This very detailed tutorial by Syllie from Very Simple Designs explains how to create popular paisley motifs used in fabric and stationery designs. Not only you will learn to use Spiro curves, path insets and the Pattern along path extension, but you’ll understand better the nature of paisley patterns — how they are constructed, how they are decorated and what last finishing steps you can take to improve your design.
Another awesome video tutorial by the screencasters.heathenx.org guys.
in this one, they demonstrate how to make playing cards.
here is another awesome tutorial by nicu. In it he demonstrates how to create simple postage stamps using Inkscape. What is really nice about this tutorial is that nicu demonstrates the 3 different ways of aligning circles around the edge of the rectangle to get the perforated edge effect that postage stamps have…
this tutorial is well worth a look.
here is a neat mini-tutorial for inkscape to create an arrowed colour wheel.
here is a nice and simple tutorial for creating a woodgrain effect using inkscape.
the original tutorial of this is the Deutsch translation.