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Nuts and Bolts: Custom Request Design Change.

May 22, 2020


Nuts & Bolts – Custom Request Design Change


With more shoppers finding GCU during this stay at home time in our lives, comes more sales (hooray!), more questions for our support team, and also more custom request design changes for GCU artists.


Please be on the lookout for these!  
We are seeing many of them go unanswered by artists.  Since there are often email deliver-ability issues it is wise to check the Manage Custom Requests tool periodically to make sure you have not overlooked any requests.


Here is a look back at some good tips to not miss any shopper requests.


From a recent shopper:
You all are THE best!  I am absolutely in love with these new cards. They are totally perfect!
Thank you for being not just the best greeting card company but, in my opinion, one of the best companies anywhere.
Your cards are high quality, the prices are fantastic, your website is easy to navigate and your customer service is exemplary. 


Many of these are BRAND NEW shoppers to GCU.  Let’s put our best foot forward and really WOW them and secure them as GCU fans!


The difference is made in the details!


GCU Community Manager


Wanted New Cards: Father’s Day Girl Dad / Boy Dad.

May 21, 2020

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Wanted Cards – Father’s Day Girl Dad / Boy Dad
Fatherhood is particularly particular when you have a brood of boys or a gaggle of girls.
We have two new Father’s Day categories for cards that speak to the special relationship, joys, and challenges of these dads.  Please consider creating new cards for:


These cards will go here accordingly:
Holidays >> Father’s Day >> Girl Dad / Dad of Girls
Holidays >> Father’s Day >> Boy Dad / Dad of Boys


These are general cards to A dad (not relationspecific like to son, to brother, etc.).


Submit these cards for FastTrack review. We’d like you to create at least one card for these categories using your own graphic designs or Stock Card Creations.  Be sure to leave a note in the Note to Reviewers like “requested on the blog”.


Be inventive and creative!

Freebie Wednesday: Dark Side Watercolor Clipart.

May 20, 2020

Freebie Wednesday:


Dark Side Watercolor Clipart is FREE for download this week! Perfect for mysterious yet feminine designs on invitation cards, banners, prints and more!

You will receive:

  • 20 watercolor elements
  • 8 seamless patterns (JPEG)
  • 4 seamless patterns with transparent background (PNG)
  • 3 watercolor frames
  • 5 bouquets

This beautiful freebie is brought to you by ma_i_vi. Only available on The Hungry Jpeg for a week!



This product comes with a complete commercial license.


Nuts and Bolts: Artist Interview Linda Gladman.

May 15, 2020


Nuts & Bolts – Artist Interview Linda Gladman


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 May’s Design Challenge.


The difference is made in the details!


GCU Community Manager


Wanted New Cards: Birthday Son Expecting Father

May 14, 2020

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Wanted Cards – Birthday Son Expecting Father 
A birthday is doubly exciting when you are also expecting a child, perhaps your first child. Please consider creating birthday cards for a father to be / expecting father.


These cards should go here:
Birthdays >> For Family Relation Specific >> For Son >> Other
Birthdays >> Expecting / Pregnant >> Relation Specific
Remember, add a little note in your Notes to Reviewers like “submitting per the Wanted Cards blog posting”.

Freebie Wednesday: Gentle Whisper Floral Font.

May 13, 2020

Freebie Wednesday:


Gentle Whisper Floral is an elegant, decorative, feminine font. Use this font for wedding invitations, branding, packaging, magazines, florist shops, social media, restaurant menus, greeting cards, headers and many more.

You will recieve:

  • Gentle Whisper Floral – OTF, TTF, WOFF
  • Gentle Whisper Regular – OTF, TTF, WOFF
  • BONUS: 15 floral elements (AI, EPS & PNG)

This beautiful freebie is brought to you by Anmark. Only available for a week on the Hungry Jpeg site.



This product comes with a complete commercial license.


Nuts and Bolts: Extending Coping with Coronavirus Promotion.

May 8, 2020


Nuts & Bolts – Extending Coping with Coronavirus Promotion
As the pandemic continues, and worldwide we continue to be impacted, aware, cautious, masked, vigilant, homebodies, GCU will extend our Coping with Coronavirus promotion to help shoppers send snail mail – 1 card for $1.



In the near future, we will also be promoting this with a promotional postcard included with every U.S. “ship to shopper” order.
New shoppers are flocking to our site and are so grateful to be able to send greeting cards to their friends & family from the safety of their homes. Especially for occasions in which they
would normally see them in person – birthdays, graduation, funerals, Mother’s Day, etc.


Wonderful words of appreciation from two recent shoppers that I’d like to share with you:
“Hands down these are the pick me up we all need right now. I have sent numerous cards to frontline workers who appreciate it more than you know. I have sent Golden birthday cards, spiritual cards, and many more! The personalization is the best! Recipients can’t believe their name is displayed! It is my therapy and I highly recommend using Greeting Card Universe in good times and in bad. So unique and high quality, did I mention FAST, accurate, service! Best ever!”

“Every time I go to this site, I find cards that are perfect for a person, a time or an event. The timely COVID-19 cards are perfect to reach out to friends and give them a smile. I am truly indebted to GreetingCardUniverse for taking care of all my card needs while quarantined – and hopefully – after. Great selection, great price, great service.”

We are grateful for these shoppers, and to have our artists, printing partners, and mail delivery services all operational during this time. Thank you!

Stay home, be well, remain healthy!



The difference is made in the details!


GCU Community Manager


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