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Stephanie Barnard Ink Pad Storage Solutions

You already know Stephanie is my bestie!! Besides loving her as a person, I also love her products!! This week I'll be discussing solutions for different types of inks, so of course, I'm starting with Stephanie.

Stephanie's full-sized ink pads are what we call "classic" size.  While the classic sizes might vary slightly in design, they all have very similar dimensions - think Colorbox, Catherine Pooler, FSJ, etc.

Stephanie's ink pads are super juicy, so while you can store them upside down, it isn't required.

The Gail or Teresa Buddy Bags are ideal for Stephanie's large and small ink pads.  With Buddy Bags you have the option of laying them flat or standing them up.

Stephanie Barnard ink pads in Gail Buddy Bag from Totally-Tiffany

If you prefer to store your inks by color family, keeping your small and large ink pads together, the Gail Buddy Bag will accommodate 6 large and 6 small ink pads.  Your blending pad handle will fit in the Gail bag too.

Buddy Bags are great for crafting on the go, but if you've got space in your craft room to have your ink pads visible and accessible, you'll use them more often.  Try the Desk Maid Pen & Ink Palace, in either the 15" or 9" size (the 9" size is available at Hobby Lobby - did someone say "40% off coupon?"...)

The 15" Pen & Ink Palace will hold up to 30 large ink pads.  The 9" Pen & Ink Palace will hold up to 24 ink pads.  Both have a recessed area on top, perfect for reinkers.

While we're talking about Stephanie...if you're using her markers, you'll love the Terri Buddy Bag for organizing, storing, and for traveling with them. They're a little longer than the average craft marker, so the Terri Buddy Bag is a perfect solution.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you use other brands of inks, you'll find more information about ink pad organizers on our - We've got an organizer for that, Ink Pad Page.

Happy Crafting,

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Die Storage – tips for using the Die File – 2

Challenge – organizing stamps and dies together in the Desk Maid Die File. When I created the Die File, I wasn’t thinking that crafters would use it for both dies and stamps.  After we released it, one of the first questions I was asked, “Can I store my stamps with my dies in this?” I recently… Continue Reading

Die Storage – tips for using the Die File

You’ve invested big money in your die collection. Keeping your dies organized will help you use them more.  The Desk Maid Die File is the perfect solution for crafting at home. Challenge – The Diamond Press sentiment/word die set, is very difficult to read. Because word dies are backwards, reading them can be difficult.  With… Continue Reading

How to organize embossing folders

Do you have just a few embossing folders? Sort and store by theme, sentiment, holiday, or style. Do you have a lot of embossing folders? Create a catalog. If you’ve read any of my other articles or watched my videos, you know I’m a HUGE advocate for cataloging your tools. A tool catalog could include… Continue Reading

Tri-Blend Pen Storage

If you’re a craft junkie, you’ve probably already played with the Tri-Blend Pens from Spectrum Noir.  These triple-tipped pens are perfect for so many crafty things – coloring, stamping, scrapbooking, card making…but how are you going to store them? Last week, Rebecca Cameron stopped by my office with her new set of Tri-Blend markers.  These… Continue Reading

Tuesday Live – Die Organization

We’re so sorry for the technical difficulties with Facebook Live and YouTube Live today.  Here’s the video from Vimeo/Livestream.  It’s much clearer. We started a little early, so the first few minutes, I’m just talking about using the Rotating Design Board and Magnetic Design Tool Set with Kiwi Lane and Stencils – so if you… Continue Reading

3 Reasons it’s better to catalog by number

There are many ways to create a catalog for your dies – you can create a catalog based on brand, designer, theme, sentiment, size, holiday…but without a numbering system for locating your dies, finding them may not be any easier.  To learn how to create a catalog for your dies using Tiffany’s system, read her… Continue Reading

3 Ways to get organized with The ScrapMaster

As many of you know, I resisted designing the ScrapMaster for YEARS!  I was always a huge advocate of storing scraps right in the Scraprack within the 4 section system.  Last year at one of the conventions, someone asked me about scrap storage and I suggested she keep her scraps with her paper in her… Continue Reading

5 ways to use our 5×7 Stamp Pockets

You know they’re ideal for stamp storage, you probably also know they fit perfectly into either our 5×7 Fab File or Karen Buddy Bag. If you follow us on FB, Instagram or Pinterest you’ve probably heard that our 5×7 magnetic sheets fit into these pockets too, but did you know they can be used for… Continue Reading

5×7 Fab File – Accessorize for stamps and dies.

5×7 craft supply organization can be easy with the 5×7 Fab File and a few accessories. If you’ve used our 5×7 Fab File, you already know that this Fab File comes with 6 reusable file folders – ideal for organizing photos.  Since we’ve introduced this Fab File size, it’s evolved to hold a variety of… Continue Reading

What is a Themes & Sentiments List and how do I use it?

The short answer: a Themes & Sentiments list is exactly what it sounds like; a list of themes and sentiments that relate to the things you craft about. The list becomes a handy tool when sorting, organizing, and storing your crafting supplies. Lists will be unique to each individual crafter. Tips for creating your Themes… Continue Reading

4 Ways to use our Kiwi Lane Template Organizers

If you’ve tried Kiwi Lane Templates, you’ve probably bought Kiwi Lane Templates.  These cool little tracing templates make creating wonderful cards and pages, fast and easy.  The only trouble with these fun tools, they’re small, flat and white, so they’re easy to misplace.  I worked with Susan Budge, the founder of Kiwi Lane to design… Continue Reading

2 Seriously organized – Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators

One of the really great things about this industry is meeting other people who have turned their passion into their career.  Although we haven’t met in person, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Mary Fish and I have exchanged several emails.  Mary uses our Stamp Pockets to organize embellishments and dies.  When I asked if I could include… Continue Reading

4 Scrap Storage Options

Organizing your scraps is easy, just follow the 4 Section System. Organize your scraps by color, theme/sentiment, or season/holiday. If you want to get the best use of your scraps, try to store them with other supplies in the same category, i.e., Christmas scraps should be stored with your other Christmas supplies, blue scraps should… Continue Reading

4 Project Life Storage Solutions

This week during the Get Organized Challenge, I was asked about storing Project Life Cards.  If you use Project Life cards, you know the biggest challenges with them are; the number of cards some of the sets include, followed by a somewhat generic design (mostly similar colors, but the large card sets don’t really have… Continue Reading

5 reasons to embrace the embellishment rainbow

One of the toughest concepts for crafters to embrace is organizing their supplies by color. We’ve been programmed to think about organizing by “like items”. Think about your closet, all your socks are probably stored together, in the bathroom towels are stored with towels, in the pantry canned goods are stored with other canned goods.… Continue Reading

6 Reasons to take the challenge!

You have a goal to get your craft supplies ORGANIZED. You want to be able to craft with friends and family. Right now the condition of your room/space doesn’t allow for that. You’re frustrated with spending most of your crafting time digging and searching for supplies you “know” you have. You’re tired of buying duplicates.… Continue Reading

Stephanie Barnard mini inks and blending pads.

Full disclosure, as many of you already know, Stephanie B and I are besties!!! With that being said, I also honestly LOVE her juicy ink pads.  Last week I got an email from a Tiffanista named Robin asking about storing her mini ink pads and blending pads.  Robin asked about a new buddy bag, I… Continue Reading

10 things to organize with the 3″ Flippin’ Storage Binder

Yes, the Flippin’ Storage Binder was designed with card makers in mind, but it has certainly evolved as so many of our products do. While this post lists just 10 things to organize in the Flippin’ Storage Binder, I’m sure you’ll find many more.  When you do, I hope you’ll share your ideas with me/us… Continue Reading

How to choose the right wood stamp organizers for your crafting life

There are dozens of wood stamp organizer choices, but which one is right for you? Before you decide on the best organizers for your wood stamps, think about your crafting life.  Different types of organizers work better for different types of crafters.  Try asking yourself the following questions.  Your answers will help you choose the… Continue Reading

Conquer your cards!

It’s time to organize your handmade cards so you can find them and use them.  Like most things, the key to organizing is having a system that works with your life.  Card blanks are easy because they’re usually going to stay in your craft room or with your craft supplies, but the cards you’ve made… Continue Reading

12 ways to use the 5×7 Fab File

Like so many of our products, the 5×7 (medium) Fab File was designed with 1 thing in mind – photos – but its uses expand almost daily.  The list of uses below goes from basic craft organizers to “out of the craft room” ideas.  (The 5×7 Fab File is featured in the 5×7 Organizer Bundle. It can also… Continue Reading

5 Reasons to add cardstock to your Stamp & Die pockets – tips & tricks

You probably already know that using Stamp & Die Pockets with our Die, Stamp & Supply Organizer is the perfect way to organize your dies and unmounted stamps. But did you know that adding a piece of cardstock to each die pocket is easy to do, and has several benefits? Create a barrier A piece of cardstock can… Continue Reading

Create a craft supply color catalog

Knowing what you’ve got, and where to find it, can make the difference between being joyfully creative and creatively frustrated. One way to avoid being frustrated and maximize the use of what you’ve got is to create a catalog of your supplies. This is obvious for things like dies, stamps, and punches, but you can… Continue Reading

History of our Fab File Organizer product line.

If you’ve listened to me long enough you’ve heard me say – “If it’s easy, it gets done/used – if it’s difficult it doesn’t.”  Our lives are so busy that keeping things easy is mandatory.  That could mean easy to access, easy to see, easy to take with you… One of biggest reasons that Fab… Continue Reading

5 Ways to use the EZ2Organize Karen Buddy Bag

Like so many of our products, the Karen Buddy Bag can be used for a variety of craft storage options. Card Blanks & Envelopes If you’re a card maker, I’m sure you’ll appreciate the KBB for dies and stamps, but you might also want to consider it for storing and organizing your larger card blanks… Continue Reading