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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Cookie Design’s Top 10 ways to get inspired…

Here at Cookie Design, I’ve been creating cards for 5 years now. Every now and then I get a creative block, and as I’m sure I can’t be the only one, I wanted to share my ideas on how to get inspired again and come up with some great designs. …   1. Look at other…

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The 5 Top Lessons I’ve Learned on thortful

Abbie Imagine set up her thortful account in 2016, and has since grown to be one of our top creators. She’s learned a lot along the way, and has laid out her five top lessons below. Read on to see what you could learn from her experience. … 1) Learn Your Audience One of the…

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How to Spot a Trend

If you’ve seen any Pack a Punch Designs on thortful then you’ll know that they are all based around current trends and themes, from the dangers of auto-correct, to the collective female obsession with Tom Hardy. But how do you spot these trends? Sophie, the brains behind the brand, gives us the lowdown on identifying all…

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How to Use thortful to Promote Other Projects

Michelle Hird has brought us greeting card designs for over 18 months now with her HELLO LGBT brand. However, over the past year she has been working hard to introduce Binx the Jinx into the world. Binx the Jinx is a new children’s book, written and illustrated by Michelle Hird, and released in August; it’s…

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How to Use Trends to Inspire Your Card Designs

Hi, my name’s Nicole and I’m the owner and designer at Native 21! I’ve teamed up with thortful to give you a few handy hints and tips on following trends to inspire card designs… ——— Keep your ear to the ground Is your Twitter timeline filled with Great British Bake Off puns? Facebook flooded with…

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Zoe Brennan: How to Design a Bestseller

Want to know how you to design a bestselling card? thortful Creator Zoe Brennan has already done it, and here she gives you some tips on how you can create one of your own. … At Zoe Brennan we know the benefit of having a best-selling design. Here’s how you can too. Let’s start with…

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Redback Cards: Why it’s Worth Being on thortful (Even if You’re Already a Pro!)

Redback Cards have already carved out their niche in the Greetings industry, but it’s still worth their while being on thortful. Read on to find out why! … So… you’ve spent years establishing your card business through blood, sweat, tears, fears, small steps, big wins, hell yeah’s, oh no’s, epic emails, microscopic lunch breaks, Pantone…

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cardshit Swear Profanities Will Liven Up Your Designs

Hearts and flowers are not for everyone, we know that here at cardshit. The noughties and the twenty-tens (as we are apparently supposed to be calling them) are all about being rude, crude and bold about your feelings. So why should the greetings cards we send be any different to the banter we have with…

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