a muse|studio Poinsettia Die…

With all of the excitement of Holiday Hoopla approaching and the new A Muse|Studio Holiday Catalog for 2013, I can’t help but start thinking about Christmas cards. The new stamp sets are so FRESH and completely FABULOUS and I would love to share a copy of the new catalog so please email me to let me know if you’d like an electronic copy.

While waiting for this new catalog to be revealed, it got me thinking about some of the Christmas stamp sets and dies that I already have in my stash and once I opened that door, it was like opening a flood gate—all of these fun, Christmas card ideas started to blossom in my mind and I couldn’t wait to get into my studio to take them from idea to reality!

I love A Muse Studio felt. It adds such a cute, soft, dimensional element to card designs in addition to being fun to work with on it’s own. Just go to Pinterest and type in DIY felt projects in the little search window and you won’t believe how many ideas will fill your screen…

Anyway, I pulled out my felt and my poinsettia dies from last year’s holiday catalog and got to work!

a muse studio pointsettia copy

This first card is so sweet and traditional. I just love the way the two patterned papers play off of each other and the way the felt poinsettia pops off the card front. Those little yellow sparkle stickers I used for the center of the poinsettia are from the round assorted pack. I chose a vanilla card base since the background of both the Candy Cane Stripe and Twas the Night card stocks are vanilla, too. For the poinsettia flower there are three flower shaped dies that you layer together to create the flower. I chose to cut the largest flower out of green felt to make the leaves rather than cutting the leaf shapes separately. The flower is less full, but I like how it looks.

a muse studio poinsettia 2 copy

In this next card, I went with a more neutral color palette. The flower is cut from vanilla felt with no leaves this time. I used pearl stickers for the center of the flower to add texture, but a lower contrast, and then I chose to use the woodgrain card stock on top of a scallop square in sugar. The base card is latte card stock. Really, the only pop of color is the cherry ink I used for the sentiment (from the Say It With Style set) and to tie the card design together, a little bit of cherry baker’s twine to finish it off.

These two cards are just a couple of ideas for using felt and the poinsettia dies you might have seen or purchased last year. Both the felt and the dies are still available in this current A Muse|Studio catalog so be sure to check them out!  You can shop online through my secure webstore 24/7, at your convenience! Just click Shop Online at the top of the screen when you get to the link.

Comments

  1. GREAT looking cards. I love the clean, crisp look you achieved.

  2. Those are just gorgeous….I particularly love the Christmas colors in the first one, I am such a traditional girl when it comes to the holidays. The neutral is very classy though, so will have to make a few of those too 🙂 Thanks for all the wonderful ideas that flow from you and your studio to all of us!! Love you tons XXOO