Ok, I give up!

Good Morning!

It has been so hard to resist starting my Christmas cards too early but I have seen so many beautiful Christmas cards and projects in blog-land recently that I can not resist any longer so I give up, I’m joining in too! :)

I’m kicking off my festive offerings with my first Case Study entry, the lovely card by Niki Estes was perfect for my first attempt. I scored my green card stock in diagonal lines and added red gems at the intersections for some sparkle, I cut my letters on my Craftrobo/Silhouette and stitched around the edge of my front panel leaving a blank space for the lettering. I made the poinsettia cut file from the existing digi I have on this page, I cut all of the petals in red then cut the largest 2 sections again, slightly larger in green. I sponged all of the edges then ‘drew’ some veins on the reverse of the petals and leaves with an embossing stylus and a stamping pad (the soft side of a mouse mat is fine for this) then popped a metallic brad through the holes in the middle to hold it all together.

poinsettia card

Here is your cut file – formats included are ai, dxf, GSD, pdf & svg:

(click on the link below the image to download)


Poinsettia Digital Cutting File by Bird

I hope you like it!


29 thoughts on “Ok, I give up!

  1. M. Shepard

    Love the bright and cheery card. Having the poinsetta in all of the different sizes is wonderful. I cannot wait to try this one out. It will be great to put on gifts and tags too!

    Thank you!

  2. Chupa

    I was so happy to see your card amongst this week’s entries! You are so talented, it’s always a pleasure to check what you’ve been up to. I’m glad you joined in the “Christmas club” as well… I had similar thoughts today! haha

  3. Jaccards

    Have been waiting to see what you would do for Xmas, brilliant as usual – can’t wait for more – it’s never to early to start

    Jackie x

  4. Jacqueline

    Thank you so much for this beautifull cutting file. I did cut it out with a siccor and it lookes really fabulous on my card!!!

  5. Debbie

    Thank you for you wonderful generousity of sharing these really nice designs and cutting files. One of the ladies on our Silhouette Plus forum shared the link to your awesome place. I’m so glad she did. Our forum is a big group of Silhouette cutting machine lovers. They will all be thrilled to have found you. You are one talented lady. Thanks again.

    Best wishes,

  6. Sharon Louise

    Great card BIrd. Thank you so much for sharing your files. I’ve just got a silhouette so can’t wait to try this file. Thank you. Hugs, Sharon

  7. debby Hughes

    I’m glad you gave in to the Christmas creating urges! This is a wonderful CASE. Thanks for joining us at CASE study.

  8. Lisa

    WOW! What a fantastic site! A wonderful find for me, as I am a brand new Silhouette owner and slowing building a collection of images to use with my machine.

    I’m also an avid card-maker and LOVE LOVE digi sentiments and files – thank you for sharing so much! You have a wealth of wonderful gifts here and I, for one, truly appreciate your kindness and generosity!!

    Thank YOU!!!

  9. Brenda

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations. I just love the poinsettia and can’t wait to try it out.
    God Bless

  10. Cely

    Thank you very much…I have something similar and think this one might be even better. Thank you again.

  11. Brooksie

    Thank you! I love this file…I have downloaded about all of your other files starting from the newest. I love them all!

  12. Mazanne

    This makes such a beautiful poinsettia flower!! I used it on my christmas cards, Thank you for sharing! And I’m right there with Brooksie. I love them all… now I just need to find the time to use them all!!

  13. Lisa D.

    Thanks so much for the template. Even though I have to cut it out by hand it will definitely be easier with your template.

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