New Core and In Color Review!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is all about the new Core and 2023 – 2025 In Colors! I don’t know about you, but the new catalog launch is one of my favorite times of the year, not just for the new products, but also for the new In Colors. This year is no different, but with the color revamp as well, there is lot’s to be excited about! The last revamp was in 2018 and if I’m not mistaken, there were 16 new colors introduced (I’m just looking at my stamp pads and counting, I’m too lazy to dig for my catalog right now) and only 6 were returning In Colors! This year, there are 11 new core colors, with 7 returning In Colors, and if you have been with Stampin’ Up for the last several years, you might be familiar with these returning colors! I’m going to try and keep this “simple and sweet”, just share with you the new 2023 – 2025 In Colors, the new core colors, and a little comparison of the new core colors with current colors.

I’m going to start right off with the new 2023 -2025 In Colors, Wild Wheat, Copper Clay, Pebbled Path, Boho Blue, and Moody Mauve. These are more “earth tone” colors, which is a great contrast to the bright and bold 2022 – 2024 In Colors. I have a feeling the Pebble Path with my “neutral go-to”, is it brown? Is it gray? Is it greige? You could pair Boho Blue, Moody Mauve, and Pebbled Path or pair Wild Wheat, Copper Clay, and Pebbled Path. I used the sun stamp from Paradise Palms to stamp each color because sometimes you may like an ink color and not the cardstock, or vise-versa, for example, I do like Wild Wheat ink, but not too sure about the cardstock. But we will see, that could all change!

For the new 11 core colors, I just stamped the returning In Colors, Lost Lagoon, Fresh Freesia, Pretty Peacock, Blueberry Bushel, Misty Moonlight, Lemon Lime Twist, and Berry Burst, only including the 4 new colors cardstock, Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, Pecan Pie, and Azure Afternoon. I also included some color comparison of the 4 new colors with current colors so you can see the difference, also comparing Azure Afternoon with Tahitian Tide and Orchid Oasis. When Tahitian Tide was released last year as a part of the 2022 – 2024 In Colors, I thought to myself that this is a blue we need in the regular line-up (core colors), so I’m happy to see Azure Afternoon as a bright blue, not too dark and not too light. I really think that Pecan Pie is a great replacement for Soft Suede as a Neutral (the name makes me wish that the ink pad was scented, lol), Lemon Lolly is a yellow I didn’t know I needed, and Bubble Bath is a “cool” toned pink is a welcomed addition (it pairs well with Moody Mauve). Again, I’m interested to see how well I “play” with these new 4 additions! Since I am a crafting collector, no need to be negative with the word “hoarder”, I was pleasantly surprised as to how much of the returning In Colors cardstock I still had, even 4 sheets of Lost Lagoon! Apparently, I didn’t care for that color from the 2015 – 2017 In Color collection??

There are a couple of improvements I wanted to pass along to you in case you didn’t know! Markers- you know how I said that I was going to “think” about purchasing the new core collection Stampin’ Write Markers? Well, that was before I knew that they have been slightly tweaked and redesigned! For comparison, I used Tahitian Tide and Boho Blue, which you can see how different the marker itself is, along with the redesigned fine tip! I had a scrap piece of Shimmery White cardstock that I used to compare the brush tip and fine tip ends and I LOVE the new bullet/fine tip ends!! So, I may end up replacing all my core color markers, but in my defense, some of my markers are over 10+ years old, I bought them way back in the day when you could buy them individually. I do know how to use the ink refills on the markers for when they are getting a little dry, but there are a few that the brush tip end is on its last leg, lol! As for the ink pads, we all know that there are labels underneath for the ends and inside of the lid, but this year there is now two labels in English for the name! Last year, there were three names and two blank-colored labels, and prior to that there were four languages and one blank. So, if you like to place a name label on each outside end of the ink pad, then this is great for you!!

Now that I’ve shared with you the new 2023 – 2025 In Colors, core colors, and my thoughts, what are your thoughts?? Which are you most excited to see? Do you have a favorite returning color? Remember, the 2023 – 2024 goes live on May 2nd!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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