Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Plaid Tidings - August 2020

Hello lovely crafters and welcome to another fabulous Stamping Sunday Blog Hop!

This chilly August (in Australia) we are featuring the Plaid Tidings Suite. It's featured in the Mini Catalogue pages 56 -58.

I'm Sharni Haines from South Australia you may have started here or come from the talented Ruth either way have a look and keep on hopping around to see what beautiful creations everyone has to share with us today.




Personally, I currently only have the Plaid Tidings 6"x 6"Designer Series Paper, but I am so glad I do because it's something I wouldn't normally choose and it has made me try out some really fun and lovely creations. I am really enjoying this paper.


I have made a Christmas themed card using the Plaid Tidings Paper and Crumb Cake cardstock as my base card. I also used the Merry Moose Bundle - Stamp & Punch. The animals were stamped onto Crumb Cake with Crumb Cake Ink.

The brilliant trees are from a new Die set called Pine Woods...this is the first time I have used them and I think they will be a winner in my books! They were created with Garden Green Cardstock.



The sentiment on the card (stamped with Early Espresso) is from the new Wrapped in Christmas Stamp from the Mini Catalogue.

The bow at the top of the card is the Mossy Meadow Diagonal Stripe, also from the Mini Catalogue.

Of course you can't miss the gorgeous Acorn Trinket wrapped around the moose's neck with some Linen Thread.



Perhaps by now, you may have noticed this is not an ordinary card. I have used Nicole Wilson's amazing design and recreated her card BUT with different papers and stamps etc. You can purchase her tutorial on how to make the card DESIGN (to be clear, Nicole's design is originally using the Peony Garden Suite 4 Ways from our June Tutorial Bundle, and the card I am showing today is from her design, but I am using different paper and stamps...but it is the same fancy fold card design as Nicole's).




This was quite a quick and easy card to make...as far as 3D or interactive cards go but so effective and I love it! I really love how it worked out. I will definitely use Nicole's design again for other cards.



To compliment this fun Christmas card, I have decorated a Round Tin (page 78 in the Mini Catalogue). I used the same products on the tin as I did for the card.



The lid is normally clear so you can see right into the tin, but I have turned this one into a shaker tin! I got the idea from the Caravan Crafter in the UK. Her video tutorial is here.


Basically, you cut out a circle in your chosen paper using a 3 1/2" circle die (I used a retired one I owned). On the inside of the lid, wrap a strip of the Foam Adhesive Strips around the whole circle and once you have decorated the cut paper (I used a piece of the Plaid DSP, added a tree, moose and sentiment), sprinkle some Snowflake Sequins into the lid, peel off the strip so the sticky part of the foam adhesive is exposed and stick down the circle over the top.

To decorate the tin base, cut some more DSP 6/8" wide and adhere to the tin while the lid is on using double sided tape. I then added some ribbon.



I don't know about you, but I ALWAYS want to know ...what's in the box! Or tin for this occasion. This time I added some Hershey Kisses. Chocolate orange Jaffers would be yummy too!


So that my lovelies is the lot from me today! I am so glad we had this challenge as this is my very first Christmas Project I have created this year.

Thanks to Sara Levin who always motivates and inspires me and hostes these blog hops.

I am really looking forward to seeing what fabulous projects everyone else has ready for you.


I enjoyed creating this little gift and it can keep on giving with all those little cards ready to go!

That's all from me today. Thank you so much for popping in.

A big thank you to the lovely Sara Levin for hosting the hop!




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Thank you for your comments, they always make me smile!

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