Color Confidence with Flirty

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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If you love color, you’ll love the new Flirty paper pack by Close to my Heart. It’s packed with an array of contemporary colors in a perfectly coordinated palette of deep honey, mellow orange, intense raspberry and velvety greens.

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CTMH brings these fabulous colors to you in the Flirty paper pack:
Flirty Raspberry
Flirty Yellow
Goldrush
New England Ivy
Bamboo
Ponderosa Pine

Keep reading for my free Color Confidence downloads!

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Talk about trendy!
Yes, let’s talk about color trends, shall we?

One of the reasons I so-so-so love Close to My Heart, is their ability to follow the popular trends yet still stay true to those who love the predictability of a stable stock of inventory.

Debuting the new Fall/Winter 2012 CTMH catalog, you’ll find three new paper packs that feature “Trend Colors.” Flirty, Avonlea and La Belle Vie paper packs have two or more limited edition colors added to their exclusive 40 color palette.

These limited edition Trend Colors are only available in their featured paper pack, and they are only included as cardstock, AND they are only available during the life of the catalog.

These colors are fabulous and fun, but they are trendy, so CTMH has devised a way to bring you the latest and greatest, without changing their tried and true color palettes.

Each new catalog, you’ll see new Trend Color paper packs introduced, so you have just 6 months to order and enjoy the Trend Color papers in Flirty, Avonlea and La Belle Vie, and then you’ll be ready for your newest flavor of Trend Colors in the next CTMH catalog.

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While these special paper packs are perfectly coordinated, The Trend Colors are only available in cardstock, included in each of the three featured paper packs. What about stamp pads, or markers or extra papers?

Have no fear, I’m here to help.

See, I love to coordinate color. I say coordinate, because we’re not matching exactly. That’s a little boring, isn’t it? In the old days, your shoes had to match your bag, but we’re way past that. As long as your colors coordinate and complement, they are much more interesting than a limited palette of two or three exactly matching hues.

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Free Color Confidence Download
I have created a three page PDF file with color suggestions to coordinate with Flirty, Avonlea and La Belle Vie. These files are free for you to download, use and share. You’ll find the link at the bottom of this post.

Each of the files will show you the original paper pack colors, with limited edition Trend Colors marked. I created a coordinating palette using colors that are available in cardstock 24 packs, inkpads and markers. By using this palette you can expand your paper pack, or add additional color with stamps and markers.

In addition to the coordinating palette, you can take your artwork to the next color level by using my Step It Up Color Palette suggestions. Choose one, two or more of these colors for an alternative look or a dramatic pop of color when needed.

Now I know this has been a long post, so I thank you for sticking with me as I explained all about CTMH’s Trend colors. If you’re still with me, take a look at another card I created with the Flirty Paper pack, using the exact same papers in both cards.

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I included these two Flirty patterned papers,

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and added three additional choices from my Coordinating and the Step It Up palette.

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Hope I’ve given you some color confidence today. Enjoy the free downloads and go make something fabulous!

CLICK HERE to download the Free Color Confidence PDF files

Helpful download hints: Sign-in required to access files, membership is free, or sign in using your facebook, twitter or google account. After clicking the link above, use the grey download now button, not the green download arrow.

Color Confidence PDFs are free for anyone to download and share. Please respect my original design and do not alter or remove any portion of the document.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are so wonderful I broke down and signed up for a retched 4Shared website this morning to get them. There are better ways of doing this now days. GoogleDocs& Skydrive have much more friendly downloads that don't require a sign in and then wait 20 seconds to download.

Tresa Black said...

I apologize for your inconvenience. I hope the requirement to sign in and wait 20 seconds is worth your time and effort for a free download. While google provides excellent storage, this particular document was better suited to the 4shared site.

Ann said...

Thank you Tresa for all of your hard work. You are greatly appreciated!

Amy Gehring said...

Thanks Tresa! I love this and can't wait to try out some of the different color combos. I had no problem with the download and appreciate all you do. Thanks for sharing.

Gina Brandstetter said...

You are AWESOME Tresa! Thanks so much!

Bev G said...

Thanks Tresa! I appreciation your talent and generosity so much that no, the 20 second wait is not worth mentioning! You are the greatest! And I post this for all the world to see without using anonymity.

Jen said...

Wow Wow Wow!

Absolutely love it. I am hesitant to go outside my box - so thank you for this document.

Julie Berg said...

Thanks for sharing!

Abby said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Thank you so much for taking the time to create these for us all to use! You're the best! :)

Susan Randall said...

Thanks for sharing! A huge help to the rest of us looking for more colors that can go with our new beautiful paper packets.

Mary A. Brooks said...

Thank you so much. Very helpful

Vicki Price said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, Tresa! Both my customers and I will find it very helpful!

Anne-Marie said...

Thank you so much, Tresa, for sharing this! It is a great tool and definitely helps me to be less leery of those paper packets.

Sandee said...

Tresa you are so wonderful to share your knowledge and experience with all of us! Thank you so much!

sandyh50 said...

Tresa, this is so great!! I appreciate the time and effort you put into this and your willingness to share your work. I love your blog and miss you on Ustream too!

Kathy Burrows said...

Thanks for another great share, Tresa.

Army Mommy AKA Beth Ann said...

I love the flirty paper pack.

Teri said...

Thanks so much Tresa.
Your color chart is beyond awesome!
Thanks for your generousity in sharing with us :)

Alyson Mayo said...

Tresa, you are AWESOME for taking the time and effort to do this for the rest of us! I can't thank you enough! I will use it and my customers will LOVE it!
Thank you again for your generosity!
Alyson

Marcie said...

You're "da bomb"! Thank you!

Karen said...

This is amazing. Thank you for your hard work.
Karen

Kathy St. Clair said...

Thanks so much, Tresa!! You are so talented and I love learning from your videos and blog!! Love your artsy way!

Blessings,
Kathy St. Clair

Paula said...

You clever, clever girl! Only you would come up with these awesome charts and share them with any and all :) Thanks so much!

Studio Scrapping with Amy Ulen said...

Thank you for sharing your time and amazing talent with all of us! As one who is slightly "color challenged," I can't even begin to express how helpful this is for me!

Cynthia McCloud said...

Thank you for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Tresa! I was fearful of ordering these paper packets, because I thought I might run out of the off-palette card stock. This will be very helpful!

Andrea Lampert

Laurie said...

Thank you so much for this

Amy said...

Tresa! You are so fabulous thank you for a great document. I was just matching up some colors with these packs this week. This will certainly help me come up with some other options I have not thought of.

Melissa Harris said...

Thanks Tresa! Your file is the only one I've had success downloading with 4 Shared. It must be a sign ;-).

budletsmom said...

Thanks so much for sharing this.

jeanine said...

thank you tresa! that's why i follow you because you are a giver and encourager. not to mention you are talented too. lol thanks again

Jeanie Burch said...

Thanks Tresa, dont know where you find the time!

Anonymous said...

Tresa you are some kinda wonderful to make this and offer it to all. It took me a while to figure it out because I am not that computer literate but I am learning. Thank you.
Larie

Jessica Strome said...

Thanks so much!!

Carla said...

Awesome Tresa! Thanks for sharing!

Polly said...

Tresa, thanks a TON for putting this together and sharing it. I was wishing the other day that we had an updated color guide like there used to be a long time ago. I don't use it often, but was actually thinking about it recently with these new trendy colors. So glad I stopped over to see what you'd been creating. Love your stuff!

Amy McVey said...

Thank you Tresa for all your hard work! You are so generous, sharing this with all of us.

Meredith Burgess said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!! You are the best!!!

Linda Pekrul said...

Tresa, thank you so much. This is wonderful and will be so helpful. How kind of you to share your talents with us all so generously!

Romaine said...

You ROCK, Tresa! This is why you are such a success with CTMH- you must be an amazing upline to have...well, even though you are not MY upline, an amazing CTMH mentor! :0) Thanks so much, I have learned so much from you since joining 2 1/2 years ago!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Tresa :)
Eileen

Haley D. said...

Thank you so much for sharing another one of your FABULOUS creations with us!

Anonymous said...

Tresa,

Thank you so much for the Color Confidence! I always have a hard time finding colors to go with my B&T. Bless you for this!

Kathy Wafer

Gretel from Oahu said...

Much mahalo for freely sharing. I truly appreciate it.

Ramona said...

Thank You!
You are a true educator!

Laurie Wood said...

I'm a brand new consultant - my first Gathering is Thursday p.m. - and I really appreciate your willingness to share this wonderful information and download! It's given me more confidence in being able to teach the colours and packages. Wait 20 seconds? I'd wait ten minutes for a resource like this one! Thank you so much, Tresa!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, this is AMAZING!!! What a wonderful resource!! Thanks for sharing this. :) Kim

Stampingranny said...

Thankyou so much Tresa!!!!! Hugs and Hugs and Hugs!!!!!!

Audra Silva said...

Thanks for a wonderful tool. :) Love your blog.

HappyLibrarian said...

You are a blessing, I downloaded this a few weeks ago. Today when a friend asked about colors, I remembered you. You are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Tresa,

Thank you for always being so willing to share with us! Your generosity does not go unnoticed!

Blessings,
Susan Williams

Lalia said...

love it! But I think I've downloaded it 3 times now because I can never remember what it's called. I've printed it too, but we won't go there. I keep looking for "Tresa's fabulously Artsy Color Pallet" and it just never works. LOL. It's so helping me extend my paper packets with these exclusive colors!

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