Stampin’ Up! Tartan Rustic Crate Life is Better With You Card

Good morning and Happy Monday!  This is a special day in the Deatherage household – you’ll see why later! 😎😎😎

In the meantime – how’s about a card!?  I made this quick and easy little number with just some Tartan Foil Specialty DSP and the Rustic Crate stamp set.  Oh – and my go-to-gotta-have-it Stylish Shapes dies.  Take a look-see:

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The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started by adhering a piece of Copper Clay paper from the Online Exclusive Tartan Foil Specialty DSP to a Pumpkin Pie mat for the card front.

On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the pretty flower spray image from Rustic Crate in Tuxedo Black.  I stamped it at the top – then rotated the cardstock 180 degrees and stamped it on the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Tartan Rustic Crate Life is Better With You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

I colored the flowers with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend (looks a lot like Crushed Curry, doesn’t it!?) – then added a little color at the base of the petals with a Light Pumpkin Pie Blend.  I colored the middles of the flowers with a Light Pecan Pie Blend and the leaves with the Dark Old Olive Blend.

Then I colored over just the flowers with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Stampin' Up! Tartan Rustic Crate Life is Better With You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and then onto the card front.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Rustic Crate sentiment in Copper Clay ink.

Stampin' Up! Tartan Rustic Crate Life is Better With You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

Using the next-to-largest square Stylish Shapes Die – I cut out the sentiment and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Old Olive Adhesive-backed Speckled Dots and the card front was done.

Stampin' Up! Tartan Rustic Crate Life is Better With You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

On the inside, I stamped the Rustic Crate flowers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the corners of a Very Vanilla panel.  I colored them with the Blends – and the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – just like I’d done on the front.

Stampin' Up! Tartan Rustic Crate Life is Better With You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Rustic Crate flowers on the front…

Stampin' Up! Tartan Rustic Crate Life is Better With You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

…and more of the Tartan Foil Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Tartan Rustic Crate Life is Better With You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

Et Voila!  The Rustic Crate stamp set is so pretty – I love the fonts in the sentiments and the three Fall-themed images are perfect for making your projects this time of year!  And – I didn’t even need the bundled die cuts!  The Tartan Foil Specialty DSP – you get sheets in Copper Clay, Lost Lagoon and Pebbled Path – is simply….Wow!

Stampin' Up! Tartan Rustic Crate Life is Better With You Card - Stamps-N-Lingers

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! I made a short video for Instagram on how to make this card – if you’d like to see it, click right here!

I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for middle panel)

Old Olive Cardstock: Christmas Classics Die cut holly leaves (x2)

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (middle panel); Next-to-Largest Stylish Shapes square die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Tartan Foil Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″  (card front);  2 1/4″ x 6″ (x3 – envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Seven years ago today – this happened.  We loaded this sober-faced little man into our van and brought him home to live with us.

I knew he was cute.  I figured he was going to be fun. I didn’t exactly count on the impact he’d have on my life and how fast and hard I’d fall in love with this goofy little man.

His grandma Kate sent him a Gotcha Day present!

See??? He KNEW that “in front” is the right spot for making horses do what you want – and there’s proof!

He posed for a picture – he KNEW he’d have to…

He’s DOING it – but….he’s WAY more interested in…


A few minutes later….he was back!


I fear the duck might have a short life-span….🤷‍♀️

Hey!  He’s NOT a Labrador Retriever, okay?!?

Happy Gotcha Day, sweet man!




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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Tartan Rustic Crate Life is Better With You Card

  1. Amy Koenders

    Pretty card! Love the fall colors! Awww…sweet picture of the little man. It does look like he’s a bit more interested in the cookie than the scarf (and to be honest, I’d be then same way!!). 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – he’s ALL about the cookies!! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Your design is perfect for the sketch. Hope it’s a winner. Finn certainly is a winner and thank you for sharing the pics with his Finn Club. Your mom is da bomb! Have a blessed day and don’t spoil him too much…lol.

    • stampsnlingers

      Spoil him?!? THAT would be wrong and I would NEVER do it!! 🤔😂😂😂. Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  3. Kate

    happy Gotcha Day indeed!

  4. Faith Simpson

    Ohhhhh Finn-y!! Happy Gotcha Day!! You are so loved….by so many of us!
    oh, and your card is nice too, Mary ……wink-wink….

  5. Karen Lang

    Happy Gotcha’ Day, Finn!! Yep, it’s amazing how hard a person does fall in love with a 4-legged creature!! We have that same feeling towards our “fur baby” who meows!! Have a wonderful day & hope there are many more ahead!!

    • stampsnlingers

      I do love a good meow, that’s for sure! Miss having the little purr-monsters around!! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  6. Karen A.

    OMG. Such a sweet celebration. I’d venture to say he’d like to present you with a gotcha day card too.

    • stampsnlingers

      I like to think so – he had a very very good home so I didn’t rescue him by any means. But…I am SO grateful to have him in my life! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  7. What a pretty card! I love those beautiful flowers – inside and out! Great fall colours! Happy Gotcha Day Finn! He’s so cute in his bandana!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      He’s stylin’, that’s for sure! Thanks so much, Jen! 🙂

  8. The flowers frame the sentiment so beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Jacquie – appreciate you stopping by!! 🙂

  9. Linda Callahan

    So pretty for fall! And hooray for seven wonderful years with that cutie pie pup of yours!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Linda – it’s hard to believe it’s been that long! 🙂

  10. Gail S.

    A neat way of framing that great sentiment! Thanks for passing on that look—-and Happy Gotcha Day to Finn from DOG and us!

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