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


  1. Absolutely stunning Vicky, love your poinsettia and card design.

  2. Gorgeous card Vicky and thanks for the link - got to try that. Margie

  3. Wow Vicky I LOVE all these little things you create, thank you for the links to the instructions (which I will also share). I will definitely be giving this flower a try

  4. Beautiful and elegant Christmas card Vicky, I love the papers and that gorgeous flower.

  5. Lovely elegant Christmas card Vicky. hugs, Ursula

  6. I think your poinsettia is one of the most beautiful I have seen - so much better than any stamp! Love your gorgeous card. Hugs, Anne x


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