As soon as I saw the Poinsettia Place suite in the August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue I just knew that I was going to get it. The stamps are absolutely gorgeous and the dies are so easy to work with but I will be honest and say that I struggled to use the Designer Series Paper.
I had some out on my desk last night and there was one sheet I looked at and thought “I will never use that”. But then I looked a little closer and saw the most gorgeous individual flowers so I took out my paper snips and got to work….
This gorgeous trio was the culmination of my work. I only ended up fussy cutting 7 flowers in total, and combining them with other items from both the Mini Catalogue and the Annual Catalogue they look absolutely stunning on these cards, I hope you agree.
The gold hoop embellishments are from the Forever Greenery suit of products, and make a great base for a wreath, perfect for Christmas! I have also used the Gold Laser Cut Speciality DSP from the same suite as a background on the smaller card and as added embellishments on the larger card and the box.
The red berries are from the Poinsettia Dies, I only cut one out of real red and snipped it into three smaller pieces to make it go further! The other colours I have used are Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz. As normal I took my colour inspiration from the Designer Series Papers!
The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set, part of the Poinsettia Place suite of products, and is heat embossed in Gold embossing powder to match the other gold elements on the card. I added some stunning Wonderful Gems just to finish it off.
The larger card is a style that seems quite popular right now, the DL card, or slimline card as some are calling it. Essentially it is just a sheet of A4 cut on the long side to 21cm, to make a 21cm x 21cm square piece, then scored in half at 10.5cm. Envelopes for these cards are easy to come by in shops or online.
I embossed the Pear Pizzazz panel here using a product from the Forever Greenery suite, the Greenery Embossing Folders, though I have only partially embossed this piece, so only the bottom section has the impression on it. The sentiment for this card is also from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set, isn’t it gorgeous and so fitting for the Poinsettias!
Finally I made a little box to match the set, which I will use to pop a few chocolates in or a bar of soap as a little gift for someone this holiday season.
So, I went from having no idea what to do with the Poinsettia Place DSP to making three lovely little projects. I still think I am in more of a blue and purple mood this year, but sometimes a little tradtition is good for the soul!
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