the stars are going to get lost and possibly not work with a lot of photos. So, I re-worked it. Option A, is the original. Option B has the same photo/color combo as Option A but with a new "joy" at the bottom. Option C has different photos/color combo and slightly different "joy" than Option B. I would love your feedback. Thank you.

Naomi Ernest on May 2, 2016 at 1:13pm
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I like C, but I think I'd prefer the yellow color from B for the joy text.

Kimberly FitzSimons on May 2, 2016 at 1:18pm
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I like the playfulness of the joy in option A.

Kelly Schmidt on May 2, 2016 at 1:41pm
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I like C as well and agree with Naomi about trying it with the yellow from B. A is great too but I think I agree with you that the stars could get lost and this one wouldn't work with as many photos. I think B and C are a great re-work of the design.

lena barakat on May 2, 2016 at 1:44pm
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I like the composition of Joy in option C. Really like the pop of color too!

Debb W on May 2, 2016 at 2:06pm
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Went with C, there's a nice feel to it.

Ling Wang on May 2, 2016 at 2:33pm
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Voted for C for the photos but I'm with Naomi & Kelly on using the yellow for Joy. I think A would be great on a single-photo, either on a white background or a less-busy photo background :)

Ella Weaver on May 2, 2016 at 2:49pm
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B!

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Design Lotus on Apr 14, 2016 at 1:27pm
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A for me.

Ella Weaver on Apr 14, 2016 at 1:41pm
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I'm going with C. I actually really like how the family name overlaps the joy. Ties it all in together nicely.

Three Kisses Studio on Apr 14, 2016 at 1:51pm
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I like A!

Carolyn Nicks on Apr 14, 2016 at 1:58pm
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A for me!

curiouszhi design on Apr 14, 2016 at 2:33pm
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I vote C.. mostly because it's probably a 'safer' option that it won't obscure someone's face depending on their photo.

Christina Novak on Apr 14, 2016 at 3:16pm
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I like A! The word joy and the elements around it are very airy and you can still see the pictures. Plus it pairs perfectly with the pictures you used. And I love the font in A!

Jennifer Postorino on Apr 14, 2016 at 4:08pm
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A for me :)

Chris Griffith on Apr 14, 2016 at 7:57pm
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Love the larger JOY. I might make it even bolder.

Laura Bolter Design on Apr 14, 2016 at 8:01pm
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I voted for C mostly because I like the font better.

Four Wet Feet Studio on Apr 15, 2016 at 9:06am
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I like C, but the texts feel a little too close to the bottom border. Maybe move up a little bit?

Debb W on Apr 15, 2016 at 7:46pm
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Hi LIsa, thanks for writing up the details from the first poll, it's fun to see the back story. I like them all, chose A. Best of luck.

Itsy Belle Studio on Apr 15, 2016 at 9:39pm
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I prefer C. The Joy stands out best in C against the white

Itsy Belle Studio on Apr 15, 2016 at 9:40pm
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I prefer C. The Joy stands out best in C against the white

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Lisa McLean on Apr 14, 2016 at 1:16pm
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New poll. Thanks to the great feedback I have updated my design. Option A is the winner of first poll updated with a slightly bigger joy and stars. Option B was second place with the transparent swash behind joy which helps its stand out from the photos. Option A and B were very close in first poll about 44% and 41%. Option C is new and uses a different font for joy and its moved down to bottom of design. Thoughts? Thank you!

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Angela Garrick on Apr 12, 2016 at 1:01pm
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I like A and B. Voted A, but like them equally. I don't think the swash adds anything.

Basil Design Studio on Apr 12, 2016 at 1:09pm
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I voted A. I think it stands out the most.

Kim Bliss on Apr 12, 2016 at 1:15pm
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I like the festive red text in B. However, in all the designs, Joy gets lost. Consider a much heavier font where it is, or move it to the bottom left, and move the custom text to be flush right.

Ellis on Apr 12, 2016 at 1:33pm
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I love the pop of color in A, but the transparent element does make the text pop better. Maybe a combo of the two?

Little Words Design on Apr 12, 2016 at 2:19pm
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Love that pop of yellow in A. C is a close second for me, though.

Lisa McLean on Apr 12, 2016 at 4:02pm
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New font with the yellow. You notice the JOY more but it looses that brushed, hand stroked feel I liked with the stars. What are your thoughts?

Debb W on Apr 12, 2016 at 7:45pm
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Hi Lisa, The pop of color in A is fun. I especially like your 4-phto square layout.

Ilze Lucero on Apr 12, 2016 at 8:32pm
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A and c are my favorites. Going with a... Fun color

Shannon on Apr 13, 2016 at 7:59am
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Your "Joy" is getting a bit lost, I think if you made even a small shape of white in the centre that would show off your lettering it could help.

Itsy Belle Studio on Apr 13, 2016 at 12:49pm
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They pop of bright yellow really catches your eye.

Jennifer Postorino on Apr 13, 2016 at 6:22pm
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i like the yellow so A for me :)

Chris Griffith on Apr 13, 2016 at 6:28pm
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Lisa I like A and I would love to see what it looks like with the joy bigger.

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Lisa McLean on Apr 12, 2016 at 12:57pm
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Polling for color vs foil and if the transparent swash adds to the design or not. Thank you!