Friday, November 19, 2010

Going Digital - Holiday Cards 2010

As mentioned earlier, this year I'll be doing a combo of custom-designed printed Christmas cards along with a few hand-stamped cards. After researching a lot of sites, I finally settled on Shutterfly for a few key reasons.  The card designs are awesome! They've added tons of new card designs and they are all great! I'm also really familiar with the interface as I use Shutterfly for all my photo printing needs and have always been happy with the quality.  I also used Shutterfly for my daughter's graduation photo book and it was AWESOME (picture on left). The quality of the cover, printing and paper was great and everyone at the party raved about the book. It sold me on the idea of doing more digital scrapbooking for sure!

And if you notice, the folded greeting cards are printed on 110 lb cardstock, the same weight as Papertrey.

And you can't beat the price - includes envelopes too!

They also have options for digital scrapbookers including full-bleed photo cards and folded cards.

The one downside for me is that they do not offer a double-sided photo card option, but I hope they will consider this in the future.

Here are some links to check out:
Christmas photo cards to 
photo holiday cards to  
calendars to
Christmas invitations to
address labels to
Christmas gift tags to
Choose your favorite product from the Cards & Stationery page

I will be receiving an incentive from Shutterfly from posting this review, however I stand by every word. I have been using them for a while, and use them exclusively for my photo printing. I'm also absolutely addicted to the photobooks! I do hope you check it out. :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Cards 2010

I've been debating whether or not to do a traditional hand-stamped Christmas card, or go the route I did last year and print multiple copies of a digitally designed card. I finally took a look at the calendar and decided it was time to make a decision. In order to take the pressure off and because they were such a big hit with family and friends, I'll be doing a digital card. I'll just have to try to ignore how much I just spent on Christmas stamps from Waltzingmouse and Papertrey and try not to feel so guilty. But if I can my digital cards printed soon, then I'll feel good about taking my time making some genuine handmade cards for a few folks who I know like the handmade stuff.

However, instead of printing at home I'm planning to use an online printing service. I'm thinking about using Shutterfly, and putting my own design on one of their full-bleed postcards. Any other suggestions out there?