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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
***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.***
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!
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?!)
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:
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 Colorseries 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!
There are so many reasons to love fall, and one of our favorites is the release of our new annual Core Products Catalog! From day one of this beautiful catalog, hundreds of new Close To My Heart items and fresh ideas have been readily available and within your grasps!
We are as committed as ever to our promise of being there to “show you how,” including providing the right tools and products, whatever your crafting goals may be. So—let’s take a closer look at a few new things happening in our Core Products Catalog!
We have SEVEN new pattern paper collections themed and designed for year-round use!
As You Grow: Refresh your creative spirit with this bundle of joy! The soft, nostalgic colors and designs of the As You Grow collection are enough to bring back fond memories of simpler times.
Smarty Pants: Featuring patterns and designs most all of us recognize, the Smarty Pants collection captures the essence of school days past, present, and future.
Love Story: The elegant designs and romantic colors of the Love Story collection will help tell your story in the colors you wish to share it. Available in Toffee, Mink, and Black, these pattern papers and stickers are perfect for your special occasion!
(The As You Grow, Smarty Pants, and Love Story collections include an optional coordinating sticker sheet, a coordinating cardstock pack, Picture My Life™ pocket cards, and stamp sets with coordinating Thin Cuts!)
Textures: Add the textures of everyday items to your crafting palette with this collection of patterned papers!
Wood Grain: We can’t get enough of the natural look these realistic Wood Grain patterns have to offer!
Noteworthy: Make a permanent record with these noteworthy pattern papers! Each sheet features the pattern on a white background on one side and on an aged looking background on the other.
If die-cutting is your thing, then you will be pleasantly surprised by what we’ve got in store in the Core Products Catalog! We’ve got fun shaped cards, slimline card front designs, tabs, tags, dimensional flowers, and tons more!
No crafting project is complete without a few finishing touches, like shimmer trims, ribbons, loose gems, and acrylic shapes (to list a few 😉). Here’s a small sampling of what you’ll find in our Core Products Catalog:
We’ve got so many new stencils for you to try! Above is just a small sampling of what you can create with a few of the designs, if you rotate the stencil or flip it over. And, for the first time, we now have stencils especially designed to fit the front of standard size card!
We’ve added 16 new digital, downloadable SVG files, to our digital art library! View all fo these new digital designs, here.
Pickup Tool: Picking up small embellishments is now easier than ever with these handy, paper-covered wax sticks! Simply sharpen the ends to a point and use to pick up small accents of all sorts!
Quickie Glue™ Pen: Is it a pen? Is it glue? Why not both?! This literal glue pen is ideal for securely attaching all of those smaller pieces to your artwork.
Adhesive Tape: Use this double sided permanent tape to mount photos, documents, and all sorts of things to your projects. The red backing makes it easy to see on the paper, and get’s removed when you are ready to expose the adhesive on that side of the tape.
Adhesive Sheets: We carry 12″ x 12″, double-sided, adhesive sheets! There are so many uses for these sheets, one of which is to make die-cut stickers. Watch the video below to see how!
We’ve added several new colors to our exclusive color palette this month! Our favorite, and Color of the Year, is this beautiful berry hue, Wild Berry! Keep a sharp eye out for it throughout the coming year, and you’ll find hints of Wild Berry in a wide variety of our new products. (To see what other new colors we have in store, talk to your Close To My Heart Maker or take a look at our exclusive color palette in our Core Products Catalog.)
Each kit includes materials to make a set of 24 beautiful, handmade cards, that come together in minutes thanks to pre-printed card bases, die-cut shapes, and more. Each delivery also includes an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, complete with a stamping block and mini ink pad, so you’ll have the tools you need to create your cards just the way you want them. Keep up with all the occasions in your life with a Craft with Heart™ cardmaking subscription!
Friends, this is just a small sampling of our many, many new products. Make sure to visit with your Close To My Heart Maker to see all that we have in store for you this coming year, or explore our Core Products Catalog online, here.