Happy Birthday, Flourishes!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Flourishes is lighting the candles and getting ready to sing to honor their fourth birthday! And, as a way to celebrate, I’m happy to say I was hand-picked to help them have a bit of a party as a designer for their customer appreciation hop! The only challenge here was to create a card or project using my favorite Flourishes stamp set. Read on – I’ll tell you how you can win some Flourishes goodies too!

All of Flourishes' stamp sets are fabulous. With the beautifully drawn images and sentiments, I love them all, and choosing one as a favorite was a little difficult for me. But, I finally decided to focus on Flourishes' From the Desk of stamp set.


The floral, letter-writing, and book images in this set are classic. It lets me combine my love of cardmaking, writing, and books all at the same time, and the elegantly scripted sentiments in it are perfect for just about any occasion. And, since we're celebrating Flourishes 4th birthday, I chose to use another favorite stamp set, Kids Play, for the "Happy Birthday" sentiment on this card.

I love all the crisp detail in Flourishes' stamps.


Now, back to the hop.... 

What can you win? Take a peek at this fun and festive blog candy! Isn't it yummy!


If you’d like to learn more about how you can win all of these stamp sets, just click HERE to read up on today’s hop and challenge!

If you arrived here by way of Debbie Marcinkiewicz, then you are on the right path! If I was your first stop, you’ll want to go back to the Flourishes Blog and start this hop from the very beginning! You have until September 1st at 5PM CST to enter!

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the designers' posts participating in today’s hop for an extra chance to win!  Next up on the hop…Linda Carson.

Thanks so much for visiting, and have a wonderful day!
 
Stamps: From the Desk of, Kids Play (Flourishes)
Paper: Floriade 2 DigiKit (Design by Anita, Two Peas in a Bucket); Best of Brenda Walton (K&Co); Life's Journey (K&Co); The Paper Studio; Recollections
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Memento; Copic markers
Dies: Small Labels, Large Labels (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Textile Texture embossing folder (Cuttlebug); seam binding (Hug Snug); lace (dyed with Distress Ink)
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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54 comments :

Ujjwal said...

so pretty and the plaid background is perfect for your card!

Karen W said...

This is just gorgeous, I love that stamp set, so elegant!

Naomi said...

WOW! What a lovely card! Love that black and white gingham and you just sold me on the, "From the Desk", stamp set...this image is just gorgeous once it's coloured! Congrats Flourishes on 4 fabulous years!

Theresa said...

Adore this card. Love all the elements that you've included. Will have to check out this stamp....love how you used it in your design.

Heather Jensen said...

Beautifully done Cheryl. I love the pretty papers and your bow/lace combo is stunning. :)
Hugs~

Anonymous said...

Love the lace and DP! They create a warm vintage feel. Lovely creation!! TFS
Beth Greco

Lin said...

Really lovely card, Cheryl! Thanks so much for the chance to win and for your inspiration - this is a wonderful set!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

gorgeous card!! love how serene the card makes me feel. Great job

Lauren said...

Beautiful card! I just love this image!

Lauren

KimCreate said...

What a pretty card. Love the gingham paper. Happy Birthday Flourishes
Kim

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful card! Pat

Janet said...

What an amazing piece of artwork! I really like the different textures of ribbon.

Yogi said...

love the card and love that set too. Nice elements.

lizlincoln said...

I love the lighter coloured image against the richly coloured bg papers, it gives such contrast. This is a beautifully coordinated card.

Ravengirl said...

This is a true beauty! I love the aged look of the layers on your card. It just goes so perfectly with your image!

Julie Koerber said...

Cheryl, I just love that bold pop in your decorative paper - it just makes your image and everything else sing!!! Thank you so much for joining us today on the birthday hop! It was fun to be wowed by some of our favorite fans! :-)

joy said...

This set is very elegant and pretty and your card is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win some of these beautiful stamps - I don't even own one set as yet!

Sandy M said...

Beautiful card and love the stamp set

Rosemary said...

beautiful card.. love the color combo, the layout... perfection!

alisa logue said...

Happy birthday flourishes! Love the stamps and gorgeous card! -Alisa

Betty Benton said...

Lovely card -- I like how it is a reflection of you!

Betty Sue said...

Love your card! Your blog is great!

Brenda said...

Love the big ribbon with the lace trim behind it! Beautiful colouring on the image too!

ecpiercy said...

Love your colors! That checked background is just perfect!

Cindy Haffner said...

So BEAUTIFUL!!~

Dee said...

Beautiful card! I love this stamp set and it on my giant list of must haves.

ChristineZ said...

Your card is such a beautiful combination of colors and visual textures. I love the rich colors of the dp with the image. Beautiful.

Joanne (jojot) said...

tranquil loveliness

Davi said...

So very beautiful! I love the checks with the greens and lovely image..so restful!!

Sue D said...

Very classy card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, fabuloous colors and layout.

Kathy Bradley said...

What a pretty and elegant card - that set is just awesome and you've showcases it wonderfully with your lovely card - the colors are so very pretty!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love card thanks for sharing love those colors.

Linda Carson said...

Quite delightful eye-candy! Love it!

Erika's Cupboard said...

Fun blog hop and I love your colorful card!

lisa808 said...

Fab image and card.

Donna Phelan said...

So lovely! It's such a beautiful card, love how you put it all together! :)

catdidit said...

Awesome creation! Love that bow too!

pam124 said...

So beautiful and that bow is to die for.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl! I love the gingham background and the wonderfully colored image! Beautiful design!

Tanya said...

Oh this is beautiful! The image is beautiful, the black gingham and lace are gorgeous, love the vintage-y look!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh this is such a FUN hop....
I have this same set but have not used it yet... now I've just got to since I've seen your beautiful card... Love it!!

dinkuminkum said...

Hi Cheryl, what a beautiful card. I love your color combination and the way you've used the checked card as the background. Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Anne P

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful card! Always love gingham and green!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful card. Very classic. Love the color combo, and the way you stamped the sentiment on the patterned paper. Thank you for sharing.

zehra said...

I just loved the stamp, so gorgeous and what a beautiful card. I will have to go check this stamp. TFS

Grace said...

This is so pretty and I love the shabby feel! Happy Birthday to Flourishes!

Allison Cope said...

Wow Cheryl! Your card is stunning. Love your colouring. Beautiful work.

ChristineCreations said...

So beautifully done. I love the dyed lace too...it looks so lovely!

gg nurse said...

Lovely card you made for the birthday blog hop!

Ellie said...

Love the colors you've used! I especially love that green background!! Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamp just now!

Bernie said...

Fabulous Card! I love the colors and your papers are fantastic!
Blessings Bernie

Theresa said...

Beautiful card! I just love that set. Fabulous layout and perfect DPs.

Corinna said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love the book and layout with the check and colors! So soothing it feels like your laying outside reading!