Archive for April, 2013

Hallmark Mother’s Day on Zazzle

April 30, 2013

Still haven’t picked out the perfect Mother’s Day card yet for your mom? Never fear, our selection of Hallmark cards is always a solid bet. Check out some Mother’s Day cards, pairing the perfect twist of humor and fun with the classic Hallmark aesthetic, below:

World's Greatest Mom Card
World’s Greatest Mom Card by hallmarkmothersday
I realized that I'd turned into you Greeting Card
I realized that I’d turned into you Greeting Card by hallmarkmothersday
Funny Mothers Day - Original Seat Belt Mom Greeting Card
Funny Mothers Day – Original Seat Belt Mom Greeting Card by hallmarkmothersday

Pink Flowers Happy Mother's Day Cards
Pink Flowers Happy Mother’s Day Cards by hallmarkmothersday

Life is good at Grandma's Greeting Card
Life is good at Grandma’s Greeting Card by hallmarkmothersday
Happy Mother's Day Tag Coffee Mugs
Happy Mother’s Day Tag Coffee Mugs by hallmarkmothersday

Make Her Smile Mother’s Day Repin-to-Win Pinterest Sweepstakes

April 29, 2013

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For the past few weeks (on the blog and on our Gift Center) we’ve been showing off our top Mother’s Day picks for all the different moms out there: the vintage moms, the LOL moms, the sporty moms and the new moms.

Now it’s your turn to tell us which Mother’s Day products you love, that you know would make your mom smile.

How to participate:

Repin your favorite Mother’s Day products for a chance to win!

Step 1: Complete the form on our Facebook page and then click “Submit Entry”

Step 2: Repin your favorite pins from our “Make Her Smile Mother’s Day Sweepstakes” Board

Prizes:

1 grand prize winner will get a $200 Zazzle gift certificate

3 winners will receive $75 Zazzle gift certificates

Sweepstakes runs April 29 to May 13th. Looking forward to seeing your entries! Happy pinning!

Capture (and Customize) Your Memories with Instagram and Zazzle

April 29, 2013
Create Your Own Instagram Pillows
Create Your Own Instagram Pillows by ECRyan

Back in February, we announced the ability to take your pictures straight from Instagram, the beloved online photo-sharing and social networking app, and apply them to products of your choice on our site.

Whether your favorite filter is Amaro or X-Pro II, we know that some of the best potential designs for custom products can come from your personal photos. With proms, graduations, spring vacations and road trips on the horizon, we have the perfect products and templates to help make sure that your upcoming “Epic Summer Road Trip 2013” is forever (and colorfully) emblazoned across iPad covers, iPhone covers, mugs and more. Check out some of our favorite picks below:

Instagram Photo Template Circle Mug
Instagram Photo Template Circle Mug by WarmCoffee
instagram photo button
instagram photo button by sketchbook39
Twelve Photo Instagram, Black iPad Mini Case
Twelve Photo Instagram, Black iPad Mini Case by Antepara
Five Photo Instagram Board Dry Erase Whiteboard
Five Photo Instagram Board Dry Erase Whiteboard by Antepara

Foto Friday

April 26, 2013

Check out this week’s Foto Friday!

What’s Foto Friday? It’s our weekly blog post of customers enjoying their Zazzle products. Want to join in the fun and earn $5 towards your next Zazzle order? See details on how to participate in Foto Friday.

Join in the fun now! Learn more about submitting your photos and videos to Foto Friday!

Seller Spotlight: Paper_Girl

April 25, 2013

Paper_girl has loved art as long as she can remember. When she was young, her parents and art teachers were often impressed by the amount of details she put into her artwork. While most kids were drawing a rainbow or a doodle of a sun, Paper_girl was sketching countryside wineries or a 3D view of her bedroom.

I feel very lucky to have found what I love to do at such a young age. I found Zazzle 4 years ago when I was looking for an outlet to showcase my designs. Since then, I opened two Zazzle stores that are both very successful, Paper Girl Stationery Shop and Paper Girl’s Wedding Boutique.

Everything that I see inspires me. Once, I went to a wedding and fell in love with the bride’s dress. I decided to draw it for this Couture Gown bridal shower invitation. I do what I do because I love designing more than anything else. It’s my true passion and I feel very blessed to be able to do what I love.

My style is funky, modern, colorful and full of personality. Here are some of my favorite products:

Bring A Book Baby Shower Invitation

Bring A Book Baby Shower Invitation (Blue)
Bring A Book Baby Shower Invitation (Blue) by paper_girl

Both of my kids love books and have read on their own since they were 4 years old. It inspired me to create Bring A Book baby shower invites to help new moms introduce a love of reading to their babies.

So Proud Graduation Invitation

So Proud Graduation Invitation
So Proud Graduation Invitation by paper_girl

I remember the graduation announcements that my school offered for purchase. I couldn’t pick one since they were not me at all! Each grad has their own style and I wanted to offer them options, whether their style is simple and modern, funky and colorful, or vintage and unique.

Stylish Starfish Wedding Invitation

Stylish Starfish Wedding Invitations
Stylish Starfish Wedding Invitations by wedding_boutique

I love beach weddings! I didn’t get married on the beach, but if I did, this is what my invitation would look like: modern and elegant with the perfect coral and ocean water color schemes.

Cocktail Glasses Bachelorette Party or Bridal Shower Invitation

Cocktail Glasses Bachelorette/Bridal Shower Invite
Cocktail Glasses Bachelorette/Bridal Shower Invite by wedding_boutique

Planning a wedding can be stressful and brides-to-be deserve a fun night out with friends. This idea inspired me to design this particular invitation.

Ice Cream Sunday Birthday Invitation

Ice Cream Sundae Birthday Party Invitation (Pink)
Ice Cream Sundae Birthday Party Invitation (Pink) by paper_girl

This was inspired by an ice cream party that I threw for the neighborhood kids a few summers ago. The party was a big hit!

Modern Band Save The Date Postcard

Modern Band Save The Date Postcard (Turquoise)
Modern Band Save The Date Postcard (Turquoise) by wedding_boutique

Sending out save-the-dates is more important that most people think. I’m glad I sent out mine since most of my relatives live far away and they told me the save the dates helped them make early travel arrangements and save money!

Monsters University on Zazzle!

April 24, 2013

Favorite monsters Michael “Mike” Wazowski, James P. Sullivan (Sulley), Randall Boggs and Jeff Fungus are back in Pixar’s Monsters University, opening June 21.

Set about ten years before the events of Monsters, Inc., 17-year-old Wazowski is excited to start college, but things don’t go quite as he planned.

Fans of Monsters, Inc. waiting for the movie to be released can find their favorite posters, notebooks, laptop sleeves and more on Zazzle now.

MU Logo Tote Bags
MU Logo Tote Bags by disney

Our Picks for Gardening Lovers

April 24, 2013

With Earth Day this past Monday and Arbor Day coming up on Friday, we’re in a “green” mood. For everyone who enjoys a good dig in the dirt, here are some of our top picks for gardeners with green thumbs:

Garden Cake Toppers

These toppers are not just for your birthday cake. It’s also a creative way to help organize your garden:

Garden Peas Garden Marker Tag Cake Pick
Garden Peas Garden Marker Tag Cake Pick by UAreWhatUEat
Faux Wood Custom Garden Stakes Cake Topper
Faux Wood Custom Garden Stakes Cake Topper by DizzyDebbie
Tomatoes garden marker or cake toppers
Tomatoes garden marker or cake toppers by karenscountrykitchen

Succulent Gifts

Oh, the mighty succulent. These plants are hardy and almost impossible to kill — a good choice for aspiring gardeners without a successful “track record.”

Succulents iPhone 5 Case
Succulents iPhone 5 Case by corbisimages

Gardening Hats 

Long hours in the dirt call for more than just sunscreen. Protect your face with this cool, pun-ny hat:

Compost Happens Trucker Hat
Compost Happens Trucker Hat by Garden_Spot

Vintage Botanical Posters

Love flowers? Keep these vintage beauties in your home long after your blooms outside have withered.

Anemone Simplex by Pierre Joseph Redoute Poster
Anemone Simplex by Pierre Joseph Redoute Poster by corbisimages

Funny Garden Gifts 

And for all the garden lovers who just want a good laugh:

Hangin' With My Gnomies Canvas Bags
Hangin’ With My Gnomies Canvas Bags by ironydesign
Lawn Offier Tee Shirt
Lawn Offier Tee Shirt by AmazingMart

Backpacking in the Great Outdoors

April 23, 2013

The weather is warming up, and if you’re a nature lover you’re probably craving a good hiking or camping trip.

For all the path-exploring, adventure-loving, trail mix-eating ones out there, here are some Zazzle picks to outfit you for the great outdoors:

Leaves Wristlet:

Brown and Orange Leaves Wristlet Purse
Brown and Orange Leaves Wristlet Purse by jaijohnsondesigns

Birds Water Bottle:

Birds Outdoors Water Bottles
Birds Outdoors Water Bottles by jm_vectorgraphics

Hiking Hat:

Hiking, Camping, Trekking, Climbing Outdoors! Hat
Hiking, Camping, Trekking, Climbing Outdoors! Hat by GreenNeighbor

Camping Pullover:

camping is in-tents pullover
camping is in-tents pullover by strk3

“I’d Rather Be Hiking” Pullover:

I'd Rather be Hiking T Shirts
I’d Rather be Hiking T Shirts by magarmor

Happy Earth Day 2013!

April 22, 2013

It’s Earth Day and the holiday has come a long way since its beginnings as a grassroots demonstration exactly 43 years ago. While a common way to celebrate is to plant new trees, Earth Day Network (EDN) (the organizers of Earth Day rallies and activities) have focused on a larger environmental issue and themed this Earth Day: “The Face of Climate Change.”

Whether you’re lending your efforts to widescale environmental issues or giving your time to a local neighborhood cleanup, Zazzle has eco-themed, Earth Day swag to help bring awareness to this important day:

One Less Plastic Bottle Water Bottles
One Less Plastic Bottle Water Bottles by pmcustomgifts
Low angle view of stream running through rural set iPhone 5 covers
Low angle view of stream running through rural set iPhone 5 covers by corbisimages
Trees Amid Swampy Garden iPhone 5 Cover
Trees Amid Swampy Garden iPhone 5 Cover by corbisimages

In addition, get inspired with these beautiful shots of volcanoes and redwood forests from our Getty Images collection:

Redwood forest in Humboldt Redwood State Park Computer Sleeves
Redwood forest in Humboldt Redwood State Park Computer Sleeves by prophoto
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, established in 10 Print
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, established in 10 Print by prophoto

As a bonus, check out some outtakes from our Earth Day photoshoot. If you love any of the products used in these shots, they are below:

1. Team Earth T-Shirt

2. Love Your Mother Earth T-Shirt

3. Organic Canvas Bag

4. Protect the Earth Button

5. Think Green Button

6. One Less Plastic Water Bottle

Mother’s Day Series: Gifts That Will Make Her LOL

April 20, 2013

In the spirit of tongue-in-cheek showings of love, we present some of our favorite LOL Mother’s Day gifts.

First, let’s be honest, children can be a headache. Remember your cuts, colds, stains, snot, very long recitals and many after-school activities? Yeah, you owe her. You can start with a Retro Mother’s Day Card that’s totally true:

Funny Retro Mothers Day Card
Funny Retro Mothers Day Card by Whatsbuzzin

For her many cups of coffee or tea throughout the day, remind her of all the times she saved you and took care of you — perhaps even more than needed. Give her the Original Seatbelt Mom mug:

Original Seatbelt Mom Mugs
Original Seatbelt Mom Mugs by hallmarkmothersday

And for a smug show of pride that she can carry everywhere, there’s the Keep Calm Call Mom iPhone case:

Keep Calm Call Mom Heart iPhone 5 Case Distressed
Keep Calm Call Mom Heart iPhone 5 Case Distressed by zarenmusic

This post is the last one in our heartfelt Mother’s Day series. We hope you’ve found it helpful, and we hope you embrace this Mother’s Day as much as we will.


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