Christmas Countdown: Seasonal Christmas Flowers

Hi friends and welcome to another Christmas Countdown post from me, Jen Kray!

With just 16 days left until Christmas Day, I'm starting to feel a little frazzled! 

Cardmakers are creative and many of us use it as a tool to combat the stresses of everyday life. However, that is not always an option, especially the lead up to any big holiday event - like Christmas! When time is limited and I can't unwind with stamps, dies or coloring, I will reach for some skincare lovin'. I refreshing mask or a quick hand massage is really relaxing and doesn't take a ton of time. I'm super pale so it's important I look after my skin, otherwise I'd resemble a raisin by the time I'm 50! lol
When I do have a little more time, I LOVE making Christmas cards, especially using anything Poinsettia related! This year, PFS has an amazing slimline poinsettia stamp and coordinating die set, a MUST have for a flower lovers.
Card 1 - Holly Jolly Shaker Card
  • Use some generic A2 nesting dies to create a frame (x2) with white card.
  • Die cut the A2 lines of interest and then swipe green ink over it. Once dry, sprinkle with water for a fun, textured look. 
  • Stamp out, color, and then die cut the poinsettias. 
  • Stamp and die cut the holly jolly sentiment in red ink. 
  • Adhere the lines of interest die cut to the top of one of the frames. 
  • Next, adhere the other frame over top and add acetate to the back with double sided tape. Add shaker foam at the back and set aside. 
  • Take an A2 card panel and use the christmas tree lot stencil with arctic white paper glaze. Allow to dry. 
  • Add traditional Christmas candy mix onto your stencilled panel, and then adhere your card front with the shaker tape over top. 
  • Trim a piece of vellum the same height as the sentiment, and assemble all the card pieces. 
Isn't it a beautiful card? By adding a little interest with shaker elements and stencilled texture, it really lights up the design of your card.
Card 2 - Bold Poinsettia
I also made a simple poinsettia card with the leftover stamps, but this time created a dark and bold background. 
Do you have a favorite card? I love them both and they've already been sent to friends, whom I hope enjoy them. 
Thanks for taking the time to visit me today, and don't forget to come back each day for more holiday inspiration! 
Lots of crafty hugs, 

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  • Anonymous on

    Love the candy shaker bits and the gorgeous poinsettias! Great cards!

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