Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Power Poppy Friday and Merry Christmas to YOU!

Hello there, Happy Friday and Merry Christmas Eve eve!  ;)  I hope you have been doing well!  Today I have a little Christmas thank you card to share.  I used a couple of Power Poppy sets for this card, Merry Littles for the images and Nice Things to Say for the sentiment.  I tried to keep the card fairly clean and simple but towards the end, I added embossing and glitter....I guess it's just how I roll.  ;)

I have always loved all the little images in this can have a lot of fun mixing them up.  I ended up with several images stamped out on my practice paper before I finally decided on a simple garland and single poinsettia bloom.  I stamped my sentiment and garland on a trimmed white card stock panel.  Then, I stitched a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of the panel.  Next, I stamped, colored, and fussy cut my poinsettia bloom, shaped the petals a bit, then added a little glitter.  After that, I added some pearls to the garland, a pearl to my bloom center and colored the pearls with Copic markers.  After adhering my poinsettia bloom to my sentiment panel, I added a some distressing ink to the edges and set it aside.  Next, I trimmed some lavender paper, ran it through my Grand Calibur with an embossing folder, added more distressing ink and some cream ink, then added some glitter to a few of the raised blooms and layered it on my card base.  Lastly, I adhered my sentiment panel to my card.  The finished card size is 3 1/2" x 4 1/8".  

I just love all of the detail that Marcella put in to this tiny garland and this petite poinsettia....such sweet little images!  Can you believe it, there is not a ribbon or button anywhere to be found....shocking, right?  :)

Well, that is all for my "merry little" card today but several of my Bloomie sisters have created some pretty spectacular projects for your inspiration, so make sure you pop over and check them all out...and leave a little holiday blog love while you are there.  I am so glad you stopped by for a visit today.  I wish each of you a Merry Christmas and many blessings for the upcoming New Year!  Your visits and sweet encouragement have certainly been blessings for me and I am so grateful.  Until next time, take care....

Christine Okken     
Julie Koerber  
Katie Sims <------You are here 
Stacy Morgan 


Supplies not listed above:  Ink-Memento's Tuxedo Black, Versafine in Onyx Black, PTI's Chamomile, Chai, and Vintage Cream, Su!'s Lucky Limeade; Paper-Classic White card stock from Flourishes, Lavender Moon card stock from PTI, patterned paper from Heidi Grace; Other- WeRMemoryKeepers 1/2" corner chomper, pearls and embossing folder from SU!, glitter from Martha Stewart, and these Copic colors:  RV21, RV25, RV29, RV69, R39, YG21, and Y08.


  1. This is very sweet, love the garland greenery and that beautiful Poinsettia! Merry Merry!

  2. So pretty and great CAS miss Katie! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas sweet friend!

  3. Oh, sweet Katie, I love this sweet card and how you've used these precious images! And what? No button! Haha! Well, you do have pearls, so I guess that makes up for no buttons, right? Truly a lovely card, and I always love your beautiful style, sweet friend! Send hugs and wishing you a blessed and joyous Christmas Eve and Christmas! xoxo

  4. So pretty Katie. I love your design - your beautifully coloured pointsettia, along with your garland and tiny pearls - very festive.
    Thanks for sharing. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Today is low key for me, it's my birthday, so decided if I do anything it would be work on some cards, I'm completely out of cards for my stash! Yikes - you just never know when you night need one - right.
    Enjoy the rest of the holidays, take care - big hugs,