Stampin’ Up UK ornament keepsakes Christmas poinsettia …

Paper Poinsettia

I could not wait to show you my card for this week’s 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge – the colours are my favourites to use for Christmas cards for a lovely, traditional look – which I adore.  I love the texture and the bling I managed to add too – they are so me! 

Paper Poinsettia 2

When I saw the colours in the colour challenge for this week, it made me think of Christmas poinsettia flowers. I’ve treated myself to the Joyful Christmas stamp set, which has a great poinsettia in it, but as I’m still waiting for my order to arrive, I looked through my stamp collection to see what else I could use to make my own poinsettia instead. 

I used one of the bauble images from the Ornaments Keepsakes set to make poinsettia petals, which I then layered and adhered to a punched circle of card … 

Paper Poinsettia 3

Gold sequins made a great centre for the flower, with a few adhesive pearls too. I must admit, I’m a bit addicted to using the gold sequins at the moment – if it stands still long enough, it gets a sequin added!

Paper Poinsettia close up 2

There are matching framelits for the ornament keepsakes stamp, but this time I decided to cut them out by hand instead using my paper snips – you need a steady hand, but it’s fun to do.   

A matching mat of very vanilla card on the inside of the card allows space for a stamped sentiment, and to add a message.  A strip of cherry cobbler card, embossed with the petals a plenty embossing folder, completed the co-ordinated look.

Paper Poinsettia inside

I added a touch of sponging, in crumb cake ink, to the edges of the very vanilla card layer, which looks lovely in real life and, together with the crochet trim, gives a vintage feel to the card. 

Paper Poinsettia close up

The rest of the Design Team have been creating projects to inspire you, so why not join me and pop on over to see what they’ve been up to? 

And we’d love to see your own creations, so I do hope you will join in the challenge. 

  Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: crumb cake, very vanilla, cherry cobbler, early espresso;

stamp sets: more merry messages, ornament keepsakes;

inks: cherry cobbler, garden green, crumb cake;

punches: 1” circle, corner rounder;

accessories: petals a plenty embossing folder, bigshot machine, stampin’ dimensionals, gold sequins, adhesive pearls, crochet trim, paper snips, stamping sponge.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up – contact me for details. 

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13 Comments to “Stampin’ Up UK ornament keepsakes Christmas poinsettia …”

  1. Oh so pretty Gill and great idea to make them now to avoid the panic near the Christmas period xxx

  2. What a brilliant idea to use the Keepsake Ornament to create your poinsettia – looks wonderful! Really like the embossed texture and pretty lace too! Beautiful!

  3. Here in the states, Minnesota, we still have about 40 inches of snow on the ground and it has been extremely cold, so still feels like Christmas. This card is beautiful!!

  4. So beautifully put together, love it all.

  5. Oh wow, I just have to say this poinsettia is gorgeous. What a creative idea to use the ornament stamp for the petal. I would have never thought of that. The lace and EF are the perfect way to pull this all together. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.

  6. magnifique carte Gill, très élégante, j’adore ton poinsettia, biz

  7. WOW – that is so clever, Gill! Love your idea to use ornaments to make the poinsettia. Great choice of colours too!
    xxx Asha

  8. Absolutely beautiful Gill, I love this card! Ingenious use of the ornament as a flower petal to create your gorgeous poinsettia! The vintage accents are perfect additions to your design! Have a wonderful week! Ruth x

  9. What a lovely card Gill! I’m very impressed with your poinsettia and I love that pattern on it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Hi, Gill! LOVE this gorgeous creation–it’s got a clean feel AND a vintage feel that is awesome! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! 🙂 Mynn xx

  11. So clever to use that ornament stamp, hope you don’t mind if I do the same one day! I’ m not much of a flower person so I don’t own many flower stamps, this is a great way to make a flower for someone like me! Love how you’ve used the colours, the card is gorgeous!
    Louise xx

  12. Oh this is so lovely – love the gold and pearl accents – Jacqueline xx

  13. Gill, your card is absolutely stunning! I love the lacy look of the poinsettia that you achieved by using the ornament stamp – what a fabulous idea!

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