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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Today I'm here to talk about ink pad storage. Now, I have to admit that mine aren't organized in any exciting way. I don't have a lot of inks, and they are in two different drawers which, for now, is convenient enough. But for those of you who have a sizable collection and would like better access to all your colors, here are a few ideas.

Most companies that sell ink pads also have custom cabinets for sale to store them in, like this one made by Close to My Heart.
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Hobby Lobby has this space-saving wire rack by Cropper Hopper for just $9.99.
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You can always invest in very nice generic cabinets designed to hold ink pads, like this $60.00 one by Stamp 'n Storage. http://www.stampnstorage.com/?page_id=121
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A more economical version is an old cassette tape storage cabinet, like this one I found on Pinterest:
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Just out of curiosity, I looked to see what could be found on ebay in the way of a cassette tape cabinet and I found this for $24.98:
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Going to yard sales and thrift stores might produce some at give-away prices. It would be a good idea to bring a few of your ink pads to see if they fit in the slots.

Some CD racks might hold ink pads, too, and there are a lot to choose from out there. Here's a great one that I discovered while researching this topic. They are called "Media Stix" and they can mount on even the narrowest bit of wall. In the photo below you can see one ink pad placed in the lower right rack. These are available from Target and are only $12.99 each. http://www.target.com/p/atlantic-media- ... 7AoduC0Auw

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If you have a roomy corner on your desk, you could store your inks in a letter tray like this from Ikea.
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This plastic case by Art Bin is big enough to hold the Tim Holtz distress inks.
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The smaller of these inexpensive ($5.99) stackable wire shelves from The Container Store (http://www.containerstore.com/shop?prod ... mall+shelf) would work well, provided you dodn't mind stacking several of your ink pads on each shelf.
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Some other storage container ideas are: clear plastic shoe boxes, plastic drawer units (like the ones made by Iris), tilt bins, photo boxes.

Another great idea is this one - reference sheets showing all the colors of ink in your collection. A great way to pick out just the right shade!
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The most important thing in storing inks is to keep them flat.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:20 am 
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Let's see your ideas for storing ink pads.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:56 am 
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My ink pads are in a drawer of the armoire in my space! (I don't stamp much at all, so I only have about 10 ink pads total!)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:51 pm 
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I have a few more than you do, Stephanie, but I wish I had more so I could organize them! :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:28 pm 
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I have my Tim Holtz pads in a Tum Holtz storage case
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the rest I have in 2 storage cabinets I bought at Menards

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:32 pm 
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I have a drawer of ink pads, bigger ones in the back CTMH/stazon/Close to my Heart and my favorite the cats eye by colorbox are in the front. I use them a decent amount, but that is something I am working on this year is stamping.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Mine all fit neatly in one drawer of my Ikea Alex set of drawers.

Great ideas Susan!

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