A complementary colors coach tool is a must have in my craft room! And, by complementary I mean that you can use this color coach to find complementary colors that work with your project. If you struggle deciding what colors to put together, if you feel like you always use the same colors because you just don’t know how to mix it up then this is the solution for you!  You can get great color combinations with the Color Coach by your side!!!

Today’s card uses colors that I would never have put together on my own!  So today’s post is really 2-fold….  I want to share how I made this great card and I want to show you how to make your own Color Coach.


This card is made using the FLORAL ESSENCE stamp set found on page 108 of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  And it’s a beauty!!!  But so often, it is truly the colors that make a card!  Here are the colors I used:


Complementary Color Coach Explained + a Fun Birthday Card

I put these colors together by using the complementary Color Coach tool.  This is tool that gives you 3 great color combinations for every color that Stampin’ Up! carries.  First, check out the video, and then keep scrolling for all the downloads to make your own!

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Make Your Own Color Coach

I have several free downloads for you so that you can make your very own Color Coach.  After you download and print them, you can make your “coach” however you want.

I printed mine on Whisper White Cardstock and then cut them down to 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Then I layered them onto 3″ x 4″ pieces of colored cardstock.  For added protection, I laminated them.  You probably don’t really have to do this, but I liked how sturdy it made them.  To keep them in order, I punched holes in the upper left and put them all on a big ring.  I have them in the same order that I store my cardstock and ink pads.

Another option would be to keep them as 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets and put into a binder–do what works for you and keep them handy so you can use them often!


Download the Color Coach Sheets


Click Here to download the Stampin’ Up! Color Coach Core Colors

Click Here to download In Color Color Coach Sheets


Want to create your own favorite combinations?  Here are blank sheets that you can fill in as you come up with great combinations.

Click here to download BLANK Color Coach Sheets


Back to Today’s Card


I got so wrapped up in sharing the Color Coach with you that I almost forgot to come back and share today’s card!

You will definitely see a lot of ideas over the coming months from me using this stamp set!

Card Recipe:

  • Mint Macaron:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Merry Merlot:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Whisper White:  3 3/4″ x 5″ + scraps
  • Inside:  Whisper White:  4″ x 5 1/4″

Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a complete list of all the supplies I used.  

Here is the inside:



Supplies Used to Make Today’s Card

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