Saturday, August 14, 2010

Organizing Ink Pads

I've been spending a lot of time trying to finish "spring cleaning" and get reorganized with the release of the new Stampin' Up! catalog, especially with the color renovations. I made some labels for my ink can see how I use them in the picture below.

Click HERE to download the label sheet (uses Avery 5160 label template).

I print them out, then cover them with clear self-adhesive laminate on the top, and then punch each one out with the Word Window Punch (119857, $15.95). 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!

There are also some card stock colors at the end of the sheet of labels, so you can print out a second sheet and use these for the file tabs, containers, or shelves of your card stock.  The names of the color collections are also included on the label sheet, so you can place them at the top of the color collection and keep them all together. Below you'll see what I did with my In Color ink pads (and any extras I have lying around), and there's a basket on top of the two boxes with my acrylic blocks in it.

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 (104335, $59.95). Unlike my behemoth, the Color Caddy only requires a 10" footprint to spin freely, and is about 16-1/2" tall. AND you can purchase an Extender Kit (107063, $14.95) pictured on the right below, which will add 4 columns of 3 spaces each (12 more total), so you can add in your In Color ink pads for this year, as well as the ones that are coming out next year!

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)
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  1. Thanks for the label sheet. So where did you get your behemoth color caddy. I have one similar but I like yours better since mine has round holes for the ink refills and they don't always fit.

  2. Hi DeeDee, I don't want to violate any rules by sending you a link to purchase competing product, but I think it's okay to tell you that if you search for "The Elite ink pad holder" (without the quotes), you should be able to locate it. I would have purchased the one from Stampin' Up!, but I got mine years before Stampin' Up! introduced theirs, as a gift from my mother :-)

  3. Thank you for sharing the labels. This is very helpful.

  4. Hi, Kimberley! Thanks for this great organizing post and for participating in the Bella B Designs - Inspire Me Linky Party/Blog Hop! HUGS!!


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