Sunday, October 7, 2012

Poinsettia Christmas Cheer

I love Pinterest.  Really...but as I was telling a friend this weekend, it is such a blessing and a curse!
It is so full of ideas and information, I would totally be lost if it went away.  And my family would starve, too!  Just kidding, they don't get to eat anyway, I'm always on Pinterest!!!

Anyway, I saw this card by KittieKraft and knew I'd have to copy it.

And I know it is only October, but I have Christmas cards on the brain!
Especially since I have this month's SOTM on my desk...staring at me...calling out to me.Smiley from

So one more card for now, then maybe I can get some Halloween things made.

This card was another quick and easy one to put together.  All the cuts were made with the Artiste cartridge. 

Stamps: Very Merry Christmas October 2012 SOTM
Inks: Ponderosa Pine, Ruby, Creme Brulee marker
Papers: White Daisy, Ponderosa Pine, Ruby cardstock
Accessories: Pearl Opaques, Gold organdy ribbon
Tools: Artiste Cricut cartridge, Rub-On Tool, Spray Pen

Did you know you can make a poinsettia with a star?Smiley from 

Pretty neat, right?  Here is how I put it together:

I used the star on pg. 80 of the handbook, cut in various sizes: two at 3.25" in Ponderosa Pine, and one of each at 3", 2.75", 2.5", and 2.25" in Ruby.  Flowers are not flat, so I placed them on my VersaMat and used my Rub-On Tool to gently roll around the center of each leaf/petal piece.  It curled it up nicely.  I layered it, rotating each piece as I went.  Then gave the whole thing a couple of squirts of water with my Spray Pen.  I rolled the layers up a little more and centered it in my frame.

The frame is found on pg. 60.  I cut it at 5.25" and again at 4.75" out of White Daisy and layered them.  After all the pieces were in place, I colored some Pearl Opaques with my Creme Brulee alcohol marker and placed them in the middle of the petals.  I cut some strips of ribbon, made some loops and placed them under the leaves.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Very Merry Christmas stamp set in Ruby ink.  That was it!

This is a big card, 6" x 6" and very dimensional so I won't be mailing it!  But it will fit nicely in boxes that are being shipped for the holidays.

Oh!  That reminds me, I have to start my Christmas shopping soon!  Smiley from

How about you??

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