If you are like me, you like everything to match perfectly! Many times I will be working on a project such as invitations or a personalized birthday card, where I need to print a portion of it on my computer printer. Even though it may not be completely hand stamped, I want the text to match the ink colors I am using. This file solves that problem! In the picture above, you will find the Hex values for all of the colors in the upcoming Annual Catalog. These codes can be used in word processing programs, as well as online programs for graphic design, labels, and more!
Many programs give you the choice of inputting either Hex Codes or something called RGB values. If it gives the option for both, simply enter the six digit code in the Hex Code box. Most digital programs, such a graphic design programs, will use the Hex codes, so that’s easy. Just enter the code and # in the box. If it only asks for RGB codes though, the Hex Codes need to be converted. Microsoft Word is an example of a program that uses only RGB values. To do this, simply do a web search for “Hex to RGB Conversion” and a bunch of different calculators will come up. Choose one, enter the six digit code into the box, and it will give you the RGB values instead! Then enter the RGB values in the appropriate boxes in Word, and you are good to go!
To download a printable PDF of the chart above, click HERE.
In 2008, I got married and handmade many items for my wedding. This included my Save the Date cards, invitations, programs, place cards, menu cards, favor tags, and more! I spent HOURS matching colors to the inks I used for all of these projects because I did not have a color chart such as this. I really wish I had this back then, as it would have saved me a ton of time and aggravation! I did use Stampin’ Up! colors (even though I wasn’t a demonstrator back then), as well as a Stampin’ Up! stamp set that is now retired called Baroque Motifs. My colors were Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla. Someday, when I dig my wedding album out of storage, I will share everything I made, even though it is all mostly retired now!
If you have any questions about how to use Hex codes, there are tons of great tutorials online on how to do so! It’s very easy, and is such a great way to match Stampin’ Up! colors to all of your printed projects and graphic design images!
Have a great weekend!