Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Inspiration


Here's a little post I've written for the Creative Collective blog today on finding inspiration in books.
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A project might stall because we run out of time, something comes along with a higher priority, or we simply get distracted by something shiny. But looking around at all my half finished projects I’ve realised that I most often put aside the ones that weren’t quite turning out the way I pictured in my head and so I’ve lost the motivation to pick them back up again.

That’s when I turn to books. It’s no secret that I’m a bookaholic, and when I need a bit of inspiration that’s where I turn. Sure, there are plenty of online places to find inspiration, Pinterest being a good one, but books really speak to me. So for the duration of the July project I’m going to share some favorites from my collection in hopes that you might find some inspiration and be able to look at that half-finished project in a new way!

The first books I’d like to share with you are on card and invitation making. You never know, you might find layout inspiration for a scrapbooking page, gift-wrapping ideas, a pretty pattern, or inspiration to finish off that snail mail package you started last month. Don’t be afraid to search for inspiration in seemingly unrelated areas to the project you are working on!
1000 Greetings by Peter King is choc full of amazing invitations, announcements, greetings, and self promotion of the (mostly) professionally printed kind. Get a little sneak peek inside here.

1000 Handmade Greetings by Laura McFadden and Deborah Baskin is exactly what the title suggests, 1000 gorgeous, hand-made cards. Get a little sneak peek inside here.


Check out more posts on the Creative Collective blog!


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