I love Christmas plaids with gold! The November Paper Pumpkin kit was amazing with the plaid with gold accents!!! I needed to come up with a couple last minute cards and was inspired by the plaid and gold in this kit. Our gold foil works perfectly with this green and red plaid from the Festive Farmhouse DSP. The foil is just shiny enough to dress up the rustic country plaid. For this card I made a Crumb Cake base then layered a gold panel and plaid panel to the base. The Christmas tree from the Winter Woods stampset is stamped in Mossy Meadow then spritzed with shimmer mist made from Venus Gold shimmer paint. I am so sad that the gold shimmer paint is retiring. I ordered an extra bottle of this and the Bright Copper paint too. I love them!! I had some left over braided Cherry Cobbler trim from my November Paper Pumpkin kit and wrapped that around the card front and tied a small bow. Another option would be using the double stitched Cherry Cobbler Ribbon from the annual catalog. Rather than stamping a sentiment, I decided to use one of the Merry words from the wood elements in the Festive Farmhouse suite. The pieces are painted gray so I sponged the word with the Vegas Gold glimmer paint and it was perfect! If you prefer, you could cut the word Merry from the MerryChristmas thinlets dies. I love how easily this card came together!