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Wanted New Cards: Anniversary Cards from Pet

May 25, 2017

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Wanted Cards – Anniversary Cards from Pet

 

Furred, feathered or finned, a anniversary congratulations card from the pet is a cute way for a couple to enjoy a wedding anniversary, especially if the family pet is their only or favorite child.

 

Please consider creating cards from different kinds of pets for this category:
Occasions >> Anniversary – Wedding >> From Pet 

 

We’d like you to create at least one card for these categories using the Stock Cards function (Bigstock) or your own graphic designs.

Remember, when you’re submitting your new card, add a little note about the intended category in your Notes to Reviewers. Be inventive,  be clever, be creative. Go for it!

Nuts and Bolts: PayPal Payment Method

May 19, 2017

Nuts & Bolts – PayPal Payment Method

 

There is only one day that trumps payday. The day you actually receive your pay! GCU pays artists on a quarterly basis (payments are issued within 30 days after the end of each quarter). GCU sends artists’ payments via mailed check or PayPal. GCU strongly encourages artists to set-up a PayPal account and set their preferred Payment Method in their GCU account to PayPal for a handful of reasons:

 

1. no transaction fees (GCU pays them)
2. instantaneous receipt
3. online deposit – transfer your funds directly to your financial institution
4. avoid mailing address & deliver errors
5. natural disasters – rain, wind, sleet, spilled wine … we’ve seen it all. Some checks take the scenic route, really take a beating needing to be re-issued (means you have to wait even longer)

 

See this related post about earnings and payments.

 

Note: if you are puzzled why you have not received your payment via PayPal, double check in your GCU Account Information that you entered your PayPal account email address correctly.  Also, this sounds so simple but it’s worth saying, you MUST set up a PayPal account in order to receive payments.

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

 

Wanted New Cards: Baking Party Invitations

May 18, 2017

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Wanted Cards – Baking Party Invitations

 

Cakes, cookies, pastries, pies and more!  Let’s fill these new category with sweet, baked confections offering invitations to a Baking Party.

 

Invitations >> Party by Theme >> Baking Party

 

 

and variations for these related birthday invitation categories:

 

 

Please consider the variation of ages.

 

We’d like you to create at least one card for these categories using the Stock Cards function (Bigstock) or your own graphic designs.

Remember, when you’re submitting your new card, add a little note about the intended category in your Notes to Reviewers. Be inventive,  be clever, be creative. Go for it!

Nuts and Bolts: Give Your Low to No Sellers a Facelift

May 16, 2017

Nuts & Bolts – Give Your Low to No Sellers a Facelift

 

Do you have some cards that have been hanging around for a while with low to no sales? Putting a fresh touch on low performing cards that you’re not 100% happy with is a good idea.
Here is a recently updated card by GCU artist Stephanie Laird:

 

Here are some tips:
https://gcucommunity.com/2013/10/01/tips-and-tricks-updating-old-card-designs/

 

And a helpful posting on when to edit an existing card vs starting from scratch:
https://gcucommunity.com/2016/04/29/nuts-and-bolts-change-or-new-submission/

 

TIP: Changing the image of an approved card does carry some risk as the review team does not give it a once over.  If you are changing images on approved cards you are welcome to send an email to the review team with a list of pid#s and ask them for a review.  A second set of eyes never hurts.  If intending to update a like-image collection we suggest you update only one card first and have the review team give it a review before proceeding with the balance.  This will save you time and grief in case your edits to not meet the Submission Guidelines.

 

 

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

 

Wanted New Cards: Doctorate / Doctoral Degree Graduation Grandson & Granddaughter

May 11, 2017

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Wanted Cards – Doctorate / Doctoral Degree Graduation Grandson & Granddaughter

 

Graduation season is upon us!  So many proud families of graduates wanting to celebrate and send congratulatory wishes.

 

This new category is need of cards.

 

 
with many subcategories in need of cards including relations, specifically >> For Grandson and >> For Granddaughter.

 

We’d like you to create at least one card for these categories using the Stock Cards function (Bigstock) or your own graphic designs.

Remember, when you’re submitting your new card, add a little note about the intended category in your Notes to Reviewers. Be inventive,  be clever, be creative. Go for it!

Nuts and Bolts: Stock Card Creations Tab

May 9, 2017

Nuts & Bolts – Stock Card Creations Tab

 

Stock Card Creations is a simple concept and relatively simple tool, however there are many tricks, rules and nuances that can throw you for a loop if you’re not in the know.

 

We have added a Stock Creations page here on the GCU Community Blog, snuggled right up next to the Artist Resources in the header.  We’ve collected all the great tips and tricks from blog posts in one place so you can read up on using this creative tool and making the most of it.

 

This will be particularly helpful if you have not used Stock Creations before and would like to submit and entry into May’s Design Challenge which is a Stock Card Creations only challenge.

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

 

Wanted New Cards: Congratulations Getting your Tattoo

May 5, 2017

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Wanted Cards – Congratulations Getting your Tattoo

 

Offering cards for getting just about anything like ATV, braces, a cast, pierced ears, new houseboat and so much more, we’re adding to the collection congratulations on getting a tattoo!

 

Congratulations >> Getting your Tattoo

 

The following sub-categories are in need of cards:
>> General / Tattoo
>> 1st / First Tattoo
>> Tattoo Removed / Removal
>> Other

 

Consider inking up some cards for someone who gets inked!

 

We’d like you to create at least one card for these categories using the Stock Cards function (Bigstock) or your own graphic designs.

Remember, when you’re submitting your new card, add a little note about the intended category in your Notes to Reviewers. Be inventive,  be clever, be creative. Go for it!

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