Sunday, July 12, 2015

I'm in the Ink

A while back I saw several organizers that people had made using foam board from the Dollar Tree. I had my ink scattered everywhere so I thought I’d give it a shot. So with 2 sheets of foam board, I made this. 

Foam Board Ink Pad Holder
The ink pads were kind of hard to get out of their slot so I made little drawers for them.. I found a box bottom cut in Bags, Tags, Boxes and More by Cricut. I then used a 1” circle punch to cut a half circle on the front of each of the drawers so I can pull it forward easily. One regular size or 3-4 small ink pads fits perfectly in the drawer.
Drawers make it easier to remove ink pads.

The other day I found a bill organizer for 2.00 at our local thrift shop. It looked like this one.
Old bill organizer screaming for attention

 I snapped it up because I had the perfect use for it. But first, it needed a little sprucing up. I was going to paint it white, but I was out of white spray paint. I did, however, have some pink so I decided to go with that. 

A little better 

The finished project

It needed a little something so I lined the back and drawer with some scrapbook paper I had on hand. The shelf space was to narrow with all of the little plastic dividers but removing every other one did the trick and now my CTMH ink pads fit perfectly and I can store my Acrylix blocks in the drawer.
I've linked up over at Little Scrap Pieces 'Show it off Saturday, Linky Party'. (my first one) 


  1. Oh, my are so creative!!!! What fabulous projects for organizing your supplies. Great idea making the little drawers for the small stamp pads! Not only is this wonderfully useful, but it is attractive, too. Great vision on seeing an ink pad rack in the bill organizer! I like it in pink!

    Thanks for sharing your awesome creations and also for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!!! I am your newest follower!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Janis, Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. I hope you might glean a tidbit here and there from your visits. I enjoy your blog too!