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Sun 05

Glorious Poinsettia Merry Christmas
by Anne Thompson

I promised to change up colors for November so I'm going with a traditional red and green focus for the next few posts.  Todays' card features the Glorious Poinsettia die.

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materials used

to make this card

  • cover the front of a white note card with one of the poinsettia papers from the POINSETTIA GARLAND PP1024 paper pad

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  • add a small rectangle cut from dark green card stock to the front of the card--you'll want the flower and leaves to extend a bit beyond it
  • die cut the GLORIOUS POINSETTIA 94734 three times--from white card stock, from one of the mostly green papers and from one of the mostly red papers in the GARLAND PP1010 paper pad

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  • glue the white stem and leaves to the green rectangle on the card front
  • glue the green stem and leaves on top of the white ones, exposing a bit of the white along one edge on each piece
  • glue the red pieces of the poinsettia on top of the white ones, exposing a bit of the white along one edge on each piece
  • assemble the flower using glue dots
  • glue the poinsettia onto the card front at the top of the stem
  • add gold Fairy Jewels to the poinsettia center

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  • add one of the "Merry Christmas" Foil Greetings White Tabs to the bottom right corner of the green panel

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The thin white edge helps to define the stem, leaves, and poinsettia blossom against both the solid dark green card stock and the busy poinsettia print background.  

This will be a busy card-making week as I prepare samples and class kits for a class I'm teaching next week at the local senior center.  Hope you're getting a good start on your holiday cards.  There are so many products in the 2023 Christmas Collection to choose from!

Happy Crafting!

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