More Color Combinations from Bird Ballad

I love to collect and use Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers. What a great way to find inspiration for our projects! The colors and patterns pair perfectly with other products we love. Since the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper debuted with Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, I have shared several projects that showcase its colors and patterns in a variety of projects. I’m excited to share a bit more about these papers today.

I often pull my colors right from the Designer Series Papers as a starter. That’s a huge benefit of our Designer Series Papers – they are designed with the amazing shades in our color families, so the pair perfectly with our cardstock, inks and accessories. Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in the gorgeous Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper:

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149592Not only are the pages in this pack of paper beautiful, but they are versatile – the pages can be showcased throughout the year. This pack of papers includes Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede and Whisper White. That’s a gorgeous mix of beautiful colors – and each page has it’s very own inspiration. I love this pack of papers!

If you love this paper as much as I do, you can shop the suite of products that coordinates with it:

Bird Ballad Suite, 101007, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual CatalogInspiration

I’ve used the Bird Ballad Designer Series Papers several times in the short time it’s been available to us – it’s gorgeous and so easy to use! Here are cards I’ve made with the pages from this pack of papers (you can click on the photo to read the original post about each project), along with some inspiration photos from Stampin’ Up!:

Free as a Bird, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, thank you card Sweetly Swirled, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Tasteful Textures, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King Free as a Bird, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! OnStage sampleBird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Here's a Card, Stampin' Up!As you can see, there are so many ways to showcase these beautiful papers. Today I’m going to share a couple more suggestions for pulling these colors right from the patterns in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.

Straight from the Papers

These colors are combined from the colors exclusively in this pack of Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Old Olive Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake

Combined with Other Colors

By adding one other color to the shades in these colors, you can really transform the feel of the pages – or create all new combinations with inspiration from the paper. Here are some color combinations starters that feature two colors from this pack of papers and one color from outside the pack:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Soft Suede Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Petal Pink, Terracotta Tile, Basic Gray Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Gorgeous GrapeBy limiting the colors you’ll use in a project (or expanding the colors to those outside a pack of papers), you can really find some beautiful color combinations for our projects.

I hope you find this helpful, I and I hope some of these combinations inspire you.  Please save any (or all of these) to Pinterest for future reference. To follow me on Pinterest, please click here: follow me on Pinterest.

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  1. Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper is hands down…….One of my new favorites. I have created so many beautiful projects with this DSP…..And can’t wait to challenge myself with your beautiful color combinations. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Gorgeous. I think my favorite, favorite is Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake!

  3. Wow! You have done some fabulous projects with that Paper. It truly is one of the most versatile papers we have. Thanks for showcasing so many great color combinations.

  4. Love seeing your beautiful projects again. Saving the color combos. Why reinvent the wheel when you make these great combos for us. Have a great day!

  5. Great color this paper!

  6. I totally agree with Kadie, this DSP is my favorite. I love all your card ideas above, thank you for re-sharing them with us, seeing them all together encourages me to make a gift set.

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