Monday, 9 July 2018

Colour Coaching

With the revamp of the colours in the new annual catalogue for 2018-19 Stampin' Up! have provided us with a wonderful tool with the colour coaching sheets. These sheets have ALL the colours in the catalogue starting with the new In Colours for season 18-19, continuing on with the In Colours for season 17-18 and then all the other colours that Stampin' Up! provide. With each colour as a main colour in each section the colour coacher then provides three different suggestions of colours in the catalogue that will go with that main colour. If you have used Stampin' Up! products before you will know that this is a very handy resource as everything then coordinates, the cardstock, the Designer Series Paper (DSP), the inks, the Stampin' Writes and the Stampin' Blends.

A4 printed sheet with the 18-19 In Colours and their suggestions
 I wanted to be able to provide these sheets to the ladies that attend my classes regularly but didn't want to just give them stapled together sheets of A4 paper and say here you go. So I got my thinking cap on as to what I could do and came up with making a handy little book that can be stored with your stamps and pulled out whenever you have a problem with trying to think of colours to put together. This is the little book:

I printed the nine pages onto plain white paper, then cut them into the rows making sure to leave an extra 2cm tab to be able to join to the next row.

I then put double sided tape on the front side of the tab and joined each row together as shown below:

Using the scorer on the cutter I scored down each line so that I had an easy line to fold each row. I then folded these into an accordion fold, starting with the tab at the Pineapple Punch end so that the right sides were facing each other.

Once this was done I then cut a piece of cardstock 16.2cm x 10.5cm, scoring at 7.5cm from each end of the cardstock to make a book cover. Then cut 5 pieces of DSP, four pieces (for the outside and inside of the front and back covers) at 10cm x 7cm and one piece (for the spine) at 10cm x 1cm.

Then I stuck the tab that is still exposed from on the Pineapple Punch side to the left hand side of the inside of the cover. Making sure to match up the folds with the white paper and the left hand side of the spine. Then stuck the DSP for the inside over the tab so that it can not be seen.

This was then repeated for the back cover as well, sticking the exposed tab at the Early Espresso end to the inside of the back cover, making sure to match the folds together and then sticking the DSP to the inside to cover the exposed tab.

When altogether your book should open easily to show a little book of awesome colour.

And as I am giving these books to the ladies that attended my last class I have packaged them up in a bag with ribbon and a tag.

If you have any questions or would like to order one from me please contact me:



I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers and happy stampin'

Jodi xo 

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