Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Wrapped in Plaid Suite says "Christmas is coming"

  • Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set
  • Pine Tree Punch
  • Want to send Gorgeous Greeting Cards for Christmas?   Join our Holiday Card Classes

Stampin' Up! Perfectly Plaid

Ever wonder why tartan plaid reminds you of Christmas?  Apparently tartan plaid was created to commemorate the Christian festival of Christmas, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  The tartan plaid is inspired by the spirit of Christmas colors.  Green represents Frankincense.  Red represents Myrrh.  Yellow represents gold, the color of kingship.  Also, plaid is the Welsh word for party.  And in the UK in the 1700's if you decided  to wear plaid, you could have been caught for rebellion.  There are 7,000 tartan plaids created all over the world and this number is still growing.  All tartans are plaid; but not all plaids are tartan.    Plaid is a symbolism of many different things, all of which are great!  We're lucky to have a suite of wonderful plaids to use to help us celebrate Christmas; Fall in love with the the Wrapped in Plaid Suite.       

The basecard for this card is Thick Whisper White.  Then a layer of Shaded Spruce.  Then a layer of Crumb Cake.  

The sentiments are from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp set, and stamped in Shaded Spruce onto the Crumb Cake layer.


I die cut the largest Stitched Circle Die out of Whisper White.  I also cut a smaller circle using the Layer Circle Dies out of Crumb Cake.  I punched a Pine Tree using the Pine Tree punch to use as a template of where I wanted my opening to appear in the Stitched Whisper White Circle, held it in place with a glue dot and punched the Pine Tree.  

I then turned the Stitched Circle to the backside on top the Crumb Cake circle and stamped the tree image from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set through the opening onto the Crumb Cake.  That way, I avoided getting ink on the front side of the Stitched Whisper White circle.  Then I positioned the tree inside the Whisper White Stitched circle and glued the Crumb Cake circle and the Stitched Whisper White Circle together. I mounted the Stitched Circle layer on Dimensionals before adding it to the card.       


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You probably don't recognize the Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon I used for my bow.  It is a new ribbon that will be available November 1.  Look for item # 152156.  It is a beautiful match to all of our Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Papers, which have a gold foil thread running through one side of all the Plaids.  

To finish the card, I cut a swirl using the Stitched Stars Dies out of Gold Foil Sheets, and added it to the card, along with three Gold Metallic Pearls.   You'll love everything you make with the Wrapped in Plaid Suite.


  • Stamps: Perfectly Plaid
  • Ink:   Shaded Spruce
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Wrapped in Plaid 6" X 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories:  Pine Tree Punch, Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon, Stitched Stars Dies,Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circle Dies,  Metallic Pearls, Multipurpose Glue,

To learn more about any of these items, click the photo of the items and you'll see more information in my online store.

Want to create beautiful hand-made Cards to send this Christmas?  Join us for one of Two Holiday Card Classes


November 3, 2019
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Long Class - Christmas/Thanksgiving Cards Class #9
Continuing the countdown to the Holidays by planning your Holiday Card strategy so you have time to hand-make cards for those you love.  We'll help you with your holiday card making as we create these cards, which you can use as samples or templates to make more holiday cards on your own.  

In this class, we'll make the cards in the photo below.  

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Take a closer look at each of the cards we're making in this class.  

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Class size is limited.  So register now.  Your class fee of $28 for these projects will include precut materials and embellishments.  

November 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Short Class - Monday Morning Coffee & Holiday Christmas Cards Class #10
This short, fun class is perfect for planning your Holiday card strategy.  Three full-sized cards -- two Christmas Cards and one Get Well card that can easily become a Thanksgiving or Christmas card by changing the sentiment.  Try new catalog papers, stamp sets and dies before making a purchase, and you'll have finished cards on hand to use as guides to make more before the busy Holiday season.

Start the week out right and join us for our Monday Morning, 10:00 AM class to create this beautiful suite of cards.     

Take a closer look at the cards we're making.  

Register for this Monday Morning class while visiting my Meetup registration site.       

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site and you'll receive notification of my upcoming classes.

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