Posts Tagged ‘invites’

Memorial Day Red, White and Blue on Zazzle

May 9, 2013

Memorial Day is the last Monday in May, and we’ve got invites, plates, t-shirts and hats to help you celebrate in stars and stripes style.

Here are our top picks:

Vintage Memorial Day BBQ Invite

Vintage Memorial Day BBQ Invitation
Vintage Memorial Day BBQ Invitation by marlenedesigner

Distressed Back To Back World War Champs Apron

Distressed Back To Back World War Champs Apron
Distressed Back To Back World War Champs Apron by zarenmusic

Memorial Day Party Plates

Memorial Day Party Plates
Memorial Day Party Plates by ArtAngle

‘MERICA Bald Eagle U.S. Flag Hat (blue)

'MERICA Bald Eagle U.S. Flag Hat (blue)
‘MERICA Bald Eagle U.S. Flag Hat (blue) by zarenmusic

American Flag Case-Mate Case iPhone 5 Cases

American Flag Case-Mate Case iPhone 5 Cases
American Flag Case-Mate Case iPhone 5 Cases by Libertymaniacs

Vintage Patriotic, Military Personnel Poster

Vintage Patriotic, Military Personnel Poster
Vintage Patriotic, Military Personnel Poster by YesterdayCafe

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

Summer Lovin’ (and Dreamin’): Beach Weddings

March 19, 2013

It’s hard to believe (especially if you’re currently digging yourself out of a snowstorm), but summer is just a few months away. If you’re planning a balmy beach or coastal destination wedding, your invites, save-the-dates and custom postage need to be thought through now.

We want to make sure you have the perfect seaside nuptial — complete with deep blues, sand and ocean breezes.

Check out some of our product picks:

Save the Date Cards:

Blue Waves Loopy Heart Beach Modern Save The Date Post Cards
Blue Waves Loopy Heart Beach Modern Save The Date Post Cards by fatfatin_blue_knot

Wedding Invitations:

Turquoise Starfish Wedding Invite
Turquoise Starfish Wedding Invite by origamiprints
Sand Dollar Beach Wedding RSVP card Personalized Invitation
Sand Dollar Beach Wedding RSVP card Personalized Invitation by ModernMatrimony

Custom Postage:

Save the Date Postage with Starfish
Save the Date Postage with Starfish by belletristics
Flip Flops Summer Wedding Stamps
Flip Flops Summer Wedding Stamps by heartlocked

Save the Date Stickers:

Anchor Save the Date Sticker
Anchor Save the Date Sticker by belletristics

Save the Date Magnets:

fatfatin Beach Green Flip Flops Save The Date Magnet
fatfatin Beach Green Flip Flops Save The Date Magnet by fatfatin_box

Table Number Cards:

Kissing Seahorses Hearts Beach Summer Table Number Post Cards
Kissing Seahorses Hearts Beach Summer Table Number Post Cards by fatfatin_box

Seller Spotlight: ThePaperMill

March 7, 2013

Sandy (ThePaperMill on Zazzle) lives on a beautiful island off the coast of Washington state. After spending years snapping pictures of the scenery, she came across Zazzle and decided to brush up on her photoshop skills. She decided to turn her love of photography and weddings into a successful venture on Zazzle.

I spent many years in risk management and insurance, and decided it was time to try out Zazzle.

I’ve found my niche with rustic themes, the outdoors and weddings. I spend a lot of time researching wedding trends, thinking how I can best create save-the-dates, invites, etc. I know how important this day is for the bride, and it’s an honor designing something that will be significant on such a special day.

Here are some of my favorites:

Rustic Wedding Save the Date Swallows and Fence Square Stickers
Rustic Wedding Save the Date Swallows and Fence Square Stickers by ThePaperMill

I try to incorporate my passion for living here into my design work. Rustic fences and tree silhouettes dot the landscape of our island everywhere you go. All of my designs are created in photoshop — allowing me to incorporate layer after layer to bring the viewer into the design.

Modern Campground Camping Inspired Wedding Announcements
Modern Campground Camping Inspired Wedding Announcements by ThePaperMill

Mixing textures like the burlap background with a minimalist design keeps this invite contemporary (but it still maintains that rustic feel).

Mason Jar Rustic and Modern Wedding Aqua Red Invitations
Mason Jar Rustic and Modern Wedding Aqua Red Invitations by ThePaperMill

I love to evoke memories from childhood when creating designs, and I love the fact that today’s bride feels comfortable enough to add her unique interpretation to the day.

Birds On Wire Inspiring Quote Wall Decor
Birds On Wire Inspiring Quote Wall Decor by walldesigns

I try to keep up with all of Zazzle’s great product offerings and try to dedicate time to creating different products. Sometimes we need to be aware of what sells in our overall marketing scheme and head in other directions to encompass other markets.

Vintage Birdcage Love Bird Wedding Dessert Buffet Card
Vintage Birdcage Love Bird Wedding Dessert Buffet Card by dessertbuffet

I love the idea of using candy buffets and wedding dessert bars. I try to make brides’ planning easier, while also sticking to my goal of incorporating the beauty in our everyday lives.

Seller Spotlight: AudreyJeanne

December 6, 2012

One of Zazzle’s biggest fans is AudreyJeanne, artist extraordinaire with a background in watercolor, graphic design, amalgamated art, calligraphy and more. She paid a visit to our Z headquarters recently and we chatted with her about her background in art, what she loves to design and why she loves Zazzle with a passion.

I wish Zazzle existed back in the day, when my kids were little. I’m a professional artist — I’ve done it all and seen the art world change. As a licensed artist, I can tell you firsthand that it used to be that you could have thousands of images and art that are market worthy, but most wouldn’t see the light of day. It is almost impossible to get your art out there unless you have a great agent or go through the tedious work of doing art show circuits and hope that one or two collections will be picked by a store or a manufacturer. I’m blessed with the best of both worlds, a great agency, MHS Licensing, and a place to test and prove my designs prior to offering them for licensing.

As a licensed artist, you have to be aware of trends, yet you still have to have your own unique vision. There’s tremendous pressure. The joy of Zazzle is that I can get to do what I love and not be a slave to whims or an art trend. I don’t have to bang on doors. I don’t have to have one niche (though I do love elegant, vintage and feminine) and I can let the different sides of me show. I can stay at home, do what I love and be who I am. Zazzle gives me a place where I can take my art and say, “Where can I put this?” To me, that’s amazing. Zazzle is a phenomenal outlet for artistic expression and I encourage all artists out there to give it a try.

My personal style is varied — I love elegant, sophisticated and modern, and tend towards traditional with a touch of edge. I love the invites on Zazzle and love designing for weddings. It’s really a two-way street with customers — you have to be open to feedback. I try to create invites that fit their individual style, as well as color pallette. What’s so fun about Zazzle is that I’m able to have many stores with varying styles, some that you’d never expect from me. I have the freedom and support to create!

Sock Monkey, Fire Truck Boy Baby Shower Invitation
Sock Monkey, Fire Truck Boy Baby Shower Invitation by AudreyJeanne

It’s Cyber Monday!

November 26, 2012

For all those of you would rather recline with your laptop than brave crowds at the mall, your day has come. Cyber Monday is here and we’re in the midst of some awesome sales:

  • Decorate the Halls: 60% Off Canvas, Posters & Enlargements
  • Send, Share and Make It Special: 50% off Cards, Invites, Postcards, Photo Cards & Ornaments
  • Give Personal. Get Practical: 30% Off Mugs & Calendars
  • Fashion by You That’s Totally Them: 20% Off T-shirts, Messenger Bags, Laptop Bags & Tote Bags
  • Go Go Gadget: $10 Off Cases & Sleeves
  • Naughty or Nice? No Matter! 15% Off Everything Else

Click on over to continue to keep tabs on all things Cyber Monday.

Another reminder for all you social media-savvy fans out there, remember to like Zazzle on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. The highlights from our Gift Center continue…Let us know your favorites on Facebook, or on Twitter by tweeting @zazzle and by using #zGiftCenter.

Seller Spotlight: Lora Severson

November 15, 2012

While some photographers opt for capturing the entire scene, Lora Severson (Lora Severson Photography) prefers the close-up. And for good reason — residing in the countryside of rural Illinois, she’s surrounded by vibrant meadows, colorful flowers and old barns, all of which are detailed subjects for her lens. Known for her original high resolution floral photography, she’s a lover of the rustic and the weathered. We’re glad that she turns her shots into invitations and greeting cards on Zazzle for all of us to enjoy.

I’ve always loved taking pictures, but I wasn’t really serious about it until my kids got older. I poked around some stock photography sites and it really piqued my interest. We have a fantastic arboretum near here that offers certified floral and nature photography classes. I decided to dive right in and it took me about two years at night to get my certification. I knew a lot about photography, but I didn’t know about the technical details, like how you lay out flowers to get the perfect micro-shot.

Soft White Daisy iPhone 5 Case-Mate
Soft White Daisy iPhone 5 Case-Mate by loraseverson

I especially love designing for rural farm, barn ranch and country weddings — they’re especially popular with Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee and Illinois residents. I’ll incorporate photos of antique farm equipment, rusted wagon wheels and aged saddles. Many customers love to order whole sets of invites, including matching envelopes, thank you notes and custom postage to create a coordinated set.

Rustic Daisy Country Wedding Favor Tags Business Cards
Rustic Daisy Country Wedding Favor Tags Business Cards by loraseverson

There’s a lot of thought and planning that goes into my invitations. I brainstorm how I want to position the space for words, how that fits with the flowers I want to incorporate, and which flower arrangements go well with others. We have all four seasons here, and sometimes when it’s cold and there’s nothing to do, I’ll go outside and look around to see what would make for great close-ups that I can later turn into wedding invites, greeting cards, special occasion announcements and even ornaments. One time I found an old barn that was being torn down, and decided that the barn wood would make for the perfect picture, especially with flowers against it. I find that some of my best photos (and later, products) come from creative serendipity.

Red Barn with Fence Greeting Card
Red Barn with Fence Greeting Card by loraseverson

Rustic Daffodils Country Wedding Favor Tags Business Cards
Rustic Daffodils Country Wedding Favor Tags Business Cards by loraseverson

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