Today I am super excited to announce that my little stamp company will be having a holiday release and it is our biggest one yet! I am super excited for you to see what I have created. They will be launching early next week! Click here to sign up for our mailing list to know exactly when they launch.
In the meantime, I wanted to share a peek into my process for designing my stamps. Like most, I love using Pinterest as a resource for gathering inspiration for both future stamps and various projects. I seriously don’t know what I’d do without it.
That being said, it can sometimes become a little tricky to find specific inspiration images that you may be looking for. There is such a plethora of content on the website that it can become cluttered...and no one likes clutter! To help you cut down on the time you waste falling down the Pinterest-rabbit-hole, I have put together a list of my top 3 tips for finding inspiration on Pinterest. Throughout the post I will also be sharing some of the inspiration pictures I used while designing my holiday stamps.
So are you ready for an overload of holiday inspiration? I am! (P.S. Want to get even more into the holiday spirit? Click here to listen to my favorite Christmas album while you read this post!)
Tip #1 // Scroll Through the "Related Pins"
Within the past few months Pinterest added a new feature to their website called "related pins". In essence, this means that when clicking on a specific pin, there are similar pins listed below the image you clicked on. Since this is rather hard to explain, I figured I show you below...
I find this extremely helpful as I tend to be very picky when it comes to the inspiration pictures I pin to my boards. For my personal Pinterest boards I like to keep a certain "look" to feed...a brand of sorts. I like my photos to all have a similar aesthetic that represents my personal style.
The "related pins" update has made it so much easier to find images that all look the same as they tend to group images together based on the websites they were pinned from, etc. Basically, you can find one pin that you love and, when you click on it, there will be a multitude of other pins that will likely fit the look you are going for. In some ways you are still falling down a Pinterest-rabbit-hole, but it is definitely a much prettier one!
As a note, I have found that some pins do not have "related pins" listed below them, however, that's not as a common.
Tip #2 // Click over to the specific board
Another tip to cut down on searching time is clicking over to the board the pin you like was pinned to. When you click onto a specific pin that you come across, you will notice that on the right-hand side you can see the user and board this pin was originally saved on (pictured below).
If you click over to that user's board, you will most likely find more images that have a similar feel and will work for you.
Plus, it's always fun to come across new people on Pinterest who's pins you like.
Tip #3 // Follow your Favorite Bloggers
Whenever I come across a new blogger whose style I love I always follow them on two social media accounts: Instagram and Pinterest. Typically, I tend to follow fashion, beauty, and craft bloggers, all of which are very creative and visual industries, which means that they usually have pretty awesome feeds.
Once you have a handful of bloggers and other creatives whose style, whether that be photography style or cardmaking style, etc., that you follow, it takes minutes to find inspiration for a certain project. Just type their name into the search bar, head over to their feed, and start scrolling through their pins!
My personal Pinterest crushes are Lia Griffith for photography and Candy Charette for her cardmaking boards. Follow them below!
And that's it! Hope you enjoyed this post and the three tips I shared for finding inspiration on Pinterest! If you'd like, you can follow me on Pinterest here. I am always pinning so sorry if I flood your feeds!
Do you have any favorite pinners that I didn't mention? Leave them in the comments below!