Sunday, November 6, 2011

Poinsettia

So many have been making pretty cards with that poinsettia die from Spellbinders.  I started checking into maybe purchasing one but kept holding back since the only time I'd use it is at Christmas...and what else can you do with a poinsettia die, except make a poinsettia!  (I'm sure some one will come up with something else to do with the die, but I just can't think of anything right now) 

So, being the "cheap-o" that I am, I went on a search for a poinsettia that was just the right size.  Since I live in a very small town, the only places you could find this type of thing are at Walmart or the Dollar Store.

Ah...the Dollar Store - I can always find all kinds of junk in there to come home with!  They had these very tiny flower pots with poinsettia's sticking out of them and some little gold balls on a stick.  Sounds tacky and trust me, they really are!  However, it was just the right size I needed.



I disassembled the entire pot of poinsettias and started from scratch with all the pieces.  After putting it together I sponged Bravo Burgundy on the edges of the leaves and then  used a glitter pen to kind of highlight them.  The sentiment (SU) was embossed in gold.

A very CAS card and there were enough flowers in that tacky little pot to make about six or eight cards.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Mark's Finest Papers (fall or winter theme), Crimbo Crackers (Christmas/Anything Goes), and Clearly I Stamp (color challenge).

Thanks for stopping by................
Lynn

43 comments:

Marie said...

Smashing card!
Love n hugs
Marie

McCrafty's Cards said...

It is such an elegent card Lynn, if you hadn't have said where you got the poinsettia, I never would have guessed. we have simlar stores here to.
Kevin xx

Marilyn said...

Another winner Lynn and I love the poinsettia story too. The card is so striking in its simplicity and that smokin flower is perfect!

Anne Temple said...

Tacky to treasure. I love this! The clean lines and the bright white really makes the red pop. What a gorgeous Christmas card!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card!!! I bought some poinsettia sprigs at the Dollar Store last year, I will have to go dig them out! Very pretty!

~ Kendra ~ said...

What a beautiful card!! So very elegant!

Becky said...

Girl...This is one stunning CAS card! :)

xGemmax said...

Stunning card...clean & simple but sooo effective hun & love the poinsettia too!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Pat Garvin said...

It's gorgeous. I love poinsettias. Greta find at the Dollar Store. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Tip Top said...

Hehehe - I'm just the same!! We have poundshops here in the UK and they are a treasure trove for junk but great for cardmaking! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

ThePurplePlace said...

This is absolutely STUNNING!! :) I never find anything good at my dollar store!! You did great!! I think I may have to go by mine this week and see what's NEW!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Awesome work with your deconstructed dollar store finds, Lynn! What a gorgeous holiday card!!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

I love your creativity and yes - the dollar store rocks sometimes! (my mom thinks it rocks ALL the time!!). Love that you got what you wanted anyway just by thinking outside the box and I think that it looks great!! I love all the greenery behind it as well :)
Maria

Laura said...

OMG!!! Lynn, I have been looking for a die poinsettia. I even emailed a lady asking where she got hers. But You just gave me a great Idea. I love it. Im going to go search at the dollar store. What a beautiful christmas card. TFS

NanaConnie said...

I love cheap finds at the Dollar Stores that can convert in to something as beautiful as your card! Magnificently done, Lynn. You know I'm going to CASAE this one, don't you, my friend?

Tammy said...

Fabulous Lynn! How clever of you, I would never had thought to take it apart and reassemble it. Love your cleverness!

Shirley said...

You are so funny, Lynn. Your tacky pot made one really gorgeous and lovely card!!! I hope your husband is doing well too!

maryr917 said...

this is so pretty Lynn and the poinsettias are pretty-sounds like you use your craft dollars wisely

Jean McKenzie said...

Wow Lynn! Love that poinsettia - that has made for a very elegant card!! So pretty!

Sharon said...

I think your card is just fabulous Lynn. Amazing what one can do with a little bit of creativity. Good for you! hugs Sharon x

Monica said...

How clever... love your card, Lynn, so EFFECTIVE and pretty.

xxx Monica

Dixie said...

Beautiful classic card, Lynn and a clever idea for the poinsettia. I think I may need to take a trip to the dollar store and see what holiday treasures ours has in :)

Cibele Glazer said...

Love what you did with your Dollar Store find! Beautiful card!

Kathy D. said...

Wow!! Wow!! this just pops and is so beautifully bold. Love it. Great way to be frugal.

Thanks for playing in the color challenge at www.clearlyistamp.typepad.com
Hope to see you again on the 18th when the new challenge is released.

Cassie said...

What a gorgeous card, Lynne! Thanks for playing along in CIC39 :D

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I thought you bought the die (:
Your dollar store find is cool! It perfect for your card, love it!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I love that poinsettia and the touch of glitter on the edges!! I also love the dollar store, that's where some of my flowers come from too!

Merlyn said...

Fantastic CAS card:) It looks stunning..I love the flower...:)

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Linda said...

Absolutely stunning card Lynn!!! I love poinsettias and yours looks amazing.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Margaret said...

Don't you just love when a bargain turns into a treasure!! I'm always looking through the clearance sections for things like this! The inking and glitter on the petals really had a dramatic effect on this! Love it!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Gorgeous stuff going on here!! What a great idea to go to the Dollar Store, ours is not so great :( Your card is beautiful, love the CAS with the red just shining through.

jaydee said...

Lynn, you are a genius. I'd never thought to go to the dollar store, but know I think I should take a trip there. Your card is fabulous
hugs
jaydee

Melissa said...

This made me laugh! I'd never have guessed that's where the poinsettia came from! Now THAT'S creativity! :) Your card turned out beautifully!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, I agree- I would have thought Joanns or Mikes flower section - what a nice score! SuPER cute! Love the color scheme - nicely done, Lynn!

Joan Ervin said...

That is one fabulous looking poinsettia, Lynn....you are going to have a whole heard of stampers descending on every Dollar Store in the state!!!!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful card! I love the dollar store too! lol Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Vicky Hayes said...

You are so resourceful Lynne! The doctored poinsettia looks perfect on your CAS design.

RORO LEE said...

Very beautiful CAS poinsettia card, Lynn! I am gonna try my luck in the dollar stores near me!!:D

Shannon White said...

Fabulous Poinsettia Lynn! I unfortunately do not have a dollar store near me..8-(.. But I still love your Wonderfully Elegant CAS Christmas card! It's Beautiful my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Darlene said...

Breathtaking card, Lynn! Elegant and beautiful, compliments of the Dollar Store LOL! Gotta love that aspect. Kudos on your ispiration!

Nancy in Iowa said...

I call it Dollar Tree Therapy.

This card is BEAUTIFUL!

Janeen said...

breathtaking! Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends this week. Good luck to you.

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! CONGRATS on winning at MFP!