Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New 2013-2015 In Colors!

One of the perks of going to the Salt Lake Regionals was a chance to actually purchase a few sneak peeks from the upcoming catalog.  We were embargoed from sharing any pictures or information until April 24 when the catalog is made available to all demonstrators.  But that day is here so I can share!

One of the things I always look forward to is the new In Colors.  When word started trickling out a few weeks ago what they would be, I was not surprised.  I have been doing some clothes shopping lately and these new colors are definitely right on trend with what is in the stores right now.

I also appreciated fellow demonstrators who posted color comparisons on their blogs in the past.  This year, since I have the product in hand already, I get to share those with you.  I tried to pick 2-3 colors that Stampin' Up! enthusiasts would already know and then pair them up with the new colors so you can get an idea what they really look like.  Keep in mind, I did the best I could editing the pictures to the true tone, but computer monitors vary.  I hope this gives you an idea at least until you can get your hands on your own.  I have written the names of the colors underneath each of the punchie and the base color in the photos (behind the white) is the new in color too.  Click on any of the pictures to see them bigger.

The first is Baked Brown Sugar (middle).  It is the perfect blend of Soft Suede (left) and Crumb Cake (right).  And doesn't the name just sound yummy?  I also think this will be good for coloring ethnic skin tones.  Because we all know not everyone (including a couple of cuties at my house) are not Blush Blossom.
Next is Coastal Cabana (third from the left) .  If Stampin' Up! had a signature color this year, Coastal Cabana would be it.  It is featured heavily in the new catalog and on the convention literature.  I first saw it described as a darker Pool Party (far right).  But I think it is closer to a lighter version of Bermuda Bay (second from the left). It is a lot more green than Tempting Turquoise (far left).  Coincidentally, I have already bought a couple of shirts in this color this spring.

Crisp Cantaloupe is a great name for the next color (third from left).  I should have included Groovy Guava on this page but I would have had to dig pretty hard to find that old color in my stamp room.  If you liked that color, you will love this one too.  The recent color that it is closest is Peach Parfait (second from the left).  It is just a little lighter and a little more pink or coral than that it. It is a great companion color to Calypso Coral (far left).  I added Apricot Appeal (far right) to the chart even though it isn't all that close just so you can see how coral it really is.

Pistachio Pudding (far right) might just be my favorite of the bunch this year.  It isn't really all that close to anything Stampin' Up! has had before but I am showing it with (left to right) Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery and Gable Green.  Pistachio Pudding is very close to the color I painted my bedroom walls several years ago (and I liked it so much then, when we moved we painted our bedroom in our new house the exact same color).

And let's not forget Strawberry Slush (third from the left).  I am not a big fan of pinks in general, (I think I've mentioned that before).  But I don't *hate* this one (and that is high praise for a pink).  It is a lighter version of Melon Mambo (far left).  I originally heard this was close to Primrose Petals (second from the left), but as you can tell from the photo, it's much brighter and not as brown.  I threw in Regal Rose (far right) for a comparison as well.

I did not end up with the ink pads the other day, just the paper so when I started trying to make samples with them, it was a little like a limited supply challenge.  Now I remember what it is like not to have every color of ink at your disposal. I managed to make two cards:
Colors: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White.  Stamps: Mixed Bunch.  Punch: Blossom.  Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Large Rhinestone Jewels, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon.
The only thing new on this card is the colors.  Adriana Benitez from Escape2Stamp featured a card a week or so ago with white embossing powder on a pastel color and and I just loved it.  Very fresh looking. I just kept this simple since I didn't have a lot to work with. :)

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Gray and Basic Black.  Stamps: Label Love, Mixed Bunch.  Big Shot: Chevron and Stripes Textured Embossing Folders, and Tasteful Trim Bigz XL.  Punches: Modern Label, Artisan Label, and Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels.
 Notice the new stamp set, Label Love, that matches the new Artisan Label punch. It has other fun greetings in it as well.  Perfect for wedding, birthdays, babies, etc.  And when you bundle it with the punch, you can save a little $$ too. Always nice.  And I threw in the other brand new color: Smoky Slate.  Love this gray.  And of course, I made a little chart for it too:

Featured on the chart (from left to right) are Basic Gray, the old Going Gray and Smoky Slate.  Smoky Slate is close to the old Going Gray but a pinch smokier (hence the name).

I hope you have enjoyed this look at the new colors.  I know this was a long blog post and if you've hung with me this long today, you probably deserve some kind of medal.   I will be back to post a little later today with the retirement list information. 


Yapha said...

Thank you so much for these color comparisons! They look super yummy!! Cute cards too, and I am really excited about that stamp set with the matching punch as well!

Debra Burgin said...

Thank you for sharing this with us -- so nice to see a comparison. I love the cards you made, too!

Lisa said...

Thanks SO MUCH for this! It helps a BUNCH!!!

fiddlinfan said...

Thanks alot for the color comparisons, it's so helpful, especially comparing them with retired colors. Your cards are great also.

Adriana Benitez said...

Thank you so much for sharing the colors this way. It's definitely easier to visualize them having seen them in comparison to the other colors. And Thank you, also, for the honorable mention. You brightened my day. :)

Tanya Boser said...

Thank you SO much for letting us drool over the new colors early! I really love them, and your second card is fantastic! What a striking color combo :)

Tina Adams said...

Thanks for sharing the color comparisons. I love the white ink on the pastel colors. The cards are great. I can't wait to get my order next week.