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Great Impressions–Poinsettias & Berries

Happy Monday!  I have a new Christmas card to share with you.   This week I used Poinsettias & Berries (K40) and Season’s Greetings (C427) from Great Impressions Stamps.  


2013-10-21 GI Poinsettias WM


I have to admit that bigger stamps like this seem to intimidate me.  I always feel that the card needs to bit bigger to properly show off the image.   But, after coloring this image and messing around with bits of paper, I found a standard A2 layout that I liked.


2013-10-21 GI Poinsettias angled WM


Now I want to make another card using this stamp.  I’m thinking of paper pieced layers for the poinsettia.  What do you think?


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Poinsettias & Berries (K40) and Season’s Greetings (C427) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black ink
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Copic markers, Close To My Heart corner punch, Stampin’ Up photo corners punch
  • Embellishments:  The Twinery baker’s twine, Gelly Roll clear glitter pen, Buttercup Liquid Pearls, Paperstudios white pearls



Desire Fourie said…
Absolutely beautiful with a wonderful hint of vintage.
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theCook said…
Yes, paper piecing the poinsettia would be a great idea! Love the way your poinsettia sparkles.
If it were me, I would have cut the image following more exactly the lines...
Pam said…
I just love this gorgeous Christmas card!
Audrey Pettit said…
OMWord, this is stunning, Cheryl! I LOVE this design and LOVE the stamped poinsettias! Gorgeous mix of papers, too. And your coloring is out of this world! You truly did an amazing job showcasing these flowers. Love your idea of layering them next. Looking forward to seeing what you do!
Linda Compton said…
You are so right about putting this big stamp on this A2. It looks awesome. I guess you just have to know how to accessorize!
Tracey said…
Hi Cheryl, I hope all is well with you & your family.
I love your card & it's vintage feel :o)
SusanLotus said…
Lovely Christmas card!
I like the glittery effect.

Have a nice creative week!

cheryl Baker said…
oh wow Hun,this is stunning gosh a really amazing,card,gorgeous hugs Cherylxxxxx
Renee said…
This is stunning Cheryl...gorgeous image & your coloring is beautiful!
Hugs, Renee
Deborah Adams said…
Your card is beautiful!! Love everything about it the kraft paper with the red really makes it pop and with the glitter just adds enough to catch your eye. Well Done.:D And paper piecing the poinsettia is a great idea. Can't wait to see it. You can enter 3 times at OSAAT. Thanks for sharing and joining us at the OSAAT Challenge. :D
Tracy said…
Beautiful card Cheryl. Those poinsettias look amazing and I think you choose the perfect size and design. Hugs!
Dewi Lestari said…
It's stunning! Thanks for joining at Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Christmas is Coming
Chana said…
Beautiful design, fabulous design elements! Perfect execution! Thanks for propping this against our front door here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner
Monika Reeck said…
Oh woooww I love the vintage feel on your the flower the DP and the colors...I always enjoy your creation dear Cheryl...awesome and adorable card as always.(love your details on your lovely card)

I see your card on Make It Monday. I wish you like to see my card on my blog, my card is #15 and I would be glad if you could leave me some love :) hugs, Monika
KraftyKoolKat said…
Wow!!! Cheryl this is awesome. Gorgeous image and your stitching finishes it off a treat. I spotted you over on MIM and had to come for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.

Ingrid Mason said…
Cheryl, this Christmas card is so beautiful and I love the layout. It's got a sort of modern twist and a vintage type of feel about it which is so very appealing. Oh yes, please do try paper piecing the poinsettia - it would be so exciting to see just how it compares to this beautifully coloured image. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)
Loz said…
Fantastic card and colors. I spotted this on MIM.Loz
Debra Miller said…
Beautiful card Cheryl! Saw it on MIM. Deb
Jenny said…
This is a knock out Cheryl!
Wendy McCarthy said…
Fabulous Christmas card! Love the poinsettias and the lovely background paper. Spotted it on MIM xx
cheiron said…
Love these gorgeous flowers. Great coloring. Thanks for playing along with us in the Holiday/Christmas Challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Chrissy said…
Stunning Cheryl..beautiful image and the design too..gorgeous card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

Nikki Byrne said…
Beautiful card, loving the Kraft card, goes perfectly with the pointsettia image :) Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck

pam hicks said…
gorgeous card and love he colours my fav, Thank you for entering the Challenge over at One Stitch at a Time, good luck Pam DT x
Renee Butchart said…
It's me again...just saw this on MIM & wanted to tell you again how much I love it!
Hugs, Renee (#77)
Tricia G. said…
Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge!
designermc said…
Gorgeous card. Great design. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create.
CraftyGirl said…
So pretty, love the poinsettia. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
coldwaters2 said…
Hi Cheryl this is so beautiful those Poinsettias look fantastic especially with the sparkle great background papers and design.
lorraine x
Pia S said…
This is gorgeous, Cheryl! What a beautiful stamp, and your coloring is fantastic! I spotted card on MIM.
Melanie said…
A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes" challenge…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been really busy the past weeks…
How beautiful! I love the pennants that you put behind the flowers and the color combination you used.

Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Bear Angels this week!

Chriss - DT - One Stitch AT A Time
Seadragon said…
I really love the way you did this card ~ I wouldn't change a thing!
Lagene said…
GORGEOUS! I love the color combo with the Kraft!
Absolutely beautiful card. I am blown away by your coloring and style.
Anonymous said…
I saw this at Outlawz, and just had to stop by and say again how totally gorgeous this is!

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