Sometimes I can be pretty neutral and it can be somewhat annoying to my husband. “Where would you like to go for dinner dear? Oh I don’t mind. You decide.” Or “What movie should we see? Really it’s up to you. I’m neutral.” However today’s steal, the Studio Calico Classic Calico, Vol. 2 makes me thrilled about embracing neutrality. I adore a paper collection of neutral colors and basic prints to make the perfect companion to embellishments that pop with color or even a subtle project with the right amount of warmth.

The first card that I created I wanted to add a little spritz of color with my Mr. Huey’s. I love how neutral the papers are so that I could add the pops of color and easily have the focus on the sentiment and embellishment without overpowering them.

For the next card, I used the same method and made a card for my hunny.

After that I decided to create a more neutral card and added nothing of bold color. I love how subtle the “hi” is.

I then created two more cards where I used the sketch as a springboard, and these are what my ideas morped into. I love how I was able to incorporate embellies from several different manufacturers because the papers are so perfectly neutral!  L-O-V-E!

If you aren’t aware we have a monthly drawing for those that participate in Monday Card Madness. If you are interested in playing along with our Monday Card Madness sketches and winning the random drawing for May, be sure to have your cards created and posted to one of the Monday Card Madness sketches by Friday, June 1st at 11:59 pm.

Also, be sure to check in this week for an awesome line up!

  • Tomorrow a How To’sday by Stephanie Umpleby
  • Wednesday for Mid Week Mojo and the announcement of our Summer Design Team Members
  • Thursday for an extra special treat from Charity Becker
  • Friday morning for a guest blogging spot by our very own buyer Brittany Perry and…
  • Friday night for the 2nd installment of our Design Team member and Princess of the PM Cyndee Kawa!

How’s that for an amazing! Yeah. I thought you’d agree.

Have a great day everyone!