For reasons I can't explain, this simple sketch gave me problems. I had initially decided that it was perfect to showcase a fabulous patterned paper in the background and a fun sentiment on top - but then realized that I hadn't purchased Christmas patterned paper in so long that my stash was looking dated. PLUS - then I needed a vertical type sentiment, also nothing fresh and new in my stash.
After a few more false starts, I saw this poinsettia in my not-yet-used stash. First I tried stamping it on to a rectangle with some of it going off both sides, but I lost too much of its beautiful flowers and foliage. Then the light bulb went on - the flower itself is vaguely rectangular (or at least I convinced myself of that because I liked where this attempt was going!) The only stumbling block was the vertical sentiment - I had to go quite a ways back in my stash for this one - but it works!! (I cannot believe how hard I make it all sometimes!)
Stamps: Avery Elle Merry Flowers, Papertrey Ink Season's Greetings
Die: Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles and Merry Flowers dies
Sequins: Simon Says Stamp Stay Gold
Miscellaneous: Nuvo Metallic Auburn Pearl Crystal Drops