One of my favorite things about a new annual catalog is the unveiling of the new In-Colors. Each year, Stampin’ Up! releases five new In-Colors, which are only available for two years, to keep its color palette fresh and current. Personally, I think Stampin’ Up! does an amazing job. More than once, I’ve noticed that I can find just the right color to coordinate with clothes in photos (for scrapbooking), place settings (for table decorations), or parties (for making cards.) One of the first things I order from each new Annual Catalog is the In Color Ink Pad and Card Stock Kit. It includes all five new stamp pads and an assortment pack of 20 sheets of cardstock, including 4 sheets of each color. By ordering the kit, I basically get the card stock for free! It’s a great way to dive right in and try out all five new colors.
So today, I’m going to show you each of the new 2015-2017 In-Colors, and then I’m going to give you some examples of color combinations that you might like. I’m big on color combinations! They set the mood, and they can make or break a project. I love finding combinations that work well. Actually, I have a confession. I have relied on the Color Coach for years. I absolutely love it. Unfortunately, it’s being retired this year. But, I’m still using mine, and I’ll show you what to do if you still want to use yours!
I’m starting out with my favorite, Mint Macaron! I made a card focusing on each of the new colors, using the Butterfly Basics stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Thinlits, so you could really see the colors. Mint Macaron is so soft and delicate! It’s just a gorgeous color. And, check out this beautiful, new 7/8″ Sheer Lace Trim that comes in all the new In-Colors. Oh my goodness, I LOVE it! I already bought all five colors! I just couldn’t resist! Finally, this card also features one of my favorite new embellishments, the 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents. Love, love, love them!
Since the Color Coach is retiring, I couldn’t buy any new cards for the new 2015-2017 In Colors. So, I just decided to make my own! I used card stock to cut new cards, then rounded the corners and punched a hole, and voila new cards. (You can tell which ones I made because there’s no typing on them with the color.)
Mint Macaron looks great with Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo for an analogous color combination.
For softer, pastel projects, try Mint Macaron, So Saffron, and Blushing Bride.
Here’s another great combo – Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron, and Night of Navy.
I have a lot of combos for this color. Here’s Mint Macaron, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, and Perfect Plum.
Tip Top Taupe:
Tip Top Taupe is super elegant. I can already tell that it’s going to be another one of my favorites.
Tip Top Taupe looks great with purple tones! Also, you can see here how it compares with Sahara Sand. I think they would be good coordinating neutrals.
I got some of these combinations from the designer papers coming out in the new Annual Cataog, others from watching videos of the Stampin’ Up! convention in the South Pacific, and still others from just playing around until I found something I liked.
Here’s a real pretty combo – Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder (another new In Color) and Pool Party.
This one would be a great combo for a masculine card – Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, and Night of Navy.
Watermelon Wonder is very bright, and it literally looks like the inside of a watermelon. It’s totally yummy!
When I looked for complimenting colors, I noticed that it looked much better with the reds and oranges than the darker pinks. I did however like it with Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette.
Here’s a pretty combo – Mossy Meadow, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party and Blushing Bride.
Cucumber Crush is another really bright, vibrant color. A friend of mine said it reminded her of old Green Galore. Although, I seem to remember Green Galore as a little more vibrant and neon-y. This card includes a little sneak peek of the Cherry On Top Paper Stack.
Cucumber Crush looks beautiful with Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry!
Cucumber Crush also goes well with other bright colors such as Tangelo Twist, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.
Here’s another vibrant combo – Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green and Bermuda Bay.
The last new 2015-2017 In Color is Delightful Dijon. To me, it’s a fresh take on the old More Mustard. I always loved More Mustard, so I’m sure this will be another favorite.
Here’s how Delightful Dijon compares to other yellows, including Hello Honey, Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight. It’s definitely much darker.
This combo would work great for Fall – Delightful Dijon, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry.
Finally, I wanted show you how the new 2015-2017 In Colors coordinate with the 2014-2016 In Colors! Aren’t they pretty together? You could hardly go wrong using any combination here.
My old Color Coach had these little sheets in the back for coming up with My Combinations. I decided to use Stampin’ Write Markers to keep track of some of my favorite new combos. This is an example of one page.
I hope you’re excited as I am to try out the new In Colors, and I hope this gives you some inspiration for using new color combinations. I’d love to see what you come up with. If you discover a new combination you’d like to share, leave a comment below!
Supplies used on my cards:
(Unfortunately, not all the new supplies were coming up on My Stampin’ Blog. Additional supplies include Item 138358 – Card Stock 8-1/2″ X 11″ and Classic Ink Pads In Color Kit 2015-2017 for $32.50 (save $7.00!), Item 138423 – Ribbon In Color 7/8″ Sheer Lace Trim Cucumber Crush for $6.00, Item 138426- Ribbon In Color 7/8″ Sheer Lace Trim Delightful Dijon for $6.00, Item 138424- Ribbon In Color 7/8″ Sheer Lace Trim Mint Macaron for $6.00, Item 138422- Ribbon In Color 7/8″ Sheer Lace Trim Tip Top Taupe for $6.00, Item 138425- Ribbon In Color 7/8″ Sheer Lace Trim Watermelon Wonder for $6.00, and Item 138443 Cherry On Top Paper Stack.)