Word Cloud or Word Collage patterns are popular for a variety of uses. I thought I might try my hand at creating my own seamless word collage pattern using Adobe Illustrator — I’ll be using it to make Holiday cards, craft projects, wrapping paper and more. Since the bows I drew are bright, I decided a dark background would show them to their best advantage. I chose a nice pine-tree green as my base color, and a theme of Christmas words.
Downloadable template at the end of the post.
I love pretty little boxes. So when my husband brought home a gift package of four different popcorn types, all wrapped individually and presented inside a custom-sized popcorn box, it sparked some new ideas. First I ate all the popcorn, and then I was left with a cute little box, wondering what I could use it for. Instead of directly re-purposing it, I decided to pull it apart, lay it out flat, and use it to create a template to make my own versions of the box using my own designs.
With downloadable template at the end of the post.
Recently I created a set of greeting cards from photos of my mother’s paintings and I wanted to put them in a nice presentation box to send to her. There are several online sources for plain white card boxes, but I decided to create my own box for a personal touch. This is the process I used.