Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Distress Ink Storage

Over the past few weeks, I have been growing more and more frustrated with the way I have been  storing my TH Distress Inks. I had two boring plastic storage tubs on a shelf, and could never remember which tub stored which colours (it must be sign I  am getting old).

So you can imagine how happy I was when I walked into Pink Tulip, my lovely local craft shop and discovered that they are now selling self assembly Distress Ink storage kits. I am sure that everyone at Pink Tulip has psychic powers as they always seem to know what I want, without me having to say a word. The fabulous kits are designed and produced by Candy Box Crafts (two extremely talented craftsmen) here in the UK. (link to their website on the right of this blog). The kits are made from quality MDF and have been specially designed to fit Distress Inks and Adirondack style inks perfectly.

The kits all come with full instructions and fit together like a dream, due to the precision laser cutting of all the pieces.
The Distress Ink kit holds 40 ink pads and the Adirondack kit holds 32 ink pads. The size of finished storage kit is approx 16.5 inches wide, by 7 inches tall, by 3.25 inches deep and they have two small keyholes in the back so that they can be wall mounted. Both kits are the same overall size so are easily stackable. (Price of each kit is £14.95 - plus £2.50 P&P if you don't live local to the shop)
As I said earlier, the kits fit together beautifully due to the precision laser cutting of all the pieces and are simply glued together with PVA wood glue. As I have all 48 current Distress Inks, I bought two Distress Ink kits, and adapted the second one slightly so that it holds the rest of my Distress inks along with my small collection of Memento/Versamark & Adirondack ink pads. I have uploaded a few piccies below so you can see how I decorated them: 

I kept the decoration quite simple, I used white acrylic paint to cover the exposed edges, then used a couple of sheets of Prima 12 x12 paper from the fabulous new "Hello Pastel" Collection, to decorate the sides and the top. I left the back of the units blank as the back will be hidden once wall mounted. But if you plan to have a free standing unit, then there is nothing to stop you decorating the back too. 

As you can see I even have room to store a few blender tools and a few more ink pads, when I get the urge to buy some more. I am really pleased with my new storage and wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone. Pink Tulip are now offering mail order on their kits. If you click on the link on the right of my blog it will take you to their website. If you then click on "New Products" you will find details of all the fabulous kits they have on offer. If you can't see the kit you want, then please feel free to give them a call or send them an email as they will be more than happy to assist you.
Happy Crafting xx



  1. That is great Debs, I have seen a different one but I think this one is better.

  2. Fabulous idea, love it, I must go and get one. Hugs P xxx

  3. This is brilliant. I love the wat you have decorated it. This is so much better than some of the storage units I have seen as the inks fit snug and looks good as well.
    I am now a follower...

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx

  4. This is fabulous, just what I need for my own inks :) Thank you for sharing.

    Linda xxx

  5. Fab idea, I keep mine in plastic storage draws too, and it is a nightmare trying to find the ink pads I want. Thanks for the heads up on this

  6. these kits look amazing, i have my inks in plastic cases too lol

  7. I have emailed pink tulip and they will do mail order if you contact them and quoted me as follows storage units are £14.95 and postage and packaging will be £2.50 making a total of £17.45. Thanks for teling us about this just what I needed and at a reasonable price too

  8. Fabulous, I love this... thanks for sharing with us hun.
    Lorraine xx