Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ink storage

I thought I would add a post now and then with some tips that may be useful to some of you. My first tip is labeling my Palette ink pads. I saw a post on Lauren's blog where she labeled her Palette inks using one of Papertrey's label stamps. She stamped the label and put in on top of the ink pad so that she would have an accurate color representation for each ink pad. I loved this idea! I took her idea and altered it a little to fit my needs. My ink pads are stored in little cubbies. So, I wanted to be able to see the ink pad colors on the ends of the ink pads. I stamped the labels just like Lauren did using Papertrey stamps, but I cut just a little section out of the label and adhered it to the end of my ink pads instead of on top. This way, I can see what colors I have and what color I want to use at a glance. Thanks so much, Lauren, for the idea to use the labels. I love being able to see what ink colors I have and finding which one I want without having to take them all out.

ETA: I was storing my Palette ink pads upside down when I took these photos, but I now store them upright.

6 comments:

Mary said...

Great idea. I need to find some of those little cubbies for my ink. Currently its in 2 plastic bins and I have to do a lot of digging to find the right one.

I do have a master sheet with samples of each color, but I still have to dig once I choose the one I want. I think I need to start cubby shopping!

Jackie said...

That is an excellent idea! I did make a color chart but I don't keep it up when I buy new ink so this is the perfect solution! Brilliant!

inara said...

that is a good idea!

Kristy Vernon said...

Thanks for sharing! I love how you did it on the side for your storage solution. I have to find something :).

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Smart, Smart, Smart!

Mary Jane D. said...

This is a great idea. I had labeled my ink pads with the names on the side so I could just select them from my holder. I also stamped each one on a 3"x4" piece of cardstock with the name and put them on a binder ring for reference while stamping or shopping. I never thought to label the side of the ink pad with the stamped color. That'll be one of my priority projects in the next few weeks. Thanks for sharing.