Rustic Winter In a Box: Buffalo Plaid Stationery & More

Buffalo Plaid Stamped Stationery


Last week I asked my Facebook followers to describe the images that come to mind when I mention “Rustic Winter.” Today, I’m excited to share the reason for my curiosity!

Today, I’m a guest blogger on This Heart Of Mine where Amy is rolling out her Winter Wonder series. A host of very talented bloggers are participating in this series including Kelly from Studio DIY, Rachel from Swell and Stylish, Dana from Bloom and Inspire, Delia from Delia Creates and Kirby and Alexa from The Short and Sweet of It.

For my take on winter, I’m going rustic. Similar to my approach in THIS project, I’ve been totally inspired by the warm, coziness of a rustic winter (even though I’ve never seen a rustic winter, since I live in Miami, where we have exactly one season called “humid.”)

For my guest post on This Heart Of Mine, I created a papercrafted “Winter in a Box” filled with all sorts of yummy papery goodies. Over here on the homefront, I’m sharing a few ideas of how you can style those goodies along with a quick tutorial on stamping your own buffalo plaid stationery! So before you scroll any further – head over to This Heart Of Mine and see what I came up with…don’t worry….I’ll wait for you to get back.

Ok…welcome back. Did you love it?

Here’s one more peek at the wintery box…

Rustic Winter in A Box


The buffalo plaid stationery may just be my favorite component of this box. I struggled to come up with a strategy that would work for creating a realistic plaid, and finally I succeeded!



  • Red Cardstock folded in to A2 sized cards
  • Clear & Simple Stamps “Create-a-Plaid” stamp set
  • Clear & Simple Stamps Hybrid Ink in Steel Got It, Perfect Little Black Dress and Blanc Check.
  • Fun foam scraps

What you Do Buffalo Plaid Stationery

{1} Stamp checkered pattern using thick stripe from stamp set

{2} Cut a small square of fun foam and adhere to an acrylic stamping block

{3} With black ink, stamp the small square at each intersection of the checked pattern. Then stamp thin white lines as shown.

Buffalo Plaid Stationery Set


Buffalo Plaid Card with Wood Tag


With the other contents of the box, I created this gift bag!



So what’s the verdict? Did I capture rustic winter with paper? Tell me what you think!





  1. You captured Buffalo Plaid perfectly and your gift bags and set are gorgeous! Wonderful job and great tutorial!

  2. Carol Wilson on said:

    As a Vermonter, I say “you done good!” Love how you’re so handy with tools, too– your little sawn branch tags are beauties, as are all the clever elements of your set.

    • amber on said:

      Coming a Vermonter, that means a lot!! Thanks!

  3. conil on said:

    You have just ascended to “Fabulous” in my “Creative Book o Geniuses”. Amazing project.

  4. You SAWED a branch to make those tags? …Genius!!!!!!!! I am sending my husband to the woods to find a birch branch! LOVE this whole set…that plaid you made is stunning, Amber!

    • amber on said:

      HAHA! Kelly! I love that you sent your hubs on a hunt for crafting supplies! LOVE IT!

  5. Felicia on said:

    Girlfriend, this is Freakin’ Genius! So Much Awesomeness going on! U Go Girl!

  6. Pai on said:

    definitely :)

  7. Elaine on said:

    You have some of the most amazingly creative ideas and the absolutely awesome talent to bring them to fruition! Love this!!

  8. Loly Borda on said:

    Simply fabulous! I love all your creations.

  9. I just stumbled upon your blog today and have to tell you that I am simply in love with it!! Your Buffalo Plaid Stationary set is right up my alley! You are so talented and definitely on my list of favorites. So glad that I found your blog, thank you for sharing such beautiful projects!!

  10. Patricia League on said:

    WOW, you nailed it! Love everything and yes the paper is rustic.SO glad I found your blog, will be looking for more awesome ideas.

  11. Jeanette Duke on said:

    My heavens Amber! I have just now seen this beautiful box you created. I really think you need to go to work for someone like Neiman Marcus designing specialty items. Uh oh!! It would mean even more work, but loads of fun right?

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