Today’s design for poinsettia cards for batch making is genius!
We’ve been talking a lot lately about batch making holiday cards. It’s such a good feeling when mailing time rolls around and your cards are all ready to go! Today’s poinsettia cards for batch making are both absolutely gorgeous AND make very clever use of die cut and patterned paper panels which make putting these together super fast and easy.
Let’s learn from Jamie, today’s card creator, how she put this together.
First, Jamie die-cut white card stock using our Quilted Stitch Pierced Cover and then trimmed the edges so that the pattern of the die completely covers your paper. PRO TIP: If you are going to batch make this design, measure that first one, trim your panels to fit and then just die cut away. You can also use our handy-dandy template to cut 5 card front panels from on 8 1/2″ X 11″ sheet of card stock.
Next, Jamie cut a piece of decorative paper from our Festive Farmhouse 6×6 Paper Pad to cover the bottom half of the white panel. PRO TIP: Save those scraps! You can span your die cut card background with a strip instead of a panel and your cards will be just as spectacular!
Jamie adhered her patterned paper over her die cut panel and laid a thin gold glitter washi tape over the seam. She then layered this over a piece of gold card stock and then adhered the whole assembly to a green card base.
Now if you are planning to use this gorgeous design to batch make your holiday cards, we have a few suggestions. First, embrace the idea that every card can look a little different so you can, as we said above, use up all those scraps. Second, browse your stash of card stock for colors that you love with the different patterns – remember, the design can be the same but the cards can be totally different! Third, we recommend making all your cards, mixing and matching all your card stock colors, your metallics, the patterns and then you can decide what color poinsettia you want to set onto the card.
For that exquisite poinsettia, Jamie stamped the poinsettia and leaves from our Buildable Poinsettia Set on watercolor paper using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold powder. She colored this in with her watercolor pencils and then die-cut it with our coordinating Buildable Poinsettia Die Set. PRO TIP: Here’s where you can further customize your batch of holiday cards. Use different shades of pink, reds, pink with red and even leave it white depending on which of your many beautifully individual card bases you’ve created you want to add it to.
Jamie added her blossom to her card with some foam tape adhesive and then tucked a set of leaves under the edge with some liquid glue.
Jamie stamped her sentiment onto vellum using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with the same gold powder. If you choose to incorporate other metallics, making the heat embossing on the foliage and the sentiment match creates some pretty continuity. Jamie added her vellum element with some invisible adhesive – she used Specialty Tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. As a final touch and to connect all the pretty pops of gold, Jamie used some gold Stickles on her die cut detail intersections.
So gorgeous and SO flexible! What a great idea for making stacks of cards! If you’d like this to be your holiday card this year, here’s what you will want to grab:
We love all the ways you can change up these poinsettia cards for batch making and the fact that you can use up lots of parts and pieces only makes it that much more ideal! Shop that stash ,grab what you need and set up a win-win strategy for card sending this year!