Introducing... Pinwheels & Popsicles!

Hasn't this been a fun July Release? I know you've enjoyed it as much as we have in bringing it to you, but it's not over quite yet! We're so excited to bring you one more stamp set, and it's a fantastic new Birthday and Celebration set today! We think it's the cutest thing ever, and we know when you see it you'll agree!  


Light it up and help those in your life to wish big! This set is perfect to send a little note of celebration in an envelope. From "cool" images to "sweet" sentiments, Pinwheels and Popsicles illustrated by Marcella Hawley is the perfect birthday stamp set! Set measures 4" by 6" and offers five main images and seven fun-filled coordinating sentiments.
 Mystery Blogger Graphic 
Let us show this set off to you with the Senior Design Team, and remember today is your last chance to find out who is the Mystery Blogger in the Design Team. Comment on that Design Team Member's Blog and you could win today's set!

For my project today, I needed a last minute card and gift bag for the two gifts for my son's teachers.  So I went to the dollar store and grabbed two bright, polka dot gift bags to put their gifts in.

I started off by making two mini tags for the gift bags so I could make sure the right teacher, got the right gift.

I made two mini card bases, approximately 2 1/4 x 2 1/4, using Flourishes Classic White Cardstock.  Then I stamped the cute little popsicle image from the new Pinwheels & Popsicles stamp set using my favourite ink, "Tuxedo Black" ink by Memento. 

I created a quick mask and placed it over my popsicle image, I masked the edges of each card and then stamped the cute gingham back ground from the Berry Sweet Frames stamp set right over top.  For one mini card I used Memento "Rose Bud" and for the other "Lilac Posies". Next I stamped my popsicle image onto some fun green paper, fussy cut each one out and adhered it to my mini card.  I tied each card on using some Metallic Silver String.

Next I wanted to make two very simple cards to tuck inside each gift bag.

First I made a A2 card base using Flourishes Classic White Cardstock. I embossed 3/4 of each card front using the a double sided embossing folder.

Then I die cut two Classic Large Ovals using Spellbinder dies, and stamped the adorable row of Chinese lanterns from the new Pinwheels & Popsicles stamp set using my favourite black ink again.

I popped each oval back inside the die and airbrushed the sky using Copics.  I didn't bother to mask off my lanterns since I knew I was going to paper piece them with patterned paper.

Next I stamped each lantern twice on to scraps of fun and bright patterned papers.  I fussy cut each lamp out and adhered it to the correct image.

Then I took some more scraps of the same patterned papers and cut out banners to drape below my ovals.

Finally I die cut two banners, Copic airbrushing each one in a corresponding colour and stamped the fun sentiment on them.

Viola... my gifts were finally done!!

I used the following Copic Collections for my project today:
B21, B23, Y15 and RV14.


Thanks for joining me today!  Now... off you go and check out all the other stunning creations using this awesome summery party stamp set!


If you would like a chance at winning all four of our now released July sets…
  • You can play in our It's Sketchy Challenge– there will be multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY at 5 PM EST. OR, play along with the gals for this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules!
  • All four of our July sets are NOW AVAILABLE and you can check them out HERE. Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all four together in a bundle. And, for even more creative options here's the coordinating cut files for this release. Thank you for joining us for this month's New Releases and all the great fun! We can't wait to see what you create with this month's sets!
  • Join us back here on the Flourishes Blog tomorrow for the Winner's Circle where we'll announce all of our winners of this weeks' challenges!
~ Ally ~

Sponsored by:  Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Pinwheels & Popsicles, Sweet Berry Frames)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White Cardstock
patterned papers: Echo Park
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic
embossing folder: Spellbinders.


  1. This is going to be a fun set!

  2. Fun stamp set and cards.

  3. Bright and fun cards. Looks like a fun stamp set. Thank you.

  4. This new stamp set looks like so much fun. Cute tags. Love your card designs. Great paper piecing and love the banners.

  5. Very cute! Love the banners below!

  6. Thanks for the inspirations!

  7. What cute cards and tags...the teachers must have loved them. i love the banners on the card.

  8. Such fun cards, great new release!

  9. BEAUTIFUL JOB ALLY!!!!!!!!!!!! Those teachers are going to LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!!!!!!LOOOOOOOOVE the SUMMERY FEEL!!!!!! AND little did you know that---- the teachers for NEXT YEAR are going to FIGHT OVER YOU!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  10. super cut tags and cards - perfect for summer party! Great coloring and paper choices too!

  11. Totally fun! Great cards Ally!

  12. Great, fun, bright cards Ally!Love the images of this new set.

  13. Cute, fun, screams summer!

  14. Cuteness! This looks like such a fun set! Thanks for sharing :)

  15. Wonderful projects you have made!

  16. this set looks adorable!!! I love the cards you created; so bright and cheery and those paper pieced lanterns are beautiful!

  17. I love these projects!!!

  18. Bright, vivid and creative fun! Excellent!

  19. Cute tags and cards! Love the chinese lattern image! and who doesn't love popsicles! TFS

  20. Cute card - this will be a great set for summer birthdays and parties!!

  21. Very cute projects--love the gingham background with the popsicles.

  22. What a beautiful and charming ensemble Ally!! Love the gingham background for those bright, fun and cheery popsicles!! And your card is fabulously fun with those festive flags hanging under the wonderfully pieced lanterns!! Awesome!!

  23. Such sweet tags and beautiful cards!

  24. Wow what bright colors and bold designs!! I love what you do!!!

  25. What a cute set of cards and tags. Love the fun bold colors and paper lanterns. :)

  26. Ooooo, Ally, these are beautiful! I love all the bright, fun colors, and the paper lanterns look amazing paper pieced!


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