Plaid or Tartan for the March Sparkles Christmas Challenge # 158

Welcome to the March, 2024 edition of the Sparkles Christmas Challenge! Our host for # 158, Debbie, chose Plaid or Tartan for our theme. When you get finished here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to view the creations from the very talented members of our design team. After you’ve created your own themed card, please don’t forget to upload it to our gallery.

Speaking of galleries, I want to thank everyone for playing along with my February hosted theme of Kraft Paper. I’m honored that you played along and all the entries were so creative and individual.

Here’s my Bash Your Stash Plaid or Tartan card:

The DSP (designer series paper), the embossing folder, and the Christmas tree die set are all retired. I used them with current cardstock, sentiment, deckled rectangle dies, and gold embossing powder. I think the retired and current items worked for this card.


  • The Cherry Cobbler base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The plaid DSP measures 4 by 5-1/5 inches.
  • I also trimmed a piece of this DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1-inch circle from the white and gold DSP for the envelope seal.
  • After embossing the white cardstock, I trimmed it to 2-3/4 by 5 inches.
  • I used a Cherry Cobbler marker and a gold Wink of Stella pen to outline the white cardstock.
  • I used a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the sentiment panel. After setting the gold embossing powder sentiment, I outlined it using the gold Wink of Stella pen.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The Christmas tree was cropped from Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I used a gold and white patterned foil DSP for the zigzag on the front of the tree.
  • I stamped a retired Christmas sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on the inside.

I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the layers together. There are dimensionals under the tree. The sentiment is adhered to the tree with liquid glue, and I added dimensionals to the other side of the sentiment panel.

After I figured out what I was going to do, this Bash Your Stash card came together very quickly.

I have another post going live at 7 am ET this morning for the Creative Creases Challenge. I hope you will come back to visit to see my new-to-me stadium wave card. Here’s a sneak peek:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!


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Again, thank you for stopping by! I hope you’ll come back at 7 am ET for my second post of the month.