Christmas in September and a Fond Farewell

It seems we crafters start to think about Christmas as soon as the leaves start to fall off the trees. Maybe because we want to be sure to have time to make our hand-made cards and gifts before the holiday crunch arrives. This week I played with the poinsettia stamp from the brand new Natures Christmas set:

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's stamp stuff (Nature's Christmas SET), Rubber stamps: inkadinkado (text), Papers: Oldies from a provocraft stack, Templates: Lindsay's stamp stuff (Envelope Bonanza, Fun Fair) other: Copic Markers, Ribbon

I printed the poinsettia twice on cream cardstock (Staple brand, no kidding!) and on one layer I carefully colored the green leaves and trimmed out the four petals and center. I colored the remaining petals cardinal red. On the other copy I carefully colored the red petals with Cardinal, lipstick and coral. I Cut out the red petals and threw the leaves away. on the small cut out petals and center from the first layer I colored them a bit lighter red (more coral in that layer) and the center was yellow. To assemble the flower I first hot glued the bottom layer with the hole in it to my card. Then I glued down the middle layer rotating it so it gave me the look of more petals then finally I glued in the center. I curled and fluffed the petals a bit for dimension.

Of course I made a homemade envelope with the Envelope Bonanza kit, I like to make the envelope first so I can use the scraps as accents on my card and in this case the box that I cut with my Fun Fair SVG set. Both templates were cut with my Cricut and SCAL software. Very little went to waste in this project!

This card qualifies for the following challenges:  Aimees Challenges (Christmas Wishes), Color Throwdown, Incy wincy& OSSAT (anything Goes), Scrappekammeret (2 papers and a text stamp), Sentimental Sundays (dimension), Totally gorjuss (Christmas), Humble Pie (shaped card), YNS Challenges (Handmade flowers),  Christmas Stamping All Year LongChristmas Blog Challenge (red, holly green color) and the sketch from 2sketches4you.

Here is a look at the new Natures Christmas set and the other sets I used in this project:

Now for your freebie, It is a vintage Santa holding a parchment, you can write, type or stamp a sentiment on it, it would make a cute tag too, right-click on the pic and choose “Save As” to download.

This week we bid farewell to two of your very talented DT members Lisa Jurecek and Melissa Craig. The have both wowed us every week with their creations and they will be missed, but I wish them the best of luck! Now let’s see what the LSS DT has been working on this week:

Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator

Shannon Neparko

Margie Visnick

Lisa Jurecek

Melissa Craig

Leanne Garner

Tamara Bennett

Cindi Hooks

Karin Martin

Jennifer Bliss

Rhonda Walker

Diane Bove

Tracy Vinson

Laurel Seabrook

thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting;)

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32 Responses

  1. I love that stamp set and I love it even more now that I see what you have done with it! Thanks for the free stamp and I will definitely miss the beautiful inspiration from Lisa and Melissa.

  2. gorgeous projects, Lindsay!! so festive and fun :)

  3. Wow! Your poinsettia is gorgeous! I love the bold colors and your bow is amazingly perfect!

  4. fabulous christmas projects Lindsday! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge over at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

  5. Great projects! I love the freebie, and I am trying to get in the Christmas spirit, but these 80+ degree days are not so condusive to the christmas spirit, lol! Your box and card are great!

  6. Stunning Creations! Thanks for sharing with us this weeks “Anything Goes” challenge at One Stitch At A Time! hugs Jo xxx

  7. What gorgeous creations. Thanks so much for the Santa.

  8. I love the way you did the Poinsettia Lindsay! So pretty and realistic looking. Thank you for the Freebie. He’s cute!

  9. What a stunning creation!!! I love the colors, and all the details :-)
    Love the christmas fllower :-D
    Thanks for playing along at Scrappekammeret.
    Hugs Guro

  10. Stunning! That bow is super gorgeous and this Christmas set is a real beauty, Lindsay! What amazing detail on both the card and the gift box.

  11. This is so festive and gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us for this week’s challenge at The Town Scrapper!

  12. This is a beautiful Christmas project you have made!! What a great idea and how fun and lucky for the person who receives this!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long!
    Jodi =)

  13. The poinsettia is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at YNS. Linda-DT

  14. This is beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Town Scrapper!

  15. Simply beautiful. :) Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss. Gez.xx

  16. Thank you. I can think of lots of uses for this Santa!

  17. Wow, you are such a talented artist. Lovely projects.

  18. Wow these are most amazing and so unique! Thanks for playing along with YNS Make your own flowers challenge and have an absolutely inky weekend! Beth

  19. Your project is adorable and beautiful. I love it.
    Great Job!
    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good Luck!
    Hugs from Poland,

  20. Lovely card! I can’t believe that Christmas is just around the corner!

  21. WOW soooo creative!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrappekammeret!
    Anette :)

  22. Beautiful! I love the dimension on the poinsettia.

  23. Your card is gorgeous Lindsay!! Wow! How did you create the base of your card? It’s awesome! The treat box is adorable.

    Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of one of the best teams! I have loved every minute of it.

  24. Love the dimension on your poinsettia. Thanks for the Santa. I am not ready to work on Christmas- we need to do Halloween and Thanksgiving first!

  25. Beautiful Christmas set! So adorable and sweet, beautiful dimension… Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays! ;)

  26. holy cow! What an impressive set :)
    Thanks for joining us this week at 2S4Y :) Kazan

  27. Thanks for the Santa freebie :)

  28. Gorgeous projects Lindsey! congrats on you win at 2S4Y! Well deserved. I love visiting your blog and all your creations. thanks for the freebie Santa!

  29. This is a jaw dropping gorgeous project Lindsay! Congrats on the win at 2S4Y!!! This is a winner in my book too!

  30. oh sooooo elegant, I love it. That pointsetta is beautiful!!!!! Totally beautiful!!!!


  31. Your work is AMAZING! This card is so outstanding, great, great job and TFS.

  32. Thank you!!

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