Friday, 12 July 2013

Distress Ink Pad Storage Unit

Hello friends...

So finally I started & completed a project (in 5 hours flat) that had been on my mind for quite sometime ...
This is a DIY Distress Ink Pad Storage Unit..
I love the final outcome...
It is inexpensive, sturdy & totally functional ...

Earlier I used to store my Distress Ink Pads like this...

& every time I wanted to use some colour in the middle or bottom... I had to take out all of them...
& sometimes they fell... & crowded my craft table...

So I finally decided it was enough & I had to store them in the correct way to avoid all the mess...
Below are the step-by-step pix of the making of my storage unit...
They are pretty much self explanatory ...
I used 6 sheets of 12"x12" 300gsm kraft CS, 2 sheets of chipboard, few sheets of black CS (I lost count ... sorry), double sided red liner tape,fabric Glue, hot glue gun  & 1 sheet of pattern paper to make it..
The finished size is aprox... 8.5" x 10.25" x 2.75" & it has 24 shelves.. 
cutting the kraft CS to size
all the shelves scored & cut... ready to be assembled
Assembled shelves
All ready to be covered with paper
Front view of the completed Distress Ink Pad Storage Unit filled with the Ink Pads
Side view of the completed Distress Ink Pad Storage Unit filled with the Ink Pads
I decided not to add any embellishment as this is kept on the side table cum shelf near my craft table...
& I might ruin any embellishment I put on these while reaching for my adhesive basket kept next to it... hehehe
Moreover I will keep my smaller acrylic blocks on the top of this unit for easy access...
I just covered it with black paper & pattern paper.. & done... Tadaaaaa....

Hope you all like it..  :)

Thank you for visiting...


  1. bahut alaa!! looks amazing! thank you for this awesome tut!

  2. Unique idea. Loved it. Will try to make.

  3. Loved your idea Nupur ..the storage unit looks amazing ..Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Super innovative storage idea, Nupur. Thanks for the tute, plan to try out soooner :)

  5. Fabulous work Nupur...useful and so clever!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  6. Awesome I have been trying to figure out how to store my Distress Inks better.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Blessing's Jocelan

  7. awesome idea......thanx for making it.....and sharing it....

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  10. GREAT job! Just found this on Pinterest. Did you use a die cut? I didn't see the dimensions for each box, and I would LOVE to make one for myself.

  11. I would love to make one of these, do you have the dimensions for the paper of where you cut and scored it?


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