Welcome again to another Papertrey Ink group post. Today's post is a bit unique but so much fun! This stamp set and file concept was designed by Nichole Heady and features concepts by Dawn McVey.
It's a set designed to coordinate with all three of the Desktop File dies and Rolodex filing systems and includes everything you need to create an easy to manage system for filing bits & pieces of inspiration. From color combinations to sketches, techniques and so much more.
My take on this stamp set and system is probably a bit different from others as I seem to think in non-traditional ways, but one thing that is very important to me is to create things that inspire me and make me want to look and touch, even in my file system shown here. This sits on my desk in my craft room and in starting this system I knew I wanted it to be something special, more of a decor piece filled with bits of me and my style. I have started filling it with ideas that float about in my mind or that I see online and have found it to be so much fun to sit down and let an idea come to life quickly and document it on an index card, ready to be put to use later.
I chose to focus mainly on the Embellishments category and have a few samples to show you my take on this system.
Each of these embellishment ideas can be used over and over again in various ways just by changing the color of products used, switching the dies, adding a different sentiment, etc.
Even taking the embellishment to a larger level is an option and so inspiring.
I love taking bits and pieces, buttons, scraps, etc, and clipping them to my index card to inspire me even more. Here I've taken bits of fabric scraps in the color combination noted on the card and mixed in patterns of gingham, floral, and dots, so not only am I inspired by the colors but also by the pattern combinations.
And lastly, I chose to focus a bit on the Packaging category as this is an area that I love to seek out and enjoy incorporating into my paper-crafting. Here I've listed what I need to make a certain package come to life and have clipped it to a quick version of the package that I can tuck away inside my file system.
I've learned that my file system can be used for so much more than strictly staying organized. To me it is completely inspirational and I can't wait to fill it day by day and will be sure to share my ideas with you here as they are placed in their new, shabby home.
I can't wait to see how the other designers have used their Desktop File: Inspiration sets. I know each will be unique and very much a reflection of themselves.
- Heather Nichols
- Dawn McVey
- Betsy Veldman
- Ashley Cannon Newell
- Maile Belles
- Jessica Witty
- Erin Lincoln
- Danielle Flanders
Thanks for your visit!