Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Distress Ink Storage





Every time I wanted a distress ink, I always had to dig for it.  I kept them in a drawer stacked in groups of three.  The one I wanted never seemed to be on top.  While I love this product, honestly, it amazes me that they were not designed to fit in some type of holder.  I did a quick Internet search for storage and didn't turn up anything that worked for me.

Finally I remembered I had this old cassette tape holder in the basement.  Until earlier this  year, I had a van that only played cassettes.  I guess you could call that retro or cheap as I keep my vehicles for a really long time :-)  Anyway, now that I'm sort of in the 21st century - I have a CD player (Yippee) but no i-pod plug-in (I don't own one of those either), I really don't need the cassettes and certainly not their pretty holder originally from the Bombay company (circa 1980's).

So here it is performing a far more important task and holding my distress inks and some other ink pads that don't fit into the Stampin' Up! ink holder.

I know most people don't have a Bombay Company cassette tape holder gathering dust in their basements, but I wanted to share as a repurposing project. What have you repurposed for scrapbook and stamping storage?  Where do you keep your distress inks?

Here is a short video of my storage project:

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Thanks for visiting today!

8 comments:

  1. Great re-purposing idea! I saw the photo and immediately knew what it was. Guess that really dates me.

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  2. Really great idea! I did not collect cassette tapes much for music so I was thinking it looked almost like the ink pad holders that SU uses. I think you did a great job. I repurposed an old bathroom hanging medicine cabinet for my distress inks.

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  3. Hi Lisa! This is such a great project. I really love when I can repurpose something that I've been storing. Thanks for sharing :D

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  4. Hmmm. Wonder what I can find lurking in my garage? (Other than spiders, that is. Ick!) Really, though, I'm bound to find something that will serve this purpose. Thanks for another inspiration!

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  5. Great use of an old item. Good for you.

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  6. I have been looking for something like this forever.
    I am even thinking of making something something like this for myself :)
    Great storage.

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  7. What a great idea! I love getting use of things you already have. I only have a few Distress pads, and I keep them in a basket with my other ink.

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