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Stampin' Up! Color Revamp & New Ink Pads

Stampin' Up! Retiring Colors

Hello Friends,

You may have heard by now the Stampin' Up! is doing a big Color Revamp this year along with some ink pad changes.  It's super exciting and I fully intended to make a video for you detailing the changes, but life got in the way.  I've been running back and forth to the hospital all week.  Our son who has epilepsy had a monitored medicine change this week.  Because of time constraints, I decided to do a detailed pictured explanation.  Most of my pictures will be in rainbow order.  Be sure to keep scrolling.  There's lots of pictures and the pads are last.

The most immediate thing that you need to know is the Retiring Colors.  These colors will be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so get your favorites before they are gone.

Pictured left to right: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, Always Artichoke, Wild Wasabi, Emerald Envy, Island Indigo, Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Sugar Plum and Chocolate Chip.

This list includes the In Colors scheduled to retire this year and 13 Core Colors.  On a side note, Flirty Flamingo retired as an In Color, but is back as a Core Color.

Stampin' Up! Color Revamp

Here's the reds and dark pinks for side by side comparisons.  Pictured left to right: Merry Merlot (new), Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Poppy Parade ( a returning In Color), Lovely Lipstick (2018-2020 In Color), Melon Mambo and Berry Burst (2017-2019 In Color).  Berry Burst is a pretty purplish pink.

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Oranges and yellows.  Top left to right: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody (new), Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and Pineapple Punch (2018-2020 In Color).

Peaches and Pinks,  Bottom left to right: Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove (2018-2020 In Color), Petal Pink (new), Blushing Bride, Powder Pink (2017-2019 In Color), Flirty Flamingo (Returning In Color).


Greens: Left to right:  Lemon Lime Twist (2017-2019 In Color), Granny Apple Green (new), Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow (Returning In Color), Garden Green, Call Me Clover (2018-2020 In Color), Soft Sea Foam (new), Mint Macaron (returning In Color), Shaded Spruce (new), Tranquil Tide (2017-2019 In Color)

Stampin' Up! Color Revamp

Blues:  Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel (2018-2020 In Color), Pacific Point, Balmy Blue (new), Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana (returning In Color), Pool Party

Stampin' Up! Color Revamp
 Purples:  Highland Heather (new), Gorgeous Grape (new), Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Fig (2017-2019 In Color)

Stampin' Up! Color Revamp

Browns and Grays:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray

Stampin' Up! Color Revamp

Basics:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Basic Black.

Stampin' Up! Ink

I can't say enough about the new Ink Pad design.  They rock!  It was time for Stampin' Up! to update the mold and they knocked it out of the park.  Inks are still stored upside down for juicier pads, but you can open them with a push of you thumb.  They open much like a makeup compact.  They're also a snugger fit to keep the air out.  Just look at the comparison of 5 stacked side by side!  Speaking of stacking, the new pads are designed to stack.

Stampin' Up! Ink

The size is ever so slightly different.  The old and the new style are the same width, but the newer pads are a skosh smaller.  The pads will fit in both the retiring  ink caddy as well as the Stamp-n-Storage Ink Storage.  

Stampin' Up! Ink

And that's not all, there's more.  Stampin' Up! has added a defoamer to cut down on bubbling and to give you a more even coating of ink on your stamp for a smoother more solid look.  And if that's not enough, Stampin' Up! has designed a smaller label to insert inside your pad, so that you can easily identify your pads when there are multiples on your work surface.

Note:  We will no longer carry Archival inks, so the old Basic Gray Ink Refill should not be used on the new Classic Ink Basic Gray.  For Black Inks there are 2 options-Jet Black Stazon and Tuxedo Black Momentos Inks.  Use Stazon for watercoloring and use Momento for coloring with Blender Pens.


Clarifications on ReInkers-You can use old reinkers on your new pads with the exception of archival inks, but you will loose the defoamer advantage.   You can also use new reinker on your old pads and gain the defoamer advantage.

  image from my.stampinup.comNew Core Colors

image from my.stampinup.comIn Colors


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Stretch Your Crafting $ and Impress Your Friends

Card with Making Lined Envelope
Hello Friends,

Here's ways to stretch your crafting dollars and impressive your friend.  Did you know that you can make beautiful envelope liners with little squares of paper?  Let me show you how in this short video tutorial.



An Ink-Spirations Team member recently asked me how it was it was done and it's easier to show than tell, so here's a video on How to Make Envelope Liners with Small Squares of Paper.

How to Make Envelope Liners

This Technique works for a variety of sizes of envelopes.  Just the few simple steps in the video tutorial above.  Learn how to make envelopes with your Envelope Punch Board here.


Make all your envelopes and line them too.  The low price point of the Envelope Punch Board will shock you.  Can you believe that it is only $20.  Pick up an Envelope Punch Board for your craft room.

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Plus, during Sale-a-Bration (now through March 31, 2018, just a few days away), choose 2 additional Stamp Sets FREE!


Hobby Stampers and Business Minded Stampers are all welcome and valued members of The Ink-Spirations


Purchasing the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kit is Risk Free, No Obligation, but who knows where  your Stampin' Up! Adventure may take you?  I started for the discount in 2005.  I've met so many fabulous new friends and went on trips that I never would have imagined when I started.

Wherever you are in the United States, I would love to welcome you into our Stampin' Up! Team, The Ink-Spirations.  Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to select your kit!

  If you would like more information or would like to set up a time to chat  contact me.  I would love to talk with you.  You can also find out more here.


Have a fabulous day,


Two-Toned Stamping Technique & Detailed Die Cut Tips

Bold Butterfly Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Good Monday Morning,

Here's a quick and simple card that we recently made at a team meeting using the Ready to Pop stamp set, the Bold Butterflies dies and the Leaf Punch.  Scroll down to see the Two-Toned Stamping Technique explained.  It's really quite simple.  

Two-Toned Stamping Technique

Hint:  When die cutting with detailed dies such as the Bold Butterfly dies use the Precision Base Plate.  Your little pieces will pop right out.  See the video below to see how it works.


Detailed dies are great, but sometimes it's hard to make all of the fine cuts crisp and sharp. Problem solved! The Precision Base Plate adds a little more oomph to your die sandwich, making working with detailed dies a dream.

Two-Toned Stamping Technique

Love the Two-Tone Stamping Technique with the Stamparatus.  For today's card, I am stamping with the Ready to Pop stamp set and Berry Burst Ink.  To get the light and dark look with just one ink.  I simply stamped, then stamped again without reinking.  Then, I repeated the  whole process once more to get the alternating dark and light stamped images.  The hinged system of the Stamparatus makes this technique super simple to do.

Bold Butterfly Stampin' Up!

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