Welcome to A Crowning Creation and the ICS December Blog Hop – Christmas Cards Galore.  This month my project is made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating Nature’s Roots framelit dies to give you a totally different spin on a Christmas card with a non-holiday stamp set founn in our Annual catalog.   If you are new to my page, I hope you find my project fun and inspiring, too.

I’m very excited about this month’s project and I had a lot of fun making it.  This card took a little more time with all the parts, but it was sure fun to make and I had been wanting to make a poinsettia this season.  Who knew a leaf could be so versatile!

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator. Make a holiday card using non-holiday stamp. Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits, Mistletoe Season stamp set, Click thru for info.

The Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper really adds a nice backdrop for the showstopper poinsettia.  The flower itself took a bit more time because of the number of petals.  I could have used less, but I was having fun and just enjoying the creative process.  Okay, okay, so…17 flower petals may be a bit excessive, but I think it turned out very pretty.  You certainly could probably use less and still have a lovely flower.  Once I stamped them using the Rooted in Nature stamp set (small leaf) and cut them out using the coordinating Nature’s Roots framelit dies with the Big Shot, I used a Bone Folder to curve them a bit to get a more genuine look of the petals.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator. Make a holiday card using non-holiday stamp. Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits, Mistletoe Season stamp set, Click thru for info.

I used a little puddle of Liquid Tombow Multipurpose Glue and just kept adding the petals until I got the desired look.  I plugged in a few of the same leaves stamped with the Garden Green stamp pad and topped it off with the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little bling.  The sentiment is from the Mistletoe Season stamp set using the Garden Green stamp pad.

If you liked this project, I hope you take a moment and subscribe for more fun, tips and tricks.  And you’ll get to see my 12 Weeks of Christmas projects, too.  Not a card in this series, just fun gift ideas and home decor.  Thanx for stopping by and make all your projects A Crowning Creation.

Please click below to continue through our hop to see the next project by Sharon Hashimoto Burkert and experience even more great projects.  Also, I would love it if you would post a comment below and let me know how you liked this card.

Be sure to make all your projects A Crowning Creation!

~Cynthia McQueen~

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