Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Plaid 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 sketch 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!

You might be surprised to hear that the Plaid Tidings DSP – on SALE NOW! – is one of my favorite paper packs of all time!  I LOVE the cross-season versatility of all the wunnermus plaids in the set, don’t you?  For my card today – I used it for a Fall card with some help from the Gather Together stamp set and Gathered Leaves Dies.  Take a look-see:

Right?? Is that not the prettiest plaid??  Love it!

Here’s the sketch we were all working with this week!

And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  I went across the bottom and down the right side! 🙂

I started with some barnwood paper from the In Good Taste DSP (yes – ALSO on sale right now!!) and embossed it in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  I matted it on Mossy Meadow for the card front.

I used a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a piece of Mossy Meadow Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP and the Plaid Tidings DSP.  Then I adhered them both to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using the three cut-and-emboss leaf dies from the Gathered Leaves Dies set, I cut three leaves – one each in Bumble Bee, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.  Tip: before cutting, lightly spritz your cardstock with water using the Stampin’ Spritzer.  The damp paper really “takes” the embossing well – making for a nice, deep impression!

Using some Stampin’ Seal +, I adhered a length of the Copper ribbon from the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo pack – looping it back-and-forth a couple of times.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped the Gather Together sentiment in Cajun Craze and cut it with an oval Stitched Shapes Die.  I adhered it with Liquid Glue to a Mossy Meadow scalloped oval cut with the Ovals Layering Dies.

I popped the sentiment over the copper ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I used Liquid Glue to tuck the leaves in under the oval.

I adhered an Acorn Trinket to the card front with a Glue Dot – then added a 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim bow with another Glue Dot.

A single Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot on the sentiment finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a second Gather Together sentiment in Cajun Craze on Whisper White.  Then I added the large leaf a couple of times in stamped-off-once Bumble Bee ink.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Bumble Bee card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the large Gather together leaf in Bumble Bee on the front…

…and more of the Plaid Tidings on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Thanks to Plaid Tidings and In Good Taste – I managed to get TWO of my favorite DSPs on ONE card!  And they’re BOTH on sale – Score!

And the Gathered Leaves Dies make the best leaves ever for a Fall card – perfectly set off by the Gather Together sentiments and images!

I hope you like!

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

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!







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Designer Series Paper Sale!

1 – 31 October 2020


We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you’ll get a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now’s a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Here’s the deets:

  • Sale prices will be in effect until 31 October 2020 at 11:50 pm (MT)
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Here are the papers you can pick up at this great savings!

World Card Making Day is Just Two Days Away!

3 October 2020!

We held this event last year for WCMD and we all had so much fun that we decided to do it again!  All are welcome to join us!

We’ve got our Event page all set up and here’s the link!


When you get there – click on “Join Group” at the top.  One of us will accept your request and you’ll be ready to go!  Once that happens, you’ll ALSO want to set your Notifications to “All” so that you get a notice for all the posts that are coming!  We’re already posting some fun give-aways, so…get on over there, okay??


We’ve got our schedule ironed out – of course, it’s subject to change cuz…life sometimes happens, but…here’s the baseline!

Can’t wait to stamp with y’all this weekend!!

Paper Pumpkin Joy To The World Kit!!

October 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Joy to the World

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

With October’s magical kit, not only will you be able to get a head start on your holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world!  After you receive your kit, you can join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this holiday kit!

Here’s the deets:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language! To learn more about how to do this, read the “The Joy of Paper Pumpkin” section on this page.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Bumble Bee Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – scored, cut and folded at 5 1/2″); Gathered Leaves die cut leaf

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/8″ Scalloped Oval die cut (mat for sentiment)

Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze Card Stock: Gathered Leaves die cut leaves

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ Stitched Shapes die cut oval (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3″ x 4 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die

In Good Taste DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3″ x 4 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die; envelope flap

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Plaid for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. I think I’ve put off buying the plaid for as long as I could. You’ve sold me with your beautiful creation. I won’t be able to join you today as we will be looking at property in TN 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – you NEED it! Good luck on the house search – how exciting! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card! Leaves, plaid, woodgrain…it doesn’t get any better. 🙂

  3. So pretty!! Glad to see the Gather Together die cut leaves! And the combination of ribbons with acorn are the perfect touch!😊

  4. Love, love it! Can’t beat plaid and leaves, and that Gather together stamp set is a fav of mine.

    • stampsnlingers

      Mine, too! Hope it sticks around for a while! Thanks so much, Julie! 🙂

  5. Susan K

    Wunnermus plaids win every time and this is no exception! I love love love it all. TFS.

    • stampsnlingers

      Right? It is SUCH a great pack of paper!! Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  6. This is beautiful Mary 🙂 Love your mix of DSP’s. I’m going to have to try your tip of spritzing before cut/embossing

    • stampsnlingers

      It does help to make the embossing more pronounced! Thanks Karen! 🙂

  7. I love those plaids too, thanks for the reminder that it’s on sale! Gorgeous card, including the nice finish inside! Thanks for sharing with us at the Tic Tac Toe challenge Mary! I love seeing your cards in the gallery!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – thanks for that, Stef. Love Tic-Tac-Toe challenges! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

  8. Kristi

    Love that plaid Mary. What a beautiful fall card!

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