If you noticed that all of Stampin’ Up!’s ink products are on this year’s Retiring List, you probably also guessed that something is ‘up’. And you’re right! The new Annual Catalogue (available June 1st) will include a huge Stampin’ Up! color revamp!
But that’s just one of the big changes that you can expect to Stampin’ Up! inks. Stampin’ Up! has also:
- Redesigned the Classic ink pads, to give you a better stamping experience
- Discontinued the Basic Black and Basic Gray Archival Ink pads and refills
- Replaced Basic Gray Archival ink with ‘Classic’ dye-based ink
- Replaced Basic Black Archival ink with Jet Black Stazon ink
Read on to get the full scoop on these changes!
Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp 2018
Color trends are constantly changing, which is why Stampin’ Up! introduces five new In Color inks and coordinating products every year. But sometimes, even that isn’t enough to keep up. So every few years, Stampin’ Up! also overhauls the core color line, to give us stampers the fresh, on-trend colors we want. This is one of those years!
As a long-time Stampin’ Up! customer (now demonstrator), I’ve been through a few of these color ‘revamps’. But I can honestly say that I’ve never been so excited about the changes. Although I’ll miss a few favorite old ‘standbys’, the new color line is stunning!
Not only has Stampin’ Up! added several amazing new colors, they’ve also brought back a few past In Colors that many of us begged for. Plus they’ve reorganized the color families to only include exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.
New Stampin’ Up! Core Color Collections
Here’s a sneak peek at the new Stampin’ Up! core color collections. Aren’t they awesome?!?
As you can see, Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black have moved out of the Neutrals, since they’re not exclusive to Stampin’ Up! But don’t worry — these stamping basics will still be available!
Now here’s a peek at this year’s new and continuing In Colors. Talk about colors that ‘pop’ — wow!
Retiring Stampin’ Up! Colors
To make room for all the fabulous new colors, these ones will retire on May 31st. So if you need re-inkers, cardstock, etc. in any of these colors, order them ASAP to avoid missing out.
Improved Ink Pads
In light of the color revamp, Stampin’ Up! also took the opportunity to improve the design of the ink pads. The new ink pads:
- Are square instead of rectangle-shaped
- Are much easier to open
- Can be stacked together more easily
- Feature more easily readable exterior color labels
- Now include labels for the interior, too, so you can tell what color an ink pad is when it’s open
I’ll share more details and photos of the new ink pads as soon as I get my hands on one!
No More Archival Inks
If you’re a big fan of Stampin’ Up!’s archival ink pads, be sure to stock up on these ink refills ASAP, because they won’t be available in the new catalogue. Instead, Stampin’ Up! will offer Basic Gray as a Classic (dye-based) ink pad, and replace Basic Black with Jet Black Stazon ink.
Stazon is an amazing ink, but it does work a little differently than Archival ink. So before the new catalogue comes out, I’ll put together a little tutorial on that for you. Stay tuned!
Available Starting June 1st…or Sooner!
The revamped colors, new In Colors, and coordinating products (paper, embellishments, etc.) will be available starting June 1st in the new Annual Catalogue.
Don’t want to wait? You don’t have to!
Stampin’ Up! demonstrators get early access to every new catalogue, and many of the awesome products in them. Join my team today, and you’ll get these perks, plus a 20% discount (or higher) on everything you order! The best part is, you don’t have to sell a thing to be a demonstrator — hobby stampers are always welcome. But if you want to earn money, you can do that, too, with lots of support from me and Stampin’ Up!
Reserve Your 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue Today
The new colors and ink pad style are just the beginning of the fun you’ll find in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. To receive a FREE copy of this amazing 244-page book, mailed directly to you as soon as it’s released, please reserve yours today.