Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Poinsettia Card

Simple stories Simple Vintage Rustic Christmas Poinsettia Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Poinsettia for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Poinsettia Card to share with you.   I’ve adorned it with ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon October Ribbon Club Assortment.  Ribbon adds bright pops of color and texture to this vintage design.

Have you discovered Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon yet?  It’s one of my all time favorite choices for making beautiful bows.  Because it is soft and not too thick, it is easy to work with.  This makes it a great choice for beginner and advanced bow-makers alike!  You can get it in loads of different colors, too.  The Red Delicate Stitched Satin from the October Ribbon Club Assortment adds a bright pop of color in the corners of this rustic card.

Pretty Poinsettia Printed Satin Ribbon

Do you ever use ribbon as a border on your cards?  This is one of my favorite ways to use a printed ribbon. Poinsettia Print Satin Ribbon covered a blank white section of patterned paper on this card.  This helped draw the eye to the cute embellishment that I created with a glitter snowflake and a small sticker from the paper collection.  Here’s how to create a ribbon border on your cards:

  • First, build your card panel.  For this card, I cut a 4″ x 6″ panel of patterned paper.  Then I matted it on a slightly larger piece of cardstock and stitched around the edges.
  • Next, place Scor-Tape over the area you wish to cover with ribbon.  Let the ends of the Scor-Tape extend about 3/4″ over each side of the paper panel.
  • Now, remove the tape liner and press the ribbon in place.  Once again, let the ribbon extend about 3/4″ beyond the edges of the card panel.
  • Finish by wrapping the ribbon ends around the back side of the card panel.
  • Then adhere the card panel over the base layer.  You will have neat, clean ribbon edges and a beautiful border.

TIP: Dress up your bow clusters with Red Bead Berry Sprays.  Cut small bunches of the berries from the larger bouquet and tuck them into your bow cluster.

A Peek Inside

I like to make Christmas Cards that double as gifts.  Add a pocket inside your card, then tuck in a mini candy cane.

Use cardstock and designer paper scraps to make a little notecard/chocolate wallet to tuck into the pocket, too.  This is one of my favorite ways to use up odds and ends of designer paper.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!




6 thoughts on “Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Poinsettia Card

  1. lynn legge

    kathy i really love the vintage look of this card. the poinsettia is gorgeous..and as you said the ribbon peeking through the star and ornament is such a wonderful touch. as usual you created a work of art.
    thank you for sharing
    sending big hugs to you my friend

  2. Helen

    Vintage indeed, a delightful folio filled with goodies and interesting embellishments that have all come together beautifully. The deer charm is perfect too! Kathy you continue to insprie.

  3. Martie Rollin

    Seeing green flowers was a bit of a surprise to me! That top cluster is a work of art unto itself…beautifully created. Love the machine stitching. Christmas creating is off to a good start!

  4. Candy

    Love watching or reading how you make a project. The tip on wrapping the ribbon is one I try to remember. Gives a more finished look & no chance of fraying. So glad you gave a charm source. Been searching for one. They have a large selection. I assume they are good quality for a little added charm!

  5. soozyb2013

    Lovely card Kathy. The big poinsettia in the one corner really works. Lots of goodies stuffed inside too. This is where I wish I could make bows. I have seen those bow makers sometimes and often regret not having one.
    Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend!!! We have no rain again in our forecast and we really need it. Drought conditions here on Vancouver Island.

  6. Gena Krannig

    Kathy. I’m loving your Christmas cards this year. This one is absolutely beautiful. Your bows are always so lovely and perfectly placed and that poinsettia ribbon is gorgeous. The deer charm is just adorable and the gingham backed star is so pretty. Your embellishments always make your cards extra special! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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