Every time a new Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out I always have to go through it several times to see all the hidden gems inside. With the new August-December Mini Catalog it wasn’t until I went through it multiple times before I saw the beauty and versatility of the new Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP). With 16 coordinating colors (yes 16!) this DSP is a must have for any craft room. The creative possibilities of this DSP are endless. You’ll want to get this DSP for your craft stash. Shop for it here.

Coordinates with Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Pretty Peacock, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Seaside Spray, Shaded Spruce, and Whisper White

I was so taken with Plaid Tidings that I made it the featured product of my weekly Facebook Live. As usual, I waited until the last minute to prepare for my Facebook Live but once I pulled out this paper, the card designs came together so quickly. The designs allow the DSP to be the star of the show and embellishments are not really needed. Here’s a sample of what I made in just a few hours one afternoon.

With some many options to choose from I had to pick just two to highlight on my Facebook Live. I chose to highlight the card featuring the Way to Goat stamp set as that is such a fun and whimsical set. I did one birthday card suitable for men and a second suitable for women. Check out my YouTube Video Tutorial (and subscribe to my channel) here.

The DSP does all the heavy lifting on these designs. For the card bases I used Basic Black and Melon Mambo. Here are the supplies used and dimensions:

  • Card bases – 8.5″ x 5.5″ and scored at 4.25″
  • DSP – 4″ x 5.25″ (I added a piece of Whisper White with the same dimensions to the inside
  • Daffodil Delight 3″ x 1.25″
  • Whisper White 2.75″ x 1″
  • Melon Mambo 2″ x 1.25″
  • Whisper White 1.75″ X 1 “
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Daffodil Delight Stampin Write Marker
  • Melon Mambo Stampin Write Marker
  • Basic Black Stampin Write Marker

I hope you enjoy the Plaid Tidings DSP as much as I do. If you have a chance to create with it I’d love to see what you make. You can always share your projects on my Stampin with Crafty Klock Facebook page. Have fun and Happy Stampin’

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