Poinsettia and Pine for Paper Players #325
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Poinsettia and Pines - just because

Hi Everyone.

Happy Saturday.  I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend.  Here?  We have 10 inches+ of snow on the ground and the temps are getting down into the minus 20 air temp with windchill near -40!  BUT.... it looks absolutely gorgeous outside.  The fresh snow sparkling in the bright sunshine.  Amazing.... It certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas :-)

You may remember my poinsettia card for the Paper Players challenge last week - you can see it here.  Well, I loved the idea of it - and the layout so much - that I used it to create some of my personal Christmas cards this year.   I changed it up a little though :-)

Here's the one version - with more traditional reds and golds.  I also used gold metallic washi tape for my "ribbon", which made this card much easier to put together than my original one for the Paper Players.

Here's the first version:

Poinsettia red and pink (1 of 1)

I then did a version without the gold embossing - but I did double layer the poinsettia.

Poinsettia layered close up (1 of 1)


Here's the full view of the card:

Poinsettia layered (1 of 1)

For the final one... I went totally outside of my comfort zone and used a non-traditional Christmas color scheme and this was for a pair of besties that I thought would appreciate the non-traditional colors.

Poinsettia purple and silver (1 of 1)

I have to admit.... I am rather partial to the purple and silver :-)

I had to take a couple of photos after our snowstorm.... the lanterns (new this year from Pier 1) and the little trees that grace the steps were covered with the light fluffy stuff and looked incredibly pretty.  I finally got around to getting some candles for the lanterns and we will be putting those out tonight :-)

Steps (1 of 1)

I decorated the mantle piece in a very different color scheme this year and found this fabulous reclaimed metal angel wings that fit onto the candles.   They are perfect for the color scheme:

Angelwings (1 of 1)

Talking about things with wings!   How about a couple of photographs:

Chickadeeinsnow (1 of 1)


Woodpeckerinsnow (1 of 1)

I'll be back with some more photos and Christmas cards for you tomorrow.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:  

  • Stamps: Poinsettia and Pine - Altenew
  • Inks:  Tombow Dual Brush Markers
  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White.  Recollections Vanilla


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Hilda Burton

Love these stunning cards and pictures of the birds and decorations. I've been missing you on these busy days. Things will slow down soon. Have a Happy Week!


I am partial to the purple and silver too, but I also like the other!! Love the chickedee!!! And the woodpecker too. Merry Christmas, Jaydee!!!

Evelyn B

Your cards are lovely! The purple one is very unique. Your winter weather is amazing. We are at -10 this morning in Kansas so we know that winter has finally hit and we have just a bit of snow - nothing like what you have at your house!! Stay warm.


Oh, my Jaydee, your cards are stunning. Especially like the purple / silver card. I see more and more of that color combination down here along with purple and gold. Another color combination that I have seen was, peach and teal which I must say was very pretty together; just has to be the right shades is all.
Love seeing your outdoor decorations along with your feathered birdies.

Well, winter has hit us. That cold front has moved our way. Yesterday (Saturday) morning it was in the 70's, wear shorts and short sleeve shirt and by 3pm I was putting on sweat pants and long sleeve flannel shirt. Temperature has dropped into the 20's with the wind blowing like crazy. What a difference a few hours make.
Today; a high of 41. Not used to the cold temperatures. Come on Spring!
Everyone in this artic cold blast; stay warm and if on the roads; Do Be Careful.
Have an enjoyable day Jaydee. You too Lou and do stay warm.

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