Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Tag

The winner for this hop is Liz Ford .

Heartfelt Creations November Alumni Hop: Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Tag

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to hop with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design team.  I’m first in line this month, and I’m feeling Christmassy.  So I created a Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Tag to share with you today.

sparkling-poinsettia-christmas-tag-for-hc-hop-by-kathy-clement-photo-2The base is a standard manila tag covered with the newsprint paper in the Sparkling Poinsettia collection.  I stamped 3 large poinsettia with Archival Library Green ink, then heat embossed with clear powder.  The flowers were stamped plain white cardstock.

sparkling-poinsettia-christmas-tag-for-hc-hop-by-kathy-clement-photo-6I added various red Distress inks to the die cut flowers using a sponge dauber.  Then the petals were spritzed with a little water to let the ink blend.  I shaped the flowers while they were damp, using the large ball stylus from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit.  Next, I stacked the layers together with hot glue.  There are 2 large layers and one medium layer on my focal flower.  The other large flower was cut in half and tucked beneath to add even more fullness to the flower cluster.

sparkling-poinsettia-christmas-tag-for-hc-hop-by-kathy-clement-photo-3I tapped the leaves with Carmine Red and White Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paints to give them some shimmer and the look of snow.

sparkling-poinsettia-christmas-tag-for-hc-hop-by-kathy-clement-photo-7A gold doily cut in half adds another layer of shimmer.  My focal circle was die cut from the paper collection using a Spellbinder die.  I used hot glue to add the Idea-Ology Woodlands Tree and poinsettia charm.  The deer charm was painted with Antique Linen Distress paint and hot glued in place to complete the vignette.

sparkling-poinsettia-christmas-tag-for-hc-hop-by-kathy-clement-photo-5Gold ribbon, icy branches, red berries and some Christmas tree stick pins joined the party.  How fun!

Let’s Go to the Hop!

Now, hop on over and see what inky magic Vicki Dutcher has cooked up for you.  She will guide you to the next stop on the hop.  Just in case you get lost along the way, here’s the blog hop order.

Be sure to visit all the blogs on the hop, and leave a nice comment behind because one random commenter will be selected to receive a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  You don’t want to miss out on that!

You have until midnight Friday, December 2nd to get your comments in.  The winner will be announced on our blog Saturday, December 3 around noon, or as soon as we are notified of the winner.

The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize otherwise another name will be drawn. To claim the prize, send an e-mail to with “Winner of November Alumni Hop” in the subject line

Blog Hop Order

Kathy Clement (you are HERE) ♥ Vicki DutcherGloria StengelAlissa WellsSarah MillerEmelia van den HeuvelMary Faus Emily Niehaus ♥ Archana Joshi

Thanks for stopping by!





77 thoughts on “Sparkling Poinsettia Christmas Tag

  1. keila Riveron

    I find out about healthy Creations long time ago and I love it the quality unique products and I don’t have many of the pieces just a few but enjoy them I’m always trying to get more I want to win the $25 gift card

  2. Ruth

    You’re creations are so beautiful. I hope to make something as pretty soon. So far my flowers are looking rather lame, but I am going to get it eventually.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Ruth! Keep on practicing! You’ll get better and better the more you work at it. Be sure to watch Emma Lou’s video tutorials on YouTube! They are excellent!

  3. jsunshine335

    Wow Kathy this tag is stunning! Now if you are the 1st in line of the blog hop, I hope the others can keep up *giggles* Splendid job I’m truly impressed. ☺☉

  4. Denise Bryant

    I love the textures and dimension! Gorgeous details on this lovely Christmas tag! Pretty colors too!

  5. Liz Ford

    This is a wonderful tag and I enjoyed seeing the shimmer paint upon it. I didn’t know it could do that. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful gift that you crafted for someone special. Liz Ford

    1. kathycNC Post author

      I’m still learning, too, Sandra. We all are. That’s the wonderful think about creativity: there’s always something new to discover and master!

  6. Helen S.

    Beautiful!!! Now would you display this or give it to someone as a ‘card’ ? I’m never sure what to do with tags.

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Helen! I do both. Tags make great little pieces of home decor when tucked into a mantel display or hung from a cabinet knob. People also love to receive them in lieu of cards. They are also fun to add to a holiday plate of cookies or quick bread. People are always happy to receive something that’s handmade with love.

  7. Liz Ford

    I love the shimmer on the poinsettia-I never knew the paint could do that. Your tag is wonderful and so shiny. Whomever receives this will be overjoyed! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Eveline

    So many great inspirations you made with the Sparkling Poinsettia. Oh, I do envy you. This is one collection I don’t own. But I’m going to try to make some poinsettia with sunflower dies. Thanks for your hard work.


  9. smithgfb

    Well my friend, you know how I feel about everything you create! I’m a huge fan of your tags and a Christmas tag is just right up my alley. Love that beautiful poinsettia!

  10. thecobweboriumemporium

    Oh. My. Goodness!! How darling is this tag?! I love every bit of it Kathy. From the colours chosen, to the ribbon, the stag and … ohhh that wonderful little tree. I shall have to go searching for those because so far, (in the past about 8 years) I haven’t found any at all, here in the UK. (But I haven’t looked for them last year of this – so I’ll go and search).

    LOVE this Kathy. Truly GREAT make!
    love ~ Cobs. x

  11. Janet Saieva

    Absolutely gorgeous as usual Kathy! Love the way your colored and stacked the Sparkling Poinsettia!

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