Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Vintage Dear Father Holiday Cards & Gifts




Are you looking for a unique and sentimental way to celebrate your father? Consider the vintage "My Dear Father" holiday cards, perfect for occasions like Father's Day, birthdays, or any other special day. Include your heartfelt message on the inside of the card. Add a matching "My Dear Father" mug, necktie, mouse pad, cornhole set, or a mini basketball game, or transfer the design to any of the many products Zazzle offers.



Want to give Dad a super big card to match his heart, then look no further than the biggest (36" x 48") Father's Day Card.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

How to Make a Foil Print on Zazzle to Sell or Buy


Fascinating foil prints or posters for Zazzle creators to make and sell. Or a customer to create and buy. Zazzle is constantly coming up with new product launches. One of the latest ones is foil prints of gold or silver. These come in sizes from 4" x 4" to 16" x 16". Of course, you can be a customer and would like to create your print or poster. Here is the link to get started for the foil print.

Follow the step-by-step instructions. Further down is a video that covers this a bit more thoroughly. Read and see both to learn how to create your foil print.



I am using a text image and a colored background for this print. You can add a background image as well. The video further down will show more of how to do this from a laptop. Please note that it may look different when making this from your mobile device.





After you click on Customize This Design, it will take you to the Tool Design. Click on Layers. You will see two layers, Front and Foil. I will add my text image in the Foil layer. An Etched Filter will pop up. There I can choose which one looks the best for my design.

Adding text only to the Foil Layer will be gold or silver text. Add a solid black Element shape behind the text, then the text will be clear within the gold or silver shape added. Next, click on Apply.




Happy with my foil design, I open the Front layer and add a background color. Black is always a good option. You can choose any color you want. If you are a customer, Zazzle offers background images. Those are not available for the creator to sell. 

I made the 16" x 16" size with the Gold Foil and the Faux Mat Border. The customer can choose a different size, Silver Foil and no Border. Then click on Add to Cart if you are a customer. 

Otherwise, click on Sell It and fill in your information. Hit Publish and see the final product. Below is what the final foil print looks like and is available to purchase. Personalize the image. Edit it to change the colored background or add a background image.



The inspirational quote of "Excuses" with a colorful background and no border on this print is shown below. 


Non-foil posters of the same colorful abstracts are available too. Click on the images to view these on Zazzle.

Neon Red Pink Orange Green Abstract Small Poster   Neon of Red, Pink, Orange & Green Poster with Border
Neon Blue Purple Green Orange Abstract Small Poster   Neon of Blue, Purple, Green & Orange Poster with Border


More Foil Prints 
Click on the images to view these on Zazzle.

Smell the Roses Red Floral Gold Foil Print  Sugar Skull Cinco de Mayo Red Your Name Gold Foil Print  Hello Handsome Profile Face Typography Silver Foil Print  Hello Gorgeous Lady Face Drawing Typography Gold Foil Print

A little more step-by-step and recap instructions on how to create a foil print are seen in this video on YouTube here.




The author of the blog is Sandy M Designs (Sandyspider). I will promote your products here and on social media. See my gig on Fiverr

See my online links at Sandyspider Gift Designs & Writing Listings

Friday, March 24, 2023

Adorable Beagle T-Shirts Gifts by Sunsetwatcher on Redbubble



Enjoy viewing these adorable Beagle t-shirts and matching product listings by the guest store featured. Sunsetwatcher Shop on Redubble. Here is what Sunsetwatcher has to say. Hi there! I am a dog and plant enthusiast. Finds joy in creating unique designs inspired by my passions. I believe that our furry companions and the beauty of nature can bring so much happiness and inspiration into our lives, and I love incorporating these elements into my designs. Whether through illustrations, prints, or other art forms, I aim to capture the essence of what makes dogs and plants unique. And share it with the world. So if you share these same interests or appreciate the beauty of the natural world, then you have come to the right place!

Essential T-Shirt

The Essential Unisex T-Shirt comes in sizes from Small to 3XL. The comfortable shirt offers a slim fit, and for a looser fit, size it up. Medium-weight material with 100% cotton for the solid colors. Many colors to choose from.




Beagle Rainbow Essential T-Shirt
Beagle Rainbow Essential T-Shirt
see all Beagle Rainbow products

The beagle is a small hound breed dog and has a great sense of smell. The beagle is adorable and popular due to its small size. An intelligent dog, even-tempered, and generally in good health.


Beagle at Night Moons Essential T-Shirt
Beagle at Night Moons Essential T-Shirt
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The author of the blog is Sandy M Designs (Sandyspider). I will promote your products here and on social media. See my gig on Fiverr

See my online links at 
Sandyspider Gift Designs & Writing Listings

Monday, February 27, 2023

Save the Planet T-Shirts TeePublic

Be part of the solution when you make the planet a better place to keep the environment clean. Say no to plastics and excess trash. Where these t-shirts proudly when you are part of saving the world in your everyday life. Start by spreading the word on apparel. Protect wildlife, air, water, and every aspect of our earth from pollution. It first starts with us. Below are some Earth Day, Arbor Day, and every day to save the planet t-shirts for men, women, and kids. Check out the other gifts by SandyMDesigns



Earth Day should be every day when you wear these t-shirts.
Find these in the Causes and Movements Album






Tees Hoodies Kids Stickers Home Goods
Earth Day, Arbor Day,
Save the Planet
Every Single Day
Find it at SandyMDesigns (sandyspider) on TeePublic
This Planet Needs You To Care, TPSSG
Designed & sold by SandyMDesigns
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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Editing Existing Zazzle Product Keeping the Link


My name is Sandy Mertens and I am a Silver Zazzle ProDesigner. Zazzle is a custom print-on-demand online shop where creators have their own stores. The Zazzle website evolved over the years from when I first joined. The designer tools were simple and basic. The customer could only edit the image and text if you (the creator) checked the box when posting the new product. There was no "Personalize this template" pulldown. To get an idea of simple and basic, look at Fabrics on Zazzle of how the design tool is. This was how it had been for other products. Fabrics editing has not changed.



Teddy Bears, Moon and Stars Pattern Fabric


More Fabric is available within these two collection pages. 
Fabric by Sandy M Designs & Giftsyoucreate

Anyone not familiar with Zazzle and reading this, the online shopping store has over 300 different product types. Cards, clothing, home decor, office, school products, electronics, and more.

The Question

Recently, I was asked a question by another Zazzle creator. Her question was if she made an improvement on a design and made that change in Edit, if she should delete the older product, losing any likes, views, and purchase stats. My answer to any storekeeper (Zazzle creator) is if your product listing has any positive stats, never delete it. You shouldn't delete it if you have promoted it on various social media outlets. For a spelling error, a slight design defect, an image that needs an adjustment, or something that will not make too much of a change, make those changes and click on the "Replace Product" button. As the creator, you then click on "Submit Revision." Approval may take less than 24 hours to weeks. Therefore, I would not recommend doing this on a Valentine's Day card when Valentine's Day is only weeks away.




From my own experience, it has to be a slight change to be approved by Zazzle when clicking on the "Submit Revision" button.

(Now, if it is a grammar error and Zazzle does not approve the change, you have no other option than to make a new corrected product and delete the old one.)

Before the "Replace Product" button existed, I republished many products, deleting the older products. Doing this affected my ZRank by decreasing my stats.

The pencil/pen holder shown above is one product I have republished twice now, using the "Replace Product" button. Easier for the customer to add their photos with the Personalize this template pulldown. Valentine's gift for an office.


Replace Product for Zazzle Approval Video

When I started my Youphotoit store, I wanted my custom photo store to be different than the other shopkeepers. I wanted to include unique graphics so the customer could add their photo to that design. 

I can make my older products easier for the customer without a subtle visual change. This video will show how simple it is. 

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