Paper Poinsettias for Christmas

I love making paper poinsettias for Christmas cards, gifts, home decor and tags. Sadly, I will put my die set away as this will be my last poinsettia card for Christmas 2019.  A couple of weeks ago I created a card a white on white card with the same layout using the same dies and sentiment but with the poinsettia and holly placement on the top of the card.  I love adding a red layer adds such a festive feel to this card. 

For this card I used the Rubbernecker Poinsettia #2, Holly, Nested Deckle Rectangles and May the Joys sentiment.

I love making paper poinsettias for Christmas cards, gifts and home decor. Click thru to see how I made this beautiful holiday card.

There is something so special about a bright red handmade paper poinsettia and holly on an all white card base. Click over to see how I made my poinsettia.

The Card Base and Sentiment

  • Cut the deckle layers using red and white cardstock.
  • Secure the sentiment stamp and white layer in the MISTI.
  • Apply Versamark to the stamp and stamp the white deckle layer.
  • Apply super fine gold embossing powder and heat with heat gun.
  • Attach the red layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Attach strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the red card layer.

I love making paper poinsettias for Christmas cards, gifts and tags. Click thru to see how I made this beautiful holiday card.

The Handmade Paper Poinsettia and Holly

  • Use red and green cardstock to cut the poinsettia sections. Note:  I like to create one or two green poinsettia sections for the main base of the flower.
  • Cut the holly sections using green and red cardstock. Attach the red berries to the holly using glossy accents.
  • Lay the holly sections on a molding pad and use the leaf tool. 
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face down on a molding pad and use a large round stylus to shape the flower petals.
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face up on a molding pad and use a small tipped stylus to push down in the center of each flower to push the petals up.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents. 
  • Attach pre made gold Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower center using glossy accents.

Arrange the Poinsettia and Holly

  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the upper corner of the sentiment layer.
  • Tuck the holly branches under the poinsettia and attach them using glossy accents.

I love making paper poinsettias for Christmas cards, gifts, home decor and tags. Click thru to see how I made this beautiful holiday card.

I hope you have enjoyed my paper poinsettia for Christmas card.  The poinsettia is certainly an iconic Christmas symbol and are perfect on holiday cards and projects.  You can see lots of handmade paper poinsettia inspiration on this Pinterest link.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Here are links to the dies and stamp used for my project.

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5176D Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies
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May the Joys 980-08
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
VersaMark Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH | ELZ ]
Molding Pad
[ ELZ ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Metallic…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Paper poinsettias for Christmas are perfect on cards, gifts and home decor.

Wildlife Christmas Cards

I love creating wildlife Christmas cards with deer and sparkly snow.  For this card I chose to use muted colors to create a peaceful scene.  The tree, deer and birds were are colored with the same gray ink and the blue sky and white sparkly snow created a soft background for the images.  I used the Rubbernecker Deer Family, Deckle Frame, Small Birds and Fall Foliage tree for this project. 

Snowy wildlife Christmas cards are so peaceful and represent our wish for the holiday season. Click thru to see how I made this beautiful sparkly scene.

The Sky, Tree and Snow

  • Cut a piece of Eclipse masking tape wide enough to fit across the scene base.
  • Use deckle scissors to cut a curved mask to use to cover the ground area and attach to the scene base.
  • Apply the clouds to the sky area using Tumbled Glass ink, an ink blending tool and cloud stencil.
  • Remove the mask and stamp the tree using Pumice Stone ink.
  • Use a mini applicator to add shading around the tree trunk and to create a walking path in the snow area.
  • Apply white embossing paste to the ground area with your finger and sprinkle with clear glitter white the paste is still wet.
  • Use a sharp point like your paper piercer to apply touches of embossing paste to the tree branches and sprinkle with clear glitter.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the scene layer and attach it to the card base.

Wildlife Christmas cards are so peaceful and represent our wish for the holiday season. Click thru to see how I made this beautiful sparkly scene.

The Frame, Deer and Birds

  • Cut the frame and deer using white cardstock.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the frame and attach it to the card base.
  • Use Pumice stone ink and a mini applicator to color the deer and birds.
  • Tuck the deer in behind the frame and attach them using pieces of mounting tape.  Note:  Adhesive doesn’t really like to stick to the embossing paste-glitter layer.  Once I knew where I wanted to attach the deer I scraped off the paste and glitter to create a bald spot that the mounting tape could attach to.
  • Finish by attaching small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach to the scene and frame.

 

Wildlife Christmas cards are so peaceful and represent our wish for the holiday season. Click thru to see how I made this pretty sparkly scene.

Although I love to create wildlife Christmas cards this scene would be perfect for a masculine winter birthday – get well – thinking of you as well.  There is lots more wildlife Christmas card inspiration at this Pinterest link.  Check out this link for more of my wildlife Christmas cards.  I sure do appreciate you coming by today and I hope you are enjoying preparing for the Christmas holiday and enjoying your family traditions.

The dies and stamp used for my card.

 
5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Fall Foliage 924
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The tools and supplies that I used.

 
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Tape, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Cloud, My Favorite Things Stencils
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Rectangular, Ranger Ink Blending Tool
[ ELH ]
Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
[ ELH ]
PanPastel Sofft Tools
[ BLIC ]
Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
[ ELH ]
Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Wildlife Christmas cards are so peaceful.

Cookie Bucket and Blog Candy Winner

A decorated cookie bucket looks so festive on your holiday dessert table.  I took a trip to Michaels a couple of weeks ago to look for items to use in my “anything but a card” series.  When I saw this white bucket i knew it would be so cute decorated with a bow, poinsettia, holly and berries.  For my photos I loaded mine with a fresh batch of Snickerdoodle cookies.  

For this project I used the Poinsettia #2, Holly and Berries.

Click thru to see how I decorated this fun Christmas cookie bucket with ribbon and poinsettia.

The Ribbon and Bow

  • Cut two strips of 1/4″ green ribbon and attach to the bucket using hot glue.
  • Use 5/8″ plaid ribbon to tie a multi loop bow large enough to be the base for the poinsettia and foliage. Note:  Check out my multi loop bow video tutorial if you would like to see how I make my bows.
  • Use hot glue to attach the bow to the bucket.

Click thru to see how I decorated this pretty Christmas cookie bucket with ribbon and poinsettia.

The Poinsettia

  • Use red, green and yellow cardstock to cut the poinsettia sections. Note:  I like to create one or two green poinsettia sections using the largest flower die for the main base of the flower.
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face down on a molding pad and use a large round stylus to shape the flower petals.
  • Place the red and green poinsettia flower layers face up on a molding pad and use a small tipped stylus to push down in the center of each flower to push the petals up.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents. 
  • Form tiny yellow flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower center using glossy accents.  Note:  I love to use my reverse tweezers when working with tiny die cut parts and pieces.  They are like having a third hand.
  • Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the bow.

Click thru to see how I decorated this lovely Christmas cookie bucket with ribbon and poinsettia.

The Holly and Berry Branches

  • Cut the holly using green and red cardstock.
  • Attach the red berries to the holly branches using glossy accents.
  • Use green and white cardstock to cut the berry branches.
  • Adhere the white berries to the branches using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the holly and berry branches under the poinsettia and attach using hot glue.

Click thru to see how I decorated this Christmas cookie bucket with ribbon and poinsettia.

Blog Candy Winner

I am excited to announce that Becky Green made the 4th comment on my blog candy post and is the winner of my blog candy offering.  I hope you enjoy playing with the Rubbernecker Stamps Truck, Evergreen Trees and Cardinals.  Becky, please email your mailing address to me at [email protected] and Rubbernecker will get your gift right out in the mail to you.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my decorated Christmas cookie bucket.  It’s always fun to come up with different ways to use our crating supplies other than scrapping or card making.  Have you created an “anything but a card” project this holiday season?  If so, please tell me about it or provide a link in the comments section.  I would love to hear about your creative ideas.

Dies used for my project.

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5162-01D berries
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Tools and supplies.  Note:  the bucket that I used comes in 5 colors at Michaels but it would only picture the red for my Linkdeli linking. 

 
Purchase the Small Tin Pail by…
[ MCH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
ornerx Plaid Christmas Ribbon 5/8″ x…
[ AMZUS ]
Offray 1/4″ Wide Double Face Satin…
[ AMZUS ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Hot Glue Gun, TopElek Mini Glue Gun…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
 

A decorated Christmas cookie bucket looks great on your holiday dessert table.

Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments Made With Felt

Today , as part of my “anything but a card” series I’m sharing these super cute gingerbread Christmas ornaments made with felt.  Did you know your wafer thin dies cut felt just as easily as cardstock?  You can see how crisp and clean the cut lines are on all the pieces of  my gingerbread boy and girl. These cuties didn’t take long to put together and will be the perfect tangible addition to a gift card gift.  For these ornaments I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread set.

Click thru to see how easy it is to make these super cute gingerbread Christmas ornaments.

The Gingerbread Ornament Bodies

  • Cut two lengths of red embroidery floss to use to create hangers for the ornaments.
  • Loop each piece of floss and tie a knot on the end of the loop.
  • Cut two brown felt bodies for each gingerbread boy and girl and cut one using brown cardstock for each.
  • Apply tacky glue to cover the whole front of the cardstock gingerbread, line up the first felt body and attach to the cardstock.
  • Turn the cardstock gingerbread over, apply tacky glue to cover the whole back, secure the hanger to the center of the head and attach the second gingerbread body.
  • Note:  I hid the red hangers behind the gingerbread ornaments for the pictures.  They were a little unruly and distracted from the cuteness! 

Click thru to see how easy it is to make these super fun gingerbread Christmas ornaments.

The Gingerbread Hat, Skirt, Scarf and Embellishments

  • Cut the embellishment parts and pieces using white, red, green and black felt.
  • Use tacky glue to assemble the hat sections and attach to the head of the gingerbread boy.
  • Cut a length of gingham ribbon long enough to fit easily around the whole body of the gingerbread girl with enough extra to gather.
  • Use a needle and white thread to sew a running stitch all the way from one end of the ribbon to the other, pull to gather and secure with a knot.
  • Apply 1/8″ double stick tape along the top edge of the back of the ribbon skirt and attach it around the gingerbread girl body.  Secure the two ends of the skirt in the back of the girl.
  • Apply 1/8″ double stick tape to a 1/8″ strip of red satin ribbon and secure it in place around the top of the skirt to cover the sewn edge.
  • Apply tacky glue to the facial parts, buttons and embellishments and attach to the front of the gingerbread people.  Note:  Use tweezers makes this process a breeze.

 

Click thru to see how easy it is to make these super adorable gingerbread Christmas ornaments.

Have you seen my post with the Blog Candy offering? If not hop over to my post and leave a comment to qualify for a chance to win.  Included in the blog candy gift will be the Rubbernecker Stamps Truck, Evergreen Trees and Cardinals.

Making these gingerbread Christmas ornaments was so much fun.  They look so cute on the Christmas tree and they also make precious gifts.  Check out this Pinterest link for more felt gingerbread ornament inspiration. I hope you have been inspired by my “anything but a card” projects.   You can see all of my “anything but a card” projects here. It would be fun to hear what you have done with your dies. 

Link to the Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread die set.

 
5178D Mr. Mrs. Gingerbread Die Cut
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Link to tools and supplies.

 
Camel, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt…
[ ELH ]
Avocado, Essentials By Ellen Wool…
[ ELH ]
Ruby, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt 9…
[ ELH ]
Winter White, Essentials By Ellen…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Peanut…
[ ELH ]
The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Red Gingham Grosgrain Ribbon – 5/8in….
[ AMZUS ]
Offray Double Face Satin Craft…
[ AMZUS ]
Christmas Red, DMC Embroidery Floss,…
[ ELH ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Felt gingerbread Christmas ornaments are fun to make.

Red Truck Christmas Decor and Blog Candy Offering

A really popular trend this year is red truck Christmas decor. I LOVE vintage inspired decor, so this is definitely right up my alley! It seems like everywhere you go there’s an old red truck with a Christmas tree – pillows – throws – table decor – kitchen towels – place mats and wall art. So, I took a ride to Michaels and found a wood plaque to use as a base to create a piece of red truck Christmas decor of my own and that I could add to my “anything but a card” series.  Scroll down to see blog candy details.

For my project I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Truck, Barn, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Cardinals, Greenery, Small Birds and Splatter Background Stamp.

The little red truck is so on trend this year. Come see how I created a piece of red truck Christmas decor to hang in my home this year.

The Plaque Base

The plaque came with a rope tie so before I started I cut if off to make it easier to apply the falling snow for the background.  I knew I could easily add a colorful ribbon that would be a prettier hanger than the rough rope.  The plaque is 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide.

  • Apply white pigment ink to the Splatter Background stamp and stamp it on the wood plaque. Repeat the process until you are happy with the snow coverage.
  • Lay the plaque on a large piece of scrap paper and pour out white embossing powder to cover.
  • Tap off the powder and heat with the heat gun. 
  • Cut four snow layers using white cardstock.
  • Attach the snow layers to the plaque using hot glue.  Note:   I normally pop the front couple of snow layers out with mounting tape when making a card.  For the plaque I wanted all the layers to be very secure so I attached them all flat to the board base.

The Scenery Elements

  • Cut the truck, barn and cardinals using red cardstock, black and white cardstock.
  • Use two different colors of green cardstock to cut the evergreen trees and greenery.
  • Stamp the truck and barn sections with the Splatter Background before assembling the pieces together and emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Attach the white roof, windows and doors to the barn using glossy accents.
  • Use a rolled up 1/8″ double stick tape strip to attach the truck fender section. 
  • Attach the wheels to the truck using glossy accents.
  • Apply snow and icicles to the barn roof and truck using white pigment reinker and a thin paint brush. 
  • Sprinkle the barn and truck with white embossing powder and heat with the heat gun.
  • Attach the Christmas tree in the back of the truck using strips of mounting tape.
  • Color the beaks of the birds using a black marker.

The little red truck is so on trend this year. Come see how I created a piece of red truck Christmas decor to decorate my home this year.

Create the Scene

I attached pieces of mounting tape to the back of the barn, truck, trees and cardinals so they could be popped away from the scene base.  But to make sure they were well secured to the wood base and would stay in place for years to come I applied hot glue to the pieces of mounting tape before attaching the pieces.

  • Apply hot glue to the back lower portion of the barn, tuck it in behind the back snow layer and attach to the plaque base.  Leave the top section of the barn free to slip trees in behind it.
  • Slip trees in behind both sides of the bard and secure in place with the mounting tape and hot glue.
  • Attach a piece of mounting tape to the top back portion of the barn, apply a little hot glue and then attach it to the wood base.
  • Continue to fill in the scene by attach the trees using pieces of mounting tape and hot glue.
  • Tuck greenery pieces in between the snow layers and attach using hot glue.
  • Apply touches of white snow tips to the greenery using a tiny brush and white Gesso. 
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape and hot glue to the back of the truck and attach it to the snow layers.
  • Finish the scene by applying pieces of mounting tape and hot glue to the back of the birds and attach to the snow layer and wood base.

Red truck Christmas decor is so popular this year. Come see how I created a piece of decor of my own.

Blog Candy Offering

Creating this piece of red truck Christmas decor was so much fun.  I have a long love affair of using red trucks with my paper crafting and this may be one of my all time favorite projects.  I can’t decide if I can part with it to give as a gift but I do know I can always make another if I do give it away.  Speaking of a giveaway.  I thought it would be great fun to offer you a chance to win some blog candy this holiday season as a thank you for all the support you give me all year long.  Included in the blog candy gift will be the Truck, Evergreen Trees and Cardinals.  One lucky winner will be able to create a red truck Christmas card or decor piece of their own.  All you need to do to qualify is leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite Christmas card or decor theme.  Please leave your email address  in your comment so I can easily contact your.  You will have until 5:00 pm this Saturday, Dec 14th to leave your comment.  Winner will be randomly chosen by using Random.Org and the winner will be announced on my December 15th post. 

The stamp and dies used for this project.

 
5201-01D Barn Die Cut
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5162-11D Truck Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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5217-02D Cardinals Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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1231 Splatter Background
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The supplies used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Clear Acrylic Block 4.78″ X 6.125″…
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Artist Brush Set (7 Piece), Ranger
[ ELH ]
Liquitex White Gesso – 118ml (4 oz)
[ AMZUS ]
Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Hot Glue Gun, TopElek Mini Glue Gun…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Red truck Christmas decor projects are fun to make and add a pop of color to your Christmas decorations!