Wednesday, February 29, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/29/12

This absolutely exquisite blue and green "Peacock Wedding Guest Invitation" card was created by LJ Maxx to meet a customer's special request. The colors are stunning and the text on the front and inside of this card can be fully customized for the wedding party.

You can see thousands of splendid designs lovingly created by LJ at her store, LJ Maxx - A Heart For Art.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/28/12

Today's lovely ink and watercolor illustration of wheat grass in this wonderful 'Happy Norooz For Parents' card was created by Diana Ting Delosh. Wheat grass seeds are germinated to celebrate the Persian New Year, Norooz. The grass is tied with a red ribbon for life, renewal, rebirth.

You can see hundreds more charming and whimsical cards by the very talented Diana at her store, Diana's Cards.

Monday, February 27, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/27/12

Sun At Night Studios created these stunning Peacock-Themed Wedding Invitations that are fully customizable on the inside. The peacock feathers were photographed on dark satin, for an elegant and flamboyantly stylish design.

You can see much more of this uplifting and colorful style of art at Sun At Night Studios.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/26/12

Ladies, don't you just love shopping for shoes? Cisillia Tay created this visually effective and very appealing "Birthday Card for Her" with all those lovely, colorful pairs. Don't they look fun and fabulous?

You can see more of Cisillia's incredibly artistic and beautifully unique works at Cisillia's Card Store.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/25/12

Here's an adorable "Easter-Egg-Hunt Party Invitation" created by Maria Dryfhout. The bunnies that are peeking out between the pretty printed designs are precious, making this the perfect Easter party invitation for your next big hunt. :)

You can find many, many more beautiful cards created by Maria at her Click-A-Pic shop.

Friday, February 24, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/24/12

Vicky Rubin created this whimsical Happy Easter card illustrating a cute bunny who is experiencing sheer delight with the holiday and the spring flowers! Send this festive, fun, colorful Easter bunny card and bring smiles.

You can see more of Vicky's witty work at her LOL Cardz shop where it's always silly season!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/23/12

For the retiring mail carrier or postal worker, a collage of the items (s)he won't be delivering any longer: handwritten postcards, cancelled envelopes, special delivery letters, registered parcels. This sweet "Congratulations on Retiring" card celebrates by encouraging fond reminiscing, and was cleverly created by MissPrinteditions.

You can see more of her art and enjoy her expressions of life's noteworthy moments at her MissPrinteditions card shop.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/22/12

America's first president George Washintgon said: "I cannot tell a lie" - and neither can you with this funny birthday card of the founding father on a vintage Stars and Stripes background, created by Corrie Kuipers. A great card for someone turning 100.

Corrie is the Mentoring Queen for GCU newbies with her extraordinary GCU Community Website that offers (among other great sections) "Nuts & Bolts," a "Dash of Inspiration," and an incredibly helpful "Critique Clinic" where artists help other artists with all kinds of card-related questions and give and receive wonderful advice. In addition to maintaining this essential powerhouse of tools for card artists, Corrie also has a GCU store packed FULL of fabulous cards: CorrieWeb, the Wonderful World of Corrie Kuipers.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/21/12

Fresh and stylish, this lovely "Happy Norooz Persian New Year From Both of Us" card was created by Sheryl Kasper. She gives it a rich centerpiece with a photograph of a pretty pink tulip just beginning to open up, representing the first day of spring, when Norooz is celebrated.

You can see thousands of delightful designs created by Sheryl at the Sheryl Kasper Card Store.

Monday, February 20, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/20/12

This lively, colorful Persian New Year card created by Doreen Erhardt has a tree bursting out in new growth, beautiful and abundant with the Seven Sacred Heralds of Life; Joy, Rebirth, Beauty, Prosperity, Happiness, Patience and Health.

You can see more of the wonderful, award-winning designs by Doreen at her Salon of Art Greeting Card Store.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/19/12

Today's design is a 'Congratulations for the First Time to an Aunt of Twins' and it was created by Sandra Rose. It's a charmingly sweet design with twin babies made with a very specific purpose, and it's the perfect card for that reason.

You can visit Sandra's store, Sandra Rose Designs, and you'll find thousands of sophisticated and darling cards to meet any card need you have.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/18/12

Send wishes of peace and happiness in the new year with this beautiful Norooz card featuring two splendid hyacinths, created by Penny Cork. Cover text reads, "peace, happiness, a new day, a new season, a new year, from our house to yours." A real burst of spring color!

You can visit PC Impressions Just For You to see thousands of delightful designs in Penny's little corner of the Greeting Card Universe.

Friday, February 17, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/17/12

Today's pick is a very funny Happy Retirement card created by Mike Baldwin. It's got a nicely illustrated office environment with a humorous sentiment, making it the perfect card to give to your favorite retiree.

You can see more of Mike's colorful and witty illustrations at his Cornered Greeting Cards store.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/16/12

Your heart has room for many people. Some people remain a loved part of your family, even after a separation or divorce. Let them know the score with this wonderfully thoughtful Valentine for an 'Ex' created by Cheryl Ann Taylor!

You can see more of Cheryl's lovely creations at her Cat's House card store.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/15/12

This beautiful Mother's Day card, featuring colorful butterflies, was created by Gail Pepin. It is light and colorful, and would give much enjoyment to any Mom who's lucky enough to receive such a pretty card.

You can see hundreds more of Gail's lovely designs at her store, Cards by Gail Pepin.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/14/12

First, let me say "Happy Valentine's Day!" since today is February 14th. The Design of the Day, however, is a darling Easter card that comes from Nancy's Nook. Wish your favorite grandson a Happy Easter with this adorable illustration of a young boy dressed in a bunny costume carrying a basket of bright, beautiful eggs!

You can find more of Nancy's charming and delightful cards at Nancy's Nook Greeting Cards.

Monday, February 13, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/13/12

Today's design is a very cute Thank You card featuring a cartoon moose with pink balloons tied to it's antlers! This fun illustration by Maria Ahlfors is the perfect one-of-a-kind card to use to send your sincere appreciation.

You can see more of Maria's adorable art at her MheaDesign card store.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/12/12

"At your age, the days of livin' la vida loca are over! From now on it's livin' la vida minivan for you!" This is such a clever, funny and dog-gone cute birthday card created by Judy Cotrone-Ramirez.

You can see many more of Judy's incredibly imaginative creations at her Karma Cards by Judy card store.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/11/12

Kiss a frog on Valentine's Day and find out if he's your Prince! That's what Sandi Frunzi's fun frog card encourages, and it's a sure way to make someone smile on Valentine's Day; plus it's bound to lead to some friendly smooching. :)

You can see more of Sandi's delightful designs at her Mousefx Art card shop.

Friday, February 10, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/10/12

Oh my! Today's Valentine by Linda Tieu is risque, clever, cute and funny all rolled into one card! Is there a doctor in the house? That's what the recipient will be saying when they get this on Valentine's day, and then they'll want to schedule an 'appointment' immediately!

You can see more of Linda's blissfully sweet & fun cards at her shop, Linda Tieu Design and Illustration.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/09/12

Upload your favorite photo into this delightfully charming Easter picture frame card decorated with yummy-looking Easter egg cookies! Renae Frankz created this treat and it would make the perfect Easter card for anybody.

You can see more of Renae's work, which often includes beautiful animals, at her Frankz Paw Printz Pet Potography card store.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/08/12

Greeting Card Universe's Design of the Day for February 8, 2012. Be my Valentine? This darling illustration of a girl and boy in love, created by Caroline Bonne-Müller, is so sweet and fresh. Caroline has skillfully mastered her delightful style with such panache, and this is just one beautiful example.

Visit Caroline's Cartita Design Card Shop to see more of her adorable creations.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/07/12

Today's fun classic design by Katie Zimpel illustrates with delightful humor how getting older (65 years old, to be exact) can be compared to an antique car by reminding the birthday gal or fella that even the best of the best sometimes have "mechanical" leaks as they age.

Katie is a brand new artist at GCU, so join us in welcoming her and please visit her store--which she cleverly named, Zimpel Designs--and say hello to her.

Monday, February 6, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/06/12

This splendid photograph of pink ribbon tulips in Spring with a soft background of purple pastel paint brush strokes, by Sue Nollmeyer, says "Happy Mother's Day to a Wonderful Mother" in such a glorious way. Mom will be overcome with joy!

You can see many more of Sue's impressive cards at her store, Sueshine Studio.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/05/12

This musician with his guitar in this black and white tinted sketch digitally created from a color photograph by Eugenia Beecher and the Morguefile, was transformed into this stunning card design by Doreen Erhardt. It is the perfect "Congratulations" for the Music Graduate!

Like yesterday's Design of the Day winner Doreen is one of Greeting Card Universe's top sellers, and you can see an extensive selection of some of the most darling cards you can imagine at her Salon of Art Greeting Card Store.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

GCU Design of the Day for 02/04/12

This fun and cheerful "Thinking of you" card by Corrie Kuipers wonderfully illustrates a camping cartoon of marshmallows and hot dogs roasting over a fire. It's a fantastic card to let your child know you miss them while they're away at summer camp.

You can see thousands and THOUSANDS of amazing cards by one of Greeting Card Universe's top sellers, at her Corrie Web store - The Wonderful World of Corrie Kuipers!

Friday, February 3, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/03/12

Today's selection is an elegant floral composition by Olivia. Beautiful roses in muted colors on a tan patena background were originally illustrated in watercolors. One of these roses stands out from the others, suggesting the same to the recipient. Perfect Happy Birthday card to give to the love of one's life.

Yo can see more of Olivia's exquisite work at her "Olivia and Co, Inspired Design" card store.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/02/12

Today's Valentine by Cathie Richardson is delightful with its detail in her Pink Flower Watercolor Heart Collage. The aesthetic daintiness of this design, with its pretty stripes and delicate background which reflects the colors and textures in the pretty little heart pictures, makes it a perfect Valentine to send to someone very special.

You can see many, many more of Cathie's lovely and charming illustrations at her Cards from a Country Garden store.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

GCU Design of the Day 02/01/2012

Everyone loves a bowling party and this fun invitation by Liz Van Steenburgh will definitely get the party started. Liz's classy illustration features bowling pins and ball on a tan "lane" with red border giving the invitee the feeling they are actually at the bowling alley!

You can see hundreds more cards design in Liz's beautiful style at her Starstock Greetings card store.