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Thursday, December 1, 2016

DIY Ink Pad Storage

I recently bought some more ink pads & realized I was running out of room in the drawer I was using for storing ink pads.  I decided to make something to store them right on my desk so they would be more handy.  It was SO easy to make & SO handy to have them all at my fingertips!!!!

I made mine 8 high and 3 wide, but the size is up to you.  I wanted it to be able to hold any of my ink pads, so it is made to hold: Distress inks, StazOn inks, Brilliance Archival ink, VersaMark, VersaFine, Colorbox, and some dye inks from Ranger.  Here's a view from another angle:

And here's how to make it:
  1. For each small "cubby" you need a piece of card stock that measures 7 1/8" x 4 3/4".  
  2. Score each of the long edges at 7/8" from the edge.  
  3. Score each of the other two edges at 3 1/8" from the edge.
  4. Crease all score lines with a bone folder.  
  5. Cut along the red lines shown in the first picture below.
  6. Fold in the little flaps this creates.  
  7. Rotate card stock so that a 4 3/4" edge faces you (1/4 rotation from the first picture below).  
  8. Put double-stick tape on the outside edge of the two long flaps at the top.  
  9. Put double stick tape on both edges of the little flaps that have been folded in. 
  10. Fold the card stock to create a cubby like that shown in the 2nd picture below - long flaps with no adhesive attach to the flaps that were folded in, then the other long flaps attach on the outside of all of them.
  11. Then simply glue them together.  I glued 8 on top of each other so I had 3 stacks - then glued each stack to the next one to create my storage container.  
  12. To finish it up, cover the outsides with decorative card stock (I added ribbon along the top edges to hide the joins!).

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