Be Merry with Some Great Color Combinations

Stampin’ Up!’s Be Merry Designer Series Paper, from the 2017 Annual Catalog, is filled with great images and patterns for almost any Christmas card you want to make.  While there are patterns that mix Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green, my favorite pages are the ones that feature only one of those two colors.  What a fun stack of papers.  Here’s a look a the pages in this stack:

Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!I’ve reached for Be Merry Designer Series Paper a lot this year.  Here are some cards I’ve made with this paper (you can click on any of these photos to read the original post for each card):

Merry Patterns, Watercolor Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Carols of Christmas, Be Merry Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas card  Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri117, Christmas cardMerry Little Labels, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP106Because the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green pages can be isolated to just one of the colors, there are endless possibilities for great color combinations with this paper.  Here are some suggested color combinations that can be created with the Cherry Cobbler pages in the Be Merry Designer Series Papers:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Tranquil Tide, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Whisper White Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Cherry CobblerHere are some suggested color combinations that can be created with the Garden Green pages in the Be Merry Designer Series Papers:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Garden Green Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Garden Green, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Real Red, Garden Green, Basic GrayI hope you are excited to pull out this paper and try some new color combinations – I hope you find these combinations inspiring.  Which ones are your favorites?

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Brian’s Christmas Ribbons Share.  On Friday I shared the details of my 2017 Christmas Ribbons Share.  As we start making Christmas cards, it’s nice to have a selection of ribbons to play with.  I’m sharing ribbons from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog that are perfect colors and textures for the Christmas cards you want to make this year.  To learn more – or to sign up – please CLICK HERE.

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  1. Holiday classics. Thanks for sharing these yummy color combinations!

  2. Thanks for another look at your great cards, Brian. I have lots of DSP but don’t use it that much. Now you’ve inspired me!

  3. So festive and beUtiful I could not help but smile!! I love the holiday season!

  4. Wonderful papers. Great colors! All four superbly done!!!! I love Christmas cards!!

  5. Whenever I need to know if colors “play well” together I simply look back at your projects. Colors I would never think would work together, you put them together and add a piece of dsp or another color and it just works. This post needs to be in our files ( primarily so I don’t have to hunt for it, lol).

    • Yay! I’m so happy to know that these kinds of posts are helpful. I really enjoy pulling them together and am thrilled to know that they help. Thanks, Robbye!

  6. I really am glad I have this set of papers !! I have the Mitten Punch (retired ) and the Xmas Trees Punch (retired) so this was a fun bunch of prints to get to use for my cards !!
    Thank you for the color combo choices …. it always helps to know what looks good together before hand !!

  7. Love today’s “parade” of Christmas cards. Every one of them is gorgeous! I have got to get myself into the Christmas card mode and do it quickly or I’ll be in panic mode at Thanksgiving time. So may holidays, so many beautiful papers and ink colors, so many amazing SU sets. You make me want them all!

    • You should have them all, Grace. 😉 I don’t want you to be in a big panic at Thanksgiving. So glad you like the cards and these color combinations. Thanks for your comments!

  8. Be Merry is such great paper. Love all of your samples. what happened to the happy faces?

  9. Oh my friend , what a beautiful bunch of Christmas cards. Your recipients are going to be WOWED , I LOVE THEM ♥️
    Tfs hugs
    Frenchie ♥️

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