Nov 29, 2016

Pretty Poinsettia Package

Hi Everyone!
Darlene with you today sharing a creation for your inspiration, using dies from the Dies R Us Store.  If you've not popped over to the Dies R Us Store recently, DO IT NOW!  So many newly released dies that you won't want to miss out on.

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Anyways onto today's card . . .

The dies I have used in the creation are:

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags - Stitched Flags - CED4317

Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags - Stitched Flags

Memory Box - Gift Wrapped Poinsettia - #99478 which is unavailable at the present time but very similar to
Memory Box - Poinsettia Ribbon - MBD-99182
 Memory Box - Dies - Poinsettia Ribbon

Cheery Lynn Designs - Poinsettia Strip

AND Cottage Cutz - Elegant Poinsettia Spray - CCE-036 which was purchased through one of those special Newsletter Sales I was telling you about at the start of this posting.

Sorry I have no photos of the 'process' in making this card!  Hubby was working on my computer when I was creating and I totally forgot to take some photos along the way ... so distracting when he's in my cave but sometimes it's necessary!  LOL

Here are a couple close ups that you might like to see . . .

Even though the Memory Box Poinsettia ribbon has the poinsettia as part of the die, I did two things ... I colored the pieces that cut out (petals) using Tim Holtz distress inks and reinserted them into the die cut ... but also die cut, sponged and shaped a poinsettia from the Cheery Lynn Designs die strip and placed on top to give it more texture and dimension.  

The little green viney pieces were cut from the Cottage Cuts die (didn't use the flower ... just the vines).

I used two of the stitched flags from the Sue Wilson set to create my 
sentiment panel.  A touch of gold stickles add the sparkle that is always necessary
for a holiday card!  

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  1. Aptly named! I adore these beautiful Poinsettias, they're gorgeous! And what a fabulous design, a pretty Christmas package! I also love how you added the bits of greenery too! Fantastic!

  2. What a wonderful little package you've created Darlene! I love the design and how you used these dies so perfectly to create your Christmas gift. So clever and so pretty! The colors are really fabulous together too.

  3. Such an inspirational card, Darlene. I can see myself using this design. It's a great way to use poinsettias on a card. Very pretty colors too.

  4. What a fabulous card Darlene! I love how you''ve made it look like a parcel, and the poinsettia's are just gorgeous against the ribbon die. Thank you for such great inspiration.

  5. Beautiful Darlene! The poinsettia's are stunning. Great designs and such awesome dies!!

  6. I love your flowers and love how the card looks like a package, Beautiful creation!!!

  7. Love your wrapped holiday gift. This is simply beautiful. Love how you used the dies. Can do so much this die.

  8. wow! the flower is amazing! such a great job!



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