Makeover Madness: Week #1

Week #1 of the TpT Seller Challenge has begun and the challenge is to make over a cover product.  (I found directions on the blog Teach Create Motivate.) I have been been working on new covers for the last month or so and have had great results.
Who knew what a difference a new background and better fonts could make?!
Here are some tips that have helped me with me with the cover above as well as others:

1.  First, I changed my cover fonts, making my titles much larger and bolder.  (My favorite fonts are
     from www.kevinandamanda.) In addition to changing the cover fonts, I also changed the titles    
     to what I thought most people would be searching for. For example, the main title in my old   
     cover page (see below) was “Writing Prompts” with “Narratives” written underneath and in   
     smaller type. Since this product will cater more to people searching for "Narrative Writing", 
     rather than "Writing Prompts",  that should be the title that people will see first, as in my new 

2.  Although there is excellent free clip art, I spent money in order to purchase some
     great frames and backgrounds. Many sellers will tell you that you have to spend money on clip  
     art to make great products and I don’t disagree.

3.  Third, I added actual pages from my product to the cover page.  I noticed that when
     I am looking for a product myself, I usually just check out the ones that have pages
     from the product on the cover.  It is one less step for me.  If those pages look interesting,
     I will click on the product to further check it out.  (To do this, just create jpeg images of
     your product and then “Insert pictures” onto your cover page.)

Old Cover
New Cover
Here is one more example:


  1. Your product upgrade came out great! I agree that there is great clipart out there for free, but the purchased clipart seems to add even more :)
    Frampton's FUNdamentals

  2. It really looks great! It really makes a difference.

  3. Hi there! So glad to find you through the TPT Seller Challenge. Your updates look great! Like you, I've invested in some good fonts and clip art. They really add some pop to my products. See you at the next challenge!
    Antoinette :)
    Shoelaces and Sugar Cookies

  4. Thank you so much for the tips! I love your new product cover. I, too, like to see images of actual pages on the front cover of a product! Nicely done!

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it!! Especially the graphics in your title! Amazing! Well done on your Makeover Madness on the TpT Seller Challenge. It looks fabulous, truly great!

    Teaching Autism


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