I made this birthday card for my sister, Sarah, whose birthday is at the end of November. I had just gotten this Gingham Embossing Folder which you can find on page 9 in the Mini Catalog. It is part of the SWEET TALK SUITE and you can see two ways to use it in the pictures on page 8. Use it to create background texture on your cardstock like the Happy Valentine's Day card on the left or use it with ink to create an obvious gingham pattern like the card next to it with the tiny envelopes. The ink goes directly on the embossing folder so that when it is pressed through the Cut & Emboss Machine it creates texture and design.
I am sure you have seen lots of samples of recent products using the Red Buffalo Plaid. I like it! One of my gifts to Sarah was a pillow in this pattern and I even found wrapping paper to match!