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Nuts and Bolts: Update Winter Holiday YEAR specific cards.

August 23, 2019

Nuts & Bolts – Update Winter Holiday YEAR specific cards 


Believe it or not, Winter holiday card sales have already begun.  Do you offer Year Specific designs?  Be sure not to miss out on sales or worse, have your card taken offline because you’ve neglected to update it for the new year.
Not only should images be updated but also card titles, keywords and artist notes.  This even applies to custom front designs to make them more marketable and avoid shopper errors.


Please take the time now to update your designs before 9/23.  After 9/23/19, GCU will take any outdated cards offline.
Christmas cards should reflect the current year (2019) and New Year cards should reflect the coming or new year (2020).
TIP: A quick way to pinpoint the bulk of your related cards is to search your storefront entering in the search box “<holiday name year>” ie: “christmas 2018”, “new year 2019”.


The difference is made in the details!



GCU Community Manager

Wanted New Cards: Adult First Communion.

August 22, 2019

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Wanted Cards – Adult First Communion


Please consider creating cards for adults who receive their first holy communion.
The following sub-category is in need of cards:


Similarly, cards for adults are needed for these sub-categories:
>> Confirmation >> Adult
>> Confirmation & First Communion >> Adult


Consider general designs as well as for males and females.

Freebie Wednesday: Papercut Animals Clipart.

August 21, 2019

Freebie Wednesday:


Creative Fabrica has a free collection of cute Papercut Animals Clipart. It’s only avalable for another 2 days so you better make sure you don’t miss out!




This product comes with a complete commercial license.


Rainbow Connection: Seeds Classics II

August 20, 2019


Design Seeds celebrates their 10th Anniversary with a Classic Palettes series:


Nuts and Bolts: Artist Interview Shoaff-Ballanger Studios.

August 16, 2019

Nuts and Bolts: Artist Interview Shoaff-Ballanger Studios
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.
Note: Read about the other rewards and the two new rewards for 2019, in addition to bragging rights, of being a Design Challenge winner.  And be sure to enter August’s Stock Image Only Design Challenge.


The difference is made in the details!



GCU Community Manager

Wanted New Cards: Encouragement Wedding Planning 

August 15, 2019

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Wanted Cards – Encouragement Wedding Planning 
Weddings are wonderful!  Full of love, celebration, beautiful flowers, treasured photos, and family and friends surrounding the newly betrothed couple and of course the dream dress. Rewind to the planning of the grand event and it is often filled with over budgeted stress, tears, mishaps and compromises.
Please consider creating encouragement cards to send individuals involved in the wedding planning who are likely in need of some reassuring, supportive, and even comedic words to lighten the mood and put all the planning into perspective.
The following category and sub-categories are in need of cards:


>> General Wedding Planning
>> For Bride to be
>> For Father of the Bride
>> For Father of the Groom
>> For Groom
>> For Groom and Bride to be
>> For Mother of the Bride
>> For Mother of the Groom
>> For Parents of the Groom
>> For Parents of the Bride
>> Other Wedding Planning


Take a little time to reflect on or research the stressful elements of planning a wedding.  Here is a good one for starters, Why Wedding Planning is So Stressful

Freebie Wednesday: Free Leaves and Wildflowers

August 14, 2019

Freebie Wednesday:


The Hungry JPEG has a beautiful freebie on offer. Free Leaves and Wildflowers are seamless patterns by Juliasuena is only available for 1 Week, so don’t miss out!






This product comes with a complete commercial license.


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