Video: Ink Organization + Storage + DISCOUNT CODES + GIVEAWAY

Hi there. Today’s video is an update on my ink organization and storage.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I’ve shared many ink videos in the past, but I’ve added a few things to my system and wanted to share.


First, let’s talk about color identification. There are a few things I found helpful:

  • Ink Swatch Book – I find this essential when creating. It saves me so much time in matching inks and creating color combos. I have a free download of the swatches HERE, along with a video on how to create your own.
  • Brother Label Maker – I print out a label for each side of my ink pads. I like that the labels are durable and hold up nicely over time. (Many of the ones you print on your computer get messy quickly and fall off.)
  • Ink Dots – This is something I’ve recently started doing and I really find it helpful to see the true color of the ink pad at first glance. I stamp the color on top of two dots sandwiched together and adhere it next to the label. I encourage you to get your kids involved in helping. (A big shout out to Colin and my friend/right-hand-stamper Heather for helping me create all these dots!)

Note: I don’t think it is necessary to do all three of the systems above. It just depends on how many inks you have, how you work, etc. Maybe one would do the trick for you. I find all three helpful since I have a lot of inks for my job. (By the way, it is completely unnecessary to own as many inks as I do. This is my job and that is the only reason I have so many. Inks are like shoes – we all need and want something different, so you just need to pick what suites you. I show lots of inks in my videos to help you pick.)


I have a few ways I store my inks:

  • Organize More – I am a huge fan of Organize More… both the people and the products. I have several of their ink units in my craft room and cannot recommend them enough. They are amazing. You can get a closer look at these storage units in THIS video.

The kind people at Organize More are offering a 10% off code for my readers. Just use the code “MCGUIRE715” now thru 7/25/15. (And see below for a big giveaway!)

  • Stampin’ Up Ink Caddy – This option is great if you have a small desktop space for ink storage. I’ve placed a couple of these in a deep cabinet and have been happy with them. I like that each unit holds 48 ink pads and swivels for easy access. There is also a storage area on top to hold re-inkers.

If you’d like to get one of these caddies, just click HERE to shop with my friend Lydia Fiedler. If you use hostess code FEBAUNEW (enter this after clicking to view your shopping bag) you will go into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to her store. Lydia is awesome. If there was a unicorn made out of glitter it couldn’t be more awesome than she is. 😉

Here is one of my Organize More units. It is just a thing of beauty…

And here is a look at how the inks fit into the Stampin’ Up Caddy. I do like how this baby spins around easily…


If you are interested in my other organization videos, you can find them all HERE.


Just a reminder – the kind people at Organize More are offering a 10% off code for my readers. Just use the code “MCGUIRE715” now thru 7/25/15.


How would you like to win a $100 gift certificate to Organized More? (I told you these were super nice!) For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/31/15 telling me how you store your inks. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products featured were personally purchased.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store:


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1,275 thoughts on “Video: Ink Organization + Storage + DISCOUNT CODES + GIVEAWAY”

  1. i store some of my inkpads in IKEA’s Malm drawer, my Distress ink in a plastic box and some in my Råskog.
    I would so like to have them organized in a way that I like and so that I use them more.
    I guess I need a new and much bigger house soon to fit the family and all my stuff.

  2. I so need this system! Right now, my inks are stored in IKEA Kassett boxes everywhere in my craft room. It takes me a while to find just what ink I want when I want it. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!

  3. Right now my inks are stored in drawers. I’m trying to rearrange my craft room so I’ll be trying a new organizational method for sure for my inks.

  4. I have most of my inks in a few stacks sitting inside a cardboard box that’s the perfect size! And then there are the strays sitting on top of That box!! I’ve been dying to get a better ink organization system!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I just heard about you thru a friend and saw your video on how you organize your craft room. My stamp pads are stored in an old shoebox and I would love to win something to organize them. Thank you for sharing this and offering a giveaway!!!

  6. I have my ink pads in a stacked…I love these storage units!!! I love your video’s, so helpful!!

  7. I use ink organizers from Wisconsin Stamp Supply. They hold 56 Stampn’ Up pads or even more if other manufactures. They are 4 sided clear acrylic holders on a turntable with corner shelves for re-inkers. I’m out of ink space and would love your Organize More to help accommodate more inks that I can easily locate. I love all your organizational video, Jen. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. We appreciate you!

  8. Jennifer, I ‘m. looking for the pockets that you’ve used for the stamps and dies can they all be the same size? I don’t have any background stamps I’ll get them later.. so could you please enlighten me. HELP. <3 A the pockets in your video look to be the same height…

  9. I love this idea, unfortunate for me my income is very low due to being handicap I found a wooden button with a circle inside used it made three circles and colored with my pencils light, med , dark, then I know which pencil to use. Pencils less expensive and I get great color, I put the circles on card stock that I use for all projects so my color will be accurate. I put the piece of card stock in a a protect sleeve and in a thin binder from dollar store, it’s great for me, and very inexpensive, hugs

  10. I store me inks in the boxes they came or other box just getting started in card making I watch all your videos and have been buying tones of things that you recommend haven’t thought about storage yet!

  11. What size label are you using to label your inks? At one point you did the double line with company name then ink name. I wonder if you are using same size and are cutting it….

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