Saturday, April 9, 2011

PTI and SU Color Comparison Chart

Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up Color Comparison

I have searched and searched and could not find a comparison chart of Papertrey Ink colors and Stampin Up Colors.  So, I decide to make my own.

I used a little color key ring I made of PTI colors.

And a cardstock ring I bought on ebay, but I don't think the lady sells them anymore and had to make my own with the new in colors.

The reason I wanted this is because I have all the SU inks and really like them, the storage, the style, and the colors and wanted to know the matches for my PTI cardstock.  However, I have been disappointed in Stampin Up's ribbon choices and LOVE PTI's variety and that I don't have to buy 15 yards at a time.  Anyway, I wanted more options for matching it to my SU cardstock.  AND because I have a serious ribbon problem but that is another story!

Here is how I did it!  See how SU Melon Mambo and PTI Raspberry Fizz are almost the SAME color!

So here are the color matches I came up with.  The ones that don't have a match well, they didn't have a close enough match.  I know that a lot of the SU colors are retired but that is what matches!  Also, these are only the colors of PTI cardstock that I have.  The newer releases I will add as I get them.

Papertrey Ink Color                Stampin Up Color

Dark Chocolate                           Chocolate Chip

Smokey Shadow

Vintage Cream                            Very Vanilla

Aqua Mist                                    Soft Sky

Lemon Tart                                  Barely Banana

Pure Poppy                                  Real Red

Rasberry Fizz                               Melon Mambo

Orange Zest                                 Pumpkin Pie

Summer Sunrise                           Marigold Morning

Ripe Avocado

Scarlett Jewel                               Bravo Burgundy

Sweet Blush                                 Pink Pirouette

Lavender Moon                           Pale Plum

Ocean Tides

New Leaf                                     Green Galore

Berry Sorbet                                Cameo Coral

Plum Pudding                              Perfect Plum

Spring Rain                                  Bashful Blue

Hibiscus Burst

Terracotta Tile                             Dusty Durango

Melon Berry                                Groovy Guava

Enchanted Evening

Spring Moss

Blueberry Sky
Pinefeather                                 Handsome Hunter

Fine Linen

Harvest Gold                              Daffoldil Delight

Hawaiian Shores                       

Royal Velvet                              Elegant Eggplant

Simply Chartreuse                      Kiwi Kiss

I hope someone, besides me, finds this useful or helpful.

If anyone is interested I do have this saved as an worksheet file and can send it to you.  Just use the contact button at the top of my blog.

Thanks for checking in today!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. that's quite a project! looks like it will be very helpful

  2. What a great color comparison!!!

  3. LOVE this comparison!!! And you for doing it!!! Thank you!!!

  4. Love this post ... I have the organizational bug too - just posted on my embossing/impression plate index that I made today. :)

  5. Thank you, so nice of you to share.

  6. I wish I could jump through the screen and give you a great BIG hug. Thank you so much!!!!! That is just amazing and helpful!

  7. Thanks for sharing this, Laurie! Awesome organization!! Thanks for enabling me to find, yet another place to buy ribbon, too! LOL! You are not alone in that ribbon problem! ;)

  8. This is terrific, Laurie! I have some SU! ink and love using them with sentiments (even from PTI) - I love how well they ink up and appear on paper...this is so useful! You are a true doll for doing this!

  9. Thank you for sharing! This is great!


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  10. My gratitude to you for doing this ... I was only just wondering about this colour comparison, thought it might be worth 'googling' .... and guess what ...
    Thank you heaps!!!

  11. THANK YOU!!!
    I have been ordering stamps from PTI but only recently paper. I started wondering about color matching. Plus, some of the colors you matched up are retired by SU so now I know where to find some of my faves :)

  12. Thank you for making this chart.


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