So I’ve introduced you to the In Color collection and the wonderful colour coordination within that. Click HERE if you’ve not checked it out yet. 🙂
Now it’s time to look at those fantastic Stampin’ Up! colour families. These are the standard colour collections that remain in the Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue year after year. Occasionally a colour refresh is done introducing new or returning colours. In fact, a refresh was done for the 2018-2019 catalogue. This makes sure that Stampin’ Up! colours remain bang on trend and never get stale.
There’s a world of wonderful colour just waiting for you to dive right in!
Let’s immerse ourselves in the delights of the Stampin’ Up! colour coordination.
Brights Colour Family
Poppy Parade – Melon Mambo – Flirty Flamingo – Mango Melody – Daffodil Delight
Granny Apple Green – Coastal Cabana – Bermuda Bay – Pacific Point – Gorgeous Grape.
I just love the bright, summer feel of these colours. They’re absolutely full of sunshine, warmth and femininity. These are perfect for any project with flowers. Or what about new baby projects. Indeed there are even some lovely subtle masculine colours in there.
Regals Colour Family
Real Red – Cherry Cobbler – Cajun Craze – Pumpkin Pie – Crushed Curry
Old Olive – Garden Green – Shaded Spruce – Blackberry Bliss – Rich Razzleberry
Now these colours are just so strong! Absolutely glowing with masculinity and spice. They’re just wonderful for autumn, winter and Christmas projects.
Subtles Colour Family
Blushing Bride – Calypso Coral – Petal Pink – So Saffron – Soft Sea Foam
Pear Pizzazz – Mint Macaron – Pool Party – Balmy Blue – Highland Heather
Don’t you just love the delicacy of this colour family. I most definitely feel a feminine vibe from these. And they also make me think of soft, summer days. They’re wonderful too for baby boy and baby girl cards and projects.
Basics Colour Family
Basic Black – Whisper White – Very Vanilla
And finally our Basics Colour Family. These are the ones that you always keep in your craft stash as they are your core materials. As long as I have these high quality cardstock, I know I will be able to make a project of some description. The Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock come in a standard weight and a thick/heavy weight. The standard weight I use for ink techniques, die cutting, matting and layering etc. The thicker cardstock I keep for my cardbases mainly. These 2 come in both A4 and 12″ x 12″ size and have coordinating C6 envelopes. I basically keep a running order on this cardstock, envelopes and adhesives then I know I can never run short of materials to work with.
Another little tip for you ….. when I purchase inkpads, of any colour, I always make sure to purchase the coordinating reinker at the same time.
Not only do the reinkers keep your inkpads nice and moist for ages and ages but they are also great to use for some ink techniques. For example, sponging, watercolour, baby wipe and baby wipe swipe techniques are all great fun to do with your reinkers. Be sure to check my other blog pages and YouTube to see some of these.
This is only the beginning of the colour coordination adventure!
There’s a world of wonderful colour coordination in markers, ribbon and fantastic accessories too. I could happily spend hours and hours perusing the catalogues but thankfully you don’t have to spend all that time (unless of course you want to). The catalogues are beautifully laid out in such a way to make it quick and easy for you to identify what you want and what you need to coordinate with it. You want to get best value for money, so for me that’s making sure that I can purchase products that coordinate and that is exactly what Stampin’ Up! give me. No more buying cardstock that I can’t find accessories to match. 🙂
You can do it your own way. Purchase the colours individually and accessorise as required. Or invest in purchasing a colour family as a whole and coordinate accordingly. This way you always have absolutely everything you need for any given project. Me?!? I had to have the lot of course. 🙂 But having said that I am not a craft collector! I use it ALL!
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