More Color Combinations with Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper

I love to collect and use Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers. What a great way to find inspiration for our projects! The colors and patterns pair perfectly with other products we love. Since the we-need-more-of-this Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog, I have shared several projects that showcase different pages in this pack of papers. The pages are filled with gorgeous colors that are perfect for project throughout the year! Who doesn’t love plaid?! I’m excited to share a bit more about this pack of papers today.

I often pull my colors right from the Designer Series Papers as a starter. That’s a huge benefit of our Designer Series Papers – they are designed with the amazing shades in our color families, so the pair perfectly with our cardstock, inks and accessories. Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in the Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:

Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 153527The prints in this pack of papers is a mix of fun plaids and gorgeous colors – SO MANY great plaid prints. The pack includes 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.

You can flip through all the pages by clicking on the picture below:

Plaid Tidings Pink Page, Stampin Up!


I’ve used the Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper several times in the short time it’s been available to us – it would be impossible NOT to use the gorgeous plaids! Here are some of my projects with the pages from this pack of papers (you can click on each photo to read the original post about each project):

Warm Hugs Bundle, Plaid Tidings, Stampin Up!, Brian King Banner Year Bundle, Plaid Tidings, Stampin Up! Brian King Festive Corners, Plaid Tidings, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Halloween card Tasteful Touches, Celebration Labels Dies, Plaid Tidings, Stampin Up!, Brian King Arrange a Wreath, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Valentines Day Card Love of Leaves Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King Winter Woods, Peace and Joy, Stampin Up!, Brian KingIt’s easy to incorporate these pages into your projects because there are so many gorgeous prints and color combinations in this pack of papers. They can be really fun to work with – especially when you add other colors to the colors found in the paper.  Today I’m going to share a couple more suggestions for pulling these colors right from the patterns in the Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.

Straight from the Papers

These colors are combined from the colors exclusively in this pack of the Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (this is a bit of a challenge since there are so many great colors in these pages):

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Seaside Spray, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Bumblebee, Cajun Craze, Pretty Peacock Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce

Combined with Other Colors

By adding one other color to the shades in these papers, you can really transform the feel of the pages – or create all new combinations with inspiration from the paper. Here are some color combinations starters that feature two colors from this pack of papers and one color from outside the pack:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Cherry Cobbler, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Cinnamon Cider, Seaside Spray, Rich Razzleberry

By limiting the colors you’ll use in a project (or expanding the colors to those outside a pack of papers), you can really find some beautiful color combinations for our projects.

I hope you find this helpful, I and I hope some of these combinations inspire you.  Please save any (or all of these) to Pinterest for future reference. To follow me on Pinterest, please click here: follow me on Pinterest.

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  1. Mad for plaid and these color combos are lovely!

  2. I love love this paper collection ! I ordered an extra because I like having LOTS . It is great on the mini cups /carriers and there is a set of swatch dies in the new catty that I think I would like to try the plaid on. FUN !
    I like all of your cards !

  3. Your color combinations always STOP ME in my tracks. Love trying them out. Thanks my friend.

  4. Love the color combos and this plaid paper…thanks for inspiration to use it some more!

  5. I love this plaid pack of beautiful papers and how you’ve used them. It’s always great to see your color combos. Enjoy your day!

  6. Loved seeing all the different cards , and color combinations using plaid tidings. I pinned every one of them. I have the DSP, and I need to use it, not just look at it and admire it. I need to send it out! Thanks for all the great ideas. Cheers and have a merry.

  7. Ah thanks for the warm hugs with the first card. I want to CASE it. Thanks for putting a smile on my face and a reminder to get the plaids back out and have some fun!

  8. These are beautiful color combo ideas!

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