Abby Loves’ New Mini Cards!

Abby Loves Mini Accordion Cards by Abby Shepard

These new MINI ACCORDION CARDS for Abby Loves were so fun to design! I wanted to make something visually impactful, yet compact and easy to hand out. After much searching around the endless-internet for something quick and reasonably priced, I found the perfect card at Nations Photo Lab. If I hadn’t stumbled across a post from another blog that showed a beautiful example of there design, I would probably not given them a second look.

The paper choices were minimal but offered one that was perfect for my needs – a beautiful linen paper with a soft grain and lovely white tone. This paper would be a perfect canvas for the fashion and lifestyle illustrations I wanted to showcase in the promotional piece. I uploaded my final design template and hoped for the best. Today when the package arrived, I couldn’t believe the print quality and gorgeous color that was produced by these guys! I will definitely be ordering more of these accordion cards and swapping up the design templates for whatever I want to share in the future.

Here are a few rough samples of how they came out of the package. They come in packs of 25’s and are scored for easy folding. Some of you might find the extra step of folding a bit of a nuisance, but I like the option of keeping them flat to maintain the stiffness of the paper. It also avoids any rubbing off of ink or dulling when the panels are folded or if they are stored for a while.

Abby Loves Mini Marketing Card Samples
Abby Loves Mini Marketing Card Samples

Nations Photo Lab did an amazing job and I couldn’t be happier with how these Mini Accordion Cards came out for my VanDernoot Gallery Show in Cambridge. I’m gonna be a proud studio momma when handing out these babies!

Mini Folding Card by Abby Shepard
Mini Marketing Folding Cards for Abby Loves by Abby Shepard

I’ll follow up with some better shots of these on display at the show but let me know if you have any questions about how these mini folding cards were designed. I’ll be happy to pass on the info!

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New Construction – Oh Ya!

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Abby Loves is under construction! We’re undergoing some recent renovations, so I figured some funky signage was called for!

There will be some cool improvements to the new site design and you’ll be able to navigate easily through my fashion illustrations, custom design work and portfolio inspirations. You’ll also find creative notes, color palettes and links to the actual products that cam be found within my fashion sketches. It’s been a long-time goal of mine to share the lifestyle-links with everyone since they are half the fun for me… I’m excited it’s almost ready!

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