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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mini Distress Inkpad Storage Unit - Designed & Built by Jen (ozegran)

Well I have been busy lately making yet another storage solution. This time I've made a storage unit for the new Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inkpads. It holds 48 of the mini inkpads (yes, I know Tim Holtz hasn't released them all yet - yes, YET LOL. We all know he will release the entire distress ink palette for his mini's, just a matter of time.

The storage unit also holds at least 8 ink blending tools and has four drawers to hold your foam pieces, daubers, or whatever else would fit. AND of course it S P I N S!!! LOL Another advantage is that it has doors on the unit which makes it perfect for portability!

I have uploaded a few videos of how I made this unit up on YouTube and you can see the first part by clicking HERE. There is also a Cutting Guide & Basic Instructions pdf document on my blog under the HANDY LINKS section, but you can click HERE to download it and save it to your computer.

When it came to determine what paper to use to cover this storage unit I looked no further than the new Tim Holtz Wallflower paper!!! I had sprayed the raw chipboard (after I had primed it first) with Tattered Angels Glimmer mists in Sea Glass, Turquoise Blue and Jazz Blue as well as a light spray of Cocoa Bean Copper by Lindy's Stamp Gang. The Tim Holtz Wallflower paper was a PERFECT match of paper to compliment the blue sprays.

I must say also that the kraft-tex is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G material! It colors up really well with sprays and is so strong that it's what I will use for my hinges from now on!

Now my storage units are not true storage units if they do not have a spinner attached, they are a MUST for my storage units as they allow you to hold a lot of product in a tiny space but still have easy access to it all! I have searched Australia high and low for the plastic spinners, that Barrie &Carol sell over at Scrapadabadoo, to no avail, so whenever I need a restock I will definitely be ordering from Scrapadabadoo!

Happy building :)

Here is a list of what I used to build the storage unit, each item has a link directly to the product on the Scrapadabadoo web store:

Tim Holtz Wallflower paper pad kraft-tex Sprays (I used Glimmer mist but you could use any type of sprays, Lindy's would be awesome!)
Gesso (I used a primer but you could easily paint on some Gesso)


  1. Would love to make this. When you click on the above links the message comes up error and private video.

  2. I get the same error messages...hopefully she can adjust the links

  3. nothing but error messages or it's private, what gives?

  4. Error and private for me also.

  5. JEn is in AUstralia so perhaps the time difference caused an issue with the release. Last night when she streamed she thought it was May it was going to be online... She will probably fix it when she wakes up.

  6. Jen will fix it when she gets up... I have sent her a message to let her know so please check back later this afternoon !!

  7. This is so SUPER!!
    Love it Jen, will be trying my hand at this I can see!!

  8. Such a fabulous project...I love it! Awesome job Jen!

  9. I was watching this last night and fell asleep darnit. Of course it was about 1:30 in the morning my time. I love this.

  10. Sorry everyone, the links to the YouTube video and the cutting guide now all work - just woke up to set it live.

  11. Very cool project!! You did a amazing!!

  12. All your projects are amazing. You are very talented. Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is very nice Inkpad Storage Unit; I would love to make the same. Well I am using an affordable self storage in amberley because my old house is under construction and best part is they provided me packing and loading service also. When it’s completed I will try this inkpad storage solution.