Think Like a Customer

The best way to decide if your new card will sell? Put yourself in the shoes of a customer. We’ve laid out some top tips on how to do this, so that you can critique each design before you upload, and ask yourself ‘will customers buy this?’. 1. Customers are looking for a card for…

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New themes for Mother’s Day 2019

Here at thortful HQ we’ve been brainstorming some topics to inspire your Mother’s Day designs! From classic ‘Mum’ activities and sayings, to current trends to adapt for the occasion, read our hotlist to get inspired: … Pets: Illustrations work best for these kinds of cards, but try to go for a generic breed/colouring! From the…

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5 Tips for Designing a Top Seller

With key seasons coming up, it’s always good to think about how you can make your next card a bestseller. We’ve shortlisted 5 tips to help you ensure your next design is a success! . . . 1. Cards are for occasions We know that when designing a card, it’s important to think about trends, and humour, and…

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What to Design Right Now: June 2018

Find out what you should be designing, uploading and promoting right now in order to optimise your thortful sales, with our handy infographic below. Just cmd + click or ctrl + click to save! . . .     . . . . . .

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New Themes for Father’s Day 2018

Here at thortful HQ we’ve been brainstorming some particularly Dad-related topics to inspire your Father’s Day designs! From classic ‘Dad’ TV shows, to current trends to adapt for the occasion, read our hotlist to get inspired:   Sports and Hobbies: Football – think specific teams rather than football in general: Dads can be very loyal…

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Industry Design Trends for 2018

We’re always on the lookout for what is trending in the design world and across the card industry. There are lots of crossovers from homewares and stationery trends, and when it comes to cards sometimes it’s more of a subtle feel or accent rather than a specific use of a design trend. We’ve rounded up the…

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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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What to Design Now: August 2017

Find out what you should be designing, uploading and promoting right now in order to optimise your thortful sales, with our handy infographic below. Just cmd + click or ctrl + click to save!  

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