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Wanted New Cards: Christmas Landlord / Property Manager / Tenant.

November 14, 2019

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Wanted Cards – Christmas Landlord / Property Manager / Tenant

 

Tenants and landlords should forge a respectful and amicable relationship.  It will benefit both parties to make living conditions, interactions and needs. Although it’s a business relationship, it’s personal.

 

A holiday card is a great way to foster a valued relationship.
Please consider creating Christmas cards for these categories in need under
>> Landlord
>> Tenant
>> Property Manager

 

We’d like you to create at least one card for these categories using Stock Card Creations or your own graphic designs.

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

Freebie Wednesday: Merry Christmas Unicorn Graphics.

November 13, 2019

Freebie Wednesday:

 

10 Merry Christmas Unicorns are ready for your winter cards! Use them also for web, mugs, T-Shirts, wall-papers and everything else, and let your winter be like a fairy tale! It’s free at Creative Fabrica for another 2 days so you better make sure you don’t miss out!

 

This product comes with a complete commercial license.

 

Nuts and Bolts: Inside Verse Tips.

November 8, 2019

Nuts & Bolts – Inside Verse Tips

 

GCU has always said that cards with inside verses sell better than unversed cards.
Aside from the message and content of your inside verse there are many more technical aspects to consider.

 

Here are a few previous posts to help you:

 

Inside Verse – Font Size * Age of Recipient *
Inside Verse – Font Size *General legibility *

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy

GCU Community Manager

Wanted New Cards: Money / Gift Card Enclosed.

November 7, 2019

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Wanted Cards – Money / Gift Card Enclosed 
 
It is very common for money or a gift card to be given in lieu of a physical gift. The beauty is one size fits all!  Especially for occasions like quinceanera, bar mitzvah / bat mitzvah, Chinese New Year, graduation and baptism & christening. Although GCU cards do not have a special fold or pocket to hold the money or gift card, shoppers are certain to find the perfect card for their special occasion.
Please consider creating new Money / Gift Card Enclosed cards for these categories in need of cards:
 
 
 
 
 
NOTE: please be sure to include a note like the following in your Artist’s Notes that serves as a product description and properly sets the shoppers’ expectations:
“A regular card with no interior flap but which will still hold a Bar Mitzvah monetary present perfectly”

Freebie Wednesday: Snow backgrounds.

November 6, 2019

Freebie Wednesday:

 

Walk in a Winter Wonderland with these free Snow Backgrounds (by Paper Farms). They are available for free for another 6 days on the Hungry Jpeg site, so don’t miss out!

 

 

This product comes with a complete commercial license.

 

Inspiration Station: Bible Inspiration.

November 5, 2019
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Inspiration Station: Bible Inspiration (originally posted in 2015).

Many categories lend themselves to religious cards with Bible verses such as Get Well, Congratulations, Sympathy and others. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out Pinterest – a fantastic resource. One caveat you should heed: not all Bible translations are in the public domain. Some are copyrighted. If you find a verse you like, be sure you use a non-copyrighted version of the Bible (such as the King James) in your designs. Use your own judgment as to which verse will be most appropriate and relevant for your intentions.

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Here are some links where you can get inspired:

Bible Verses for Girls

Encouraging Bible Verses

Bible Verses for Tough Times

Bible Verses Collection

Elsewhere on the Internet, you’ll find other sites of interest.

25 Bible Verses to Give You Peace

Health Bible Verses

18 Bible Verses for Sympathy Cards

Dash of Inspiration: November 2019 Design Challenge

November 1, 2019
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Hello everyone! Hard to believe this is the last challenge of the year! Let’s try something new and creative this month – my apologies for not having an example prepared, but I was without electricity more days in October than I was with power, so I’m behind in all things. Now for something completely different. Are you up for the challenge?

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Theme: Fusion Design

Requirements:

  • Create a brand new design by choosing at least two objects from the list of eight objects below and creating a greeting card design. You may use more than two, all of them, or add additional items, including people and animals – but a minimum of two from the list must be clearly visible and important elements in the overall card design and message.

a musical instrument – a fishbowl – a book – eyeglasses/sunglasses – a feather – a seashell – a mask – a piece of fruit

  • Write your own verse/message, be creative and write a message that clearly speaks to your imagery, occasion and recipient.
  • Blank verse will not be considered for entry in this challenge.

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Entry Deadline: Saturday, November  30th

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How to Enter: Post the PID (card number) and the URL (public storefront link – please WAIT for the card to be available in the public marketplace, please DO NOT post a link to your Manage Cards area) as a post in the challenge blog. We’ll forward your entry to the jury.

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Category:

  • Any category well-suited to the imagery/occasion/message.

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Rules:

  • Submission must meet GCU’s Submission Guidelines and be Approved through the usual Review Cycle– Fast Track your submission with this in the Notes to Reviewer: November Design Challenge Submission here is the link to the blog post: (include THIS blog post URL)
  • Only ONE card per artist per challenge.
  • Submissions must be NEW, no existing designs.
  • Your entry must meet the Challenge Requirements and Theme or it will not be included in the challenge.
  • Stock Card Creations entries will not be accepted.
  • Your designs should differ from those already offered in the category of your choice to offer shoppers a variety of choices, not more of the same.

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BLIND Judging: We hope each of you enters every month. Entries are submitted anonymously for judging by the GCU Challenge Jury which means that before and during the challenge, judges do not have any way of knowing what artist is behind each entry. This eliminates any and all concerns with ‘favoritism’. Results will post on the Community Blog. The jury will judge the entries on the following criteria:

  • How well the card meets the Challenge Requirements and Theme.
  • How well the card speaks to the Category the artist chooses for the card submission.
  • Creativity, Execution and Marketability.

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Winners: 1st Place:

  • The winning designer’s card and store will be featured on the GCU Public Blog the blog which customers view and follow.
  • As well as featured on the GCU Public Facebook Page over 57,000 followers, now THAT’S exposure!
  • The winning card will be Design of the Day following the announcement of the winners (within 48-hours).

    EXCEPTION: Horizontal (landscape) cards may not be featured as DOD due to GCU Home Page space restrictions. In these cases, GCU will choose a different vertically oriented card from your store to feature as DOD. Thank you for your understanding and apologies for this limitation.

  • The winning card will be added to the Greeting Card Universe Design Challenge Winners Pinterest Board – currently GCU’s Pinterest Page followers: 4K!
  • The winning card, should the artist choose, may be referenced in a new series by the winning artist and he/she may Fast Track all cards in the new series (being sure to give the Challenge URL and winning card PID in your Notes to Reviewer for each card in this series).
  • Winning card will be included in a marketing email to over 100,000 customers!
  • GCU will create a Meet the Team board for the winning artist under the Pinterest GCU account where the winning artist will be able to pin and promote her own storefront and all that makes them a unique card designer and one of GCU’s artistic community team member.
  • Winning card will be posted on GCU’s Instagram with 6,800 followers and counting!
  • GCU will create a Meet the Team board for the winning artist under the Pinterest GCU account where the winning artist will be able to pin and promote her own storefront and all that makes them a unique card designer and one of GCU’s artistic community team member.
  • NEW! – 10 free greeting card credits added to your GCU account. Apply them at checkout and they never expire.
  • NEW! – A Design Challenge GCU digital award!

2nd Place:

  • Your submission will be Design of the Day the following week of announcing the Challenge winners (within 7-days).

    EXCEPTION: Horizontal (landscape) cards may not be featured as DOD due to GCU Home Page space restrictions. In these cases, GCU will choose a different vertically oriented card from your store to feature as DOD. Thank you for your understanding and apologies for this limitation.

  • Your card will be added to the Greeting Card Universe Design Challenge Winners Pinterest Board.
  • Winning card will be included in a marketing email to over 100,000 customers!
  • Winning card will be posted on GCU’s Instagram with 6,800 followers and counting!
  • NEW! – 5 free greeting card credits added to your GCU account. Apply them at checkout and they never expire.
  • NEW! – A Design Challenge GCU digital award!

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Tips:

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Be inspired to create and learn something new!

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