Gray Granite Poinsettia Merry Monday Week 1


Today starts my Merry Monday blog series – each Monday between now and Christmas I’ll share a holiday-themed project here on the blog.

I am also starting a 12 Weeks of Christmas tutorial series on Wednesdays that is exclusively for my newsletter subscribers.  Click on the button below to be sure you’re signed up before Wednesday to receive all twelve tutorials!

Have you started making your Christmas cards yet?  I like to make a wide variety, but some prefer to pick one design and mass-produce them.  If you’d like help settling on a design and supplies you need to make it, feel free to reach out to me.  


I’ve been creating lots of cards with the Poinsettia Place Suite recently in preparation for my Poinsettia Petals Class Series.  I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest to try one using a Gray Granite and white colour palette, and this is the result.

I really like the embossing the optional inner die does on the poinsettia bracts (fun botany fact – those usually-red parts of the plant that we think of as the flower are not petals, but bracts, or specialised leaves. which are supposed to attract pollinators to the little flower in the centre.).  They give a lot of detail, texture and dimension.

I’ve layered the poinsettia on a piece of the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper, which features flocked designs on vellum.  I’ve nestled a big bow of Gray Granite ¼” Shimmer Ribbon in between the two as well.  The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and is punched at either end with the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  To finish it off I coloured a Rhinestone Basic Jewel with my Gray Granite Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker, though I think the Beaded Pearls embellishments from this suite would be lovely.

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Upcoming Classes & Events


Poinsettia Petals Tutorial 1
There is still time to order your PDF tutorial and craft along with us on Saturday (Friday night in North America).
Or, create away on your own time!

Christmas Gleaming Tutorial 1
There is still time to order your PDF tutorial and craft along with us on Sunday (Saturday night in North America), or whenever you please!

Monthly Card Classes


Due to current Covid-19 conditions in Melbourne I can only offer this class as a kit/online version.
I will provide a kit and written instructions to make the 5 cards shown above.  Participants will be able to add sentiments as desired with their own stamps and inks.  Kits can be picked up from my residence in Melbourne using safe, social distancing protocols, or I can ship via tracked satchel.  Come give this a try – perfect if you’ve always wanted to try my classes and can’t attend in person.  

Card Kit:  includes all the pieces and printed directions needed to create 5 cards.  You will need to supply your own stamps and ink for sentiments, as well as having basic adhesive (like Multipurpose Liquid Glue) for assembly. 
​Cost: $30 + $8.95 optional shipping. Australian crafters only, sorry.

Written Tutorial: Purchase the instructions including measurements (in centimetres and inches) and create along with us using your own supplies. You can substitute papers and colours based on what you have.  International customers welcome!
Cost: $15.00 ​​​​
Online (Zoom) Group Assembly Session: Third Saturday of the month, 2:00 pm AEDT (optional).  Meeting link will be shared when you place your order.
Class Schedule:
October Kit Ordering Deadline: Thursday, 8 October.*
October Zoom Assembly Session: Saturday, 17 October, 2 pm AEST.
November Kit Ordering Deadline: Thursday, 12 November.*
November Zoom Assembly Session: Saturday, 21 November, 2 pm AEDT.
December Kit Ordering Deadline: Thursday, 3 December*
December Zoom Assembly Session: Saturday, 19 December 2 pm AEDT
*Please order as early as possible to ensure timely delivery.


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