Tuesday 17 June 2014

Sneak peek! Introducing the new Stampin' Up in colours 2014-2015

I've got some sneak peeks from the upcoming new Stampin' Up catalogue today so, if you're even half as excited as I am, you'll need to hold onto your ears!  This year, as usual, Stampin' Up are releasing five new, on-trend colours - and they are fabulous! It's always useful to compare the colours with those we already have, so come and see:

First let me formally introduce the five new in-colours:

• Blackberry Bliss - a rich, dramatic purple; a darker version of Rich Razzleberry.
• Tangelo Twist - a hot, almost neon orange; lighter than Tangerine Tango, brighter than Pumpkin Pie.
• Mossy Meadow - a deep, warm green; darker than Old Olive, warmer than Always Artichoke.
• Hello Honey - a warm yellow with a hint of brown, but clearer than the retired Summer Starfruit.
• Lost Lagoon - a mid-green-blue, much more muted than Coastal Cabana or Bermuda Bay.

I've made cards using the new colours alongside other similar Stampin' Up colours so you can get a feel for them. These cards are all made with an incredible new stamp set from the upcoming Stampin' Up annual catalogue: it's called Work of Art and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it - check out those paint stroke backgrounds and gorgeous sentiments!

In this card, you'll find the Blackberry Bliss heart at the top, with (going clockwise) Rich Razzleberry and Elegant Eggplant. The sentiment on all five of today's cards has been stamped in Blackberry Bliss too. I love these colours with the Smoky Slate background. The little heart punch is also a sneaky peek! It comes from a new pack of three mini punches, Itty Bitty Accents, and features a new on-trend heart shape.

The little flower on this card comes from the same punch pack and I adore its detailed shape - I've spotted at least one stamp in the new Stampin' Up catalogue that coordinates with it too! The flower at the bottom is the neon-bright Tangelo Twist, with Pumpkin Pie looking much lighter next to it and the darker, redder Tangerine Tango at the top.

Green is one of my favourite colours so I was delighted to welcome the new Mossy Meadow. It teams beautifully with the yellow-based Old Olive, seen here at the bottom with Mossy Meadow above it. The greyer Always Artichoke is the leaf above that, with the bluer Garden Green to its left.

Sometimes you need a warm yellow that isn't bright or subtle and Hello Honey fits the bill perfectly.The star at the bottom is Hello Honey, with Daffodil Delight next to it and So Saffron at the top of the card. The star, by the way, is the third punch in Stampin' Up's new punch pack - such a useful set!

Lost Lagoon is a stunning, dreamy mid greenish blue that has bowled me over. It's a darker version of a popular retired colour Baja Breeze and it works beautifully with all Stampin' Up's wonderful green blues. I've used it for the central banner here with Bermuda Bay on the left of it and Coastal Cabana on the right.

I hope you've enjoyed this preview of some of the gorgeous new Stampin' Up products. They'll be available on the 1st July 2014 but meanwhile you might want to check the Retirement Lists (click on the banners below) to make sure you don't miss out on any of your favourite stamp sets and accessories. Click here to buy retiring Stampin' Up stamps and accessories from my online shop.

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My youngest son is having a room make-over and he and I have been clearing out the mountain of old toys, books, clothes, sports equipment, papers and other items that build up over a boy's childhood. It has been a mammoth task (particularly helping him understand that he doesn't have to keep absolutely everything!) but we have finally got there. There were some entertaining moments, when I found a lone football boot at the back of a shelf, for example, and asked where its partner was. My son didn't know. "What on earth is one football boot good for?" I demanded. He looked abashed. "Um... For a monoped?" he suggested.

See you tomorrow.


  1. Such a lovely selection of cards Vicky...I remember those days clearing out childrens bedrooms you never new what you were going to find...


  2. Thanks for the tour of the new colours and giving excellent comparisons Vicky. Love the new in-colours and that little punch pack looks essential to me!

    Laughed at your family comment at the end of your post . . .that boy has an answer for everything! xxxx

  3. Oooh, thanks for the sneak peak of the new In Colours. I'm guessing I'll get to see them in real life on Sunday when I'm off to a New Catalogue Launch party.

  4. Lovely selection of cards! I think blackberry bliss is just fabulous! Cleaning out kids room as they grow is so bitter-sweet! When we did the big clean before our move to the US, I did have a few tears! :)

  5. Fab cards Vicky, love that stamp set just what I need as trying to create that effect with a stamp pad ends in disaster for me:)
    Val x

  6. Love the cards and the new range. Yet more to be added to my wish list :)

    Creative Em

  7. I'm so in love with the new colours. Blackberry Bliss is just divine - my new favourite colour. I love the way you have showcased them, and it's a brilliant idea to see how they fit in with similar colours x x

  8. Great cards Vicky. I cant wait to see the new catalogue, as I've got to get these fab colours!! Bev x

  9. This is a brilliant way to introduce the new colours, so useful to see them alongside the current range of similar shades..... liking the new brushstrokes too :0)


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