Ideas for Perfect Poinsettia - MFT Tips & Tricks

October 11, 2018

It's time for a Tips & Tricks feature over at the MFT blog. Today I'd like to share a few ideas for using the Perfect Poinsettia Die-namics

I know that red poinsettia is the most popular in the winter holiday season. But I like white poinsettias and pink poinsettias, too. While red ones are gorgeous and have a huge impact, white ones look elegant and pink ones are so pretty. Right?

Here I used patterned paper to get a casual look. I also added a little bow and a sequin to the center. These could be a cute accent on a gift wrapping for children.

For the left one, I cut a couple of petal pieces out of Primitive Cream CS that I stamped the Christmas Background with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I distressed the edges of the petals with Tea Dye Distress Ink and added some Champagne Stickles to the center. After I assembled the poinsettia, I added Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents for a frosty effect.

For the right one, I die cut the petals out of Wild Cherry CS and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. It adds a more dimensional look to the flower.
The links to the other products used are below at the bottom of this blog post.

I made a short video showing how I shaped a poinsettia. Actually, I thought that I should have done valley folds on the petals for more realistic look after seeing all the fabulous creations by the DT. But I decided to share this anyway because I think this technique works for any other die cut flowers. (Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube.)


Head on over to the MFT blog for more tips & tricks from the DT.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


  1. Love your pretty tags and pretty poinsettias.

  2. Love the variations on your poinsettias on your oh so sweet little tags. Thanks for this idea.

  3. Love your poinsettia tags - especially the cream poinsettia with the inked background. Just beautiful.

  4. Hello Torico. Love your gorgeous poinsettias. They look so much better than the flat ones - I love dimension and your idea of using the patterned paper with the plain looks gorgeous! I use white with silver or gold and the same with red and pink, but the patterned paper makes them look soooo cute. Thanks for sharing your idea with us. Now I need to get a petal shaper, much easier than my clumsy methods.

  5. 立体的なポンセチア、どれもとてもきれいです!!特に白のはコサージュのよう💕
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