It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Buffalo Check Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want.
This week we are featuring the Buffalo Check background stamp. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the amazing Tanya Boser. After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Dawn Tidd. Be prepared to be inspired!
Buffalo Check Christmas
I’m mad for plaid! I’m smartin’ for tartan! I’m a wreck over check! There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that this background stamp was on my first order from the Holiday Catalog. It is so versatile, depending on the color ink and the cardstock color you use. Because I am getting into the holiday spirit early, I opted for a traditional red and black buffalo check. I hope you enjoy today’s card.
Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
Buffalo Check Christmas
Red and black Buffalo Check reminds me of a plaid flannel shirt my dad used to wear when I was growing up on the farm. It’s a color and pattern which evokes feelings of warmth and comfort, and for this reason I wanted a special sentiment, such as the one found in the Snowflake Sentiments set. It is stamped in Shaded Spruce onto Crumb Cake cardstock. A Stitched Shapes oval just fits!
For a touch of the unexpected, I wanted to add a bit of sparkle. Gold Glimmer pine cones, Tranquil Tide Glimmer pine boughs, and Sparkle Glimmer berries were created with Pretty Pines Thinlits.
A double bow, made from Real Red 3/8″ Mixed Satin Ribbon, finishes off the cluster.
Because of the bow, I will need to hand deliver this card. But that will not stop me from making a few more of these for my neighbors!
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If would like to try your hand at creating your own Buffalo Check Christmas card, the supply list is located below. Clicking on a product takes you right to my store. Place an order of $75 or more (before tax and shipping) AND use the Host Code below to receive a little somethin’-somethin’ from me. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code. You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.
Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now hop along to Dawn to see what she has in store for you! If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew. Until next time…
- Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of Retired Sets for Sale.
- If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog or an Annual Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me ([email protected]) and I will drop one in the mail to you! I would love to be your demonstrator.