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.