Spring Colors

With spring officially arriving last week, I am so anxious for warmer weather and sunshine, but also for spring colors! This combination is inspired by spring/Easter colors, but I wanted to change it up some by keeping them from being too pastel. The richer jade green instead of the typical soft blue, and the mustard yellow in place of a pastel yellow really come together beautifully with the darker, but still somewhat pastel melon orange and orchid purple. These colors would be gorgeous for a springtime wedding – I’m picturing jade dresses with flowers and accents in melon, orchid and mustard.

Hey, we need to talk…

Cherry Blossom Charm, six years ago you were so cute, subtle, and and quirky. I liked that you were unique, and held so many possibilities. Sure, I got a lot of questions about who you were, and some interesting looks when I tried to explain, but that was okay, I still loved you.

Slowly though, we began to grow apart… I tried giving you a makeover, but the more I tried to make us work, the more I found that we just never seemed to fit. It’s not you, it’s me… I’ve moved on to someone more simple and direct. Someone who fits my needs much better. And so, I say good-bye to you today, Cherry Blossom Charm. Maybe we can still be friends…?

Okay, in all seriousness…

Six years ago this month I took a chance and launched my business, Cherry Blossom Charm. I started out wanting to design a wide range of pretty products and blog, so I came up with a name that didn’t say exactly what I did, and didn’t hold me to one specific product/service. With time, I became more and more interested in designing printables. It offered so much of what I love to do – graphic design, party plan, decorate, and so that became my sole focus.

With time, I also grew to hate my business name. It was long and hard for people to understand. I got to a point where I was embarrassed to even tell anyone my name. After some time off after the birth of my daughter, and then trying to adjust to life as a full time and working mom, I realized I needed a refresh. I couldn’t go on with my business and be excited about it if I hated my name, and so I decided to go simple and direct with my name. I am so excited to now be Charming Printables, and it’s even better that it has always been my Etsy shop name, anyway. :)

The evolution of my brand…

Cherry Blossom Charm to Charming Printables

Printables will always be my focus, but I am definitely looking to expand the types of printables I offer, and eventually add an online shop to my website. I am so excited about this “relaunch” and I’m looking forward to all the possibilities to come!

Happy Spring: Free Printable Banner

Free Printable Happy Spring Banner

Happy Spring, everyone! I can’t tell you how happy I am that it’s officially spring, so I’m giving away a free printable to celebrate! Download this fun pastel colored “Happy Spring” banner here. :)

Inspiring Color Combination: March’s Birthstone Aquamarine

Color Combination of Coral, Aqua Blue, Beige and Peach for Spring and Summer Wedding

March’s birthstone is aquamarine, so for this month’s color combination I started with the Caribbean from my color chart. I love the idea of soft blues or greens mixed with warmer colors like orange or red.

I think this combination of an aqua blue, coral, peach and beige are perfect for spring or summer weddings and events. And I’m definitely ready for some spring weather after this winter! :)

Butterfly Baby Shower Invitation

Invitation for Butterfly, Garden or Spring Girl Baby Shower

Decided to tweak my very popular garden & butterfly invitation design and offer it for baby showers! The soft, pastel pink and purple colors make this perfect for a Spring garden themed shower for a baby girl.

Oh Baby Shower Invitation

One of my favorite new products is this adorable “Oh Baby” invitation for a gender neutral baby shower! The fun and modern colors and neutral design make it perfect for any baby shower.

Oh Baby Star Moon Gender Neutral Baby Shower Invitation

If you’d like to incorporate some different colors for the baby’s gender, I’m also offering it in a boy and girl version!

Star Moon Oh Baby Boy Baby Shower Invite

Star Moon Oh Baby Girl Baby Shower Invite

Inspiring Color Combinations: February’s Birthstone Amethyst

Purple Jewel Tone Color Combination - Amethyst Eggplant Jade

February’s birthstone is Amethyst, so of course that was the starting point when selecting a color from my chart. I have always loved the rich elegance of jewel tones, and I think the amethyst pairs perfectly with eggplant, jade, and ocean for this color combination. These colors would be gorgeous for a winter wedding!

Little Lady Vintage Inspired Baby Shower

Pink Baby Shower Printables for Baby Girl Little Lady Themed Shower

An updated version of my vintage inspired baby shower printables. I love the soft pinks and creams mixed with the floral and stripe patterns and lace background. This party package is ideal for any mom-to-be expecting a new little lady.

Inspiring Color Combinations: January’s Birthstone Garnet

Crimson Wine Gray Blue Mustard Yellow Color Combo

Happy 2015!  I’m excited to announce that this year’s color combinations will be based on each month’s birthstone!

January’s birthstone is garnet, so I created a combination that would work well with the crimson on my color chart. I usually shy away from shades of red, but I am in love with this color paired with wine, gray blue and mustard. It definitely has an elegance to it with the deep reds, but it really becomes more fun with the blue and yellow mixed it. It almost reminds me of a toned down/wintery version of last May’s “Cinco De Mayo” inspired color combination. :)

Inspiring Color Combinations: Navy, Emerald, Mint & Gray

Color Combination for Winter - Navy Gray Blue Emerald Mint Green Gray Herringbone Pattern

It’s a winter wonderland here in NY so I was feeling the cool, wintery color when I created this combination. I’d never thought to pair navy, emerald or mint green together before, but I’m loving them together! I also think they work great with the graphite and gray blue. This would be a make a great color combination for a winter wedding!