This year I made a big change in my craft room and organized all of my Stampin' UP! cardstock, ink pads and reinkers in Rainbow Order!! I have been thinking about it for years, and with the new color revamp this year, I decided rather than memorizing which colors were in which Stampin' UP! color families, I would just change to rainbow order!
Results: I LOVE IT!
ABOVE: my ink pad storage units from Stamp-n-Storage, show 2 styles of ink pad holders. The one on the bottom is for the new style Stampin' UP! ink pads only (it won't fit the old style). The one on top is the old style (see this post), and holds the old and new style pads. They offer MANY different styles of ink pad holders, and from June 8 to 18, 2018 you'll find some of them on sale at 15% off!
You can watch a video about the old vs. new style Stampin' UP! ink pads HERE.
Above: I redid my reinkers into rainbow order as well!! They are all in a drawer next to me as I craft, so I can easily grab them to reink my pads or use them for watercoloring techniques. I used retired candy dots and glimmer dots, some colored with Stampin' Blends or Sharpie markers, to try to capture a color close to the ink color, then I wrote the name on the lid with a fine tip Sharpie.
Like I mentioned above, I LOVE the rainbow order for my supplies! The great news is.. if you try it and you don't like it, it's so easy to change ... but for me, this was a GREAT change! I love just being able to "browse the greens", or "browse the reds" at a glance!! :)
Click HERE for more info on my cardstock in Rainbow Order!
Click HERE to see paper storage options on Stamp-n-Storage website
I wanted to figure out a way to REALLY get to know ALL of the new Stampin' UP! colors.. so I started by looking at each color group in the rainbow and making the cards below!
I used all of the colors minus the neutral grays, tans, browns and black.
I hope you find this look at the Stampin' Up! "color rainbow" helpful!
Step 1: Buy the assortment packs of cardstock from each color family (available 6/1/18 to customers)
Step 2: Cut all packs in 1/2 for card bases, and cut the other halves into 1/4 sheets.
Step 3: Check out which colors seem to be in the same "rainbow" color groups. Make piles.
Step 4: Create cards with all of the Stampin' UP! colors in "rainbow order" using the Painted Glass stamp set (rainbow), Love What You Do set (greeting), Rooted in Nature set (leaf and branch), White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon, and the stitched shape framelits and Layering Oval Framelits.
For this exercise, I wanted to see how each of the color groups worked together within their own color group.
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Below: Stampin' Up! shades of red: Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Merry Merlot. I found that Merry Merlot could either go with the reds or with the deeper purples or the vibrant pinks like Berry Burst.
Below: Stampin' Up! shades of orange: Pumpkin Pie, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze
Below: Stampin' Up! shades of Yellow: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, So Saffron and Pineapple Punch
Below: Stampin' Up! light/bright yellow/greens: Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green, and Lemon Lime Twist
Below: Stampin' UP! mossy/dark greens: Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz
Bel0w: Stampin' Up! blue/greens: Tranquil Tide, Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, and Soft Sea Foam
Below: Stampin' UP! shades of dark blue: Night of Navy, Pacific Point and Blueberry Bushel
Below: Stampin' UP! shades of light blue: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue and Pool Party
Below: Stampin' UP! shades of pink: Powder Pink, Petal Pink, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo
Below: Stampin' UP! Shades of Purple: Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Fig, Gorgeous Grape, and Highland Heather
Below: Stampin' Up! shades of pink:Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Berry Burst (see note above.. Merry Merlot could go with this group, too)
I'm trying something new this year! Instead of organizing my Stampin' Up! cardstock in the 4 color families and In Colors in separate paper holders, I combined them all into one big rainbow! I am LOVING my rainbow order cardstock organization so far!!! :)
As you may know, Stampin' Up! is taking the opportunity to revamp our color families in honor of their 30 Year Anniversary!! Rather than put all my new colors into the new families, I decided to see how I'd like it in rainbow order!
My inspiration came from Monica Gale. Her cardstock is organized in one long horizontal rainbow row, but I don't have room to do that.. so this is how I have mine!
You will notice that I modified my order a little from hers, because I put the white, vanilla, and neutrals on the left, separate from the rainbow. I am LOVING this rainbow order so far!! Do what works for you, and the great news is, you can change it around anytime! :)
I love my paper holders, see the Stamp-n-Storage 8-1/2x11 cardstock holders here.
Here is how I used my Color Family Labels. I put them on the 3x3 cardstock swatches that Stampin' Up! gave us at the CentreStage leaders dinner in April.
And now that you know about the new Stampin' UP! colors (read more here), you will love this Color Coach!! Use these little swatch cards to find colors to go with your favorite Stampin' UP! colors and In Colors!
Click to download your free Color Coach / Color Combo sheets:
Let's chat about the Stampin' Up! Color Revamp for 2018!
Find info in my blog post today regarding:
and "Returning" favorite colors!! yay!!
Below, you will see a graphic with the retiring Stampin' Up! colors that are going away, as well as the 5 new In Colors and 16 new core colors. These new colors will be available on June 1st with the new catalog in the new style in pad, or, to demonstrators starting on May 2nd. If you would like to join my Luv 2 Stamp Group nation-wide team of demonstrators and get your new colors early, click here for more info!
Important information about the 5 retiring In Colors listed above and the 13 retiring colors listed at the left: The ink pads and ink refills (reinkers) are only guaranteed available through May 7, 2018. The cardstock, ribbon and accessory items for these colors are available only while supplies last.
If you want to complete any of your color family collections in the current style ink pad for any of the retiring colors listed at left, please do so before May 7. The current style ink pad will not longer be available when supplies run out, or after May 31, whichever comes first.
of stamps, ink, paper and accessories from Stampin' Up!?
You may be feeling overwhelmed with the 11 pages of retiring products, so I wanted to give you a little more info about the retiring products!
Each June, with the release of the NEW Catalog, it means older products are being retired!
I just got home from a trip to Nevada and Utah (more about that in the coming week), but just had to share a fun photo of me with my BRAND NEW catalog at the Hoover Dam last weekend!! :) We received the new catalogs at the Stampin' UP! OnStage event (a mini convention), and I took it with me on the hour-long bus ride to Hoover Dam!! :)
Retiring Product Info:
So let's break it down for you... What's Retiring and where to find it:
NOTE: The retiring color Ink Refill Collections, the retiring single color retiring cardstock packs, the retiring color cardstock assortment packs, the retiring Stampin' Write Markers, the retiring Color Caddy, and the retiring Color Embellishments are all available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
In addition: the retiring accessories, tools, framelits, punches, embossing folders are also available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
download the .pdf file for RETIRING OCCASIONS CATALOG products:
In Addition to all of that great new color info, the ink pad style itself is changing AND the ink formula has been improved!
SO... What does that mean for you?
1. Do you want to complete a collection of the current style of pads? Get them now.. the current style of ink pad is only guaranteed available through May 7, 2018 - click to shop Ink Pads
2. Do you need retiring color Ink Refills? Get them now, they are only guaranteed through May 7, 2018 - click to shop reinkers
3. As of June 1st, ALL ink pads will be the NEW Style, so if you need any current pads, please order soon!
4. Do you want more info about the new pads? Watch my blog in the coming week for more info!
I know this is a lot of info.. I'll have some videos for you coming up soon.. I just got home hours ago from our trip, so I hope the above info helps, and I hope you will stay tuned for more info soon!