Poinsettia Wishes

We finally have snow!!!  Granted, yes, it's raining now so the snow will probably all be gone by the end of the day...but I can hope that the flood gates have been opened and that gorgeous white stuff will come back to stay soon :)

So I'm back with another Christmas card today!  Tis the season right :)
I had a little fun with this one.  It was an idea that I had swirling around in my mind for the longest time when I saw the new Lawn Fawn stamp set Our Friendship Grows.  I was nervous to try it, but I finally overcame my fear and busted this project out...and it is amazing!
I just can't get over how gorgeous the poinsettia turned out!  I'm no pro at coloring my images with my markers...still very much a beginner in that area, and reds sort of scare me the most...but man, it's so pretty!

When I first made the poinsettia, I wasn't sure what I was going to put it on.  So I just made up a simple little background with the fun little dotted swirl from the Critters in Costume set from Lawn Fawn.  It's just heat embossed in clear for the subtle design.  But then I saw the sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch and new that it was perfect!

I paired up some coordinating papers and popped everything together with some dimensional adhesive.  The red twine is from The Twinery and I die cut out a little sentiment from Verve Stamps.

I couldn't help but play with that fun little folder tab at the top.  It was screaming to have something behind it, so I made the front of the card into a gift card holder.
When I showed it to Matthew, he made the suggestion of adding something to the gift card slip so that it would be easier to pull it out.  So, I need to think of what I want that to be :)

But I totally love this card!  And I already have several more sunflowers stamped out and colored up ready to be made into poinsettias :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Corrosive Challenge #188-Happy Holidays
    Lawnscaping Challenge #70-Polka Dots
    Sweet Sunday Sketch #198

Thanks for stopping by!!  And have a fabulous Thanksgiving week!!! <3


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the flower and its also such a great gift idea.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. What a great idea making it into a gift card holder and lovely coloring!

  3. What a beautiful card. I love how the flower pops.

  4. Oh what a beautiful card.

  5. so stunning emily.gorgeous design and i love your poinsettia :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Lovely card. The poinsettia is so striking! Awesome coloring Emily!
    Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenges :)

  7. Beautiful card! Love your coloring and the dimension on the poinsettia! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!