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papertrey ink june release projects

desktop file: inspiration

It's day 5 of the Papertrey Ink June release countdown - today is the last day of sneak peek projects before the set and gallery reveals and then all of the new products will be available to purchase at 10PM ET at Papertrey Ink!

Today is another group post day and we are all sharing the new Desktop File: Inspiration set. This set is a little different in the sense that it is all about helping you to organize in your crafting world. If you are a crafter, there's nothing better that keeping things in order so that you know what you have and where it is... in our heads anyways! I know there are some very organized crafters out there - and then there are some of us with the best intentions. I think I personally fall somewhere in the middle and I can lean to either end depending on the day.


So, okay, back to what this set is about. It takes the idea of a Rolodex file and caters it to something that is useful to crafters. The set is actually so versatile with what you want to organize, that I sat down and wrote the options I had and then determined what I would actually use.

For my little system of sorts, I know it can't be something too overwhelming or hard to keep up with. What I am filing away in this little system is something I do already, but now it's on little file cards and categorized too (instead of papers floating all over my desk...!)

I started off with the category dividers that I die cut from kraft cardstock, stamped the category on the tab, stamped a pretty little image from Stitches and Swirls, and then backed with a bit of patterned paper (you will see more of that in the photos below.) The holder is a Rolodex one that I found at a local office supply store.


This is taking a look in my card section. I have a file of saved pictures on my computer that I have been inspired by when looking at blogs, Pinterest, etc. I took the images in the folder and printed them in a contact sheet like format and then cut them up to add to the cards. You can print out quite a few little pictures this way and get a number of cards completed.

The white cards are from a package that I bought at the office supply store - you get a big bunch for a pretty inexpensive price.

I like to do sketches of projects that I like - it helps me to break the design elements down. So even though I have the photo, I did a quick sketch too.

Finally, I wrote a few notes about the project - something that stood out to me on the card, a technique I like, etc.


Here's a look at my scrapbook section. This layout is one by Danielle and has always been one of my favorites! I did the same things here as the card: little photo, sketch, and design notes. The only extra with the scrapbook pages is that I added how many photos where in the page design.


The coolest thing about the Rolodex style? I can pull out a card and bring it with me - maybe I am heading to the store, maybe just to my craft supplies to start working on a project. I love that!


Here's a look at my embellishment section - for the embellishments I just did the photo and then notes on what I liked about the design.


So there's a peek at my little system that I am going to use with the Desktop File: Inspiration set. You can go to Nichole's blog and link up to the rest of the design team to see all of the organization inspiration!

Thanks you so much for joining me for the June release countdown! I will be back tomorrow with the rest of my projects from the June release to share.


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Inspiration File

stamps: Desktop File: Inspiration, Stitches & Swirls

ink: Smokey Shadow, Fresh Snow, Classic Kraft

cardstock: kraft, various patterned papers

other: Desktop File Card dies, card holder (Rolodex), white refill cards (Rolodex)