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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Storage for Ink Pads

One of my favorite inks to work with for backgrounds, these little DewDrop pads can be tricky to store. This idea popped into my head the other day when I realized I had too many sets to store the way I had been. I love keeping them in their 4-in-a-family sets, and they were getting all jumbled.
I actually store the pads upside down (don't know if it makes any difference) but for the sake of prettier pictures I have flipped them over LOL


This case is from a Stampin' Up! bkgd stamp.



I cut a piece of white cardstock to the same width as the inside of the plastic case and then did mountain folds as shown above to seperate the color families.


I used black marker to write the color family on the folded area that stands up, and the individual pad names on the flat surface so I can't possibly mix them up (which would be the end of the world >;o)


I think this system would work really well for Cat's Eye pads and mini square pads too.


3 comments:

Manna said...

You are a genius, girl! Love the mountain fold idea for a separator! TFS your tips!

Debby said...

Ah aren't you clever. Thanks for this. I am going to put it to use. Cool.

StampnInkLady said...

What a great idea Nancy! You are so smart! I am going to do this for my Cats Eyes that I have had in a Cigar Box, where you can't see them. I also shared this with my yahoo group, so they could come and see! I bet you get quite a few hits from it! Thank you so much for sharing your clever idea!
Hugs Lori