Saturday, 18 September 2021

Poinsettia Christmas Card - Stampin' Birds Showcase Blog Hop

 Hi Everyone,

Hopping with my lovely Team Mates from the 'Stampin' Birds' today and we are showcasing what we are working on at the moment. I thought I would make a Christmas card this week, I need to build up my stash so I'm not running about in December like a mad person trying to make cards as well as everything else haha.  I love these poinsettia dies and I have combined them with a technique I used for another blog hop - scoring the background, let me show you what I did.


1 piece of real red card stock 5 7/8" x 8 1/4"
2 pieces of basic white 3 7/8" x 5 5/8", scrap for the tag
1 piece of Heartwarming Hugs dsp 3 7/8" x 3 1/4"
Scrap of gold shimmer ribbon (6")
Scraps of red, green and gold foil for the decoration
Real red ink
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Poinsettia dies
Pretty Pillow Box dies
Penguin Place stamp set
Poinsettia Petals stamp set
Elegant Trim
Simply scored
Bone folder
Multipurpose adhesive
Mini glue dots


On the long side score the real red card at 4 1/8" and fold and burnish to make the card base.

Put one of the basic white pieces of card on your simply scored with the short end pushed up to the top. Score every 1/2" across the width, just down to about 2 1/2" then adhere the dsp to the other end of this piece, the dsp should just cover the end of the score lines so if they are not all completely level, it won't be seen.  Wrap the ribbon around this layer covering the join between the two and fix on the back with some stick tape. Adhere this layer to the card front.

Die cut the medium and large flower in red foil, two leaves in green foil and two sprigs and the flower centre in gold foil. I've used a dimensional to layer the two sets of petals together to give some depth and then another one to add to the card front.  Pull up the petals a bit to give them a bit of shape, or curl them with the bone folder.  Shape the leaves and tuck them in underneath the flower and then add the sprigs.

Stamp the sentiment  from the Penguin Place stamp set on a scrap of white card and then die cut with the tag die from the pillow box dies. Tie a piece of the gold elegant trim in a bow to the tag and then add to the card front, tucked under the edge of the flower.

Stamp another sentiment on the remaining white card and adhere to the inside.

I really like this design, I think I will make some more in different colourways.

Please click on the button below to see what my lovely team mate Tracy has made.

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Happy crafting,

Karen X

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