You can make a stack of these fast and easy poinsettia cards all at once or in steps.
Poinsettias are a classic theme at the holidays and today’s idea for fast and easy poinsettia cards might make you decide this year is the year you want to feature them! Using Rubbernecker’s Buildable Poinsettia, die, you can make these pretty winter blossoms easily and with a minimum of fuss. I added a sentiment from their Winter Wonderland stamp set and a piece of patterned paper from, of all things, their Welcome Spring 6 X 6 Paper Pad. I know – a spring design? But it works! And I am sure you have lots of pretty patterned paper in your stash that you can use – mix up the patterns and have different cards to send to different people.
Let me share how I made this and you will see how easy these are to put together and how the steps are all so fast you can break them up and make a huge number of cards in just little chunks of time.
Card Base and Sentiment
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 size card base and a 1.50″ x 4.25″ strip.
- Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer and a 1.75 x 4.25″ strip using dark green cardstock.
- Cut a 5.25″ x 4.00″ piece of paper from the Welcome Spring 6×6 Paper Pad.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the green layer and designer paper layer and attach them to the card base.
- Secure the sentiment stamp and the white strip in the MISTI, apply black ink and stamp the image.
- Attach the white sentiment layer to the green layer using ATG adhesive.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the card base.
- Cut two sets of the Buildable Poinsettia using white cardstock.
- Use dark green cardstock to cut two of the large leaf from the set.
- Place the flowers and leaves face down on the molding pad and use a large round stylus to form them.
- Turn the flowers face up and push down in the centers to push the petals up.
- Assemble and attach the flower sections together using glossy accents, making sure to offset each layer for a more natural looking flower.
- Attach the poinsettia to the sentiment strip using glossy accents.
- Tuck the green leaves under the poinsettia and attach using glossy accents.
- Finish by punching out several 1/8″ circles from gold metallic paper and attaching several to the poinsettia center using glossy accents.
Check out my Poinsettia Video Tutorial if you would like to see more about how I create my poinsettias. Once you see this in action, you will be able to make your own versions of these beautiful blossoms in a flash!
Here is all you will need from Rubbernecker to make these fast and easy poinsettia cards, whether you make one or one hundred (or more!):
For the other tools and the items I pull out all the time, you can check out all my other favorite crafting tools here.
If I were mass producing these fast and easy poinsettia cards here’s how I would break this down, doing each step as I had time. It is incredible how fast mass producing a huge number of these cards can go when you have all the little parts and pieces done. Since most of the steps are so fast and can be fit in around other things, you can scale your Christmas card sending list UP with no added stress or fuss.
- Cut, score and fold all card bases.
- Cut all the white strips.
- Cut all the green background panels and then cut all the green strips.
- Cut the patterned paper.
- Cut all the parts for the poinsettias.
- Punch all the tiny circles for the centers
- Adhere the green panels to the card bases and then the patterned paper to the panels.
- Stamp the sentiment onto the white strips.
- Adhere the white strip to the green strip.
- Adhere the sentiment strip to the card with the foam adhesive
- Shape all the parts for the poinsettias.
- Assemble all the poinsettias.
- Adhere the poinsettias to the cards.
- Add all the leaves to the cards.
These fast and easy poinsettia cards are simply gorgeous and since they are so simple in design but feature that one spectacular shaped blossom, they are a time saver for you and still impressive upon their arrival. Try out one and then see if this just might not be the answer to your Christmas card choice this year!