It's Getting Close to Release Week - a Challenge!!

Hi all! The countdown has officially begun for next week’s big reveal of our Christmas stamp set release! Yes folks, we are releasing our Christmas collection a whole month earlier than we normally do! We want you to be able to get into the spirit and create those holiday cards before the snow flies! And, we have a ton of creative inspiration to usher in with those new stamp sets! As we usually do, we love to issue a Release Week Challenge a few days beforehand to give you a chance to win our entire release. Our September release is extra special because we are sharing not one, not two, not three, not four but FIVE new stamp sets! What fun, right?

So, let’s unveil our challenge!

HOW TO PLAY: This challenge is going to be super duper easy peasy. Why? All you need to do is use the sketch above — any which way! Flip it on its side, flip it upside down, it doesn’t matter! Please remember, entries must be in by September 14th at 5PM EST to be eligible. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the key word FLLCSEPT12. And, don’t forget to link up your creation right here on this post using the Inlinkz link widget HERE. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them — Flourishes entries will be counted twice! But, if you don’t have Flourishes, play along anyway, you could WIN some!

Here's the card I created using this month's Release Week Challenge sketch...


 For my card I used the beautiful candle stamp from the Christmas Candles stamp collection.  I began my card by stamping my image using Memento "Bamboo Leaves" ink onto Flourishes Classic White Cardstock.  Then I coloured my image using a variety of Copic markers from the following Copic Collections:

I'm also giving you all a little sneak peek at this month's release 123 Create Kit!  To go along with the FIVE, yes, five new stamps sets this month, Flourishes has a gorgeous new Christmas themed 123 Create Kit!

Don't forget... during Flourishes release week, we always have 2 noon-time challenges that are always fun to participate in.  They will be revealed on the flourishes blog on Wednesday and Thursday at 12 noon CST this coming week.  So stay tuned for those!  Remember... you could WIN some of the new September release stamps!!!!!

stamps: Flourishes (Christmas Candles)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic white Cardstock
patterned papers:  September's 123 Create Kit
inks: Copic, Memento
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
accessories: September's 123 Create Kit


  1. Very pretty Christmas card Allison. Your colors are wonderful.

  2. Oh so yummy looking. Awesome job with this kit Ally! The papers are so great with the image.


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