non-photo holiday cards - Candy Clip

Tags: non-photo holiday cards, office, stationery , paper clip, clip, office supplies, visual pun, pun, funny, candy cane, candy, christmas, desk, desk supplies, holiday, christmas, season

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Catherine Culvenor
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comments from Catherine:

A clever visual pun to deliver holiday cheer from any office. A rework of one of my designs from last year.

tags:

non-photo holiday cards, office, stationery , paper clip, clip, office supplies, visual pun, pun, funny, candy cane, candy, christmas, desk, desk supplies, holiday, christmas, season

colors shown:

mint, gold, red, white, green

fonts:

selima, caslon

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Card

submitted on:

May 15 2016

Edited on:

Jun 02 2016

average score:

2.96

comments:

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non-photo holiday cards - Candy Clip by Catherine Culvenor

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Catherine Culvenor on Jun 2, 2016 at 5:53am
Catherine Culvenor
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Thank you to everyone who chimed in! I positively agonised over whether or not to include the watercolour background, but upon studying the current corporate range decided that Lea was right, it does feel more "corporate" like this.

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Jackie Crawford on May 30, 2016 at 5:24am
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Hi Catherine! I like watercolor background-- I think it gives the card a little something extra. Best of luck!

Kayla Penner on May 30, 2016 at 8:22am
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I like the simplicity of B

Roopali on May 30, 2016 at 8:24am
Roopali
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i prefer A

Christie Kelly on May 30, 2016 at 9:43am
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Love the rework! It definitely works much better this year. I like B better, but maybe try the type in a more fun color? The black feels a little harsh to me. Nice job!

Christie Kelly on May 30, 2016 at 9:43am
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Love the rework! It definitely works much better this year. I like B better, but maybe try the type in a more fun color? The black feels a little harsh to me. Nice job!

Kelly Schmidt on May 30, 2016 at 1:30pm
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I prefer B, Catherine! I like the clean background for this :) And I agree with Christie, to maybe try some other colours for "'tis the season".

Sari Victoria on May 30, 2016 at 1:34pm
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When you put the designs side by side B is definitely stronger with the white background.

Shannon on May 30, 2016 at 7:41pm
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I went with A, I think the background color really helps your candy cane paper clip stand out :)

Annie Montgomery on May 31, 2016 at 5:08am
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I love the watercolor in A!

Dawn Jasper on May 31, 2016 at 9:47am
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Love A! I might try the "tis the season in the black. Or maybe make both tis the season and the line underneath white?

Ella Weaver on May 31, 2016 at 11:54am
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I like B, but I do love the aqua and red combo. Have you tried 'tis the season in aqua?

Shirley Lin Schneider on May 31, 2016 at 2:19pm
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A...I really like the watercolor background!

Lea Delaveris on May 31, 2016 at 5:43pm
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B for me. It feels more corporate (I mean that in a good way!) with the cleaner background :)

chocomocacino on Jun 1, 2016 at 8:13am
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B!

Dana Beckwith on Jun 1, 2016 at 9:18am
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I like B. Cute concept.

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Lindsay Megahed on May 16, 2016 at 8:37am
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I like the concept so much I think it could shine better maybe without the background and instead on a crisp white background to stand out more maybe?

curiouszhi design on May 16, 2016 at 9:44am
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Love the update. Definitely a stronger design than the previous submission.

Ling Wang on May 16, 2016 at 11:57am
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I really like the paired-down design! I like the pop of color from the background.

Kayla Penner on May 16, 2016 at 1:42pm
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So cute! Love the watercolor background. My only suggestions would be to move the personalization down a bit and change the red to a different color

Sari Victoria on May 22, 2016 at 12:34pm
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I really like this. So hard to know, but I think the paper clips could be a bit smaller.

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Catherine Culvenor on May 15, 2016 at 5:22am
Catherine Culvenor
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I am reworking one of my designs from last year (see below) and would love to know your thoughts! Trying to make it a little more minted-esque.

taryn bone on May 15, 2016 at 6:54am
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this is a super fun design, I think it looks perfect, I wouldn't change a thing!

Debb W on May 15, 2016 at 8:50am
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Love the revision, Catherine! Reducing the number of paperclips to four and making one candy cane themed is clever and fun!

Shannon on May 15, 2016 at 9:55am
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That paper clip is so well done! You could also try using the candy cane clip for a photo submission in the non-foil where it looks like it's clipping a work photo to the card :)

Ilze Lucero on May 15, 2016 at 5:34pm
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I like the update, Nicely done