christmas to remember…

12.13.2022…..Happy Tuesday, my stampin’ friends! One of my favorite things to do is to create little 3″ x 3″ notecards. And today…..I decided to create four of them, with a festive, holiday theme. I just love how the little poinsettias turned out, and they added such a traditional, but also shabby chic, look to these little cards. Hope these 3″ x 3″ card inspire you to create some festive little projects as well!

To create each card, I started with a 3″ x 3″ Kraft Paper base. I then used Basic White Thick Cardstock, and Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper to create the next layers.

For the “Season’s Greetings” card, I embossed the Basic White Thick Cardstock with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. For the “Merry Christmas” card, I used one of the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders. For the “Holly Jolly” card, I used one of the Frosted Flurry Dies to create the background. And…for the “Merry Merry Merry” card, I used the Stitched Greenery Die.

Under each of the embossed/die cut background, I added a slightly larger piece of Basic White Thick Cardstock, and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the entire panel to the card base.

To create the poinsettias, I used a Water Painter to add Real Red to Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. I then my Water Painter to “flick” water droplets on the paper. Once the water droplets were dry, I used another Water Painter with a few drops of my White Craft Ink Refill (mixed with a tiny bit of water) to add some white speckles. (To create the speckling, I “flicked” the end of the brush against the inside edge of the brush cap, and “flicked” outward towards the cardstock.) You may also want to use a Heat Tool to dry the water droplets and the speckles of white ink.

Once the paper was dry, I used two poinsettia dies (from the Pretty Pillowbox Dies) to cut out several poinsettias. To create each one, I layered a small flower on top of a larger flower, then popped up each one with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

To create the leaves, I used a Water Painter to add Old Olive and Mossy Meadow to Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. I then my Water Painter to “flick” water droplets on the paper. Once the water droplets were dry, I used another Water Painter with a few drops of my White Craft Ink Refill (mixed with a tiny bit of water) to add some white speckles. (To create the speckling, I “flicked” the end of the brush against the inside edge of the brush cap, and “flicked” outward towards the cardstock.) You may also want to use a Heat Tool to dry the water droplets and the speckles of white ink.

Once the paper was dry, I used the two little leaf dies (from the Grove Dies) to cut out several leaves. I then tucked them underneath the poinsettias.

Each of the sentiments (from the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set) were heat-embossed on Basic White Thick Cardstock, using my Versamark Pad and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. After I cut them out, I popped them up with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To create each of the bows, I used Linen Thread. Forbit of bling, I added Festive Pearls in the center of each poinsettia.

Wishing you creativity always,

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