Clipart and Font Organization

Hi my name is Sara and I have a clipart and font addiction.  Who's with me?!  Ok, hands down.  

I am a very visual person and as much as I love using the computer, I have a hard time viewing things on the screen.  I need a hard copy in front of me.  It's more of a processing difficulty than a visual one.  I hated searching through all my clipart and fonts to find just the right one for my project.

Insert my most favorite thing ever...my Clipart & Fonts binder!!  I can't take credit for the idea, I borrowed it from Katie at Teacher to the Core.


The front holds all my fonts.  Nothing fancy.  I have the artist name at the top of each page and then I type each font name in its' actual font style.  Does that make sense?  Some bloggers, such as A Cupcake for the Teacher, provide a preview for you.


If an artist, such as Kimberly Geswein, has a font that is images, I print out the pdf map of the images.


Then comes the clipart!  Again, I have the artist name at the top of each page.  I have the pages in my binder alphabetically, by artist.  Some artists have multiple pages!


When I purchase new clipart, I add the preview picture of the set to my powerpoint file.  I don't reprint the page every time I get new clipart.  I usually only go through and print pages every few months or so.  Unless I know that I am going to use the clipart right away and want to view all the images.


I'm not going to lie, this binder was a lot of work to make.  However, it has made my creating process SO much easier!  It was definitely worth it.  I keep this binder with me all the time and use it every single time I make a product.  I know this is not for everyone, but I hope that some of you find it useful!


8 comments

  1. I love this idea! The amount of fonts and clip art I have accumulated since I started blogging a year ago has increase dramatically. Thank you for a great way to organize them!

    Mary
    Fit to be Fourth

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  2. Oh my! now THAT is organization!!! I wish i could get that way for everything I have! haha!
    Jen
    Teacher by the Beach

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  3. I love this! I already made a font binder with all my fonts, but I definitely need to do the clip art too! I always forget what I have.Thanks for the idea!
    ~Kristen
    Teaching Trio

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  4. Thanks, Sara! I'm just getting started with TpT but have been collecting clipart and fonts for years. I definitely need to do this!
    Dianne
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

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  5. OOOH! So that's how everyone knows what they have! So smart :) Thank you for the idea.

    Leanna
    lilismilee.blogspot.com
    A Little of LiLi

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  6. This is AWESOME! I want to make a font binder. I feel like I use the same fonts over and over again. Great idea!!!
    Courtney
    ramonarecommends.com

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  7. I need to do this! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
    Tiffany
    www.thelearningeffect.com

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  8. I started a notebook this weekend. Found clipart I forgot I had purchased! I hope mine turns out half as cute as yours!!!
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

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