WOYWW – Ink Pad Storage

Ink Pad Storage

Happy WOYWW, dear friends! For those of you who are dropping by for the first time, it’s What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Today, I’d like to chat about Ink Pad Storage!

When I first started stamping, I used to dream of owning one of those fancy custom organizers that you see in the magazines. However, my budget never allowed for such a splurge, so I improvised. I converted three mismatched CD holders into a custom design that has allowed me the flexibility to re-design as my storage needs have changed. Today, as I uncovered two “lost” boxes of ink pads from last year’s move, and rebuilt my storage for the umpteenth time, I realized what a blessing this turned out to be!

Here’s what my Ink Pad Storage looked like just a few weeks ago during Where Bloggers Create 2013:

Ink Pad Storage - WBC 2013

And here’s a peek at my Ink Pad Organization during my reign in the Paper Palace:

nk Storage - Paper Palace

I share more ways to organize your ink pads in my Ink Pad Storage article. Please share your tips, ideas and photos as well!

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  1. I really like your inkpad storage unit. Happy crafting #2

  2. tina says:

    Looks great, and I’ve tried to keep an eye open for these cd and cassette holders, but I’m just not finding them so far. For now, I keep my inks in a storage drawer, but the one thing I’m not sure of is this… I remember hearing you should store your inks upside down; but then I heard how an ink might leak that way, and I definitely don’t want THAT kind of mess. So, I think I may start storing them right side up again. It looks like that’s what you do.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Tina,

      I know you’re supposed to keep them upside down but most of the time I don’t have problems (and I don’t want my lids falling off and creating messes either!)

      The majority of my ink pads are CTMH and Stampin Up. Those ink pads are designed in such a way that they are actually stored upside down (even though they appear to be right side up)!

      As for the rest – if I ever do have a problem – I just flip them over before use. But that usually only happens when they get old and ready for re-inking or replacing anyway.

      (And – I generally replace as I don’t have the funds to buy a bunch of re-inkers!)

  3. Always fun to organize…sometimes just hard to find the products to do it with inexpensively. I’d like more space but I have more than most and I just need to quit adding things. Enjoy WOYWW #30 this week

  4. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    It is a goal of mine to one day have enough ink pads that I need to create a storage space for them! :O)

  5. Julie Ann Lee
    Twitter: woletz1hotmail.co.uk

    This is fabulous storage for ink pads. I just realised I actually own one of these! I am going to fix it to the wall near the dining table and give it a go instead of using my overcrowding cupboard! Thank you so much for sharing! Julie Ann xx #39

  6. Yip, my storage changes all the time and each time it is an improvement! #46

  7. love those storage ideas.Your pets are just tooo precious!! Little darlings.Like your dress form and cards on the left.
    Judy #40

  8. Bridget Larsen Australia
    Twitter: YeeLarsen

    What a great idea, we need to recycle more, I’d hate to see the dumping ground where all our stuff goes
    Bridget #15

  9. Eliza says:

    great storage solutions for you and if it works stick with it. well that is my theory. we are never ever totally happy with our creative space, somethings are constantly changing.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 14

  10. I had no idea there were that many colors of ink pads.

  11. adinparadise says:

    Lovely and informative post. Here’s my contribution to Wordless Wednesday.

  12. Wow, this almost makes me want to start stamping…but then I already have too many creative projects I can’t keep up with. 🙂 I look forward to joining these posts in the fall. They have inspired me.

    Have a great rest of the week!

  13. Ria Gall says:

    Hi Joy
    You have done a great job with your ink pad storage it looks really lovely and neat and tidy. My inks are in sets of 4 little draws which also holds some cut and dry and a blending pad so all in one place
    Enjoy WOYWW and have a great week
    Hugs Ria #43

  14. Hettie says:

    I always like seeing how other people store their stash, including inks. I have tried various methods but always outgrow them. Hopefully I am settled now for a while!
    Hettie 50

  15. Liz Black says:

    Great storage. I have a cd rack I use for tubes of paint. I can lay them on their side and see the colours through the tops and pull out the one I need. Fab! Thanks for sharing and happy woyww Liz@119

  16. Susi says:

    A super idea for ink pad storage.

    Happy WOYWW. Susi #105

  17. Pam says:

    Love the ink storage. I store my Distress Inks in card file boxes turned on their sides.
    Hugs. Pam#33

  18. What nice ink pad storage – very nice and organized. I have a few ink pads and don’t have them organized – at all. As a matter of fact, I don’t have any of the craft supplies really organized…..

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (23)

  19. Spyder says:

    Love your little inky shelves I have mine i a boring box but my favs are right in front of me…under the mess! (No woyww for me this week as I’m away)

  20. Spyder says:

    Really Love your little inky shelves. I have mine in a boring box but my favourit inks are right in front of me…under all the mess! (No woyww for me this week as I’m away)

  21. Nan G says:

    Nice ink storage! Who are the inks in the black boxes in the top cubbie? Belated Happy WOYWW! Nan G #4

  22. Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    Twitter: jennyevolution

    Thanks for linking up my Friday Flash Blog on The Jenny Evolution. I’m back from vacation in central Colorado and ready for a great party this week. See you there!


  23. Kerry says:

    Wow your ink pad storage is fantastic, I did buy something to hold my inkpads in but now I have way out grown it, so now I have a shelf lol. I think you certainly did the right thing, wish I had thought of that lol. Thanks for the great links. Happy late woyww 🙂 Kezzy xxx

  24. I like your ink storage idea and how it is flexible for different sized ink pads. I used to have one of those big wooden CD holders. It might be in hubby’s closet or it might have been given away. I’m good for now with a cassette holder on the wall in my closet. It is good only because I recently downsized my ink to those I use most (and A Muse because I sell them). I have a bunch of teardrop sized pads in a shallow drawer next to my desk for when I need color. I actually started post on ink awhile ago. It is still in draft form. I love to hear what people think about ink. We all have our opinions.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Great point, Judy – I find these CD holders flexible too (since I have ink pads from different companies stored in them!)
      I store my teardrops in a portable plastic container that I love because I can carry it with me wherever I go!
      (Have supplies – will travel!)

  25. I just wish I had that many ink pads! Impressive!

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