Ink pads are a staple in crafting, whether you’re a card maker or mixed media artist. With so many different colors and brands available, it can be tough to keep them all organized and easily accessible. That’s why investing in ink pad storage and organization is a smart move for any serious crafter.
Why Ink Storage and Organization is Essential:
- Saves Space – Stamp pads can take up a lot of space on your crafting desk, making it challenging to find the supplies you need when you need them. The right storage allows you to keep all your inks in one convenient location, freeing up space for other crafting supplies.
- Protection – Ink pads can dry out over time if not stored correctly, causing them to become unusable. Keeping your stamp pads organized will also protect them from damage and extend their lifespan.
- Saves Time – If you’re a busy crafter, you know that time is valuable. With storage and organization, you can quickly and easily find the color you need, saving you time and frustration.
What Storage Solution is Right for the Mix and Match Ink Collector?
At Stamp-n-Storage, we have designed multiple solutions to store and organize different brands of ink pads. We have options specific for Stampin’ Up! (new 2018), Ranger Distress and Distress Oxide, Close To My Heart stamp pads, and slim ink pads like Gina K Designs, Taylored Expressions, Simon Hurley, Concord & 9th, Lawn Fawn, Memento, VersaMark, and many more.
Having a storage solutions designed specifically for your inks help you maximize your space with the perfect sized slot. However, many crafters have a variety of inks from different brands. If this is you, we've got you covered!
The Standard Ink Pad Holder is a one-size-fits-all storage option. Its larger compartments allow you to store bigger stamp pads, and with spacers, the holder will organize a variety of full-size ink pad brands.
Here is how the Standard Ink Pad Holder can Manage your Space:
Stampin’ Up! (pre-2018) & CTMH Stamp Pads – These larger stamp pads fit perfectly inside the 3-7/8” wide compartments, making it easy to organize them. Just grab your supply of pads and slide them into the slots to organize by color family or in a rainbow of colors. Because the stamp pads slightly overhang the compartment, the built-in finger slot makes removing them easy.
Stampin’ Up! (new post-2018) Stamp Pads – These pads will easily fit inside the compartments of the Standard Ink Pad Holder; however, their shorter design can make them a little tricky to remove. To remedy that, we have SU Spacers. Just place a spacer in the back of the compartment to keep the pad forward. SU Spacers come in packs of 12 and sell separately from the holder.
Slim Ink Pads (Altenew, Lawn Fawn, Catherine Pooler, Simon Hurly Inks, Gina K Designs, Taylored Expressions, Memento, VersaMark, Archival, Simon Says Stamps, and other small stamp pads 2-3/4”x4”) – If you have a small variety of this size stamp pad you can organize them in the Standard Ink Pad Holder next to your bigger stamp pads by adding spacers.
The spacers keep your pad centered and forward in the slot, positioning the it over the finger notch for easy removal. Ink Pad Spacers sell in packs of 12 and require some assembly before placing them in a compartment.
NOTE: For more extensive collections of small ink pads, we recommend our Slim Ink Pad Holder.
Ranger Distress and Distress Oxide Ink Pads – If you have a handful of Distress inks, you can store them with your other stamp pads inside the Standard Ink Pad Holder by adding the spacers. The spacers keep your pad centered and forward in the slot, positioning it over the finger notch for easy removal. The Ink Pad Spacers sell in packs of 12 and require some assembly before placing them in a compartment.
NOTE: If you have an extensive collection of Distress and Distress Oxide inks (many of us do since Tim Holtz keeps adding colors ?), we would recommend our Distress Ink Pad Holder.
The Standard Ink Pad Holder is available in various sizes, ensuring there is a size to match your ink pad supply. The compact design, 4-3/4” deep, allows you to place the holder on your workspace or add the wall-mount option for placement on your wall.
Investing in a storage system to store and organize your stamping inks will save you space, protect your ink pads, and give you more time to craft. The Standard Ink Pad Holder will get your inks out of your drawer and on display so you can unleash your creativity.