Melon Mania: Some Color Theory and Other Techniques!

If you haven’t been introduced to our color of the year, this is the perfect time to do so! Meet Melon! A dreamy, orange hue that we simply can’t get enough of!

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In just a couple of months, this gorgeous color will be retiring and replaced with a new color for the following year. To give it the proper sendoff it deserves, we are celebrating Melon with an exciting collection of new exclusive products and limited time discounts on existing Melon items. Make sure to check out the Melon Mania on our website so you don’t miss out!

We’ve talked about color theory quite a few times on this blog before, and today we’ll touch on it again to show you where Melon fits in the mix.

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The layout above is saturated in Melon, as you probably figured. If you look closely, (or maybe use the recipe of all the products we used, listed at the end, as a cheat 😉) you will see that we added a bit of a similar, yet slightly darker color, Desert Rose. The glitter paper mat that the photo rests on is Desert Rose and so is the bottom half of the stamped “MELON” in “one in a MELON.” A third color that you’ll find is that orangy-yellow Shortbread shadow that we sponged behind the two floral clusters on the page.

A lot of us know, or at least think we know, what a monochromatic color scheme is. Monochromatic color designs make use of a single color that varies in lightness and saturation. This type of color “combination,” if you will, is easy to achieve with some of our favorite Close To My Heart products. Take our two-toned Melon cardstock, for example. We have Melon on one side and light Melon on the other. Because they are two tones of the same color, when used together they are considered monochromatic. Second generation stamping, where you stamp an image a second time without applying more ink to get a lighter image, is another way to play with monochromatic colors in your art.

Sometimes, a piece of artwork that we may think is monochromatic is actually following an analogous scheme, which is just a fancy way of saying that the featured colors are next to each other on the color wheel. One color is typically dominant while neighboring colors are used to enhance the design. In our example layout above, we make use of both monochromatic and analogous colors.

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If we look at the color wheel, the three colors we used to make our layout, Melon, Desert Rose, and Shortbread (or roughly red-orange, orange, and yellow-orange) are adjacent to each other.

The right color combinations can also assist in creating or amplifying dimension.

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We already mentioned the sponged Shortbread ink color behind the floral clusters in our layout. Still keeping to our monochromatic and analogous theme, we used the Melon shimmer brush to draw leaf stems on light Melon cardstock and Desert rose ink to sponge the edges of the large, bottom flower. Both clusters were topped with a hand trimmed, stamped flower that was colored with Shortbread ink. The colors in these clusters were organized like a sandwich. With Shortbread only at the base and very top, your mind subconsciously notices all of the layers in between.

Complementary colors are two colors opposite each other on the color wheel, such as orange and blue, or red-orange and blue-green. If you notice, one side of the color wheel is made up of warm colors while the other is made up of cool colors. Complementary colors, since they are across from one another, will have one of each. They create a vibrant contrast, making each other pop without being jarring to the eye.

In our gorgeous Melon layout, can you spot the complementary color?

The blue sky in the photo! When choosing colors for your artwork, don’t forget to consider the colors in the photo you are wanting to scrapbook. Go to the color wheel and pick a dominant color, then look at the colors around it. Make use of these colors with your papers, inks, and embellishments and you can’t go wrong!

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One final element to note in this scrapbook page is the use of lines. While our patterned paper may not be striped, let’s consider the lines created by the paper shapes themselves. Lines in art can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal, straight, or curved, thick or thin, and they lead your eye around the artwork.

The lines in this page all point our attention to the center, where the photo rests. It’s important to note that the lines in the background, created by the four rectangular patterned papers, were placed vertically because the photo is horizontal. If the photo in the center were vertical, then we’d want the background papers to be horizontal. This is because the cross section is where all of the line pointing ends. To put it simply, X marks the spot.

This is what the pointing and cross-sectioning can look like in cards.

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We are visually communicating to zero in on the sentiments. Not only do these lines provide a place for our eyes to land and rest, but they also create a visual anchor for the sentiments, so they don’t appear to be floating on an empty space.

The ideas that we discussed in this post are what really matter—not the technical names or reasons why they do work. The end goal is to know how to, time and time again, choose colors and designs that will work well together as you create art worthy of preserving your memories and celebrating your relationships.

If you love this dreamy Melon color that we’ve been head-over-heels for this past year, make sure to visit our website and participate in the Melon Mania! A lot of the products used to create the artwork we shared today will only be available through June 30, while supplies last, so get to it and don’t miss out!


12″ x 12″ One In a Melon Page
CC6234 My Acrylix® Melon Mania Stamp Set, CC6231 Melon Mania Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X6065 Melon Cardstock, X6059 Shortbread Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z3842 Desert Rose Glitter Paper, Z6525 Desert Rose Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6535 Melon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6530 Shortbread Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4582 Melon Shimmer Brush, Z2519 Gold Yellow TriBlend™ Marker, Z4642 Melon Flowers, Z4644 Melon Loose Sequins, Z4654 Sprigs & Leaves Thin Cuts, Z4103 Slimline Shaker Window Thin Cuts, Z697 Round Sponge, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine, Cricut® Artiste Collection, Cricut® Flower Market Collection

Cricut® Shapes:

Flower Market

3½” x 8½” The Happy Life Card (Vertical)
CC6234 My Acrylix® Melon Mania Stamp Set, CC6231 Melon Mania Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, CC6233 Melon Mania Coordinating Cardstock, X6065 Melon Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6535 Melon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

4¼” x 5½” Thanks a Melon Card (Vertical)
CC6234 My Acrylix® Melon Mania Stamp Set, CC6231 Melon Mania Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, CC6233 Melon Mania Coordinating Cardstock, X6065 Melon Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z6525 Desert Rose Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6535 Melon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4644 Melon Loose Sequins, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots

Go Wild with a FREE Scrapbooking Pattern!

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Have you met our color of the year, Wild Berry? We are celebrating this beautiful, pink hue even further this month with a special collection of exclusive products and having a Wild Berry Blast!

Join us in this celebration of color with a free downloadable scrapbook pattern, complete with cutting diagrams and all!

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Making its original debut with the Zoe Workshops On the Go®, we have here paired this timeless 12″ x 12″ pattern with the gorgeous Wild Berry Blast collection!

Every year, we introduce one special color to our exclusive color palette that is especially trendy and make it available in a variety of products, but only for one year. We have been enjoying crafting with Wild Berry so much that we decided to make even more specialty products!

From the Wild Berry Blast paper packet, featuring six sheets of patterned paper in a variety of fun designs, to the coordinating cardstock, which includes six standard two-toned cardstock sheets in this delicious shade and six additional sheets with single-sided foil or UV-coated designs, there are so many fun new ways to include Wild Berry in your projects!

Also part of this Wild Berry Blast celebration are an exclusive set of die-cuts—all in Wild Berry of course!—and a stamp set full of borders and sunburst-like designs.

Along with providing products that you will consume and not just collect (it’s hard cutting into the pretty paper sometimes, we get it!), we also pride ourselves in being the “let me show you how®” memory-keeping company, and in providing the most comprehensive scrapbooking and cardmaking patterns. When you download the Zoe scrapbooking pattern, you will find that it also comes with cutting diagrams, making it even easier to create these pages from any of your favorite papers and embellishments, not just what we are showing you here. All of our patterns lend themselves to preserving your special memories your way.

Download free pattern and cutting guides, here!

We’re also offering limited time discounts on existing Wild Berry items, such as cardstock, glitter paper, ribbon, shimmer trim, and more! These exclusive items and special savings are only available through April 30, so you’ll want to be sure to snap up these deals before they are gone!

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For even more scrapbooking patterns, check out our Make it from Your Heart pattern book series. If you love the free patterns on this blog, you’re sure to be blown away by all the patterns and beautiful examples offered in our how-to books!


12″ x 12″ Smile Layout
CC4231 My Acrylix® Wild Berry Blast Stamp Set, CC4221 Wild Berry Blast Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, CC4223 Wild Berry Blast Coordinating Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, CC4230 Wild Berry Blast Die-cuts, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

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Color Combinations Made Easy with an Updated Close To My Heart Color Wheel!

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At Close To My Heart, we absolutely love color! A great palette is the foundation for great artwork, and has an unparalleled ability to inspire, energize, and soothe. We recently launched our new Core Products catalog and, with it, eight new colors that were added to our exclusive color palette, including Color of the Year, Wild Berry!

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Today we’re going to show you how to create beautiful artwork using this statement color in three different color combinations. To get started, we’ve arranged the Close To My Heart color palette into a color wheel. Choosing colors for your artwork can be easy when you’re working with the right tools—and that includes the best color options!

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***Keep in mind that our exclusive colors are made up of much more complex tones, shades, and hues than how they are categorized on the simplified color wheel offered above. As you reference and use this source, know that it is not 100% confining. As you become more familiar with what makes colors work together visually, you’ll find that this color wheel is very flexible.***

Download your very own color wheel, here.

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The Wild Berry color combinations we’re sharing today are reminiscent of what you would see in our Love of Color how-to book series. Each two-page spread focuses on one exclusive color from our palette shown in three different pieces of artwork, each in a unique color scheme. You’ll never second-guess your color choices again with this inspirational guide!

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In this first example, see how Wild Berry beautifully works together with Sapphire, Lagoon, Mint, and Sundance. With Wild Berry as the dominant color, the yellow-orange, blue, and blue-green shades create gorgeous complementary elements, tying the entire piece together.

In these next cards, we combined Wild Berry once again with Lagoon and Mint, and then with Nectarine and Scarlet. Wild Berry acts as an accent color in the standard size card and dominates in the slimline card. We can give you all the color combinations, but in the end it’s up to you to decide how much of each color you want to use and how to balance your artwork. You can use the same color combination to create several pieces of art but they do not have to look or feel the same! (Isn’t color amazing?!)

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For our final combination, we paired Wild Berry with Avocado, Black, and Charcoal.

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If you look at Wild Berry and Avocado on our color wheel, you’ll notice that these two colors are opposite each other, which means they are complementary! We incorporated the neutral tones of black and charcoal for accents, but this is really a complementary color scheme in disguise!

If you’d like to learn more about color theory, or if you’re in need of a simple refresher, revisit a few of our previous posts we’ve published on this blog:

Monochromatic and Analogous Colors

Complementary Colors and How to Use Them

Using Split-complementary Colors

Triadic Color Combinations

Double Complementary Color Schemes

Once you get these basics down, creating your own color combinations will be a breeze! In the meantime, or if color theory just isn’t your thing, look to our Love of Color series as your ultimate color guide for creating perfectly balanced color combinations!

Do you have a favorite Close To My Heart color? (Retired colors count!) Let us know in the comments below!


12″ x 12″ Happy Page
Z4320 Autumn is Calling Stamp + Thin Cuts, D2050 Holly & Ivy Scrapbooking Stamp Set, X8027 Noteworthy Paper Packet, X5968 Lagoon Cardstock, X6042 Mint Cardstock, X5957 Sapphire Cardstock, X6051 Sundance Cardstock, X6056 Wild Berry Cardstock, Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6527 Wild Berry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3833 Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z5021 Wild Berry Loose Sequins, Z2531 Bright Pink Shades TriBlend™ Marker, Z2519 Gold Yellow TriBlend™ Marker, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z3314 Black & White Dots, Z6012 Wood Hearts, Z4095 Botanical Embossing Folder, Z3983 Tabs Thin Cuts, Z4334 Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape, Z3191 6″ x 8″ Memory Protectors™ Design 2, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine, Cricut® Flower Market Collection

Cricut® Shape:
Flower Market

6″ x 8″ Happy Halloween Layout with Pocket Scrapbooking
Z3988 Buddies—Joey Stamp + Thin Cuts, Z3989 Buddies—Ian Stamp + Thin Cuts, B1760 My Acrylix® Halloween Buddies—Isaac Stamp Set, X6053 Avocado Cardstock, X6047 Black Cardstock, X5953 Charcoal Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X6056 Wild Berry Cardstock, Z6527 Wild Berry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z2531 Bright Pink Shades TriBlend™ Marker, Z2475 Brown Grey TriBlend™ Marker, Z2476 Fair Skin TriBlend™ Marker, Z2519 Gold Yellow TriBlend™ Marker, Z2510 Ice Grey Shades TriBlend™ Marker, Z2520 Yellow Green TriBlend™ Marker, Z2498 True Black Marker, Z1513 White Gel Pens, Z5008 Wild Berry Dots, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine 

3½” x 8½” Hello Autumn Card (Vertical)
Z4320 Autumn is Calling Stamp + Thin Cuts, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X6056 Wild Berry Cardstock, Z6510 Nectarine Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6526 Scarlet Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6527 Wild Berry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z5010 White Gloss Spray, Z3515 Black Journaling Pen (.01), Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z3342 3-D Foam Dots, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine 

4¼” x 5½” You’re O-fish-ally the Best (Vertical)
CC9217 Fishy Greetings Stamp + Thin Cuts, X5968 Lagoon Cardstock, X6042 Mint Cardstock, 1385 White Daisy Cardstock, X6056 Wild Berry Cardstock, Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3834 Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z3833 Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, Z891 VersaMark™ Ink Pad, Z4287 Wild Berry Shimmer Brush, Z2531 Bright Pink Shades TriBlend™ Marker, Z2519 Gold Yellow TriBlend™ Marker, Z2488 Green Turquoise TriBlend™ Marker, Z2526 True Blue Shades TriBlend™ Marker, Z5010 White Gloss Spray, Z2068 White Super Fine Embossing Powder, Z5021 Wild Berry Loose Sequins, Z3886 Mini Ink Blending Tool, Z2089 Glue Dots® Micro Dots, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape, Z1151 3-D Foam Tape, Z5038 Die-cutting & Embossing Machine

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Two New Catalogs, Hundreds of New Products!

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With the launch of two new Close To My Heart catalogs this week, does anyone else feel like a kid on Christmas morning? Since September 1, hundreds of new Close To My Heart products, including stamp sets, patterned papers, embellishments, and much, much more, have been readily available at our fingertips!

In case you missed the exciting announcement after our North American Convention, we have moved to a new catalog release schedule. Close To My Heart will no longer only publish three catalogs a year, but SEVENan annual Core Products catalog and six, bi-monthly, supplemental catalogs. The goal is to get fresh designs and up-to-the-minute products into your hands when you need them and want them most!

Let’s take a closer look at some of the new goodies in our Core and September–October catalogs. (It may be time to make some room in your craft room—your stash may be getting a bit bigger! 🙂 )

Paper Packet + Sticker Sheets

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Each of our supplement catalogs will feature two paper suites. Within each suite you will have the choice between two paper packet options, one including a new 12″ x 12″ sticker sheet, and one without. The new sticker sheet will come with titles, accents, and more, that coordinate perfectly with the designs of its accompanying paper packet. Both paper packets will come with six sheets of three double-sided designs of patterned paper, rather than the 12 we’ve done in the recent past, so you only purchase what you need and avoid having too much left over!

Custom Cardstock Packs

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When you visit our cardstock menu on our website, you will find two very exciting additions. As a continuation of the theme of getting you just what you need, we now offer custom cardstock packs! Choose between a 12-sheet or 24-sheet pack and then decide which of our current exclusive colors you want in it. We’ll package up your selection and send your customized pack along with the rest of your order. It’s that simple!

Scrapbooking Workshop Kits

Our scrapbooking workshops got a makeover! Each workshop continues to come with easy-to-follow instructions to make six complete pages however only some are paired into layouts. Both, the Every Little Thing and Hawthorn scrapbooking workshops make two individual pages and two two-page layouts.

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Even more exciting, we’ve trimmed a lot of the paper cutting right out of the workshops! Each new kit includes large, exclusive die-cut sheets and accessories that coordinate effortlessly with a handful of additional products for fast and seriously gorgeous pages. In the page above, the only thing you’ll cut when you make your own are the two photo mats. <3 <3 <3 !

Everyday Life™ Albums

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Our Everyday Life™ album line just got bigger…and smaller! Providing the greatest versatility in size (and color options), these are now available in 6″ x 6″, 6″ x 8″, 8½” x 11″, and 12″ x 12″. Perfect for preserving vacations, weddings, highlights from the football season, or backyard adventures, the Everyday Life™ line is designed to accommodate any occasion or memory!

Heat Transfer Vinyl & Digital Art

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You already take pride in filling your scrapbooks with beautiful artwork on the inside, so why not add some flair to their outsides? With our new line of heat transfer vinyl and digital SVG files designed specifically with album covers in mind, you can easily do just that!

After downloading the digital images, cut them out of the heat transfer vinyl using your favorite cutting machine, and then apply them to your album. For a complete list of available heat transfer vinyl colors and digital art designs, click here.

Penmanship with Melissa Esplin

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Renowned calligraphy and lettering expert Melissa Esplin joined forces with Close To My Heart to create an easy, step-by-step penmanship program. Penmanship with Melissa Esplin introduces stroke sequences, letter forms, and techniques to improve and develop your personal, individual style. Equipped with exercise worksheets and practice pages, as you see can see above, this program provides the necessary tools to share your stories through your own creative handwriting!

Journaling Pens

Get ready to pour your hearts out with our gorgeous new Close To My Heart journaling pens!

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These journaling pens are available in Black and Pewter inks and in .05, .03, and .01 tips. Easily take your handwriting up a notch by simply using the right tool!

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TriBlend™ Markers

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Color and blend like and expert with our new markers! Inside every TriBlend™ marker is a perfect gradation of colors, from light to dark, delivered through three separate fine bullet nibs. The alcohol-based ink blends seamlessly for mixing or layering colors.

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Stickles™ Glitter Gel

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Another newcomer to the Close To My Heart line-up are the Stickle™ glitter gels! Available in the ten colors you see here, use these fun gels to add dimension and a bit of sparkle to your projects.

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Stamp Shammy

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This spongy soft, reusable sheet is just what you need for lint-free stamp cleaning. Just add water and watch the ink come right off your My Acrylix® stamps as you wipe them with a Stamp Shammy. Yes, the photo above is staged to look pretty, but we really did just wipe that stamp clean with the wet Stamp Shammy to the right of it. And, because you can’t really have too much of a good thing, these come in a two-pack. J

New Colors

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We’ve added several new colors to our exclusive color palate this week! Our favorite, and Color of the Year, is this beautiful trendy green hue, Julep! Keep a sharp eye out for it throughout the coming year, and you’ll find hints of Julep in a wide variety of our new products. (To see what other fun new colors we have in store, talk to your Consultant or take a look at our exclusive color palette in our Core Products catalog.)

Cricut® Complete Creativity Collection

Our newest Cricut® collection, Complete Creativity, provides you with all the pieces you need to create complete cards and scrapbook pages for a variety of themes and occasions.

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This remarkable new collection is available for purchase on, through a special link you can get from your Close To My Heart Consultant. Ask your Consultant for more details about our extensive collection of Cricut® designs!

Rather than unwrapping all of the new goodies here for you this Christmas-like morning, take some time to carefully peruse both of our new catalogs on your own. The few items that we covered today are only just a sampling of the hundreds of new products available now!

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