Showing posts with label how to store SU ink pads and reinkers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label how to store SU ink pads and reinkers. Show all posts

April 26, 2023

Organizing Your Ink Pads

Ink pad organization

 Crafting is a fulfilling hobby that allows us to express our creativity and make something beautiful with our own hands. However, it can be frustrating when we can't find the materials we need or when our crafting space is cluttered and disorganized. That's why having a well-organized craft room is essential to make the most out of our crafting time. In this blog post, we'll focus on one crucial aspect of craft room organization: ink storage.

Inks are an essential part of any crafter's toolkit. They come in various types, including dye, pigment, and solvent-based inks, and are used in a wide range of crafts, from card-making to scrapbooking and even painting. However, storing and organizing them can be a challenge, especially if you have a large collection of ink pads and bottles.

The first step in organizing your ink collection is to sort them by type. This will help you identify the inks you have and the ones you need to purchase. You can use clear plastic bins or drawers to keep your ink pads and bottles organized. Alternatively, you can use a tiered storage system to maximize space and visibility. I personally use Stamp N Storage as well as the Stampin' Up! modular units for my ink storage solutions. 

Another essential aspect of ink storage is to keep them away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Exposure to sunlight can cause inks to fade, while high temperatures can cause them to dry out. Therefore, it's best to store your ink pads and bottles in a cool, dark place. You can also consider using a dehumidifier to maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level in your craft room.

Labeling your ink pads and bottles is also crucial for easy identification. You can use a label maker or create your own labels using a computer and printer. Labeling not only helps you find the inks you need quickly but also prevents confusion when working on multiple projects. And of course Stampin' Up! provides multiple labels for your pads and our refill bottles have a matching color label to make identifying the correct bottle pretty simple. 

Finally, it's essential to clean and maintain your ink pads and bottles regularly. Ink pads can dry out or become clogged if left unused for an extended period. Therefore, it's best to use them regularly or store them upside down to keep the ink flowing. The great thing about Stampin' Up! ink pads, is they are automatically stored upside down when you see the top of the case. It's truly a genius design! You can also use a stamp cleaner or alcohol wipes to remove excess ink and keep your pads clean.

In conclusion, organizing your craft room can make a significant difference in your crafting experience. Ink storage is a crucial aspect of craft room organization, and following the tips mentioned above can help you keep your inks organized, clean, and easy to find. With a well-organized craft room, you can focus on what matters most - letting your creativity flow!

So, get those ink pads organized and Happy Stamping my friends,

April 1, 2017

Great Craft Room Storage and Organization

Hey all, Happy Saturday! Well Sale-a-Bration is over and I hope you all got what you wanted before it came to an end last night?
 I have some UH-mazing news! I am a new affiliate member of Stamp n Storage! I have been a HUGE fan of their products for a few years now, ever since I discovered them on line. I am totally in love with all of their storage solutions. It is quality FURNITURE! It's all solid wood and well thought out and you can tell they really care about their craft and care about their customers. I find that their customer service is top notch, much like Stampin' Up!
I personally use their combination Ink Pad holder for my ink pads and re-inkers, I have the largest lock down punch holder...this dramatically improved my punch storage!. I am using the steel rule die holder....I love this! I am able to keep my different platforms on here along with all of my steel ruled dies. I don't currently use the storage boxes designed for the magnetic die sheets only because I need to remain portable, so to meet my needs, I keep my dies in their original envelopes from Stampin' Up!, but I trim the dies down to fit into the envelopes and then I just place them into a couple of different baskets that I have and this works great for me. However, if I didn't travel so much with my dies, I would have the totes in a heart beat! I also use the 6 drawer storage unit to keep things I like to have close at hand like my bakers twine and linen thread. I also keep adhesives like my tear n tape and Scotch tape in one drawer. I keep post-it notes in another and a current embellishments so that they are easy and quick to get to; last but not least, I have an overstuffed ribbon shelf and plan to get another one.
I am planning a craft room tour here very soon so that you can see how I store my supplies and stay organized. Currently, all of my Stamp n Storage remains in its natural state. I haven't painted nor stained any of it as I am still deciding on what to do and what color? I am debating on staining the wood to match the bookcases I have in the room or try to or do I paint ALL of my craft furniture and storage bright white to brighten everything up, or do I make all of the furniture black with the table top butcher block? Decisions Decisions Decisions? If you have any opinions please share below in the comments as I am open to  your ideas!
In the meantime, if you find that must have at Stamp n Storage item, please consider using the link here on my blog as I would be so very appreciative. And before I forget, there is a sale right now on the die magnets and I will tell you from my own personal experience, these are THE BEST!

Happy Stamping,
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