Color Tools

Stampin’ Up! Colors

Color History and 2023 Color Refresh

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 die 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.

Stampin’ Spots Labels

22-23 Stampin’ Spots Labels in English, French, & German Print 2 copies. I print on card stock. Adhere one to the top and one to the bottom.

22-23 Stampin Spots Storage This is an experiment. You can stack Stampin’ Spots, but I like having the organized as if on a palette. I printed the storage cards and taped them to cardboard. I added a layer of Window Sheet. Then I put Velcro dots under the Stampin’ Spots and on the storage card. If you try them too, please let me know what you think.

21-22 Stampin’ Spots Labels in English, French, or German

20-21 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.

19-20 Stampin Spots Labels in English, French, and German

New! Stampin’ Blends Labels

22-23 Stampin’ Blends Labels Print. “Laminate” with packing tape, if desired. Punch with 3/8″ circle punch (not a Stampin’ Up! product). Adhere to both ends of each Stampin’ Blend marker with a Mini Glue Dot.

Color Charts

22-23 Colors in Spectrum/Rainbow Order

22-23 Colors in Family then Spectrum

22-23 Colors in Alphabetical

22-23 Colors in Family then Alphabetical

22-23 Colors with Stampin’ Blends DSP Ribbon and Accents

21-22 Color Spectrum, 21-22 Colors in Color Family then Spectrum, 21-22 Colors in Alphabetical Order, 21-22 Colors in Color Family then Alphabetical Order

20-21 Stampin Up Colors with Blends Ribbon and Embellishments

21-22 Color Chart from Stampin’ Up! to keep track of your stamp pads and card stock

All Color Families Tracker for Paper, Pad, and Marker for 2020

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 Coach

Color Coach from Stampin’ Up! for Core Colors and In Colors for the 22-23 annual catalog. Print on Basic White Card Stock.

Color Coach from Stampin’ Up! for Core colors and 20-22 & 21-23 In Colors

Color Coach from Stampin’ Up! for Core Colors and In Colors Print on Basic White Card Stock.
Colors Hex Codes from Stampin’ Up!

Color Coach Suggested Color Combinations from Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021

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.

22-23 Sponge Dauber Box insert Print on card stock. Fold. Adhere to the inside lid of a sponge dauber box. There are 40 sections to fit the sponge daubers, so no room for the In Colors. I use a dauber for a similar color and daub off as much extra ink as I can.

21-22 Sponge Dauber Box

20-21 Sponge Dauber Box Insert

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.

22-23 Color Wheel

21-22 Color Wheel

20-21 Color Wheel

Custom Color Chart:

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21 thoughts on “Color Tools


    Thank you so much for all your work on these charts. They will be invaluable to me. I have already replaced my hand-written dauber box chart with yours. Would you by any chance have one for the In Colors for say the past 4 years?

    1. BevAdamsStamps Post author

      You are quite welcome Paula. I probably need to update that Dauber Box insert with the new catalog pages. I haven’t done one for the In Colors. Since the Core Colors haven’t changed and fill my box, I usually just pick a color that’s close to the In Color I want to sponge and use that. Would you like a separate box for the In Colors? Look for that coming soon.

    2. BevAdamsStamps Post author

      Paula, I have created your Dauber Box with the In Colors. Since there were a lot of unused spaces, I added the recently retired colors. While I was going through all the older colors, I decided to go ahead and make a dauber box for all the older retired colors. Since I included the RGB codes, it might be a good resource for those who want to compare older colors and/or use the colors for digital work.

  2. page

    j’apprecie votre travail,votre organisation.
    c’est une source d’inspiration fantantastique.

    Merci beaucoup

  3. Wilma Denton

    Thank you so much for doing all of the hard work for us. I too like “neat and tidy” drawers and shelves and your method and labels help me do that.

  4. Tracy

    Hello Bev,
    I’m new to craft and a new Stampin Up Demonstrator in the UK. I’ve just stumbled across one of you YouTube videos and have now looked at your website.
    I just wanted to say how useful your methods and tips for organizing are… I’m still getting used to the different colours and names for everything. I’m sure your hard work will help me.
    I wanted to say thank you for your generosity and willingness to share what you’ve done, you’re a star!

    1. BevAdamsStamps Post author

      Thank you so much Tracy! Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! family!!! I too thought I’d never learn all the names for the colors. I can barely remember my own name sometimes. But as I worked with them, the names came easily and I can usually recognize the colors I’ve used on a project. (But I definitely still use my Paper Sampler to check.)

  5. Diane Inkster

    Oh my heavens! I use WORD at the day job and never thought to transfer the skill of auto-correct over to things like TIEF, CS, DSP for when I am creating tutorials. Being Canadian, we’re in the know to change neighbor, labor, behavior over to our spelling….the above is a game changer for me! Thanks, Bev!

    1. BevAdamsStamps Post author

      I used Avery 5167 labels, 80 labels per sheet, 1/2″ x 1 3/4″. Print on a plain sheet of copy paper. It is really complicated to get all the alignment perfect for all computers and printers. If they don’t fit, you could print on full sheet label paper and cut them up, though it would be a nuisance.

  6. Vicki

    wow this is so wonderful, I just used the rgb slider for colours – marvelous you are so clever to work that out, and thank you so much for sharing.
    Vicki (Australia)

    1. BevAdamsStamps Post author

      I’m sorry. I’m not sure what you are asking for. This message was on my Color Tools page. I have a lot of free resources on that page. You can just click and download just about everything there. Email me for more information.


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