Monday, November 2, 2015

Poppystamps Luxe poinsettia

Hi everyone!

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I've already started making my Christmas cards. They are my very favorite to make!

I just love a cozy day in my craft room making Christmas cards. Lately I've been watching Christmas movies on Hallmark channel as I craft. Yes, they have already started their count down to Christmas! Don't judge me! I can't help myself!

  As I make a card, I think about who I am going to send it too. What colors do they like? What verse should I put inside for them?

 When I saw the challenge at Poppystamps was "Home for the Holiday's" it reminded me of my mom, and my childhood home. Around Christmas we were always buying supplies to make something...advent wreaths, ornaments, Christmas magnets, was SO much fun! I guess making cards in a way makes me feel like I am carrying on the tradition. So I'm entering this Christmas card at Poppystamps  in memory of her and our crafting days! 
Inside I stamped."Rejoicing with you in the birth of Christ our Lord, and wishing you all the blessings of His love."

I used my new favorite dies from Poppystamps, the Luxe Poinsettia background and outline. You can see how pretty the outline is here:

I've made several cards with this die, and have lots more ideas on how to use it. It's gorgeous with foil and glitter paper,too!

I'm entering this at:

Poppystamps: Home for Christmas

Challenge Badge copy

Pixie's Crafty Workshop ( snowflake snippets)

Pixies Crafty Workshop

Time Out Challenge Christmas / twist of pink or purple

Grab Our Badge!

Have a great day!

Stamps: SU The Sounding Joy, Gillian Jingle all the Way
Ink: SU black
Dies: Poppystamps Luxe Poinsettia background and outline dies, Lawn Fawn mini snowflakes, MFT rectangles, Impression Obsession evergreen branch
Other: pearl, glitter paper


sandie said...

What wonderful memories and how lovely making this card reminded you of these times. This poinsettia is fabulous and the bright green really pops. The verse you chose for the inside is just perfect. We are so pleased you joined us at TO

Olga Direktorenko said...

Laurie your poinsettia is just gorgeous! So are the bottle brush fir trees and the stripy border on a card panel! Love it all!

Gerrina said...

What a great scene for the X-mas elefant! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

SARN said...

Hi Laurie . . . LOVE your pretty poinsettia card - it's so fresh looking.

See ya Thursday night at the Playground's bonfire party - plenty of fun to be had.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wow Laurie, I can see why you love this fabulous die set! Wonderful card - and as you say, really versatile too!


Di xx

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous as always. That poinsettia is a real show stopper. Loved your comment about Hallmark channel. I make a lot of my flowers as I watch the Hallmark movies. I store the flowers in a box and when I need a flower embelli it is ready to go. Spent some time on your blog Sunday looking over your past posts. I really love how you make CAS beautiful

Shannon McComb said...

What a delicate looking poinsettia! So very pretty Laurie!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! And I love your bottle brush trees, too!

Joyce said...

I just love your pink poinsettia. It really looks great, and that is a wonderful die. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

pam said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Laurie, love the colour on this gorgeous poinsettia flower.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps blog.
Pam x

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful Laurie - so clean and fresh!