VIDEO: What you need to know about retiring In Colors


One of the many awesome features of Stampin Up products is our color coordination. Everything matches, it’s like Gar-animals. Remember those clothes when we were kids? The monkey tags went with the monkeys, making it easy to dress your kids in matching clothes. Stampin up is like the Gar-animals of paper crafts lol. Stampin Up has 5 Color Collections: Regals, Subtles, Brights, Neutrals and In Colors. See the color chart below for the full collection. 

The In Color collection is a little different from our Core Collection. It’s broken down into 2 groups of 5. Each year 5 of these 10 colors go away, and we get 5 new colors. It’s a great way to introduce fresh and trendy colors.

The In Color Collections are named by the year they were introduced and the year they will be retired. For example the collection retiring this year is named 2017-2019 In Colors. They are retired with the Annual Catalog officially retiring June 3, 2019 (the date is marked on the back of the annual catalog). Once announced, these retiring In Color products will be “whiles supplies last” and often sell out quickly. See the video below for full details.



Head’s Up
I’m giving you this head’s up so you can start budgeting your purchases and collecting the In color products you want now. I recommend stocking up on ink pad refills and card stock in these colors now. This way you won’t have to worry about quick sell-outs and missing out on your fav colors. Some of these products will sell out within days of the Retirement list being announced. A full list of products containing these colors is on the “What you need to know” video, and also listed below.

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When will the 2019 retirement list be announced?
Both the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog & the Occasions Catalog will be ending on June 3. The list of products that will be discontinued (not carried over into the new catalog) is called the “Retirement List”. The official date of this year’s retirement list release has not been announced, but it will most likely be in mid-April. I do not know what else is retiring yet. I’ll post this info as soon as it’s announced.

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You can find the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogs on my blog under the CATALOGS tab in the main menu. You can view them online, and/or request hard copies.
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Video Chapters

Here are the chapters of this online class video in case you’d like to skip ahead to a specific sections of the video.

  • Intro: 1:38 minutes
  • What is a retiring list? 2:16 minutes
  • Prize Patrol: 3:55 minutes
  • What You neeed to know about Retiring In Colors: 5:00 minutes
  • Card Shares: 12:08 minutes






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  1. OMG, it seems too soon! Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the items containing the in colors.

  3. Don’t want to see these go!!!

  4. thank you for the card inspirations with these retiring colors

  5. Tami great video! thanks for the heads up to plan, I sent this to 2 other stampers by email for the fyi and the very pretty cards .

  6. Thanks for the heads up. Need to stock pile Tranquil Tide….

  7. I enjoyed seeing all of the card samples with these great colors. I think You’re right about lemon-lime twist being the first to sell out. It’s been really popular. Great time to think about stocking up!

  8. Peggy Manning says

    Love these colors. Hate to see them go.

  9. Thanks for the heads up. I will miss tranquil tide and berry burst.

  10. Carol Reed Sanquenetti says

    Thanks. Watching after live.

  11. Kathy Cummings says

    I will miss Berry Burst!

  12. Jettie King says

    I will miss Fresh Fig. Thanks for reminding us to get what we want NOW.

  13. Jean maxwell says

    Looking forward to seeing the new stuff coming out.

  14. Jean maxwell says

    Looking forward to seeing the new stuff coming out. ?

  15. Shellie Heislen says

    Thanks for the news.

  16. Paula Richards says

    I will miss these colors! I do look forward to seeing the new in-colors! 🙂

  17. Peggy Manning says

    Great colors, especially Tranquil Tide….love it. Hate to see if go

  18. Debbie Culbertson says

    Love Lemon Lime Twist!

  19. brenda alarcon says

    i will miss these colors…some of my favorites

  20. PennyLu Payne says

    I love the Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide colors and will stock up on these.

  21. Maggie Little says

    Already reordered the ink refills. LOL

  22. Carol Reed Sanquenetti says

    Thanks for sharing!

  23. Rosanne Serr says

    Thanks Tami, very nice.