Ink Pad Organization

It’s no secret that my craft space is messy all the time, with little to no organization. But I was super inspired when I saw that my friend Celise had labeled all her ink pads (see Instagram photo here). Not only they looked very pretty, but it made it so easy to grab the right color! Fast forward a few weeks, and  I got the motivation to make labels for all my ink pads because I am hoping to get to redesign my craft space in the next month or so.

I finally broke down and bought sticker paper – I found these awesome 4″x6″ label sheets by Avery that fit in the 4″x6″ paper feeder of my Canon Pixma printer – I much prefer using these over regular letter-size paper because they are less wasteful since it takes much less to fill in the whole page. I designed my labels in Photoshop, picking the colors for each ink pad from online manufacture catalogs. And here’s the result of my Friday night labors:

Inks, left to right: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks (dye/pigment hybrid) | Studio Calico Color Theory Dye Inks | Hero Arts Shadow Inks (dye) | Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks (dye)

I also lettered a new logo for this website – what do you think of it?

As you can see, I only labeled my dye inks, since most of the pigment inks I own come in 2″ cubes that fit perfectly in the Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink storage tins.

Here’s a closer look:

I didn’t spend too much time measuring / planning this out, but the 4″ width of the paper was perfect to fit 2 labels for the distress inks (since they are square, I only need the label on one side), and 1 label that wraps around two sides of the rectangular pads.

I have a few stray ink pad here and there in my craft room, but rest assured that they will get labeled up soon too! I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner, it makes it SO much easier to find the color I am looking for!

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