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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Help Me Remodel!

After the famous Christmas in July sale is over on Sunday, I plan to give the shop a little face lift. Back when the shop started, I was using a pink flower as my brand logo. I realized the pink flower didn't give buyers any idea of what my shop was about (other than pink!), so I started using the cupcake as my brand. I had an epiphany the other day: perhaps buyers believe I only create cupcake crafts, when this isn't the case. Thus, a second re-branding was born.

I've already decided to use a shot from The Lovebirds Scrapbook Page, as that seems to be a customer favorite, is adorable, and doesn't pigeon-hole me into a specific product category. I've already started using the image in my Christmas in July banner/icon and have changed my Facebook/Twitter icons to match, but now its time to choose a permanent replacement. I have my icon/avatar selected (pictured above) and I need your help deciding which coordinating banner to go with.

I have three designed: the first and second are much like my current banner (and I can't decide if I like the image right or left aligned!). The third is a totally different style. It uses the owl image as the background, but its much more subtle.  Click on each to see them bigger:





Which banner coordinates best with my new brand icon? Click "Comments" below to leave your favorite selection!

17 comments:

  1. melissamariecraneJuly 24, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    I'm leaning toward #1... the black makes an impact.

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  2. I like the 3rd one - black doesn't seem to go with your style - not a whole lot of dark stuff in your shop :)

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  3. I like the second one but would prefer a brighter color instead of black...maybe the blue or green that is in the owls...I like this alignment because your name jumps at me more than in the first one

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  4. Oooh Steph, I hadn't considered that....I'm feeling that idea! Maybe I'll make a 4th :)

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  5. I agree with Steph -- blue or green would fit your shop better than the black. Except I like the first one's design better.

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  6. I also think blue or green would be better than black...The black makes the text stand out but I don't think black goes with your designs. Your work is so colorful!

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  7. I like #1. I like being able to see an image of your work in the banner. Especially since that owl is so cute. I agree with the others, maybe find a color in the owl drawing you like and pick one of those. The solid background really makes the text pop. If you do a fourth design I can't wait to see it :)

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  8. I mostly prefer #3, but it would be nicer if it was more like the others - showing actual desings. #1 or #2 would be quite nice with a background more like #3 instead of black.

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  9. I agree about using colors in the owl image, and with what noisy said about liking the lightness of the third image and showing the product. It will be cute!

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  10. I agree with Steph and several others. I like the lighter tones in the third one but the designs of the first and second options. :) Good luck deciding!

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  11. I like #1 with the graphic on the right.. tends to follow along after you read the text.

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  12. i like #1 or #2. but did you notice that the font is sticking the "ti" in celebrating very very close together? i had to do a double take there to read the word correctly.

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  13. I like #3, but adding the pic of the owl to it would really seal the deal!

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