Chirply is building a community of artists and design lovers that want to make better stuff through better design! Initially we are trying to make better greeting cards. We all know greeting cards are tacky & sappy - and Chirply is going to change that with your help!
The audience includes hipsters and young moms! basically, people like us :) We want to create greeting cards that speak to us - we care about awesome illustration and design, paper quality, and overall aesthetics. They are the same folks that are part of Threadless.com and Etsy.com! Like I said, people like us!
The mission is simple: Create an awesome greeting card - something you wish someone would give to you, rather than the crap that the big corporations sell to you.
The design is open-ended, so just be creative! You can make a valentines card, mothers day card, birthday card, thank you card, congratulations card, or just make an amazing art card with no event theme so it can be used for anything! Just make it artistic, fun, beautiful - just make it awesome!
You can choose to write your own message inside the card, or you can choose to leave the inside blank.
You can download the template we would like the card done in here:
http://www.chirply.com/contests (the template is in the left hand margin).
The dimensions of the card unfolded are 9.75 x 6.75 inches, and folded it is 6.75 x 4.875 inches. You can choose to make a landscape or portrait card - both the templates can be found in the above link.
One caveat: please don't make a holiday card - unfortunately it's a bit too late to get everything ready in time.