This week I found myself inundated with a gazillion used daubers...so I thought of an Easy & Quick Sponge Dauber Storage Solution! There are actually 2 ways to do this--one is very quick and requires little effort....the other requires a bit more but not much. They are both fairly quick to do but both end up with the same storage solution. So here goes.
Method 1: Super Quick and Easy : First grab a dauber and ink it up in the color you need to use. Dauber the ink on a piece of copy paper (approximately 7/8" X 1/2) ...be sure to get enough ink coverage that you will be able to see it well. Tape this sample to the side of the dauber with regular scotch tape. Easy right?
Method 2: Still Quick and Easy: Cut a piece of cardstock (7/8" X 1/2") of the color ink you want to use with your dauber. Tape this to the side of your dauber using regular scotch tape...now if you want to get really fancy, you can take a pen or a fine tip marker and write the color name (see the picture) on the cardstock prior to taping it on. Still easy, right?
Compact Storage Solution: Now pop these little puppies into the Wide Stamp Cases---you can use either the Full cases or the Half cases depending on how organized you want to be. If you use the Half cases you can sort your daubers into the color families (Subtles, Neutrals, Regals, Brights, In Colors). If you are not quite that concerned about organization--you can just pop them into a Full case and sort through when you need one.
So what do you think? Pretty simple and quick to do and it sure will make it easy when you need a dauber now--just pluck out the color and go!
The supplies are listed below. Remember if you place an online order, use the current month Hostess code (VAWE765SW) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin' Up! products (for each $50 in product purchased--excludes shipping/tax) as a thank you from me! (Note: if you place an online order for $150 0r over, don't use this code you will receive host rewards for your use.
Here are the supplies we used (not including your inks and cardstock: