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Posted 5/4/2013 by eagertoretire in General Stamping
 

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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 5/4/2013 8:20:35 AM
Yesterday I made another foam core storage unit, this time for Copics and other colored pens. By using the same basic measurements (height & depth)it fits nicely next to the ink storage I made last week.

The changes I made from the ink storage unit, were to place the shelves at a slight slant (.25" ) and to use a measurement of 1.25" vs. 1" between the shelves. The quarter inch allows me to put two layers of Copics on each shelf. More room, more Copics! LOL

Check it out here - Pen storage And if you haven't seen it, the ink pad storage is

HERE.

Seriously these are so easy to make!


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Posted: 5/4/2013 8:25:09 AM
looks great

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Posted: 5/4/2013 12:17:01 PM
That's so cute!

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Posted: 5/4/2013 12:57:07 PM
Wow! You are on a roll!


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Posted: 5/4/2013 1:11:02 PM
Looks fantastic!

I may have to try this! I have a foam board that never got to get made into a project, so this may be it's new project!

But Marshia, I wanted to ask: do you have your foam shelves up against a wall or something so they don't move back from you when you put in a marker or ink pad?



Melissa

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Posted: 5/4/2013 1:31:57 PM
Looking great! You are going to love having all your markers within reach and yet out of the way. I have mine stored in cubes that have X-shaped dividers. They are stacked on their sides at the back of the table right in front of where I stamp. They are so easy to reach and put away. I keep them roughly sorted by color (yellows and oranges, reds and pinks, blues, greens, etc.) so it's easy to find what I'm looking for and easy to put back.

If I didn't already have my units, I'd surely be trying to make foam ones like yours. I would have saved myself a bundle of money!

TFS.
Daria

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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 5/4/2013 6:37:37 PM

But Marshia, I wanted to ask: do you have your foam shelves up against a wall or something so they don't move back from you when you put in a marker or ink pad?


Melissa, I don't have the holder against a wall. I've only used it for a day and a half and so far the unit stays put really well. My work area is a free standing horseshoe shape, no walls anywhere. That's actually why I really gave in and built it. So far I really like both units. Thanks for askin'.


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Posted: 5/5/2013 10:58:49 AM
This is great! You are on a roll with the organizing! Did I miss what you are using to cut the foam board?


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StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 5/5/2013 8:06:33 PM

Did I miss what you are using to cut the foam board?


Leigh Ann, On the first ink holder I used a box knife. I wasn't happy with that one so on the second one I used a shopsmith saw. It sped up the production of the many shelves.

The pen holder was cut with a snap blade razor knife. The snap blade worked great, once the pieces were measured out on the foam core cutting went really quickly. That would be my recommendation. I was learning as I went along! Thanks for asking.


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Posted: 5/7/2013 6:53:32 PM
Those are amazing. Any chance you'd do a tutorial?

eagertoretire
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Posted: 5/8/2013 8:00:16 AM
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe.

I'd have to really think it through to put words and measurements with the pictures. I don't really have a way to do video tho' so I'm not sure what I can provide would be all that helpful. I'll see what I can come up with.

Thanks for askin'.


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Posted: 5/8/2013 8:40:54 AM
Both you holders are not only functional but look great.


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Posted: 5/10/2013 2:00:18 PM
Awesome! I bet you will love using these. Thanks for sharing here.


Cindi


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