Monday, February 11, 2013

I have a dilemma.  It's nothing earth shattering, just a bit of a hassle.  I'm willing to bet a chocolate chip cookie that you have an idea or two I might be able to use.

Here is my current "working" ink pad area.  I made the switch to Memento ink and I don't have a cool storage solution.  I don't even have a very efficient area.  These are the ones I use all the time:


Below are the ones I use less frequently, maybe for special projects, or use for classes:


Yep, some rarely get used, but I just can't part with them...

How do YOU organize and store your ink pads?  Is there a specific container or tool you found that you just can't live without?  I'd love to hear (and see!) your best ink pad storage solutions -- leave a comment and include a link to a photo(s), if you have 'em!  Thanks in advance -- that {virtual} chocolate chip cookie is waiting for you!
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9 comments:

  1. I don't have many, so they fit in my tool bag easily! But I have a friend that has a lot of them also -- and she actually bought a printers tray at an antique store (I see them at antique stores all the time) ... and the pads fit in there perfectly! :)

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  2. I went with the Memento Dew Drops just to save space...I have the full size in the Rich Cocoa/Tuxedo. I'm betting you could pop those into a cassette tape holder, similar to this:

    http://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/6762191/il_fullxfull.344023608.jpg

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  3. I have seen this thing on someone's blog but I don't remember whose, use a "cassette shelf", it beautifully holds the inkpad, and she also mentioned that she got it from thrift store for dirt cheap... Hope this idea helps you...

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  4. I had the same idea as Chitra and Amy.. I have mostly distress inks and I am not sure they would fit into a cassette tape but it is a wonderful idea... as for my own idea I am currently looking for a solution as well... so much for the virtual cookie! lol Good luck, I will be dropping back to hopefully see more solutions!

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  5. Yes I agree with all of the above, I have been on the hunt for an old cassette tape holder to pop in my bookshelf!

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  6. I need organiztion tips too. Someone used IKEA shelving in a really fun way. The cassette tape shelf sounds like a good idea! :)

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  7. I'll be popping in to read these comments because I have similar storage dilemma!

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  8. I know I'm super late to the party but here's how I store mine:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissashea/6623606291/in/photostream

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  9. I just use the ink storage organizer from Stampin' Up. It fits 60 pads (with purchasing the extension piece) and it spins, so it takes up less space. I LoVE it! fits all the reinkers (or stickles) in the top trays too.

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