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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Making interactive cards is so much fun! Today’s post/video is creating a Scallop Box Card Pop Up with the Rainbow Add On.
You can view the tutorial down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. I explain step by step how to put this box together.
I start by coloring in my images. I’m using A Little Sparkle stamp set and the Fairy Friends stamp set. I stamped in Jet Black Ink onto Lawn Fawn White card stock. Then once colored, I used the coordinating die to cut out my images.
For my box card I used Mermaid card stock.
I created my own stencil by using the Puffy Clouds border die with white card stock. You could also use Acetate but white card stock was handy for me at the time I was creating.
Creating the rainbow was the most fun. I die cut the Rainbow from white card stock using the Rainbow Add On. To color the rainbow I dragged an ink pad across each strip. I used Bubblegum, Peach Fuzz, Butter, Celery Stick and Fresh Lavender. I also traced the rainbow onto some white card stock and cut out with scissors. This created a base for me to attach my rainbow strips to.
I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide to stencil on some clouds to my panel pieces and adhered my box together.
To add all of my fun images, I attache them to a skinny strip of Acetate and added to the inserts with double side adhesive.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!
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