Card Stock

I usually use 8 1/2″ x 11″ and it’s stored in wooden file drawers on wheels. I store it alphabetically. The file tabs have the color name printed on clear labels stuck on pieces of that color card stock. I’ve been trying to design cards to make the best use of the paper for fewer scraps and try to use the scraps whenever I can.

Card Stock Sampler: Any punch or Framelit will do. Punch each color you own and apply the label. Punch a small hole at the same location on each piece. Keep them on a key ring and hang nearby. If you want to match a color or see what colors look great together, just reach for your sampler.  You could also use these labels for your card stock storage. I am using the bottom inch to label my Ink Pad Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Or you can order a Card Stock Sampler here.

Be sure to download the files and then print them for a better fit.

Designer Series Paper Sampler

DSP (Designer Series Paper) Sampler Print the DSP Sampler files on white card stock and then cut them up. Cut samples of your Designer Series Paper and add a key ring. Print the DSP Labels for your tabs if you store your DSP in folders.

Color Charts

19-20 Stampin Spots Labels in English, French, and German for all 50 colors plus blanks to make your own for retired colors. Suggestion: Print two so you can put one label on the bottom and one on the top.


Stampin’ Up! listed the colors in the 2017-2018 annual catalog in rainbow order. Many people loved it. But it wasn’t repeated, so here’s my version.

Download the full list of 2019-2020 here as bookmarks.

  This chart shows the 2019-2020 Products that have Stampin’ Blends, Ribbons  Trim, and other Embellishments.

But maybe you prefer to organize in Alphabetical Order, in Color Family then Alphabetical Order, or in Color Family then Rainbow Order

Print this chart for yourself. You can keep track of the colors you own or just see how the colors look in paper, ink, and embellishments.

2019-2020 Paper, Pad, and Marker Tracker (all color families) from Stampin Up

Brights Family Paper, Pad, and Marker Tracker for 2018

Neutrals Family Paper, Pad, and Marker Tracker for 2018

Regals Family Paper, Pad, and Marker Tracker for 2018

Subtles Family Paper, Pad, and Marker Tracker for 2018

In Color Families Paper, Pad, and Marker Tracker for 2018

17-18 Color Chart with all Core and In Colors

16-17 Color Chart with all Core and In Colors

15-16 Color Families one page

14-15 Color Families

Color Family Products

15-16 Color Families with all coordinating products in table

14-15 Color Families with all coordinating products in table

Color Combinations

Have you seen the Color Lab website? They have a widget that helps you find coordinating colors.

Color Coach

Stampin’ Up! created a printable Color Coach and now includes the 2019-2021 In Colors!

Color Coach for 40 Core Colors

Color Coach for In Colors

Blank Color Coach for creating your own favorite color combinations

Sponge Daubers

20140514_092235I keep my Sponge Daubers organized in this box. Then just print out the file and fold it at the top line of the color box. Cut around the color box through both layers. Adhere the layers together and adhere to the top of the box.  The top right dauber will match the top right color, Real Red.

Be sure to store your daubers with the sponge side down so they don’t color your chart.

19-20 Sponge Dauber Box – Corrected 6-28-19 (How did I not notice the colors were a couple of years old????

2018-2019 Sponge Dauber Box Insert

16-17 Sponge Dauber Box Insert

Blank Dauber Box Insert to customize your own colors.

Dauber Box with In Colors and Recently Retired Colors with RGB Codes

Dauber Box with Older Retired Colors with RGB Codes

(See the video on AutoCorrect and RGB Codes below for further explanation.)

The Dauber Box charts can also be used to compare the older colors.  Be mindful though… the colors may not be true.  Computers vary in the way they show colors and printers often print differently than what the computer shows.

Color Wheel and as requested, a Color Wheel with color names but not colored in.

Custom Color Chart:

Color Chart with RGB CodesI keep this chart posted nearby. Have you ever typed in Word and the computer fixes your typos? You can add to that list! In Word 2010, go to Options> Proofing> AutoCorrect Options to add these corrections. Now when I type “MMAM” my computer automatically changes it to Melon Mambo and if I type “SU” it changes it to Stampin’ Up! You’ll see those AutoCorrect codes on the chart. I’ve also got the RGB codes so if I want to color a shape or text to match Stampin’ Up! colors I just go to More Colors and Custom Colors and enter those RGB codes. I’ve added the HEX codes this year too. Using custom colors can be quite cumbersome, but if you’re just using a few they will show up as recent colors.

More Resources for Organization