Are you a poinsettia person?
I have always loved poinsettias, but can you believe I have never actually bought myself a poinsettia plant?
The things is, as much as I love poinsettias (and all plants and flowers for that matter), I seem to have a bit of black thumb. Which is weird considering my mom was an amazing gardener. And my grandmother had a real knack for plants.
Me on the other hand? I can’t seem to keep plants alive for very long.
Not for lack of trying either. I am usually pretty good about watering. But inevitably, within a few weeks, maybe a few months (if I’m lucky), my poor little plant starts to die.
That’s why for the last 20 years, I’ve pretty much only bought fake plants LOL.
But given that I do actually love plants and flowers, I’ll often incorporate them into my cards.
Which is why when I first saw Stampin’ Up!’s Poinsettia Place Suite, I knew that it was a must-have.
I honestly can’t rave about that suite enough!
For the card I’m sharing with you today, I used a few of the products in the suite. But I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be seeing a lot more poinsettia cards in the near future!
Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Place Suite | “Magic and Wonder” Card
First off, let me share with you a close-up of this card.
Even though my favourite poinsettias tend to be the red ones, I couldn’t resist creating a card with these gorgeous cream coloured poinsettias from the Poinsettia Place DSP (patterned paper).
I let the neutral, subtle colors in the flowers set the tone for the rest of my card.
Below you’ll find a step-by-step written tutorial, walking you through how I created this card.
Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Place Suite | Supplies
All supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted.
- Stamps: Poinsettia Petals
- Ink: Early Espresso Classic Ink
- Paper: Whisper White Thick CS, Whisper White CS, Poinsettia Place DSP, In Good Tase DSP woodgrain pattern, Brushed Gold metallic CS
- Accessories: Poinsettia dies, Tasteful Labels dies, linen thread, beaded pearls, mini glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue,
Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Place Suite | Dimensions
Below you’ll find a list of the paper pieces used and their dimensions.
- Whisper White Thick CS: a 4 ¼” x 11″ piece, scored at 5 ½” and folded in half with a bone folder to create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” notecard
- Whisper White CS: a scrap piece, at least a ¼ sheet
- In Good Taste Woodgrain DSP: a 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece
- Poinsettia Place DSP: cut 3 poinsettias from the pattern with the large cream coloured flowers
- Brushed Gold metallic CS: scrap piece
Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Place Suite | Step-By-Step Written Tutorial
Step 1. Using a fine tip pair of scissors, cut three large poinsettia flowers from the Poinsettia Place DSP. Set aside.
Step 2. Stamp three of the berry branches onto a scrap of Whisper White CS. The berry branch image is made up of two stamps – the inner area of the berries, and the stem with berry outline. I started by stamping the inner area of the berries onto the Whisper White CS in Early Espresso Classic ink. Then, using a stamp positioning tool, I stamped the stem over top. Die cut the berries with the coordinating die from the Poinsettia dies.
Step 3. Die cut three branches out of brushed gold metallic cardstock using the branch die from the Poinsettia dies and your die cutting machine.
Step 4. Stamp the “Magic and Wonder” greeting onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (CS) using Early Espresso Classic ink. Place a decorative label die from the Tasteful Labels dies over the greeting, so that the greeting is positioned closer to the top of the label. Die cut using a die cutting machine.
Step 5. Wrap some linen thread three times around the label, wrapping the ends of the linen thread around the back of the label. Hold the ends in place with Scotch Tape. Take a 12″ piece of linen thread and tie it in a bow around the linen thread stretched across the label. Position the bow towards the left side of the label.
Step 6. Stack some mini glue dots one on top of the other, above and below the center of the bow. As close to the center knot as you can. This will create a bigger “base” on which to stick a beaded pearl over the center of the bow.
Step 7. Center and stick a 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece of woodgrain patterned paper from the In Good Taste DSP collection onto the front of a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” notecard created out of Whisper White Thick CS.
Step 8. Position the label at the center of the card for reference, and then stick one poinsettia to the top right of the label, tucking it slightly behind the label.
Step 9. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals at the back of the label, and then center and stick it to the card front.
Step 10. Place some Stampin’ Dimenionsionals on the back of the remaining two poinsettias. Remove the backing and then gently place one to the bottom right of the label, one to the top left of the label. Do not stick them down firmly yet.
Step 11. Tuck the berries and gold branches behind the poinsettias as shown in the picture. Stick them in place with liquid glue. Press the poinsettias down firmly over top. You are done!
There you have it friends! I hope you enjoyed today’s card and tutorial!