Alrighty, it’s the second day for a group post for Papertrey Ink’s June release. Today, the team is featuring “Desktop File: Inspiration” to share products on how to organize a creative process. Really, really cool! I had a great time assembling my reference point, an acrylic rolodex from The Container Store. I purchased the lone floor model and the cashier sold it to be more about 20% off because it was missing an address index file (it didn’t matter I didn’t plan on using it , right?) and the dowel was cracked. I pulled out all the inserts, added some glue to the dowel, and refilled it with some plain rolodex cards! It’s super clean and contemporary. Although I love all things vintage and rustic, I always will have an appreciation for modern elements, so I indulged this time.
Anyway, I wanted to share a short highlight of myself assembling my rolodex so I can have a place to organize my inspirational elements. Thank God for my husband who was willing to lend a helping hand in recording and editing the video! It helps he has an interest in videography.
Here are a few still shots of my desktop inspiration filing system.
Here is the rolodex partially full. I can’t wait until I fill it up with inspirational ideas, techniques, and concepts!
Using the rolodex dies, I cut the index tabs from cardstock and organized my desktop file into categories that fit my needs (for now)! The great thing about this product line is that if I ever have a change of heart, I can always change it up – even if it’s just to re-design it in a new color palette!
Each section includes inspirational ideas. Here, you can see a color combination I want to remember and use when I need that inspirational jolt.
Sketches are so great. I love that I can jot these down at work (or even on the go – keep a few in my purse), the simply add them to my rolodex. I’m always using random pieces of paper and losing them. Problem solved with Desktop File: Inspiration! YAY!
You can organize it in so many ways – front/back, left/right – stamp the coordinating images and get those ideas down.
Flip through with ease and get inspired!
You can even stamp elements for a layout/sketch! Just love all the details.