Simple to Spectacular: Painted Poinsettias

Welcome to Simple to Spectacular!

Who doesn’t love a simple, classic sugar cookie? But then you add icing and it gets even sweeter and more decadent. And then you pop on some sprinkles and suddenly it’s a party! The idea of this feature will be to show how a single stamp set can be used to create a card from clean and simple to downright fabulous with a few extra layers and embellishments.

We have a few designers participating today and they each have three progressive card designs to share using the Painted Poinsettias stamp set. Enjoy!

“My holiday cards might be heading out in the post soon, but I am still in need of seasonal thank you cards for after the gift-giving season. Today’s Simple To Spectacular challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity to stock up on a handful of thank you notes. I gradually increased the layers of die cuts and texture to take a simple card and amp up the pattern and interest. This was a really fun challenge and I hope you’ll pop by my blog to get a closer look at all of the details!”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Painted Poinsettias, Penned Elegance
  • INK: Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Aqua Mist
  • CARDSTOCK: Sweet Blush, White
  • DIES: Painted Poinsettia Die, Nesting Frames: Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Feature Frames, Scallop Stackers: Medium
  • OTHER: Stencil Basics: Dots, Blending Sponge, Foam Tape, Glue Pen, Crystal Glitter, ScorTape

CLICK HERE to visit Lizzie’s blog to see more!

 


“Simple cards have always been a challenge for me, but after finishing one, it becomes one of my new favorites:)…such as is the case with my Simple to Spectacular attempt today.  In each card, I’ve used a different technique that takes your card from one level to the next.  I’ve used layers, stencils, heat embossing, and beautiful Papertrey Ink products to make each card special in its own way.”

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Painted Poinsettias, Cover Up:  Quatrefoil
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Pale Peony, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Bright Buttercup, Saffron Spice
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist
  • DIES: Make it Market:  Fairy Tale Christmas, Scalloped Tags
  • OTHER: Seam binding, sequins, button, twine

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Painted Poinsettias, Cover Up:  Quatrefoil
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Pale Peony, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Bright Buttercup, Saffron Spice
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Sheer Basics Vellum, Bitty Big Pure Poppy
  • DIES: Make it Market:  Fairy Tale Christmas (stencil), Scalloped Tags, To the Point Edgers II
  • OTHER: Seam binding, sequins, button, twine, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Indian Gold

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Painted Poinsettias
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Pale Peony, Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, Pure Poppy, Bright Buttercup, Saffron Spice
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Bitty Big Sweet Blush
  • DIES: Make it Market:  Fairy Tale Christmas, Scalloped Tags, Bold Borders:  Yuletide, Painted Poinsettias
  • OTHER: sequins, gold embossing powder

CLICK HERE to visit Melissa’s blog to see more!


“Painted Poinsettia is the perfect set to revisit today as poinsettias are arriving to doorsteps all over my neighborhood. I’m hoping my husband picks up a few from Costco soon! As always, I stayed true to my typical clean and graphic style on all three takes, each one a little more involved than the last. And I’ve paired old with new in the form of my very favorite Shape Shifter for a modern take on Christmas. The natural steps of these die collections make the progression from simple to stepped up to spectacular so easy. Stop by my blog to read more about how I used the same stamps, colors, and basic layout to create all three cards.”

 

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Painted Poinsettia
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Scarlett Jewel, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Pinefeather
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, New Leaf
  • DIES: Painted Poinsettia, Shape Shifters: Circle 1
  • OTHER: MISTI, foam tape

 

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Painted Poinsettia
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Scarlett Jewel, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Pinefeather
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, New Leaf
  • DIES: Painted Poinsettia, Shape Shifters: Circle 1
  • OTHER: MISTI, foam tape, Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard, Clear Glitter

 

Supplies:

  • STAMPS: Painted Poinsettia
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Scarlett Jewel, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Pinefeather
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, New Leaf, Luxe Gold
  • DIES: Painted Poinsettia, Shape Shifters: Circle 1
  • OTHER: MISTI, foam tape, gold thread, Multi Medium Matte, Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard, Clear Glitter

CLICK HERE to visit Lexi’s blog to see more!

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Join the discussion 9 Comments

  • 1
    Helen says:

    These are just so lovely. It’s always so helpful to have a range of card designs from the quick “need it” to the “something special”. Each designer has done a fabulous job! Thanks!

  • 2
    christal mclean says:

    Very pretty cards, everyone! Melissa’s cards are never “simple” they are always “spectacular”!

  • 3
    Cindy says:

    I love seeing how each designer approaches this challenge. The cards are gorgeous and I find this feature to be one I learn from the most! It’s good to be reminded of ways – simple or not – to add just that little bit of something extra. Thank you, ladies!

  • 4
    Cindy Beach says:

    I love seeing how each designer approaches this challenge. The cards are gorgeous and I find this feature to be one I learn from the most! It’s good to be reminded of ways – simple or not – to add just that little bit of something extra. Thank you, ladies!

  • 5
    merryf says:

    I just adore this monthly feature! And I really like seeing more than one project — having several designers do the three-card series shows how many different ways there are to use the same stamp set. So many good ideas to spark my creativity!

  • 6
    Jan Metcalf says:

    Simply Spectacular post!

  • 7
    Greta H says:

    Wow–these are fabulous! Now I really wish I had Painted Poinsettias–on to my wishlist!

  • 8
    Sandy Dayhoff says:

    Lovely cards, ladies!!

  • 9
    Krista says:

    beautiful cards today!

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