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Saturday, October 13, 2007

An inkpad holder for $6?


Yep, that's how much this thing cost me. Of course it required some careful measuring and a bit of effort, but two sheets of foam core are all I had to buy. And I still have half a sheet left over. It honestly took me three times longer to put together instructions and pattern pieces to share than to actually make the thing. (Can you tell I'm still working on completing my color collections? I'm about to order the rest of the Bold Brights. Then the Soft Subtles for Christmas!)

***PLEASE do not even consider using these instructions to build inkpad holders for sale! I clearly ask, both in the PDF file and below, that you not use my FREE instructions for monetary gain. I chose to make these instructions freely available for personal use only. Please do not abuse my gift. ***

You can download a PDF instruction file here. This file is COPYRIGHTED, so please do not distribute it! Please only use these instructions for your personal, non-commercial use. Do not use it for ANY commercial gain. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO EMAIL IT TO YOU.

Check out Jamie's holder made with my tutorial!
And here's Tiffany's modified version for her ribbon!
And here's Annie's holder!
Check out Kimberly's holder, and her modifications!

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63 comments:

Lynette Couper said...

Thank you so much for sharing,yesterday I was playing with narrow boxes to try and make something for my pads to sit in as they keep falling on top of me! I will have to try this!

TheCrookedStamper said...

Durn you! I just found your blog, and now I am a new Ribbon Club member. I thought I;d try it for 3 months and see how it goes. ;-)

Cheryl said...

Thank you for sharing this ink pad holder!

Bobbye said...

Thank you for sharing this great idea. I'm all for making storage things myself. I will be buying some foam core soon!!!!
Thanks again!

lindsalita said...

Ooooh this is too cool! I want to make mine in black- to the store I go. I have been looking for a cheap way to store my ink and here it is! I will be making 3!!!

Albrecht Family said...

I just made this. The whole time I just kept thinking how awesome you are for being able to figure this out. I had a hard enough time making sure I had the measurements right, so I can't imagine the time it took you to create it. AWESOME! I love it. I actually got my foam core at the dollar store, so mine was 2.00 plus glue. Thanks again.

Emily

Tiffany said...

Holy Cow! YOU ROCK! I just went and got myself some FC at walmart for $1 and I cant wait to make one and try my hand and something for my ribbon.. Any Ideas?
Thanks again TONS!
Tiffany

Tiffany said...

Okay girl I just finished making this awesome holder. Check out my blog to see how I modified your AMAZING Design to accomodate my Ribbon and extras!! Thanks again!

Teresa Peterson said...

I'm having trouble downloading the file - is there any way you can send it to me directly? My email is tessylee@yahoo.com Thanks!

Lori said...

I'm having trouble downloading the file, too! It must be a New Year thing! I would also love to receive the directions for your awesome ink storage solution in an email attachment. My email is lkronser@comcast.net. Thanks so much and Happy New Year!!

Lori Kronser

Jo said...

This is so cool! You are wonderful to share the instructions with us. I can hardly wait to try this.

dasimonds said...

Hi...Just found your blog..
through Lauren. I would love to try this ...but I can't get the pdf to work..it won't load.
I added you to my favorites...so I will check back tomorrow and see if it is working then.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Dee

jpmayo said...

I just saw this tutorial and would love to make it but the pdf file has been removed....do you still have it available??
Thansk so much!!

Debi said...

Hello,
Thank you for sharing this idea...I love it. I am new to your blog, but you can bet I will be back often :-)

I too, am having problems downloading the instructions. If you wouldn't mind emailing them to me I would very much appreciate it. Thanks so much..
Hugggggs,
Debi
dking1612@comcast.net

Teresa Peterson said...

For those who have requested the .pdf file emailed to them, I'm not sure we'll get it. I asked a couple of weeks ago and have never gotten a response. :o(

Debi said...

Thanks Teresa for giving me the heads up. Wonder if there is another way to contact her?

teryl said...

This is so awesome! I can only imagine how many hours of trial and error it took to create.
I'd love to get the original instructions but your PDF download doesn't seem to be working for me. If you have time (heehee) I'd love a copy.
TFS,
Teryl
scrapnsolutions@mail.com

Debi said...

I emailed another blogger who sent me to this sight. Maybe she downloaded the instructions. If so I asked her to send them to me and I will share if I receive them.

Judy H. said...

When I click on the pdf file, it says page not found, it might have been possibly removed, had a name change or temporarily unavailable. Judy H.

Bree Stanley said...

I was wondering if you could email me the instructions?
jeffsgirlbree@hotmail.com

Catherine said...

Hi there! the pdf file is no longer there...is there any way you can send it to me (if you don't mind) at czmartinez@charter.net, if not i guess i'll keep checking it =)

TFS!

Debi said...

Hey
teresa, teryl, judy, bree, & catherine.

Yes if I can get it, I will send it to each of you. I have contacted 2 ladies that possible have it. Now I am just waiting for an answer.

I have an email for everyone except for teresa and judy.

Judy H. said...

Thanks for the response! Here's my email addy: fourkids@execpc.com.

Judy H.

Debi said...

Okay ladies,
We have a hit good thing I tried 2 ladies...LOL...only one has it,but she has it and it's on her old computer and she can get to it and have it to us with in a week she said. Yahooooooo

Barbara Thomson said...

Yes, thanks for sharing this info - I, too, would like the directions and measurements for the boxes.
They look great. Barbara Thomson

Barbara Thomson said...

Forgot to leave my e-mail

francis054@centurytel.net

Thanks

Susan G said...

I'd also like the instructions if you can send them to me or let me know how to obtain them. Thanks so much.
geddiesusan@hotmail.com

Stacey L King said...

Hey everyone! I've triple-checked the link and it's working fine. If you can view a PDF file, you should have no problems. If you right click on the link and choose 'Save target as' or 'Save link as' (depending on your browser), you can save it directly to your hard drive without going through the browser version of Adobe Reader.

Teresa Peterson said...

That way worked! Thanks so much Stacey!!!!!

Teresa Peterson said...

Thanks Debi! I actually got it to download from here after Stacey posted how to do it. However, if the direction you get are for the modified one for the ribbon and reinkers, I'd LOVE to have that one as well! My email is tessylee@yahoo.com

Thanks again!

Susan G said...

Thanks so much Stacey. I was able to get it to download in pdf from the link this time. Don't you just love 'puters?

Debi said...

Thank you Stacey,
Your directions worked like a charm....

Barbara Thomson said...

I'm sorry - but I still cannot download the inkpad for $6 - the page comes up telling me this is not avaiable - any other suggestions? Thanks

Stacey L King said...

Perhaps try again in a few minutes? I just opened the file by clicking on the link, so everything is working as it should. The file is located on my server; if the server is up, the file is available, and I have 99% server uptime. However, if several people are trying to download the file at the same time, it might take a bit longer, and your browser might time out before it can access the file. (The PDF has been downloaded successfully close to 7,000 times. Shoulda charged a dollar for it!!)

Barbara Thomson said...

Thanks - this time it worked.

DMK said...

This is great! I can't wait to go get the supplies and make one! I was also thinking that if you modified it to make more narrow columns, say for paint or other supples, then wanted 'adjustable shelves in them, you could use pins to hold the shelf in place, and easily move it when you needed to. Might just work!

Tallrdh said...

Thank you so much for sharing...I just tried one of these and love it... Thinking about trying a smaller version for ribbons...thanks again.

Prissy B said...

Stacey -

Awesome ink pad holder! Thank you for sharing the instructions. I'm cutting my pieces right now, but there's no measurement for the side pieces in the instructions. Maybe you could add them to the file?

Stacey L King said...

Hi Prissy,
On page five of the PDF file, there's a template for the side pieces that you can cut out and trace. Also on the template itself are measurements for the various edge lengths on that piece.

The Selman's said...

Thank you so much for sharing your plans. I just made one and it is exactly what I was looking for! Just be careful to not burn your finger on the hot glue. ;)

Chris (cdjkssss on SCS) said...

Thank you so much for the instructions! I made a ribbon holder, custom sized for my bookshelf, with your pattern as a starting point:

http://colorfulom.blogspot.com/2008/02/look-what-i-made.html

I'm in the DFW area, too. Small world!

CathyRose said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I made a smaller version that holds 12 and is mounted on my cork board above my stamping table. I already had the foamcore board so I spend $0!

CathyRose

Alecia said...

I've been searching for an inexpensive and attractive way to store my ink pads (I've fairly new at stamping so I only have 12 SU! ink pads)and you gave it to me!!! I'll be heading out first thing in the morning to get the materials! I'd love to modify mine so that I have individual cubbies for each ink pad. But I'm not nearly as good as you are! Thank you again soooo very much!

Niki Glover said...

Thank you so much for sharing these instructions Stacey, your generosity is awesome and much appreciated! I made mine with 3mm foam core board which is a little thinner than the one you have used but it still turned out ok! Need to practice with the glue gun as I have loads of glue gun 'goobers' showing - thank goodness I am into functional not beautiful LOL! Many thanks again, Niki G, Australia

Suzi said...

What an AWESOME idea!!! I bought my foam core and it took me about an hour to put together! It's not perfect but good enough for my scrap closet!! Thank you so much for sharing your idea!!

Liam said...

Thanks so much for sharing this creation. Mine is no way as good as yours. I had a few hiccups along the way (hubby????) lol!! Anyway managed to get it complete you can have a look at my blog if you like to see the craftmanship (must warn not as good as yours) but I must say I am still very happy with it.

Jenny said...

I know it has been a while since you did this, but I just found you!
thank you so much for doing this! my verison is nowhere near as good as yours, but it works! so thanks heaps :)

scrappin{jewlz} said...

Clever!! Thanks for providing the instructions! I will definitely be making one of these!

wil said...

bedankt gaaf zeg

renske said...

thank you for the tutorial.

I have make 3 things with the tutorial.
1 for my ink
1 for my slice
and 1 for my ribbons

regards renske

http://renskecreatief.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

thank you so much for your generous "gift". This blog has been posted for a while I see, but someone on SCS just pointed us in this direction for an inexpensive storage solution. Thanks for doing all the work.

Juliet A said...

This is brilliant! I have a couple of pieces of foam board in my basement - I will try this today!

I found your site via Shelly Schmidt.

shutterbuggin said...

Thanks for sharing the great pattern. I finally tried it and it's fabulous. I'm going to try and make a modified version to hold just my copic markers. You can see mine on my blog here. http://tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com/2010/07/organizing-shelf-for-my-inks.html
Thanks again
Tina

Josie0602 said...

You are so kind to share! I am going to HL tomorrow to find the foam core boards and get some glue sticks and see if DH will help me make one of them.

Corinne said...

Thank you so much for sharing your instructions for the ink pad holder. After checking out what others use theirs for....I am off to Walmart to pick up some foam core, going to make some adjustments to accommodate my stash of ribbon and copic markers.

Jennifer said...

I just found this and I think it's such a great idea! But, the link to the instructions does not work anymore :( Any chance you can re-post the pattern? Thanks!

Holly said...

I ditto Jennifer's comment - please re-post so we can make this awesome holder!

Stempelinchen2602 said...

Hello,
thank you for your instructions to make an ink pad holder.
I just downloaded it and I will ask my husband if he can make me one.
It's very nice, that you wrote these instructions for us.
Sincerely Ute

Shelly Schmidt said...

I made two if these a couple of years ago- they are so wonderful- and I am looking for the link to share with a friend and thought I would say Thank You so much for sharing!!! This has been fabulous!

Kristen said...

Ladies,

I was also having trouble opening the link; when using Internet Explorer I got a message that my browser doesn't support the document. When using Google Chrome, it just directed me to another Google page. I installed "Google Drive" to my computer and now I am able to open the file! Hope this helps those of you who, like me, recently found this awesome pattern and want to make it. Thank you SO much for sharing this with us, Stacey!

Karen Bahit said...

Thank you so so much for the EXACT measurements to your foam core board ink storage... I am making it today!!!

Blessings to you!!

Karen

Christine from TX said...

I love this idea and love that you shared the directions! Would you mind if I featured this on my blog? I will to your blog for the details. It's a new blog and don't have many followers but I know it takes time! :)

customcreativeexpressions.blogspot.com

nsmerkt said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial. My stamp pads and copics are in desperate need of a new home and this is something I can do today. Thank you again!!!!