Saturday, April 7, 2012

Labeling Ink Sponges

One of my favorite stamping techniques is to "sponge" the edges of my papers.  Where you dab your sponge in your ink and tap it along the edges of your paper.  You can see in the bookworm bookmark in the previous post how I "sponged" around the circles in the bookworm.  Very simple technique.

One of the problems I had was remembering which sponge was for which ink color.  I'd seen where a few Stampin' Up! Demonstrators punched pieces of paper using various punches, wrote the ink color and then stapled to the sponge.  The most common punch used was the Round Tab Punch (#119864).  I don't have that punch, so I did mine a little different.

In Word, using Avery Sticker Label #, I typed the name of each Stampin' Up! ink color and printed on 8 1/2" x 11" white card stock. I punched them out using a 1 1/4" Circle Punch (#119861).  I changed the name of each color to the actual color value for that ink color.  I found the Stampin' Up! Color Value Chart on Splitcoast Stampers. If you aren't a member, it's free to join.  

Using the sponges from Stampin' Up! (#101610) (they come in a package of 3), I cut each sponge into 8 pieces.  I then placed one of the punched circles on the top of the sponge, folded it over, then stapled it. 

I have a tall, skinny plastic cabinet with drawers that I'm storing them in.  I wanted to divide them according to the color group, so I used a box that had Lipton tea bags in it. 

I cut off the top and the little flaps on each side and then covered it with scrapbook paper.

5 of these boxes fit perfectly into my cabinet, which is great since Stampin' Up! has 5 different color groups (In Colors, Subtles, Regals, Neutrals, and Brights).

If you'd like the download of the Stampin' Up! ink colors to punch with the circle punch, please email me at  I'm currently having computer issues, but will get it to you as soon as I can.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

If you'd like to place a Stampin' Up! order or would like more information on becoming a demonstrator, click here for more information. 

1 comment:

  1. Great way to label and store those sponges Kelly!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success


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