Holidays are just around the corner and there is no flower that is more festive than a poinsettia for Christmas. For the believers, this is the flower that symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem which led the Wise Men to Jesus; For the Aztecs it symbolized purity and in today’s language of flowers, red, white or pink, the December birth flower. It has been said that symbolizes good cheer and success and that bring wishes of mirth and celebration.
So that being said, I created this special card that I simply had to shared and stored in this cyber space for decades to come. And here is how I created it:
First step is cutting the paper to size. This is a slimline card and for all of you who are new to this terminology, the size of a slimline card is roughly 4×9 “. Then I die cut all the little pieces out of red and green heavy card stock. For this I used Poinsettia Alterations Die and Embossing Folder Set by Tim Holtz/Sizzix. Once I was done with that, I printed my own pattern paper. These are vintage Jingle Bells music notes. I also die cut a layer of mirror gold paper for more interest. For both layers (the music notes and the gold paper) I used layering dies from PinkFresh Studio and attached them all.
Since my card base is done. It is time to move to the flower. I put a generous amount of glue in between each layer and off set them a little bit so all the leaves can be seen and it gives it more dimension. If you are thinking of delivering this card by hand, you can always add some foam squares under the leaves and the flower will pop up. It is just hard to mail those kind of cards since they have to be hand canceled and they will require more postage, but you can do it anyway you like. Just remember that you will also need a padded envelope for such card. That is why I always choose flat cards. To create tags, I used my Cricut Explore Air 2. When I need to mass produce, I often reach out to my Cricut. It truly is a fabulous machine to have. There is a lot you can create with it, truly the options are endless. I added some eyelets and twine to my tags for a more finished look. Then I put some crystals in the middle of my flowers and glued them all to the card base.
And my card is done in no time. Such a wonderful, cheery and festive card.
I enjoyed making it an I hope you give this a try.
Thank you so much for visiting me today.
I hope you have a happy holidays and come back soon!
All the best,
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