Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Christmas Tablescape - A Few of My Favorite Things

 You can probably hear me singing as I set my Christmas table for Chloe Crabtree's Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop.  My theme this year is My Favorite Things.

I am joining my favorite table stylists for a Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop,  the links to so many wonderful Christmas Tables will be near the end of my post. 


Since we have all had such a difficult time as of late, I am reminded of the song that Julie Andrews sung in Sound of Music to lift everyone's spirits.

and I gathered a few of my favorite things together for this table.

We have warm woolen mittens!
and brown paper packages tied up with strings!

My napkin rings and mugs cover the snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes!
Did you notice those beautiful sleigh bells around the centerpiece?
I did not have any sleigh bells - so I put out a message to my girlfriends around the lake asking if anyone had any sleigh bells.  Well, when my girlfriend, Linda, responded - Yep!  I have some and I will drop them off  - I never dreamed they would be real antique bells that have been worn around a horse many years ago down in Amish country.  These bells have the most heart warming sound to them.  I could just imagine the snow lightly falling and the horse clip clopping as they jingle.
So much thanks to my girlfriend for her responding to my request!!
My sister said I should have borrowed a kitten as well!!
But I just couldn't do that to my dog, Lucy -
she would have been very jealous!

Much Thanks to Chloe Crabtree at Celebrate & Decorate for putting this hop together!
Here are the links to more fabulous Holiday Tablescapes:


I hope you can reflect on the good things during these unusual times.

Sharing my tables with all of you is one of my favorite things to do!!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Season full of Joy and Peace.
Happy Hanukkah and Kwanzaa as well.  
May your Holiday be a happy one full of your favorite things.
Stay Safe - Virtual Hugs to you all.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Quite Curvy Christmas Card and Tag

 This card has been a favorite with my creative friends, so I thought I would share the details to the Quite Curvy Christmas Card.  I also made a tag to match that I am sharing as well.

  • The card base is a standard A2 Card in Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. 
  • Cut two pieces from the Classic Christmas 6X6 Paper  -about 2 to 2 1/2" with the Quite curvy Dies. Trim to 5 1/4" long.
  • Cut one piece of white card stock 2" X 5 1/4" 
  • Layer the three pieces on your card front and adhere - I like to use the Liquid Glue because you have a tiny bit of time to shift them into place - unlike tape.
  • Cut 2 of the small boughs, and one of the medium boughs out of Garden Green Card Stock and adhered in a cluster.
  • Cut a 12-14" piece of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon and cut it long ways - about one third of the width so that you get a nice long thin piece of mesh, loop it several times and adhere on top of the boughs with tape or  Stampin' Seal
  • Cut three stars from the Stitched Stars Dies - I did a variety of sizes - I ran each of these stars through an embossing folder to give the stars some texture and adhered them with Dimensionals, Place your big star over where you adhered your mesh to cover up the messy part!
  • Stamp your sentiment in Cherry Cobbler - the sentiment I used is from the  Wrapped in Christmas stamp set.

Here are the items I used for this card:

The Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder is a retired item.


The tag is quite similar  - 
  • The top layer is the Tag Die from the North Pole Wonder Dies 
  • The second layer - Whisper White Cardstock - Measures 2 1/4" x 4 1/4"  - I clipped the corners off - just with scissors - nothing fancy
  • Stamp the To and From - I used the Tag Buffet Stamp set - In Cherry Cobbler - the star stamp on the bottom is from the Quite Curvy Bundle- called Curvy Christmas.
  • The Back layer is 2 1/2"  X  4 1/2"
  • Punch a small hole in the top of all three layers and thread some ribbon through the hole and tie those with another small piece of ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed these Christmas projects.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Stampin' Dreams November Blog Hop - Christmas Project

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop for November where we are featuring Christmas projects for you to enjoy!  I am Ann Krucek, from Malvern, Ohio, USA.
I really love the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper and have had so much fun designing different Christmas projects featuring this DSP.  With a blog name like Corner of Plaid and Paisley - you would have to know that I was drawn to the cute red and green plaid!  
The card on the left was made with the Arrange a Wreath bundle featuring the partridge and its's pears.
The pizza box in the middle uses the Arrange a Wreath as well, along with the Joy Dies.
The little treat box is made with the Little Treats Bundle.  

Here is a closer look at the card.

I used two different embossing folders with each of the Whisper White layers to give the card an interesting layered look with lots of texture.  I also used three different colors in the wreath, a layer each of Garden Green, Pear Pizzaz and Mossy Meadow, this gives the wreath a lot of dimension.  The sentiment is from the Dove of Hope set.  

I hope this gives you a few new ideas for some Christmas projects.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Stampin' Dreams October Blog Hop - Halloween Card

 Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop where we are showing off our Halloween projects this month!  I am Ann Krucek, from Malvern, Ohio USA.

I made my spooky little cat card from the Ghoulish Goodies stamp set.
I used the Cobwebs 3D embossing folder for the background.  I inked up the raised pattern on the inside of the embossing folder with Black Momento ink and ran a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Basic Gray cardstock through my Cut and Emboss machine.  It is hard to tell from this photo, but there is a lot of texture to the background as well as the pattern of the cob webs.

The edges of my black and purple band are just torn by hand to add a little bit of grunge to it!
I colored in the cat's eyes and collar with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend Marker.
I love the new Metallic Mesh Ribbon!  It's definitely not just for Halloween - I will be using it on some Christmas things this year as well!!

Here are the supplies I used:
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As always, I am here to help!  so let me know if you have any questions.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Colonel Mustard, in the Dining Room with the Candlestick - Halloween Tablescape Hop

 Halloween is fast approaching, do you have a clue for your costume this year, yet? 

Well,  Clue just happens to be the theme of my Halloween Tablescape for Chloe Crabtree's fabulous Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop! I thought a little creepy murder mystery would fit the bill.

All of the links to the talented table stylist taking part in the hop will be listed at the bottom of this post.  Have a fun looking at these creative tables for so much more Halloween inspiration!

In the mean time we are going to have a little murder mystery fun with one of my favorite childhood games.

Do you remember trying to guess if it was Mr. Green with the Rope in the Conservatory?

Or perhaps Mrs. White in the Kitchen with the Knife!
I have had these blueprint plates for years, I bought them at Fishs Eddy in NYC when I used to travel to NY annually for the NYC Toy Fair.  Fishs Eddy was alway a must stop when we would get an evening off.  If you are ever in NYC - this is worth the trip if you are a dish lover. 
They always reminded me of the Clue game board, maybe because I worked for a toy company and spent a lot of time in the toy department!! Anyway, I always thought it would be fun to do a Clue table with them.
Aren't the names Colonel Mustard and Miss Scarlet iconic!
and let's not forget Mrs. Peacock!!
Did she use the wrench or the revolver?

Below is the list of all of the wonderful blogs participating in today's blog hop,
Be sure to take a peak at the other tables, you would not want to miss out on any Halloween fun!


Have you come up with who did it?
There may be a little hint!
If you look closely,
Someone is being ratted out!!
I hope you enjoyed my little murder mystery table!
Have a fun and safe Halloween.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop September 2020, Our Favorite Season

 Welcome to Corner of Plaid and Paisley.  I am Ann from Ohio, USA.   I am part of the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop today showing off cards that depict our favorite seasons. 
 I have a hard time choosing between Fall, Halloween and Christmas. But Halloween was so fun when I was a child that I think those memories have stuck with me the most.
This slimline card using the Coming Home Bundle reminds me of the fun we had Trick or Treating in our neighborhood.  Back then we went at night and it was spooky dark out!!  We had a blast running from house to house collecting candy in our costumes.
These houses were stamped with Momento Black Ink and colored in with Stampin' Blends.
The sentiment and the tree branch, bats and moon is from the Goulish Goodies Stamp Set.

Since not everyone celebrates Halloween, I thought I would include the winter scene card I made with this same set as well.
The dimensions of my slimline card is an 7" by 8 1/2" piece of cardstock scored and folded in half to make it 3 1/2" X 8 1/2"  card that will fit in a legal size envelope. (At lease that is what we call it in the United States - I am not sure what it maybe called in other countries)
Same set, same idea, just very different colors give it a very different look!
The sentiment stamp is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. 

These were fun to build the scenes, especially with the slimline card since it gives you more space to fit a scene across the card.  

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Dog Days of Fall - A Fun Fall Table

Welcome to my fall table full of K9 fun!
This table is part of Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate & Decorate's  Fall Tablescape Blog Hop. 
 At the end of this post will be the links to all the other talented table stylists with their inspiration for this fall season.  Be sure to click on the other links and follow along for lots of autumn goodness!
Mums, cornstalks, leaves, apples,  pumpkins and ornamental cabbage are some of my fall favorites!
But who can resist a few dogs in sweaters and plaid shirts thrown in with the autumn mix?!
I haven't been out much in the last 7 or 8 months, but I did travel over to my daughter's house to see my brand new little grandson, Quinn!!  There just happens to be a Hobby Lobby smack in the middle of the road trip to her house, and that is where I picked up these fun fall plates
I find shopping not to be fun these days - so the rest was stuff I had and a few goodies from the grocery store for my centerpiece.  I think the mum is a bit large for my table- but hey, I didn't want to cut it back!
I made some little doggie favors with my Stampin' Up! Autumn Goodness wheelbarrow die and the doggies from the Pampered Pets Designer Series paper.
My Lucy wanted to get in on the act - but she wasn't particularly fond of the bow. 
 I honestly give Mary from Home is Where the Boat Is and her pups a lot of credit because they make photo sessions look easy!!  And it is not for me and Lucy!!  
She is half St. Bernard and half Golden Retriever (although she looks more like a Newfoundland) and when she doesn't want to do something- she just lays down.  Then there is no moving this big dog once she lays down!  But she loves the cooler weather that fall brings and she sure brightens our days with her antics.

Here are all of the links from all of our fabulous tablescapers- please enjoy the hop!


I hope you have a beautiful and fun fall!!
Stay safe, take care!