Complete Ink Swatch Book Downloads

UPDATE: I have a new downloads page that includes all the updated Ink Swatch downloads for 2021!  Check it out HERE.

A few weeks ago I shared a video showing my Ink Swatch Book, along with many free ink swatch downloads. Today I am sharing my final batch of downloads, along with an editable file if you want to create your own.

In case you missed it – here the video I shared a few weeks ago that explains how I organize my ink swatches. I am still very much loving and very much USING this book.

I use coin pages to hold my 2” x 2” ink swatches and hold the pages together with ring clips. The Simon Says Stamp Swatch Stamp works perfectly for getting a nice ink sample on each square. (However, you can use any stamp you may have.) This makes for a very convenient ink organization system. I love it! I plan to also add my cardstock swatches to the book.

We have created many free downloadable ink swatch pages for many popular ink lines. At the end of the list are two editable files – one for Photoshop and one for Microsoft Word. Between these files, you should have everything you need to get organized. All you have to do is download the files (click DOWNLOAD for each) and print on your favorite white cardstock. (I printed mine on Neenah since that is what I use most.) Some inks have more than one page since there are so many colors.



  • Photoshop Editable Ink DOWNLOAD – For those with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, you should be able to create your own swatches with this file.
  • WORD Editable Ink DOWNLOAD – For those with Microsoft Word, you should be able to create your own swatches with this document. It may not keep the margins correct for everyone, but should for most! We do have a few tips for you: If you accidentally move a text box, immediately hit ctrl + z to undo. If you choose to use a different font or size, you might need to move the text boxes to align them properly by selecting them and then using the arrow keys to move the boxes. The text should fit in the boxes and it is best not to resize the boxes to be any wider otherwise the document will not print properly.

I feel so relieved to have a system that works for me. I hope it works for you, too! Many people have been sharing their swatch books using my downloads. If you have, please share your pictures below.

I must give out a big shout to Karen Kelly who developed many of the additional ink company swatches shared here. She is so very awesome for doing this. And don’t worry… I am spoiling her with many stamping treats in return. 🙂 If you see any boo-boos, please leave them in the comments below. I will get them fixed and update this page afterwards.



Some winners: Beatrice Lawson gets the Altenew stamp… Jennifer Harrison won the Hero Arts stamps… and Barbara Lassiter will soon get the Mini Ink Blending Tools!


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262 thoughts on “Complete Ink Swatch Book Downloads”

  1. I am new to card making and every ink line is exciting at this point! Thank you for all of your tutorials – I am learning so much!

  2. On the Simon Say Stamps template, white is listed as a “dye” ink…I believe it should be pigment?

    Thanks for the templates…they are AMAZING

  3. I could not get the download 1 for the lawn fawn inks to print. Download 2 works fine. I downloaded it twice and tried two different printers.

  4. The file is 6.69MB, six times the size of the other downloads which is an indicator that something is wrong. I just used the blank word version but I thought you would like to know.

  5. Jennifer, will you be adding the new Stampin’ Up In colors for 2015-2017? Thank you for all the hard work you have put into these swatches!! =)

  6. Jennifer McGure, what an outstanding video!!! You had 3 great idea’s to share with all of us. Thank you so much for doing the video, and all the downloads you have for us. I am so charged to start my inks. I have chosen to do with the coin folder’s, so I ordered everything late last night, so now I am pacing waiting for the mail person to arrive with my stuff. Sad to say, I have WAY TO MANY ink’s and this project is going to take a very long time to complete, but you did and so can I. Again, thank you so much all that you provide us.

  7. Greetings
    I am a Stampin Up hobby demo. I would love for this to turn into a business or to
    find a job in this field.
    I noticed that the Stampin’ Uo ink pad color samples are mainly retired colors. I
    REALLY love your system and know I would use it myself as well as potential
    customers. Do you by any chance have updated file for the Stampin’ Up color swatches
    Including the four color families and the current in colors?

    Thanks! Is very possible that I missed them.

    Warmest regards,

  8. WOW! Jennifer. What A Huge Amount Of Work You Have Done For Us. I Will Get A Lot Of Use Out Of This. Many Thanks. Your Hard Work Is So Appreciated. Beverley……

  9. Hi Jennifer, Firstly I just wanted to thank you for creating such an awesomely Handy crafting tool and also a Huge Thanks for all your YT tutorials that you do, your truly an Amazing crafter as are all the guests that you have on your channel.. Getting to the main point of this message, I was wondering if the Hero Arts Shadow dye inks download is up to date as of “July 2015′. I know Hero Arts have ALOT of colours due to the fact that they’ve been around for so many years and as I’m only starting to collect SSS Dye Inks n then I’ll be moving on to the Hero Arts shadow Inks I just wanted to make sure that the H.A Ink Swatch download has all the colours… Anyways, Before I go, I wanted to let you know (Again, Lol) just how AMAZING I think you are and how much I love your crafty creations and your creative flow and style your a true inspiration to me and people alike I’m sure.. If your ever in Australia it would be great to meet you and possibly see you getting inky in a real life class or something…
    Again thanks for all the inspiration you give me and for taking the time read this comment and hopefully I’ll get to hear from you soon.. If its possible and not too much of a hassle could you please reply via my email address Its a lot easier for me to tell whether or not I’ve received a reply or not… WOW!!!! What a looooooong message… ; /
    Hope to hear from you soon, thanks again for your time… xx

  10. I am very impressed with your ink swatch book. You put a lot of thought into it. Have you ever thought about making theses as a pdf down load with it colored in where we could go to the printer to have them printed out as the correct color. I would definitely pay for that kind of down load. I bet others would also. Have you tried al s o adding a hole punched into the color? I was wondering if that made it any easier when trying to match colors. Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. I’ve have just recently “discovered” you and have enjoyed browsing through your videos and tutorials. As a newly retired person, I am spending a lot more time organizing my crafting supplies. And, as a hobby demonstrator with SU!, I was especially interested in your ink swatch downloads for their inks. I was browsing the different downloads and found a “boo-boo”! On download #4, Summer Starfruit is spelled incorrectly. Even though the color was an In Color and has been retired, I just used it the other day. Thanks, Jennifer, for all you do! So far, everything has been very helpful, and my check book can attest to that!

  12. Thank you so much Jennifer for all of the work you put into this entire blog. I’m having a blast browsing through everything and I’m impressed beyond measure. I just downloaded the ink swatch pages for Distress Inks, and also the editable MS Word document. This has been unbelievably helpful! You are so generous, kind, thoughtful and so very inspiring! Thank you again!
    Sherry Hester

  13. I love these little swatches, I’ve just been updating mine and I noticed that the Altenew Crisp inks are incomplete. Not a problem at all due to the editable version but the post said to mention any boo boo’s in the comments so here I am. Thanks again for sharing xx

  14. I visit a lot of web sites every day..yours has it all! I look forward to all your emails to see all your new ideas. I love your new web site.

  15. Jennifer I love your new site. When do find the time to do so much for us every day!!! and where do you get your techniques from. So much work. thank you

  16. OMG, Jennifer! Christmas as arrived early thanks to your wonderful blog post and your amazing generosity! You have given us all a treasured gift that will keep on giving us joy for years to come….and isn’t that what Christmas is all about?! Wishing you a fantastic holiday season ^_^

  17. I have watched a bunch of your videos! I just love how you organize your supplies and such. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. I went to your blog for the free downloadable and OMGosh You have one for Close To My Heart!!!! I downloaded all of them and the word file. What font did you use? I want ALL of my swatches to match .. it’s the CDO in me LOL …

  18. Thank you for the color swatch templates. I used the photoshop version to catalog my Adirondack ink pads which evidently are no longer be made. You are the best. Happy New Year.

  19. I’d like to send you the swatch charts for the line of Tsukineko Brillance inks and Stephanie Bernard’s Stamps of Life Color box sets 1-3. . I have them created in Word. I’m not sure how to get them to you to share. Thanks, Rebecca

  20. Hi Jennifer, first of all, thank you for sharing, I’ve already created my own swatch book and it helps me a lot. Just a word to tell you that I think Hero Shadow dye ink printable is not complete. I have DUSTY BLUE and I couldn’t find it there. Again thank you for your hard work and your inspiration.

  21. Hi Jennifer, thanks so much for these swatches, they have helped me out a lot!. It think there are now more altenew ink colours in the collection, would be great to get these added here too!

    Great Job!

  22. Mine craft…..all the little ones do! Wow! So excited to have this in my stash for kid cards!
    Blessings and thanks for showing us these new products.

  23. I have several CTMH colors that aren’t listed am I missing something or are they coming at a later date?
    Thank you! these are awesome!!!

  24. For some reason I cannot edit the blank PDF file. The Word document seems to be okay. Trying to update for the TH distress inks from last year and last years and this years Stampin’ Up In-Color inks. The new ones are on their way and I want to be preparted!! Thanks for all your hard work. Sorry I have not been following, we just moved and it has been a lot of work buying and selling the house and setting up the craftroom again. Thank goodness for IKEA!! LOLOL!! Have a wonderful week, Jennifer!!! =)

  25. Thank you so very much for the tremendous work you did for us. The countless hours it must have taken. I see you are a very organized woman. You are my go to person for any questions i have. I pray every night God gives you the inspiration to come up with new challenges for yourself and us. May God bless you and keep you motivated.

  26. Does anybody have the updated Altenew files? I just bought the set of inks and need to make swatches for them! I know how to use the editable file but I thought I’d check to see if anyone had already done it! TIA!

  27. I LOVE these swatch books. I’m very visual so the swatches enable me to decide what I want to use together without having to empty everything out of the cabinets! lol THANK YOU for the editable version! I added Be Creative tape to a set to make sample swatches for the EC glitters. I also made a set for my embossing powders…with the coin pockets I was able to slip in a square of black paper on the back side to show what the powder looks like on dark paper also, since not all embossing powders will work on dark paper too. (I am an “arsty” Math person…so if my space and process aren’t orderly I don’t function very well! Thanks for all the organization help!)

  28. thank you for all your wonderful videos. i just downloaded all the ink charts you had. iam going to start working on my swatch book. hoping this will keep me a little less insane than i get when i try to craft and nothing seems to work. again Thank you for keeping it together for us.

  29. Hi Jennifer will be updating some of the colors at anytime? Like the new one from lawn fawn?
    thank you for doing this.

  30. Jennifer, Thank you so much! I have used your blank download and created my own swatch book. I keep extras in the front with the stamp I used, so I can add any new stamps as I get them. I do 2 stamps – 1 for the brand and the other for the rainbow of colours I have. Fantastic!!!!! I am a huge fan and have watched all your videos – Thank You

  31. HELLO Jennifer Thank you so much for sharing this ink color system with us. I am at this junction in my craft organizing and this will be so HELPFUL instead of running back and forth matching ink colors to my pages I am creating their right at my creation desk. I do have one question, did you upload a blank ink swatch page, I found out their are a few inks that I use that you don’t, Just wondering and if you could point me in that direction..PLEASE and THANK YOU!!

  32. Hi, Jennifer!
    I’m working on your new color swatch system. I noticed that Altenew only has one page (12 colors). I think there are 48 colors and the 12 new ones that just came out. I can always use the pdf and make my own, but you asked to know if there should be any changes. Thank you for your never-ending-kind-hearted-always-ready-to-help-joy-filled spirit!

  33. Love your swatch pages!! You have included almost all of the popular stamp swatches.

    Will you make swatch pages for ‘Stamps by Judith?’

    Thanks so much!

  34. Thanks a lot for your ink swatch book idea.
    With the editable I can make my own mixed swatches too, but first things first.
    I love my distressinks and start soon with the oxides. The distress ink versus distress oxide tutorial was great and inspiring.

  35. Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks so much for these! I think I found a boo boo. On stampin up downloads 10 and 11 there is pool party and wisteria wonder on both sheets.

    Thanks for all your tips. I have used a lot of them 😉

  36. Jennifer, thank you so much for the swatches. I have Elements and tried to download the editable version but it stil downloads as a pdf. Uneditable

  37. Hi Jennifer, thank you very much for you fantastic idea and all your preparation work to make our life so easy as well that you offer your templates for free download, this is so generous, thank you so much.
    I have to check how I get these pockets over here in Europe as 2″ is difficult to find. But first I will stamp all my ink pads that I know how many pockets I need.
    Again thank you so much for all, also you fantastic inspirations and instructions all the time
    Hugs Claudia

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