Stamp Review Crew: Buffalo Check Christmas

Buffalo Check Christmas card

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.

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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!

buffalo check Christmas

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.

Buffalo Check Christmas

A double bow, made from Real Red 3/8″ Mixed Satin Ribbon, finishes off the cluster.

Buffalo Check Christmas

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!

buffalo check Christmas

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.

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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 (ann@thestampinschach) and I will drop one in the mail to you!  I would love to be your demonstrator.



  1. So beautiful and festive! Thank you for sharing the details.

  2. Couldn’t be more perfect! Wish I was your neighbor …

  3. Gorgeous! Love how you kept it “warm” (as it says in the sentiment) even with the sparkle and details. Your neighbors will be blessed!

  4. OMGosh, how gorgeous and rich is this?! Super!!

  5. Great card ideas – TFS!
    Pats to your fur babies!

  6. Absolutely love the card!

  7. Whoa, what a beautiful card Ann. I have no idea how you were able to get both the red and black together. But it sure is gorgeous! Smile BIG! 🙂


  8. Awesome card Ann!!! But they always are!!! You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing those awesome ideas!!!

  9. I absolutely adore the rustic charm of the buffalo plaid with the shimmery chic of the glimmer paper! Beautifully done, Ann! ❤️

  10. This captures the warmth of the season perfectly!

  11. Just WOW you always make the most stunning projects. I love this and the glitter with it beautiful.

  12. What a perfect representation of the Holidays! The glimmer paper takes this from wow to WOWZA! Bravo!

  13. There are no other words to describe this – stunning! Love the sparkle. And who’d a thought Tranquil Tide would make such beautiful pine boughs!

  14. Warm and cozy indeed. Just beautiful.

  15. This is such a pretty Christmas card and the pine boughs were the perfect thing to pair with the red/black plaid! Love it, as usual!!

  16. Now this is a great Christmas card! I love the red and black plaid for the same reason you do. I cannot tell you how great it is to finally receiving your posts. What did I ever do without them before? Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!

  17. Oh my……this is so warm and cozy for the holidays! Beautiful!

  18. B is for beautiful buffalo plaid! This is gorgeous! I love the red and black plaid. My slippers have the same pattern but they holes in the soles and I am not sure if I can get the same pair. But, the card, it is just plain glorious! Love the touch of the glitter and that wonderful bow! I had heard some people had trouble with the stamp not inking up right or something even when using the stamparatus. I do plan on getting it as I do adore plaids of lots of different colors. This is so festive and bright. Love it!

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