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Color palettes to use for weddings, seasonal decorating, birthday parties, and craft projects

Color palette inspiration: Vintage linen calendar tea towels

It’s almost the end of the year — have you been reminiscing like me? I’ve been thinking about time passing and years changing so for this month’s color palette I’d like to share my vintage linen calendar tea towel collection with you. Have you seen vintage linen calendar tea towels before? Linen calendar dish towels …

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Christmas Color Palette Inspiration: Wooden German Ornaments

This time of year bursts with traditions and memories. When I was a kid, the wooden German Christmas ornaments on our family’s Christmas tree were always my favorite. ??? ? Pulling these cute little guys out of our ornament box each year gives me such joy that I wanted to share their bright colors with you …

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Fall Color Palette: Orange and Green Heirloom Pumpkins

Here’s a new bright Fall color palette to inspire your Thanksgiving table decor this year. This orange, green and light green color palette is inspired by our sister trip to Waco, TX to visit Magnolia Market at the Silos and the orange and green heirloom pumpkins that you’re seeing all over pinterest. My October fall …

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Color inspiration: Apple Orchard

Have you ever visited an apple orchard? It’s fun to see all the apple varieties with so many different colors and flavors and wander through the serene rows of apple trees. My September red, pink, green and yellow bright fall color palette is inspired by freshly-picked apples in Wisconsin.? ? My good friend Sarah grew up …

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Color inspiration: Carousel animals

Get ready to grab the brass ring! This summer we’ve been riding carousel animals. ? ☀️ ? My August orange, purple, teal and blue summer color palette is inspired by the many creative color combinations on vintage wooden carousel animals like this sassy tiger… Everyone else seems to be going back to school already but …

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Color Inspiration: Miniature golf summer color palette

This yellow, pink-pink and purple summer color palette was inspired by at a cute miniature golf course ?️ ⛳ ☀️ I like that it feels super 80’s and nostalgic, like the best kind of throwback summer. I mean, look at all these colors of golf balls! Elise and Liam and Shane and I each chose …

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Color inspiration: Bomb Pop summer color palette

Here’s a classic summer color palette inspired by a classic frozen treat: Bomb Pops. Summer reminds me of being a kid in the 80’s eating Bomb Pops quickly before they melted in the Indiana heat. And this modern Bomb Pop is actually Chicago pothole art by one of my favorite creatives, Jim Bachor. Yep, I …

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Color Inspiration: LEGO® Bricks

Did you have LEGO® bricks when you were growing up? Or maybe your kids have LEGOs® strewn around your house right now? ? I just love their bright colors and creative potential. My May color palette inspiration for you is Solar Yellow™, Cosmic Orange™, Re-entry Red™, Gamma Green™ and Blast-Off Blue™ from Astrobrights Papers.

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Color inspiration: Yellow tulips

Yellow is my favorite color and this month’s color palette inspiration is pretty heavy on the bright and golden. We just got back from our spring break in Louisville, KY where we toured a baseball bat factory, explored neighborhoods, ate the city’s best chocolate chip cookies, and spied these beauties near a white picket fence …

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Color Inspiration: Unexpected Rainbows

Congratulations, folks, it’s March which means we made it through winter. Whew! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and I’m finding unexpected rainbows across Chicago. This little pot of graffiti gold was hiding down a side street that I happened to turn down on my walk home… And last week the kids and I found this …

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Color Inspiration: Heart Sugar Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Hey friends, it’s February! Let’s talk about love. ? A little love is just what the world needs right now. My February color palette inspiration for you is Re-Entry Red™, Pulsar Pink™ and Lunar Blue™ from Astrobrights Papers. Red and pink colors are Valentine’s Day staples. Yep, Valentine’s Day totally owns red and pink. I …

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Color Inspiration: A New Leaf

It’s a brand new year and January’s color palette inspiration is all about turning over a new leaf. What do you think, are you ready for a fresh start? My January color palette inspiration for you is Vulcan Green™, Terra Green™, Martian Green™ and Gamma Green™ from Astrobrights Papers. The first color I think about when …

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Color Inspiration: German Nutcrackers

December’s color palette inspiration is here to help you colorize your holiday paper crafts, winter wreaths, Christmas decorations and more. It’s based on my favorite Christmas decoration: Wooden German nutcrackers. I bought my first wooden nutcracker in Rothenburg, Germany on a post-college European trip with my good friend, Sarah. It was our first trip to …

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Fall color inspiration: Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

Today I’m sharing a fall color palette to help you colorize your Halloween paper crafts, Halloween wreaths, Halloween party decorations and more. October’s color palette merges Halloween with Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos): Gravity Grape™, Re-Entry Red™, Fireball Fuchsia™ and Eclipse Black™ …with an optional pop of Gamma Green.™

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Color Inspiration: Cubs Baseball Game at Wrigley Field

You may have expected oranges and reds and maybe even some purple for September’s color palette inspiration. Hang tight; we’ll get to those colors soon. The leaves are still green and the sunshine is still warm so let’s hold off on the pumpkin spice lattes and enjoy late-summer-slash-early-fall right now. This month I’m inspired by …

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Color Inspiration: Summer Berry Picking

It’s July and everything is green and growing. We escaped the city for a bit to vacation in the country at a farm that we rent each summer for backyards and grilling and s’mores and sprinklers and county fairs. Today I’m sharing July color palette inspiration for your paper crafting projects and wedding colors. Last …

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Color Inspiration: School’s Out For The Summer

Today I’m bringing more color palette inspiration for your paper crafting projects. Last month I showed you an ocean of violets in bloom purple and green palette and April featured a cheery spring color palette inspired by a Nashville quilt. This month’s palette inspiration is yellow and bright red. School’s out for the summer — …

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Color Inspiration: An Ocean Of Violets In Bloom

Today I’m bringing you the second in our Color Inspiration series to give you color palette ideas for your paper crafting projects. Last month I showed you a cheery spring color palette inspired by a Nashville quilt. This month, purple reigns. Spring is coming slowly to downtown Chicago. Flowers are just starting to peek out …

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