Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Thanks for a Wonderful Season

Well – good morning – and happy Monday!  It’s a short work week, with T-day on Thursday.  Do y’all have Friday off, too?  I hope so.  That might be the day you put up your tree, right?

Finny got some really good news yesterday.  Sonya is coming back soon!!  Next week – I’ll have a Sonya-clean house again – not a Mary/Wayne-clean.  These are TOTALLY different “cleans”.  Finny loves Miss Sonya, too (albeit for different reasons!) – and he’s super excited that she’s coming back!!  To be clear – his excitement doesn’t even come close to mine!! 😉

My card today took a step back to the gorgeous Poinsettia Petals bundle and coordinating Poinsettia Place DSP!  I made a cross-season card with it – sort of Thanksgiving – sort of Christmas – ALL pretty!  Take a look-see:

I played with two challenges on this one.  The first is the Festive Friday challenge – I got twine/leaves/wood/cranberry in!

And I also took inspiration from this week’s Hand Stamped Sentiment photo challenge.

I started with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  Using my Crumb Cake ink pad, I swiped it all across the embossing side of the folder then placed a piece of Crumb Cake card stock inside and ran it thru the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

Then I matted the panel on a piece of Merry Merlot for the card front.

Next, I matted two pieces of Poinsettia Place DSP on Merry Merlot and then adhered them to the card front at a jaunty angle.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped a sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set in Soft Suede then cut it out with a Tasteful Labels die.  I adhered the label to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used the Poinsettia Dies to cut out one of the poinsettia flowers printed on the Poinsettia Place DSP.  I also fussy cut another inside-petals – and popped that over the die cut flower with some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I also cut some Mossy Meadow holly leaves and a few berries from Merry Merlot.  These are all adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I tied a loose figure-8 bow with some Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I popped the poinsettia over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots – and the card front was done!

On the inside, on a Very Vanilla panel, I stamped the poinsettia from Poinsettia Petals in stamped-off-once Soft Suede.  Then I added some berries in stamped-off-once Merry Merlot.  I used a Blender Pen to pull some of the Merry Merlot ink into the berries – and my Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blend to color the flower and flower centers.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Merry Merlot mat and into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the stamped-off-once flower and berries on the front…

…and more of the Poinsettia Place DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  It’s hard for me to find a more-favorite bundle in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog than the Poinsettia Petals and Poinsettia Dies!  Especially when you add in some of the Poinsettia Place DSP.

And…a Pinewood Planks 3D embossed panel just brings it home!  I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!






P.S.  Do you have your lists ready for the BIG Terrific Tuesday Sale tomorrow?  That’s what I’m calling the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza!!  Whoo-hoo!


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details. You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive online event for my customers – see below for info) and the monthly Online Tutorial.   The November Tutorial features the Wishes & Wonder Bundle!

Terrific Tuesday is TOMORROW!

We’re having a BIG sale TOMORROW ONLY – on 24 Nov.  It’s one day only and you’re going to want to get your lists ready!  Practically EVERYTHING in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is on SALE for 10% off!  Whoo-hoo!!  Now – not EVERYTHING is on the list – here’s a spreadsheet with what is NOT going to be on sale.   Or here’s a printable PDF version of the Not-On-The-Sale list!

Hint:  Out of the 1000’s of SU goodies in the catalog – there are only 74 that are NOT on sale!!  So – if your faves aren’t on the spreadsheet – you’re going to save 10%.  Easy Peasy!

Here’s the deets:

Promotion date: 24 Nov 2020
Deadline for ordering: 24 Nov 2020 at 11:50pm (MOUNTAIN TIME)!


January – June 2021 Mini Catalog Coming Soon!


I’m making my list and checking it twice so that I can order catalogs for all my customers on 1 December!  Once they arrive, I’ll get them packed up and back out the door as quickly as I’m able!   So….are YOU on my list?

If you’ve placed an order of at least $50 in the past twelve months  – then…yes!  You are!  You’re more than welcome to drop me a line if you want to double check!

If you’re not a customer of mine right now – but you want to get on that mailing list – head over to my Online Store and place a $50 or more order!  Not only will you start to earn Peppermint Rewards Points (the “currency” in my Punkin Heads Customer Rewards Program), you’ll get a $10 ordering gift (that you get to choose!) – but that will ALSO get your name on that mailing list!  Winner Winner Winner!

New Customer Bonus!

I’ve set up a “ZOOM The Craftroom” time with me every week!  Every Monday, I’ll be in my craft room doing…something!… and you can pop in and we’ll craft together and chat or…whatever!  Very casual – no makeup required (I for sure won’t have any on!).  It’s a great time to ask questions or get help with problems or issues you’re having!  Or…we can just work on our projects together and yak.

Like the Ordering Gifts – you’ll receive the Zoom meeting link when you place an order of $50 or greater (before shipping and tax)!  There’ll be a new link every month.  All you do is download Zoom and then you can click on the link at the start of the Office Hours and you’ll be in!  No account needed.  🙂

Our first Zoom the Craftroom will be on 23 Nov (that’s today!) at 2pm Eastern!  I sure hope I get to meet you and spend a little time with you!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Merry Merlot Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (Mats for DSP panels); Poinsettia Dies die cut berries

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  Tasteful Labels Die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: Poinsettia Dies die cut leaves

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Poinsettia Place DSP:  3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (DSP panels on front); envelope flap; Poinsettia Dies die cut flower and fussy cut small center

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix 

Our local Puppy Tubs has had to temporarily shut down the “tubs” part of their facility – thank you, COVID….

So – we went to Tractor Supply to THEIR self-bathing spot.

That was kind of a bait-and-switch situation for the fur-bucket.

On the one hand he loves TSC. On the other…bath! 😳😳😳

I couldn’t get a shot during the bath itself cuz I was elbow deep in suds and dog hair.

But the aftermath – the BLOW DRYER! – I got!

Dad!!  I get Mom’s obsession with me being clean but….YOU TOO!?!?

We got MOST of the eau-de-dead-thing off but…there’s still a whiff here and there… 🙁




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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia Petals Thanks for a Wonderful Season

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the layered designer paper under that beautiful poinsettia! Poor Finn…thought that he was going for a fun visit and he got a bath instead. It’s a rough life for a stinky dog. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – there’s consequences to your actions, buddy! I suspect he didn’t make the connection, sadly. 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. VERY pretty, indeed! Perhaps I will give this a try and attempt to channel you 🙂 There’s probably some eau-de-dead in cracks and crevices you might not know he has. That has to be quite a process bathing all that fur.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh boy howdy! It’s a chore and one that neither of us particularly relishes, for sure! 😳 Thank you so much, Karen! 🙂

  3. Lovely card with that gorgeous poinsettia taking centre stage – thanks for sharing with us at HSS this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Fiona – it’s a gorgeous bundle, for sure! 🙂

  4. You did a fabulous job in using the poinsettia bundle to create your card! So many beautiful layers and textures. I’ll have to CASE this one. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Ann Wilcox Schach

    Absolutely stunning, Mary! I love the layout!!! What a wonderful way to show off these gorgeous papers. Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday this week!

  6. Helen Jennings

    What a beautiful card, inside and out. Thank you for sharing with us at the Festive Friday Challenge

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Helen – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Jenny Engelke

    So many gorgeous layers, Mary!!! I’m so in love with this Poinsettia Petals set and I love the way you put this one together! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Jenny – I appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  8. Congratulations! Your project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. As a reminder, you can hop over to the challenge to grab your winners badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again really soon!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Melva – I appreciate it very much! Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. What an absolutely gorgeous card. I love all the papers and texture and color. That poinsettia image is so beautiful and looks fabulous in white in your design. The linen thread is a wonderful touch. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Festive Friday.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Stephanie – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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