Organize those Ink Blending Tools

Pin It! Well I'm sticking things to the wall again. I had my Inkssentials ink blending tools just sitting on a paper towel on top of my ink pad holder but wanted a better way to organize them. I was thinking about getting the spinner that holds them but it only holds 8 and takes up valuable counter space. So I took my idea of using velcro to store my Cricut cartridges on the wall above my Cricut. I put clear square pieces of velcro (bought at JoAnn Fabrics) and placed it on the wall, the white piece I placed on one side of my blending tool. I colored a blank sticker from the office supply store to match the color inks that I use with that blender. That way I can quickly and easily grab the right blender. I left the top two just for alcohol inks. I love my new way to organize them. Not much room taken and everything within reach. Very neat looking too. A must have for me!


Rhonda Emery July 14, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

great idea

Karen (TLgirl353) July 14, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

That's is a wonderful idea! Can I ask where you got the storage box you show holding your ink pads?

Mari July 14, 2010 at 11:13 AM  

I think I have the same ink pad holder! :D This is a great idea for when you have several applicators. Since I only have one of those, I keep my foam pads on the bottom of each pad with... VELCRO DOTS! lol
Great minds....

Sherry F. July 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM  

I love to organize and reorganize myself. I have to cause I am such a messy scrapper! This is a great idea. I missed when you put the cricut cartidges on the wall with velcro. Is that is your archives? Would love to see it. Take care.

Anonymous July 14, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

Fantastic idea. I dont have a lot of wall space left but I do have "under the shelf" space so am thinking I will use your idea but put the velcro dots on the top of my blenders and the corresponding strip on the underside of my shelves.

I think I will do this with my bottled adhesives as well, but with the dots on the bottom of the bottles.

Thanks for sharing. Your room looks beautiful and all those coloured blenders displayed on the wall add to the artisitic feel - well done!

Anonymous July 14, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

Such a terrific idea!! I think I will have to do this with my blenders and maybe even a couple of other items. I thought the idea of using velcro with the Cricut cartridges was also a terrific idea. Just need to remember to get the Velcro the next time I am at JoAnn's!
I really like your blog - so refreshing!
Marge in Indiana

Unknown July 15, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

To answer another question, I got my ink pad storage from Ebay. I bought it for $40 each (I have 2) each holds 72 ink pads. Each slot is wide enough to hold the average size ink pad or a distress pad and refill bottle. The seller is called Pastimeworks and ships from Brantford, Canada. The item is called Stampin Storage Rack Up to 72 Ink Pads Stamp Pad. It comes natural wood color and then I painted it white. Hope this helps

JoAnne July 17, 2010 at 8:10 AM  

What a wonderful and organized way to store the inks nad blenders together. Thanks for sharing this with photos.

Beckie Williams July 17, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

What a great idea. Thank you for sharing!!

eej713 July 18, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

I do like your organizing tips, even if I can't afford to do some of them.

Anonymous July 19, 2010 at 9:38 AM  


Love your organization and all your ideas. Where did you get your ink pad storage? I need to get one like that. Appreciate you sharing your tips.


Idea Queen July 19, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

Thanks for sharing your organizing with us. I am constantly rearranging and cleaning up my room. Mainly because I have too much stuff crammed in a somewhat small space. I love hanging them on the wall. Love you craft room too. My crafting and sewing rooms are separate. Don't have a room large enough to house both together.
Was wondering what part of IL you live in? I live in St Louis MO and would love to craft with you if you are somewhat close to the St Louis area. You are so awesome. My email address is

Idea Queen July 19, 2010 at 11:02 AM  

Oh one more thing...where do you buy the Tim Holtz ink pads. Not the ones for alcohol inks but for his distress inks? I can't find them anywhere. The cotton applicators just don't work the same as the sponges.

Thanks so much

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