Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday: Ink Sponge Storage

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday here at FCCB!

If you like inking/distressing your Cricut cuts, you're going to love this tip! I have been using this method of storing/organizing the sponges I use to apply ink for about a year now, and I love it!!!

I found the tip HERE, and she found the tip somewhere else...not sure who to give credit to, but whoever you are, THANK YOU!

Here's how to use this organization/storage method:

1. Keep a separate sponge for each ink color you own. I use the round CTMH sponges, and cut each one into eight wedges. You could also use those foam make-up applicator sponges.

2. Clip a small binder clip onto each sponge/wedge. The clip not only helps keep your fingers clean(er), but this is where you add the name of the ink.

3. Use a label maker and print the name of each color in the smallest size font available. Abbreviate if necessary. Trim off excess label around the printed name and apply to top of binder clip.

Ta-da! How easy is that? I never confuse sponges anymore and I don't have to continuously wash them out to re-use them!

Hope you enjoyed this Quick Tip!
Happy Cricuting! :)

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17 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic tip! I'm going to give it a try. Thanks!

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  2. As I look at my blue fingers, I am thinking.....why didn't I think of that? What a great tip! I know what I will be doing today. LOL thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thanks for this tip. It's going to be a lifesaver.
    Lori

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  4. What a FANTABULOUS idea! Thanks for sharing this. I have a messy couple of sandwhich baggies and this is surely going to help me!

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  5. I love this tip!!! I am always looking for new ways to get organized and this is just perfect. I like the idea of using those clips because you can pick those up at any store practically. I have some of those trays laying around so I will be working on that this week!

    Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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  6. Oh what a super cute idea.. thanks for sharing with us..
    hugs
    Nanné

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  7. This is brilliant!! I love this tip!! Thank you so much for sharing (and thank you to the person you got the tip from and the person they got the tip from...)!!

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  8. What a GREAT IDEA!!! I will be getting some sponges and clips out today before I start all my new challenges for the week thanks for sharing this with us

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  9. Great tip! Fantastic inexpensive technique!

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  10. Thanks for the tip- gonna have to use it!

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  11. Fantastic idea - thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Wow.fantastic tip! I will definitely use this one! Thanks for sharing!
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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