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Dash of Inspiration: Card Submission 101

January 21, 2013

A Dash of Inspiration, A Cup of Creativity by Doreen

Card Submission 101

We’ve had some great discussions on the forum for a ‘pre-review’, review of our cards in an effort to improve the review time and help us all become star submitters in the long-run … this gave me an idea.  Though GCU has oodles of ‘how to’ tips and tutorials through the Wiki, GCU University and through the Community Blog, I found that we did not seem to have a ‘step by step’ guide to the actual submission process.  Something that helped guide us to ensure we have crossed all our t’s and dotted all our i’s so to speak.

A second set of eyes is always a good thing when we are creating cards, but not always possible or convenient. However, with the right tool we artists should be able to do a good ‘self-review’ of our own card submissions prior to leaving them in the hands of the reviewers.  Thus the creation of ‘Card Submissions 101’ … this step-by-step guide has received the thumbs-up from the GCU review staff, so you can rest assured that if you use this document as a reference when you are submitting cards, you will not only be well on your way to becoming a star submitter, but if we all use it, we will be saving a tremendous amount of time for the review staff … Ultimately a benefit to everyone by reducing the long review times.

I’ve created this as a PDF to be able to include text, visuals and links to the other tips and tutorials within each section for further answers when needed. This PDF is temporarily being hosted on a friend’s site, but I’m working with GCU to have them host the document so that you will be able to link to it and/or create a shortcut on your desktop.  Please feel free to either print a copy for yourself.


GCU Card Submissions 101 PDF Document  (it may take a moment to load)

Now, nothing could be easier than submitting cards with 100% accuracy as long as your imagery meets the submission guidelines! … See you next week!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2013 11:28 am

    Fantastic Idea! This comprehensive step by step will help all of us. I definitely have it printed out already and bookmarked as well to read it in depth. Thanks!!

  2. January 21, 2013 12:40 pm

    What a great idea. Thank you Doreen.

  3. January 21, 2013 12:47 pm

    Thank you – great job as always – very useful and helpful for us all

  4. Rycky Creations permalink
    January 21, 2013 1:59 pm

    Great information, Doreen. Thanks for taking the time to always share your valuable expertise with all of us! You are a treasure 🙂

  5. January 21, 2013 4:28 pm

    Sandra, Angela, Eva & Robin … I’m really glad you’ve found it helpful and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment 🙂


  6. January 21, 2013 8:47 pm

    Awesome info Doreen, thanks so much!

  7. January 21, 2013 9:07 pm

    Wonderful Doreen! Thanks for your time in putting this together!

  8. January 24, 2013 4:28 pm

    ATTENTION: For those of you who visited this post on Monday, please update your files with the newest version of this document: Rev 02 which has a few additions requested from Mindy and the temporary link will be removed. The link above has been changed to the new link on the GCU site.

    Thank you all for stopping by!


  9. May 26, 2013 7:35 am

    Great guide, Doreen, thank you!

  10. July 25, 2013 8:06 am

    thanks for this have it printed will help out a lot when doing catagories

  11. August 5, 2013 2:24 am

    This is great, especially for a newbie to GCU, like me.

  12. cheryl permalink
    April 8, 2014 12:28 am

    hello can anybody help me I m thinking of joining this site. If i manage to sell an design will I be the one to print it or does gcu print them

  13. April 8, 2014 7:14 am

    Cheryl, you upload your designs, GCU prints and ships the cards when they’re sold. Look here for the answers to your questions or check the Forum on the site:


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