Friday, April 16, 2010

Color Renovation Activity Board

This is the idea I came up with for introducing the new color collections to my club members - A Color Renovation Activity Board! It features the 4 new color families and the retiring colors. Once the new in-colors are announced and I receive them, I will make a new section with butterflies to replace the section with the retiring colors.

The board itself is a tri-fold project board that I set up to sit up at an angle to make it easier to play with. I placed eyelets and cord through the edges of the outer flaps to help the board stay in this position:

I created print outs for each color family (links provided below) and then stamped each color (except for the new colors - which I do not have ink for yet) using the Flight of the Butterfly Stamp set. Then I punched each color of card stock using the butterfly punch and added a bit of re-positionable adhesive to the center back of each butterfly to place over the stamped images:

Here are some close-up of how the 4 color family sections turned out:

And here's the retiring color section. It only consists of stamped images using the small butterfly. I also included the 3 retiring in-colors at the bottom:

Now, here's the fun part! I created a blank page so that you can remove each of the butterflies (remember, they have re-positionable adhesive on the backs) and create different color combinations using the new color palette:

Here's a few examples (from left to right): (1) Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Wild Wasabi; (2) Rose Red, Marina Mist and Early Espresso; and (3) Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight:

When a butterfly is removed, you can see the stamped image remains to help with re-placement:

Also, on the back of each butterfly, I wrote the color name and family it belongs to - to also help with re-placement:

Overall, I think this is a really neat way to get familiar and excited about the new colors coming out in July. I've already had lots of fun playing around with it! :o)

For any of the demos out there who would like to download the files I created to make your own Color Renovation Board, here they are!

Brights | Subtles | Regals | Naturals | Retiring Colors

You can also use these files to just simply create color-chart handouts and stamp/punch whatever images you like!

Note: The only thing I would have done differently (and I may re-do it this way) is to laminate the sections. But sheesh... that means I have to go dig out my laminator from the attic! yikes!


  1. Great idea! I'm definitely going to do this for my customers. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for sharing you hard work!

  3. Wow Vicky this is absolutley fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing the files and the great pics of the result. The laminating sounds like a great idea too. I'd been thinking about recreating the focus group test the webinar discussed so customers could get a feel for what their favorite colors are without the names attached.

    Hugs and blessings - Jean

  4. This is fantastic! I will definitely be making one of my own. My stamp club members would enjoy playing around with the color combos and it will help to get them excited about the changes. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. OMG I love this idea. I just may copy this idea. Thank you for the idea, the pdf, life in general (jk about the last).

    For not a lot of money Staples or something like that could probably laminate it for you. That might be easier than digging out your own machine. :)

  6. This is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with us. It will make a great resource and I love the mix & match play board. Genius!

  7. What a fabulous way to show off the new color collections!!!

  8. Vicki, what a great teaching tool to get customers as excited about the new color renovation as we are. This was a tremendous amount of work and so generous of you to share with us. I'm thinking Jean's idea would be fun too. Thank you ladies for so much inspiration.

  9. This is such a great idea. I love that it is interactive. Customers can get a better idea of what they like by playing with them first.

    Thank you for sharing the idea and files.

  10. YOU ARE AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Hello Ladies! Thank you so much for all the kind comments! I have to say, it was so fun doing this - seeing the colors together "in real life" really made this even more exciting (if that's possible). :o) Of course I had to share! :o) Enjoy!

  12. HEY VICKY JO....THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for creating these sheets AND for sharing them with us. You are absolutely too smart!! I sincerely appreciate all the hard work it took to create these sheets and that you are being so generous to share them with us!!

    Thanks again!!
    Lorraine Castellon-Rowe

  13. You are very generous to share your work for us to duplicate. THANK YOU!!!!! You ROCK!

  14. Hello Vicky Jo and Congrats! I am giving you the Sunshine award! for your generosity and your kindness to share your wonderful talents with everyone! To see more of what I wrote about you, and to find out more about the award please see my blog at thank you again for your kindness
    Inky Hugs,

  15. these are so awesome! Thank you for sharing them! Do you have one for the new in-colours?

    Alesha Walls

  16. Really fabulous idea!

    AND...totally adore your nails too, lol!!!

  17. A wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I did print those out. Just waiting to the "In-Color" template to come out. I do not have the butterfly puch, so I will have to think of something else. Very Good Job. God Bless.


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