Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cardstock Deck

A couple of years ago I did this post about my Stampin' Up! cardstock deck.  It was for the longest time, my most viewed post.  I love the cardstock deck and use it almost daily.  While I've talked about it on the blog and posted about it on Splitcoaststampers, I'd never done a video until now.

Here is the latest card stock deck.

My old one had two versions:  One by color like this one shown here and another by Stampin' Up! color family.  I almost never use the one by color family so I skipped it altogether this time around.

I use the deck to help me find a good color match for designer paper.  It works like a paint deck.  You just hold it up to whatever you are trying to match and choose the closest color.  So I have all the reds on one page from darkest to lightest, the yellows on another page and so on with the neutrals together on the last page.

Since I use both Papertrey Ink and Stampin' Up!, there are a lot of colors here.  I also keep several of Stampin' Up!'s retired colors as long as I have some of the paper left in my paper drawers.  These papers come in very handy for cutting letters on the Cricut to match a page or for other small details.  The color Riding Hood Red that Stampin' Up! just dropped is incredibly popular with other paper manufacturers.  That color almost always is the match for red so I'll keep it in the deck as long as I have some.

If you would like to make your own deck, here are the file you can download.  They are in Microsoft Word format.  You can add or change color names to suit the cardstock you use.  This would work for Bazzill or any other cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Cardstock Deck - contains current and some retired SU! colors
Stampin' Up! and Papertrey Ink Deck - contains current SU!, most current Papertrey Ink and some retired SU! colors

The video also contains a 'computer-free' option if you want to create your own deck and write in the names. The only thing you really need is some plain white cardstock and grommets to hold everything together.

Watch at YouTube

If you have questions, please leave a comment or send an e-mail.  Thanks for watching!


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