Fabulous Color Combos Using CM’s Hello Baby Papers

KarynCraterLake

As always, Creative Memories is on trend with our new Hello Baby Girl and Hello Baby Boy products. The collections are full of the currently popular coral, blue, and mint colors with a touch of nautical inspiration, trendy triangles, and Ikat designs.

Both collections complement each other, but don’t be afraid to think outside of the box with these baby papers. The colors found in Hello Baby Girl and Hello Baby Boy coordinate well with much of the paper and embellishments found in our other product collections.  By mixing in a few of these other papers and some solid colored cardstock, you can get totally different looks from the baby collections.  I used some trend-inspired color combos to create the vacation pages below.  You don’t need a baby in your life to love the new Hello Baby Girl and Hello Baby Boy paper packs!

Nautical colors and designs are popular right now, and this combination of paper has an outdoor and water feel that would also be great for beach pages.

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To create this layout, you’ll need:

Step 1:  Cut both sheets of cream/knit paper to 10.5” x  9” – take note of direction of paper pattern.
Step 2:  Cut two 10.5” x 2” strips of mint paper.
Step 3:  Using the Original Border Maker System with Chevron Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from solid navy cardstock.
Step 4:  Cut two ¾” x 12″ strips from dark blue print paper.  Use reverse side with mint and blue pattern and thread the strips through the chevron borders.
Step 5:  Mat photos with dark blue print paper.
Step 6:  Adhere pieces as shown.
Step 7:  Add title and journaling.

 

By adding a dark yellow to the mint, dark blue and dark coral baby papers, I was able to create this popular color combo that is currently seen in housewares and clothing. I was able to invoke a Mediterranean/European feel with my borders.  Omit the yellow from this combo to create yet another popular color palette.

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To create this layout, you’ll need:

Step 1:  To create the borders, cut two 12″ x 2.75″ strips from yellow cardstock.
Step 2:  Cut four 12” x ½” strips from the dark coral print paper.
Step 3:  Cut two 12″ x 1.5″ strips from the mint print paper.
Step 4:  Using The Original Border Maker System with Diamond Scroll Border Maker Cartridge, punch 2 borders from the dark blue print paper and adhere them to the mint pieces.
Step 5:  Using The Original Border Maker System with Lace Flower Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from the yellow cardstock.  Cut borders in half using 12-Inch Straight Trimmer and adhere them to the dark coral pieces.
Step 6:  Adhere dark blue/mint border pieces to the centers of the yellow strips and adhere dark coral pieces on each side of the mint pieces. Step 7:  To create semi-circle pieces, cut a circle from the mint patterned paper using the 3.5” Circle Pattern with Red Blade on the outside rim.  Cut circle in half.
Step 8:  Cut a circle from the dark coral patterned paper using the 1.5” Circle Pattern with Red Blade on the outside rim.  Cut circle in half.
Step 9:  Using The Original Border Maker with Diamond Scroll Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders from the dark blue patterned paper.  Use scissors to cut out the diamond shapes from the centers of the border strips.
Step 10:  Adhere the diamond shapes to the mint circle as shown.
Step 11:  Using The Original Border Maker System with Lace Flower Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from the yellow cardstock.  Use All-Purpose Scissors to cut apart flowers.
Step 12:  Adhere flowers to the coral circle as shown, and adhere coral semi-circles to the centers of the mint semi-circles.
Step 13:  Adhere straight borders and semi-circle pieces as shown.
Step 14:  Mat photos with dark coral print paper.
Step 15:  Cut title bars/journal boxes from yellow cardstock and chomp/notch two ends of each using the 2-Way Corner Rounder.
Step 16:  Adhere all pieces to pages as shown and add title and journaling.

With the addition of a darker teal and a lighter yellow to the mint and dark coral baby papers, I was able to create a bright tropical look that is perfect for these photos.

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To make this page, you’ll need:

Step 1: Cut 2.5” x 10” strips from the dark coral, mint, dark teal and solid yellow papers and adhere to page as shown.
Step 2:  To make the flowers, cut various circles using our Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns.  Rub the edges of the circles with the wide tip of a Black Dual-Tip Pen.  Crumple the circles and then smooth.  The yellow centers are cut from pieces punched from the Original Border Maker System with Lace Flower Chain Border Maker Cartridge.  Adhere the yellow centers with Foam Squares.
Step 3:  Mat photos with white cardstock.
Step 4:  Adhere photos and flowers as shown.
Step 5:  Add title.

This last look is another popular color combo found in home goods and beach ware this summer. Start with the yellow and mint papers, and add the bright green to pull it all together.

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To make this page, you’ll need:

Step 1: Crop photos to 3.75” x 3.75”.
Step 2:  Cut bright green paper to 8” x 8” and adhere to yellow print paper as shown.
Step 3:  Using 12-Inch Trimmer and All-Purpose Scissors, cut a variety of ribbon pieces from both mint papers, yellow check paper, and solid blue cardstock.  Mat ribbon pieces on bright green paper and adhere to page as shown.
Step 4:  Using Original Border Maker System with Button Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from the bright green paper and adhere as shown.
Step 5:  Add title and sub-titles.

I hope that I have inspired you to try a few different color combos with the new baby papers!

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