Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Poinsettia

Hello Friends and Merry Christmas! Though it's probably a little hard to believe I really don't send many cards and seldom make any for my own personal use. One steadfast exception are the cards I make for my two Aunts each Christmas. I make them the identical cards and thought I'd share this year's design with you today as I wish you and yours a blessed Christmas.

Poinsettia - Sheena Douglas/Stampworkz * Solid Papers - Recollections/Michael's •  DSP from my scrapbox • Christmas Signature Greetings - Papertrey Ink • Scalloped Punch- StampinUp

The Story of the  Poinsettia

There is a story told in Mexico that long ago the people flocked to church on Christmas Eve because they loved to fill the Christ child’s manger with flowers. A little boy named Jose was too poor to buy any flowers. The story continues that an angel appeared to him and told him to pick some weeds from the side of the road. Following the instructions, Jose brought the weeds to the church. When he put them in the manger, they changed into beautiful scarlet flowers, which the Mexicans call the “Flor de la Noche Buena,” the Flower of Christmas Eve, that we know as the Poinsettia.

I'll be back within the week to join in on the  Top 13 of 2013 Bloghop and hope that you'll be joining in too.  It's easy, here's all you need to know...

  • Choose your top 13 cards from 2013!
  • Include the Top 13 badge, which you can grab from above.
  • Link it back to the S&S blog: http://operationwritehome.org/starsandstamps
  • Set your post to go live on January 1.
  • Link up on the S&S blog via the InLinkz starting at 3am Eastern time.  

Happy Crafting! 


Lynn said...

Paula, that is an amazing card! I can almost feel the flower. It reminds me of ironing the stamp onto velvet. Very pretty. And thank you for the note about the top 13 bloghop. I suppose I had better start getting mine ready. Have a wonderful Christmas! Lynn.

Linda said...

Awesome card! Love the richness! Looking forward to the hop!

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