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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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 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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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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7 Emerging Graphic Design Trends Taking Over 2016

Have you noticed some consistencies in the dazzling world of design this year? With our friends at Canva, we’ve put together a list of our favourite trends to make sure you stay inspired to push your creative boundaries! 1. Mod-Retro Retro no longer means the 1900’s era! Meet “mod-retro” coming to you live from 2016. Mod-Retro is all about the…

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