Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are having an amazing holiday or just an amazing day. It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me. This time our challenge was Christmas so I decided to post one of this year’s Christmas cards. I posted the other one last Wednesday.
The other favorite bundle of mine in the August – December Mini Catalog is part of the Poinsettia Place Suite. The stamp set is called Poinsettia Petals and the coordinating dies are called Poinsettia. The suite also has Designer Series Paper, ribbon, beautiful Beaded Pearls and Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper. The stamp set and the dies will be carrying over but if you purchase this bundle before January 4th you can get a 10% discount. After that the discount goes away.
One of the reasons I love this bundle is that the dies cut out three different flower sizes that layer on each other to form the flower but there is also a die that embosses the petals at the same time. I found out that the best way to do this is to actually use a piece of Washi Tape to join the die that cuts the outside of the petal and the die that embosses together so both steps are done at once. I made 30 of these cards. I had to run each layer through my Cut & Emboss Machine 30 times so if I had not joined them together with tape, I would have had to run them throw 60 times. That is a lot so it worked great taping them together. The leaves of the Poinsettia are also made up of two dies so I taped them together too in order to save a step.
To make this card I first cut out all the Poinsettias and then glued them together by just putting a dot of glue in the middle. I wanted the flowers to curve and bend so it would look 3D so I didn’t want to put glue on the entire flower. Then I cut out the center piece in Old Olive cardstock and adhered that to the center. I cut out the leaves in Old Olive too and glued them underneath the flower.
After I made all the flowers and leaves, I used a die from the Curvy Dies to cut the piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock out. I love those Curvy Dies because they add such interest to a card! Then I adhered everything to a Whisper White card base. If you recall a couple of weeks ago, I told you how I lost my Merry Christmas stamp that is in the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. I am hoping it is at the cottage but I won’t be back there until May to find out so I had to use a retired Merry Christmas stamp.
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope you all stay healthy and happy this year. 2021 has to be better, right?
Now let’s go see what Buffy & Jackie made for this challenge. I know their creations will be beautiful!
Here is a side view photo so you can see the dimension of the flowers better. They probably got smushed in the mail but this is how they are supposed to look.