party invitations - Home for the Holidays

Tags: party invitations, type, typographic, wreath, bow, string, home, holidays

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Kim Dietrich Elam
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Clean and modern invitation, perfect for a family holiday gathering.

tags:

party invitations, type, typographic, wreath, bow, string, home, holidays

colors shown:

turquoise, chartreuse, white

fonts:

Novecento Wide DemiBold

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Card

submitted on:

May 04 2013

Edited on:

May 06 2013

average score:

3.10

comments:

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party invitations - Home for the Holidays by Kim Dietrich Elam

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Kim Dietrich Elam on May 4, 2013 at 11:35am
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So...I've decided I like no dots best and that I would stick with that. But, I really appreciate all of you who took the time to provide feedback. It was such a tough decision.

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Chris Griffith on May 6, 2013 at 5:14pm
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Love the change Kim!

Stacey Meacham on May 7, 2013 at 12:59pm
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Not to throw off a perfectly great design, but what if, just a though you scattered some white polk-a-dots on the wreath, not symmetrical though, just a few scattered. Your call.

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 7, 2013 at 1:31pm
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Thanks for your suggestion, Stacey. Not sure I'm feeling the dots, though - I'm thinking it's looks like a sprinkled doughnut...maybe it's just my execution? :)

Stacey Meacham on May 7, 2013 at 4:35pm
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Hmmm, I kind of like them. I was envisioning them slightly larger and maybe bleeding off, maybe they are the same blue as the HME that way you could offset them over white. Could be cool and less sprinkle looking but I love it as is so don't fuss too much. Maybe I'll take my own advise and use that treatment on something, lol.

Amy Wadeson on May 7, 2013 at 8:42pm
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I love the blue, and I'm also digging the dots.

Monica Schafer on May 8, 2013 at 12:07pm
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Very cute either way. I like the dots and I like Stacey's suggestion to make them a bit bigger and bleed off. :)

Christina Novak on May 9, 2013 at 4:46am
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I like the dots.

Chryssi Tsoupanarias on May 9, 2013 at 6:08am
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I like the dots too!

Danielle Hartgers on May 9, 2013 at 6:23am
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I like the dots :) Could do them bigger as suggested but looks good this way!

Susan Asbill on May 9, 2013 at 8:51am
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Kim, I also like the dots. It's an added "wow" factor. :)

2birdstone on May 9, 2013 at 9:45am
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Not into the dots, I think it distracts, but that's just me!

Jill Means on May 9, 2013 at 9:48am
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did you try adjusting the letters to be more evenly stacked? or does it look too forced? like making the E and the H a tad wider, the M a little narrower (not stretching, actually adjusting the vectors) Or maybe that will make the "O" too small? Love the dots and the design in general! It would look super cute reversed out on a darker color too!

Melanie Severin on May 9, 2013 at 10:23am
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Hmmm tough call! I agree the dots give it a little more wow factor, but I think it looks classier without. Sorry that probably doesn't really help much!

Phrosne Ras on May 11, 2013 at 9:43am
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Great, Kim.

Jill Means on May 11, 2013 at 10:45am
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I love to see all of your revisions! Look where this design started! Great job!

Rebecca Bowen on Sep 23, 2013 at 6:50pm
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yay! not dots wins!;)

Susan Brown on Sep 24, 2013 at 5:23am
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Congrats Kim. Great design and love the colors.

Anupama on Sep 24, 2013 at 9:10am
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Congrats Kim...it was one of my favs :)

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Kim Dietrich Elam on May 6, 2013 at 12:02pm
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Thanks, Rose and Ashley! Ashley - you're right! I added that line. :)

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Paper Rose on May 6, 2013 at 11:48am
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stunning, love the refinements and think this color combo is spot on!

2birdstone on May 6, 2013 at 11:50am
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This is looking great! My only thought is that I'm not really sure what it's for? Maybe consider an additional line of text above December that says "holiday dinner" or something that will tell the receiver what they are being invited to.

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Kim Dietrich Elam on May 6, 2013 at 11:14am
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Thanks, Amy! Is the red better?

Stacey Montgomery on May 6, 2013 at 11:39am
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This is really nice. I prefer the red version over the purple. I also the original, green, tree-shaped version. Perhaps submit both as two different entries.

Stacey Montgomery on May 6, 2013 at 11:39am
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This is really nice. I prefer the red version over the purple. I also the original, green, tree-shaped version. Perhaps submit both as two different entries.

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Amy Wadeson on May 6, 2013 at 10:29am
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Love it with the bow. How about a red instead of purple, though?

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Kim Dietrich Elam on May 6, 2013 at 9:00am
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Thanks for the suggestion, Smeeta! Is this better than the version with the heart?

Stacey Meacham on May 6, 2013 at 9:02am
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This is so fab Kim. Love the one you've got posted with the wreath. perfect.

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Kim Dietrich Elam on May 5, 2013 at 5:37pm
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I decided to go a completely different direction with this one...

Erica Krystek on May 5, 2013 at 7:16pm
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I really like the new version:) My only suggestion would be to possibly add a bit of texture to the "O" wreath.

Chris Griffith on May 5, 2013 at 7:20pm
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I agree with Erica. It would be very fun to do something fun with the wreath. :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 5, 2013 at 8:03pm
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Thanks for the comments, Erica and Chris - I really appreciate the feedback! I love texture, but I've decided to keep the wreath as is, only because I think it fits the clean and modern style of the rest of the invitation. Thanks, again!!

Smeeta Sharma on May 6, 2013 at 2:18am
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Love the clean, modern feel. Have you tried placing a string or bow above the wreath? Nothing too fancy, just a simple one...

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