Username Post: How to store ink pads?        (Topic#1584649)
kiyawinn
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I currently store my inkpads in a box on my shelf but it is a hassle pulling it down and looking for the right colour....
I was looking at the Portaink cases. I'm not keen on the plain black plastic of it but I guess it would work. I was looking for a wire shelf type thing that I could store them on.
How do you store your ink pads? Have you found a great way that works for you?

Thanks!
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  • stick on 01-30-13 03:17 PM
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For my Distress I have a 14" ArtBin QuickView box, with a homemade slot-construction posterboard interior:
Distress Ink storage, closed By Stick

It's much more full now, lol. I'm planning a second box but with the interior adjusted for a column of Distress and then a couple columns of the wider ink pads.


 
SherylEb
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I use this and love it! I put distress and regular pads in it. Only ones that I have found that don't fit are the Colorbox full size. They are too tall. I have washi tape in the trays on the top.
The inserts make distress pads not slide too deep. I don't take it anywhere, I just like that it swivels on a metal base. I didnt put the strap on or the front portable guards


 
kelseymel
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I've always loved this idea from Rosita:

Distress Ink Pad storage By Rosita

I just can't attach anything to the walls (I scrap in the dining room), so mine sit in a little 3 drawer organizer.


 
armygirl
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Ink pad storage By Armygirl

bought this old cassette holder at goodwill and I painted it, works well for me.


 
RedSquirrel
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Mine are just in a shallow drawer. I store the pigment inks upside down and have stamped their colour on the base of each. I don't store the Distress inks upside down - one was rather too juicy and made a big mess.


 
OlesyaK.
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I love my storage trays! made them from the lids of the shoe boxes - shallow and cheap. I re-positioned the wire cube shelves making the shelves very small, one tray high, to store all my trays. It's perfect for the zoo of the ink pads that I have! (most of the pre-made solutions for storage are tailored to a particular brand and/or size of the ink pads). It's super easy to pull out the tray and look at the color choices)))
ink trays By OlesyaK.


 
madmatter
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mine are also just in a shallow drawer ... I mostly have distress inks so I store them upright and just rummage through to find what I need. I don't have a ton of them (less than 20) so it's not really a problem


 
mindygail
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good question, I have a two tiered black wire cupcake thingy with about 5 ink pads that is all i have for now ! I do have a sil who stores hers in a swivel stampin up thing that really works for her!!


 
teresa0817
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I use an old cassette holder like armygirl. Mine is a lot smaller than hers and I can slide it in my shelving unit. Most pads fit perfect and it is easy to see the colors. I got mine at the goodwill for $1.99. It holds about 25 pads.


 
armygirl
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  • teresa0817 Said:
I use an old cassette holder like armygirl. Mine is a lot smaller than hers and I can slide it in my shelving unit. Most pads fit perfect and it is easy to see the colors. I got mine at the goodwill for $1.99. It holds about 25 pads.



I love my cassette holder,,,it will store 100 ink pads,,It's not full yet,, I dont know if I will ever have it full but for now the colors I have work fine for me.


 
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Many great ideas...Thanks for sharing!


 
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