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Pampered Chef: I might need a vistaprint intervention

  1. sk8rgrrl99

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    I think I'm addicted to vistaprint. I just can't stay off that website. I've designed logos, played with all the designs on just about every product available. Luckily I haven't spent more than $20 or so on there... I do know when to walk away before purchasing but I can't stop designing Pampered Chef marketing materials!
     
    May 13, 2009
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  2. Hahahahahaha! It's too bad we can't set up a group PC account! I envy folks like you that are creative. I got the logic gene and very little of the design gene
     
  3. sk8rgrrl99

    sk8rgrrl99 Member

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    I'm not sure I really have the creativity gene either but I can't resist playing.
     
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  4. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    We need to suggest to vista print that they have a share a design option for us!
     
  5. PamperChefCarol

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    I just ordered a free small banner from them!!! Yes, I too am a Vista Print addict. Can't wait, and am hoping I have it for a Women's Expo on Sunday.
     
  6. BlessedWifeMommy

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    I totally get getting hooked on Vista Print.

    Please share your designs! If you preview your item (from the design portfolio) you can right click and save the image to your computer, then upload it here!
     
  7. stefani2

    stefani2 Veteran Member

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    that is hilarious Sarah! I have stayed away because I know I would be needing an intervention as well. haha
     
    May 13, 2009
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  8. sk8rgrrl99

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    Hmmm.. I might have to put them on photobucket or something. They are too big to upload.
     
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  9. PamperChefCarol

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    Ok, here's my banner.
     

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  10. annew

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    LOVE this!!
     
    May 14, 2009
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  11. kaseydee

    kaseydee Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Super cute Carol!
     
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  12. PamperChefCarol

    PamperChefCarol Veteran Member

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    And you can't beat the price!!
     
  13. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Love that banner Carol!
     
    May 14, 2009
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  14. PamperChefCarol

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    I ordered the small one, and I know as soon as I see it I will be kicking myself for not ordering a bigger size! It's 3.5 ft by 1.5 ft, so it's readable from a bit away, which I think will work for right now. And, as I said, you can't beat the price.. FREE!
     
  15. sih

    sih Novice Member Silver Member

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    I am just getting hooked on it! I started looking at it all when Paulette was over today. :)
     
    May 18, 2009
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  16. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Hi I'm Paulette and not only am I an addict... I turn others into addicts too.

    ;)
     
    May 18, 2009
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  17. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    They have tote bags now too!!!!!
     
    May 18, 2009
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  18. sih

    sih Novice Member Silver Member

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    LOL Paulette
     
    May 18, 2009
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  19. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    LOL! You bad influence you!
     
  20. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Carol, That's a GREAT Banner! Love it!
     
  21. KellyRedHead

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    Hi all of you Vista Junkie's!!!!!!!!!!!! :love:

    I am trying to make a window cling thru Vista and I am having a hard time finding anything cooking related or one with a Chef's hat or anything close to what I have seen here already done.

    I tried uploading my chef's hat I have in my avatar, but it didn't like the file??

    Any help would be appreciated. Either tell me how to upload the chef's hat or tell me how you all got such great designs!

    Thanks!!
    Kelly V
     
    May 18, 2009
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  22. BlessedWifeMommy

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    Kelly, It depends on the product, but they usually charge $4.95 to upload a design.

    Just curious, where are you planning on using the window cling? If it is on a car, I would be careful. I read their installation instructions and it says they are not meant for car windows. This info isn't on the product description page.
     
  23. KellyRedHead

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    I was planning on using it on my car?? Thanks for letting me know I will have to look into that.
    I saw someone's on here that was made on Vista and she had it on her back side windows. Looked like a SUV, not sure who it was.

    I saw they charged the fee for uploading the photo (well charge you when you finally use it) but I can't for the life of me get it to upload, it tells me it is a bad file??


    Kelly V.
     
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  24. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Start with a blank template. You can browse art from there to add. They have a nice chef hat. Otherwise many of the templates you can cut stuff out you do not want. I had written out specific instructions on how I did my biz cards a while ago. I will try to find the thread. It will give an idea of the things you can do.

    here are the instructions on how I made my buis card

    Go down the list and click on the free Prem Buis cards “get started” link
    In the search designs box type “yellow sunflower”
    Click select design on the one with the big yellow flower with the blue background. It was right at the top for me.
    Click on advanced editing (under card sample)
    Put your cursor over the buis card, it will come up with options to dbl click or right click. Right click to unlock and resize. Then click “crop”
    Resize the box (by holding down your left mouse button over a corner of the box) till all that is inside the box is blue background. Click “OK”
    Click the box (to the top right of the card) that says “ “add image
    Click the “search our image library” link
    Type chef hat into the search box
    One of the images will be 4 chef hats in a row, click that one
    You will have to crop this like before. Drag the box so it is tight around 1 of the hats/whisk. Click “OK”

    You can resize and move the hat around wherever you like
    You can also now add your info. You can change font style, size and color by highlighting the text in the box and then selecting from the menu above the card.
    The boxes with the text can also be resized and moved around.
    Make sure you hit the “save for later” button (lower left under Optionally you can tab) every now and then.

    here is my card:
     

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  25. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Quick question....do these banners come with grommets, or do you have to order the adhesives?

    Also, do you mind if snag your design? :D
     
  26. chefann

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    Just remember that we are supposed to put the registered trademark symbol (®) after TPC.
     
    May 19, 2009
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  27. Oooh the car magnet has several chef hat designs AND an apron!

    I hope i don't get this addiction :p
     
  28. sk8rgrrl99

    sk8rgrrl99 Member

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    I will pray that we didn't pass it on to you. I'm definitely addicted. I'm going to have to go to VistaPrint annonymous!
     
    May 19, 2009
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  29. Just curious...how much information do you feel comfortable including on the car magnet/cling...I feel so iffy sharing my details yet I do understand that is the point...

    Basically I am thinking I need to include my name and phone number. That ought to be great the next time someone on the beltway gets road rage....
     
  30. sk8rgrrl99

    sk8rgrrl99 Member

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    I put on my name, phone number and web address. And right now I have it on the side... I'm a little nervous about putting it on the back right now.
     
    May 19, 2009
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  31. Care to share which keyboard strokes make this symbol?
     
  32. Wow this IS addicting! I should get my kids in on this, they would have a blast designing things!

    How 'bout praying I make enough to pay for all of this! :D
     
  33. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    OMG! Don't pay for any of it, unless it's a couple of bucks to get the backs printed in color... sign up for their emails and you'll get 4-5 a week with free offers.

    This page has freebies on tote bags, premium business cards, postcards, flyers, return address labels, and letterhead. It's from the email I got yesterday.
    http://ebm.e.vistaprint.com/c/tag/hBKEUSOAZdBOAB7t4zPA-UWmcW9/doc.html?email=
     
    May 19, 2009
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  34. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    And here's today's offers: The Bargain Blitz

    There are 14 freebies on that one: prem. biz cards, standard postcards, oversized postcards, brochures, keychains (there's an awareness ribbon one that you can change to pink for a HWC handout), letterhead, T-shirts, flyers, small magnets, large magnets, pens, note cards, rubber stamps, and mouse pads.
     
    May 19, 2009
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  35. Ann, I was just trying to be cute but I thank you for sharing, you are a very protective PC mommy and I like that. I do get their newsletters (I ran an accounting firm for 11 years) but never dabbled into advanced design before and I'm having so much fun!

    The car magnet small sized is free, but the large one costs a few bucks and I'm ok with that, I like the design and format but I could still stand a few prayers ;)
     
  36. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I do not put my name

    Here is my newest magnet...
     

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    May 19, 2009
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  37. Great, now I have more playing to do! Can you tell baby is napping today?

    How do I attach a thumbnail as others have done?
     
  38. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    If the picture is on your computer, in the post message pane go to manage attachemnts then browse your computer click on it and upload.
     
    May 19, 2009
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  39. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Save the preview of the item on your computer, then upload it as an attachment. If you want it to just show up as a full-size image, then you need to upload it to a picture sharing service (like Photobucket or Picasa) first.
     
    May 19, 2009
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  40. Here's how I had fun today, in case anyone is seeking designs. I decided to do more "food" imaging than the chef's hat as it turned out....
     

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  41. Jolie_Paradoxe

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    I love you girls! = )

    Adding my 2 cents....I'm ULTRA paranoid so I do not list my phone number on the magnets. I simply list my website and services offered on the car magnet....I worked in Crisis Intervention at The Rape Crisis Center, and it's amazing what some people are willing to do and how easy it is for Pedophiles and others to harm with just a little too much info.
     
  42. esavvymom

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    Ok...I would love to make this banner, but I can't get the "dots" in the banners. Where did you find it? Size, etc?

    The banner from Merrill , well, let's just say I wasted my money! You can barely read it (light blue with White lettering?? Who thought of THAT color combination? And where did the light blue come from?)
     
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