Poinsettia Double Fan Fold Christmas Card PP519

by Joanne James29. November 2020 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the fifth week of the month and the turn of the amazing Anne Marie to host with a fun TicTaToe challenge board for you to work with:

    

I decided to go all-out with a fancy fold card today and originally was aiming for the central column of the board with diecut - fancy fold - embellishment; by the time I'd finished my card, I had inadvertently covered every square except 'colouring tool'! This card (almost!) has it all - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Double Fan Fancy Fold - I chose to make a double fan fancy fold card today as I've seen lots of these doing the rounds this season and for a fancy fold, they really aren't that tricky. I did a little bit of internet searching for a template, but in the end decided to make my own. My card measures 8 1/4" x 9", scored on the vertical at 1 1/2", 3", 6" and 7 1/2" and then scored on the diagonal as shown below. The basic outline is really straightforward - cutting the mats and layers to decorate was a little more time consuming, but worth it as they look lovely when finished. The card then has space on the reverse for the panel that would otherwise have been on the inside:

 

Poinsettia Showcase - I chose my favourite holly paper from the Poinsettia Place pack for my panels and chose to create a single layered poinsettia for my centrepiece. I cut a three layered flower from red velvet paper for my poinsettia using the poinsettia dies and added some holly leaves and gold berry sprigs. The red velvet paper is gorgeous and perfect for a showcase flower such as this - I wish you could feel the texture of it; it embosses beautifully too, as you can see on the close up below:

 

Pearls and Shine - I added a beaded pearl embellishment to the centre of my flower for the perfect finishing touch. Combined with the velvet paper, touches of gold foil and twine and gold embossed sentiment, this makes for quite a special Christmas card.

I'm linking my card up over at TGIF Challenges where the theme is 'Have a magical Christmas' (my sentiment was the perfect choice!) and over at SUO Challenges where the theme is also Christmas.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

 
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; for the first time ever whilst still in November, I think we are decorating the house for Christmas this afternoon. The James Juniors have been pestering me all week and to be honest I think we could all use a little festive cheer, so decorations it is!  I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (14) -

Laurie
LaurieUnited States
11/29/2020 5:13:56 PM #

WOW! Now that is a fancy fold! This is so awesome and just love the bloom and bit of gold. PURDY!!!

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
11/29/2020 7:44:56 PM #

Oh my gosh, Joanne! What a unique fold and what a gorgeous card! The velvet poinsettia is so rich! LOVE it!

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Allisa
AllisaUnited States
11/29/2020 8:40:41 PM #

So stunning, love the fancy fold!

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Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
11/29/2020 9:14:00 PM #

Amazing!  what a fabulous card

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Tami Hewlett
Tami HewlettUnited States
11/29/2020 11:58:08 PM #

What a unique fancy fold card!!!  Love it!  Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/30/2020 3:46:07 AM #

Oh, so beautiful! I might have to give this one a go, it looks so interesting!

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Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
12/1/2020 8:20:20 PM #

Wow, now THAT is a super fancy fold, lol - love your use of this DSP here, it's just stunning altogether!  Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/2/2020 7:33:09 PM #

Wow, I've not ever seen this fold...it looks very cool and trendy, being slimline!  Might have to give it a whirl!  Beautiful poinsettia and papers...just very seasonal and lovely!

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Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
12/3/2020 2:18:18 AM #

Wow, Joanne, what a stunning card! I am in awe of the clever fold and the gorgeous look when the card is complete! The crowning element of course is that beautiful poinsettia with the gold elements behind it. Love!

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Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
12/4/2020 5:35:20 PM #

Oh my goodness Joanne, this is stunning! I have never tried this fold before and now I'm super excited to give it a go. I love it with the festive poinsettia, too. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

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jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
12/4/2020 9:32:14 PM #

WOW, Joanne.  That is certainly a FANCY fold.  What a gorgeous way to showcase the fabulous poinsettia.  Stunning my friend.
hugs
jaydee

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
12/4/2020 11:02:27 PM #

Oh Joanne, this is just amazing!!!!!!  WOW!  I need a lesson on this fancy fold card.  I love it!  The poinsettia is so beautiful and I love the gold foliage and embossed sentiment!  This card is so elegant and certain to make the recipient smile!!!!  Have a restful weekend, My Friend!

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Fiona Whitehead
Fiona WhiteheadUnited Kingdom
12/7/2020 10:29:17 AM #

That a great fold - I've not seen that one before - a lovely Christmas card for our challenge - thanks for sharing with us at SUO

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Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
12/20/2020 9:16:33 PM #

Joanne, there's just no words for how cleverly beautiful your card is. What a treat! Thank you for such clear directions, too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at SUOChallenges.com. We certainly hope to see you back for our December 22 challenge.

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