I have about 100 boxes to unpack in our new house BUT I dropped them all to open my preorder box of new goodies!

Every year when the new Stampin’ Up catalog comes out in early June, we get 5 new colors.  These last 2 years and are a more trendy addition to our collection, so they are called In Colors.  You will probably see some of these colors pop up in stores like home decor and clothing, much like last year with Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon.  Stampin’ Up likes to use these in their Designer papers also.

As a demonstrator, we can order the colors early. I did splurge on expedited shipping because I leave for Hawaii in a few days on the Stampin’ Up! trip and I still have to do a swap for that.   Some people splurge on jewelry, I splurge on shipping 🙂

We still have this month left to order the retiring stamps so don’t miss out on your favorites going away soon!

I make bookmarks to include in my catalogs every year and I cut them down to 2″ x 8-1/2″.  I used the new Banner punch (coming in June in the new catty) on the ends and the Scallop tag topper punch on the tops.  (hope that’s still going to be current, forgot to check that!)

So let’s look closely at the upcoming new In Colors from Stampin’ Up!

Cucumber Crush 

It’s great to have a nice Kelly green! It’s fresh, and cool and summery.  It’s much brighter than wild wasabi but seems to be a shade lighter than gumball green.  I think of cucumbers as a much lighter green but I’m not sure what I would have called it either!

Delightful Dijon 


This one may have to grow on me. It’s darker than starfruit, and that did grow me a little.   I think I could layer it with hello honey as it seems to be a few shades darker than that. Dijon is a good name for it but Delightful…..not yet for me.

 Mint Macaron 


 I was expecting a tacky mint Color, although mint chocolate chip is my favorite ice cream!  To me, it is more like a out old old sage shadow, if you remember that.  I’m not sure how to pronounce macaron or macaroon but we get to practice the spelling for two years 🙂

Tip Top Taupe 

I think this is a needed color. It’s sort of reminds me of a darker Sahara Sand, so it will layer well with that. If I named it, I may call it Gallant Greige or Mischievous Mushroom:)


Watermelon Wonder

 For the life of me, I keep thinking this should be GREEN! I know the inside of a watermelon is red…watermelon candy is red….

This is a very bright color, almost a lighter version of poppy or a darker version of strawberry slush 🙂 it is almost a neon color,  but not THAT bright.  I think I like it. I might like the ink better than the paper right now!


Well that’s how I feel about them right out of the box!   As time goes on, I will love them as I do the others.  One of the pre-order sneak peek sets I bought was this one called “I Think You’re Great”.  I’ll use that to punch ink samples for my book marks

Off to do more unpacking!

Go Stamp Something!


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