Okay embellishment fans – now that you know how to find free embellishments, know the 10 most popular embellishment designs, and use and layer embellishments kits in your Picaboo projects, you might be wondering how to organize them on your computer. As a closet OCD sufferer, I have to confess that I LOVE organizing things – closets, garages, rooms and drawers. My computer is no exception. Everyone has to find an organization plan that works for them and this one works for me.
First, I set up a file folder on my desktop and name it Shauna. This indicates to anyone using my computer (husband, kids, etc.) that this folder is MINE and they should leave it alone!
Then within this folder I set up subfolders for documents, music, photos, etc. One of the subfolders in “Shauna” is called “Digital Kits.” It is here that I store my extensive collection of embellishment kits.
I download the kits directly into this folder as zipped files. When I unzip them, I set them up as follows:
1. Name the kit – I usually use the name the designer gave the kit or I’ll select a name that represents the theme or holiday. For example, some kits are named “Handy Man,” “Frosted Winter,” or “Jellybeans and Lollipops.” Of course, you can name your kit anything you wish. Just pick a name that makes it easy for you because once you start collecting embellishment kits, it gets really addicting!
2. Set up subfolders within the kit – I use three basic subfolders within each digital kit. Alphas, Elements, and Papers (or backgrounds). Some mega-kits have so many elements you may want to add additional folders like ribbons, word art, buttons, etc.
3. Preview sheet – I always include the preview sheet (if there is one) in my kit folder. It’s great to be able to click on the preview sheet and review the entire kit.
After unzipping my kits, I then sort the different items into their respective folders. The kits are alphabetized within the main Digital Kits folder and I can scroll through them easily to find whatever I need to add to my Picaboo projects.
How do you organize your digital embellishment kits? If you have tips, I’d love to hear them!
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