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Nuts and Bolts: Artist Interview Lisa Crisafi.

April 19, 2019

Nuts & Bolts – Artist Interview Lisa Crisafi


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.

 

Congratulations to Lisa on her 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 remember to enter April’s Design Challenge.

 

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

 

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Wanted New Cards: Gorgious Grandma Day

April 18, 2019

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Wanted Cards – Gorgeous Grandma Day 

 

Uncommon and unusual, that’s us!

 

A shopper has requested more choices for the following category:

There are currently only two cards in the category. Please consider grandmas of all different ages, shapes, and colors. Also consider custom front designs that allow the shopper to personalize the front with their grandma’s name or nickname (ie: Nonna Kate)

Freebie Wednesday: Wattever

April 18, 2019
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Freebie Wednesday:

 

Wattever is a bold and unique handwritten script and it’s free at Creative Fabrica for another 4 days so you better make sure you don’t miss out!

 

 

This product comes with a complete commercial license.

 

Rainbow Connection: Tulips bring Spring!

April 16, 2019

 

Tulips form a genus of spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes. The flowers are usually large, showy and brightly coloured, generally red, pink, yellow, or white. They often have a different coloured blotch at the base of the tepals, internally.

The meaning of tulips is generally perfect love . Like many flowers, different colors of tulips also often carry their own significance. Red tulips are most strongly associated with true love, while purple symbolizes royalty.

 

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

April 12, 2019

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: Beddian and Golden Birthdays

April 11, 2019

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Wanted Cards – Beddian and Golden Birthdays 
 
There are many novel and auspicious dates.  One of which for a birthday is called a Beddian Birthday, which simply means turning the same age as the last two digits of your birth year. So if you were born in 1967 it’s the year you turn 67 (which would be 2034).  You on only have one beddian birthday.
So what if you were born in 2000?  Not much to look forward to as you’ve reached your beddian birthday on the actual day of your birth (age 0).

Similarly there are Golden or Champagne birthdays which is turning the same age as the numeric day of your birthday. So if you were born on the 12th, it’s the year you turn 12. You only have one golden birthday as well.

To add more choices and variety for shoppers, please consider adding new cards to both of these categories.  Your submissions can be generic or age/date specific.

 

The cards will go in the appropriate sub-category here:

 

These are ideal occasions for custom front text designs allowing the shopper to personalize with their desired age and date.

Freebie Wednesday: Dividers and Leaves Graphics

April 10, 2019
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Freebie Wednesday:

 

Dividers and Leaves Graphics – use these hand drawn elements to highlight text, and to create attractive die cuts and stationary. 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.

 

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