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Hi Stamping Friends!
Don't you just LOVE the new 2013 In Colors?! They may be my favorite In Color release yet! I think it's because the colors are so soft and just flow together so naturally. They remind me of yummy candy—simply delicious!
I thought it'd be fun to compare them with other colors in the Color Collections recently updated with the Color Refresh. Plus, several stampers have asked me how I store my card stock, so I'll also give you a little video tour of my card stock organization.
First, let's check meet the new In Colors!
Please Note: These comparisons are meant to give you a reference of how the colors look in relation to each other, but between my camera settings, my photo editing, and your screen calibrations, the colors may not be accurate.
Strawberry Slush—The name perfectly describes this color. Straight from the Slurpee at 7-11, this strawberry color is a little lighter, brighter and more pink than its In Color cousin, Primrose Petals. It's also much lighter than Rose Red, with a tad more orange.
Crisp Cantaloupe—This muted peach color is about the same intensity as Blushing Bride with a bit more orange. And, it's like a lighter version of the Calypso Coral color, making those two a perfect paring!
Baked Brown Sugar—A hands-down favorite for me! I love Soft Suede, and Baked Brown Sugar is like a lighter version of that color. So soft and the perfect neutral to add to the In Color mix! Where Crumb Cake is a basic, cardboard-like tan, Baked Brown Sugar is so rich and warm! Love this one!
Pistachio Pudding—A very light and pretty shade of green—summery. It's not really a lighter shade of Pear Pizzazz, because it doesn't have the yellow undertone. But, I think it pairs nicely with the much darker Wild Wasabi.
Coastal Cabana—I was really curious about how this color would look against the similar, new, Color Refresh colors: Soft Sky and Pool Party. It's darker and more vibrant than either of those, and truly looks like a lighter shade of Bermuda Bay. Pool Party is like a much lighter shade of Island Indigo. Soft Sky is lighter than Coastal Cabana, with a tad more blue.
Swatches Details—My swatches were punched with the new Artisan Label Punch. The color names were printed onto Whisper White and punched with the Small Oval Punch. The 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" colored backing is layered with a 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock stamped with the Creative Elements flourish in the corresponding color.
How Do You Organize Your Card Stock?
I get this question all the time, especially when we are re-organizing from a color update like the new Color Refresh. I updated my card stock files a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd give you a peek at my system.
Check out my Card Stock Organization video.
I've been using my hanging file folder system for more than 8 years and it works very well for me. I like it because it's very compact, it keeps the card stock clean, and it's easy to store (and find) scraps in the color I need.
When I first started, I didn't have a filing cabinet, so I just used filing crates. This was great for my limited space and for mobility. Later, I upgraded to a small metal filing cabinet to keep the card stock dust-free. Now, I have them stored in my 17×17" modular storage system.
How do you store your card stock? I would love to know what tips you have to share! Let me know in the Comments Section below.