Ink Pad Organization
Last month I reorganized all of my ink pads and kept everything important in the middle drawer of my standing desk. In today’s post I want to share with you how I chose to organize my stamps, why I kept these inks on hand, and which inks I use most often.
I broke up my inks into two different dividers: one for regular sized ink pads and another for mini-sized ink pads. Each of these dividers is then broken down into further dividers. In the picture at the top of this post, you can see both of the big dividers in my drawer.
The top divider holding the minis is made of hard plastic and is something I’ve had in my stash for a while. The bottom divider is from Ikea and does a great job of dividing up my full-size ink pads.
Mini Ink Pads
The top divider has three small dividers and one large divider. I’m using this one for all of my mini ink pads. I love having a bunch of mini inks pads so that I can have a bunch of different colors, ink types and just a huge variety without breaking the bank and taking up a ton of room.
I’ve got mini Versamarks (superfine ink), VersaMagic (chalk ink), Memento (dye ink), and Brilliance (pigment ink) and a bunch of things like ink refills and other little things that fit perfectly at the back of my drawer.
Regular Sized Ink Pads
The bottom divider (which is the one closer to me when I open the drawer) holds the full-size ink pads that I use. I keep a rainbow of colors in my favorite ink pads: Memento (Dye), Memento Luxe (Pigment), and Neon. I’ve also got my StazOn and my big VersaMark Onyx (which is the ink pad I use 95% of the time) in this divider as well.
I’ve got one more free divider which I use for my acrylic blocks, all but the largest ones fit right there in the divider. Having a specific place for those makes desk clean up much easier.
Because the dividers don’t go all the way across the drawer, there’s room for some supplies on the right side of the drawer as well. I keep my stamp cleaners, a few other ink pads, and some wood mounted stamps.
How do you store your ink pads? Have you found a good system for yourself?