Poinsettia Card

Poinsettia Petals Card

Let’s make a beautiful Poinsettia card!

I love Poinsettias; it’s just that simple.  It doesn’t matter what color the bracts (modified leaves) are; white, pink, red to purple, yellow, orange, or salmon. I love them all!  Every year I look forward to finding them in the store, purchasing them, and bringing them home with me.  They just make me smile.

Poinsettia Card

Check out the poinsettia bracts (modified leaves). I colored them with the SU! Blends alcohol markers (Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Mango Melody), aren’t they gorgeous?

Poinsettia card

Isn’t it amazing how the use of the Ornate Layer dies, Scripty 3D embossing folder, and Poinsettia dies really add to the overall look of the card?  Such small little touches, however, they really change what could be an average card into something beautiful.  Are you adding die cuts and embossing folders to your cards?

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (base card) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 51/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″ (emboss with Scripty 3D embossing folder)
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die-cut with Ornate Layers die)
  • Whisper White cardstock (3rd layer) — 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (stamp “Merry Christmas” and die-cut with Ornate Layers die)
  • Whisper White cardstock — 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamp the flower and leaves then die-cut with Poinsettia die)
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock — 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die-cut with Ornate Layers die)

 

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Project Supply List

Poinsettia Petals Bundle (English)

 
Ornate Layers Dies

 
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Stampin' Seal
 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Simply Shammy

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

 

 

 

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

My Perfectly Plaid Christmas card uses the classic Christmas Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. Are you wondering where to find the beautiful copper dotted paper?  Look no further than the Copper Dotted Treat Bags from Stampin’ Up! I cut the bag into strips and used it as another copper accent for my card.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Have you noticed how I repeated the criss-cross pattern three times?  I used the Tufted embossing folder twice, once each on the Shaded Spruce cardstock and the Copper Foil paper. The Copper Dotted Treat Bags also carries out that same theme.  Repetition helps focus the viewer and brings continuity to your card.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Finally, I repeated the plaid on the inside of my card to carry out the overall plaid theme of my Perfectly Plaid Christmas card.

Card Cutting Details

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper – 3-5/8 x 4-7/8
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/16 x 4-7/16
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock – 3-1/8 x 4-3/8
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bag – 1/8 x 4-3/8
  • Whisper White cardstock – scraps for two trees
  • Copper Foil Paper – scrap for one tree
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folders

Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folder

Aren’t the Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders beautiful? I was looking for something to enhance the Detailed Deer die and the Feels Like Frost DSP; I think the Heirloom Frames and embossing folders are perfect. 

Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folder

Check out the detail on the embossed oval — isn’t it amazing? It looks so complicated, however, die-cutting and embossing the oval is deceptively simple.  Be sure to watch my video below for a few simple tricks that simplify the process.

Heirloom frames and embossing folder

The small flourish at the bottom of my card is such a simple touch, but it helps to balance the sentiment. Both the greeting and the embellishment are available in the Dashing Deer stamp set.

 

Card Cutting Details:

  • Night of Navy cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Silver Foil Paper – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper – 3 x 4
  • Night of Navy cardstock – scrap (die-cut deer)
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – scrap (die-cut snowflakes)
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Deck the Halls with Holly

Deck the Halls with Holly

It’s the time of year when we deck the halls with holly. This time of year is by far my very favorite.  I love celebrating the birth of Christ, cold nights, fireplaces blazing, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, the mantle decorated with holly, lights on the homes in my neighborhood, and the kindness of strangers.

Deck the Halls with Holly

Check out the shimmer and shine of the holly berries, aren’t they beautiful. I achieved it with the new Shimmery Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up! 

Deck the Halls with Holly

Whenever I can, I love stamping in the lower right corner on the inside of my cards. Doing this is such a simple touch; however, it adds additional interest. You might try it on your next card. I hope my Christmas card will inspire you to deck the halls with holly!

Card Cutting Details

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11: score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamp and emboss circle and sentiment) – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (stamp and color three sets of holly) – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Joy to the World Christmas Card

Joy to the World

My Joy to the World Christmas card is both stunning and easy to create. I thoroughly enjoy creating a variety of Christmas cards and love how this turned out. Gail Ellis of Blue Rose Paper Treasures inspired my card.

Joy to the World

The Pinewood Planks embossing folder adds to the woodland feel of the three pine trees. The Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Bundle are part of the Wrapped in Plaid Suite Bundle that can be found in the 2019-2020 Holiday catalog from Stampin’ Up!

Joy to the World

Isn’t the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper amazing?  Black Watch plaid is my very favorite–it’s perfect for my Joy to the World Christmas card!

Wrapped in Plaid

Card Cutting Details:

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Gold Glimmer paper – 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
  • Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 x 4-1/4, plus scrap for oval behind the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (emboss with Pinewood Planks folder) – 2-3/4 x 3-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock – scrap to stamp and punch three pine trees and the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas

God's Peace at Christmas

I love how this card conveys the Warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I feel His peace all year long; however, during the holiday season, it feels even stronger. Hopefully, during this time of year, your heart will be warmed with God’s Peace.

God's Peace at Christmas

The God’s Peace stamp set is perfect for Christmas.  The sentiments are heartfelt, and the glow of the candles can fill your heart with the warmth of God’s Peace at Christmas. I colored the image with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers from Stampin’ Up! They blend so beautifully and are so very easy to use.  I hope you will give them a try!

God's Peace at Christmas

Card Cutting Details

  • Rococo Rose cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score at 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5
  • Rose Glimmer Paper – 3-1/4 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White THICK cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (die-cut with Rectangular Stitched Dies for a finished size of 3 x 4-3/8)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/4 x 5 (inside layer)

 

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