Friday, June 29, 2012

Crafty Organization: Bazzill Cardstock Swatches

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Hi Crafty Friends -

I thought it would be handy to have a little booklet with samples of the new Bazzill Card Shoppe cardstock and listings of the markers/inks that match.  Of course that meant I needed to spend a little time designing some swatch tags and then assembling them.  Here is a picture of the completed swatch book: 

BazzillSwatchBook_Staging_DanielleLounds

I do still need to work on matching ink pads, but since I usually stamp in black and then color having matching inks wasn’t a high priority.  I did add a few Distress Inks, like below:

BazzillSwatchBook_IcyMint_DanielleLounds

How I created the swatches:

  • I started by designing the tags and then printing them on white cardstock.  You can download a PDF of the tags (six per page) I created HERE.  After printing use a trimmer to cut out the tags.
  • Then I printed the cardstock colors on clear address labels.  I’ve uploaded a PDF of that document HERE.  If you would like to use smaller return labels you can use the PDF HERE instead. Note: I added “Bazzill Card Shoppe” below each color as I plan on creating swatches for other brands of cardstock that I have in my collection. 
  • Next I cut 2 1/2” wide by 2” high pieces from each color of cardstock.  I added the clear labels to each piece and trimmed off the excess (the labels a touch wider (2 5/8”) than the cardstock sample)
  • Attach cardstock samples to the tag base.
  • Color and label the boxes with your matching inks and markers.  The top 3 boxes were designed to be stamped with ink and the labeled boxes to be colored in with markers.
  • Punch a small hole at the top of the tag and add the tags to a binding ring (you can find these in office supply stores).

And to make things easier, here are the markers that I thought coordinated best with the cardstock:

Peppermint:
  Distress marker: Barn Door
  Copic markers: R32, R43, R46
Wax Lips:
  Distress marker: Fired Brick
  Copic markers: R22, R24, R29
Lollipop:
  Distress marker: Worn Lipstick
  Copic markers: R81, R85, R89
Candy Hearts:
  Distress markers: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
  Copic markers: R21, R43
Cotton Candy:
  Distress marker: Spun Sugar
  Copic markers: RV21, RV13, RV14
Candy Corn:
  Distress marker: Spiced Marmalade
  Copic markers: YR16, YR18
Circus Peanuts:
  Distress marker: Spiced Marmalade
  Copic markers: YR00, YR16, YR18
Gold Coins:
  Distress marker: Wild Honey
  Copic markers: YR21, YR23, YR27
Banana Split:
  Distress marker: Wild Honey
  Copic markers: Y32, Y35, Y38
Sour Lemon:
  Distress marker: Mustard Seed
  Copic markers: Y21, Y26
Gumdrop:
  Distress marker: Forest Moss
  Copic markers: YG61, YG63, YG67
Easter Grass:
  Distress marker: Peeled Paint
  Copic markers: YG00, YG13, YG17
Juicy Pear:
  Distress marker: Shabby Shutter*
  Copic markers: YG21, YG23, YG25
* I’ll admit that this is not the best match…
Jawbreaker:
  Distress marker: Pine Needles
  Copic markers: BG32, BG49
Candy Necklace:
  Distress marker: Tumbled Glass
  Copic markers: BG10, BG32, BG49
Robin’s Egg:
  Distress marker: Tumbled Glass
  Copic markers: BG11, BG15, BG18
Whirlypop:
  Distress marker: Chipped Sapphire
  Copic markers: B32, B34, B39
Gumball:
  Distress marker: Chipped Sapphire
  Copic markers: B93, B97, B99
Icy Mint:
  Distress marker: Stormy Sky
  Copic markers: B52, B34
Jelly Bean:
  Distress marker: Dusty Concord
  Copic markers: BV01, BV04, BV08
Gummy Bear:
  Distress marker: Dusty Concord
  Copic markers: V12, V17
Rock Candy:
  Distress marker: Pumice Stone
  Copic markers: W3, W6, W8
Taffy:
  Distress marker: Pumice Stone
  Copic markers: W2, W4, W8
Candy Bar:
  Distress marker: – no match
  Copic markers: E44, E47, E49
Peanut Cluster:
  Distress marker: Old Paper
  Copic markers: E40, E42, E44
 

Notes: I have quite a few of the Copic markers but not every single color so there could be better matches. I had more difficulty matching the Distress markers since there are a limited number of colors, especially with the greens. Distress markers have a selection of greens that are… I guess *Earthy* would be the best term, whereas the Bazzill Card Shoppe greens are very bright and eye-popping. So those are definitely not the closest matches out there. ;) Also, with the coordinating Copic marker lists I bolded and italicized the marker that was closet match to the cardstock.

I hope you found this info useful!  Leave a comment letting me know if you did. I may just share more of my organization tips if you are interested.

P.S. You can find all of the Bazzill cardstock in the Ribbon Carousel shop HERE.

4 comments:

  1. Super Clever and VERY helpful! Thank you.

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  2. Love this blog post girl!! :D I'm loving that you listed the colors separately too! :D

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  3. Hey! Great tutorial! Where's the link to the RC for the Bazzill, donkey?!

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  4. What a great idea!!
    I'll be testing out the suggestions, I have 216 copics so I should find some matches lol
    The Card Shoppe type of cardstock has some awesome colors!!

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