Friday, November 29, 2019

Herringbone Technique With Wrapped In Plaid Suite

If you live in the US, how was your Thanksgiving holiday, friend?  I cooked the entire feast (with the exception of dessert) and it wasn't that bad!  Allrecipes magazine had a day-by-day planner in an issue from last year and it was fantastic - easy to follow, simple but delicious recipes, and everything cooked at the same oven temperature.  No hiccups whatsoever!  The best part was that I WON our turkey this year.  The small, all-volunteer fire department the next town over holds its famous Turkey Bingo every November and I won a game on the first night!  Woo-hoo!  After enjoying it roasted with a honey butter glaze, that turkey's carcass is right now in my crockpot on low heat making stock for winter soups.  I also made a ginger-pear cranberry sauce that was delicious.  Allrecipes magazine is a winner in my book - we've never had a disappointing recipe.

Let's jump from turkey leftovers to PAPER leftovers!

present card using Stampin' Up!'s Wrapped In Plaid suite and herringbone technique

The herringbone technique is an oldie but goodie.  It's a classic that sticks around because it makes such beautiful use of the smallest pieces of paper.  It's the equivalent of a quilt making excellent use of leftover fabric (or at least I imagine it to be; I've never been a quilter).  There's a photo tutorial for the herringbone technique below.   

present card using Stampin' Up!'s Wrapped In Plaid suite and herringbone technique

I used Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper on both these cards.  Once the strips were glued to a Whisper White cardstock panel, I wrapped Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon around it like you would a present and tied it in a bow.  Then, I matted that panel to a Shaded Spruce (top card) or Cherry Cobbler (bottom card) cardstock panel.  The card bases are 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Thick Whisper White folded in half.

The tree tags were made with the Pine Tree Punch and Cherry Cobbler (top card) and Shaded Spruce (bottom card) cardstock.  The sentiments were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and a Heat Tool.  Sentiments are from Perfectly Plaid ("Ho Ho Ho") and Snowman Season ("To/From"). Solid Whisper White Baker's Twine was used to tie the trees around the bow.

Tip: To stamp "Ho Ho Ho" vertically, ink just the first part of the sentiment as shown in the photo above.  Stamp once, ink the same way again, and stamp a second time just below the sentiment.  Repeat the process to stamp the sentiment a third time.

Herringbone Technique Photo Tutorial

Apply adhesive to a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" Whisper White cardstock panel.
Diagonally lay a DSP strip.  Your strips can be any width you like.

Lay down a second DSP strip that is perpendicular to the first strip.

Lay down a third DSP strip that is parallel to the first strip and perpendicular to the second strip (see where the arrow is pointing in the photo).

Lay down a fourth DSP strip that is parallel to the second strip and perpendicular to the third strip (see where the arrow is pointing in the photo).

Repeat that process until that section is finished.  The same steps are used to complete the other sections of the Whisper White cardstock panel.

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