Great Color Combinations with Merry Little Christmas

Stampin’ Up!’s Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog, offers us a new look at Christmas papers.  While there are definitely Christmas trees and snowflakes in these designs, this Basic Black, Whisper White and Old Olive pack of papers is as versatile as it is Christmas-themed.  Here’s a look a the pages in the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper:

Merry Little Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King 144621I’ve reached for the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper several times this year – the most recent project was shared with you yesterday.  How timely!  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):

Tags & Trimmings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP109 Ribbon of Courage, Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Blends, Stamin' Up!, Brian King Watercolor Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, baby card Vintage Leaves, Orange Blossom, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, ThanksgivingThe black and white pages can be paired with almost any other color in Stampin’ Up!’s color families – every color looks great with black or white. Here are some suggestions of colors that would pair wonderfully with the Basic Black and Old Olive patterns in this pack:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Fresh Fig, Old Olive, Basic Black Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Basic BlackStampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pool Party, Old Olive, Basic Black

Here’s something fun – if you are working with the Old Olive and Whisper White papers in this set, these color combinations will work just as well for you.  Just replace the Basic Black circle with a Whisper White one.  What fun!

Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper is just one of the many Designer Series Papers that’s included in this month’s Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper promotion.  What a great deal!  To see the other items in this promotion, click on the banner below:

I 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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  1. I’m expecting my paper today! Can’t wait to play!
    Thanks for all the cool inspiration!

  2. Such lovely color combinations and shows the versatility of the paper year round! My personal favorite is the pink – unexpected and pretty!

  3. This series has so much versatility and you have opened the door to some choices. Paper Pumpkin even mixes with it this month and next .
    Love the Autumn card ! I think I will get brave and use a marker or dauber on some of this paper .
    Thanks for the inspirations !

    • I, too, love that the Paper Pumpkins coordinate with this suite. Have fun with the papers, Sonny! The more you play with it, the more you will love it. 🙂

  4. Who knew that the Merry Little Christmas DSP would be so versatile. Especially love those plaids!

  5. Brian, these colors, ideas, and designs are just fantastic. You are so gifted. Thank you for sharing!

  6. This paper is gorgeous, I love the green and black plaid. Brian you have done so many beautiful projects using this dsp pack. Thanks so much for sharing these color combinations. You rock!!!!

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