What’s different about this tax year? A blog brought to you by Earnr.

As some of you may know, we recently collabed with Earnr to bring you some info all about tax, self assessments, and the deadline. As it happens, the deadline is today – January 31st. However, due to the pandemic HMRC has delayed the late payment penalty until next month. Earnr have kindly have produced another…

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Creator Basics part 7: Our paper and printing designs.

How are my designs printed and how does this affect them? Your designs are printed on 350gsm FSC certified card. They are chlorine-free, hard metal-free, as well as being fully recyclable and biodegradable.  As the paper is matte and uncoated, this can affect how certain colours look printed. Matte paper has a more modern appearance,…

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Creator Basics part 6 – How to prevent theft of your designs

The last blog post we did in the creator basic series was all about what to do when someone copies your design. But what do you do to prevent it in the first place? Whilst realistically there’s nothing that will 100% stop copycats, there are some things that can help put them off doing it,…

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thortful x Rosie Johnson Illustrates

Well hello there! This is very exciting! I mean, I’ve got my own blog, but I’m pretty sure only my mum reads that … so I’m very chuffed to have been invited to write this one instead! My name is Rosie Johnson from the imaginatively titled Rosie Johnson Illustrates. I do exactly what it says on the…

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thortful x Emmy Lupin: The journey of a new creator

A few weeks ago, we created a brand new creator guide blog post. It’s full of info to get you started and on a roll. But what about when you’re a few weeks in? What should you expect from your journey into creating cards? How can you thrive with thortful? We spoke to one of…

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Creator Basics Part 5 – Copyright

Last time in our creator basics series, we spoke about creating content. Now it’s time to talk about what you can do if your content gets ripped off. Recently, we’ve had more and more creators come to us about cards they’ve spotted on other sites being copies of their designs. So, in light of this…

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Our guide to being a new thortful Creator

So you’ve just signed up to become a thortful creator – woohoo! But now what? The following is all you need to know to get started and start selling! Take some time to set your profile up so it represents you/your brand – go to your Creator Profile and select ‘edit profile’ from the banner…

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Self care when working from home 🌞

As you may know, it’s ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and we think it’s really important to address health and wellness – especially after a challenging year. As creatives, we know a lot of you will be spending most of your time working on your designs alone at home which can be a challenge in itself.…

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Creator basics part 3 – The do’s and don’ts of card designing.

If you read last weeks blog post (Which I highly advise) you’ll have seen our advice on how to optimise slots and what helps a design be accepted into the main catalogue. But what happens when you don’t make the catalogue and you don’t know why? As you can imagine with thousands of cards uploaded…

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Creator basics part 1 – What to do with your designs post occasion.

As fun as it is to design cards, ultimately you want them to do well and be seen by customers. With more and more creators joining all the time, we want to make sure your questions are being answered and you’re being given helpful content. That’s why we’re starting a new series of blog posts…

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