Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp & Ink Pad Redesign

I’m doing the happy dance!  Stampin’ Up! is updating their core color collections as well as adding 5 new In Colors starting June 1.  PLUS – There’s a new stamp pad design that makes a great stamp pad even GREATER!  Here’s everything you’ll want to know!

THE DETAILS

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.

In order to keep the color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White have been moved out of the Neutrals collection. Stampin’ Up! also moved a few colors (Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy) into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. You can refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog when it’s released on June 1. 

Color Revamp charts & summary PDF

NEW CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PADS

In addition to new colors, Stampin’ Up! redesigned their ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and they improved the formula of the ink, as well! 

Why the change to the case?

The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. Stampin’ Up! can only use a mold a limited number of times before they need to replace it, so they had to decide if they wanted to order more of the same molds or try to improve the design.   They chose to improve it!  Smart!

Stampin’ Up! wanted to align the updated case with the color revamp and improvements to the ink. In addition, they chose to time these changes with Stampin’ Up!’s rebranding and packaging updates. This way, when you invest in the new colors, you are also getting the new and improved ink pads at the same time! 

What’s better about the case?

  • Less confusing to open. 
  • Tighter fit between the lid and the base. 
  • Stackable. 
  • Improved labels and stickers.

How is the ink different?

  • Reduced ink bubbles.
  • Smoother coating of ink on the stamp.
  • Improved ink coverage. 
  • You can re-ink the new ink pads with old re-inkers, you just won’t get the benefit of the defoamer that’s been added to the new re-inkers. The only exception to this is, you don’t want to use the Archival Basic Gray Re-inker on the new pads because it will ruin it.

THE NEW CORE COLLECTION COLORS

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NEW IN COLORS

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  NEW CORE COLOR ORGANIZATION
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RETURNING IN COLORS

BASICS

 

My color comparison charts show how the new In Colors fit in the Stampin’ Up! line-up!

FABULOUS & FREE COLOR TOOLS

PRINT OR SAVE FREE Online Color Coach: The online color coach shows great color combinations featuring all new and returning colors. There is also a blank color coach that serves as a template where you can create your own color combinations.

PRINT OR SAVE FREE Color Charts

RETIRING PRODUCTS & COLORS

The Stampin’ Up! retiring product lists have been released!  It’s your last chance to purchase retiring products!  Click here to see which products are retiring and currently available.  

On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring – purchase your favorite products now before they are sold out.

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of the new Stampin’ Up! core color collection.

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