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Freebie Wednesday: Free Window Stories Pack

September 18, 2019

Freebie Wednesday: Free Windows Stories Pack

 

The Hungry JPEG brings you the Free Windows Stories Pack (characters, elements, seamsless patterns and pre-made designs by Geni Vladi.  Available for 6 days only, so don’t miss out!

 

This product comes with a complete commercial license.

 

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Nuts and Bolts: Stock Card Creations Unmatched Image.

September 13, 2019

Nuts & Bolts – Stock Card Creations Unmatched Image


As I continue to update some of my own Stock Card Creation cards that had unmatched images, I’d like to share some before and after images and highlight a note about updating meta-date to reflect the new image.

Don’t be discouraged if at first you do not find a near identical image. If you explore enough and try different search terms you will find an image that will work and may even be a breath of fresh air.
Before:

 

New Stock Image:

Since breed names are key to include because dog lovers are fanatics about their favorite breeds, it was important for me to update the meta-data for this card from “black lab” (Labrador, retriever, and other related variations) to “beagle” accordingly in the card title, keywords as well as Artist’s Notes.

 

NOTE: A few tips to make things easier:

 

– After updating the image and card you are brought back to the Manage Cards page, often not to the card you were working on.  Beforehand, simply write down or paste on a notepad the pid# of the card you’re working on and if you are not brought right back to it in Manage Cards enter the pid# in the “Find Specific Cards by: Product ID” box on the left. This brings you to the card to click the all important orange RESUBMIT button.

– If the stock image you choose is a different orientation than the original image that’s ok.  One little oddity is the inside verse image will show in the old orientation.  Use the orange button “Save and Edit Inside Verse” to correct this, simply click on the inside text image box (as if you’re going to edit the text) and click the orange button “Save” and it will correct itself.

– When updating a series and using the same new stock image, be sure to note the new stock image id.  When updating the image for the balance of the series simply enter this stock image id into the search box to locate the image quickly vs search terms and re-searching for the desired image.

 

– Lastly, I add the following comment at the end of my Notes to Reviewer “updated with new stock image”.

 

Please see this prior post on Unmatched Image Card Tips

 

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy

GCU Community Manager

Wanted New Cards: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.

September 12, 2019

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Wanted Cards – National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day 

 

This new category is in need of cards:

 

 

We’d like you to create at least one card for these categories using the Stock Cards function 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 specific, be inventive, be clever, be creative. Go for it!

Freebie Wednesday: 50 Handcrafted Schooltime Objects.

September 11, 2019

Freebie Wednesday:

 

Creative Fabrica has a free collection of 50 Handcrafted Schooltime Objects. (over 50 PNG files with black-and-white objects (300 DPI, 2500×2500 px)
30 PNG files with color spots (300 DPI, 2500×2500 px) and 5 JPG pictures with all sets) 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: Pantone Fashion Colors 2020

September 10, 2019
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The Pantone Color Institute, Pantone’s trend forecasting and color consultancy, the Fashion Color Trend Report is your guide to the season’s most important color trends. This report features the top 12 colors, as well as four classic neutrals, we can expect to see on the New York runway as fashion designers introduce their new spring/summer collections.

 

 

 

Nuts and Bolts: Custom Card Requests, Be Holiday Ready.

September 6, 2019

Nuts & Bolts – Custom Card Requests, Be Holiday Ready 
 
Were you out of town, on vacation or temporarily too busy to accept custom requests? With Summer coming to a close and school back in session, be sure to set shoppers expectations by having your Custom Request setting and message accurately reflect your availability.

 

Holiday card sales are in full swing and we usually see an increase in custom design requests.
Make sure you are ready!  Double check that your setting is YES if you are available for custom requests.  Additionally update your message to shoppers that reflects your turnaround time or holiday deadlines.

 

Setting and message changes are via the Global Preferences page.

 

Please see this related posting for more about Custom Requests.

 

See this prior Custom Card Requests, Holiday Ready post for more tips.

 

TIPS
* There can be up to a 24 hour delay in your updated message displaying on the site.
* Since there are often email deliver-ability issues it is wise to check the Manage Custom Request tool periodically to make sure you have not overlooked any requests.

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy

GCU Community Manager

Wanted New Cards: Pet Sympathy Euthanasia Cats / Horses.

September 5, 2019

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Wanted Cards – Pet Sympathy Euthanasia Cats / Horses

 

Shoppers turn to cards for many occasions where they are at a loss for words.  A card that resonates with them and shares the sentiment they want to convey and in a verse that they cannot utter themselves.

 

Please consider creating cards for Pet Euthanasia Sympathy cards specifically for Cats and Horses.
These cards will go here:

 

Also consider card submissions for smaller pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, hamsters, reptiles & birds.

 

Please use a caring and tender heart in the images and verses you choose.  These cards are similar to the loss of a pet sympathy cards but more specific in verse as to the difficult decision of euthanasia.
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