Sparkling Paper Poinsettias


Do you love to make fancy shaped flowers, but don't like the time it takes to color them? I also like to color the back sides of the flower petals and leaves. I have found that by starting with a colored cardstock I can save some time.

Here I created deep red poinsettias by starting with Pop-Tone Cardstock in Wild Cherry and Gumdrop Green.


I started by using my MISTI to stamp the Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettias and Leaves on the Pop-Tones Cardstock. The 65 lb weight of the paper is perfect for the flowers. Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies.

I inked the edges of the petals with Fired Brick and the leaves with Pine Needle Distress Inks. Then using a stylus or flower shaping tool and soft mat, I shaped the flowers and leaves.

Then I layered the flowers with various sizes of petals and added gold seed beads for the stamens.

Last I added glitter to the flowers and leaves. 

I also created a lantern with Curious Metallic Galvanised Cardstock from the Heartfelt Creations Gift of Love Box Die set. I used Translucent Vellum Cardstock for the window panels. I also cut a hole in the bottom to be able to use a battery tealight. I added a circle of chipboard covered in foil to glue the flowers to. I used a hot glue gun for attaching the flowers to the lantern. 

Here it is finished...

and all lit up. 

This will make a great table decoration or could even be a hostess gift.

Check out all the Pop-Tone Cardstock at (by the way red, green and white papers are on sale).

Thanks for taking the time to stop on by,


  1. Lovely lantern! Love the detail and glitter on the flowers.

  2. love this project, you did a wonderful lantern


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