Welcome to Week #12 of my 52 Paper Crafting Organization Tips and StampinBuds Studio tour. Did you miss last week’s topic? I talked about Stackable Plastic Bins, so be sure to check it out.
Are you ready to start talking Inks? I am too! So let’s start with how I store my Ink Pads vs. how I use to store my Ink Pads.
Week 12: Workspace Wonder Stamp Pad Stacks
The year Close To My Heart came out with their Workspace Wonder products was the year I knew some of my craft room organizational problems had been solved – particularly Ink Pad Storage!
Prior to Workspace Wonder, CTMH had an Ink Pad Tower that I used. It was totable and kinda awkward, but it worked.
Then, CTMH decided to redesign their Ink Pads into a much larger, easier to open format – Yay! That’s when Stamp Pad Stacks became the new thing.
There are two ways to use the Stacks:
- Store them tall, like I do in the photo above.
- Or store them more compact by using the Carousel Base & Top pieces, which I also use sometimes.
As I started converting all of my Ink Pads I quickly discovered that I needed 9 stacks in total. Ut-oh! So the simple solution was to store my Black and White Pads as a standalone piece. No fun! I even purchased three Tool Cubbies to use as ‘fillers’ so that I could stack my Inks higher! It worked, but I felt like I was wasting the Tool Cubby and that it looked stupid.
Eventually I decided to see what I could do to fit my Ink Pads in my Kallax unit. Since I had lots of extra Workspace Wonder pieces I decided to use the Large Tray to set a base. I then added my 9 Stacks of Ink Pads. Perfect fit! The only downfall is that there is lots of wasted space behind the Pads. I’m like whatever~ though because I like it this way!
As for the Carousel, it makes the perfect travel companion to Scrapbooking and Retreats because it’s the perfect solution when creating in small spaces.
Do you have Paper Crafting Organization questions?
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