Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mixbook

MIXBOOK

Let me introduce you to my favorite site to create photo books,  cards,  and calendars on the web,  called Mixbook.   From my experience,  they offer some of the most superior quality customizable photo books and cards available.  You may or may not remember, but in August of this year I had the wonderful gift of reviewing one of their photo books.  If you haven't read the review I did for one of their "Red Plaid" themed photo books,  you can check it out here.  Mixbook truly stands out from other similar sites on the net and offers something unique that many others do not.

What Mixbook offers that many of it's competitors do not is that they allow you to create your very own layouts and designs.  Many times photo book sites only offer templates,  but when using  Mixbook the possibilities are endless!  I loved their photo book so much that I was thrilled to have an opportunity to work with them again,  but this time on a Photo Cards  review. I knew if I liked it just half as much as I liked their photo books I would be pleased and lets just say they didn't disappoint.  As a member of Tomoson I was selected to work with them on a card review so let me tell you a little bit about creating cards on Mixbook.

Just like creating the photo book,  creating a card was super easy,  and not at all confusing.  I started by selecting which type of card I wanted to create,  overall they offer 7 different categories:
  • Birth Announcements - No matter what type of birth announcement your in search of they offer it!  You will find Girls,  Boys,  Photo,  Twins,  and even adoption announcements.
  • Holiday Cards - No matter if your in search of Valentines Day Cards or Christmas Cards they offer it!  Looking for 4th of July Cards,  well they offer those too!
  • Baby Shower Invitations - You will find Girls and Boy's Baby Shower Invitations along with Thank You cards too.
  • Wedding Stationary - From Wedding Invitations to Rehearsal Dinner Invitations and everything in between,  you will find it on Mixbook!
  • Custom Party Invitations- You will find Girl's and Boy's Birthday Party Invitations,  along with Thank You Cards.
  • Custom Stationary - In this section you will find Mother's Day Cards,  Father's Day Cards,  and even Moving Announcements.
Although I wanted to create some Christmas Cards,  at the moment I do not really have a recent family photo of all of us together,  so I decided to go with some Invitations.  My two year old will soon be turning the big 3,  so I thought it would be perfect to order him some personalized invitations.  I searched through 53 fully customizable designs including designs such as "Sweet Scoops",  "Cool Cupcake",  and Space Alien Party.  I ended up choosing the "All Boxed Up - Blue" because it is basically versatile and will match with just about any theme.  Besides that,  I love the way it is designed with a large photo covering most of the invitation and then the birthday party information listed in boxes on the side of the invitation. 


The "All Boxed Up - Blue" comes in six different sizes ranging in size from 4 x 6 - 5 x 7.  For this review I was able to select the 5 x 7 size,  which to me is the perfect size.  Next,  you will be able to personalize your invitation with your selected photo.  It took me a while before choosing this picture to customize it with...

After selecting the photo I was able to customize my information for the party including his name, date of the party,  address,  and RSVP information. I chose not to,  but Mixbook  allows you to change the background and add stickers so you can personalize it perfectly to fit you.   Mixbook also allows you  to preview the invitations,  so I knew exactly how it would look,  and then when I was happy with my creation I submitted it for shipment.  The process was extremely easy and took only minutes. 

When I received the thirty invitations I was pleased that they also included the envelopes,  so everything was ready to seal and send(or hand out).  The image was bright and the invitations looked even better than I expected!  I have already handed out a few and even though one person is going on a trip that week they still asked me to get one because they were so impressed with the cute little photo on it.  I can't wait to start handing them out and see the reaction from the recipients.  I know they will be just as impressed as I am!



The invitations are not just some old invitation that you will throw out,  Mixbook invitations can be cherished for years.  I am certainly going to use one on one of my scrap book pages.  Speaking of,   Mixbook also offers a Scrapbook that you can create.  This is great for people that do not have the time to make a regular scrapbook and the great thing is that it comes out looking extremely professional.  Mixbook Invitations and products will certainly put a smile on the recipients face,  so why not create your next invitations or photo book at Mixbook!

Learn More:  To learn more visit Mixbook on their website,  connect with them on Facebook,  and follow them on Twitter. 

With Christmas coming soon it would be a good idea to head on over to Mixbook and create some personalized Christmas Cards.  They offer a broad selection of designs inlcuding flat cards, folding cards, and even ornament shaped cards!  You will find a huge ammount of templates - all fully customizable to your needs and demands.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

4 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

That sounds easy enough. I have tried some sites that you make your own cards, invitations etc.. They were so hard to figure out that I gave up.

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JENNi said...

those invites turned out super cute! Mixbook always has nice things, I love my photo book I ordered from them a while back!