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3 x image use rule for some of my cards
Oct 23rd, 2018, 9:26am
 
Hi GCU Support team, Lisa Lorenz here. Smiley   I am not sure if this is where I should address my question?  
I noticed in my store (which I opened back in 2007) that many of my best selling floral/vase cards were only used 1 time in 1 category.   For example my FunkyTown card Product Id: 78771, Pansy Parade birthday ID 78751,  Tulip Tranquility Product ID: 78757, and many more like these cards are good sellers for me and showing in only 1 category.  At the time of creation of my store,  I  did not use the 3x image rule (like I do today) for my fine art painting cards.   Some of my cards are a thank you or a birthday card only.   I feel a need to add the extra 2 categories to my cards to increase  exposure.  My concern is that many people when ordering cards, might feel that one of my Floral Cards like FunkyTown as a thank you card only, might want to be ordered also for birthday or a blank card and will not see any other category for the card or possibly not know how to edit with own text or remove the specific text before ordering.   I am particularly concerned for new customers to my cards.  I know some people just want to click on a specific card and add to their cart.    Many of my customers are frequent visitors/users to GCU and know how to edit text before adding to their cart.     I am planning on going thru my floral/vase cards over the next days/week and making sure that I have the 3 x image rule for my floral/vase cards) and I was wondering if I should write to the review team before informing them I will be doing this or just proceed? I know how busy they are. I would appreciate any advice.  Many thanks for your help, Lisa Lorenz    
 
 
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Re: 3 x image use rule for some of my cards
Reply #1 - Oct 23rd, 2018, 9:45am
 
Where do I find out what this even means? (3X image rule, that is.)
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Reply #2 - Oct 23rd, 2018, 9:48am
 
Quote from Patricia_C_414228 on Oct 23rd, 2018, 9:45am:
Where do I find out what this even means? (3X image rule, that is.)

you can find all informative information for GCU for artists at the GCU Wiki.  http://www.gcuwiki.com/ watch Image guidelines: Important for artists:   http://www.gcuwiki.com/ig.html  you can also watch videos there of important things.
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Reply #3 - Oct 23rd, 2018, 9:51am
 
Hi Lisa and Patricia - Every artist should have a link to this PDF for reference, though it's several years old, most guidelines are still accurate and included:
 
http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/images/gcu/gcu_card_submission101.pdf
 
Here is how it defines the 3x's rule which is very clearly broken down on the 1st page of this document.
 
Hope it helps answer both your questions. Smiley
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Reply #4 - Oct 23rd, 2018, 9:57am
 
Thanks for all the useful links! Smiley
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Reply #5 - Oct 23rd, 2018, 9:58am
 
Hi Doreen, thanks for the link. Great info.   I found on the wiki too and watched a good video.  going to do some adjustments but just wanted to know if I go ahead or advise R.Team.  thanks
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Reply #6 - Oct 23rd, 2018, 10:41am
 
Quote from Lisa_131794 on Oct 23rd, 2018, 9:58am:
Hi Doreen, thanks for the link. Great info.   I found on the wiki too and watched a good video.  going to do some adjustments but just wanted to know if I go ahead or advise R.Team.  thanks

 
While updating meta-tag data and giving old cards fast lifts last year, I too found situations where I made only one card. I simply created additional submissions (following the 3x's rule) and added in my notes to reviewer field something like ...
 "Leveraging designs based on previously approved PID XXXX - this is the 2nd use of this card front." Same note for the third use: "3rd and final use of this card front."
 
Hope that helps and if I were you, as long as you follow the 3x's guideline and offer complete info to the review team, you should be okay to move forward.
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Reply #7 - Oct 23rd, 2018, 11:48am
 
Thanks so much Doreen, really appreciate you taking the time to provide your great experience and notes as example. I will proceed like you did.  Makes great sense. you have beautiful cards and gallery too.  wishing you a great day,  Smiley   Lisa
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Reply #8 - Oct 23rd, 2018, 12:02pm
 
Ah, thank you, Lisa. I've always been a fan of your wonderfully colorful cards. They draw me in to a bright and beautiful world.  Smiley
 
Good luck!  
 
Quote from Lisa_131794 on Oct 23rd, 2018, 11:48am:
Thanks so much Doreen, really appreciate you taking the time to provide your great experience and notes as example. I will proceed like you did.  Makes great sense. you have beautiful cards and gallery too.  wishing you a great day,  Smiley   Lisa

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