Sunday, November 6, 2016

"I" is for...

Hello Stampers and Friends!
"I" is for 'In-Colors'
Stampin'Up! has two 'In-Color' Collections, in addition to their
regular 'Color Collections'. The regular 'Color Collections are:
'Brights', 'Subtles', 'Regals', and 'Neutrals'.
Brights: "Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, and Tempting Turquoise."
Subtles: "Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, and Wisteria Wonder."
Regals: "Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Perfect Plum and Rose Red."
Neutrals: "Basic Black, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Whisper White."
Every year, when the 'New Annual Catalog' is introduced...
we are introduced to a 'collection' of New 'In-Colors'.
Each New 'In-Color' Collection that is introduced is with us for two years!
2015-2017  'In-Color' Collection: "Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, and Watermelon Wonder."
2016-2018 'In-Color' Collection: "Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum."
Also each year...we say 'Farewell' to an 'In-Color' Collection that has been
around for it's 2 year cycle. It is then replaced with the New 'In-Color' Collection. These 'In-Color' Collections consist of 5 'New' Colors!
In the June 1, 2016- May 31, 2017 Annual Catalog
 we have 2 'In-Color' Collections.
Here they are:
The 'Collection' on top, above is our '2016-2018 In-Color Collection' that was introduced this year in this 'Annual Catalog'. The colors are, from left to right...'Dapper Denim', 'Sweet Sugarplum', 'Peekaboo Peach', 'Flirty Flamingo', and 'Emerald Envy'.
On the bottom is the '2015-2017 In-Color Collection' that was introduced 2 years ago. We will be giving this 'In-Color Collection' a fond farewell by the end of May in 2017. The 'New Annual Catalog' will then be released to the Public in June 2017. With that release...we will be introduced to 5 new
'In-Colors'! We will not know until then...
Below are pictures of the 'In-Colors' in the June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017
Annual catalog.
 Each 'In-Color' is in the Center. They are flanked on both sides with corresponding colors of Cardstock from the
'Regular' Color Collections. The 'Pansy Punch' was used to punch out each Color!
Starting with the '2015-2017 Color Collection'

Here 'Flirty Flamingo' is flanked by 'Pink Pirouette' and 'Blushing Bride'.

'Dapper Denim' is flanked by 'Tempting Turquoise' and 'Pacific Point'.

'Peekaboo Peach' is flanked by 'Pumpkin Pie' and 'Tangerine Tango'.

'Sweet Sugarplum' is flanked by 'Melon Mambo' and 'Rose Red'.

'Emerald Envy' is flanked by 'Wild Wasabi' and 'Garden Green'.
The '2016-2018 'In-Color' Collection in the June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017 Annual Catalog are below:

'Watermelon Wonder' is flanked by 'Tangerine Tango' and 'Calypso Coral'.

'Mint Macaron' is flanked by 'Soft Sky' and 'Pool Party'.

'Delightful Dijon' is flanked by 'So Saffron' and 'Crushed Curry'.

'Tip Top Taupe' is flanked by 'Crumb Cake' and 'Sahara Sand'.

'Cucumber Crush' is flanked by 'Old Olive' and 'Garden Green'.
It is a funny thing...we fall in 'like' with the each
introduced NEW 'In-Color' Collection.
It is sad to see them go, but the introduction of NEW 'In-Colors' takes the
sting out of saying goodbye to the OLD 'In-Colors'!
Sometimes there is a Color in one of the Collections that we just fall HARD in 'like' with and it does break our hearts to see it go...Stampin'Up! is always trying to stay 'Current' with trends in the ever-changing 'Card-making' market. I like that! Oh, yes I have fallen HARD in like with some 'In-Colors' and hated to see them go.
Every 10 years, (give or take a year or two) Stampin'Up! will do a 'Color Collection' revision, to keep up with on-trend colors and designs.
We just may see a real popular 'Past' In-Color'
get re-introduced into one of the
'Regular Color Collections'  of Brights, Subtles, Regals, and Neutrals.
Do you have a Favorite PAST 'In-Color'?
I do...actually I have 2 favorites...'Mossy Meadow' and 'Lost Lagoon'.
I hope one day to see these 2 Colors again!
If colors are good!
I hope you have become familiar with these 'In-Color' Collections.
Feel Free to try any of the Color Combos above. Great for 'mono-chromatic' cards...mix the colors with their Collection Colors...for example,
'Dapper Denim' with 'Emerald Envy', or 'Sweet Sugarplum'...
The combinations are endless!
Here is a great tip for all of you...take your favorite 'Punch' and punch out each color of your sure it is large enough to write the name of the color on them. Punch a hole in the same place on each of the punched out colors. Put them on a 'Key Ring' (like the ones used for photo albums).
You can then have ALL your colors together and you can them flip them next to each other to see color combinations for your cards or even for your Scrapbooking color combinations! I have such a 'key ring' and each year I punch out the 'NEW In-Colors' and add to the ring! Really helps to be able to actually see the colors together when deciding on my Stampin'Up!Cardstock, 'Stampin' Writers', and 'Classic Stampin' Inks.
The Best Part...Stampin'Up! makes sure all
the colors shows in all Stampin'Up! DSP!
 Another tip...Use the list of 'Colors' on the back of the packages of Stampin'Up! DSP for ideas for color combos!
After all...they are designed to match the Cardstock. They are always printed with great color combinations! I hope this is useful for you!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Love to you ALL!

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