Introducing... Simply Charming!

It's our last day of May Releases at Flourishes! We know you've enjoyed all the Sneak Peeks this week of these fabulous new sets! And we've enjoying showing them to you! All our May Release are now LIVE HERE! Now how about showing you one more?

A very popular trend in jewelry right now are charm-bracelets, and today we've made it possible in stylish paper-crafting form. Here's...

Use this set when nothing but a "Simply Charming" card will do! With more than a dozen mix-and-match sentiments and six charms that you can mask and add to the "Tiffany's" style charm bracelet, this set is one of a kind! The options are endless and the uses are downright fun! Let's see what kind of "charming" cards you can whip up with this one! Plus, with a Sihouette Cut File there's no problem combining the bracelet links and charms. All of our Silhouette Files are available now HERE.

Come and be inspired by the Design Team's creativity with this set on their blogs,

And today is your last chance to find the...
Hidden amoung the Design Team is one person who's today's Mystery Blogger, comment on her blog and you could win today's set! How easy and wonderful is that?!
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Heather Jensen
Julie Koerber
Maki Jones
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan

The first time I laid my eyes on this stamp set I was thrilled!  I knew exactly what I was going to do with it... make a mini album... about "my charming life"... LOL!!...

I grabbed my package of patterned papers from the new 123 Create Kit - "Prairie Chic" and some white cardstock and started designing my album.     

My So Called Charmed Life 
Mini Album - 5" x 5 3/4 "

First I pieced together my front cover and added some stitching and a simple title. I stamped my 2 charms on to Flourishes Classic White Cardstock using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink. Then I coloured them using a variety of Copic markers. A list of the colours I used can be seen at the bottom of this post.
For my second page, I first stamped the solid heart charm and then masked it off and stamped the ornate heart charm beside it to create a layered effect.  I once again used Flourishes Classic White Cardstock with Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink.  I stamped the "Love" sentiment using Memento "Lady Bug" ink that I had stamped off first to get a lighter pink hue.
For my third page I chose to use the solid heart charm again but paired with the cute little key charm.  For each page, I used some Metallic Silver String to "hang" my charms on.

For my fourth page, I chose the sweet star charm.  I coloured it a bright yellow and added some matching adhesive stars to my page.

For my fifth and final page, I chose to use the circular charm and the cute little shamrock charm together!  I had fun using some pointillism to colour in my charm!

For all of the colouring of my charms, I used the follow Copic Collections:

I hope you've enjoyed my little "Simply Charming" project today!  Don't forget to comment on all the Designer's blogs for your chance to WIN the entire May stamp release!  Don't forget about the other ways you can win this week, you still have time to play in our Colorful Creations Challenge - the deadline for entries is tonight at 5 PM Eastern.

This week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge is another way to win. Click HERE to find out more.

And all our winner's will be announced tomorrow on the Flourishes Blog. Be sure to tune in to see if your name is chosen!

Thanks for joining us in a fun and creative week Flourishes Fans!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Flourishes (Simply Charming)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White, Bazzill
patterned papers: 123 Create Kit - Prairie Chic
ink: Memento, Copic
binding:  Zutter 
string: Flourishes (Metallic Silver)
tools:  Klic N'Kut
stars: BasicGrey
other: thread.


  1. Awesome album. Love the new release.

  2. What a great little book and the charms are just too cute!!

  3. What a charming have a charming family.

  4. WHAT A SUPER JOB ALLY!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your little album!!!!!!! :) AND the way you've used these charms....AND the little sentiments!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! :)LOOOOOOVE THIS KIT TOO!!!! ;)

  5. wow, what an awesome project and such beautiful photos.

  6. Love the mini album - it gives me some good ideas! Thanks!

  7. Gorgeous everything!

    Cut file question......can the cut files be cut using the software that comes with the silhouette or would I need additional software?

  8. What a gorgeous album! And those charms are just so cute and sweet!

  9. love your mini album Ally. Sweet charms!

  10. What cute pictures!

  11. Love how you used these charms!

  12. Wow! Your album is gorgeous! I love how you colored the charm stamps, and how great that there are so many options for messages on them.

  13. Ally - this is just SO sweet and tender feeling.. so polished too. I LOVE the silver cording to tie all the pieces together on each page. Your little guy is adorable too :)

  14. What a charming mini album! Love how you used the charm images! TFS God bless!!

  15. What a cute way to use the charms! love your charming album!

  16. What a fun stamp set! I love your project!

  17. So sweet and "charming"!!!!

  18. So sweet and "charming"!!!!

  19. What a fantastic idea using the set! I am going to do this for my Mother's Day photos I took today :) Thank you for the inspiration!

  20. Hey Allison! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Packaging Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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