Today, one of my easy Christmas card ideas that only LOOKS complicated!

I love coming up with easy Christmas card ideas and this one is not only easy to make but pretty quick, too, thanks to all the details coming from the dies and some pretty layering. I’ve again used a lot of white on white which gives lots and lots of texture and then popped that single, beautiful paper poinsettia on the greeting panel.

easy Christmas Card ideas handmade using card making dies to create the white on white background and the pop of color paper poinsettia

Card Base and Sentiment

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and the Lattice Cover.
  • Cut a white and red layer, attach them together using ATG adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment using green ink.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the front of the lattice cover.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape around the back of the cover plate and to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the card base.  Pro Tip 1: Use a little liquid glue on the foam tape to give you an opportunity to move it around a little to get it perfectly lined up. Pro Tip 2:  Apply mounting tape to the back of the sentiment as well as the cover border will keep it from collapsing flat on the card front.

a white on white background with a beautiful red paper poinsettia all made from die cuts on this example of easy Christmas Card ideas

Poinsettia and Foliage

  • Use red and green cardstock to cut the poinsettia layers and green cardstock to cut the greenery sprigs.
  • Use white pigment ink to stamp the poinsettia layers with the Splatter background, apply white embossing powder and heat.
  • Place the red and green poinsettia layers face down on the molding pad and push down on the individual petals using a round stylus.
  • Place the layers face up on the molding pad and push down in the center of each layer using a small tipped stylus to push the petals up.
  • Attach the poinsettia layers together using glossy accents making sure to offset each layer.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the sentiment layer.
  • Tuck greenery sprigs behind the poinsettia and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching a white pearl to the center of the poinsettia.  Pro Tip:  Although the pearls come with an adhesive backing I always add a touch of glossy accents to secure it in place.  

Check out my Shaping and Assembling a Poinsettia video if you would like to see how I add shaping and dimension to my flowers.  You may also want to check out my Poinsettia Category to several examples of how you could use these dimensional flowers and foliage on your cards and other kinds of projects.  

today's example of easy Christmas Card ideas to make using card making dies like the ones used to make this bold red paper poinsettia

 

 
5420D Lattice Cover Die
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Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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3424 Christmas Cheer set
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3461 Splatter Background
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Ranger Ink – Basics Embossing Powder…
[ SBC | ELH ]
Hero Arts – Hero Hues – Pigment Ink…
[ SBC | ELH ]
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: Kaisercraft Self Adhesive…
[ AMZUS ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | ELH ]
Amazon.com: Scotch CAT 085 Advanced…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ]
Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
[ AMZUS ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
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Save this post to your “easy Christmas card ideas” file because – here’s a super duper PRO TIP – you can swap out that greeting and use any flower and have a quick and easy stunning card for ANY occasion!