Monday, December 5, 2011

Peaceful Poinsettias, Punched

Today's cards were made with Papertrey Ink's Peaceful Poinsettias, which is one of their most brilliant Christmas sets (at least in my opinion!). I'm loving the combo of SU's real red and cherry cobbler, so I stamped a bunch of the poinsettias on a piece of scrap PTI card stock, punched them out with circle punches, and then played around with them. Here are the results!

Random, bouncy poinsettias have lots of fun energry and movement...but keeping them touching and in a line prevents them from looking chaotic. To make this card, I placed all the circles first, rearranging until I felt they were fairly balanced and then gluing or popping on dimensionals one at a time.

And now for an AR-OC version, much more graphic and peaceful. The two shades of red kick the design up a notch without disturbing the static, graphic appeal.

I imagine many of you will have a clear favorite between these two, but I couldn't pick a favorite to save my life.

Okay, well, maybe to save my life, but stamping isn't really a life or death hobby.

Thank goodness for that.

On a personal note, if you're interested in the update on our new house and move, you can read about it on my other blog HERE.


  1. Yes, we will all have our favourite ... and mine is your AR-OC version ... I think you might be rubbing off on me ... lol!!!

  2. Nah, can't pick one either, love both:0) That brilliant pop of the reds against the crisp clean white background is a delight, simply lovely cards, Gay xxx

  3. FABULOUS!!! LOVE them!!! :) May be CASEing it...hope that's ok!

  4. Hi Susan,

    I was giving you some kudos from my blog
    and thought I would drop you a note. Your blog is one of the few I consistently read. Thanks for the thought provoking and realness of your blogs. It's always an inspiration. Besides, your crafting ability is fabulous!

  5. Love the punched circles -- I've done similar with Circle Circus but didn't think about making a Christmas card with this layout.

  6. Never thought to stamp and punch. Good idea! Your cards are nice; I like the color combo you chose. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be card #2. Hope you are well and all is going good w/your home sale. :)

  7. I love both of them - both are great designs I could CASE with snowflakes or stars!! Thank you for the inspiration for some quick cards.

    I followed your link to your other blog. Your new kitchen is gorgeous - you'll love it. Good luck for a quick sale of the present house.


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