See how easy it is to make this detailed handmade die cut poinsettia Christmas card!

Today’s handmade die cut poinsettia Christmas card uses two different die styles to add all the beautiful details. The new Striped Cover die adds that beautiful graphic background and the Buildable Poinsettia die set gives you everything you need to make the most perfectly cut and shaped paper poinsettia. Round out the details with the Random Dots stamp for the pretty polka dots and a sentiment from Christmas Smiles and your card is ready to go!

A handmade die cut poinsettia Christmas card with a 3D flower over a graphic background.

Striped Die Cut Cover, Sentiment and Card Base

  • Cut and A2 sized card base, a 5.50″ x  4.25″ layer  and a 5.50″ x 1.25″ strip using white cardstock.
  • Use red cardstock to cut a 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the red layer and attach it to the white card base.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back border of the cover and a few on the back of the stripes and attach it to the card base.
  • Secure the white strip and Christmas Smiles sentiment stamp in the MISTI and stamp using Nocturne ink.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the sentiment strip and attach it to the cover.

A close up look at a handmade die cut poinsettia Christmas card with its polka dotted paper flower and graphic die cut background.
Make The Buildable Paper Poinsettia

I’ve attached my Poinsettia Shaping video below from a past project to show how I form and assemble my poinsettia flowers. This is so easy and I encourage you to try it out – you will LOVE the results!

  • Secure a large piece of white cardstock and the Random Dots stamp in the MISTI and stamp using Crimson ink.
  • Repeat the step to cover the whole white layer.
  • Cut two sections of the Buildable Poinsettia using the dotted layer and the leaves using green cardstock.
  • Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad and gently roll over each petal with a round stylus to add dimension.
  • Turn the flower sections face up and push down in the center of each using a stylus to push the petals up.
  • Attach the petals together using glossy accents.  Pro Tip:  Make sure to rotate the layers to create a natural looking flower.
  • Apply a generous amount of glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the sentiment strip.
  • Gently form the leaves with your fingers to add dimension, tuck them under the poinsettia and attach in place using glossy accents.
  • Roll up the tiny flower center strip on the tip of your tweezers and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the bottom of the rolled up center and attach it to the poinsettia center.

Here’s the video where you can watch these steps in action. Note that there is no sound so don’t worry!  Also watch how the rolling of the shaping tool does all the work for you – all you have to do is layer and glue and – voila – you’ve made the most beautiful 3D paper poinsettia!

This card is so pretty and is actually a great card for mass producing! Sure the flowers take a little extra time with the shaping but once you get the hang of it you can make these one right after the other. Then pop them on your super simple card bases and you’ve got some amazing cards to send!

A beautiful handmade die cut poinsettia Christmas card and the easy to use dies from Rubbernecker that were used to create it.

Here’s what you will want to have on hand to make these cards:

5521-02D A2 Striped Cover Die
[ RBB ]
5514-07D Buildable Poinsettia Die
[ RBB ]
3487-01 Random Dots BG Strips
[ RBB ]
3425 Christmas Smiles set
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #4
[ RBB ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ] : Dahle 550 Professional…
Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit
[ SPL ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
[ RBB ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ] 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
[ AMZUS ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Teflon Bone Folder, Bonefolder
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ] : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…
New & Improved MISTI Laser Etched…
[ ELH | SBC ]
Scor-Tape 1/8′ (3mm), Scor-Pal Tape
[ ELH ]
Scor-Tape 1/4″ (5mm), Scor-Pal Tape
[ ELH ]

Do you think this handmade die cut poinsettia Christmas card could be one you can see yourself making? Trust me when I say this is totally doable and just picture the looks on people’s faces when they open this card from you this year!