More Color Combinations with A Walk in the Forest 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. The A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper (available in Stampin’ Up!’s September-December 2023 Mini Catalog) is filled with bright colors and bold patterns that are perfect for cheery Christmas cards, but you’ll use many of these pages for birthday cards and other celebrations throughout the year. 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 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 A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper:

A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 162377

This festive pack of papers includes Balmy Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive, Pecan Pie and Pretty Peacock. What an amazing collection of gorgeous designs!


I have really enjoyed working with the pages in the A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper – how could I not?! Here are some of my projects with the pages from the papers (you can click on each photo to read the original post about each project):

Marvelous Nature, Stampin Up!, Brian King A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King Joy to You, A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Christmas card Merry & Bright, A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingToday I’m going to share a couple suggestions for pulling together great color combinations with the patterns in the A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper.

Straight from the Papers

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

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Cherry Cobbler, Pretty Peacock, Garden Green Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Basic White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler

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 that feature two colors from this pack of papers and one color from outside the pack:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Parakeet Party, Balmy Blue, Garden Green Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Wild Wheat, Pecan Pie, Pretty Peacock

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.

There are so many reasons to pick up a pack (or two) of the A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper, showcased on page 5 of the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. Not only does the pack of papers coordinating with several suites in the catalog, but it’s Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference product in this catalog. For every pack of papers we buy, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to “support organizations dedicated to spreading cheer and providing support to those in need.” Who doesn’t love to make a difference?!

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. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Happy Saturday, dear Brian,
    Thank you for always sharing great color combinations as well as your beautiful card designs! Have a great weekend!

  2. I guess I need to start playing with this paper since you are giving us such great ideas ! I got it because of the adorable bears ,but look at how you used it !
    And ditto what Suzie said above !!

  3. Great color combinations and thanks for showing us that the DSP is more than bears. Enjoy your day!

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