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Card Design Tips
Learn about the fundamentals of card design.
Greeting Card Sales Stats
Greeting Card Design Tips
Things to avoid in Card Design
Greeting Card Association Artist Guidelines
Other Great Card & Illustration Tips
You know you are a greeting card designer when…
Starting a Card Business
Learn how to manufacture and sell your cards to retail stores.
How to Present Your Card Line
Test Marketing Your Card Line
Getting Your First Greeting Card Account
Getting Professional Feedback on Your Card Line
Pricing Your Cards
Pricing and Profits: The Tale of 2 Greeting Card Businesses
Good News for Indie Card Artists: New Sales Trends
Online Class: Design and Sell Your Own Cards
Starting a Card Line on Your Own
Backcopy:What to print on the back of your cards
List of Books on the Greeting Card Business
Book Review: How to Run a Greeting Card Business
Book Review: Pushing the Envelope
Setting up Card Ordering Codes
All About Envelopes
Greeting Card Quiz: How much do you know about the industry?
Ginger McCleskey, Greeting Card Rep, Talks about Trends
Greeting Card Buying Statistics
Learn how to market cards.
12 Unusual Ways To Market Your Greeting Cards
List of Trade Shows for Greeting Card & Gift Designers
How to Sell Art Through Social Media
List of Trade Magazines for Card and Gift Industry
How to Use Email to Sell Art & Get Leads
How to Sell Designs Online: Jude Maceren
Venues for Selling Greeting Cards Online
How to Find Greeting Card Sales Reps
The Handmade Card Business
Learn how to run a thriving handmade card business.
How to make a living in the Handmade Card Business
How to Set Up a Handmade Card Factory
Making Cards: Questions to Ask
Simplify Card Making for a Profit
Paying People to Make Your Cards
3 Parts of a Greeting Card
8 Advantages of the Handmade Card Business
Interview with Former Greetings etc. Editor, Kathy Krassner
Handmade Greeting Card Business Directory
Learn How to Write Greeting Card Sentiments.
Meet the Master of Greeting Card Writing
Audio Interview: Getting into the Greeting Card Writing Market
How Poets Can Write Greeting Card Verse
Interview with Hallmark Card Writer
Artist & Writer Submission Guidelines for Card Companies
Breaking into the Greeting Card Writing Market
How to Write Greeting Card Verse (VIDEO)
7 Mistakes Card Writers Make
Licensing Your Designs to Companies
Learn how to license your designs to publishers.
Submission Guidelines for Card Companies
How to Mail Promos of Your Designs to Card Companies
How to Organize Greeting Card Submissions
How to get Started in Art Licensing
How to Make a Good "Art Licensing Website."
How to Deal With Rejection: Tips for Card Designers
Resources on Greeting Cards and Licensing
Greeting Card Licensing Information from the UK
List of Licensing Agents in the US
Learn how artists manage their time and set goals.
How to Make Time for Art
How to Start a Buddy Meeting System
How to Start an Art Licensing Support Group
The Greeting Card Business
Get Your Greeting Cards Into Stores: How to Find and Work With Sales Reps (Updated 2017 paperback) If you like to make greeting cards, this book explains how to get your cards into stores and sell them nationwide. Learn about changing trends in the indie card market and niche opportunities available for artists. Book includes detailed guidelines on pricing cards for a profit, getting professional feedback on your designs, finding sales representatives, pitching your card line to them, approaching stores, and the industry standards you should follow. Information is also applicable to gift items, such as magnets, journals and calendars.
Start and Run a Greeting Card Business From a British author, whose country has a long history of greeting card design, she takes you step-by-step through the process of starting and running your business with lots of useful practical advice to help you, including: - Deciding what type of cards to produce - Finding your market - Dealing with printers - Copyright and licensing - Pricing and profit. Kate's note: Some specs are different (card sizes) since it is UK standards.
Greeting Card Design This volume features a vast array of fun, elegant, simple and imaginative greeting cards designed by internationally-known artists, illustrators and calligraphers. With over 300 full-color photographs of creative, popular, and inspiring greeting card designs, this invaluable sourcebook showcases the very best of what is happening in the industry today. Accompanying text explores the history of the greeting card industry and examines the major contributions from the leading innovative companies.