Friday, January 23, 2015

5 Days To An Organized Craft Stash–Day Five: Ink Pads and Refills

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Hi, everyone, welcome to Day 5 of MFT’s 5 Days To An Organized Craft Stash feature. Check out the MFT Blog to see what designers are participating today and how you can win this prize package—there’s a different one every day so don’t miss a single chance to win some MFT goodness!

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Holy moly, would you look at that prize!? I’d say that is one GRAND prize indeed!!

And, you guessed it—we’re featuring ink pad and refill organization and storage today! The ink pad storage I use is what lots of stampers use—something similar to the Organize More organizer that is part of today’s grand prize. I have four of them, each one bought at a different time and place and each one a little different but pretty much the same overall.

I separate my ink pads by formula: all dye inks in one organizer…

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… hybrids in another…

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…and pigments in yet another.

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As you can see, there is room to store the refills right beside the ink pads so they stay right together. If I have a blending foam pad already used for a color, I’ll store that in the same cubby, as well. I label the end of each ink pad so I can immediately tell what it is, plus I put a small circle of matching card stock on the top of each bottle of ink so they’re all color coded and I know exactly what I’m reaching for.

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My ink pad storage is pretty main stream, except for these. I love to have my own spots using MFT inks so I purchase uninked 1” cubes and ink them up with refills. I use them a lot to ink up a small area of a stamp or part of a sentiment. I canNOT bring myself to cutting stamps apart so this gives me the ability to ink up part of it without the butchering ;-) After they’re inked up I label them with the color and a little generic image.

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And there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by today! As always, I hope I’ve given you some useful ideas for organization and storage in your own stamping space.


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25 comments:

  1. Love that you left room to grow in your ink storage so that you don't have to keep moving things around as new colors come out! Also...GENIUS about making your own ink cubes!! What a fabulous idea!!!

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  2. Love those little cubes, wish MFT would bring them out so I can buy them. Hugs, Amanda x

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  3. Hi Barbara, thank you for a glimpse of your room and your ink storage. It looks great.
    A tip on storing your foam blender pads, I think I saw this on Jennifer McGuire's blog: Put a small piece of sticky backed Velcro on the bottom of each (large) ink pad and stick the foam pad to it. That way you always have the right pad/colour at hand.

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  4. This is an awesome idea to buy uninked cubes and reinkers...where did you buy them from? jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

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  5. I like the idea of the ink cubes.

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  6. The mini's are all the rage right now.. your creating your own... I love it

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  7. I love the 1" cubes! That is such a great idea. Where did you find them?

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  8. I love them all so awesome
    Great ideas

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  9. I guess I never though much about separating my ink type before, but such a great idea, thanks for that tip and I love the little cubes, they are great for taking to cropping without taking the whole kit and caboodle. I'm also a scrapper. TFS

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  10. I'm with Jackie, where do you find plain cubes?

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  11. I LOVE your idea of getting 1" spots to fill with ink. Very creative outside of the box thinking, just as it all of your great work. Where did you find these? I'm going to have to copy this idea. It's brilliant.Thank you for all of your inspiration too. I've been lurking for years but am now officially following. Have a great weekend! And thank you for any help :)

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  12. Wow! This is a great stamp labeling idea! I hate cutting stamps apart too! Thanks for the tip!

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  13. Oh what a great idea about the little 1" pads. Sigh.... you have a wonderful ink storage system. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love your storage system! Wish I could afford to do that!

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  15. Glad to see I am not the only one who doesn't like to cut my stamps up, but sometimes....I know, I hate it! Love your ink holders Bar!

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  16. love the idea of the 1' ink spots but with the colors you want. This is just awesome! the prize is incredible and this week has been so inspirational!

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  17. I love your system, it looks so amazing!!

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  18. Great tips. I love how you make your own stamp pads. Where do you purchase 1" pads? I couldn't find them in the MFT store.

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  19. What a great idea making our own ink cubes. Awesome ink pad storage....love that the refill is stored right next to the pad.

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  20. Love the way you added the re-inkers into the space next to the ink pads plus those little inch cubes are darling!

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  21. Wonderful post!!!! Love the 1" pads! Most of my ink collection is small pads like this! :)

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  22. Love how you created your own mini inkers! So many times we need to just ink a small area and have a huge ink pad, but you took care of that! love, love, love it!

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  23. I love your ink spots! I love ink spots and have been collecting them over the years, (easy to use & store and more $ for more colors) so the idea of making my own, with my refills, is sooooo great!! Thank you for sharing, I'm off to research where to find the uninked cubes!

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  24. Love your ink storage. Thanks for sharing about the ink spots...LOVE that idea! And thanks for sharing your crafting area with us this week!

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Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!

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