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Get Creative With Your Plaid Scrapbook Paper

Get Creative With Your Plaid Scrapbook Paper

Posted by Olivia Sum on

The term plaid means a cloth made with a tartan pattern.  In Gaelic it literally means “blanket”. Plaid is the North American term for this textile pattern.  When I think of a plaid design firstly I think of a Scotsman looking smart and stylish in a traditional tartan kilt.  It also makes me think of classic plaid shirt, the type a lumberjack may wear.  However apart from the world of fashion plaid is also used in design.  If you`re into your arts and crafts you can use plaid scrapbook paper for many creative things.  Have a look at for a variety of designs.  Here are just a few examples of what you can do with it.


How to Make a Selection of Cards Using Plaid Scrapbook Paper

I always think that plaid has a very warming effect during the cold winter months and lends itself to just about anything.  These are some examples of how to use your plaid scrapbook paper to make cards.   


Deer with plaid background.           .

You will need

  1. Plaid scrapbook paper
  2. Plain A4 card
  3. Brown Cardboard
  4. Two buttons
  5. String
  6. Red ribbon
  7. Deer scrapbook paper
  8. Adhesive
  9. Use a piece of A4 card to fold in the middle to a greeting card shape.
  10. Take your plaid scrapbook paper and cut to cover the background of your card.
  11. Glue onto your card.
  12. Cut your brown cardboard into one strip to go across the centre of your card and a circle to go in the middle on top of the strip.
  13. Glue the centre strip down
  14. Next glue your ribbon across the centre strip and then glue your brown circle on top of both the centre strip and ribbon.
  15. Cut out your deer motif paper into the shape of a circle and glue this on top.
  16. Lastly make two holes either side of the circle on top of the ribbon. Thread the buttons on the string through the button holes and cardboard and knot at the back.

How to make it

You don`t have to stick with greetings cards here is an example of a fabulous Father`s day card you could make.

Father`s day card with plaid background.

Using Plaid Scrapbook Paper To Wrap Gifts

Is your grandpa or aunt obsessive when it comes to all things plaid well why not make the most of it this season, what better way to wrap their presents than plaid gift wrap.  There are a whole host of plaid scrapbook paper designs.  In a wide variety of colours from muted greens and browns to reds, blues, oranges, purples depending on what you`re after you can find them on

As well as your gift wrap why not make your own gift tags to label your unique presents.  Just cover some cardboard such as a cereal box with the paper of your chosen design.  Then cut up into tag shapes and make a hole to thread your string through. 

Framed Pictures Using Plaid Scrapbook Paper

Christmas is a happy time of year for most, a time when we get together with our families and enjoy all things festive, a time when we enjoy giving and receiving gifts.   Why not make your own gifts this Christmas with these gorgeous plaid Christmas frames which maybe just the thing. 

You can buy a basic picture frame from many different stores.  Simply choose your design of plaid scrapbook paper and using the appropriate adhesive glue your paper around the frame.  Then you can add your family pictures and send to your loved ones this Christmas.  Go to to find your chosen colours and design.

Making Fancy Coasters Using Plaid Scrapbook Paper

In those famous lyrics of Tom Jones and Kerris aka Catatonia “Baby it`s cold outside”, so what better way to take away the chill than a hot cuppa.  I don`t know about you but my mum is always complaining about tea stains on her furniture and so has many a coaster.  So why not make your own stylish plaid customised coasters.  Simply use some adhesive to glue your chosen plaid scrapbook paper to the coaster.  When you are happy with it some clear varnish painted over it will act as protection for longevity

With these ideas fresh in your head give it a go today I`m sure you will be pleased with your end result.

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