Tutorial: Tri-fold poinsettia card using Mega poinsettia dies and embossing folder by Tattered lace

Need that quick card with a WOW factor and without spending hours making it? Here is one.

This tri-fold card with die-cut and embossed poinsettia is stunning and a coordinating box has been used to present it(You present a stunning card in a captivating package).

The box was made using the Tattered lace A5 box lid/base dies and the Mega poinsettia dies( a tutorial will be available).

I got the Mega Poinsettia dies with its embossing folders and the A5 box-dies at cheaper prices during a deal on Crafting.co.uk



Materials needed (to make the card)

  • Pattern paper- Plaid (it is available in our previous post here-plaid-background-paper-set-1aplaid-background-paper-set-1b
  • 6mm x 1-meter satin ribbon
  • Poinsettia craft dies and embossing folder(Mega)  by Tattered lace
  • Liquid glue
  • Guillotine or scissors
  • Cardstock A4-  dark red (2), green (x1), dark blue (x1)
  • Bow-maker (optional)
  • Printed insert
  • Embossing/die cutting machine with its mat( I used the Crossover die cutting machine by Tattered lace and the cutting mat is by Spellbinders).
  • Scoreboard and its scoring tool





Step 1: To make the base card; Place the white cardstock, landscape-wise on the scoreboard and then score on the A4 gatefold and A4 half fold line. Fold to for a Z-fold.



Step 2: Place the poinsettia dies on the cutting mat and cut out the poinsettia bracts from red and green cardstock (I used the Spellbinders’ cutting and embossing mat- I notice that if you add three(3) of the Grand Calibur’s mat together you can use it with your Crossover die-cutting and embossing machine).





Step 3: Cut the stamen( x3) from brown/kraft cardstock.


Step 4: Emboss the poinsettias using its coordinating embossing folder.


Step 6: Place blue cardstock on the scoreboard and then score on the A4 gatefold line and cut out (make 2). Cut 5mm from the cardstock – vertically and horizontally. Emboss the cardstock if you desire (I used the poinsettia embossing folder to emboss one of the panels). Glue to the back of the tri-fold as shown in the picture below.



Step 7:  Place the red card landscape-wise on the scoreboard. Score red cardstock on the A4 half fold on the scoreboard. Cut 5mm (vertically and horizontally) from it. Place the Sentiment on the scoreboard and score on the A4 half fold line. Cut 10mm(vertically and horizontally) from it.

Step 8: To make toppers for the panels; Place the red card landscape-wise on the scoreboard. Score a red cardstock landscape-wise on the A4 gatefold line. Cut 5mm from the panel- vertically and horizontally(make 2). Score plaid paper on the A4 gatefold line and then cut 10mm from the panel – horizontally and vertically. Glue ribbon to the front of the panel with plaid paper. Tie a bow using the bow maker.



Step 9: Glue panel with plaid paper to the first panel/ fold of card and then glue the bow to it(see picture). Place the other red panel on the second panel on the front of the card.


Step 10: Layer and glue the poinsettia bracts – Largest size first- Green and then red ,and then the stamens.


Step 11: Place and glue the layered poinsettia to the base of the insert.




To vary:

Make poinsettias in different colours and use them in different occasions.





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