I know I saw this idea somewhere, but for the life of me I could not re-find it, so to whoever originally thought of this–thank you!

I was able to score all the original 48 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in a destash on YouTube. Woot woot!  Previously, I had only had a handful, and I could easily look through them when I wanted to use one to pick the color I wanted. Now, I knew I needed a better organizational system.

I first hunted for a free font that I really liked and thought coordinated nicely with the type on the Distress Ink Pads: SBC Distress Typewriter Then I typed out all the colors I had into a word document in landscape format, centered and double spaced.

I cut out each label to 3/8″ width and shortened the 11″ length by 5/8″ on each side.  Next I put on some good YT crafty videos and took my time just inking and blending the color onto each label. Finally I used Matte Mod Podge and glued each label onto each ink pad.  If I had a Xyron, I think that would have been easier, less messy and perhaps more permanent, but alas I do not have one. 🙂

I’ll admit this took a long time, but I love the look of the final results, and I feel super organized! Now to construct an easily accessible storage holder for all these ink pads….

The following is a tutorial video of how to create these labels:

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderful crafty day! WOOF


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