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In the early days of my stamping, I loved my Stampin Up! Ink Pad holder. All my pads right there on my work table right in front of me! They are a bit expensive but I saved my pennies to purchase it. But like most of us, over time my ink pad collections grew while the tower did not.
At one point it held the odd distress and Staz-on ink pads, but eventually I outgrew the tower, again. So, it sat in the corner of my spare bedroom collecting lots - and lots - and lots of dust! Lord this thing is a dust magnet! LOL
Anyway, since my family is now practicing social distancing during the current Covid-19 Pandemic I have been cleaning up and out my craft room and supplies. I thought about donating but decided to give it another shot at usefulness by creating some small drawers and turning it into rotating storage for my embellishments which I have also been going through.
Here's what you are going to need if you want to try this yourself. I also created a sheet showing the score lines and cut lines which will be at the end of the post. Please note that all measurements are in inches.
- 12 sheets of 8.5 x 11 card stock
- Optional - add 4 more sheets (16 total) to make boxes for the top of the tower
- Bone Folder
- Labels (Optional)
- Paper Trimmer
- Punch for a Tab (I used a tab punch from Stampin Up! cut in half)
- Score board
- Strong glue or adhesive tape (I used Art Glitter Glue)
To make the drawers, score 12 of the card stock sheets as follows
Score on the short side at
Score on the long side at
Using the paper trimmer, cut the card stock into four 4.25 x 5.50 (4-1/2” x 5-1/2”) pieces (A2 size)
Using the scissors clip a small wedge from each corner to facilitate a clean closure
Using your bone folder, create nice crisp folds along the score lines
Next, start folding in and glueing the corners
Almost finished drawer
Adhere tabs on the bottom
Thats it! All done. Now you can add a label. I do suggest that if you are planning to hand write onto the drawers to do so before glueing into shape.
If you want to make the boxes for the tops you will need the extra 4 pieces of card stock.
Cut into 8.50" x 8.50" square
Score at 2.50" and 5.75"
Score at 2.50" and 5.75"
As with the drawers, trim a small wedge from each corner and use your bone folder to create nice crisp folds. Then start folding in and glueing.
Here is the layout for the drawers
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I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial!