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Wanted New Cards: Graduation Announcement Photo Cards

February 27, 2020

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Wanted Cards – Graduation Announcement Photo Cards


Now is a good time to put some creative thought to some new graduation announcements.  Look at the existing offerings and create something DIFFERENT to offer shoppers choices. Ideally custom front photo and text cards appeal to shoppers wanting to announce high school and college graduates.


What styles, colors, layouts, themes are not currently being offered?  Brainstorm about what you can create that is fresh and not more of the same.


Remember a photo card tip to create a design offered in both landscape and portrait orientation to give shoppers an option based on their photo.


NOTE: if you have not updated your 2019 graduation cards to 2020 please do so before 3/1/20 to prevent them from being taken offline.  See announcement here.
4 Comments leave one →
  1. Liz permalink
    February 27, 2020 3:15 pm

    Is there a way to use our own stock photos for photo cards? Our current selection is kind of lacking, and I’ve noticed others using photos that are not from the GCU collection.

    • March 4, 2020 11:02 pm

      Yes! Great questions. I believe you can do this. Follow the steps per usual and when you get to the Place Holder Image click the “add a new image” button as usual you should be presented with the option in the Select Category drop down menu to choose My Uploaded Images. You would have needed to upload an image prior to getting to this step. Let me know if you need additional directions. This would be a good tip for other artists so perhaps we’ll do a Nuts & Bolts post on it.

      Additionally, we do have on our “to do” list to refresh the stock photos selection. Thanks for the reminder!

      • Liz permalink
        March 5, 2020 12:01 am

        Thanks for responding, Mindy. I seem to recall many ages ago, that we were discouraged from doing this in order to keep some continuity on the site with the look of the photo cards, along with the proven quality of placeholder images. But I’m glad to hear we are able to do this and look forward to the refresher course and the new stock images, which I don’t mind using at all, but they could use an update 🙂

      • March 5, 2020 12:23 am

        Sounds good! The review team will keep an eye on artist submitted place holder photos – would be helpful for artists to include in the Note to Reviewers something like “I’m using my own placeholder stock image for this photo card of which I have the rights to use by model release/proper licence”. Drop me an email if there were any specific stock image you feel we are lacking and I’ll add it to the list.

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