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Dash of Inspiration – Autumn is in the Air

June 11, 2012

A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Autumn is in the Air

As we’ve all learned, designers work well ahead of the actual season/holidays in order for their cards to make it to the market and be found by search engines.  In addition many shoppers – particularly bulk orders – can come months in advance of general consumer sales.  We designers should be focusing our efforts on the upcoming fall categories, regardless that for many of us we are in the middle of summer . . . hahaha!

Here are some categories to consider designing for:

  • Announcements > Birth / New Baby Announcements > Season Specific > Fall / Autumn (empty)
  • Birthday > Season Specific Birthday Cards > Fall / Autumn
  • Holidays > Halloween Cards > Autumn / Fall
  • Holidays > Pagan Holidays Cards > Autumnal Equinox / Mabon
  • Invitations > Party by Theme Invitations > Seasonal / Seasons Party > Fall / Autumn Party
  • Invitations > Wedding Invitations > Seasonal Wedding > Fall / Autumn Wedding
  • Occasions > Anniversary – Wedding Cards > Season Specific > Fall / Autumn (empty)
  • Holidays > Thanksgiving – Canada Cards
  • Holidays > Thanksgiving Cards > Anniversary on Thanksgiving  (3 cards)
  • Holidays > Thanksgiving Cards > Sports Specific

Once thing that really never changes is how much people love the autumn colors that nature provides; here is a wonderfully inspirational link to some delightful Autumn Color Palette Inspiration (scroll down on their page) from

Here’s a fun Plaid Pattern Set for Photoshop in wonderfully autumn color combinations.

Get inspired and ENJOY!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2012 4:47 pm

    Corrie this is fantastic, especially the ‘ColorLovers’ link………………Thanks

  2. June 11, 2012 4:49 pm

    Doreen………..I guess I should be thanking you………….lol

    • June 11, 2012 5:05 pm

      You are welcome Norval! Aren’t those color palettes FANTASTIC? So warm and inviting! Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

  3. June 12, 2012 2:10 pm

    Thanks for this inspiration! I always take tons of pictures in the fall and run out of ideas for them, or have them too late in the game. This gives me something to think about.

    • June 12, 2012 3:25 pm

      You’re welcome Jenny – It is an irresistible time of year for the photographer and I’m challenged every fall to find those pictures that haven’t been seen before . . . LOL!

  4. June 13, 2012 6:16 am

    Thank you Doreen, again very useful.
    * I sold a Christmas card in May, put a smile on my face to know that maybe someone liked my card so much they didn’t want to take a chance at not finding it for Christmas. 🙂
    Thank you for all your help.

    • June 13, 2012 2:23 pm

      Hi Janet – thanks for stopping by! I agree, those off-season sales always put a grin on my face too!

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