I believe one of the biggest strengths of Stampin’ Up! is the quality of their paper and the coordination possibilities. You can get solid card stock, ink pads, and markers in the four core color collections and the two sets of In Colors. I’ve listed just the basics in the color families below, but you can also get the paper, ink pads, and refills individually. There are also lots of embellishments, Stampin’ Blends Markers, and printed patterned papers in these same colors. Coordinating projects is easy!

When you’re done reading about Color on this page, you will probably also want to read my pages about Cutting and Scoring, Adhesives, and More. And if you haven’t already, I suggest you go back to read my page about stamps.





2019-2021 In Colors

2020-2022 In Colors

Classic Stampin’ Pads

Stampin’ Blends

20-21 Stampin Up Colors with Blends Ribbon and Embellishments

Watercolor Pencils

Shop Watercolor Pencils

Consider using Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Paper when water coloring.

Color Tools: Charts, etc. on this website

Shop Water Painters and Blender Pens

Here are some other ways to add color.

Stamping Sponges can be cut into 4, 5, or even 6 pieces to sponge color all over a project, around the edges, or with Decorative Masks from Stampin Up or cut from sticky notes.

Sponge Daubers give more precision. I use both, probably depending on how much space I want to cover. I keep mine in a special box with this insert.

Sponge BrayersIf you have a lot of territory to cover, use a Sponge Brayer.


There was not the wonderful color spectrum like there was on page 183 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, so I made my own.

20-21 Colors in Rainbow Order


Click here for even more Color Tools











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