Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Fall is time for Football! Fall Tablescape Hop

 Fall is not only the celebration of a wonderful nature display in Ohio, but it is the season of Ohio's favorite sport - Football!! 

I am participating in our  Welcome Fall Tablescape Blog Hop today!

There will be links to 17 other talented table stylists participating in the hop at the end of my post.  With all of this inspiration, it should get you in the mood to decorate for fall!
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Saturday, August 12, 2023

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Technique Challenge - Paper Piecing


Here are some fun Birthday cards made with the Bright & Beautiful 6X6 DSP.

These are for the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop where the theme this month is a Technique Challenge of Paper Piecing.  We are to show off how we use our DSP!
Since this hop was to challenge us to use different pieces of Designer Series paper together on a card - I went to my pack of Bright & Beautiful 6X6 DSP.  This pack has so many cute coordinating patterns that made this a pretty easy challenge.  All of the patterned paper you see in these cards are from that same pack of Bright & Beautiful DSP.

When I looked at the Azure Afternoon patterned piece I immediately thought of water, that led me to the sail boat punch and the multicolored wavy line piece for my background.  The little colored flags going down the side of the boat are actually just the dark portion of each of the ombre pages in this pack.
The sentiment is from the Something Fancy stamp set and cut out with one of the dies in the Crackers & Treat Box Dies.

Once I was flipping through all of my paper choices in this paper pack - I decided I wanted to do a pink card and I loved the way this one turned out so I thought I would share both cards with you today.

The base of the card is Bubble Bath cardstock and the mat pieces are Berry Burst cardstock.
The rest of the patterned pieces are all from the Bright and Beautiful DSP pack.
I stamped out a cupcake from the Circle Sayings stamp set, colored it with my Stampin' Blends, fussy cut it out and adhered it to the card with Dimensionals.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Circle Sayings stamp, as well, using Berry Burst ink.  The circle is cut from the inside of the embroidery hoop with the Crafting with you Bundle and the sentiment on the circle is from the Hello Lady Bug stamp set.

I hope this inspires you to use your Designer Series Paper in some fun ways!

Let's see what the other creative card makers have come up with!!

The names below are all linked to the blogs participating.  If you have been following along - next up is Lorraine!



Angie McKenzie  ●  AurΓ©lie Fabre  ●  Mo Rootes 

  Leonie Stuart  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Karen Henderson

Ann Krucek  ●  Lorraine Tierney  ●  Teri West


My store is open 24/7 by clicking on any of the links in this post - or by clicking here - or by clicking on my little store front icon.  

There are always some special Online Only items that are not in the Annual Catalog - just type in "Online Exclusives" in the search bar and they will pop up.  Also - the new Mini Seasonal Catalog will be available to purchase from on September 6th. 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

OSAT Here We Go Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Corner of Plaid and Paisley where I am participating in the OSAT Blog hop.

The theme this month is Here We Go- Vacation, back to school, new home . . .

I made this card with my husband in mind since we are going on a cruise soon to celebrate our 40th anniversary!   I used a combination of several stamp sets to make this card.    It includes the wonderful sun and waves image from the Circle Sayings stamp set, the pelican from the Waves of Inspiration stamp set, and the Adventure compass image from the He's All That stamp set. 

  I love mixing and matching pieces from different stamp sets that make sense together to make something a little different.  Since one of the challenges of these hops is that everything we use has to be current, I had to be creative with dies as well.  I used the All That Dies, The Waves Dies and believe it or not - the Crafting with You Dies for the stitched circle.  Now I realize that it can be quite expensive to purchase all of these dies - but what I have found is that I can usually find a die that will work in some other set that I already have.  So I mix and match as much as I can to get even more use out of the sets I do own.

The base is Balmy Blue and the stripe DSP is from the Let's Go Fishing DSP pack.  I took a piece of Pebbled Path and ran it through the Timber 3D embossing folder and then used my Blending Brush and White Craft Stampin' Ink to give the background a kind of wood weathered look.

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I used the Taylor Made Tags Dies for my bookmark and used the same technique for the top layer of the bookmark.  A plain ribbon tie didn't seem right for this more masculine design so I took the Balmy Blue and White Double stitched ribbon and deconstructed it.  I tore off the blue ribbon down the middle by snipping the clear thread and then cut the white piece down the middle and frayed it some.  I also added two strands of Grey Granite Baker's Twine to give it a little more volume.   


Let's see what the other card makers have created!!

Here are the blog links:






Thursday, July 13, 2023

Paper Florist Dies - OSAT Mix It Up Blog Hop

 Welcome to Corner of Plaid and Paisley where I have made some projects for the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop with the Paper Florist Dies.

The theme of this month's OSAT blog hop is Mix It Up - Pattern mixing & layers. 

 I included some different textures, a bit of plaid and lots of florals for my card and gift box.

I have used the color pallet of Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Berry Burst and Wild Wheat. 

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Stamping Inkspiration Color Challenge Blog Hop

 How about a little  bit of Christmas in July? 

 I am participating in today's Stamping Inkspiration's Color Challenge Blog Hop.

The challenge was to include the colors of :

Wild Wheat | Sweet Sorbet | Pecan Pie | Cherry Cobbler | Pretty Peacock

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Summer Plaid and Polka Dot Picnic Tablescape and Hop


 We are in the midst of summer fun here at Corner of Plaid and Paisley.  Checkered tablecloths and polka dots just scream summer dining to me!

I am participating in our Summer Tablescape Blog Hop today!  If you have been following along and came from Linda's wonderful Boho table - Welcome!!  If you are just jumping in here - all of the links to the participating table stylist's blogs are at the end of my post!  


Saturday, June 10, 2023

Let's Go Shopping- Stamping Inkspirations Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Hi all! Welcome to the Corner of Plaid and Paisley where we are taking a break at this cute little diner made with the Let's Go Shopping Bundle!

I am participating in the Stamping Inkspirations Tic - Tac - Toe Challenge today.  


We had to pick a row and use those items to meet the challenge.