Flourishes Birthday Celebration & a GIVEAWAY!!!

It's Flourishes 5th Birthday and we think that's a reason to celebrate! So... we are ushering in a 2-4-6-8, Help Flourishes Celebrate Day! We think that's a banner of a day and that's why banners are the focus of this final challenge for today! If you missed our 2PM Challenge, just click HERE. Our 4PM challenge is HERE and our 6PM challenge can be found HERE if you need to catch up! 

If you play, we have some FUN goodie bags for our winners! Are you ready for the grand finale... the 8PM Challenge?

HOW TO PLAY: We're celebrating a Banner Day! So, use a banner or pennant style embellishment on your card or creation! Use Flourishes stamps if you have them -- your entries will count twice. If you don't have Flourishes stamps, play along anyway, you could win some! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCIS5D. You have until August 31st to enter and can enter as many times as you like! Some of our designers hung banners to help Flourishes celebrate! If you need some inspiration, be sure to hop on over and see...

The OFFICIAL Rules…..
  • Simply create a banner inspired card or creation! Create a banner shaped card or add a little banner embellishment or tag!
  • Entries need to be in by Friday, August 31 by 5 PM EST
  • Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entry
  • You must link your creation on THIS post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges.
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCIS5D
  • We’ll announce the winners Tuesday, September 4th at noon CST!
HOW CAN YOU WIN? Play in this challenge and that counts as one entry for a stamping prize pack (including stamps and other goodies!) Play in all five and you will be entered toward our grand prize! Winners will be drawn randomly but if your card is one of our designers' faves, your work will be added to our Customer Cards Gallery on Pinterest for all to see! So get those fingers inky and join us for our birthday bash!

 Here is the card I created using a pennant...

Thank you!

For my card today, I used the fabulous August 123 Create Kit from Flourishes!  This kit jammed full of some cool things.  Check out the newest 123 Create Kit here! Shop NOW... they go FAST!

For my card's sentiment, I used the "Thank You!" from the newly released 2011 FLIP stamp set, With Gratitude.  I also added a few simple pink dots along with the polka dot pennants from the Birthday Pennants set.  That little white button is one of the many fabulous pieces in this month's 123 Create Kit!

To add a little more whimsy, I stamped a few more dainty images of bees and leaves on the large dots of the patterned papers by Authenique.  These cute little images all came from the Tiny Flowers and Tags stamp collection.

Come on out and CELEBRATE with us!  There will be lots of great inspiration and fabulous PRIZES!  Good luck!!!

And Now... a GIVEAWAY!!!

I have an extra set of On the Porch by Marcella Hawley to GIVEAWAY!  All you have to do to win, is leave a comment below answering the following question:

What is your favourite birthday memory?  It could be an old or a newer memory... share it with me today..

A winner will be announced on my next Timeless Tuesday post!  Good luck!

stamps:  Flourishes (Tiny Flowers and Tags, Birthday Pennants, With Gratitude)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White Cardstock
patterned papers: August's 123 Create Kit
inks:  Ranger, Stampin' Up!, StazOn
accessories: August's 123 Create Kit (button, ribbons, papers);  twine, thread.


  1. So vibrant and cheerful! I like that its a long and tall card too! Wonderful Ally!

  2. I love the stamping in the dots! This is a great layout Ally, very pretty card!

  3. Allison, I LOVE your card! Gorgeous!
    Hugs and smiles

  4. Ally, I love the length you created on your card. It's beautiful and I love the bright and vibrant colors :)

    ~ Amanda :)

  5. Bright and beautiful card!!!
    Hands down favorite Birthday memory is my 10th birthday - I had been asking for a horse since I was 4 and there was a big box my Mom wouldnt let me open till our friends arrived - well their daughter raised horses so when I saw their car come over the hill with a horse trailer behind it I KNEW I got my horse :)

  6. Loving your banner card and a clever idea to stamp on those circles!! My favorite memory is when I wanted a Golden Doodle dog, and my hubby said no more dogs, as we had a Golden Retreiver already...well, my friend was raising the goldendoodles, so I stopped by and picked up a puppy to show my hubby at his work...it was love at first sight...lol...so I got my pup, she is 7 now and is the best dog ever....and best friend!!

  7. What a super cool card, Ally! I LOVE how you stamped the tiny images in the dots! How cute!!

  8. I like this card format! It is elegant!

    As for the question for the givaway, my greatest recent birtday memory is when my husband surprised me with a brand new Nikon D-90 Camera! My biggest gift ever!!

  9. Alison, your long card is beautiful! The goodies from the kit look awesome too! Hugs ~S~

  10. So sweet and full of celebration Ally...I love how you've stamped in the polka dots too!

  11. CUTE card, Alison! LOVE the colors, and the long-card layout!

  12. What a fun long and lean and festive creation! I love the way you stamped those little bees and leaves in the circles for that extra pop! Tooooo cute!


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