Color Coordinates: Sweet Pea


Happy Friday everyone!! It’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates recipe for you that is perfect for Spring, or in my case… my Valentines notes to my manly family.

I’ve chosen muted tones of ink that go well together such as Apricot, Duckling, Willow, and Lake Shores. As my fifth color, I’ve used Desert Storm cardstock.

Color Coordinates

I’ve created tags by die cutting white cardstock using the Large Tag die to put onto small notecards for my menfolk. To get these started, I colored panels of white cardstock with the inks using an ink blending tool.

Color Coordinates

Once I had my panels colored, I use the Clipping Heart Die to cut out my hearts. This die is perfect for these tags because of all the different sizes of hearts in just one die.


I stamped a greeting from the Love and Quotes stamp set on each tag using Intense Black ink and then assembled the colored hearts around the greeting.


Once my tags were stamped and assembled, I added a twine bow to the tops and mounted them to a 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ notecard made from Desert Storm cardstock.


I’ve filmed a video to show you how these came together. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE. I hope you enjoy!!

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  1. Shari–I so enjoy your color choices! They are so beautiful together. The cards are lovely–so simple, yet elegant! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Beautiful color combo! I’m having a very busy week but wanted to do something for my guys on Valentine’s Day – this is perfect!

  3. I love the Color Coordinates! One of my favorites that Simon does. This has to be my favorite Color Coordinates out of all of them because I as well have boys, 2 of them. They are grown and out of the house, miss them since they are both 8 hours away and living in the same city. My oldest is married, so now I have a daughter! Thanks for doing these color coordinates, love them :) . And I love the cards too, so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love the pastel color combination. I would never have thought to put them together. They’re truly fabulous . Love the cute card.

  5. What great Valentines Shari! I love that you think of your guys too. I’ve been using lots of Kraft it just has a cozy feel to it. Thanks for the new palette!

  6. These are wonderful! I have all boys at my house, too, and it’s tricky to find the right colours for cards like this. I would love to borrow your idea to make some cards for our local military garrison. They sent me a request for cards and these would be great cards for them to use. Thanks Shari!

  7. Gorgeous, Shari, and definitely will brighten anyone’s day. Love your color combo, too! I so “need” that Clipping Hearts Die.

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