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
[ RBB ]
5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
[ RBB ]
3338 Winter Wonderland
[ RBB ]
 

 
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
[ ELH ]
Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Marker
[ ELH ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Fourth…
[ SBC ]
Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ 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 ]
Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
 

Poinsettia Christmas cards are perfect to send to family and friends.

Rubbernecker Poinsettia Online Class

You can learn how to make these pretty Christmas cards by taking the Rubbernecker Poinsettia Online Class.

I have designed an interactive class featuring 5 beautiful Christmas Poinsettia Cards using the same 3 amazing Dies.  You can see the individual cards below.  Rubbernecker misses being able to teach and craft with everyone at the shows, so this is an opportunity to create along with me and Dave, to show you (via the virtual classroom) how to mold, shape and form die-cut paper to create 5 stunning cards.

This limited class will be LIVE Dec. 5th at 1pm est. on Rubbernecker’s Facebook page .  It will also be posted to YouTube to watch later if you can not watch live.
There are Limited Paper Card Kits for this first class. 

We are excited to offer this class to stay connected with crafty friends like you. 

Rubbernecker Items needed are 3 Dies (Poinsettia #2, Twigs and Holly #1) , the Poinsettia Card Kit paper and 2 rubber  stamps (Splatter background and May the Joys).
More information about the Online Class can be found on Rubbernecker.com

Check out Rubbernecker's Poinsettia Online Class to learn to make dimensional poinsettias.

Rubbernecker's Poinsettia Online Class will show you how easy it is to create beautiful dimensional Christmas cards.

Take the Rubbernecker Poinsettia Online Class to learn how to create dimensional poinsettias for your holiday cards.

A beautiful dimensional poinsettia card made easy when you take the Rubbernecker Poinsettia Online Class.

Poinsettia 5

Check out my Poinsettia Category to see several more poinsettia projects. 

You can purchase the Poinsettia Online Class bundle or the individual dies and stamps.  Check out the class information for all the details and to see the complete supply list of what you will need for the class.

 
Poinsettia Class Die/Stamp Bundle
[ RBB ]
Poinsettia Card Kit
[ RBB ]
Poinsettia #2 Die
[ RBB ]
Holly #1 Die
[ RBB ]
Twigs Die
[ RBB ]
Splatter Background Class
[ RBB ]
May the Joys
[ RBB ]
Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
[ RBB ]
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
[ RBB ]
Glossy Accents .5oz
[ RBB ]
PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
[ RBB ]
 

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
[ RBB ]
Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
[ RBB ]
5176D Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies
[ RBB ]
May the Joys 980-08
[ RBB ]
 

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.

Make a Paper Poinsettia Wreath for a Holiday Gift

Since Today I’m sharing a paper poinsettia wreath as part of my “anything but a card” series.  I learned wreath making from my mom working in her flower shop when I was a girl and I have made many over the years.  Since I don’t have much opportunity to do floral design with fresh flowers and foliage now  I find it very satisfying to create with paper.   I found this six inch grapevine wreath at Michaels for .49 cents and thought it would be beautiful decorated with paper poinsettias, holly and pine branches.  Now….I can already hear lots of you saying that you can’t design….or….you’ve never made a wreath before.  Let me walk you through the steps to show you how easy it really is. 

For my wreath I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Poinsettia #2, Holly and Greenery #2

You can see all the details about how I made this paper poinsettia wreath on my blog.  Click through to see the details.

The Handmade Paper Poinsettia and Holly

  • 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.

The Holly and Evergreen Branches

  • Cut several holly sets using green and red cardstock and several evergreen branch sections using green cardstock..
  • Attach the red berries to the holly using glossy accents.
  • Lay the holly sections on the molding pad and score and form the leaves using the leaf tool. 

Click over to my blog to see how I made this paper poinsettia wreath.

Creating the Wreath

When I make paper flower projects for my card fronts I always attach my flowers to the card base using glossy accents.  For my wreath I used hot glue to to attach the flowers and foliage.  I knew the hot glue would adhere to the vines much better than using liquid glue.  A word of caution……be careful when using hot glue.  It can really burn your fingers. 

  • Wrap the ribbon around the wreath and attach both ends in place using hot glue.
  • Begin by attaching the first poinsettia on the wreath using hot glue.
  • Place the second poinsettia one inch apart from the first poinsettia and attach with hot glue.
  • Attach the third poinsettia one inch apart from the second and attach with hot glue.

Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D

To create an even balance of holly around the poinsettias I always attached the two larger sections together at each step of design.

  • Begin tucking the two larger holly sections under the top poinsettia and attach using  hot glue.
  • Move down to the second poinsettia and tuck two larger holly sections under the top petals and attach in place.
  • Repeat the step above at the top of the third poinsettia.
  • Move to the other side of the third poinsettia and tuck the two larger holly sections under the petals but going out in the opposite direction from the other sets you’ve attached.
  • Note:  when I had completed attaching the two larger holly sections at each step I did find a couple of spots that needed an additional holly branch to fill in. 
  • Finish by tucking several evergreen branches in between the holly and attach using hot glue.  You can see in the photo above how all of the poinsettias and foliage are attached to the top of the wreath base.

 

Come check out how I made this paper poinsettia wreath.

I think this paper poinsettia wreath would be the perfect holiday gift for a friend, your child’s teacher, the mail person……or anyone on your gift lift. They don’t take lots of time and are really fun to make.  You can make smaller wreaths as well.  I saw them sized at four, three and two inches.  Just pare down the size of your flowers, and use only one or two instead of three.  There is tons of paper poinsettia wreath inspiration on Pinterest. Thank you for all of your input regarding my :anything but a card” question earlier this week.  I sure do appreciate your responses and I hope you find today’s wreath inspiring.  Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. 

 

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
[ RBB ]
Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
[ RBB ]
5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
[ RBB ]
 

Tools and Supplies

 
Purchase the 6″ Natural Grapevine…
[ MCH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
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 paper poinsettia wreath makes the perfect gift and/or holiday decoration.

Handmade Paper Poinsettia

There is something so special about a bright red handmade paper poinsettia arranged with holly on an all white card base and paired with a simple gold embossed sentiment.  This is such an elegant card and was easy to make and would be perfect to make several at a time for family and friends.  I used  the Poinsettia #2 paired with Holly, Deckle Frame and May the Joys sentiment. 

Rubbernecker Cyber Monday Sale

Did you miss the Rubbernecker Stamps Black Friday Sale?  If so, you are in luck.  Rubbernecker has a special Cyber Monday Sale section on the site as well as additional discounts available.   

KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia 13 right

The Card Base and Sentiment

  • Use the Deckle Frame and white cardstock to cut the sentiment layer.
  • Secure the sentiment stamp and cardstock 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 strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the card base.

KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia 13 center

The Handmade Paper Poinsettia and Holly

  • Use red, green and yellow 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. 
  • Form one tiny yellow flower using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach it to the flower center using glossy accents.  Note:  I love to use my reverse tweezers when working with tiny die cut parts and pieces.

Arrange the Poinsettia and Holly

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

 

KC Rubbernecker 5169D Poinsettia 13 left

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

 
Poinsettia #2 5169D
[ RBB ]
Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
[ RBB ]
5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
[ RBB ]
May the Joys 980-08
[ RBB ]
 

Here links to the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ 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 ]
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 ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my handmade paper poinsettia 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.