Fold of the Week: Holiday Style, Simple Ideas
Well, the holidays are coming – and now is the time to dream up a great holiday greeting card to help you stand out from the crowd. And, to get your ideas flowing, I’m going to dedicate two weeks to holiday solutions.
We’re starting simple, because you don't have to break the bank to make a great impression:
- I’ve got 5 ideas for you, and each one is unique and special and simple.
- You can add or subtract effects and finishing techniques to meet your budget and your timeline.
Start thinking and sketching ideas and I'll be back with some next-level "Wow" holiday ideas for you, too. Thanks for watching and subscribing. I’ll see you next week.
How were these cards produced?
Folding Style: Single Fold, Tri-Fold, Asymmetrical Accordion, Waterfall Accordion
Sample #1: Pageworks
Size: 4 x 9.125 " folded; 8 x 9.125” flat
Sample #2: Modern Litho for Central Bank of Boone County
Size: 7 x 7 " folded; 14 x 7” flat
Sample #3: G5
Size: 6.875 x 5" folded; 18.875 x 5” flat
Sample #4: MINX Design with Litho Print
Size: 7 x 5" folded; 15.5 x 5” flat
Sample #5: Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate USA
Size: 4.75 x 6.75 " folded; 11.75 x 6.75” flat
Production and Finishing: Varied
Budget Rating: Low - Moderate
Trish Witkowski is Chief Folding Fanatic at the online community foldfactory.com. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a master of science degree in Graphic Arts Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing Management and Sciences (now the School of Print Media).
An award-winning designer, Trish held the position of creative director for a Baltimore-based agency for six years, and has taught design and desktop publishing at the college level. She has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and is the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InterTech™ Technology Award winner.
Trish frequently publishes articles for graphic arts industry publications, and has written three books on the topic of folding: A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher's Handbook, and FOLD: The Professional's Guide to Folding.