holiday photo cards - Everything is Merry

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comments from Julie:

fun hand lettering and a watercolor wash complement this whimsical, modern holiday photo card.

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holiday photo cards, hand lettering, modern, whimsical, watercolor , calligraph y, hand lettered, holiday, merry everything , red, green, white, julie murray

colors shown:

red, white, grey, gray

fonts:

baskerville, hand lettering

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

May 02 2016

Edited on:

May 05 2016

average score:

2.75

comments:

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Julie Murray on May 6, 2016 at 5:45am
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Alternate colorway example, emerald green :)

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Julie Murray on May 4, 2016 at 12:13pm
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I think I've settled on the red (with the bright emerald green as a second), but have heard some debate on the spacing between lettering and photo. Polling for spacing here: A lot, a little, or none :) Thanks!

Melissa Casey on May 4, 2016 at 12:16pm
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I voted A, but you cannot have editable text that far down. If you look at the template, there's a guide that says no editable text past here, or some such. It looks (to me) from your proofs that the editable text (family name) is in that area.

Ling Wang on May 4, 2016 at 12:20pm
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Hmmmm... this is so hard! I'm picking B because it eats into the space for the photo the least. I don't know how I feel about the white on top and for me that often translates into meaning I can live without it. :)

Debb W on May 4, 2016 at 12:39pm
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I like the clean line on B.

Design Lotus on May 4, 2016 at 1:39pm
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B definitely

carly reed walker on May 4, 2016 at 3:27pm
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B!

Ellis on May 4, 2016 at 4:46pm
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B is lovely!

Laura Bolter Design on May 4, 2016 at 6:47pm
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I voted for B.

CaroleeXpressions on May 4, 2016 at 8:53pm
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I like it without space. But the name is to low. Maybe bleed red off bottom and reverse and move name up so it doesn't get cut off. B

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Jennifer Postorino on May 3, 2016 at 12:08pm
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i like C but i love the shade of green in B too! go with your gut on this one... it's beautiful either way :)

Roopali on May 3, 2016 at 12:14pm
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I like C

Roopali on May 3, 2016 at 12:14pm
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I like C

Lisa Assenmacher on May 3, 2016 at 12:15pm
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D. Love the blue.

Kanika Mathur on May 3, 2016 at 12:27pm
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I pick D! and then B.

Debb W on May 3, 2016 at 1:05pm
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oh my goodness, these look amazing! I still love the red on C.

Naomi Ernest on May 3, 2016 at 1:22pm
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C. But these are all so lovely! There's no bad option here. :)

Ling Wang on May 3, 2016 at 6:14pm
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C: so festive & cheery :)

Ellis on May 3, 2016 at 9:16pm
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It looks good in all the colors, which is a great thing, but I chose the red. It's Christmassy, and it picks up on bits of red in the photo.

Dawn Jasper on May 4, 2016 at 6:43am
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I love the blue with this photo but the red is a very close second. I might also try bringing the color closer to the photo so there's no white space above it - This would make more room for the name at the bottom and I think it would help the design feel not so broken up.

Coco and Ellie Design on May 4, 2016 at 9:11am
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These are all great colours! I opt for D, follow by B.

chocomocacino on May 4, 2016 at 10:16am
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I am between B or C but prefer B better.. I would try to extend the background/photo so there will be no white space between.. just the white space on the family name.. =D

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Ling Wang on May 2, 2016 at 2:29pm
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I voted for B, but A is another good choice. My eye was just drawn more to B with the greenery framing out the people.

Ella Weaver on May 2, 2016 at 2:52pm
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Love love love C.

Susan Asbill on May 2, 2016 at 3:28pm
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A for me... B second. :)

Laura Bolter Design on May 2, 2016 at 3:29pm
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I voted for A.

Debb W on May 2, 2016 at 3:57pm
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Chose C, minted requested more diversity.

Kelly Schmidt on May 2, 2016 at 3:58pm
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I like A, followed by C! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 2, 2016 at 4:05pm
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I voted A, but like C next.

lena barakat on May 2, 2016 at 4:15pm
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Option C was my first choice, followed by A. Love the changes, Julie!

Joey Crisostomo-Wynne on May 2, 2016 at 4:35pm
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Option A--the photo doesn't look like it was forced to fit in the space.

Melissa Casey on May 2, 2016 at 4:52pm
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I voted A. I think it's the best depth to go with the design. C is far too close up an B just has a touch too much empty space in the photo.

Coco and Ellie Design on May 2, 2016 at 5:29pm
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Great hand lettering! Love photo C but I'm not too crazy over the color but would try something in the line of emerald green.

Shari Margolin on May 2, 2016 at 6:45pm
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B for me!

Dawn Jasper on May 2, 2016 at 7:37pm
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My first instinct is A so I'm gonna go with that. They all look great though. I might also consider bringing the red to the edge of the photo and removing the white dividing space. This might also leave more room for white at the bottom to give your name text a bit of breathing room - it feels a bit cramped down there.

Angela Garrick on May 2, 2016 at 8:39pm
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Voted B, the warm tone of the watercolor goes well with the photo scene.

Ellis on May 2, 2016 at 10:12pm
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Very pretty. I think the softness of the photo in B works nicely, but they're all good (which is a good thing!) :)

Naomi Ernest on May 3, 2016 at 5:04am
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I love the update, Julie! B is my favorite photo, but these all work well! :)

chocomocacino on May 3, 2016 at 5:17am
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I picked A! for the photo distance overall.. I think colour wise (of the photos) is not there yet.. I might find more photos with similar distance as A, but closer colour to your work ;) Just my idea.

Jennifer Postorino on May 3, 2016 at 6:26am
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i like A :)

Kimberly Morgan on May 3, 2016 at 11:45am
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I like C!

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Julie Murray on May 2, 2016 at 1:21pm
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Polling for layout and color choice! Thanks! :)

Kimberly FitzSimons on May 2, 2016 at 1:30pm
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Nice! I like the layout and color choice of B. I wonder what if would look like to add some white space between the photo and the text area like in option A?

Naomi Ernest on May 2, 2016 at 1:33pm
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B. I love how the lettering fills the space, and the color really lets it stand out. I like Kimberly's suggestion to add a bit of white space between the text and photo, too. :)

Kelly Schmidt on May 2, 2016 at 1:34pm
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Definitely B for me! And I agree with Kimberly and Naomi about the white space between the text and the photo. Love the lettering! :)

Kelly Schmidt on May 2, 2016 at 1:36pm
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One other thought for B, maybe a family photo that spreads across the horizontal frame a bit more? I think this photo is great for A but I can think of a few photos I've seen that would work really well with B where the family is spread across the space more. I know we all have different sets of photos though.

Debb W on May 2, 2016 at 1:45pm
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A is pretty but B feels more festive.

hannahcloud DESIGN on May 2, 2016 at 1:48pm
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love the way the script fills the box. makes this design stand out. b.

Lisa McLean on May 2, 2016 at 1:57pm
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B is so fun and fresh.

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One tiny detail I would slightly adjust the crop of the photo so the little red dot/ball isn't showing by the little girls sock/shoe. It looks like a flaw in the top of your E in everything.

Ling Wang on May 2, 2016 at 2:12pm
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B: I agree with everyone on how well the lettering fills out the space & really lets it shine. Also agree on trying out some white space between the photo and lettering :)

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