Stampin’ Up! Plaid Love of Leaves for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a theme/inspiration challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

So – the other day, I saw a card made by the Queen-of-Clean, Mary Fish.  And I absolutley fell in love with it – to the point where I simply had to make it for myself.  I thunked and I thunked on how to change it up – to make it more mine – but…there was no changing her perfectly perfect design.  So – I decided to use the same Love of Leaves with the amazeballs Stitched Leaves Dies and Plaid Tidings DSP – just like she did.  Take a look-see:

Can you tell what our theme is?

It would appear that I selected…leaves! 🙂

And this is the perfect card for this week’s Just Us Girls Trend challenge.

I decided that I’d use some Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes for the bases of my card.  And…that I’d make a stack of them – I’m always needing thank you cards – so…that’s how I went.

I started with a piece of Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ DSP that I adhered directly to the front of the Note Card.

From a slightly smaller panel of Whisper White, I cut the large Stitched Leaves leaf die, using my new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  I ran the card stock thru with the stitch-embossing die in the middle of the cutting die.

I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.  In hindsight – and this is what YOU should consider when you make this for yourself – this would have been the perfect time to use the Adhesive Sheets.  As it was – I just made sure to get each little leaf point glued up. 🙂

I adhered the die cut leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from the Love of Leaves set, is stamped in Whsiper White – in Cajun Craze, Bumble Bee or Misty Moonlight, depending on the card.  I used my Paper Snips to cut a just-the-right-size sentiment.

I tied a little Linen Bow and adhered it to the popped-up leaf with a Glue Dot.  Then I stuck another Glue Dot on top of the bow, and used it – and a Dimensional on the right side – I adhered the sentiment over the bow.

I used coordinating 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots on the sentiment – and near the leaf cut out – and that finished off the cards.

On the inside – I didn’t add any more layers – I just stamped the large leaf image from Love of Leaves in the same color that I’d used on the sentiment…

You can see from the photos that I did the same leaf image on the front of my envelopes – and added the plaid to the envelope flaps.

So – I got six super-cute leafy-plaid thank you cards – and so can you!

And – if you need those six thank you notes for yourself, then you’re done!


Maybe you need a sweet little gift?

If that’s the case, then you can decorate the front/top of a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box to coordinate with one of the cards!

I picked my fave color scheme – that plaid just gets me every time! – and decorated the top.  I added a second Love of Leaves sentiment in Misty Moonlight – and you can see that I used a Magenta Madness mat.  Other than that – the box is decorated in exactly the same way as the cards!

If I DO decide to gift this – I’ll stack the cards in the box with the “inspiration” card on top!

Et Voila!  I love love love this Love of Leaves Bundle…

…and I love how this design just shows off the Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ DSP to perfection. You could make gifts for all your friends and family – and use every gorgeous pattern!  You could even use the other small Love of Leaves sentiments on the front – mix and match!

What a fun gift, huh?

I hope you like – and will be thinking about all the cards you can make with the Love of Leaves bundle and Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″DSP!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Eva Dobilas

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!







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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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Magenta Madness Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ (mat on top of Mini Paper Pumpkin Box)

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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Plaid Love of Leaves for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. You had me at plaid! LOVE your creations.

  2. WOW!!!! What an awesome set of cards Mary 🙂 Love all the plaids you used on them. I may be CASEing this one for sure

  3. What an awesome set of cards! Love the way you layered the leaf die cuts. Fantastic! 🙂

  4. Shari

    Mary you did make it your own by making a cute little box to gift your cards. Why remake the wheel when someone already did. Just add a vehicle to carry it.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Shari! Appreciate those kind words! 🙂

  5. To cop your comment…..WOWZA! I saw the first card and thought, “how lovely, but other than the plaid and the leaves, the color isn’t Mary”. Then I saw the other cards. What a fabulous way to use this die set and the plaids. Must copy this idea. I have lots of cards to make and send when I get done canning, baking, freezing. Great gift too.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – I love this design (which is why I CASEd it from Mary Fish!). And I love the little gift box! Have fun, my busy friend! 🙂

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