Keep a folder where you can keep a note of project ideas, design and inspiration. This is useful for when you are planning to make a handmade card or two but are stuck for inspiration. Use the folder as part sketchbook for drawing out ideas for designs and part scrapbook. Cut out pictures from magazines that show unusual color schemes or layout ideas and translate these into your own projects.
Use a general purpose folder to keep as your inspiration file or look for a ready-made scrapbook.
Tips for Keeping an Inspiration FolderHere are some tips for keeping an inspiration folder to help you with your handmade cards:
- As well as keeping notes of ideas for card designs, keep a list of ideas for sentiments for cards
- Look in fashion and lifestyle magazines for new trends which will keep your card ideas fresh and modern
- Take a photo or scan cards that you have made and add these to your folder as these can be a useful reference for card making sessions.