American Greetings buys Local Business

I was a bit stunned to learn that AG has bought yet another local business of ours: Cardstore. (see Article: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/04/4030499/american-greetings-introduces.html)

I had a tour of their operations years ago and was quite impressed at how they fulfill their print on demand orders online - whether it be for 1 card or 1,000.

Cardstore has always been supportive of independent cardmakers and one year came their CEO came to our local art licensing meeting to answer questions about their process for licensing art (see:http://kateharperblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/art-licensing-event.html)


Greeting Card "Towels" on Amazon

"Card Towels" Towels you can mail like greeting cards!
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Free Webinar on Art Licensing

Selling Your Designs: Thurs. November 3

Teliha Draheim, Designer, Art Director, Licensing Agent and Marketing Specialist will share her insights into marketing your pattern designs and illustrations to commercial industries.

A designer licensing agent for fourteen years, Teliha established relationships with major San Francisco Bay Area and Fortune 500 companies.

Her company produced collections for paper products, home fashions, gifts, and fabrics and carpets for home furnishings. She has also taught art and design at the University of California in Davis, San Francisco State University, California College of the Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, the Academy of Art University and University of California Extension.

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