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Wanted New Cards: Granddaughter Car Christmas

September 30, 2020

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Wanted Cards – Granddaughter Car Christmas

 

A special request from a shopper:
“My Granddaughter is getting her driver’s license this year and I’d like a Christmas card for her with a car on it.”

 

The shopper will find these cards here:
We’d like you to create at least one card for these categories using the Stock Cards function or your own graphic designs.

 

To expedite the review of these cards, please check Fast Track Review on the card image details page when you create your card and add a Note for Reviewers like “for BLOG– Wanted Cards”.

Sounds like this granddaughter is on the Nice list!

Nuts and Bolts: Artist Interview Melinda Pritzel

September 25, 2020

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Nuts & Bolts – Artist Interview Melinda Pritzel
 
One of the many perks of being a GCU Design Challenge winner is an interview.  These mini-interviews are fun reads and a peek into the makings of the winning card.
Be sure to enter September’s Design Challenge.

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

 

Wanted New Cards: Halloween Invitations.

September 24, 2020

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Wanted Cards – Halloween Invitations

 

While we are all scratching our heads about how to adjust our routines this year, how to celebrate Halloween is one of them.  Traditionally a time when keeping your distance and not touching things is far from the norm. Will there be trick or treating?  What will costume parties look like?

 

People have been creative and ingenious coming up with ideas on how to safely celebrate holidays and other important events during COVID’s social distancing conditions. Celebrating Halloween will be no different.

 

Please consider creating cards for these new Halloween Invitation categories:
>> Halloween Parade
>> Trick or Trunk
>> Virtual Halloween Party

These do NOT have to be COVID specific but if they are please choose your second category as the following which serves as a catch-all for all COVID cards:

 

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

 

To expedite the review of these cards, please check Fast Track Review on the card image details page when you create your card and add a Note for Reviewers like “for BLOG– Wanted Cards”.

Look on the bright side, it IS the season when wearing a mask is expected!

Freebie Wednesday: My Shine (font)

September 23, 2020
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Freebie Wednesday:

 

My Shine is a stunning handwritten font carefully created with a touch of elegance. This font is PUA encoded which means you can access all of the beautiful glyphs and swashes with ease! Avaiable for download on the Creative Fabrica site.

 

 

 

 

This product comes with a commercial license.

 

Nuts and Bolts: Artist Interview Pamela Jorgensen.

September 18, 2020

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Nuts & Bolts – Artist Interview Pamela Jorgensen

 

One of the many perks of being a GCU Design Challenge winner is an interview.  These mini-interviews are fun reads and a peek into the makings of the winning card.
Be sure to enter September’s Design Challenge.

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

 

Wanted New Cards: Thanksgiving Relation Specific.

September 17, 2020

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Wanted Cards – Thanksgiving Relation Specific
 
The following relationship specific subcategories could use some new cards for Thanksgiving.
Aunt & Boyfriend
Aunt & Fiance
Aunt & Fiancee
Aunt & Girlfriend
Aunt & Wife / Both my Aunts
Brother & Boyfriend
Brother & Fiance
Brother & Girlfriend
Brother in Law to be / Future Brother in Law
Cousin & Boyfriend
Father in Law to be / Future Father in Law
Grandnephew / Great Nephew & Family
Grandnephew / Great Nephew & Wife
Grandniece / Great Niece & Family
Grandniece / Great Niece & Husband
Nephew & Fiancee
Nephew & Husband
Niece & Wife
Sister & Boyfriend
Sister & Girlfriend
Son & Husband / Son in Law
Son in Law to be / Future Son in Law
Uncle & Boyfriend
Uncle & Fiance
Uncle & Fiancee
Uncle & Girlfriend
Unce & Husband / Both my Uncles

Note: for like image series, please be sure to add a Note to Reviewer like “this card is based on prior approved card pid#XXXXX”.

Freebie Wednesday: Rainbow Dreams Font.

September 16, 2020
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Freebie Wednesday:

Rainbow Dreams is a bouncy handwritten font with extra font doodles! Includes a doodle font – Rainbow Dreams Extras – with 52 decorative doodles! This font is perfect for quotes, branding, ornaments, shirts, mugs, headings, blogs, logos, invitations and more!

This beautiful freebie is brought to you by KA Designs! Only available for a week on the Hungry Jpeg site, make sure to download it ASAP!

 

 

This product comes with a complete commercial license.

 

Nuts and Bolts: Holiday Custom Request Design Change.

September 11, 2020

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Nuts and Bolts: Holiday Custom Request Design Change.

 

Holiday card sales have begun! For the next few months, we expect to see growing numbers of shoppers coming to find their perfect holiday card. We are already seeing a lot of custom card requests coming in. Many great new custom cards being created resulting in larger sales, happy shoppers, and happy artists! Unfortunately some of the requests are going unanswered by the artist. These are potential sales that you are missing out on.

 

 
Here is a wonderful example by GCU artist Stephie McCarthy:

 

From the shopper:  
Is this Beautiful card available in landscape? We have a wonderful picture to put on inside! Thank you! I would be ordering a dozen or so cards…  
 
Original Card:

 

Resulting Card: 

See this insightful piece on Orientation Considerations.
 
And another excellent example by GCU artist, MGDezigns:  
 
From the shopper:
Hello, I love this card, and was wondering if you had the same design with Happy Holidays on it? Thanks!  
 
Original Card:
Resulting Card: 
See this related piece on Leveraging Designs and specifically the link to Image Use Guidelines on the Forum re: Term Variations specifically.

 

Big holiday kudos to both of these artists for delighting these shoppers and helping them get the perfect holiday card ordered early!

Tip: Remember when submitting a new card that is a variation on a previously approved card to make a note in the Notes to Reviewers the pid# that it is based on.  “Based on approved card PID #12345”.  And remember custom requested cards can be set for FastTrack review.  Just leave the reviewer a little note for that too like “for a shopper’s request #14667 ”.

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

 

Wanted New Cards: Mercats / Purrmaids.

September 10, 2020

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Wanted Cards – Mercats / Purrmaids

 

Different strokes for different folks – people have their interests, sweet spots, and hobbies.  We’ve talked about aficionados of pets, birds, cars, and flowers.
Let’s talk mercats and purrmaids!

 

It’s a thing and their fans (or should I say fins) are crazy about them!  Believe it or not, GCU with any card imaginable, has NO – zero – zilch cards that result in a search for mercats or purrmaids.

 

Please consider creating cards for a variety of occasions featuring mercats / purrmaids.  Note, mercats come in of all colors and ages (think merkittens).
We will begin adding >> Mercat / Purrmaid subcategories to some occasions under >> Mystical / Myths / Fantasy.  Until then, please submit your designs under this subcategory in your occasion’s category (birthday, thinking of you, etc) accordingly:
>> Mystical / Myths / Fantasy

 

and if that does not exist please use:
>> Other

 

As usual, no matter what category your card resides in, its meta-data will serve it best for searching shoppers so be sure to put the key and descriptive terms in your card title, keywords, and Artist Notes.

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

To expedite the review of these cards, please check Fast Track Review on the card image details page when you create your card and add a Note for Reviewers like “for BLOG– Wanted Cards”.

Freebie Wednesday: Free Coffee Time SVG

September 9, 2020

Freebie Wednesday:

 

FREE Coffee Time SVG (by Happy Letters) is the freebie of the week at The Hungry Jpeg.

This freebie includes 24 unique Coffee time illustrations and calligraphy lettering phrases, perfect for decorating all your beautiful works! Comes in AI, PNG, EPS, and SVG formats!

This wonderful freebie is only available for a week so don’t miss out!

 

 

This product comes with a complete commercial license.

 

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