Story Boards Keep the Inspiration Alive

I don't know if you are like me, but when reading a magazine, I am continually ripping out pages that inspire me. My goal is that when I'm ready to use one of these ideas, I'll know where to find it. Fast forward to storyboards. Simple corkboards get loaded with the pages that I want to remember. In this way I don't have to guess which pile of magazines holds the nugget I'm looking for.

My magazine clippings remind to think about a project I want to start or inspire me for their art value.

My magazine clippings remind to think about a project I want to start or inspire me for their art value.


Another storyboard holds gift tags, invitations, photos and even ribbon that I can’t seem to part with.

Another storyboard holds gift tags, invitations, photos and even ribbon that I can’t seem to part with.

Start by purchasing a corkboard from an online retailer like Wayfair, and either have it reframed inexpensively, or keep it as is. The items you display can hang over the edges of the frame and mostly hide the border altogether. The objective is to get your ideas up and visually accessible to keep your creative juices flowing.

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A simple corkboard is all you need to start…

Your clippings should overlap. Throw in some 3D items such as charms, ribbons or gift cards to create interest

Layer, layer, layer.  Each addition holds new meaning.

Layer, layer, layer. Each addition holds new meaning.

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