Dear Santa...

Howdy everyone!  Welcome to the first of 2 noontime challenges for Flourishes!  Check out the Flourishes blog tomorrow for the second and final challenge.

Today's challenge is...

You've heard the popular Christmas song lyrics - 
"Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight!
So, get those tykes in the Christmas spirit with a card... just for them!  That's right, make this creation all about the children in your lives!

So for my first card, I wanted to create an interactive card.  I mean what child wouldn't appreciate a card that has moving parts!?!  So I created this spinner card...

Sweet Smells
Suppliesstamps, Flourishes (Sweets of the Season);  cardstock, Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, Bazzill;  patterned papers, ribbons, gems, Flourishes 123 Create Kit;  inks, Copic, Memento;  die cut shapes, Spellbinders. 

As you can see from the image above, my 2 little gingerbread people from the "Sweets of the Season" stamp set can actually move.  The can move freely around the central greeting of my card.


Here's a close up of the penny mechanism that allows the gingerbread people to move and rotate.  If you'd like to make a spinner card, you visit Splitcoaststampers for their spinner card tutorial HERE.  I used the basic concept but made my spinner opening an endless circle.


For both of card creations today I have used the newly released September 123 Create Kit!   This month's kit is packed full of amazing papers, cool embellishments and fabulous ribbons!  Why not check it out!

For my final card I thought going with a traditional shape on a card might be perfect for a child.  So I die cut a star shape from my Flourishes Classic White cardstock and backed it with strips of the many beautiful patterned papers in the 123 Create Kit.  I added a bow and frills using the luscious red ribbon from the kit along with one of the snowflake charms.  A few of pretty green gems and my card was complete!  My sentiment is from the "Sentimental Christmas" stamp collection and the teeny, tiny subtle snowflakes around the star are from the "Warm Winter Wishes" stamp set. 

Bright with Hope
Suppliesstamps, Flourishes (Sentimental Christmas, Warm Winter Wishes, Sweets of the Season);  cardstock, Flourishes Classic White Cardstock;  patterned papers, ribbons, snowflake charm, gems, Flourishes 123 Create Kit;  inks, Versamark, Ranger;  die cut shapes, Spellbinders;  embossing powder, Stampendous!;  other, vellum, thread.  

Now's it time to check out what my fellow Design Team members have created for this noon-time challenge..
 To find out how you can play along and WIN... check out the Flourishes blog today!



  1. Allison these are darling. Your little gingerbreads are just so cute. Wonderful cards.

  2. These cards are just darling. I love gingerbread men. The sentiment on the star is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. How fun is that spinner card! I love this Ally!

  4. your first card would be loved by young and old alike- it seems so fun and what a great idea. I also like your star card such a pretty Christmas wish.

  5. Your Gingerbread Men are DANCING!!!!!! SO SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!! AND your Star Card is GREAT TOO!!!!!!! THANKS !!!!!!! :)


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