Welcome back to the second part of this week's "Get it Together" Organizing with Style feature. Today we are discussing how to organize your stamping inks. The system you decide upon will depend on how many ink pads you have and if you like to have them "put away" or out where you can see them.
Since I am primarily a stamper, I use my inks often so I like to have them out on my workspace. Some of my inks are stored in an old wooden cassette case (remember those?). It has 100 slots but you can remove some of the dividers if the ink pads are too tall.
On my workspace I also have this wooden organizer that swivels. I believe this was from www.stampinthings.com. I like that it holds different sizes of ink pads and you can also store ink refills in the smaller compartments.
This is a "parts" case from a home improvement store, made by Workforce. It is perfect for my large size chalk ink pads. It's also portable.
Distress Inks are smaller than regular ink pads. This is the Tim Holtz aluminum case made specifically to hold 24 Distress Inks. This worked great until I bought the 12 new colors!
Now I store all 36 in this 3-tiered plastic storage box (available at craft stores). I like that they are all together and, with the labels facing out, it is easy to find the colors needed. And it, too, is very portable.
Each of the two upper compartments holds 18 pads; the bottom, thinner compartment holds the refills.
For smaller Cat's Eyes ink pads or "ink spots", I use a partitioned plastic Art Bin case.
Other possible ideas would be to store inks in old cigar boxes, Iris cart drawers, plastic project boxes, baskets or boxes.
We would love to hear how you store your ink pads! Comment on this post and you will be entered into the prize drawing!