holiday photo cards - Fizz the Season

Tags: holiday photo cards, soda, pop, fizz, fizzy, vintage, texture, bottle, label, snowflake, ribbon, polka dot, straw, drinking, tis the season, Christmas, holidays, holiday

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comments from Brooke:

A vintage soda shoppe feel with a light holiday spin. Great card for families that enjoy mailing out fun holiday cards.

tags:

holiday photo cards, soda, pop, fizz, fizzy, vintage, texture, bottle, label, snowflake, ribbon, polka dot, straw, drinking, tis the season, Christmas, holidays, holiday

colors shown:

green, red, cream

fonts:

hand lettered and Mensch

design inspired by:

Full-Bleed Photo Holiday Card

submitted on:

Jun 14 2013

Edited on:

Jun 14 2013

average score:

2.66

comments:

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holiday photo cards - Fizz the Season by We Say Things

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We Say Things on Jun 13, 2013 at 7:21am
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I would like to know if there is anything about this that isn't working. What do you think of the sans serif font paired with the hand lettered "fizz?" Thank you.

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Phrosne Ras on Jun 16, 2013 at 8:43pm
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i love the changes, Brooke! it looks awesome :)

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 14, 2013 at 5:28am
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b with a more handwritten font for the name. :) I love that bottle bigger because it's so awesome!!!

The Fine Letter Co. on Jun 14, 2013 at 5:47am
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B for me Brooke!

Carol Fazio on Jun 14, 2013 at 5:49am
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I love the simplicity of a, but would move the family name down, maybe make it a little heavier.

Chris Griffith on Jun 14, 2013 at 6:05am
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Agree with KIm, b with funkier script

Angela Marzuki on Jun 14, 2013 at 6:24am
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I'm honestly torn on this one, Brooke! I like elements from each. I like how bright the photo is in B but the ribbon and font seem to compete with the bottle for me.

Becky Nimoy on Jun 14, 2013 at 6:46am
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b

Danielle Hartgers on Jun 14, 2013 at 7:05am
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B too... with some of the other ladies comments. I like the font from A.

Monica Schafer on Jun 14, 2013 at 7:35am
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A for me. Cute!

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Smudge Design on Jun 13, 2013 at 10:54pm
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I voted for option (a)

Heather Francisco on Jun 13, 2013 at 11:43pm
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I love this bottle! I think you could even get rid of the ribbon in b and put the family info under the bottle in green or red and have an awesome design :)

Aspacia Kusulas on Jun 14, 2013 at 12:51am
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I like Heather's idea, I think it would look great! :)

Susan Asbill on Jun 14, 2013 at 4:13am
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I like B, but maybe curve the type in the ribbon?

Susan Asbill on Jun 14, 2013 at 4:15am
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I just saw Heather's comment & think that'd be a good solution too. :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 14, 2013 at 5:16am
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B!! But I agree with the comments about the name - maybe Heather's idea is best?

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Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 13, 2013 at 12:58pm
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I like c, but I may be biased. ;)

Design Lotus on Jun 13, 2013 at 1:00pm
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B for me.

Lori Wemple on Jun 13, 2013 at 1:03pm
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ooooh I can't pick!!! I love B and C :)

Ashley Ottinger on Jun 13, 2013 at 1:10pm
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b and c are my favorites! Great job!

Susan Brown on Jun 13, 2013 at 1:13pm
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B looks less studied to me.

Karen Glenn on Jun 13, 2013 at 2:00pm
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I like 'C', but it needs something to tie the two sections togethr--lik the ribbon--but I would choose something with some movement to it, like a curling ribbon or banner.

Genna Cowsert on Jun 13, 2013 at 4:50pm
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I like B!

Up Up Creative on Jun 13, 2013 at 6:09pm
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I chose option C but I was really torn between B and C honestly.

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Danielle Hartgers on Jun 13, 2013 at 7:27am
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What a cute idea! What if the white in the photo came below the ribbon and had the name in it. I think this would balance it out and create an even boarder at the top and bottom. Not sure you need the other flake below the name. Love the retro-ish colours!

Lori Wemple on Jun 13, 2013 at 7:28am
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love it Brooke! A couple tiny thoughts - What if you angle the photo just a tad bit to give it a little movement? Also, what if the band goes behind the photo -- it feels a little dominant and that way the picture gets more attention? The soda bottle is adorable and love the clever copy! :)

We Say Things on Jun 13, 2013 at 7:28am
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Thanks Danielle, that is a great suggestion! And, thank you for the compliment.

Shari Margolin on Jun 13, 2013 at 7:58am
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cute idea!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 13, 2013 at 8:36am
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LOVE your bottle and catchphrase!!! I agree with the other comments. Another option could be to make the photo take up the whole right side of the card (looks like a 70/30 split?), ditch that polka-dotted band and bottom snow flake, and put the family name in a ribbon at the bottom left of the photo? or in a red label at bottom center of the photo? The polka-dotted band and bottom snowflake are stealing too much attention away from that cool bottle and the photo, I think. Good luck!!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 13, 2013 at 8:43am
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and that artwork would make a totally cool holiday party invitation, too!!!

Smudge Design on Jun 13, 2013 at 8:53am
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This is such a great idea Brooke! Your illustration of the "pop" bottle (I see you're from Mich) is awesome!! I like Lori's idea about angling the photo to give it some movement. I would like to see the photo on top of the dotted banner so it can take center stage. I like the border, but it just feels a little overly dominant right now. Maybe even a few bubbles coming out of the bottle or around the bottle. These are super nit picky things. You've got a great design!

The Fine Letter Co. on Jun 13, 2013 at 9:12am
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I agree with all the comments so far... the right side of the card needs more movement. The bottle is awesome! Such a cute concept :)

Angela Marzuki on Jun 13, 2013 at 9:56am
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I agree with the other comments. LOVE your soda bottle! It is so well done that it deserves all of the attention. I would love to see the photo angled a bit too and perhaps just a tad bigger. I would love to see what this looks like on a white background. I think your awesome bottle would really "pop."

Kelly Ventura on Jun 13, 2013 at 11:26am
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Super cute soda bottle! I agree with some of the other comments.....slightly angled photo and ribbon band behind photo