One of the hard things to find the perfect storage for is ink pads. I think it is because we all know they need to me stored horizontal and upside down. The good thing about Stampin Up ink pads is that they are upside down when they are right side up *okie scratches her head and wonders how that makes sense*.
I had made a ink pad holder out of foam board a few years ago and while I loved having a cheap way to store my ink pads I didn't like that they didn't have individual slots. I am too cheap to pay for the Stampin Up ink pad holder, although it does look to be a nice little storage idea. I had thought several times about making another foam core board holder and having individual compartments but it just seemed like a lot of work and I never got around to doing it.
I started seeing where folks were using the Napa Valley wood cassette holders for their ink pads and I thought it was a great idea but I wasn't sure where I would find one for a decent price. I kept watching at my Salvation Army but never came across one. Yesterday I went into Goodwill and I found one! It cost me a whole $1.96! The price was $1.99 but I have one of those Goodwill discount cards where I get 10% off.
Super COOL!!! Great find!!ReplyDelete
Nice find Okie!!!! congrats.ReplyDelete
Major score, it was almost free!ReplyDelete
Don't you just love a great score like that??? Congrats! Have fun reorganizing your corner... I definitely need to do some of that myself. :)ReplyDelete
That is so awesome you found one finally ! I have been looking myself but never see one. Your room is really getting so super organized :) Enjoy your new find.ReplyDelete
I found mine at Goodwill too. I have my Distress inks in one of the small tape holders. There is enough room to have the foam pad for each color right next to the pad. My stampin up and CTMH inks in a big one like you have. I painted mine white. The CTMH inks didn't fit well. (kept falling out) so I took the lables off the front on the pad and put it on the side, then put the pads in sideways. Perfect!!
excellent find! I found a spinning cassette holder on ebay years ago and spray painted it white with that Krylon plastic fusion paint and it's awesome too!ReplyDelete
I wish I had more than one stamp pad to have this problem!!!ReplyDelete
I know....I need to buy some. Now, I just have the go to black color. Love that idea tho!!
You go girl, I've been looking for the same thing. No luck so far.ReplyDelete
What a great find Okie! I just went the inventive route and had my hubby make me an ink storage holder!!! Mine holds 130 of them... I did tell my hubby that I may need another one though.... you can never have to much ink! :o)ReplyDelete
I had seen these too on the old MB and wanted one forever but never could score one. Finally bit the bullet and got one from a church discount mail order catalog for 20 bucks... your score is wayyyyyyy cooler!ReplyDelete
WOW ... way to go ... I have to admit it, that truly is the perfect storage for your stamp pads!ReplyDelete
Major, major, major, did I say major find!! I think I need to visit my goodwill store:-) TFS and have a great day.ReplyDelete
Score! I am off to the thrift stores today!ReplyDelete
Nice. I will be looking for one now. Do you like Stampin' Up ink pads better than CTMH? Just curious.ReplyDelete
Awesome find. The stamps look great in there new home.ReplyDelete
Mountaineer I have never tried the CTMH ink pads. I was in a club go get all the SU pads and since I was using SU that is what I went with.ReplyDelete
Thats an awesome find!!!ReplyDelete