Hello! To wish you a very happy start of a new week, today’s post has something fun and entertaining, especially for those out there who are OCD and like to organize crafting supplies (like me). This is one of the most highly requested videos I get from my fans out there so I hope you will find something that would work for your own crafting space.
*** DISCLAIMER *** Before we start, I would like to state that all the companies mentioned in this post and in the video below did not pay me to do this review. All of the products shown here are purchased personally by me. I am sharing my own thoughts and opinions in hope of inspiring other crafters out there.
As you all know, there are many different ways to store different types of ink pads. Lots of people use wood compartment ink pad storage systems that can be stacked up against walls. For some people these work great and can be a part of awesome craftroom decorations. However, I like to put everything away and have a super clean work area. So, drawers and storage bins are my best friends.
For most used dye inks: I use these storage binz, as shown in the picture above. There are two different types of these binz. I am using older style one which you can get it here and upgraded style one can be purchased here. I store Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts Inks for an easy and fast reach.
For Distress Ink Pads: This drawer organizer work great! The longer compartment one holds 16 Distress Inks along with the individual mini blending tools. The shorter one you see on the very far right of this drawer holds my extra blending tools and foam pads.
For Pigment Ink Pads and Other Dye Inks: I store them directly in this Alex Drawer Unit. The drawer above this one holds my Distress Inks mentioned above. I have Memento Luxe, Mama Elephant, Color Theory, and few others here. It is so easy to locate ink pads I need, quickly grab them and put them away when I am done. Having a good organization system will give you more freedom and time to create.
For Stampin Up! Ink Pads: I store them in this designated ink pad caddy by SU!. This fits them perfectly and I set this on top of my other drawer unit. They spin well so you can easily see all the colors. (And those ink pads come with labels!)
** There is obviously no need to put all of these ink pads. I collected them little by little and slowing building my palette. I do not think I will buy any more new brands, but will continue to build my current collections as those companies come out with new colors in the future. These are great brands and I love them all. Having lots of inks give you wider range of color selection, but it is not necessary for you to be able to create well. So, if you are wanting to have them all, just take your time!
To learn how I label all of my ink pads easy and fast, make sure to watch the video above. You would not want to miss it! I use both my laser printer and inkjet printer for the labels. They print really well and it is super easy to use them on any ink pads.
Planet Label has generously offered a 10% OFF discount code for their labels. Use code “PlanetPlus” when you shop. You can check out the ones I mentioned in the video along with other labels they carry HERE. Discount code is valid from Nov. 2nd 2014 to Nov. 15th 2014.
I am giving away ONE Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad Caddy System! To enter to win this beauty, leave me a comment below and share your favorite ink pad brands (doesn’t have to be just one brand!). I will pick a one lucky winner on Nov. 16th.