What we DON’T want:
1- NO CLIP ART or free vectors, no stock art, only unique ideas that are 100% your concept.
2- Do not use any photographs
What we DO want:
1- Looking for General greeting cards do NOT use any religious themes for example Christmas or Hanukah. These cards will be used by many kinds of Businesses to be sent to their clients.
2- Also looking for several new Thanksgiving greeting card
3- Design the cover of the greeting card 5” X 7” with additional 0.25” bleed, see attached template for size
4- Design inside of greeting cards. Main concern is the layout of the copy and some graphics to tie the cover and inside together.
5-Either landscape or portrait layout. All colors to be in CMYK.
6- Final file to be in adobe illustrator AI.
7- if you are using any JPG images to give texture or background to your design then that file needs to be 100% created by you, we will not accept stock art. The card designs are for print and not web, for final files the image you have used for texture or background need to be provided as a separate high res CMYK file, preferably a TIFF file.
8- All design elements need to in clearly defined layers
9- We need to be able to change ALL design elements; moving, removing, changing colors, resizing. Once we make any of these changes it should not affect the design element above or below that graphic. Designs that do not give us this flexibility to make changes will not be accepted during handover.
10- Your lettering or layout of the words on the cover and inside of your greeting card are as important as your graphical elements. Take time to come up with unique layouts for your words. Fantastic greeting card design is a perfect combination of graphics and lettering
11- We have a wide range of customers who require both modern and traditional designs. Here are some ideas but please do not feel limited by any of these.
- Winter scene, snow covered streets and fir trees
- Winter city skyline
- Winter forest
- Snowmen (not too cartoony)
- Wreaths, holly, acorns
- Fir trees
- Or your main design element can be your cover wording with a beautiful elegant background
- Thanksgiving greeting cards: fall themes, leaves, branches, trees…