Inspiration from Melissa

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stampin' Up! Gets a Color Facelift!

The cat is out of the bag!! Stampin' Up! announced that they would be doing a little "nip tuck" of their color families beginning with the release on July 1 of the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. The new Color Renovation Chart is below!!!

I am excited by these fashion forward colors, the return of some of my favorite In Colors to the regular line-up and an organizational overhaul.


Reorganization into 40 Stampin' Up! Core Colors in four color collections (10 colors in each--no longer called color families): Brights, Neutrals, Regals and Subtles

Introducing five new Core Colors: Daffodil Delight (the perfect yellow), Early Espresso (deep brown), Cajun Craze (rich, rusty orange), Cherry Cobbler (rich red), Marina Mist (not too green, not too gray shade of blue)

Brights Collection: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red

Neutrals Collection: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft), Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Regals Collection: Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red(like seen above), Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy

Subtles Collection: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, So Saffron


Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue, Brilliant Blue, Brocade Blue, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Going Gray, Green Galore, Handsome Hunter, Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Mellow Moss, Only Orange, Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Summer Sun, Taken with Teal, YoYo Yellow.

2010-2011 IN COLORS: new In Colors will be introduced with the Idea Book & Catalog July 1. The new In Colors will be available for 2 years! Starting next year, there will be a total of 10 In Colors with five rotating out and five rotating in every year.

HOT NEW ITEMS: Watch for details on new color kits, Stampin' Up! markers for all Core Colors (including former In Colors and the newest colors), expansion of colors for Stampin' Pastels and Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an awesome Color Coach tool that will make color selection better than ever!

So what do you think??? Please leave me a comment below for your chance to win some blog candy!!! I'm also celebrating my blog hitting the 20,000 hit mark! Thanks for all the encouragement!

Winner will be chosen one week from today, so next week Thursday April 15, 2010. If you are not local, i will mail the package of goodies to you! Included are: 4 sheets Tango Tangerine cardstock, 1 textured cardstock of Pacific Point, Striped grosgrain ribbon of both colors, the BRAND NEW never been used retired stamp set Deer Friends, and 6 buttons from the button Latte Designer buttons! Good luck!


  1. Exciting Mel! I am almost done with my cardstock that I purchased a while back so I will be needing more at some point. Thanks for always keeping us updated!

  2. wow! that is a huge change for colors! i can't believe how many are retiring.... kind of sad but kind of exciting too. :)

  3. I have really loved ready your blog. Always gives me something to think about doing :) Thanks Mel

  4. Change is good but sometimes hard for the older person such as I, but looks like some nice colors coming. I will order my favorites to add to my stash. Nice blog!

  5. I'm so excited some of our favorites are returning. It was sad to see some of them go. I'm thrilled they will be keeping the In Colors around for 2 years instead of one! Dana

  6. I am super excited to see Wild Wasabi back! That is one of my favorites (and I still have some paper saved! LOL!)
    Thanks for all the great inspiration!
    Congrats on getting 20,000 hits.