Tuesday, January 31, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/31/12

"Who cares about shadows when you could see cake!" What an adorable concept for a fun Birthday-on-Groundhogs-Day card. Amanda Jorjorian created today's very clever design, and it's both sweet and funny!

You can see many more wonderfully cute creations by Amanda at her Bunny Muffins Studio.

Monday, January 30, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/30/12

The way to anyone's heart is through food, especially cookies! This lovely Valentine, created by Aqua Lee, features three very sweet heart shaped sugar cookies dipped in chocolate on a plate. Hand drawn white hearts make up the pretty border. Let your favorite person know how much you love them, from the bottom of your heart.

You can visit Aqua Lee Greeting Cards for many more delightful works by Aqua Lee.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/29/12

Three men cheerfully raise their glasses in celebration, splashing their drinks in a friendly toast! This wonderfully designed image, created by Robert Bulanadi, was inspired by the Tarot Card - Three of Cups which in general means: Exuberance, Friendship and Joy.

You can see more of Robert's REAL fun and delightful cards at his shop, Reel Cards. :) You can also find quite a few very sweet cards in which he brings his Little Rainbow Comics characters to life.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/28/12

Today's beautiful watercolor and colored pencil design by Laura J. Holman illustrates the loveliness of this pretty orange lily, and is the perfect way to let Mom know you're thinking of her on Mother's Day.

You can see more of Laura's charming and delightful work at her greeting card store, The Art of Laura J. Holman.

Friday, January 27, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/27/2012

Today's pick is a very neatly designed word cloud in the shape of a heart, created by Mary Ann A. Porcadilla, and it expresses in many complimentary words why the giver of the card loves the recipient. It's an ideal Valentine card for sweethearts.

You can see an incredible selection of Mary Ann's beautiful art at her store, Mary Ann Colors.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/26/2012

What an EGGsquisite design today by Lisa Crisafi! You're a good EGG, Lisa, with your sense of humor in this funny Thank You card. The illustration is on a pretty blue sunburst background and the whole card is simply EGGcellent! ;-)

Visit Lisa's Nest to Nest Greetings for more of her fun artwork

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/25/2012

Today's stunning design is by a brand new artist at GCU. Lee-Anne Rafferty-Evans created this Radiant Beach Starfish With Love card; and it is her very first card so I'm sure we'll see many more Design of the Day selections by Lee-Anne here in the future.

Visit Lee-Anne's card store and post her a message welcoming her to GCU.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/24/12

I absolutely adore today's selection, perhaps because it really speaks to me (as I was a maid of honor, myself, in '78). In this very witty and cleverly designed card created by Ramelle Richardson, three friends make funny faces for the camera on the bride's wedding day in this old photo from the 1970s. Perfect for a Greeter with a good sense of humor.

You can see more of Ramelle's fine art and photography at her Eloquence online greeting card store.

Monday, January 23, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/23/12

Today's quirky and cute cartoon by Angela (Chez Inkflo) is hilarious! The dog ate brake pads & was addicted, but the vet says the dog'll find it easy to stop when he's ready. Lol! Go full speed ahead with this fun card that's perfect for anybody's birthday, and particularly for individuals who enjoy humor on their special day. :)

You can see more of Angela's lovely, fresh and imaginative designs at her greeting card store: Chez Inkflo.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/22/12

Today's award goes to Sheryl Kasper for her super cool "Thank You Personal Trainer" card. This clever illustration has a retro girl running on a treadmill in none other than pink high heels. Now THAT'S retro done right! :)

You can visit the Sheryl Kasper Card Store to see thousands of her very pretty and stylish designs.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/21/12

Today's selection is a very poignant Welcome Home Soldier card by Julie Pace Hoff. The remarkable detail in Julie's artwork illustrates a loving family/home that proudly, cheerfully, and patriotically welcomes home an American Hero.

You can see more of her sweet and colorful style at Julie Pace Hoff's Greeting Cards.

Friday, January 20, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/20/12

Is it time to send out the Thank you cards for the Wedding Gifts? Have fun with this beautiful and fully customizable photo thank you card, created by Pamela Jorgensen, with check boxes to describe your gift. You can add an 'X' to the boxes on site, it's all set up for you, OR leave them blank and write in the boxes at home. Have fun!

Visit PamJArts to see hundreds and hundreds of fun and fantastic cards.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/19/12

Happy Birthday on Chinese New Year's Day of 2012, in the Year of the Dragon! This gorgeous blue-green dragon with yellow fins against a purple sky & fluffy clouds was created by Diana Liu. She also used a pretty blue border with the Chinese character of the dragon pattern.

You can visit Diana's card store, Dai Dai's Studio, to see more of her very impressive and beautiful artwork.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/18/12

This very lovely "Happy Valentine's Day" card with red and white hearts was created by Betsy Bush, and says "I Love You" in such a delightful way. The design is elegant in its simplicity and very persuasive in its content; making it the perfect Valentine for the one you love.

You can see many more beautiful designs like this at Betsy's Dragonfire Graphics online card store.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/17/12

Today's Design of the Day is a clever "Miss You" card created by Nicole Spencer. It's a cute cartoon sheep who is popping in to say "Yoo-hoo!" It's the ideal card to let the recipient know they are very much missed, while making them smile at the same time.

You can visit Nicole's Prickly Whiskers greeting card store to see more of her adorable cards.

Monday, January 16, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/16/12

Created with fantastic colors and a neat collage effect, this lovely vintage style "Tea Time" greeting card by Edith Schmidt would be perfect for your next party or just as a simple greeting card.

You can see more of Edith's wonderfully whimsical work at her Jeweled Frog Creations - Original Art for Everyday Celebrations greeting card store.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

GCU Design of the Day for 01/15/12

This beautiful vintage parrot painting of a Hyacinth Macaw and a vintage damask background in pale blue makes the perfect Thank You card to give that special Avian Veterinarian who cares for your feathered friend(s). Design by Doreen Erhardt©2011 - Gorgeous parrot painting by Edward Lear 1812-1888.

You can visit Doreen's Salon of Art Greeting Card Store to see many, many more of her delightful designs.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

GCU Design of the Day for 01/14/2012

An adorable looking groundhog is popping up from a hole with a balloon in his hand in this whimsical design by Gerda Steiner. This little cutie is also wearing a top hat and throwing confetti to celebrate. A funny way to wish a Happy Groundhog's Day.

You can visit Gerda's shop, Send 2 Smiles, to see lots more cards that will make you smile. :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

GCU Design of the Day for 01/13/2012

This Valentine Superhero card is perfect to sweep your Sweetie off their feet. Jill Howarth created this pretty pink Design of the Day.

You can visit Jill's online card shop, Shamelessly Cute Greetings, to see more of her darling creations.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

GCU Design of the Day for 01/12/12

Today's witty design offers some very clever ideas for Fairy Tale Gifts. Jenn Inashvili created this delightfully humorous Christmas card and wisely suggests that you shop early! :)

You can visit Jenn's store, Jenn's Cartoons, to browse through many more of her cute and funny greeting cards.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

GCU Design of the Day for 01/11/12

A sporty red racecar cruises up to the finish line, signaling the end of chemo treatments! This snazzy, customizable invitation by Penny Cork is perfect for the race fan or auto enthusiast.

You can see an absolutely amazing selection of cards that Penny has created at her beautiful greeting card store, PC Impressions.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

GCU Design of the Day for 01/10/12

Today's comical card is a fun-filled philosophical birthday card featuring a roll of toilet paper, and was created by Chad Mansfield (his first card in his new GCU store) who is a second-generation greeting card artist!

Visit Chad's store, Cardy Har Har, to welcome him to Greeting Card Universe.

Monday, January 9, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/09/12

Wish your fiance a "Happy Valentine's Day" with this cute, contemporary card, created by Barbara Schreiber, featuring a pair of socks and the text: "True love is like a pair of socks. You gotta have two and they've gotta match!" This is the ideal card for your own {perfect match}.

Go visit Barbara's Water Color Card Store to enjoy some really beautiful work created by this very talented artist.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

GCU Design of the Day for 01/08/12

Today's Mother's Day design by Tessa Hall is very charming in it's thoughtfulness, and the lovely, bright colors are truly a delight to behold!

You can visit Tessa's greeting card store, Cartes de Couleur, to see more of her sunny style.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

GCU Design of the Day for 01/07/12

Today's pick uses humor in a very clever way to illustrate how upsetting it can be to miss someone's birthday. Robin Pushe'e created this witty card that depicts verbal self-flagellation when faced with forgetfulness, and it is funny!

You can visit Robin's Coloring Book to enjoy her "all for fun Greeting Cards."

Friday, January 6, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/06/12

These wildly wonderful, cutie-patootie jungle animals were created by Trudy Wilkerson and are the perfect characters for a baby shower invitation.

You can see more of Trudy's eye-popping art at her greeting card store, Trudy's Impressions.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/05/12

The splendid colors in today's design by Sloane Allen draws the viewer into the exquisiteness of the season with this very beautiful Thanksgiving card.

You can visit Sloane's Greeting Card Store and see other stunning watercolors that she has created.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/04/12

Festivities are in the air for Polar Bear as he returns from Christmas shopping in this fun and fabulous illustration by Angela Cater, who loves to create art for children.

You can see more of Angela's lovely work at her store, Tabby Cat Cards.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/03/12

Today's beautiful design by Annielim captures the authenticity of the Chinese New Year perfectly with this wonderful illustration of a child playing with sparklers under some colorful lanterns.

You can see Annielim's other exquisite designs at her Annielim Design Card Store.

Monday, January 2, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 01/02/12

Oh this is SOOOO cute and witty! Today's design is by Christie Black and portrays a rattled groundhog with bloodshot eyes who's feeling the pressure of being relied upon to tell us if we will be heading into springtime soon or if we will have to wait. This is one of the cleverest Groundhog's Day cards I've ever seen.

You can see more of Christie's whimsical style at her Creations from the Heart greeting card store.