Homemade CD Envelopes for Art Submissions

The other day my husband brought home a CD from Ubuntu computer company, who made a nifty CD envelope for a promo. I thought it was a great idea for artists who are submitting art to companies. You can do it by just printing a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of your artwork. It's more of an attention grabber than a traditional CD cover, and is more likely to be picked up out of a pile and opened. It sure got MY attention!

Step 1. Start With a sheet of paper printed on one side (if you have text, note text direction changes in each section).

Step 2 &3 . Fold bottom and sides, and make triangle fold on top.

Step 4: Tuck triangle flap into bottom.

Step 5: Note: Opposite side has an area to design also. Make sure to add your contact info.

Send Your Photos homemade CD covers.

Also See these Books on Art Licensing and Greeting Card Design


Booklet on 20 Steps to Art Licensing that is a list of suggested steps to to take for getting into art licensing. How to license your art to companies that publish greeting cards, and manufacture coffee mugs, magnets, wall hangings, kitchen items, and dozens of other gift items. This booklet covers 20 basic steps from how to prepare your art, to what companies to contact. It includes topics on: How to find agents, classes and what trade shows to attend. There are extensive resources on social media, licensing community groups, and lists of interviews with professional designers (5,200 words).


Booklet on Unusual Ways To Market Greeting Cards, and 22 places to get your designs featured. A 20 page booklet on how to get your cards noticed in non-traditional ways. Everything from why you should send cards to your dentist, to how to get special features in national publications. Great tips for designers who are starting out and want to get their cards into the hands of people beyond friends and family. Special Section: Submissions guidelines and contacts for 22 Gift Industry publications and professional gift industry blogs that seek out new greeting card designs to feature for free. (5,000 Words and 17 greeting card images included)


Booklet on 7 Mistakes Greeting Card Writers Make A list of 7 things to avoid when submitting greeting card verse to publishers.

Includes a list of card publishers and their guidelines, links to writer interviews, articles, card samples and other current resources. 20-page booklet and 2,300 words and 8 Pages of Card Samples.

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