You know I love the flea market. It's the perfect place to pick up craft supplies, stamps, and storage solutions for a really cheap price. You may remember my 33 cent Project Life storage? Well, here is my $2 ink pad storage.
I had been looking for a cassette holder similar to the one I used for my Project Life cards, but even though every week there's been some, I couldn't find one this time. So I grabbed this $2 old CD rack and knew I could figure something out.
I measured the width and depth of the slots, and cut some thick chipboard to size with my X-ACTO trimmer, which is heavy duty and can cut through super thick chipboard like butter. (Can I just stop and mention that I found a second, brand new one of these at the flea market last year for just $8? I'm saving it as a backup, just in case, because I love this trimmer and they are SO expensive new).
This thick chipboard makes perfect shelves for the slots. I used every other one - the thickness of a CD is just a bit too thin for the ink pads.
I was able to fit 18 pads into my storage, which was perfect for the Stampin' Up! pads I currently own, my Close To My Heart pads, and my Memento pads, along with my StazOn ink.
What a great, inexpensive way to store my ink pads :) I'm going to be on the lookout for another one next year, for additional storage that I know I'll eventually need.