Over the last 18 months or so I’ve been acquiring Distress Inks, Reinkers, and Markers. I’m the kind of person that if it’s not in sight, I won’t use it. So it was important to me to find a way to display the inks, reinkers, and markers that would allow me to see the colors and be able to choose quickly.

After a bunch of online researching, the 48 Distress Combo Holder from Stamp-N-Storage seemed like a good choice. And when it arrived, I knew it would be perfect! I promptly slid the inkpads, markers, and reinkers into the holder. Yay! The last part of the equation was to create labels for the inks. I wanted to use regular cardstock (Neenah Solar White) to create the labels so that I could sponge on the actual ink colors. I’ve seen this all over the internet and YouTube and knew that having the colors on the side of the inkpads would be awesome!

Ranger has a downloadable PDF of the Distress Ink colors (found HERE), but I wanted a more clean font for my labels. So I created my own using their PDF as a guide (for the color names, etc). If you want to create labels, you can download my file below…

NOTE: The file above has been updated to include the 12 new Distress Ink colors introduced in 2015.

After cutting out the labels (see the video below for tips) I used my Xyron to apply adhesive to entire back of the cardstock labels. Then I stuck them to the inkpads. I haven’t done it yet, but I might go over the labels soon with Mod Podge, too, just to make it even more durable.

While I was creating the inkpad labels, I also put labels on the sponge daubers I used with my Epson label maker. I then put them in a sponge dauber storage box (it only hold 40 daubers, so I need to get a second box).

And here’s a video of the process and a peek at how it all looks in the Stamp-N-Storage 48 Distress Combo Holder. :)

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube