Wednesday, October 20, 2021


On Monday I shared the SIMPLY ELEGANT POINSETTIA card with you.  Today, we are traveling to the country.  When I see plaids, checks or gingham, I think about sitting around a warm cozy campfire somewhere in the country, and that's how this card makes me feel. 

Since I was trying to go for a warm and cozy card today, I decided to die cut the poinsettia from the red and black check Peaceful Prints designer series paper.  I just die cut three different size flowers and layered them together.  It doesn't get much easier than that, does it?  No stamping, no aligning dies with stamped images, just lay the die on the paper and run it through the machine! 

The Peaceful Prints designer series paper was a Sale-A-Bration reward and is no longer available, but I thought you might still appreciate ideas on how to use something you may already have.

The black and white lined "plaid" paper on the left flap of this card is one of the designs from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is one of the special rewards that hosts can select.  I just love the Pattern Party DSP pack as it includes 48 sheets of awesomeness!  It also includes a black and white check pattern so if you did not get the Peaceful Prints DSP you could also color the black and white check with Real Red Ink and a Blending Brush or Sponge Dauber to turn it into a red and black check. 

I do think it makes an interesting Poinsettia to die cut its layers from DSP.  You could obviously do this with any designer series paper, so use your imagination.  Pick your favorite DSP pattern and turn it into a Poinsettia!  Some of the foiled specialty papers we have would make beautiful flowers, wouldn't they?

The sentiment, from Christmas to Remember Stamp Set, was stamped in Real Red on a Basic White scrap and then die cut with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die.  It was still a little long, so I snipped off the end that is hidden under the flower.  I colored a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels with my Mango Melody Stampin' Blends and turned them into the center for the flower.

Today's card is also a fancy fold -- well, I'm not sure how fancy it is, but it is different than our standard 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" folded card.  I made a card a few weeks ago that used this same fold.  I didn't know the name of it then and still don't, but I called it a Dual Flap Fun Fold, so I will stay with that name.   

The flap on the Poinsettia opens as does the narrow black and white flap.  When opened it reveals a coordinating inside decor.

If you would like to try to make this fun fold, I have a FREE TUTORIAL with all the step-by-step directions and the cutting dimensions.

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