Saying Goodbye to the 2016-18 In Colours

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Well, I guess all good things must come to an end. In this case, it’s the retirement of Stampin Up!’s In Colour collection for 2016-18. We’ve had two years to enjoy these colours, and now it’s time to say goodbye and usher in a new colour collection (all will be revealed soon!)

141818G.jpgIn light of this, I thought I would do a few projects this week using this collection, as a sort of ceremonial goodbye. I’ve never really gelled with Peekaboo Peach or Flirty Flamingo. I’ve liked Emerald Envy as much as I can like any shade of green (too many years in a particularly unattractive green school uniform – scarred for life). Dapper Denim is a nice blue, it’s a little grey which makes it a good base colour. Sweet Sugarplum is just gorgeous, by far my favourite child of the family, and I think it’s such a shame it is retiring. I’ve stocked up on cardstock and ink because I can see it will always be a colour I reach for, it’s just so pretty.

My first card is a simple one, using the Stamparatus (oh, how I love that tool!) to repeatedly stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from Perennial Birthday in each colour. It shows how well the colours all go together.

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A more obvious rainbow is this card using the Rainbow Builder framelits (Occasions Catalogue). Again it is such fun to see these colours all working together.

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Here again I’ve used the Perennial Birthday stamp set to stamp a pretty floral background in all the colours. Sweet Sugarplum for the sentiment and ribbon and a floral paper in Flirty Flamingo from the Pick A Pattern DSP.

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These two cards use the retiring Pick A Pattern DSP which has several of the In Colours in it. This paper is so bright and fun, I’m going to miss it, although I’ve had lots of use from it as I used it for Heather’s birthday banner and party invitations and decorations.

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Of course, just because something is retiring that doesn’t mean you can’t use it anymore. So don’t forget to stock up on your favourites if there’s one you’re particularly sad to see go. I have lots of retired stamp sets in particular that I still use often.

Oh, and remember how I said there was a new In Colour collection on the horizon? Well here’s a sneaky little peek for you (there will be much more discussion about colour in the near future!).

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Thanks for stopping by.

From High Trees House,
S.

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