Using A Magazine For A Pregnancy Reveal

by

Announcing a pregnancy can be one of the most exciting reveals that women and couples can do when the time comes. Bringing a child into your life is also one of the most beautiful things to ever happen and the moment is truly unforgettable. For men and women alike, there’s a new trend which includes a fun way to reveal to everyone that you’re having a baby (which for reaction videos, are always priceless), and they can get pretty unique. But what about announcing it via something a bit more creative and unique? A “hot off the presses” magazine cover sounds like the perfect way to do so!

pregancy

  • This method allows the future parents to get creative with their idea, in more ways than just a simple photo. While you can use any photo you’d like of the parents, other things can be placed into the cover as well, such as the godparents (if you’ve chosen them already) and more.
  • You can date the magazine in the future, or the present! This is a perfect way to generate buzz about the tentative due date, which can help others plan their time accordingly and allow them to be available for the birth, should you want anyone there for the baby’s first moments.
  • It can be tailored to gender as well, if you know it. Should you find out the gender in advance, you can tailor your colors to represent a boy, or a girl! This also presents a great opportunity to create funny headlines about the name of the baby, or process in which he or she will be named. Something along the lines of “The Great Debate Over Middle Names” is something to consider.
  • It’s unique. We’ve seen the can of Prego sauce before, and the other forms of reveals can get a bit vanilla. While they’re all cute and exciting, something a bit more unique might be on your radar, and this is the best way to utilize your creative juices.

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor to make your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

How To Create A Unique Party Invite

by

Party invitations typically take on a traditional approach — they tell you where and when it’ll be, the dress code, and your RSVP date. But let’s be honest, who wants the same old invite each time another party happens? In a world where unique is the new ‘in’ trend, something as small as your party invite can be a big way to set your big day apart from the rest. We’ve compiled a few tips below on how you can create a unique magazine cover that doubles as a party invite for your guests!

bday

  • Include All Information. Though this is a fun play on a magazine cover, all necessary information should be included. The time, place, and dress code are a few things to mention. This doesn’t mean you can’t be fun with it, just make sure it’s clear!
  • Spice It Up! Whether you’re planning an extravagant party or a simple get-together, your magazine cover should still replicate that of an authentic one. Keep your headlines bolded, and use colors that will help them stand out. Making sure that everything is legible is a key to a successful magazine cover.
  • Feature Yourself. If the party is for you, it’s a good idea to use a fun photo of yourself to advertise the event! Maybe you’re heading to the bar for a few drinks — feature a picture of yourself enjoying a pint. Remember, this cover is supposed to explain and highlight the event as a whole.
  • Include RSVP Instructions. Whether it’s a call to you or an email back, RSVPing for a party is the easiest way to obtain a headcount — you don’t want to expect a few people and have triple the amount show up! You can include these instructions on the bottom of the cover, which is traditionally where they’d be on other types of invites!

Ultimately, your party is what you make it, and it begins with the excitement you build from the invite itself. By enticing your potential guests with a custom magazine cover as an invite, they’ll be just as ready to party as you are! With instant download available, you can send the invite as either an email, or print it out and send it through the mail!
To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Why A Magazine Makes A Great Retirement Gift

by

The departure of an employee is something commonly seen before the start of a new year — and sometimes, it’s for good reason. Those who’ve done their time in the workforce are often rewarded with the luxury of retirement, and traditionally do so at the end of a fiscal year. For those who are near and dear to their colleagues, gifts are usually given to those who are departing from ]the company. Gift cards, photo albums and t-shirts are all great gifts — but sometimes highlighting their achievements in a memorable way is just as thoughtful. If you know someone taking the retirement plunge, a personalized magazine cover might be a great ‘farewell’ gift idea!

retirement-gift

  • Highlighting professional achievements is easy with a magazine cover. With the ease of adding text, you can include accolades that were accumulated over the years, and make sure that their hard work was noticed and appreciated. Employee of the month, sales awards, and many more all find a perfect place to rest on the cover of a magazine
  • Including their hobbies is also a great way to recognize your coworkers. If he/she is the type to talk about fishing and their prized ‘trophy catch’, a quirky caption about how he/she manages their tackle box like his/her stock portfolio fits perfectly!
  • A good way to make them feel remembered is to include captions about what life might be like outside of the office when they’re gone. “What will we ever do without Bill’s wisdom in the morning?” One of the best ways to send off a former employee is to make them feel as if they made an impact with their work, and they were appreciated by all.

 

Before the holidays come and go, make sure you have the perfect gift for your departing colleague. At $9.95 with the option for an instant download, we take the hassle out of searching for a gift, and replace it with something personal, meaningful, and fun!
To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Best Gift Ideas For Coworkers

by

So you’ve decided on a custom magazine cover for your coworker, but you’re stuck on what to put on it — what now? The gift you give to your professional colleagues should be personal, featuring their positives as both a friend inside and outside the workplace. To do so, there are a few things to take note of before creating a personalized gift for the ones you spend 40 (or more) hours per week with. 

best-boss-gifts

  • Include their accolades. If they’re a hard worker, let them know that you appreciate their work. Many times, recognition of hard work is motivation for people to want to continue working hard and doing better. Something along the lines of “ Our Hardest Worker in IT” is something simple and effective that showcases their work, and lets them know that it isn’t going unnoticed.
  • Point Out Funny Moments. If this person is the life of the party at events, it’s sometimes good to create headlines that go along with this theme. Including a headline such as “How John Makes The Office Laugh” is another way to let them know that they’re recognized as someone who’s in good spirit most of the time and puts a smile on everyone’s face.
  • Include Hobbies. Point out some hobbies that this person may have outside of the workspace — something that makes them who they are. If he/she is a great golfer, make sure to highlight their skills as well. Using a line that explains how he/she won the company golf outing or ‘could’ve gone pro’ is another headline that gives others an idea as to who they are as a person, and what they’re like outside of the suits and conference calls.

While there are a ton of different things to say, their photo is also going to be a key role in the creation process. If you’re creating a professional looking magazine cover, make sure the picture fits the bill — the same goes for one that appears more casual. You’re sure to find just the right magazine cover template as there are over 80 choices for every holiday, interest and personality.
To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Finding The Perfect Gift For Friends & Family

by

Holiday shopping, while sometimes fun, can also be difficult. Depending on the person you’re gifting, finding the perfect item is often a toss-up. Far too often we hear “I have no idea what to get them!” as the day for exchanging gifts approaches. For some, simple gifts can mean more to someone than an expensive one. If you’re struggling with what to get for a close friend or family member, a custom magazine cover may be just what you’ve been looking for!

 

best-friend-gift

 

    • They’re Completely Custom. Your personalized magazine cover is far from the cookie-cutter gift or the traditional gift card. You have the option of creating everything fro
      m a ‘best friend’ cover to a sports themed cover, with many options in between.
    • You Can Share Old Memories. Because you can customize every part of the text on the cover, inside jokes and quirky quotes can be placed anywhere you see fit on the image. This is a great way to get a few laughs out of the gift, especially if it’s synonymous with a habit of theirs that others know about!
    • Instant Delivery. Sometimes you’re in a pinch and need to find that perfect last minute gift. With instant delivery, you won’t need to rush around looking for a perfect gift at the last minute! If you do have extra time, YourCover can also print, frame, and ship your gift to your door while you finish the rest of your shopping.

 

 

While shopping may cause a bit of stress now, the ease of this particular gift allows you to effectively check someone special off of your list, while giving them something entirely personal and fun. Additionally, if you’re strapped for time, our instant download option provides you with your custom gift within minutes of your order being placed.

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

3 Things You Can Do With Your Magazine Cover

by

Believe it or not, a custom magazine cover has a ton of different uses once it’s created. Not only does it make a great gift for a family member or friend, it has lots of uses beyond being a unique gift. Here are a few suggestions on different ways to use a personalized magazine cover to make your party or event extra special.

uses-1

Cake Image

Let’s say you want to use the image for a birthday party and you’re low on options. With the availability of a digital download, you can make your magazine cover and then bring the file to your local baker or ice cream parlor and have the image printed onto a cake. This option allows you to spice up the look of the dessert for everyone to enjoy. In addition to being on the cake, print out a copy of the cover and frame it — now you have used the magazine cover for more than one purpose! Plus, it makes a great photo opportunity for the birthday girl/boy.

Sign In Board

For parties, a magazine cover can be used to show off the star of your party.. At many large events such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, milestone anniversary or birthday parties, a sign in book is often in the front of the venue. Go big & get rid of the book and print your magazine cover as a poster, mount it on foam core and stand it on an easel at the entrance with magic markers. Your guests can now ‘sign in’ on the board and leave a heartwarming message for the star of the day. The cover poster will be a wonderful piece of memorabilia to reflect on for years to come.

Trading Cards

Instead of the typical sports themed cards given out to family and friends, a fake magazine cover is a great way to have them done the DIY way, and save yourself a few dollars in the process. Most sports photographers offer only the child’s photo on a card without any personalized text. Use the cover editor to completely customize the text on the card, and make use of your creative side to create an entirely unique and personalized card!

When you’re ready to get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover..  To create your personalized magazine cover choose a template that matches your event or the cover star’s interests or personality.. With an instant download option and a low price of $9.95, there’s no better ‘just because’, last minute, or personalized gift to give to that special someone! For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!

 

Why A Magazine Cover Is A Great Teacher Gift

by

With the main holidays of the year approaching, it sometimes becomes hard to give gifts to

certain people. With the kids in school all day, it’s often a good idea to repay their teacher with a small gift. Aside from the run-of-the-mill gifts that many give, a customized magazine cover can be the perfect way to show your appreciation for the dedication given to your child day in  and day out.

teachercover

– Personalize the magazine cover to be all about their life and interests. Let’s say their teacher loves to go hiking or play soccer — you can feature them doing what they love while also tying in their profession. For example, the headline ‘kicking the kids into high gear’ on a soccer cover serves as a great way to play with wording.

– They can display it in class. Sure, a box of doughnuts or a cake is also a great idea, but it’s a short lived treat. A magazine cover can be placed somewhere and on display forever, allowing him/her to show it proudly. As a bonus, you can also have your children design a custom frame to put the magazine cover in for a truly personal touch.

– It can be added to a basket of other goodies! With an instant download price of $9.95, this is the perfect way to add another custom addition to a small basket of goodies for your teacher. If the class is pitching in to make one big gift basket, this is a great item that won’t be repeated. Showing your appreciation for your teachers doesn’t have to be a difficult job. In a few easy steps, you can create an entirely unique gift that can be admired for years. A fake magazine cover is a great addition. To get started, visit our cover editor page here!

 

The Best Sports Themed Covers

by

Every child has the dream of getting on the cover of his/her favorite magazine. When it comes to the little athlete in your life, nothing makes them smile more than the recognition of their hard work — and what better way to show your appreciation than displaying it for everyone to see? Instead of tossing any old photo into a frame, take that action shot and bring it to life on a personalized magazine cover. With endless options for every sport and publication, you’re sure to light up the face of your baserunner with an unforgettable gift.

1382989_10151947802183846_881097882_n 1381342_10151947800773846_1604916907_n

Sports Illustrated Themes

For the Sports Illustrated fanatic, use the blank template to recreate this iconic magazine cover. By adding your child’s favorite photo to our cover editor, you’ll be able to edit text in a number of places, adding things like their ‘favorite pre-game snack’ and ‘the game-winning home-run interview’. This cover is sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone, and your child can proudly show off their cover to everyone who enters the home. This sure beats small trading card photos that can get lost rather easily.

Gifts For The Team

The traditional pizza party typically follows the last game of the season — why not add a twist to the fun? Grab a ‘Champions’ themed magazine cover, and include a photo of the whole team. You can customize the text to be all about the season along with stats and inside team memories and jokes like the ‘must-know high-five tactics for winning’ and much more. Each child will cherish the memory of their season and their first magazine feature.

Coaches

The heart and soul of each team dedicates hours upon hours to his/her craft. At the end of the season, show your appreciation and create a ‘Best Coach’ cover for them. Featuring things like ‘The must know winning strategy’ and ‘the pep-talk of a lifetime’ are just a few things you can feature on the cover to show your gratitude to the ones who have dedicated their time to help your child’s team.

When you’re ready to get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating the magazine cover for the ages. With an instant download option and a low price of $9.95, there’s no better personalized gift to give to that special athlete or coach! For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook, and find us on Pinterest!

 

DIY Frames You Can Make At Home

by

So you’ve got your personalized magazine cover all set, but haven’t decided on a frame to put it in yet. Why not spend an hour and make one? Using an existing frame, you can customize the frame for your magazine cover with personal flair, and make use of that old frame collecting dust. Armed with household items and a trip to the dollar store, construct the best picture frame imaginable — whether it’s for you or a friend!

Wooden Frames

gluefromcorners_twigpictureframe_carlabrown_695x316

For the outdoorsy magazine cover, the supplementing frame would look great as if it too, had just walked out of the woods. Head into the backyard and grab a handful of small twigs that vary in size but are relatively close in girth. From here, break them apart in a size that corresponds with the border of the frame, grab your hot glue gun and glue them around the edge of the frame. Once the glue dries and settles, you’ll have the rustic, outdoorsy frame to correspond with the cover.

Holiday Themed Frames

dsc_2705

If you and the family have recently been featured on your brand new, fake magazine cover for the fall, it’s a great idea to incorporate the seasons into the frame! Using a dab of hot glue and a quick trip to the dollar store, you can score fake leaves and pine cones to decorate the edges/borders of the frame. These soft & warm colors can highlight the magazine cover on the table as you show it off for Thanksgiving dinner — who knows, maybe someone in the family will love your craft; instant holiday gift idea!

Washi Tape

washi-tape

Washi tape is one of the easiest ways to recreate a perfect look from an old picture frame. These pieces of tape typically feature patterns and are easily cut to fit. Grab a few rolls of your favorite color and pattern and start laying them on the frame. If you’ve got a baseball star in the house,vertical pinstriping might be your go-to idea. This way, you can place that personalized Sports Illustrated magazine cover in a custom frame that completes the look inside his/her baseball themed room!

To get started on the personalized magazine cover to put inside your DIY matching frame check out our create-a-cover page here and start designing!  With an instant download available at a low cost of $9.95, you can create the perfect gift for any friend or family member in minutes.

 

How To Create Your Own GQ/Vogue Cover

by

Mastering the craft of a magazine cover can be tough work — especially if you’re not sure where to start! When it comes to replicating the magazine style of Fashion magazines, a number of stylistic choices must be made. For those looking to create the perfect look, we’ve rounded up the best tips to creating a professional looking magazine cover.

vogue-example gq-example

  • Your picture is key. For men and women involved in fashion, attire is everything. Try sourcing a photo that features their outfit as well as a good image of their face. Many magazines such as GQ will focus solely on a waist up shot. For men, this generally always includes a photo in a nice suit, or dress shirt & tie combo. For the ladies, something fashionable is typically a great choice.
  • Keep your color palette simple. If you take a look at most GQ or Vogue magazines, their text occupies a maximum of about four colors. It’s important to develop your theme here and choose accordingly. Larger text should all remain a uniform color, as well as supplementary text remaining consistent throughout. Accenting text can be any color of your choosing!
  • Use negative space to your advantage. Sometimes, it’s hard to read text that’s layered on top of an image. This is where your positioning and font all come together as one. By making the right selection, each tidbit of information can be entirely legible to anyone looking.
  • Make it personal. Just because you’re mimicking a magazine doesn’t mean it can’t be your own spin! Insert funny quotes and quirks that make the person on the cover who they are. After all, it’s their 15 minutes of fame!

When you’re ready to get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating the magazine cover for the ages. You’ll want to choose the blank template to create your GQ or Vogue Titled magazine cover With an instant download option and a low price of $9.95, there’s no better ‘just because’, last minute, or personalized gift to give to that special someone! For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook, and find us on Pinterest!