Dear Chicago House,
Remember those little felt birds I shared with you last week?
…I mentioned I had further plans for them.
When I started making them I thought they would be a great little addition to slip inside my Christmas cards – small and light enough not to blow the postage bank and a little bit of fun.
Then I got thinking … why not make them a focus of the card, and that meant designing a custom Christmas card. Considering I am a professional graphic designer this is something I have done before for clients but never for myself.
So I cracked open Adobe Illustrator and got to work. An hour or so later I had my design created and uploaded to Vistaprint for professional printing.
And here it is back in record time from the printer…I didn’t even pay for a rush job and got the card in just 4 days!
I am really happy with how it turned out, a clean contemporary design that looks good “as is” … but now for the clever bit.
The large red bird is exactly the same size as the birds I made. They are attached with a looped thread which is held down with a festive sticker inside the card and a little message to “remove and hang on your tree”
Creative in Chicago