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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263 thoughts on “Complete Ink Swatch Book Downloads”

  1. Hi Jennifer, sorry it’s me again. Would it be possible that you can tell me which font you used? I have the impression the font in the Word Document is not the same as you used in the PDF-Templates.
    Thank you so much!
    Hugs Claudia

  2. I very much appreciate these ink downloads. I use my swatch book all the time. I recently helped a friend put hers together also. Thanks for the TH oxide download. That’s my next project.

  3. Hi Jennifer, I try again to leave a comment, as it seems that my previous comment disappeared somehow.
    I would like to thank you for all your work, all your fantastic ideas and that you share this with us! The idea of the ink swatch is simply fantastic and I started already to work on it. Over here in Europe it is difficult to find this coin pockets in the correct size, but I found another possibility. There are pocket pages available for “Diapositives” and they have the perfect size! Unfortunately they are just one sided, but I think you still can put two swatches in, as they will be also visible from backside.
    Very best thanks for all and big hugs

  4. I am sorry to seem so dense but I can’t find the most recent (July 2017) release of the Distress Oxide inks? Or has the list not been updated to include them yet? Thank you

  5. Sorry it’s me again… just wanted to tell you… everything is so perfect. I created my own swatch through Photoshop. I printed it out, cut ’em then ink / paint… and store ’em by using your blank.pdf. So beautiful!.
    Thank you so much for sharing your blank.pdf for us all, Jennifer!
    You rock as always!
    Warm hugs,

  6. In the video on Distress Oxide inks, you have swatches for 24 colors. I can only find a download for the first set of colors released. Do you have the downloadable swatches for the second set of colors?

  7. I’m so overwhelmed with all of the tremendous artists out “there.” I have settled down to just YOU! I usually watch you on YouTube so I can get a larger video.
    Keep up all of the wonderful and innovative ideas!

  8. I’ve been looking for a way to catalog my ink colors and this is it. Thanks so much for sharing your idea. I have the distress ink minis, so I’ll be adding which kit number each ink is included in. I have the distress minis in the tins, so this will make it so much easier to locate the inks. Again, thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi, Jennifer, I just recently discovered your blog and YouTube channel – such great tips and tricks! I have a question about printing these on cardstock. Which printer do you use? Have you found a good craft printer (I wasn’t that impressed with the Kodak Verite 6 Craft Printer, and am wondering if there is something better to use)? I also wondered if you could use a Cricut machine to print and cut these out – have you experimented with that? Thanks in advance!

  10. Jennifer,
    I absolutely LOVE this swatch book. I just got the complete set of distress oxide inks, but the download for the swatch book only shows 12. Am I doing something wrong or missing the other 12 somewhere?

  11. Hi,

    I love these swatch pages. I’ve been making my own but yours and the coin pockets is just genius. By chance, is there an updated Distress Oxides chart of the newly released colours? Cheers

    1. I don’t think she got the time to update that yet but i think there is a word document that you can do your own… I am going to try it for myself.

  12. Omg! You have CTMH ink swatches! That’s awesome! Thank you! I have been a part of a Close to my Heart Scrapbook club for 6 years. It was a wonderful group of women and was a great creative outlet for me! Our distributor/leader just moved from North Dakota to Florida so we have pretty much disbanded. Anyway, I will be honest, I much prefer Gina K and Hero Arts inks, but it will still be awesome to have the swatches! Thanks!

  13. Hi Jennifer I was just wondering when you were going to put the rest of the colors on the Alton new swatch book link there’s at least eight colors that I can think of maybe more that aren’t on the download

  14. Good day Jennifer,
    I wanted to thank you for posting the color swatches and the editable ones as well. So very helpful.
    I’m working on getting my creative studio organized this year.
    You have been such an awesome inspiration to me, my crafty friends and others.
    Just want to take time to thank you for all your dedication and hard work in the crafting industry and raising a family to boot!
    Kudos & may God bless you and your family with His presence & peace in 2018 and many more to come.

  15. Thank you so much for this idea! I have been trying to come up with an idea that would work for me to have an easy visual of all my colors. I also appreciate the coin pocket storage idea as they are WAY more affordable than the Totally Tiffany pages. I know this is a very old blog post but it is still helping others!!!

    God Bless,

  16. I love these swatch downloads and thank you for your generosity in creating and sharing them. Will you be updating the Distress Oxides to include the latest Set 3 colours? I also notice that there are only 60 Altenew colours in your swatches but I recently purchased the 72 colour bulk pack (haven’t received it yet). Do you know if the missing colours are old or new? Thanks again for your time and creativity.

    1. I am also keeping my eye on the blog to fing the latest swatchse for the new Distress Oxide Inks. I have found your system so useful, thank you. x

  17. Thank you so much for these. I appreciate all of your hard work. It is making my life easier. You rock!

  18. What – no updated tim holtz distress oxide bundle #3 list?? Thank you for providing the lists you do so we all do not need to reinvent the wheel. take care, Gail

  19. Just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU! I really appreciate you sharing all your hard work on the ink swatches and all the organization tips you’ve shared, I have used many of them and couldn’t be happier, thanks again!

  20. Bonjour Jennifer,
    the color chart Tim Holtz ‘distress ink 5’ is labeled ‘distress ink 6’ when downloaded and saved.
    No biggie, but since you mentioned us bringing to your attention any ‘boo-boos’… 🙂
    I am happy all those color chart fit on A4 paper (the standard European size).
    Thank you for all you do!
    Greetings from France,

  21. This is exactly what I was searching for – a clean and simple swatch book concept. Thank you for providing so many downloads! The editable blank page template is especially nice.

  22. Hi Jennifer

    I have one small question Please, will you be updating the new ink colors? Like Gina K etc… please.
    Thank you in advance

  23. Such a great idea. I do this for my markers. It is so very helpful. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  24. Thank you for the swatches. I downloaded the Editable Word version about a month ago and it was fine. I don’t have PS or PS Elements and the Word version does not work any longer. I want to use the editable version because I want to update the Gina K inks. Please help! I’ve started using this system and it is great, but if I can’t get it to work I don’t know what to do! Thank You!

  25. I was looking through some of your older videos and i thought you mentioned having swatches for Aleve inks, but for layering…..for instance the yellow set is called pocket full of sunshine, then below are the four colors associated with that……do you not have those listed anymore?
    And seriously….i have got to stop watching your videos because i always buy buy buy after them…thanks for sharing your incredible gift with us!!!!

  26. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For all your hard work to put these swatch pages together for all of us.

  27. Jennifer, these are awesome. Do you have any plans to do this for the alcohol inks. I have looked at Rangers and it is not the same format as yours. It will work, but yours would make my book all the same style. Also, many many thanks for your wonderful videos. Thanks Sarita

  28. Hi Jenifer I am trying to download your swatches on my phone but when they download they cannot be viewed so how do I get them.what do you recommend I do?
    please rely asap!!!!

  29. I am in the process of getting this system together. THANK YOU so so so so much for taking the time to SHARE with us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEART HEART HEART!!! 🙂

  30. Jennifer,
    Another easy trick to creating a die template is by not separating the dies if they come as one piece. Of course, that doesn’t work if there are dies nested inside, but if there aren’t it’s a real time saver! Will you be adding ink swatches for Catherine Pooler inks? I would really appreciate it if you did! Thanks for all your patience and guidance in these videos.

  31. Thanks for sharing the swatch pages. I’m going to a crop this weekend and my project will be to stamp out my swatches. Then, I will play with color combos. I’m not naturally good with color combos so playing with them with layering stamps, like you showed, will be an AWESOME guide for me.

    I really enjoy your videos and all your ideas. Thank you.

    Happy Easter weekend – may it be blessed

  32. Hi Jennifer,
    Just wanted to thank you for creating all these swatches. It has made organizing my ink collections much easier. It’s amazing how much one collects over time. You took the guess-work out of properly placing colors in a logical way especially odd colors.

  33. Hi Jennifer,
    Just wanted to thank you for creating all these swatches. It has made organizing my ink collections much easier. It’s amazing how much one collects over time. You took the guess-work out of properly placing colors in a logical way especially odd colors.

  34. I’m just now seeing this 6/28/2019, and I’m loving your idea. Since I use FSJ Fun Stampers Journey ink pads, I appreciate the editable page you posted. Just a huge thank you for all you do!
    JoyceBeeStamping aka Joyce Bergthold

  35. Hi Jennifer
    I have been looking through your Ranger ink Archival ink swatches, I belive you are missing 6 colours, or unless I’m blind haha and can’t see them,.
    colours Missing are
    Vibrant Fuchsia
    Paradise Teal
    Shadow Grey
    Majestic Violet
    Vivid Chartreuse
    Bright Tangelo
    Thank You

  36. Thank you so much for doing this! I would never have been able to do all these ink swatches as I’m not techy.
    Sending big thanks & love!

  37. Thank you so much for creating and sharing these! I appreciate your hard work so much and your organizational skills as well. I’m truly thankful for the editable version as a Word document, too. I just got some new inks that are not in the ones you have and now I’m hooked on my swatches!

  38. Hi Jennifer,

    Do you happen to have updated download swatch sheets for altenew crisp ink by chance? If not, I can create them but they have 114 lovely colors now. Thanks!

  39. Hi Jennifer. I love your ink swatch downloads and came back to download more as I have gotten more Distress Oxide ink colors. Looking at that download I only see 48 colors of distress oxides and there are 60 colors. I think that 1 page of colors might have been left off of your swatch download. At least that is all that I am seeing. I hope that this can be fixed. Thanks again for all you time and hard work!!!!

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