Christmas is almost here and I’m still making cards to send out. Thank goodness they are all local! Are you still making cards too? If you are, I have a super cute poinsettia border idea for you to try out, featuring a bit of fancy layering with the December Large Die of the Month kit from Spellbinders.
This month’s kit is a gorgeous set called Kaleidoscope Trio Strips and Borders. The neat thing is each design has a second layer and then an edge die, to boot!
I picked out this one to work with today. It reminded me of poinsettias, and I love those so much around Christmastime. Sadly, I can’t have any in the house because of three furry troublemakers who would be happy to make a snack out of them. Paper ones will have to do. 🙂
I also picked up a new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Holiday Greetings Mix 1, and it has some great holiday sentiments. I especially liked the stacked one I used on this card; it went together with the die design perfectly.
To start out, I die cut both layers of the strip along the edge of some red cardstock. I used two different shades of red – a dark one called Peppermint for the top layer, and a lighter one, called Wax Lips, for the middle. Then I used the matching border die to trim out a Classic Green base for each strip.
Of course, I pulled out my favorite glue, Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, to stack all the die cuts in place. Once they were dry, I trimmed the edge so the width of the strip was about 1 ⅛”, perfect for lining each side of my card.
Once I had the heat embossed paper matted to a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of the Wax Lips cardstock, it was time to add on the poinsettia border! I wanted them to have a bit of depth like a frame, so I used foam squares to attach them to the sides of my card front. Then, all I need was a bunch of light green adhesive gems for a bit of sparkle.
Do you subscribe to the LTODM kit from Spellbinders? Leave a link to your favorite project in the comments below, I’d love to see what you dreamed up!
Thanks for popping in today! Go ahead and pin this to your holiday inspiration board on Pinterest!
Here’s another beautiful holiday card I bet you’ll like!