:: Greeting Card Design Tips

Having spent the last few years designing, illustrating, writing verses, and providing creative direction for over 200 published greeting cards, I’ve collected a lot of useful information about the industry & holidays which help make designing cards easier. These posts are packed with helpful information on when to submit your designs to publishers for each major greeting card holiday (season), lists of seasonal icons, colors, flowers, and font choices.

  • FAQS | How do I show glitter/foil/emboss on greeting cards?
  • FAQS | Is it ok to send sketches of ideas to greeting card companies?
  • FAQS | What Medium Should I Use To Illustrate Greeting Cards?
  • FAQS | What Size Should I Illustrate Greeting Cards?
  • Tips for Designing Marketable Greeting Cards
  • Tips for Submitting Samples to Greeting Card Publishers
  • Open your own POD card shop at Greeting Card Universe
  • The Secret Language of Flowers
  • Cricut Card Kits | Best Cricut Ideas for Cricut Card Projects
  • Tips on designing greeting cards for :

  • …New Years
  • …Valentine’s Day
  • …Easter
  • …Mother’s Day
  • …Father’s Day
  • …Halloween
  • …Thanksgiving
  • …Christmas
  • (My first greeting card in the shops in 2002!)