Greeting-card maker pays for top crowdsourced designs

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Product design is increasingly being performed by consumers themselves, as we've already noted in our coverage of Exuve, Ryz, Infectious and others. The latest spotting? CardsInk, which brings the Threadless model to greeting cards. All cards sold by CardsInk are created by visitors to the site. In a special section for new submissions, visitors can vote on the user-uploaded designs they like best. From there, CardsInk picks the highest-rated ones and turns them into real, printed cards for sale in its shop; pricing ranges from USD 1.25 to USD 3.99 each. Designers of cards chosen for production get paid USD…

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