Daily Archives: October 16, 2008

Mad for Plaid

Do you like plaid? I love it! So warm and cozy and perfect for this time of year. I love the beautiful patterns of color and design and it always seems to add texture to projects. Today’s Ways to Use it Challenge is to find ways to use plaid in  your designs. Whether you use patterned paper, a plaid stamp or somehow create your own…I’d love to see your creations. I find plaid perfect for the fall, Christmas, masculine designs and just plain about any design.

Here’s a few ideas…

  • stamp your plaid in a variety of colors
  • cover chipboard with plaid
  • turn your plaid 45° to angle it
  • mix plaids with dots, stripes, flowers…whatever takes your fancy
  • stitch your plaid to get a stitched fabric look
  • it you have a fine plaid…it looks darling paper pieced!

To play along with the challenge…join us at Splitcoaststampers.com here.
Spirit of Christmas


My 6×6″ Perfect Plaid Scrapblock™ is one of my favorite stamps. It’s so versatile.  For this design, I kept the plaid stamping subtle by stamping in white on kraft. I created the heart by adhering a bunch of Basic Grey Figgy Pudding scraps onto some scrap paper and then punching with a heart punch for this fun look. It’s amazing what you can do with those little pieces. I’m quite addicted to patterned paper 😉 and have trouble throwing the little piece away!

Wishing you good things today!


Supply List:

-Christmas Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments) By Cornish Heritage Farms
Perfect Plaid Scrapblock™ by Cornish heritage Farms

-white pigment ink by Clearsnap
-Brushed Corduroy by Ranger

-Kraft, Simply Smooth White, Blush Red Dark by Prism
Figgy Pudding 6×6 paper pack by Basic Grey

-heart punch by Marvy
-button brad by Imaginesce
-buttons by Autumn Leaves