On June 1st, the NEW 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes live, and we'll have 5 new additions to our In Color collection. I made some labels for my ink pads a long time ago...you can see how I use them in the picture below. Here is the updated file of color labels for the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog:
Click HERE to download the label sheet (uses Avery 5160 label template).
Even though the new Firm Foam ink pads that we'll have, include a nifty little color name sticker, the print is not black, nor is it bold enough for me. So, I use the included sticker across the top of the front, PLUS I add my black and bold stickers under that...in the same place as pictured above.
I print out the labels, then cover them (a sticker maker provides a great thin laminate covering), and then punch each color name out with the Word Window Punch. Then peel and stick the label onto the end of the ink pad...and because of the laminate, you can just wipe the label clean if you smear ink on it!
The color names are big and bold so you can easily see them across the table. There are also some color collection names at the end of the sheet of labels, if you'd like to use them. You may find it handy to print out a second sheet of the color names and use those for the file tabs, containers, or shelves of your card stock.
While I cannot sell you the ink pad rack I have, Stampin' Up! does offer one that rotates 360 degrees like mine, with four columns, each with 12 spaces for ink pads (to hold 48 total), called the Color Caddy. Unlike my behemoth, the Color Caddy only requires a 10" footprint to spin freely, and is about 16-1/2" tall.