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Thursday, December 16, 2010

3D Poinsettia

For my Christmas printers tray, I made a 3D poinsettia that I also used in this card.  The poinsettia was adapted from a tutorial by valita.  She is a talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator who lives in Australia.  I also cased the card layout from another demonstrator.  I love the way that the card looks like a gift wrapped package.

For the poinsettia, start by using the Leaves #2 die (113459) to cut 6 leaves:  5 are Real Red and 1 is Old Olive.  I then embossed the red leaves using the Finial Press embossing folder (115963) and the green leaf using the Elegant Lines embossing folder (119277).

Cut the stem off of each leaf.  Then cut the leaf into 3 pieces as shown.  You'll also want to punch out a 1/2"circle (119869) to use as the base for the poinsettia.  Sponge each leaf using Cherry Cobbler for the real red leaves and Always Artichoke for the old olive leaf.

Curl each leaf as shown.  I held the tip of the leaf in my right hand and pulled up with my left hand to curl the leaf.

Attach the five long leaves to the ½”circle.   

Then add the smaller leaves.   

After everything is dry, add the green leaves to the flower.

When you are done, finish off poinsettia flower with a brad in the middle.  

For the card, I used Stampin’ Up!’s Build-A-Brad (109128).  The Build-A-Brads can be customized with any insert that you can punch out with your ½” circle punch (119869).

For the center of the flower in the Christmas tray, I used a gold glitter brad (121003). 

I hope you enjoy making this flower!

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Art-To-Go Printer's Tray - Christmas Joy

This is the Christmas version I made for my Art-To-Go Printer's Tray series. 

I had so much fun making the 3D tree in the bottom left hand corner of my Christmas tray that I used the same technique on this card. 

The idea for this tree came from the fact that I couldn’t follow the directions for a different 3D tree!  This tree is relatively quick to make when you use the Big Shot and a punch to cut your scallop circles.
For this tree, I used the following dies and punch. 

Scallop Circle Die (113468)
Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469) I used the largest circle
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874) 

Cut one of each scallop circle and then cut each one in half.  Because you cut all three pieces in half, you’ll get two trees from the three circles!  I embossed the half circles using my Big Shot (113439) and the Final Press embossing folder (115963).  Then I used a dauber to add Frost White Shimmering Ink (116854) to the paper.  

Form a cone with the first circle and glue in place by overlapping one scallop as shown here.  Repeat with the other two half circles.

Press the cones until they are almost flat.  Then glue one to the other as shown here.
When you have all three parts glued together, you have your tree.  I added the bird from the Merry Details Sizzlit (116823).
For the card, the tag is made with the following items.

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (115370)
Modern Label Punch (119849)
Tags til Christmas Stamp Set (121169)
Decorative Label Punch  (120907)

Visit my online store to get your supplies for this project.  Remember that when you purchase $25 or more in product, you are eligible for my Rewards Program.
Creatively yours, 

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX

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