Flourishes Final Sneak Peek... Star of Bethlehem!

Well dear stamping friends, the sneaks are over and we're taking the lid off Flourishes' October Release! Are you ready to see all three of these sets in their full glory? Well, they are all live, right now, in the Flourishes store HERE!

Now on to our final offering, one that is a gorgeous display of botanical beauty!

Named after the stars that lit the way for the birth of Jesus, this beautiful star-shaped flower embraces a meaning of purity, hope and happiness. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this set offers a beautiful and sweet scented way to ring in the Christmas season. This 4 by 6" set also offers four scripted sentiments perfect for your seasonal creations!

Flourishes is also unveiling something else...... just in time for Christmas!

You'll want to grab a copy for sure! This full-color 20 page catalog features dozens of sample ideas, photos of all of Flourishes Christmas stamp sets plus three fun-filled, step-by-step tutorials designed to help with your holiday gift giving! Just click HERE to see our new catalog in the Flourishes store!

Welcome to our final day of sneak peeks everyone!

I was first drawn to the circular stamp on this set!  I loved the beautiful message so I knew I was going to make it my focal point!

To start my card I first die cut a piece of Classic White cardstock and heat embossed my circle stamp from the "Star of Bethlehem" stamp set using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  Then I took some Memento "Bamboo Leaves" ink and revealed my white embossing on my cardstock!  I stamped the image again in Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink and fussy cut only the fine detailed flowers out next.  I added my focal circle to a mat of Classic White cardstock, a green snowflake and a piece of patterned paper cut using the Flourishes Tailor-Made die, "Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames".

I added a some additional colour to my central flowers using the following Copic Collections:
I also added some matching decor to the inside of my card.  I stamped the larger focal from the "Star of Bethlehem" stamp set using Memento "Bamboo Leaves" ink and the sentiment using the Memento "Rhubarb Stalks" ink.


All of my fun patterned papers came from the 6x6 paper pack of Echo Park's Reflection "Christmas" collection. This fabulous patterned paper package is perfect for making all of those home made holiday cards.

My design was inspired by one of the latest Deconstructing Sketch, #121.  I just loved all the layers and knew it would work perfectly as a starting point for my card.

While you're hopping about and seeing all the beautiful things our design team created using the Star of Bethlehem set, don't forget to try to figure out.....
Mystery Blogger Graphic

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 of winning!

Do you want to win Flourishes' October Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October sets can be ordered now and if you order all three, you can save a bundle with our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together.This discount will only be available through October 18th, so you have to act fast! 
  • Every one of our new sets has a coordinating cut file to go with them! So click HERE to see the Winter Berries file, HERE for the Star of Bethlehem and HERE for the Handmade Snowflakes Silhouette Cut file! These cut files make creating so much fun!
  • And, don't forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, October 12th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Thank you so much for joining us! The design team had a blast showing off these new designs -- hope you did too!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Star of Bethlehem)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White, "Pistachio" collection
patterned papers: Echo Park (Reflections Christmas)
die cut shapes:  Flourishes, Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic
other: thread.


  1. What a pretty color palette for your card. Gorgeous background papers and design layout. Can't wait to see the full stamp set.

  2. Oh that's beautiful! Love the colors and patterns and especially how you framed the sentiment!

  3. Very pretty, these beautiful flowers are wonderful!

  4. Love all the dp and details on this gorgeous card.

  5. This is simply GORGEOUS!!! I love the way you used the circular stamp, your layering, and stitching! (I'm definitely going to have to get that paper pad!) Thank you for such beautiful inspiration!! ^_^

  6. wonderful floral image and love the use of the different pp.

  7. Beautiful...love the circular shape, too...and a pretty inside as well!!

  8. I love that stamp with its beautiful sentiment too. Your card is gorgeous. I love how you popped the flowers and your stitching round the circle

  9. Beautiful card Ally! Love all of the beautiful layers and designer papers. Love the circular stamp from this new set - fab stitching on the circle.

  10. Great choice of papers and I like the inside too.

  11. Great card - love all the layers and DP...am starting to hear Christmas carols in my head after all these sneaks :)

  12. Stunning! I can't believe how you used this set -- so captivating! I love the lime green backdrop -- wow Ally!

  13. Lovely card...great use of the stamps!

  14. I just LOVE this card. Wonderful color combo and design. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  15. I didn't realize how versatile the Star of Bethlehem stamp was until I saw your card.

  16. Beautiful card and colors.

  17. Just beautiful!!! Love how you used just a part of the new image in one and also the entire image in another. Lovely!
    <3 J

  18. Ally this is gorgeous! What beautiful intricate zig zagging around the circle, and I love the double layer of the image and the pretty snowflake behind it!

  19. So gorgeous! Love this new stamp set.

  20. The circle of flowers is gorgeous! Love the colors and all the layers! Stunning card! TFS

  21. A wonderful card. The inside is very lovely too.

  22. Love the look of your card--including the inside!

  23. Lovely card, I too am drawn to the circle design, although the whole set is very nice.

  24. This is beautiful, Allison! I love all the layers of patterned paper and your pretty white embossed image. :)


  26. Very pretty and country like and the inside looks just as great.

  27. Beautiful card, Ally!! Love the way you used the image and designed the card.

  28. Gorgeous, Ally! Love the mix of patterns and white embossed image. Very cool that you used the smaller image on the front and the larger one inside. Totally unexpected! :)


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