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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Organizing My Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Silhouette Cameo Used For Labels

Ink pads labeled with the color name and color stain
Here is another long overdue project that I've been wanting to do a couple of years ago. Finally, I was able to complete the task and want to share the labels that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine. For those of you who are interested, you will get the cutting file with the names of the Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, ready to be cut using a sticker paper. I also created small circles for the color stain to be glued right next to the name of the color so you can easily spot the color as these ink pads are stored stacked on top of each other. 

I created the labels in Silhouette Studio (Print & Cut) and cut them with my Silhouette Cameo using glossy sticker paper. I used matte sticker paper for the cut circles for dabbing the color stain so the ink will adhere and dry instantly. Please note that the sticker paper I used were purchased locally and are not USA brands. Instructions for creating the color stain explained in the captions of the photos.

I can share the file for the labels with my blog followers. Just post a comment below with your e-mail address so I can send you the file.

Happy crafting!
Ligaya



I read a tip on how to properly store ink pads which I've adapted.
 I store my ink pads upside down  so the top  surface of the pad
         does not get dry. The label is glued upside down so it can be 
read correctly when the ink pad is stored.

I used glossy sticker paper for the color name label
 and matte sticker paper for color stain

Circles for the color stain (it's hard to see on the photo)

A close up view of the cut circles for the color stain

I cut the rows of cut circles into strips to avoid messing with the 
circles above and below when applying the stain

I used my pinky finger to dab some ink onto the cut circle


I rolled my inked pinky finger from right to left to cover
 the whole cut circle with the ink. I used baby wipes (refreshed with alcohol)
to wipe the ink off my finger, ready for the next ink color.


Simply lift the cut circle and stick it on the label of the ink pad


Love! Love! Love! Love! Love!

Now I can rearrange the pads according to the color stain order

I store my ink pads in a see-through plastic bin

I got the labeling idea from my Memento ink pads
    which are sold already neatly labeled with the name
 and corresponding color on the side of the ink pad.
You'd wish that Tim Holtz can do the same thing :).

This is the Tim Holtz Distress Ink color chart that you can print for reference

43 comments:

  1. this is awesome i would love the file

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  2. This is great. Thanks for sharing with us. I love my Tim Holtz's inks.

    Kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  3. Hi Gayle - this is a really neat project. I love to see things all organised and labelled.

    At the moment, I have stickers on my pads that I made using the download list from the Ranger web site - I didn't have to do anything other than print it out. Kudos to you for making something different though. It's a project I may redo sometime in the future - but yours looks far better.

    Paula xx x

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    1. Thanks, Paula.

      My friends often tease me as having OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)in wanting to keep everything in order and structured :). I just believe that life is so much better when everything is organized :).

      Cheers,
      Gayle

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  4. Following your blog and Pinterest. This is an awesome project and very time consuming for you. I would really like to take advantage of all the time you invested and your generosity in offering to share the file. I look forward to labeling my pads also. Thanks so much for your willingness to share!
    Genelle McDonald-Brow
    brown7444@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Genelle,

      The process was, indeed, very tedious but I was very happy with the outcome. I was rummaging through tons of ink pads every time I needed to use them until it got to the point of frustration. It really pays being organized :). I'm more than happy to share the process with my fellow crafters. Another reason to smile :).

      Enjoy the file.

      Happy crafting,
      Gayle

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  5. Great project...thanks for all the time and energy you put into this, and thanks for being willing to share.
    Four11Lady@aol.com

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  6. Wow, lots of work but it is so organized. I would love to have the file. thanks for sharing. I love it when people are so creative and don't mind sharing. jmmaley@comcast.net

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  7. love this and really appreciate the opportunity to get the file from you. THANKS!!! barb.khaja@gmail.com

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  8. Love your labels. Not really safe to leave an email like this, but I will and hope no one is culling them from your comments. It would be far safer if you had people email you.
    eej713@gmail.com

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  9. Once again you rock
    I would love the file
    raggymomma@hotmail.com

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  10. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing. Would love the file. Just joined to follow your blog. Thanks. cjsacto@yahoo.com

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  11. How clever you are!!! Thanks for all your hard work and willingness to share with us.
    pam_ca
    quillpm@yahoo.com

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  12. Great idea. Can you please send me the file? heilman@cox.net

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  13. thanks for sharing would love to have them. Deb.Hopkins@frontier.com

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  14. Thanks gayle.
    What a lot of work you have done. It all looks so organised. I would like to get the file from You.
    Thanks very much

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  15. Love your idea! Thank you for sharing your file with all of us.
    kat1890@hotmail.com

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  16. I love organizing my supplies and this is a great idea. I would love to have the file, thanks.

    Sherry
    pegasusnites@cfl.rr.com

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  17. Great job! I would love the file and hope to be as organized as you!

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing your idea....I would love the file. I just joined your blog also....kapierce60@yahoo.com

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  19. I love this I would love to have the file.

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  20. May I please have a copy of this print and cut file - mssjthomason@yahoo.com - many thanks, Susan

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  21. Wow, this is fabulous, I would love to have a copy of the file, thanks for sharing this valuable piece of information. mommie2quads@yahoo.com

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  22. What a great creative organizing tool! I would love your file. TFS.
    englishd at swbell dot net
    Donna

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  23. Lynn C. (wordperfectqueen@yahoo.com)June 27, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Please send me the file, Gayle. I would have to have it and thanks for sharing.

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  24. What a cool idea! I just found your blog and would love to receive the file! Lindavic@mts.net

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  25. Gayle, I've followed your blog for some time. May I please have a copy of this file. Thank you, Susan mssjthomason@yahoo.com or mizsusan@gmail.com

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  26. Please send a copy of your file to obxfan98@yahoo.com

    Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Here is another file I absolutely need!!! Thanks, jackieburns99@yahoo.com

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  28. I am glad I found your blog today! Gorgeous crafts and love this idea! Thank you for sharing! I would love the file for T!m Holtz inks. Thank you!
    Debbie Chapman
    Heartamz1(at)aol(dot)com

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  29. I would love the file so my inks would be organized, too. Thanks.
    ruthgacayan@yahoo.com

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  30. I would love the file! Thank you!
    lab180@aol.com

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  31. bonjour ,je viens d'arriver sur votre blog et bravo pour ce que vous faites,en m'y promenant j'ai vu votre super idée pour le classement des encres distress ;je suis donc aussi très interessée par votre fichier et je vous remercie pour votre partage
    Sylvie
    sdrcorp@hotmail.com

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  32. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Wow - great idea and use of the Cameo. Really appreciate your willingness to share and I've love a copy of the file too if possible please. Especially as I am off to a craft fair this weekend to fill my gaps in the range!
    kate.doherty2011@gmail.com

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  34. This is awesome! I have been looking for ideas for labelling my Distress Inks now that I have a full set and this is by far the best! Thanks for sharing and offering to share your file.
    kchambers83@gmail.com

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  35. I want to know where to buy Tim Holtz products here in the Philippines. Thanks

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    1. I have an online store here in the Philippines selling various crafting machines, toolsm gadgets and supplies. Here is the link for the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads: https://www.facebook.com/li.scott.75/photos/a.232990576854844.1073741830.232939176859984/347302885423612/?type=3&theater

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  36. I have been searching everywhere for something like this!! Thank you very much! paolaajofre@gmail.com

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  37. I know this was posted a while ago and I hope you are still stamping away! I would LOVE a copy of your word doc for the labels... beautifully typed! (love the font!)

    thankssss xoxox

    hanakim.jsearch@gmail.com

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  38. Do you still have this file available? I would love it!

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  39. Minulle myös :) marimanni@kolumbus.fi

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