Today’s post is jam-packed with goodness. Not only am I sharing inspiration for great Christmas color combinations, but I have some other fun shares, too.
COLOR INSPIRATION FOR CHRISTMAS
I love playing with colors – and Stampin’ Up! gives us the best colors to play with as we create beautiful cards for every occasion. I’ve really enjoyed sharing color suggestions for the Fall holidays over the past couple of weeks – if you missed them you can click on either of these links for a closer look:
Today we are looking at Christmas colors. Yes, there are amazing non-traditional colors for Christmas (the crisp blues, the shiny grays, the neutral neutrals), but today is all about the greens and reds of Christmas. Since there is larger variety of greens in the current Stampin’ Up! color family (but only a few Christmas-suitable reds), I created three charts to pair those greens with each of the three reds. I hope these will give you some good ideas about how you might want to pair-up your greens and reds this Holiday season:Cherry Cobbler. Cherry Cobbler is the most formal of the reds. It’s rich and regal and filled with beautiful depth. While this rich red complements the dark greens, it really lets the softer and brighter greens shine.
Real Red. Real Red is the bright and shiny red in the current offering of colors. Real Red is Santa’s suit and the red you’d find in children’s wrapping papers for the holidays. It’s fun, flirty and vibrant. Like Cherry Cobbler, Real Red pairs well with all greens – it pulls out different elements from each green.
Rose Red. I wouldn’t say that Rose Red is a traditional red for the Holidays (Cherry Cobbler and Real Red share that title equally), but it really does make for some elegant combinations of colors. Don’t count out Rose Red when you sit down to make your cards this year.I hope these charts can help you to settle in on color selections this year. Whether you are looking for rich and formal or fun and festive, I’m sure one of your green-red combinations can be found here.
PRODUCT SHARES AND DSP SWATCH BOOKS
I announced my 2015 Holiday Catalog Product Shares and kicked off the sales of my Designer Series Paper Swatch Books on Tuesday. If you missed out, don’t worry! There’s still time. Please click on one of the photos below for more information about how you can sign up – do it now if you want your shares to be in my order on September 1.
It’s been a busy week, so I’ve not yet shared this week’s Weekly Deals. Here’s a peak at the products you can buy at an incredible discount this week:
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