More Color Combinations with Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ 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. While we have so many brand new Designer Series Papers in the 2024 Annual Catalog to play with, the Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is a standout pack of designs and colors. With the gorgeous mix of landscapes by the sea, in the meadows and across mountains, Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is incredible. I keep reaching for these brilliant papers, and 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 Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:

Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 163303

This versatile pack of papers includes Blackberry Bliss, Boho Blue, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Peach Pie, Petunia Pop, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock and Wild Wheat. What a wonderful collection of designs and gorgeous mix of colors!


I have really enjoyed working with the pages in the Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – how could I not?! There are 24 designs to love! 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):

Friends for Life Bundle, Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King Gone Fishing, Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper, gate fold, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Father's Day card Citrus Blooms Dies, Something Fancy, Stampin Up!, Brian King Quiet Reflection, Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, sympathy card

Today I’m going to share a couple suggestions for pulling together great color combinations with the patterns in the Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.

Straight from the Papers

These colors are combined from the colors exclusively in the Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – such a great variety of colors in this pack of papers:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Peach Pie, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Boho Blue, Mossy Meadow, Wild Wheat Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Lost Lagoon, Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss

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 - Daffodil Delight, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Petal Pink, Petunia Pop, Blackberry Bliss Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Peach Pie, Pecan Pie

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, and I hope some of these combinations inspire you.  Please save any (or all of these) to Pinterest for future reference.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Pretty paper with so many lovely colors

  2. Wonderful color combinations, Brian. Love the cards you’ve made to demonstrate how they look with the beautiful DSP. Enjoy your week!

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