Archive for September, 2010

September 10, 2010

Hot Wedding Trend: Handmade Centerpieces

One of the hottest wedding trends right now is adding a special personal touch to reception décor.  That’s why the Mixbook team has thought up a few easy DIY ideas for charming handmade centerpieces that your guests will adore.  Keep reading below to find out how you can win a 40% off coupon for your next Mixbook photo book!

Photo Trees

All you need to make lovely photo trees is a bunch of sticks from your backyard, your favorite photos, and some crafting items like ribbons, cloth flowers, beads, glitter, glue, and paint.  The basic idea is to attach photos to the branches and then add embellishments that match your wedding theme.  For a weeping willow look, attach a piece of ribbon to your photos and then tie the other end to the branches.  If you’re using tea light candles on your tables, be sure to place them far enough away from the dangling photographs!

You can also glue your photos to the top of the branches to make your centerpiece really look like a tree.  The extra space between photographs can be filled in with small cloth flowers, bows, beads, or anything else you desire to give your photo sculpture the perfect look.

Photo Book Stacks

A centerpiece idea that will give your guests something to talk about is a dressed-up stack of photo books.  Use Mixbook to make any number of books of your favorite moments, and then pretty them up by piling them on a piece of mirror and scattering candles and flower petals on the table.  The great thing about this centerpiece is that you can plan which books to display based on who is sitting at each table.   Add an interesting twist by creating photo books with wedding guest book pages so that your guests can jot down their favorite memories!

Photo Vases

These centerpieces are easy to transport and can be assembled very quickly on site at your wedding reception venue.  All you have to do it group together 4-5 clear glass vases of different shapes and sizes at the center of each table, and then put some river stones or colored-glass pebbles at the bottom of each vase.  Insert a favorite photo, your wedding invitations, or other items that are special to you and in a few minutes, you have elegant centerpieces that won’t take up much of your decoration budget.  Set a few lit candles near your photo vases for a soft, flickering light.  Voila!


Do you have any fabulous creative ideas for wedding centerpieces?  Share them below in the comments section for a chance to win a 40% off coupon for your next Mixbook project.  Check back next week on our Facebook page to see if you’ve won!

September 7, 2010

The World’s Most Customizable Cards Have Arrived

Mixbook introduces the only infinitely customizable solution for making photo holiday cards, wedding invitations, birth announcements, and more.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 7, 2010–Starting today, Internet users can fully design their own custom cards and stationery with a free online tool from Mixbook. Previously, card and stationery design choices were limited to boring pre-made templates. Mixbook enables users to create their own cards from scratch, or to edit any aspect – layout, fonts, stickers, and more – of hundreds of professionally-made designs.

“We were shocked that nobody else had created a service like this,” said Andrew Laffoon, CEO & Co-founder of Mixbook. “All of the other players force users into strict templates that stifle creativity. At Mixbook, users have unlimited freedom to personalize their cards.”

Mixbook customers love the new cards and stationery line, with over 90% of customers actively recommending Mixbook cards to family and friends.

“I loved how flexible the design system was and how unique I was able to make my cards. This was a far better system than I’ve used before on other sites like Shutterfly and Snapfish!” said Sarah Johnson, who ordered thank you cards for wedding guests on Mixbook.

Mixbook’s online card editor offers:

  • Complete Freedom of Design–Users can start from scratch and let their unique ideas come to life using thousands of backgrounds and sticker elements. They can move, crop, rotate, pan and zoom on photos; add stickers and backgrounds; and create custom layouts. The possibilities are endless with Mixbook’s powerful and easy card editor.
  • One-Click Professional Templates–Users can also choose to create cards quickly with fully customizable professional templates for engagement announcements, save-the-date cards, baby birth announcements, baby shower invitations, holiday cards, and more.
  • Environmentally-Friendly, Quality Cards–Mixbook uses high-quality, heavy-weight papers that are ethically sourced from sustainable forests and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance

About Mixbook

Mixbook is a free online service for creating and sharing the world’s most customizable photo books and cards. Mixbook’s intuitive online software allows users to quickly and easily create professional-looking photo masterpieces, and fully personalize them with thousands of free creative elements. Users can then share their creations for free on the web or as high-quality printed books and cards. Mixbook is rated 5.00 out of 5 on Google Products with over 60 reviews. Try out Mixbook at

For more information, please email: press(at)mixbook(dot)com.