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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What to Design for Father’s Day: 3 Top Tips

So you’re mid-way through designing your Father’s Day cards, and you’ve got some ideas up your sleeve, but you’re looking to create your next bestseller. What’s the best way to get inspired? Read on for our guide to identifying themes and concepts for your designs for this year… … 1. What do Dads like? The…

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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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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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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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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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10 Inspiring Quotes for Creatives

Lacking creative inspiration this week? Need a little kernel of wisdom to get those creative juices flowing and help with those card designs? Then look no further! We’ve collected some of our favourite creative quotes to keep you feeling fresh and inspired 🙂 Have you got any inspiring quotes to share? We’d love to hear them! Tweet…

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7 Inspirational Photographers You Should be Following on Instagram

A picture can speak a thousand words and evoke so much emotion, so with that in mind, we wanted to celebrate all things photography here at thortful this month. Aside from our talented photography creators who capture beautiful moments from behind the lens, Instagram is an exceptional platform to seek photography inspiration. Search a host…

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