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How can it already be time for summer camp? School is still in session in some areas, but we’re busy packing our kids up for a few weeks in the wilderness. The most important item on the packing list? Stationery for all those news-filled letters they’re sure to send home. Don’t forget to include stamps!
Want something urban yet woodsy? Then our PrintingPress 7.0 Campfire Stationery is just right for you. A silhouette of a blazing campfire sits at the bottom of a Cinnamon A7 card. We wrote the camper’s name on either side of the fire in black using the Georgia font that is included with Windows. We repeated the design on the flap of the Cinnamon envelopes, which we lined in Black. If you have an OKI C711WT white toner printer, you can print the same design in white.
Good thing it’s summer, because our PrintingPress Platinum 7.0 Colorful Shades Camp Stationery is too cool for school! We added four copies of a sunglasses image at the top of a Natural Cotton A7 card and used Platinum’s Colorize feature to make each one a different cheerful hue. We wrote the camper’s name in pink at the top center of the card using the Courier New font that is included with Windows. We rounded the corners of the card with a corner punch after printing for a modern look. We used a single giant pair of sunglasses to frame the return address on the back of the White envelopes, which we lined in Sky.
Is your camper feeling on top of the world? Check out our PrintingPress Extreme 8.0 Backpackers Camp Stationery. We started with a Natural Cotton A7 card and added a silhouette of our daughter and a friend proudly standing atop one of the many, MANY peaks they summited on the Appalachian Trail last summer. We used the colorize feature to make the girls and their backpacks blue. In place of the mountain top, we added a banner and used the Colorize feature to make it aqua. Next, we used a floating text box to add “NEWS FROM KATHERINE ON THE TRAIL” in a graceful curve to match the banner. After printing the card, we used a corner punch to round the corners. We added the banner with the name on the back of the White envelopes and added the rest of the address in darker blue below the banner. To finish the look, we lined the envelopes in Aqua.
We’ve created personalized accessories that coordinate with our summer camp stationery designs for our PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0 customers. We’ve already designed clipboards, water bottles, spiral notebooks and notepads for you, and you can add any other gift items you’d like. Then you can order the items and upload the artwork from directly within PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0. Not an invitation professional but want some of this fabulous gear? Let us know and we’ll connect you with a PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0 invitation professional. Don’t have the latest upgrade yet? Upgrade now. Have the upgrade and want to be connected with consumers? Let us know. For tips on ordering personalized gifts, see this month's Extreme Tip.
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If the kids get to go to camp, then we parents get to celebrate summer in style with friends… and cocktails! What could be better than a lazy summer afternoon outdoors with good conversation and sparkling refreshments? We’ve created fabulous new invitation designs to help you get the party started.
Our PrintingPress 7.0 Strawberry Rosemary Cocktail Party invitations are the height of summer elegance. We started by adding a fancy strawberry and rosemary cocktail to the left side of a Natural Cotton A7 card. We added the invitation text in the Georgia font that is included with Windows in gray using all lowercase letters. We wrote the word “COCKTAILS” in strawberry pink in HUGE capital letters across the top of the card. That’s sure to get their attention! We lined the White envelopes in Scarlet to keep in the berry theme and rounded the corners of the card with a corner punch after printing.
Looking for something in the shade? Our PrintingPress Platinum 7.0 Cool Shades Cocktail Party invitations are just what you need. We added a quartet of cocktail glass silhouettes to the top of a Natural Cotton A7 card and used the Colorize feature to brighten them up. Then we added dark sunglasses to each glass so they can go incognito. We added the invitation text in pink and dark gray using the Courier New font. After printing, we used a corner punch to round the corners of the card and lined the White envelopes in Deep Pink.
Our PrintingPress Extreme 8.0 Glitter Stripes Cocktail Party invitations are so cool they’re like a party in an envelope! We started by writing the word “COCKTAILS” at the top of a Natural Cotton A7 card using the Impact font that is included with Windows. We filled the text with a new glitter (faux gold) pattern to make it extra festive. To make the glitter text really pop, we used the Pattern Creator to fill the background of the card in a custom black & gray striped pattern. The glitter is a printed pattern, there is no actual glitter on these cards, it just looks like there is! We added the rest of the invitation text in faux gold using the Trebuchet font that is included with Windows. Since the stripes to all the way to the edge of the card, we used our printer’s borderless printing feature. After printing, we used a corner punch to round the corners and then lined the White envelopes in Metallic Vintage.
We’ve got cocktail party accessories for you too! Whether you want them for yourself for your next soiree or to bring as a hostess gift, these are too good to pass up. Available exclusively for PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0 customers, they’re easy to personalize and order from within the software. If you haven’t upgraded yet, go ahead and upgrade now. If you’re interested in finding an invitation professional who can order these for you, please let us know. For tips on ordering personalized gifts, see this month's Extreme Tip.
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We are so excited about our new line of personalized gifts that you can order from directly within your PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0 software. If you’re planning to offer personalized gifts to your clients, we recommend that you purchase a sample set to put out on display.
PrintingPress Pro Extreme 9.0 makes it easy for you to order printed personalized gifts and stationery. All that you need to do is create the items that you would like to order in your project in PrintingPress Pro Extreme by choosing New Gift in the Stationery menu or by clicking on the New Gift button in the toolbar. Select the type of gift you want to design and the software will automatically configure the template for you. Choose to order using Mountaincow so you can take advantage of the easy order artwork upload feature and have access to order the exclusive Flat Foil Guest Books.
We also offer the personalized gift designs that we showcased at the National Stationery Show. You can find these designs by choosing New Project in the File menu and clicking on the Personalized Gift folder. In addition, the personalized gift designs shown in this newsletter will automatically download into your software along with the other newsletter projects.
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You can design gifts like any other stationery, just make sure your background colors and patterns fill the trim zone all the way to the edge of the overprint area for full bleed. Also, for the Flat Foil Guest Books you will want to select one of the Flat Foil colors in the Color menu for anything you want printed in foil.
When your designs are completed, choose Order Personalized Gifts in the File menu. The first step in the wizard asks you to choose which items in the current project you would like to purchase. Only StationeryHQ type items are available to order printed.
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Once you have chosen all the items that you would like to order and you have adjusted the options and quantities, click on the Next button. You will see the next step in the wizard which lets you order the checked items on Mountaincow.com. Click on the Order now button to add everything to your cart on Mountaincow.com then click Checkout and proceed through the steps to complete your order.
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Then enter your order number into the field and click on the Next button to take you to the final step in the wizard.
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Enter your contact information into the fields provided and any notes that apply to this order. All of the items that you checked in step 1 are shown for final review in the list at the bottom of the window. Review the items, options, and quantities before uploading the artwork. When you click on the Upload button, the software will automatically submit your artwork for the order to the Mountaincow server. You will receive an email confirming your artwork upload.
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Before uploading your artwork, please ensure that the artwork has been proofed because Mountaincow will not proof your artwork and you will be responsible for any reprints other than errors that may occur during printing. Please note that color matching services are not available and colors will not exactly match the colors you see on screen. If you have a color sensitive job, you may want to purchase a test with some color squares well in advance of your delivery deadline.
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