So, my photos arrived last night (btw, what's up with the mail man coming after 5 p.m.?) and they were ... not great. The bottom was cut off so there's no white space below the text and the text itself is a pixelated mess. Don't even get me started about how the colors don't match what's on my computer screen. I used the Pioneer Woman's 70s action on all the photos so there'd be a nice vintage feel to the card and unify all the photos across a common color palette. Ha! Instead of it looking all cool and retro it's dark and gloomy. The picture of us at Oaktoberfest has my face completely shadowed out and my skin tone is a lovely shade of zombie. I can attest that it does not look like that in the original picture. The strange thing is I've never really had problems with Shutterfly's print quality which is why I continue to recommend using them. I've written to customer service and am hoping that they'll refund my money. I didn't spend a lot, but it's $10 more dollars that isn't being thrown away.
In the meantime, I've redesigned the card to be a bit simpler and have sent the photo to a one-hour printer in the area. I'm hoping to pick it up a bit later so that I can get these cards assembled tonight. I plan on addressing them tomorrow and then dropping them in the mail before the end of the week. Once I get everything assembled and ready to go I'll share pics of the final creation.