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Paper Poinsettia...


Our 'Say it with flowers' challenge launches today over on Let's Craft and Create.  We'd like to see all your projects that say it with flowers.
I usually associate flowers with birthday, thank you and anniversary cards. But I'm in Christmas mode so I made the challenge work for a Christmas card.  For me the Christmas flower is a poinsettia, I love them and have to resist the urge to buy a plant in November when they first appear in the shops.  I did exactly that one year and all the leaves had dropped off by the big day. To make a paper poinsettia  I toyed with the idea of buying an expensive (will be used only once) die and stamp set. Instead I searched Pinterest for a DIY poinsettia that could be made with my own fair hand, and found this one.


I practised with size and folds on scrap paper before using this perfect shade of red from Basic Grey, then finished it off by adding some beads to the centre.


Papers: Basic Grey Oxford and Aspen Frost, Stamp:  Clearly Besotted Signature Christmas