Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Card Photo Inspiration

Still need to take those holiday card photos this year and need a little inspiration? Check out these photos for some unique and festive ideas to celebrate the holiday season!

Spell It Out
Spell out your holiday greeting in your photo by using letters from the craft store or make your own using cardboard!

Nikki James Photography

Let it Snow
Warm weather bringing you down? Create your own holiday magic with faux snow!

Ashlee D. Photography

Include the whole Family
Try including a great photo your  pet. After all, they're part of the family too right?!

Dress Up
Make your holiday photos more festive by coordinating colors or outfits. 

Pop of Color
Taking a black and white photo and making some elements stand out in color can add a real unique touch to your holiday photos! A photo like this would be really great for a newly engaged couple!

Bearhead Photography

Just Married

If you've just recently gotten married this year make use of those photos! They look great on holiday cards.

Take a Drive
Outdoor photos always look the greatest on Christmas cards. Don't have a great outdoor setting near your house? Maybe the town an hour up north has all the snow? Grab the family and go for a drive! Find a fun spot to spend some time together and snap a few shots while you're at it. You're bound to end up with a couple of great ones! Building a snowman was an awesome idea for this photo!

Hope these photos sparked some great ideas for you this holiday season. And if you're still on the hunt for some holiday photo cards to send, check out my card collection here!

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2013 Holiday Card Collection

Today I'm so excited to share with you my 2013 Collection of Holiday cards! Last year a couple of my designs were a big hit and even featured on Groupon! This year I was happy to have the opportunity to produce a few new great hits as well as being featured on Groupon a 2nd year in a row! For those of you who were lucky enough to take part in that great deal, you still have until December 13th to order your holiday cards this year!

For those of you who missed out, not to worry! Zazzle's going to be have GREAT deals all month long! You can view the 2013 Origami Prints Holiday Card Collection available on Zazzle here.


Friday, June 29, 2012

I just love taking things that I used to love as a kid and turning them into baby shower dinosaurs! Aren't these so cute?

So I've just recently stumbled upon a website called The League of Moveable Type and it's awesome! They feature hand-picked open source typography that you can download for free and donate if you wish. What makes them different than sites like, is that they have very high standards for the fonts that they choose add to their online catalog. Their collection is small so far, but there are fonts on there that I just LOVE! Including these:

I can't wait to play around with these next time I'm designing invitations!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hi I'm Shelby, a graphic artist who currently works from home. I do some freelancing here and there, along with designing wedding invitations and stock illustrations....and I have to say, designing wedding invitations and other stationery is by far my favorite part! It all started with my own wedding actually. I studied graphic design in college and always knew I'd love to someday design my own wedding invites. When the time came, I created so many styles that I had a hard time picking one! I loved the process of designing invitations so much that I didn't want to stop....and I've kept designing stationary ever since! 

I'm currently selling my stationery designs at my online store Origami Prints.

But before I get in to all are some photos our our DIY Backyard wedding last October. It was a lot of work but definitely worth it and far more memorable and unique than your standard "hotel ballroom" kind of wedding. =P

Dollar Store photo frames and chalkboard paint. :)
We used small pebbles from the yard for keeping the escort cards from blowing away.
Rose Petal Aisle Runner
A family friend helped us build a beautiful gazebo for our ceremony.
The side of the house made for a gorgeous blue backdrop for our photos.

We strung string lights and paper lanterns across the yard for added light....They really polished off the look and feel that we wanted for our wedding! 
And at night they were stunning!

Everyone loved the comfortable and cozy feel of having the wedding in the backyard. It was well worth the effort and by far the best day of my life!