Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Joy Card Folio

Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Joy Card Folio for the Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Hop

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for the Heartfelt Creations October Alumni Hop!  Christmas is peeking around the corner, and it’s time to get our holiday craft on.  This Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Joy Card Folio is loaded with pull out tags, handmade flowers, hidden treats and a lovely mini photo album. I had such fun designing this 5″ x 7″ top fold card. The card base is built with a 1/4″ spine to allow for all kinds of goodies to be tucked inside.  I can’t wait to share all my tips and tricks with you.  Let’s get this party started!

Christmas Joy Card Folio: Sparkling Poinsettias

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 2

Begin the process of making this card by creating the Sparkling Poinsettia Flowers.

  • First, use Peeled Paint Distress ink to stamp Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set twice onto lightly patterned paper from the Sparkling Poinsettia Paper Collection.
  • Immediately sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • Now, use sponge daubers to add Peeled Paint Distress ink to the flower centers.
  • Then add Fired Brick and Candied Apple  Distress Ink to the petals.
  • Now die cut the flower layers with the matching Sparkling Poinsettia Die.
  • Mist the die cut flower layers lightly with Tattered Angels Lobster Mist.
  • Now shape with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.
  • Heat dry.
  • Then stack together with hot glue. Add stamens to the center.
  • To add glitter, trace around the veins with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.  Sprinkle with clear glitter.  (See links below)
  • Once the glitter has dried, fill centers with Berry Nice Prills.
Christmas Joy Card Folio: Creating the Pocket


Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 1

It’s no secret by now that I love pockets…and tags.  So for this card, I found a fun way to use them on the cover of the card.

  • First, cut a piece of the Christmas newsprint paper slightly smaller than my card base.
  • Next, ink it up with Candied Apple, Festive Berries, and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks.
  • Then, spritz the paper with water and let the inks run.  Heat Dry.  Repeat until you like the way the background looks.
  • Now, fussy cut the Joy to the World banner and poinsettias from the 6×6 card front.  Ink the edges.
  • Then, place the banner over the inked panel and stitch to a mat of dark green cardstock.  Leave the top of the banner open to form a pocket.
Christmas Joy Card Folio: Creating the Tags

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 3

  • First, cut a panel of lightly patterned designer paper to measure 3.25″ x 5″.
  • Now, use Peeled Paint Distress Ink to stamp the Holly swirl from Joy to the World on this panel.
  • Next, stamp Joy to the World image on this same panel using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Heat emboss with clear powder.
  • Then, use Stack and Store Daubers  and the inks of your choice to add color.
  • Next, trace around some of the lines  in the stamped image with Art Institute Dries Clear Glue. Be sure to use the fine tip attachment.
  • Now place the image over a funnel tray or large sheet of paper and sprinkle with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter.  Tap off the excess and set aside to dry.
  • When dry, round the corners with a 1/4″ corner rounder punch.  Crop the top edge with a Scallop Edge Punch.  Add a hole punch in the center for ribbon.
  • Then cut a 6″ length of 5/8″ Red Gauze Print Satin Ribbon through the hole.  Tie with a piece of crochet lace.
  • Add poinsettia and stick pins to each tag, then tuck in the pocket.


To finish the card front, glue a poinsettia in the upper left and corner of the card.  Then tie a double loop bow from Forest Green Satin Swirl Ribbon.  Tuck beneath the poinsettia, using your scissor points to set it in place.

Christmas Joy Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 5

I added a fun mini photo album to the card pocket.

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 6

It is stamped with the sentiment from the Joy to the World Cling Stamp set, and has a ribbon closure.

Christmas Joy Card Folio Sparkling Poinsettia by Kathy Clement Product by Heartfelt Creations Photo 7The inner panels are decorated with 4″ x 6″ card fronts cut from the paper collection.  I’ve tucked in tags, photo mounts, and a little chocolate treat.

On with the Hop!

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop list, as one random comment from a mystery blog will be chosen to win a $25 shopping spree at Heartfelt Creations.  If you don’t comment, you can’t win!

Kathy (You are HERE) ♥ Vicki ♥ Amarilys ♥ AlissaDeneen Martine  ♥ Sarah ♥

The hop runs from 8AM EDT Friday, October 27- 11:59PM Monday, October 29th.  The winner will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, November 1st.  The winner will then have 72 hours to claim his/her prize by contacting Heartfelt Creations at with “Winner of the October Alumni Hop” in the subject line.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have fun hopping!



36 thoughts on “Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Joy Card Folio

  1. Ginni Gass

    I’m in AWE of how much you packed into that little card and yet it all FITS and looks AMAZING!!!!! And not at ALL overdone! Thank you for sharing your tutorial and work with us!

  2. Patte jns

    Hi Kathy! Wow! Wow! You did it again, fantastic. I never know what to do with packs of paper,love those flowers

  3. Lenoria

    This is a gorgeous creation! I love the poinsettias and all the tags. You have a great creative mind to come up with all this.

  4. Cindy miller

    Wow! Whoever receives this creation is one lucky person! You sure put a lot of effort, time, and creativity into it! Beautiful!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks, Cindy! Heartfelt builds so many “ready to go” elements into their collections that a project like this comes together more quickly than you might expect. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for hopping!

  5. Linda Stenzel

    What an incredible project! Puts me in the mood for Christmas. I like your use of ink over the patterned paper . . . I like everything about this project, lol!

  6. Sharon Gullikson

    I especially like the second card. The papers you chose to go together are perfect. Nice job on both!

  7. Glenda

    Well my friend you have blown me away with your project! So much attention to detail and I love each and every one! Well done!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much, Pat! It’s easier than you might expect as Heartfelt builds so many ready to use elements into their collections! Gotta love that! Happy hopping!

  8. Denise Evans

    I love this collection and this is a beautiful project. Now all I need to do is retire so I have tome to make it. Would love to try this but still need some of these Heartfelt supplies. Thank you!!

  9. Helen

    Kathy, this is another great card folio. I love this poinsettia set so I especially appreciate how you’ve used them on this card. My favorite part is that little album. What a great treat to see it enclosed and what a delightful surprise to see the opened pages unfold. Thanks for sharing your creativity on the Heartfelt blog hop once again.

  10. Debbie A Smith

    once again you have created another awesome project which you have so generously shared how you made. Thank you.

  11. Sandy Artman

    Hi, Kathy,
    I really can’t say it better than Pamellia, who posted before me. Your creations always amaze me that they can be filled with so much and yet be harmonious. I really love the folios you tuck inside. Your generosity is such a gift!
    Blessings, Sandy

  12. Pamellia Johnson

    You have the most amazing ability to cram so many wonderful details and elements into such a small project and yet your work never looks overdone or cluttered! I just love that!! Your poinsettias have so much texture and those little tags are just darling! Love how the sentiment acts a banner and a pocket, genius! A magnificent Christmas creation Kathy! sending hugs 🙂

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