More Color Combinations with Santa Express Designer Series Paper

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. I wasn’t immediately in love with the playful colors and patterns in the Santa Express Designer Series Paper (new in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2022 Mini Catalog), but I fell more in love the more I used it. I’m excited to share a bit more about this pack of papers today.

I often pull my colors right from the Designer Series Papers as a starter. That’s a huge benefit of Stampin’ Up!’s 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 Santa Express Designer Series Paper:

Santa Express Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King 159582How fun are images and colors?! If you aren’t “into” the Santa-themed images on the fronts of these pages, the patterns on the back will certainly make you happy. 🙂 The pack includes Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce.


I have really enjoyed working with the pages in the Santa Express Designer Series Paper. The colors, imagery and patterns in the papers are such fun – a great mix for Christmas projects! Here are some of my projects with the pages from the Santa Express Designer Series Paper (you can click on each photo to read the original post about each project):

Santa Express Memories & More Cards, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Christmas card Christmas Season, Christmas Banners Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King Santa Express Designer Series Paper, Santa Express Memories & More, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Christmas card Christmas to Remember, Santa Express Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe first and third cards also features patterns on the Santa Express Memories & More Cards that coordinate so well with the Santa Express Designer Series Paper. There are some really great prints in this pack of papers – these are just some of my favorites. All of these pages are really fun to play with, though, especially when you add other colors to the colors found in the papers. Today I’m going to share a couple more suggestions for pulling these colors right from the patterns in the Santa Express Designer Series Paper.

Straight from the Papers

These colors are combined from the colors exclusively in this pack of the Santa Express Designer Series Paper – such a great variety of colors in this pack of papers:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Sahara Sand, Cajun Craze, Evening Evergreen Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Mint Macaron, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade

Combined with Other Colors

By adding one other color to the shades in these papers, 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 - Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Shaded Spruce Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Cajun Craze, Parakeet Party, Early Espresso Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue

By 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.

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    1. My favorite is the Bermuda Bay combo. Yummy in the combination for holiday!

    2. I think this DSP is so cute ! Thanks for the other color suggestions . It will be fun to try a couple !

    3. Awesome color combos..thanks!

    4. I love this DSP. Thanks for the great color combos.

    5. Thanks for the great color combinations. Love seeing these cards again. Enjoy your day!

    6. Such a good eye for color combos!

    7. Hello!
      I am currently in the search for this DSP! Do you have any available?
      The Santa Express DSP.

      Thank you!

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