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Snap Up Your Lucky Swag Photo Contest

March 7, 2013

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Got green pride? We want to see you get your green on! Show us your best and most creative St. Paddy’s Day Zazzle product or look.

CHALLENGE

Snap a photo of your best St. Paddy’s Day slogan on a stein, you rockin’ your lucky shamrock tee, you covered in a hundred green Zazzle stickers (possibilities are endless) – and upload it for a chance to win. (If you’re uploading with Twitter or Instagram, use #zazzleluckyswag). You and everyone else can vote for your favorite entries. Contest runs from 3/7 to 3/19. Winners announced on 3/20.

The top five winners will receive $50 Zazzle gift certificates!

Enter here: http://bit.ly/VKvCcS.

Get Your Poker Face On

January 3, 2013

Are you a fish or a shark? Poker players know what that means, but we know that Bicycle® Playing Cards are for everyone. For the holidays, we can tell you without bluffing that Bicycle® Playing Cards were a big seller — Zazzle sold thousands of decks of cards.

Of course the most popular kind were the ones made by you with your photos, text or designs. It’s not surprising that most people want to make their own by adding their own personal photo or image, and there are many designs to choose from, including this popular deck for wedding favors –

Chevron Framed Photo Playing Cards
Chevron Framed Photo Playing Cards by NightOwlsMenagerie

Here are some other popular designs that are great for children, birthday party goodie bags, bachelor parties and much more:

Owl with Mustache and Hat Card Deck
Owl with Mustache and Hat Card Deck by cutencomfy
Grumpy Cat Fancy Cards Bicycle Poker Cards
Grumpy Cat Fancy Cards Bicycle Poker Cards by thegrumpycat

And of course by adding a personalized monogram, you’ll always know it’s your lucky deck –

Black White Gold Stripes Monogram Poker Deck
Black White Gold Stripes Monogram Poker Deck by ClownFishCafe
Modern monogram gift black chevron playing cards
Modern monogram gift black chevron playing cards by partyondesigns

Bicycle® Playing Cards are the world’s most well-known and respected playing cards. These cards are made with patented casino quality paper and a sophisticated color printing process. The cards are easy-to-shuffle, durable semi-gloss cards with 52 playing cards and 2 Jokers per deck. Each deck comes with a standard Bicycle® cardboard case and are made in Kansas City, Kansas.

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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