My ink pad storage has changed a lot over the years. It started with simply stacking my inks. This works pretty good if you don’t have a budget for storage options.
Honestly, I used this option for 8 years and it got me by just fine.
I’ve now settled on Stamp N Storage ink and refill for my ink pad storage. I love it.
Before this I used Stampin’ UP!’s storage for ink pads, which I also liked, but it wouldn’t fit in the IKEA Kallax unit that I have coming soon. Truthfully, the only reason I changed my storage is so it would fit in the Kallax unit.
My best tips for ink pad storage and organization:
+ I store my inks by color, in rainbow order. I do this because it makes the most sense in my brain. Some people prefer organizing their ink pads according to Stampin’ UP! color family. I say do what makes you happy.
+ Ink pads should be stored flat.
+ Ink refills can be stored lots of ways. I use to keep mine in a drawer. Now they are stored by the ink pads.
+ Keep your ink pads stored close to where you stamp. It’s very inconvenient to have to get up and get ink pads while you’re creating.
+ If you do keep your ink pads in a drawer store them flat and put a note card on the top with information as to which colors are in that stack.
+ Do what you can afford. Don’t go broke trying to buy fancy storage. Use what you have. I use to stack my ink pads in cardboard boxes and it worked perfectly fine.
Stampin’ UP!’s ink pad storage is a great option. As I share in the video, I had no issues with this storage system. It simply wasn’t going to work in my new space. CLICK HERE to see a full craft room tour.
These storage systems are really good for customizing to the space you already have. I highly recommend them.
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Debbie Britland says
Hi Wendy! Love your cards and tutorials. I am in the process of purging.and cleaning my craft room. I was wondering about storage for my inkpads, double markers and ink refills. Everything I have seen so far looks as though it only allows for one marker for each ink pad. What do you do with that second marker?