Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ink Pad Holder....SCORE!!

One of the hard things to find the perfect storage for is ink pads. I think it is because we all know they need to me stored horizontal and upside down. The good thing about Stampin Up ink pads is that they are upside down when they are right side up *okie scratches her head and wonders how that makes sense*.


I had made a ink pad holder out of foam board a few years ago and while I loved having a cheap way to store my ink pads I didn't like that they didn't have individual slots. I am too cheap to pay for the Stampin Up ink pad holder, although it does look to be a nice little storage idea. I had thought several times about making another foam core board holder and having individual compartments but it just seemed like a lot of work and I never got around to doing it.

I started seeing where folks were using the Napa Valley wood cassette holders for their ink pads and I thought it was a great idea but I wasn't sure where I would find one for a decent price. I kept watching at my Salvation Army but never came across one. Yesterday I went into Goodwill and I found one! It cost me a whole $1.96! The price was $1.99 but I have one of those Goodwill discount cards where I get 10% off.

I had to move some of my Bygel bars that hold my punches so I could have a place for the ink pad holder but it was easy enough. I also had to raise one of my shelves which wasn't a problem either. I didn't really lose any storage space since I had my foam core board ink pad holder on the white shelves. Just removing and moving a few screws and WALLAH!

My next project will be fixing this ugly corner.  Once again I will be using foam core board and plan on making a step shelf, for the lack of a better name, and store my candle jars and such on there. The jars hold my larger flowers. Maybe I will work on that today!

18 comments:

  1. Super COOL!!! Great find!!

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  2. Nice find Okie!!!! congrats.

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  3. Major score, it was almost free!

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  4. Don't you just love a great score like that??? Congrats! Have fun reorganizing your corner... I definitely need to do some of that myself. :)
    Lori

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  5. That is so awesome you found one finally ! I have been looking myself but never see one. Your room is really getting so super organized :) Enjoy your new find.

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  6. Sandyr says;
    I found mine at Goodwill too. I have my Distress inks in one of the small tape holders. There is enough room to have the foam pad for each color right next to the pad. My stampin up and CTMH inks in a big one like you have. I painted mine white. The CTMH inks didn't fit well. (kept falling out) so I took the lables off the front on the pad and put it on the side, then put the pads in sideways. Perfect!!

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  7. excellent find! I found a spinning cassette holder on ebay years ago and spray painted it white with that Krylon plastic fusion paint and it's awesome too!

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  8. I wish I had more than one stamp pad to have this problem!!!
    I know....I need to buy some. Now, I just have the go to black color. Love that idea tho!!

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  9. You go girl, I've been looking for the same thing. No luck so far.

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  10. What a great find Okie! I just went the inventive route and had my hubby make me an ink storage holder!!! Mine holds 130 of them... I did tell my hubby that I may need another one though.... you can never have to much ink! :o)

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  11. I had seen these too on the old MB and wanted one forever but never could score one. Finally bit the bullet and got one from a church discount mail order catalog for 20 bucks... your score is wayyyyyyy cooler!

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  12. WOW ... way to go ... I have to admit it, that truly is the perfect storage for your stamp pads!

    =)
    Carol

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  13. Major, major, major, did I say major find!! I think I need to visit my goodwill store:-) TFS and have a great day.

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  14. Score! I am off to the thrift stores today!

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  15. Nice. I will be looking for one now. Do you like Stampin' Up ink pads better than CTMH? Just curious.

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  16. Awesome find. The stamps look great in there new home.

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  17. Mountaineer I have never tried the CTMH ink pads. I was in a club go get all the SU pads and since I was using SU that is what I went with.

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  18. Thats an awesome find!!!

    rosiemini@gmail.com
    www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

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