Merry Merlot Poinsettia Christmas Card

Merry Merlot poinsettia petals? Silver foil leaves? Why not! Both are featured on today’s Merry Merlot Poinsettia Christmas card. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

Merry Merlot Poinsettia Christmas Card

This week, the amazingly talented Joanne is hosting our theme challenge. What could be more appropriate at this time of the year than “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”! While searching for an image which I felt was iconic, I once again pulled out the Poinsettia Petals bundle to create this classic Christmas card, this time featuring a Merry Merlot poinsettia. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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Merry Merlot Poinsettia Card

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On a card with lots of texture, including Plush Poinsettia specialty paper and a panel embossed with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder, the star of today’s card is the Merry Merlot Poinsettia. The blossoms were heat embossed in silver, and accented with silver leaves and berry twigs. Of course, everything is better with a wonderful frosting of Wink of Stella!

Merry Merlot Poinsettia Christmas card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Merry Merlot Poinsettia card, which includes all the paper measurements, please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the The Paper Players Design Team:

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  1. Another stunning poinsettia to add to the collection! Both you and Jaydee have made some fabulous cards with this set. So inspirational!!

  2. Ann, you have honestly made the most beautiful cards with this set and I especially love it in this color. Another gorgeous, elegant card, my friend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend

  3. Gorgeous! So elegant and festive. Love the embossed detail and the Merry Merlot is a fabulous color choice.

  4. Ann, your card is so gorgeous with that Merry Merlot poinsettia as the fabulous focal point! Love the silver embossing and sparkle, and all the other eye candy elements! I’m with Laurie, elegant is almost always how I describe your cards but…the truth is, they always are!

  5. Oh Ann, this is so gorgeous! The Merry Merlot was and excellent choice to showcase the poinsettia set! The silver adds such a pop to the elements, too! You are the Queen of elegant, stunning cards, My Friend! Sending you a warm hug! Have a peaceful weekend!

  6. This is beautiful! I don’t think I have used Merry Merlot at all this year…I must remedy that! Love it with the silver accents!

  7. My sister just loves your style of cards…so pretty and elegant. She saw them on PP Facebook. I know I say elegant every comment I make here, but really they are! I’ll try to come up with a different word…lol!

  8. So gorgeous, love the colors you have chosen!

  9. Gorgeous! Think this will be one of my 2021 Christmas cards. Thanks for choosing Merry Merlot…..haven’t seen this color used very much. And as always, thank you for the instructions.

  10. anne i believe you’ve “nailed” it again! loving that merrry merlot as a poinsettia!

  11. Beautiful embossed poinsettia and very elegant card. Love it. TFS

  12. Ann, this is so rich and elegant. I need to pin it! Thank you for the tutorial too.

  13. Stunning! I am loving the merlot color lately so this was a no brained for me. I have this bundle and have yet to play with it. Maybe this will help spur me on especially since you give us the tutorial. Just lovely!

  14. Another lovely creation!

  15. Ann,❤️ your frosty finish card! That’s so nice of you to include the measurements- TFS!

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