Having Fun with New Color Charts

The card I shared with you yesterday features four-fifths of the 2018-2020 In Colors (if you missed my festive balloon card, you can see it here). Today I’m sharing a little more fun with Stampin’ Up!’s In Colors, along with some printable charts for you to download and fill out with all your new colors.

What are In Colors?

Stampin’ Up! combines colors into color families (Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals). I love all of Stampin’ Up!’s colors and how we can have paper, ink, ribbon, markers and embellishments in these exact shades. Try buying “red” paper and ink and ribbon at the craft store to see how different they are across products. Anyhow, aside from an occasional overhaul of the color families, Stampin’ Up! keeps the color families relatively stable and complements them with In Colors, trendy collections that are available for two years, giving us a fresh collection of coordinating products. We get 5 new In Colors each year that stay for a “two-year term.” Here’s a look at this year’s In Colors:

Stampin' Up!'s 2018-2020 In ColorsTo learn more about these new colors (along with color comparisons and suggested color combinations), please click here.

Color Revamp

As I mentioned above, Stampin’ Up! is making some big (and wonderful) changes to the color families we’ve come to know over the past years. I’ve shared lots about the new color revamp (you can read more here and here). Some colors are going away, some favorites are returning and some brand new colors are being added. In addition, some colors have moved from one group to another (for example, Real Red is now a Regal – and it makes sense when you see it all together).

Here’s a fun video Stampin’ Up! created to showcase the new color collection:

Color Charts

At my local stamp club last weekend, we made fun projects and assembled Color Charts. When they were done (and after they completed their order forms), I was excited to flip through the new catalog with them. How fun!

I printed color charts on Whisper White cardstock and distributed them to my club members. The charts have all of the colors down the left side of the page and three colors – paper, Stampin’ Pad and Stampin’ Write Marker. We punched, stamped and scribbled samples of each of the new and returning In Colors.

Why make the charts?

  • The charts offer a quick reference for all of the colors and the new color groupings.
  • The charts can help you to inventory your supplies. Ever wonder if you’ve purchased a specific ink pad? Just refer to your handy chart.
  • They are fun to put together – we all love being organized, right?

Here are some photos of my group putting together their charts:

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Order You New In Color Stampin’ Pads Today

If you notice in the top, right corner of the last picture above, Marti is reaching for the new ink pads. Look how easily they stack on top of each other in a neat tower (vs. the current stamp pads that don’t stack on top of each other).

The 2018-2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads are available for customers to order now. They are part of the Share What You Love Early Release, and they are offered at a 10% discount. What a great opportunity to see the new colors and play with the new ink pads. Click on the link below to order them – or learn more by clicking on the Share What You Love Early Release flyer below this post.

2018-2020 In Color Stampin' Pad Collection, Stampin' Up!, 147153The Color Charts

Stampin’ Up!’s produced some great color charts. I edited them to remove the various languages (I don’t know French or Japanese, and the charts weren’t effectively teaching me those languages so I removed them). Print these on Whisper White so you, too, can inventory your new, returning and favorite colors. Here are the downloadable charts:

IN COLORS:    In Colors Chart Picture

BRIGHTS:Brights Color Chart Picture

SUBTLES:Subtles Color Chart Picture

REGALS:Regals Color Chart Picture

NEUTRALS:Neutrals Color Chart Picture

I hope you have fun filling out these new charts and, ultimately, working with the new colors!

More with In Colors in Brian’s Bulletin

I’ll be sharing some new Color Combinations with the 2018-2020 In Colors in the upcoming edition of my Brian’s Bulletin Newsletter. If you aren’t already subscribed, I hope you’ll sign up to receive all the information I’m sharing in my monthly (and sometimes twice-monthly) newsletter:

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Early Release – Get These New Products Now

The Make a Difference stamp set featured on this card is available in two of the Share What You Love bundles – and the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is only available in one. Be sure to check out the Early Release items that are currently available to customers. I’m so excited we get to share this suite with you – so many great products in these offerings. Click on the image below to take a look at the .pdf promotional:To read more about this new promotion, CLICK HERE.

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  1. We were busy bees getting all organized and ready for the new catalog and color revamp. The sheets we did are terrific! Thank you Brian!

  2. Thanks so much for the color charts, Brian. They are so helpful when comparing colors, choosing a color combination or checking to be sure the scrap on my desk is the color I think it is. Have a great day!

  3. P.S. I forgot to say how much I enjoy seeing the pictures of your stamp club making their charts.

  4. I’m loving the new colors, they look so bright and cheerful, can’t wait to get my hands on some of them.
    Love the pictures of your fun stamp club, everybody is having a grand time.

  5. Great idea for a gathering and getting to know the colors!

    • Thanks, Mary! We had fun with it. These ladies will take good care of their charts and fill them in every time they get now colors. <3

  6. You always make updating and reorganizing so easy for us, inthe immortal words of Tina Turner You’re simply the Best.

  7. Denise Sahrmann

    Thank you very much for the color charts. I will definitely complete these and use them.

    See you Saturday in St. Louis,

  8. I can’t find a Download/print for these charts. I really appreciate your work and would love to organize myself and my clients with their new color inventory. Can you help me?

    • Hi Mary! I would love for you to use these charts and to share with others. If you click on each of the charts above, you can open it in a .pdf (just click on the little piece of paper icon with the down-pointing arrow in the top right corner) and open it with Adobe. You can then save them and print them. I hope that helps.

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