Welcome everyone! I have a little bit of a different post for you this afternoon and it’s all about labeling your ink pads.
Working in a small space in my kitchen, I need to be as organized as I can be. I learned that very quickly. One of the things that I like to have organized are my ink pads. I’m a visual person so having a color on the end is super helpful to me. Not only is this helpful when grabbing an ink off the shelf but it is also helpful when creating a mess on my desk.
I recently received my order from Taylored Expressions which had some ink pads in it so I thought I’d share my process. I have a video tutorial that you can check out down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
I use my Brother P-Touch Label Maker for all of my labeling. This was a tip I picked up from one of Jennifer McGuire’s video and it’s a good tip! I used to use the ones from Walmart but the label would fade out and I could barely read the words. Once I got the Brother P-Touch Label Maker I redid all of my labels…. on everything!
In my video I walk you through how I print off my labels. Once I have those attached to my ink pad, I’ll trim down some Neenah Solar White card stock into thin strips. Then I drag the ink pad across a strip of that card stock and cut off a couple squares. These are my swatches for the ink pads.
Another trick I picked up, I think from Kristina Werner, is running these little ink swatches through a Xyron Sticker Maker. After you run those through, the backs will be completely sticky and you can add to the ends of you ink pads.
Now I can see where everything is on my OrganizeMore storage unit. Granted it may not be the “true” color but it’s close enough for me. I keep a separate swatch book for all the ink colors that I refer to when picking colors for a project.
Having these labeled and with color swatches is so helpful for me!
I hope this quick video and post gives you some ideas in organizing your inks pads.
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