Timeless Tuesday & a Sneak Peek... Holiday Topiaries

Holiday Topiaries 
Welcome to Day 2 of our fabulous September release week! Today both of our Friends of Flourishes Team and our Design Team will be showcasing a wonderful new stamp set created by our beloved artist Marcella Hawley. Marcella has packed this beautiful 4x6 stamp set called "Holiday Topiaries" with an array of beautiful holiday decorated greenery and 3 seasonal sentiments to match their holiday vibe. This sweet holiday stamp set will surely make an appearance on your homemade cards, handmade gifts, tags and more this season!

Howdy again!  I hope you're having a blast this week with our 2 new fabulous holiday stamp sets... and we still have three more sets to come!  Hooray!

Our hostess, Katie, for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week is challenging us to...

"Make a Good Impression
Incorporate dry embossing somewhere on your card or project. 
It could be an embossing folder, stencils, or even a household item for your embossing...
just make sure you "Make a Good Impression"! 

I could resist pulling out my embossing folder with the mini snowflakes to build a scene with the super cute "Holiday Topiaries" stamp set.
I created a simple A2 card base from Flourishes Classic White Cardstock and added a piece of "Patch" green cardstock from the the Color Made Easy ~ Pistachio collection to the card front.

Then I embossed and sanded my back ground and then I cut two curved panels to act as my ground and added my sweet little holiday topiary on top using foam adhesive and the stitched panel to a red cardstock mat.

To colour my topiary, I used the following Copic Collections:

To add that touch of sparkle to match my red glitter ribbon and White Floral Venice Lace at the top of my card, I added some Glossy Accents to my berries and some Stickles to my leaves.  I also tied a tiny Silver Metallic String bow to add to the base of my topiary pot.

Don't forget...
Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances, so comment away!


If you would like a chance at winning all five of our soon-to-be released September sets…
  • You can play in our Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY September 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All five of our September sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all five sets together in a bundle. This discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
  • If you play along with this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge, you could WIN the ENTIRE new release!  Yup... that's all FIVE stamp sets!!!  Yeehaw!
Good luck and happy stamping!!!
~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Holiday Topiaries)
cardstock:  Flourishes  (Classic White, Pistachio Collection)
patterned papers: BasicGrey
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic
metallic string, lace: Flourishes
holly leaves:  Bazzill Basics
glitter ribbon,: Micheals
embossing folder:  Crafts-Too
gems:  Hero Arts
other:  thread.


  1. Quite festive! Beautiful scene you've created Ally! Love the sparkles in the tree and metallic bow!

  2. Beautiful, Allison! You are so good at adding that one more little thing, like the second curved die cut panel, that gives your card a unique polish. Sure which I could read your mind as you are creating--I could learn so much!

  3. Another lovely Christmas stamp set, Ally. I love how you added the glossy accents to your berries. Beautifully embossed and embellished too. Love your glitter strip with the pretty Venice lace x

  4. Love the layout and the dry embossing is a perfect touch!

  5. Such a sweet and adorable card!!
    I love the dry embossing and gingham paper!!

  6. This card is BEAUTIFUL. Love all the pretty details you added. TFS.

  7. Very cute little scene you created for this topiary.

  8. Tis the season for beautiful holiday cards! Lovely!

  9. Beautiful card. I love the soft green embossed background and curved panel behind your sweet topiary.

  10. Great card Ally! Love the curved panels and embossed background adding great texture to your card. Love the new topiary image.

  11. Beautiful...love the sparkly ribbon with it!

  12. Love the soft colors on your card! Pretty new stamp!

  13. Beautiful card and I love the snowflakes embossed in the background.

  14. Very pretty card. Have a great day.

  15. Wonderful card! Love the embossing!

  16. What a great christmas card. Love the little tree & the sparkle to the berries & the snowflakes in the background.

  17. Lovely card...love all the details and sparkle.

  18. loved your use of the vvaried coloes to make youe card

  19. Such a beautiful card!

  20. Very pretty. I like the addition of the stickles.

  21. Very pretty card!

  22. What a stunning color combination, Allison. I love your card and I thank you for being SO inspiring. This was a great Blog Hop where I saw SO many great and inspiring techniques. I'm intrigued to go check out the entire new release. Thanks for sharing, and God bless you!
    Karen Letchworth

  23. Very pretty...love the red glitter highlights using ribbon and Stickles.

  24. Very pretty card, I love this set and Wow it will make gorgeous Christmas cards!

  25. Just gorgeous Allison! I love your curved panels for the ground with the embossed background, it goes perfect with the beatufifully colored tree! Blessings! Kathy

  26. Festively fun card.

  27. So pretty and festive. The sparkly ribbon is awesome with this topiary.

  28. Beautiful! Love the snowflake embossed background and the rolling hills! Pretty sparkly ribbon and the glossy accents on the berries is a great accent! TFS

  29. Oh this is so warm and festive Ally - I just love the little accents, and the sweet snowflake embossing! Adorable!

  30. Such a pretty card! I love the little snowflakes! :) Nancee

  31. This is beautiful, Ally! I love your rolling hills and the embossed snow! Love that beautiful red glittery ribbon(?)too!

  32. Gorgeous card, Ally! Love the little embossed snowflakes, too!

  33. Very pretty card! I love the whimsical look and detail on the image. The snow flake background is perfect for the style too.

  34. Adorable!!! Love the background!!

  35. So pretty! Love the stitching, the curved "ground" panels and that red sparkly ribbon.

  36. LOVE the blues and the scene you created, looks like rolling snowy hills, just perfect!

  37. Such a serene look! I love the snowflake background with the topiary and the fun curve bottom panel!


Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.