Sunday, 20 September 2015

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop September 2015 - Holiday Catalogue - Poinsettia



Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop for September!  

You may be just starting the blog hop here at my blog or may have come from the person before me in the list below.  If you get off track at any time, the full line-up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.  At the moment you are visiting Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  

This month we are excited to showcase some of the fantastic new products in the Holiday Catalogue - what a feast!  

Where has the time gone?!!  The year is disappearing so quickly and many of us are already well into the joyous swing of Christmas/Seasonal Card  production!  I love this time of year.  Christmas cards seem to not only condone but encourage the use of bling, glitter and glitz and I can be as over the top as I like!
SU, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Poinsettia, Christmas card, Versatile Christmas
Easel Card featuring a poinsettia created with
the the Reason for the Season Bundle

Having said that, the card I've chosen to include in this blog hop is really quite restrained (for me!) and I decided not to use traditional Christmas colours - I think I haven't quite reached the red and green stage of the year yet! 

 For some reason, I'm making a lot of easel cards these days.  Maybe because they look quite impressive even though they're so quick and easy to make!

I made the card in Tip Top Taupe and added a panel of Early Espresso followed by a panel of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  

I stamped and punched two poinsettias using the Reason for the Season Bundle (a 15% saving as well as everything I need to make a beautiful flower!) and then intermingled the parts - one I stamped with Early Espresso on Tip Top Taupe card
SU, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Poinsettia, Christmas card, Versatile Christmas
Dimensionals add enough height to
keep the card propped open. 
 and the other I heat embossed with Gold onto Early Espresso Card.  I put a Metal Rimmed Pearl in the centre for a little more restrained bling. 

The sentiments are from Versatile Christmas - heat embossed in Gold onto Tip Top Taupe card and die cut with the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits.

I "prettied-up" the strip of glimmer paper on the inside by trimming the ends with the smallest of the Deco Labels Collection Framelits.
SU, Festive Flower Builder Punch, Poinsettia, Christmas card, Versatile Christmas
Alternative colours for the card

Then I used the other poinsettia to make a second, similar card.

Afterwards I wished I'd mixed up the petals even a little bit more.

I hope you've enjoyed these cards, I would really welcome your comments.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and so much inspiration that you don't want to miss.  Remember that currently you are my blog - Stephanie Fischer - so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in line in the list and click on their name as you don't want to miss out on seeing any of the blogs and the amazing inspiration they contain.


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16 comments:

  1. What a stunner of a card - I just love it. Ange

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  2. I wouldn't have thought to use this in neutrals, lovely!

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  3. The colours on this are just stunning! Love the colour combo!

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  4. Gorgeous!! Love this stefanie. The colours are great.

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  5. WOW Stephanie :) This a neat card, great colours

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  6. Gorgeous colour combo....Awesome card

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  7. Love this-wouldn't have chosen this bundle-but on my shopping list now!

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  8. Lovely work Steph.....mmmm has me thinking now

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  9. Really love the dimensions on this, lovely card.

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  10. Fantastic card. I really love that type of card! Must give it a go.

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  11. The is a very beautiful Card. Love it.

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  12. What a gorgeous card and I love these colours together

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  13. Simply stunning. Love everything about this card especially the colours and the fold design.

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  14. Great choice on the colours Stephanie - it works so beautifully with the builder punch!

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