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Nuts and Bolts: Word Cloud Art Examples.

February 22, 2019

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Nuts & Bolts – Word Cloud Art Examples
 
Please see this related Word Cloud Art post and guest post Word Clouds are Fun on designing with word art and word clouds.  
Here are some additional wonderful examples by GCU artists.
 
Word cloud art or graphics can also be used subtly as a background design as done by Christie Black – Creations from the Heart:
and here by Cathie Richardson of Country Garden Cards:
and cleverly as a design element as Corrie Kuipers has done:
Lastly a wonderful example as words take literal shape by Martin Parker of Parquillian Design:
My word! Have fun, get creative and think outside of the box.

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

 

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Wanted New Cards: Get Well – 1st / First Sleepover / Slumber Party.

February 21, 2019

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Wanted Cards – 1st / First Sleepover / Slumber Party

 

For some children, spending the night away from home is a breeze. For other children, there is nothing easy or breezy about it; even a sleepover at grandma’s house can be unsettling and cause for panic and tears. The mixed emotions can be attributed to social development and the feelings of anxiety being separated from their familiar home and family.

 

For the children who finally make it all night at a sleepover, it is cause for celebration (as well as the parents who didn’t get a pickup call at 2am?):
Please consider creating cards for this new category:

 

Keep in mind designs for a range of ages as well as for boys and girls.

Freebie Wednesday: Bunga Font

February 20, 2019
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Freebie Wednesday:

 

Bunga Font is a rejunevating font that makes us long for Spring and it’s free at The Hungry Jpeg for another 6,5 days so don’t miss out!

 

 

This product comes with a complete commercial license.

 

Rainbow Connection: Color Atlas

February 19, 2019

 

Get inspired with these cool colorschemes I found on Color Atlas this week (click on the name for their Instagram):

 

 

 

Nuts and Bolts: Design Challenge New Reward

February 15, 2019

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Nuts & Bolts – Design Challenge New Reward

 

New for 2019 to make the rewards a little more rewarding, GCU has added the following to the Design Challenge winners’ booty:

 

1st place: 10 free greeting card credits
2nd place:  5 free greeting card credits
Summarizing the winners’ rewards below:
 
First 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
  • The winning card will be Design of the Day following the announcement of the winners
  • The winning card will be added to the Greeting Card Universe Design Challenge Winners Pinterest Board 
  • 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
  • NEW! – 10 free greeting card credits added to your GCU account. Apply them at checkout and they never expire.
Second Place:
  • Your submission will be Design of the Day the following week of announcing the Challenge winners
  • 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
  • NEW! – 5 free greeting card credits added to your GCU account. Apply them at checkout and they never expire.
Be sure to enter February’s Challenge.

 

The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager

 

Wanted New Cards: Get Well – Thyroidectomy / Lobectomy / Thyroid Surgery

February 14, 2019

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Wanted Cards – Get Well – Thyroidectomy / Lobectomy / Thyroid Surgery 

 

Another day, another Get Well subcategory.  Please consider creating cards for this new category.

 

 

Consider cards that are thyroid surgery in general, or more specific to lobectomy (partial) or thyroidectomy (the whole enchilada) as well as for male and female patients and patients of all ages. There are many thyroid diseases that result in surgery like nodules and thyroid cancer.

Freebie Wednesday: Fête Script Font

February 13, 2019
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Freebie Wednesday:

 

Fête Script Font is a bold script font and it’s free at Creative Fabrica for another 4 days so you better hurry. Don’t miss out!

 

 

 

This product comes with a complete commercial license.

 

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