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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Potted Poinsettias

Hello Crafty friends,
It's been a while since my last post :( It's been busy behind the scenes getting the house ready & decorated- yes, barely and the general school crazyness!
My Grammy asked me to make some Christmas cards for her & she needed them in a week to be able to send them out on time. She said just to make some "simple cards". Ummm, has Grammy not taken a look at my cards?! Simple is my Kryptonite... ah well. I was making my rounds about town when I noticed all the potted poinsettias & then it hit me! So off to my craft lab I went to get started on those cards :)

Here's the first:
What's easier than the flower pot card! These were super popular a while back & they were all over the web cuz they're easy & super cute :)

Here's the second:
I used gold cardstock to look like the gold wrap on the real poinsettias I saw. I used the MS embossed zig zag border punch along the edge. The Poinsettias are the Layered Poinsettias dies from Heartfelt Creations.

Here are the inserts:

When sending these type of cards I like to include a stand or easel of some sort. So when I saw an easel die by T!m Holtz that would fit A2 cards, I had to grab it!

Here's the one I use to photograph my cards- you can see the removable adhesive to secure the cards. (But adhesive isn't really necessary.)

I include an easel along with the card in case the recipient would like to stand the card. It is gold cardstock to match the card base.
OK, so this is MY version of simple and you know what?--- these flower pot cards really are simple :)
You can find the tute for this card ---> HERE.

Thanks for peeking!

9 comments:

  1. Karli, these are so pretty. I really love the white one. The easel die looks like a great idea. I will have to investigate it.

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  2. OMGosh Karli, they are gorgeous! And, easels to match. You definitely don't know the meaning of simple, but you certainly know the mean of exceptional!

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  3. Fabulously beautiful!!!! Karli, you are an amazingly talented person! These poinsettias are gorgeous!! Love the idea of the easel!! Talented AND smart! :)

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  4. Grammy will be so thrilled- WOW- gorgeous Karli!!! Gorgeous! I love this idea- and love the gorgeous colors.

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  5. Hi my friend,
    these poinsettias are so beautiful. You did a great job on your "simple" cards. ;-)

    Have a great day!

    Big hugs,
    Gaby

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  6. Hey Karli -- I need a pile of Christmas cards too. Would you like to whip up a few more "simple" cards for me?
    Wowza -- these are uber-gorgeous!!!!

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  7. Wow -- these are drop dead gorgeous cards. Your Grammy is a very lucky woman (and of course you are lucky to still have her in your life too)! Wish I had someone to make gorgeous cards like this for me!

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  8. These are gorgeous. The gold pot and bows are so festive. Love the poinsettias, too, very realistic. Beautiful cards.

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  9. these cards are beautiful so different.this is my first time on this site I an very impressed.well done Karlie.

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