Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: Color Inspiration for Card Makers Blog Hop

Howdy everyone!

Well, it’s a fun day in blog land.

That because I’m joining forces today with nine other crafters for the Color Inspiration for Card Makers Blog Hop. This is to the celebrate the new release of Paper Crafts magazine’s Color Inspiration for Card Makers special issue.

Just in case you haven’t heard about the issue, let me tell you a little bit about it. The issue is all about color and great color combos for card making. The issue hits the whole spectrum of color combos from neutrals and pretty pastels to bright & bold ones. You can find the issue in craft stores and on newstands all over. You can also find it in the Paper Crafts store by going  here.

I think this issue has the potential to be a great resource for card makers. That’s because the color combos already decided for you. The issue is smack packed with color recipes of 3 to 4 colors to use. All you need to do it pick a combo and get to creating. And if you are anything like me, I spend a lot figuring out what colors I want to use when I start making stuff. It’s just nice to have that taken care of already.

Ok, so enough about the issue. Let me share with you my project for the hop.

With that, meet today’s card. 🙂

So we were asked to use the same color combo that Lea used on the card on the issue’s cover.  I decided to channel my stamp loving side and use inks that matched with the combo. I bent the rules a bit (’cause would you guys wouldn’t know me any other way, right?) by using the white base.

To make the yellow butterfly pop a bit, I added a larger vellum butterfly below it.

The butterflies are from Papertrey Ink, while the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. The blue pearls are from Queen & Co.  

So that’s all I have to tell you about my card. 🙂

Be sure to leave a comment here on my blog. Editor Kelly has offered up a copy of Color Inspiration for me to give away to one of you. (Woohoo! Thanks, Kelly!) All comments must be posted by midnight on Sunday, Jan. 16.

You’ll also want to visit the blogs of my fellow blog hoppers to see what they are did with this color combo:
Julia Stainton
Chan Vuong
Latisha Yoast
• Teri  (That’s me!)
Betsy Veldman
Kalyn Kepner
Kimberly Kesti
Kim Hughes
Lisa Johnson
Lea Lawson

(Pssst. They are giving away issues, too!)

And, finally, you’ll want to hit Paper Crafts Connection today and comment there. That’s because one lucky person is going to win all of this.

Mmmmmm. Nice. Feel free to remember yer’ old friend, Teri, when you win. 😉 Kidding!

That’s all for now. Be back again soon.

Thanks for stopping by today.

501 thoughts on “Paper Crafts Magazine Presents: Color Inspiration for Card Makers Blog Hop

  1. Absolutely stunning card. I happen to have all the ‘ingredients’ so I am going to make one myself. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. after seeing your card I think that I could do this color combo, I love the color of the butterflies against the white background thanks for a chance to win

  3. I am really excited about this and was so hopping you would give one away for a few reasons
    I never trust my color combinations, it could be good to see it right there as a reference. And Card making was never an interest of mine until I helped in one of your classes and realized how creative it could be
    This issue has me written all over it
    love it

  4. Wow! Clean and simple is my style but you showed so many fun techniques! Love the layer of vellum. I’ve never used that on a card yet. And the jewels you have for the butterfly body! CLEVER! I’m going to copy that idea. Thx for sharing!

  5. Wow! Love your butterfly card! And isn’t bending the rules what it’s all about? The white background really makes the colours shine.
    Thanks for sharing and the inspiration! :o)

  6. Teri –
    I love your take on the color challenge! I love that you used the white base, allowing your inks to really pop. Those butterflies are so cute and the blue pearls are the perfect accent to the card. Way to think outside the box Teri!
    Elaine Allen

  7. Very spring’y card. I’m crazy about butterflies, and I love your idea to use the vellum under the colored butterfly. Just really add’s a special touch.

  8. The colors in your card really do pop. Very sunny and cheerful. I always love the little details you put in your cards, too, like the contrasting dark blue pearls.

  9. I’m a sucker for butterflies, and this card is gorgeous! I love how you layered a vellum butterfly to highlight the yellow one. And the blue pearls are a great touch 🙂

  10. Congrats on being such a rock star! Whether you have tons of cards published or just a few, you’re ALWAYS a rock star in my book 😉 LOVE your new card! You’re layouts are always so clever and fresh!

  11. I totally love the white space on this card!!! You definitely rocked this one! The colors show great in the butterflies, the bling and the sentiment! Terrific! TFS!

  12. Love, love, love this card, Teri!! Perfect way to use this wonderful color combination! AND it makes think that maybe spring isn’t too far away! Have a great weekend!

  13. Awesome butterfly sunshine card!! I would love to win the Color Inspiration for Card Makers. This is one fabulous book. The color combos are wonderful and so inspirational.

  14. That card is beautiful! It makes me want spring right now! 🙂 I love the color combo….so pretty! Thanks for the great inspiration!
    booger1 at

  15. Love this card…We are seeing the sunshine for the first time in days and I too am so happy to see it. Awesome card.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annaldowdy at yahoo dot com

  16. Love the simplicity of your card! Terrific use of those little blue pearls! 😀 The accenting vellum is the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  17. Teri, this is fabulous!!! I love how it looks completely different from the original card, but still uses the same color combo – awesomeness!

  18. I really like your card, I’m a big fan of butterflies. Thank you for making it easy to post a comment. So far, I’m batting 500.

  19. Butterfly stamps are a must for me they are absolutely one of my faves! and this card shows why…love it! what a great idea…so stinkin’ cute!

  20. Butterflies are my favorite. I do believe this card is my favorite out of them all! I love the way the colors were used in this card. BEAUTIFUL

  21. It’s so neat to see the different perspectives of each designer. I’m a huge fan of vellum and love that you used it for this challenge.

  22. I love this color combination! I have been trying colors that take me out of my comfort zone. I love pastels and neutrals. I just picked up this issue and if I win a copy will pass it on to my sister-in-law.

  23. First time to your blog, and I’ll be back! I’m a stampin’ girl too. My little girls would love your butterflies! Thanks for the inspiration – I’m off to stamp!

  24. Hi Teri-what beautiful inspiration !! I’m so looking forward to see all the cards in this special issue-I’m sure it absolutely dynamite! :)LindaK

  25. Butterflies! Flitting all over! I don’t know if I like butterflies or flowers more on cards but I do love your card. Mahalo for sharing.

  26. Lovely card. Using butterflies was a great idea, you can’t help but smile when you see them. I really like the addition of the vellum since it’s so different than the ways I’ve used it in the past. Another idea for me to use on future projects. Thanks for sharing and for particpating in the contest.

  27. oh my… that is such a pretty card! I love how you did the butterflies! I am so inspired to get back into card-making looking at all these beautiful cards!

  28. Love your card and the colors are right on! I love the idea of putting the vellum behind the butterflies to make them pop! I will have to try this as well. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  29. I LOVE your card, it really is wonderful! You do come up with the neatest ideas. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  30. Wow. That’s fabulously bright and cheerful.

    I love the polka dotty butterflies (very you), the vellum, and the pearls.

    I saw the sun today, but would much rather FEEL it. 😀

  31. I really like your butterfly/sunshine card! I cannot wait to get a copy of the Color Inspiration! I need to break out of my earth tones and get LOUD and FUN! Also, I’ve checked out the prize giveaways and WHOA what a cool giveaway. I’ve never used a Cricket Personal cutting machine, but I’ve always dreamed and drooled. 🙂

  32. LOVE the three-dimensional butterflies! Another card I just have to make for my sister-in-law who loves butterflies! It would be great for anyone, really. Just so nice!

  33. Beautiful! My mother loves butterflies so i am always looking for ideas. and i just love the added velum to make it pop

  34. I am loving the colours, they are warm and fresh. They make you happy just looking at the colours. I enjoy the refreshing simplistic approach with your card. I love the stamps and the white background really helps the colours pop.

  35. I love it!! It’s so great to see how the color can be the same and the cards come out so differently. The ideas are so helpful, and seeing all the cards makes me want to go create one too. I love the butterflies you used–it’s such a happy card!!

  36. Oooooh. You took the combo in a completely different direction than the stampers whose blogs I’ve seen already. I gotta get this issue! I, too, hem and haw about colors. Nice job!


  37. Love your card! The butterflies are so fun. I love the white card and the use of color in the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Love the butterflies–the colors, and the blue beads really balance everything! Wonderful card–anyone would be lucky to receive it!! Thanks so much!

  39. Thank you for sharing your talent and the chance to win this great issue. I love how you brought the blue color to the card.

  40. I was inspired that you used a white card base – the results was simple but stunning! Those butterflies just pop right off the card. Thanks for sharing the ‘vellum’ idea. I’ll be scraplifting this idea from you.

  41. Thanks for the comment, Teri! I have to say that your card is just LOVE to me. I need to get my hands on that butterfly stamp set because it’s clearly magical. This blog hop has been uh-mazing!

  42. Very beautiful card! I love your style of cards – they are the kind of cards that I can make – not too over the top or difficult for us beginners. The butterflies give me the sense that “maybe” spring is around the corner — but then again maybe not, after all the snow we have gotten lately. But your card gives me hope. Can’t wait to see your next creation. TFS.

  43. What a lovely fresh approach to this bright color combo! I love the butterflies:-)Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    Inky hugs,

  44. I know butterflies have been popular forever, but would you believe I have never used them. So the big prize package would be fabulous to win and start using.

  45. Teri,
    Your butterflies are so clean and crisp against that white background. Hats off to you for meeting the color combo head on. =D

  46. Teri,
    I always love the magazines you guys put out and your cards simplicity speaks to my heart. I must admit this magazine intrigued me and scared me to death. I have never used a color combo before. After seeing all the lovely cards I know that it is possible and doesn’t have to be super fancy. It can be anything with those colors.
    Thank you for continuing to push us out of normal boxes and helping us to push the creativity in a new adventurous direction!

  47. Your cards is beautiful…. it makes me wish that spring was already here! I also agree it would be nice to have this issue, so my color combos would be out of the way (that’s one of the hardest parts forme when I’m creating)!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  48. Such a bright and cheery card! I love the simplicity of it and how it makes me think of the spring that is still so far away. 😉

  49. I love this card, the colours are gorgeous and so cheerful, it will brighten anyones day that receives it. I would love to win this new book, I need all the help I can get to creating cards. I struggle for so long trying to pick the right colour combination and pattern, that’s why I check your blog daily, since you are such a great inspiration to me. Thank you so much for the chance.

  50. I never thought of butterflies much. All of a sudden I am seeing them everywhere in card making, and I love them!! Beautiful card!

  51. Butterflies are my absolute favorite! I have a tiny collection of stamps, and about 2/3 of them are butterflies!!! I love the idea of putting vellum layer underneath to give them a fluttery quality!! Thanks for the ideas!

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