Are you feeling overwhelmed when it comes to designing your own custom projects? Do you struggle to come up with design ideas and don’t know where to start? If so, then you’re not alone. Designing can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. In this post, we’ll cover a four-step framework to help you design your own custom projects, and we’ll provide you with a free craft planner to speed up your design process.

By the end of this video, you’ll
? Go from not knowing where to start when it comes to coming up with design ideas to having a simple design framework to save you a ton of time.
? How to put the framework together to generate your own ideas.
? Have access to a free craft planner to help speed up your design process.


Step 1: Pick Your Topic or Theme

The first step in the design process is to pick your topic or theme. Your topic or theme will serve as the foundation for your project and will guide your design choices. It can be helpful to choose something that you’re passionate about or that inspires you. Some examples of topics or themes could be holidays, events, current trends, or memes. Once you’ve chosen your topic or theme, you can move on to the next step.

Step 2: Pick Your Project

The next step is to pick your project. What do you want to create? Do you want to design a t-shirt, a poster, or a greeting card? Your project will dictate the size and layout of your design. It’s important to consider the purpose of your project and who your audience is. For example, if you’re designing a poster for a music festival, you may want to choose a bold and eye-catching design to attract attention.

Step 3: Pick Your Graphics

Now it’s time to pick your graphics. Graphics can include illustrations, photographs, patterns, or textures. Think about what graphics would best represent your topic or theme and your project. You can search for graphics online or create your own. Just be sure that the graphics you choose are high-quality and appropriate for your project.

Step 4: Pick Your Fonts

The final step is to pick your fonts. Fonts can have a big impact on the look and feel of your design. Consider the mood and tone you want to convey with your project and choose fonts that complement your graphics and overall design. You can choose a combination of fonts, such as a bold serif font for headlines and a script font for body text.

With these four steps, you’ll have a simple framework to help you design your own custom projects. However, if you’re still struggling with the design process, we’ve got you covered. You can join our free Facebook group and get the Confident Crafter’s Planner, which includes prompts and worksheets to help you brainstorm ideas and plan your projects. With the planner and the framework, you’ll be able to save a ton of time and create designs that you’re proud of. So what are you waiting for? Join our Facebook group and get started today!

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