DIY Poinsettia Christmas Cards

Poinsettia Christmas cards are always in fashion and I love to experiment with design ideas using these flowers associated with Christmas. Just go here and you can see all the poinsettia projects I have made – there are a LOT! I just love making these realistic paper poinsettias using the truly terrific dies from Rubbernecker – they come out SO pretty, and all you need is one! 

To make this card I used Rubbernecker’s Poinsettia #1, Deckle Frame and Winter Wonderland.

One of my poinsettia Christmas cards featuring a large hand shaped bloom along with holly and pine made by Rubbernecker.

The Card Base and Deckle Layer

  • Use white cardstock to cut the card base and deckle layer and red cardstock to cut the red layer.
  • Secure the deckle layer and sentiment stamp in the MISTI and stamp using black ink.
  • Stamp the pine branch images on the white layer using green ink and fill in the needles using a green marker.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the deckle layer and attach it to the red layer.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the red layer and attach it to the card base.

One of my poinsettia Christmas cards featuring one large bloom hand shaped using die cuts from Rubbernecker

The Poinsettia

  • Use red, green and yellow cardstock to cut the poinsettia layers and tiny flower centers.
    • Cut two red and two green of the largest poinsettia layer.  Note:  I use two large green layers to fill in the back of the flower with foliage for a more natural looking flower.
    • Cut one red of each of the smaller sized flower layers.
  • Form the petals of each layer using a molding pad and round tipped stylus. Note:  I use a large round stylus for the larger flower layers and a small round stylus for the smaller layers.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
  • Mold the tiny flowers using a tiny tipped stylus and attach them in the poinsettia center using glossy accents.
  • Apply yellow stickles to the flower center to add a touch of sparkle.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the poinsettia to the card base.

The Holly

  • Use green ink to stamp the holly images on green cardstock that matches the green poinsettia layers and cut them out.
  • Form the holly leaves using your fingers to add dimension, tuck them under the poinsettia and attach them using glossy accents.
  • Finish by punching out red 1/4″ circles, mold them a little with a round stylus and randomly attach them to the card base using small pieces of mounting tape.

 

Poinsettia Close View

What do you think? Are you inspired to create your own poinsettia Christmas cards? Do you like the red with the greens done as I explained? Or do you want to shake things up and go with white or pink? I would love to hear what you think and see what YOU make!

 
Poinsettia #1 5168D
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5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
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3338 Winter Wonderland
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
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Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Marker
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Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Fourth…
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Ranger Stickles, Yellow
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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Poinsettia Christmas cards are perfect to send to family and friends.

One of My Simple Slimline Fall Card Ideas

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I’ve had lots of fall card ideas this year and I just love the simplicity and color pops of this slimline fall card. I especially love how easy this card is to make thanks to the ingenious slimline insert dies created by Rubbernecker and the gorgeous vibrancy of those leave thanks to Rubbernecker’s Color Fuse Ink. This company is on fire with all their goodies and I feel so lucky to get to play with them all the time!

To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline OPC Circle Dash and 3 Maples Leaves and Color Fuse Inks.  Let’s dive into how to make this card.

One of my fall card ideas shpwing hand colored and die cut maple leaves centered inside three circular die cut windows on a slimline card made using all Rubbernecker products

The Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut the 3.50″ x 8.50″ card base and slimline layer.
  • Cut one 3.25″ x 8.25″ layer using orange cardstock and one using white cardstock.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the orange layer and attach to the card base.
  • Trim off a tiny bit of the white layer to make sure it will fit behind the slimline layer and attach it to the orange layer.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the slimline circle layer and attach it to the white layer on the card base.

an example of fall card ideas on slimline cards featuring hand inked and die cut maple leaves inside openings cut with a slimline insert die using all products from Rubbernecker

Color the Leaves

  • Use white cardstock to cut the 3 leaves.  Note:  The 3 Maple Leaves die is a solid die that allows you to make one cut with perfectly spaced openings if you want to use the negative cut for your card front.  See my Die Cut Autumn Leaves post to see an example.
  • Use Pumpkin, Fern and Crimson Color Fuse inks and mini applicators to color the leaves.  Check out my Coloring Fall Leaves Video Tutorial to see how I apply the ink.
    • Apply the red, green and orange ink in patches but allowing the colors to run together.
    • Once the leaf is fully covered apply a light layer of orange ink all over the leaf to blend the three colors together.
    • For this leaf I added touches of red to a few of the leaf tips to add more color details to the leaf.
  • Place the leaf on your versa pad and push down to get full coverage.
  • Apply clear embossing powder to the leaf and heat with your heat gun. Note:  Clear embossing makes the colors more vibrant.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the leaves and attach inside the circle frames.

Color fuse inks by Rubbernecker make it easy to color leaves for my fall card ideas.

I suggest you save this to your fall card ideas board (or file) AND to your quick and easy category, too, because you can change out the colors and the focal elements and have endless inspiration for a quick and easy but truly stunning card making fix!

 
5325-02D Slimline OPC circle dash Die
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5215D 3 Maple Leaves Die
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #11
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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This is an example of fall card ideas.

Easy Slimline Christmas Window Card!

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OOh – I am so excited to share today’s slimline Christmas window card with you because I feel like it shows off so many of the things I love in a card. The surprise of the little windows, the fun details and the simple beauty of small elements on white space. I have to say that every time Rubbernecker comes out with something new I am blown away by their attention to details and how FUN they make it for me to make cards! And I love that their dies do so much of the “work” for me so I can just be creative! 

To make this card I used the Rubbernecker Slimline Nested Scallop with Stitch, Slimline Peek-a-Boo Fancy Edge, Christmas Mini, Nested Square and Christmas Phrases Large/Small

A handmade slimline Christmas window card made using die cuts from Rubbernecker to create the three lift up windows and tiny Christmas elements

The Slimline and Card Base

  • Cut a 7.00″ x 8.50 white card base and sore down the center.
  • Create a 3.25″ x 8.25″ green layer.
  • Use red cardstock and the largest die in the Slimline Nested Scallop to cut the base.
  • Lay the red scallop layer back on the cutting platform, line up the Slimline Peek-a-
    Boo over the base and cut.
  • Cut three scallop layers using white cardstock.  Note:  The Nested Scallop set is retired.
  • Use red cardstock to cut three scallop layers and cut the frame openings using the smallest square die.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the green layer and attach it to the white card base.
  • Use strips of mounting tape to attach the red peek-a-boo window layer to the card base.

Christmas Images and Sentiment

  • Stamp the sentiment on a scallop layer using black ink and attach the layer to the center window cover.
  • Attach the two additional scallop layers to the window covers using ATG adhesive.
  • Insert the small red frames inside the window openings using threads of rolled up 1/8″ double stick tape.

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  • Cut the mini die cuts using red, green, yellow and gold cardstock.
  • Assemble the mini wreaths pieces together using glossy accents and attach to the front scallop layers.
  • Assemble the mini Christmas tree and ornament pieces together and attach inside the scallop frames using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the sections of the bell together and attach inside the scallop frame.

My handmade slimline Christmas window card made using dies from Rubbernecker to create the three windows and sweet little Christmas decorations

What do you think – can you see yourself making a version of this slimline Christmas window card? Are there other ways you would use those cute windows? Are you inspired by those tiny, adorable Christmas elements? I always love to hear what you think so let me know if and when you try out your own slimline Christmas window cards for those special people!  Be sure to check out the Cyber Monday Sale at Rubbernecker while all the slimline dies and stamps are on sale.  Check out my Slimline Category if you would like to see more slimline inspiration.

 
5329-01D Slimline Nested Scallop w/…
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5332-04D SLI Peekaboo Fancy Edge Die
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5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
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Nested Square Die Cut Set 5001D
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3328 Christmas Phrases Large/Small
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Scor-Tape 1/8″ (3mm), Scor-Pal Tape
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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It was so much making this slimline Christmas window card.