A holiday colour scheme may traditionally mean red and green, but today our colour challenge is here to mix it up a bit, and Lisa Dickinson is sharing how it inspired her to create a beautiful new page. Let’s get crafty with colour today! 


Hello everyone! It’s Lisa Dickinson here with a color inspiration challenge for you! Because I organize all my scrapbook products by color, I love using color as a starting point for a page! I simply grab lots of options that match my inspiration palette and get to work! Let’s take a look at the color palette that inspired me:


This particular palette is perfect for a happy holiday page, but the pink and yellow also make it versatile for other topics. I opted to feature some of our family photos in a 9-square design:


Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Pebbles; Chipboard, stickers, fabric, accents: Crate Paper; Gems: Doodlebug Design; Stick pin: Maya Road; Pen: American Crafts; Digital die cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives.

Don’t feel limited by a color challenge—you don’t have to use products that perfectly match the inspiration piece! I opted for a slightly muted version of the color palette, using papers from the Crate Paper Magical Forest collection as well as the Maggie Holmes Marigold line. Both are perfect for holiday scrapping and have gorgeous, softly subdued color palettes that work seamlessly together.


I used four of the squares in my grid for photos, and the rest were a place to incorporate lots of fun textural elements. The thread-wrapped rainbow and bow add a textural, hand-made touch (without any of the work!)

I love mixing and matching different embellishments from collections. These chipboard pieces are topped with a die cut and accented with a simple heart sticker to create a little vignette that reinforces my page theme.


White space within photos is a perfect place to add a small sticker or embellishment! I’m always looking for little “blank spaces” that can be spiced up with small accent pieces.

I finished my page with a scalloped border that balances all the squares and straight lines in the design with a touch of whimsy. I hope this color challenge will inspire you to create a layout or card! Happy Scrapping!


We love how Lisa interpreted the colour scheme on her page! If you’re inspired to do the same, follow the guidelines below and you could win this:

We are so excited to give away a 1-year subscription to SCT Magazine, starting with our winter issue! Flipping through the print version is sure to inspire you to create this year! 

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. Create a layout or card based on this colour challenge;
  2. Submit an image to us (must be under 2mb!) at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com.
  3. Put “Winter Issue Colour Challenge” in your reference line;
  4. Submit your entry by Thursday, December 17th, 2020, at midnight ET. Winners will be announced here on the blog on the 19th of December.

Good luck! We can’t wait to receive your colourful submissions!