A Masculine Plaid Christmas Clean and Simple TTT132

by Joanne James23. September 2021 18:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the turn of Team X to host this week and the lovely Betty is our featured designer this week. This is the fun board that we are playing along with: 

       

Lots of options on the board this week and I was tempted to create something fall-inspired, but in the end decided to go across the middle with masculine/free/patterned paper and create a Christmas card - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Peaceful Prints - The current challenge over at CAS Christmas Card Challenge is to use plaid on a Christmas card, so the Peaceful Prints designer papers, free with an order of £45 during the current Sale-A-Bration promotion, were the perfect starting point. I'm trying to share as many of these fabulous free gifts with you as possible before the promotion ends next week on 30th September- just one more week to go so time to get those orders in!

Plaid Christmas - When considering plaid options for my card, I reached for that 'oldie but goodie' Christmas set from the annual catalogue called 'Plaid Christmas'. I ended up not using it on the front of my card at all - my small, block sentiment is courtesy of the 'Tidings and Trimmings' set - but I did use it to add a plaid Christmas tree to the inside of my card:

 

Pine Tree PunchI love a good sketch and the current Sunday Stamps one is a keeper - so many ways to use this layout! I couldn't wait to play along and decided to keep things simple and used the central vertical panel to showcase the negative space of my punched Christmas tree so that you could see the lovely red and black plaid below. I added a simple scored border to my rectangle for added interest. 

No fuss or frills - this is both clean and simple and masculine, after all. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy your day; I'll be back soon with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
9/24/2021 3:43:15 PM #

So simple and perfect, Joanne - love it!  This plaid challenge was a fun one, and great job casting it in our sketch, too!  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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Colleen
ColleenUnited States
9/24/2021 6:25:37 PM #

Joanne, what a great design for this card, your punch for the tree is perfect with the plaid background! Thank you so much for sharing this at CAS Christmas!

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Loll
LollCanada
9/24/2021 6:32:52 PM #

Wonderful plaid Christmas card design Joanne!  The black with red and red plaid is very striking.  Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/24/2021 10:57:40 PM #

What a lovely, simple masculine card. I like the way you've used the negative space too.

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Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
9/26/2021 9:31:57 PM #

Such a clever use of the sketch, Joanne! Love plaid showing through the negative space of the Christmas tree along with the crisp and clean look! So glad to have you join us at Sunday Stamps!

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Linda Wetterlin
Linda WetterlinUnited States
9/26/2021 10:10:54 PM #

Darling little tree cut into the black frame, Joanne - just love it over the plaid strip!! Thanks for the inspiration at TTTC!!

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