Wrapped in Plaid Christmas

Stampin' Up! Wrapped in Plaid

Stampin’ Up! Wrapped in Plaid

Hello Stampers!

Stampin’ Up!”s Wrapped in Plaid Suite offers an awesome collection of products for your holiday and Christmas card crafting. With a stamp set, the Pine Tree Punch, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and more, all of the products coordinate to make crafting easy and fun. I just made 30 of this card for my sister.

Here is a free tutorial for creating this card.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS –Perfectly Plaid (149418)
  • PAPER – Cherry Cobbler (119685), Shaded Spruce (146981), Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) (149596,) Gold Foil Sheets (132622), Whisper White (100730)
  • INK – Shaded Spruce (147088), Cherry Cobbler (147083)
  • OTHER – Pine Tree Punch (149521), Stitched Shapes Dies (145372), Layering Circles (141705), Linen Thread (1041990, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels (146924), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332), Paper Snips (103579), Die Cut Machine

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock – 11” x 4 ¼” – score and fold at 5 ½”
  • Gold Foil – 5 ½” x 4 ¼” and two, 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”
  • Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper – 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Shaded Spruce scraps
  • Whisper White – 2 ½” x 1”          


  • Adhere the 5 ¼” x 4” sheet of Gold Foil onto the Cherry Cobbler card base.
  • Adhere the 5” x 3 ¾” piece of Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 DSP onto the Gold Foil.
  • Die cut both the Scallop Circle and Stitched Circle Label from the Gold Foil.
  • Layer the Stitched Circle onto the scallop circle using Glue Dots or SNAIL.
  • Stamp two trees with Shaded Spruce ink onto the Shaded Spruce scraps. Punch with Pine Tree Punch.
  • Stamp one tree with Shaded Spruce ink onto the Whisper White scrap. Punch with Pine Tree Punch.
  • Using Glue Dots, affix the white cardstock tree in the middle of the gold circles. Place a Shaded Spruce cardstock tree on each side of the white tree, overlapping the trees slightly.
  • Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment onto a white scrap measuring 2 ½” x 1” with Cherry Cobbler ink. Position it close to the right edge to leave room for the bow.
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, pop up the sentiment on top of the trees.
  • Tie a bow with Linen Thread. Use a Glue Dot to add the bow to the left of the sentiment. Add to card.
  • Add a Red Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the top of the middle tree.

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November Stampin’ Up! News

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

Hello Stampers!

Cozy flannel shirts, soft checkered scarves, and packages wrapped in festive plaid are all favorites of the fall and winter seasons. To me, plaid and the holidays go hand in hand, so I was thrilled when I saw the Wrapped In Plaid Suite. The Perfectly Plaid stamp set and coordinating Pine Tree Punch are already a holiday hit.

Beyond the holidays, the plaid papers and natural tree images will still be on my go-to list for nature-themed and masculine cards. The blue plaid patterns will make great Father’s Day cards, too so be sure to get an extra package of the Wrapped In Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper when you order!

This month’s tutorial features the fabulous Wrapped In Plaid Suite. I hope you get as wrapped up in this fun plaid theme as I am!

New Paper Trimmer Now Available

Stampin’ Up! just released a new paper trimmer, and it’s fabulous. I was able to preorder mine as a demonstrator and it’s now available for you to order, as well. It’s lightweight, portable, and perfect for making stable and straight cuts, and it’s only $25. (Item: 152392)

Here are some additional details:

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.
Christmas Time is Here Suite Now Available
This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.There’s a stamp set, coordinating framlelits, Designer Series Paper, some luscious gold ribbon and gems, as well as a bracelet.
Winter Wonderland Paper Pumpkin
You’ll want to be sure to sign up for Stampin’ Up!’s November Paper Pumpkin: Winter Wonderland. It has all of the ingredients to help you create 24 holiday/winter-themed tags. Subscribe by November 10 to receive the kit. It’s just $22 a month + tax (shipping is included). Here is a direct link subscribe: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2078804.

Online Extravaganza Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars for November 20, 21, and 22. Stampin’ Up!’s annual Online Extravaganza will be live. Watch your email for a notice or check my blog nearer to the date for details. www.kimplayswithpaper.com.

Happy stamping!


Wrapped In Plaid 3D Tree Card


Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project


Bring the cozy comforts of winter to your holiday cards with the Wrapped In Plaid Suite and a simple stamping technique. The Wrapped In Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, with it’s variety of plaid patterns and gold foil accents, really makes this card shine.

For just a bit more plaid, the card is stamped with the popular Buffalo Check background stamp (#147797 wood, #151372 cling). The realistic pine tree image in the Perfectly Plaid stamp set is perfect for creating a two-tone color effect with the Rock n’ Roll technique!

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

1. Stamp Background

Score 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Crumb Cake cardstock at 4-1/4″ along 8-1/2″ side. Ink Buffalo Check background stamp with VersaMark ink. For best results lay cardstock onto the stamp and rub the back of the cardstock to transfer the image.

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2. Rock n’ Roll

To create the Rock n’ Roll stamping technique, ink realistic tree with Garden Green ink. Roll edges of the tree onto the Shaded Spruce ink pad. Stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Die cut with largest circle from Stitched Shapes dies.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

3. Punch & Layer

Punch one end of 2″ x 5-1/2″ Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper with Banner Triple Punch. Adhere 1/8″ from bottom of card, even with left edge. Layer on 3″ x 4″ Wrapped In Plaid paper.

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

4. Decorate & Embellish

Cut a 6″ piece of 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon. Trim ends so the right edge ends with a full copper Christmas Greeting. Adhere across card with SNAIL or Glue Dots. Trim off excess ribbon at left edge of card. Add copper Star Designer Element above the tree.



Perfectly Plaid Bundle 
Wrapped In Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper
Classic Weave Ribbon

Perfectly Plaid Bundle



Wrapped In Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper


Classic Weave Ribbon



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Kim Quade - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



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Harvest Hellos and Chocolate

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hello

Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hello

Hello Everyone!

Happy Saturday morning, November 2, 2019! It’s bright and sunny here and heading toward the mid-80s in Mesa, Arizona. It hasn’t been difficult getting used to the weather here! I’ve been out and about attending networking groups to meet new people and make connections. I try to bring a fun item to share made with Stampin’ Up! products, and, of course chocolate.

These Ghirardelli treats are my go-to item. They are quick and easy and cute and can be dressed up in any way for any holiday or event. This one features the stamp set Harvest Hellos and the Apple Builder Punch with the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.

Start with a strip of your favorite Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/2 inches by just under 2 inches. Score at 2 5/8 and 2 7/8 inches. Trim both ends with Stampin’ Up!’s Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Fold on the score lines. Insert your chocolate. I usually add a little adhesive to keep the chocolate in place. Close the package with coordinating ribbon and decorate the front.

For my meetings, I package in a cello bag and include either a business card or a free class pass. Everyone loves a little chocolate!

Click on any of the graphics below to buy the products used to create this fun, chocolate treat package. Please let me know if you have questions.


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Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Stampin' Up! Spooktacular Bash

Stampin’ Up! Spooktacular Bash

Hello Stampers!

Just a couple more days before the ghosts and goblins hits the streets October 31, 2019. ! Here’s a fun Halloween card created by Kimberly Stanke using Stampin’ Up!’s Spooktacular Bash stamp set, coordinating Ornate Frames Dies, and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.

It might be hard to tell from the photo, but this is a fun fold card. It opens using the circle/tag on the bottom right-hand corner. The Crushed Curry base measures 11 inches by 4 1/4 inches. The 11-inch side is scored at 1 1/2 and 7 inches and is folded “in” to create a card front. The Designer Series Paper pieces measure 4 x 3 3/4 and 4 x 1 1/4. Kimberly added a fun tag and an embellishment from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.

Thanks for stopping by today! (I’m off to the store to restock the Halloween candy.)

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Team Stamp It October Blog Hop

Hello Stampers!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m part of the monthly Team Stamp It blog hop. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop; each focuses on either fall/Thanksgiving and winter/Christmas. Leave a comment with the #stampitcontest and be entered to win the Notes of Kindness Card Kit.

Stampinn' Up! Let It Snow

Stampin’ Up! Let It Snow

Today, my card is all about the background. It almost looks like one of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers, but it’s not. I used rubber cement. Yes, the kind from the office supply store.

I started by dropping the rubber cement with a toothpick onto a piece of Whisper White card stock (measuring 5 x 3 ¾ inches). I wanted to make it look like snow. I then let this piece dry thoroughly. For me, that was overnight.

I then used Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Brayers to layer on Balmy Blue ink. I kept rolling until I got the desired darkness. Then, with a paper towel, I rubbed the rubber cement off of the card stock. I would call this an emboss-resist technique.

For the rest of the card, I used the Snowman Builder Punch to punch out a snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. (I love that some of the images can be punched directly from the Designer Series Paper.) I topped him with a hat punched from the Black Foil Sheets (and arms, too). The “snow” is a piece of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper die cut with a piece from In the Woods. It’s layered on Basic Black and Balmy Blue.

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to check out all of the other blogs on the hop. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to see the products used to create today’s card.


Congratulations to Marylu Tyger for winning the September giveaway.

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