December 31, 2022


Do any of you remember argyle socks? Maybe they're even a thing yet. Dunno. Anyway, back when I was younger, they were definitely a thing. 

When I came across the die set All That Dies, I was reminded of argyle, and, of course, got excited. 

I still am bothered by my choices, however, in this card. I always associate argyle with being masculine. Right? So, why did I pair up the argyle design with a classic floral print. Yin/Yang? Or can we just look at it as combining design styles? Give your opinion on this very crucial matter.

Whatever we decide about the rightness or wrongness (?) of this card, I am drawn to the looks of the card. 

I definitely love the sentiment on it!

I don't know if you can see the Polished Dots 
in the center of each of the argyle diecuts? 

Here you go, a tutorial to recreate a card like this.

Cream-colored cardstock
Poppy Parade cardstock
Cream/Poppy Parade Designer Series Paper

Through It Together stamp set (page 69, Annual Catalog)

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Perfect Parcels die (For the label. If you don't have this die set, so many label dies would work)
All That Dies (page 164, Annual Catalog)
Polished Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cream-colored cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

To this, leaving even margins at the top, bottom and right side, add a 2 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Designer Series Paper.

Cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock to 1 3/4" x 5 1/4", and to this, add a piece of cream cardstock that measures 1 1/2" x 5".

Adhere this to the card front, leaving a similar border at the fold.. This may overlap the DSP a bit, which is fine.

From Poppy Parade cardstock, use the argyle dies from the All That Dies and cut three of the shapes.

Starting with the center argyle shape, add this to the cream strip, followed by the remaining two, spacing them evenly.

To the centers of each of the argyle shapes, add Polished Dots.

On a scrap of the cream cardstock, stamp a sentiment in Poppy Parade ink. Die cut this with a suitably sized label die. Add this to the bottom portion of the card over the DSP with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.


Good, old-fashioned ways keep hearts sweet, 
heads sane, hands busy.
- Louisa May Alcott -




  1. I like the two "prints" together; since the red draws them together nicely it's a great contrast between the bold and the more fine lined design.

    1. Well, thank you, Joanne, for that astute assessment! Makes sense.

  2. I think you can still get Argyle socks, though I admit I'm not sure exactly what differentiates them from other socks. Hmmm.....
    Thanks for sharing at, and have a great year in 2023!

    1. Argyle socks feature a specific diamond-shape design, such as this:

  3. Ha, ha -- I also associate argyle with men's socks. But on this card, I would not have thought of socks except that you mentioned it in your article. The card looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 47.

  4. Wow! This is so cool! Thanks for sharing at the Fabulous Friday Link Party