When you spend a few days at the beach, you are sure to be inspired to create in warm summery colors. And to color lots of super cute seaside critters! We find it sort of relaxing to hang out by the waters edge with a few markers, and the Beach Bum stamp set for a fun afternoon of coloring. What can we say, it’s the simple things that bring us joy.
Starting with beautiful colors! Have you ever noticed how pretty colors can instantly change your mood? We always start each project by flipping through our signature CSS Colordex to find a fun mix of colors to create with for the day. This index of color cards lets us know what products come in each color, and gives us a large enough swatch of color to start to get the inspiration train rolling. You can make your own CSS Colordex with the Stationery Organizer dies and the File It: CSS Color stamp sets.
We chose an assortment of warm, summer colors for a simple card and treat bag. It’s always more fun to open a card with a coordinating sweet treat on hand. In fact, it has to be a stationery rule of thumb, right? Treats and crafting kind of go hand and hand….at least inside our studio they do! It’s so much more fun to craft in color when you have color coordinated snacks thrown into the mix. Follow along with us on Instagram (here) to see more fab color combos we love with our hashtag #craftincolor.
We had a good time coloring in our adorable pelican image. The CSS Colordex also has an area to include coordinating marker colors. We love that we no longer have to wonder which colors match, we can flip right to it and save ourselves a little time and a lot of guessing. Sweet and simple, just how we like it!
Summer is blazing by, and before you know it we’ll be dreaming of these warmer days by the waters edge – so enjoy them now while you can! Wishing you oceans of fun for a fab rest of the summer…