SBTF~November Blog Hop

Holiday Decor is out theme this month, let’s see what everyone has for you.

Here is my Poinsettia Petals Garland. This was such a fun project and easy!

Poinsettia Petals Garland

This garland was so easy to put together. First I used a 10 bulb strand of lights from the Dollar Store. This one has clear lights on it, but if you can get the ones with yellow lights, they would look really pretty with the yellow centers.

I then made from the Poinsettia Dies, 10 sets of the three petals, ten sets of the two sizes of leaves and ten of the centers. A little hint when you are die cutting the centers. I used a 3/16″ hole punch to punch a hole in the Daffadil Delight card stock, then centered the die on it and cut it out! As for the centers of the petals, they fit easily in my 3/16″ hole punch. There is one of these on your cropadile if you have one.

Then I took the Poinsettia Petals and gently squeezed them to give a 3D effect to them. Then I simply use two glue dots on the backside of the smaller petal, lined it up over the medium sized petals. Then repeated with two glue dots on the back of the medium petal and lined up over the larger one. Be sure you use the punched hole as your guide to lining up the centers. I then proceded to role up a glue dot and adhere to the back of the center and lined that up also. To attach the leaves, I again used two glue dots down at the base of the leaf and attached where I thought they were most attractive!

The last step is to push them onto your lights. If they do not fit snugly enough, you can put a glue dot on one side of the light, then push the flower on to the light and it should stay.

Here is a photo of one up close.

Poinsettia Petals

I have had so much fun with this Poinsettia Place Suite. Look back here to see a card I made with it.

Click on the next blog below to see what Courtnay has for you.

Poinsettia Petals Bundle

Poppy Parade Cardstock

Garden Green Cardstock

Daffodil Delight Cardstock

Mini Glue Dots

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

SBTD ~ Oct Blog Hop Holiday Gifts

Welcome to the October Stampers By The Dozen blog hop.

I am featuring the Poinsettia Petals Bundle, which I used to make a lovely ornament you could use as a gift or just simply a beautiful home decor piece.

Triple layer poinsettia

In this first photo I used all three layers of the poinsettia to create a full flower with three leaves and a little piece of gold berries. I made two complete sets of this flower so that no matter which way it turned it looked just like this. I used dimensionals and glue dots to hold it together. The ribbon looped through the middle is our Gold Metallic ribbon with Gold Metallic Pearls to create the center. To give the leave “a lift” I used my you pick tool with the large stylus end. By running your stylus along the vein of the petals or leaves, you cause your cardstock to “lift”.

Here is another one I made with just the two smaller sets of petals.

Double Poinsettia with Gold Hoop

This ornament I made the same way as the first with just two of the smaller petals and added one of the Gold Hoops. I just love how these are coming out and what wonderful gifts they will make. I wish you could see them in person. For a little shine, you may want to put a little wink of stella on the leaves. Another idea would be to edge each of the petals with versa mark and emboss with gold emobossing powder.

The middle before any “hiding” techniques

This shot is of the center of the ornament before coming up with ideas to hide this. A couple of things you can do to hide the dimensionals are, one color the edges of the dimensional with a marker the same color as you cardstock. Or two, you could use glue dots to adhere the tips of the front and back petals to close this gap between layers. I think either way looks finished.

The ideas and color variations are endless. Give this project a try and please show me what you have created. I hope I have inspired you to use the Poinsettia Petals bundle.

Let’s see what’s up next for you.

Here are the items I used:

Poinsettia Petals Bundle

Gold Hoops

Metalic Edged Ribbon

Poppy Parade Cardstock

Garden Green Cardstock

Gold Foil

Metallic Pearls


Glue Dots

Marker of your choice to color dimensionals if you wish

If you would like to see a card I made with this bundle just click HERE