Simon Says Stamp - Seasonal Color Palettes, Spring & Summer Edition

No cards for you today, but I made a little tool to help me in the craft room and wanted to share it with you!

I often struggle with picking colors for my projects and have a soft spot in my heart for ANYTHING that looks like a chart. So when I saw CZ Design Color Wheel from Simon Says Stamp, I knew I had to have it and knew that I wanted to make Seasonal Color Palettes!

My main inks are of course my Distress Inks and Oxides. As that color palette continues to grow, I am both thrilled to explore the range and sometimes intimidated to pick a color scheme for a project.

With over 60 colors, I thought that I could break up the range into four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The idea being that depending on the time of year and project and when I was feeling overwhelmed by the full range, I could pick my colors from those smaller groupings.

The 5.5" round Color Wheel Stamp is divided into 12 pie-shaped sections and I assigned a color to each section.

This is a great project to get yourself lost in when your crafty mojo is depleted, so consider setting aside an afternoon and figuring out what your Seasonal Color Palettes will look like.

Key Supplies

A full supply list is available at the bottom of this post.


The first step can happen long before you get to your craft space and involves deciding which colors go into which Seasons. Today we will tackle Spring and Summer. I will share the Fall and Winter palettes at a later date.

Remember, your color choices for each Seasonal Palette may be completely different from mine and that is perfectly ok and will make this even more fun! Here are my Spring and Summer colors:


  1. Spun Sugar

  2. Kitsch Flamingo

  3. Shaded Lilac

  4. Victorian Velvet

  5. Tumbled Glass

  6. Weathered Wood

  7. Evergreen Bough

  8. Shabby Shutters

  9. Cracked Pistachio

  10. Twisted Citron

  11. Squeezed Lemonade

  12. Dried Marigold


  1. Worn Lipstick

  2. Picked Raspberry

  3. Barn Door

  4. Wilted Violet

  5. Blueprint Sketch

  6. Salty Ocean