Join me as I share my Ink Pads & Blends Organization. Organization is such a key component of design and card-making as a whole. For me, if I do not have my products in an organized, easy-to-find place, I cannot produce my best work. Getting new products and finding a good way to display them for visual appeal and function is an integral part of the creative process. Today, I will talk about my Stampin’ Up! Ink Pads & Blends.
I have been discussing Organization all week and helping you as best I can to see how I store things in my Stamping Studio. I will put links for the things I use to hold my products in case you are interested in finding them easily. Thank you for coming back each day this week to see more! I am so grateful for every single one of you.
Today I will focus on Ink Pads & Blends storage. I love vibrant colors and I love to color! Stampin’ Up!’s Ink Pads and Blends in my favorite colors make me so happy. The thing that Stampin’ Up! is most known for is its color coordination and Ink Pads & Blends are at the heart of that.
Ink Pads Labeling & Organization
Here is a quick video about what I do with new Ink Pads as they arrive in my Stamp Studio. I take off the wrappers and get to the color labels and add them in three distinct places. Watch the video below to see how that works. This process helps me so much in my daily stamping and designing of projects.
In the photos above, I am showing you how I store my ink pads. I use Stampin’ Up!’s storage holders for the inkpads and Stampin’ Write Markers. Placing my ink pads in color families in the order that they are located in our catalog is what works for me. I think they do such a wonderful job providing a lovely color order per color family. It is pleasing to my eyes. Color order though is a very personal choice and you may disagree with me and wish to put your ink pads in rainbow order. And that is okay. I like to celebrate the differences in others, so go ahead and ‘you do you’!
Stampin’ Blends Organization
I love to color with Stampin’ Blends. The rich color and smoothness of the alcohol marker make you seem like a “real artist”. I have slowly been building my collection to encompass every color. In this picture above, you will see all the colors that Stampin’ Blends come in. I even added the new Core Colors and brand new 2023-2025 In Colors right before I took this picture.
When I first started buying alcohol markers like Stampin’ Up!’s Blends, I randomly came across these clearance holders in black. I bought a few boxes and started putting my Blends in them. But I soon ran out of room. I had to pivot and started buying Stampin’ Blends holders from Stampin’ Up!. Those sit above my ink pads and they house my retired colors of blends, the ones I don’t reach for everyday designing projects for all of you. But I do show them love, when I make things for family and friends, for holidays and birthdays. Even though I forgot to take a picture of them for you, you can see them peeking out in the third picture of my ink pads above.
Above, I am attaching a copy of my YouTube live stream that took place on Tuesday, April 12, 2023. It shows all of my organizers. I will be sharing them with you one at a time in these blog posts. I hope you will join me next week for another live stream on YouTube. They happen every Tuesday night at 8 pm EST on my YouTube Channel. Below is my Organizing New Dies video.
I would like to share with you the products used to organize the ink pads and blends portion of my Stamping Studio.
Product InfoStorage by Stampin’ Up! Product List
I hope you enjoyed the glimpses into the organized areas of my Stamp Studio. If you would also like to view yesterday’s blog post on Punches organization, click here.
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In the Month of June, I will be having a CARD Fiesta Class on the 17th from 12 noon to 3 pm at a local Mexican Restaurant. Come socialize with other stampers, eat Mexican food, and stamp some cards. There will be a variety of cards for you to make each session. Feel free to invite a friend. For details to attend, contact me. I would love to connect with you there.
This year I also instituted a Kit-Together on the first Friday of the month at 7 pm EST. This month’s gathering will be on the 2nd of June and July’s will be on the 7th. Contact me if you would like to attend. Bring a Kit to work on. Feel free also to bring a friend. You can order one from my online store search under Kit Collection, or I have a few kits on hand that you can get cash and carry. I hope you will attend.
Also, I will have our Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Group meet on the last Friday of the month also at 7 pm EST. This month’s gathering is on the 30th of June and July’s will be on the 28th. That is my way of ensuring that all my subscribers get their kits done every month.
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Thank you for your organization video’s Kelli. I have kallax 5×5, so I’m anxious to get back to MI from Florida and start organizing! I’m going to arrange in colors like you. I’m wondering if you have the labels for the Stampin’ Blends in PDF form?
Very exciting to start the organizing of the studio. I ordered my labels from a UK Demo. She charges for them but you can download updates for life. I am happy to have helped with organizing ideas for you Shelley. Thank you for the feedback. That always makes me smile. ♥Kelli