Flourishes Sneak Peek... Handmade Snowflakes!

Hi  all -- time for day two of Flourishes fabulous sneak peeks for October! Today, it's all about the whimsy of those winter months when the temperature drops and the flakes start to fly!

These whimsical snow flakes are just ready and waiting to be added to all of your winter and holiday themed creations! These hand-drawn flakes, created by Marcella Hawley, offer a dash of charm and style. This 4" by 6" set also offers three scripted sentiments that will give your cards the perfect punch.

And, what's more? This set is taking center stage in Flourishes brand new Class In A Box Kit for October! Here's a peek!

This rustic card kit with country charm comes with the stamp set, plus all the pre-cut paper, embellishments, trim and ribbon needed to make 6 cards -- two each of three designs! Just stamp, and put these beauties together. It's quick and easy card inspiration delivered right to your door! When you're done, save the full-color, glossy instructions to make all of these cards on your own in the future! This kit also features the 6" by 6" paper pack by Bazzill called Nordic Pines. What fun!

Flourishes has some amazing holiday themed paper packs, like the "So This is Christmas" collection by Carta Bella...
...so I knew I had to use it for today's card!

I know, when you think snowflakes, you think light, white or maybe a soft blue... right?  Nope... I decided to match my snowflakes with this cute paper line and go with a dark rich red and light beige.

I began my easel card by cutting out a card base of Classic White cardstock and then a matching mat of beautiful "Patch" cardstock from the Color Made Easy "Pistachio" collection.  The dark green matched perfectly with the patterned paper!  I cut a scalloped oval from the green cardstock and white oval from Classic White cardstock and then stamped them with a variety of beautiful snowflakes from the "Handmade Snowflakes" stamp set using some "Desert Sand" Memento Ink.  I overlaid the white oval with a die cut vellum to soften the design.
Then I loaded up my Silhouette machine and cut 3 different sized snowflakes and the Believe shape using the Handmade Snowflakes Silhouette Cut File (to be revealing in the Flourishes Store on Friday!).  I stamped the sentiment and the largest and smallest snowflakes using Memento's "Rhubarb Stalk" ink and the medium sized snowflake in the "Desert Sand" Memento Ink and then layered them using foam tape.

Here's a quick peek of the card in its open position...

And here's the complete inside of the easel card with lots of fun snowflakes to match the front!

I hope you enjoyed my snowy inspiration today.  The Design Team has created some wonderful creations showing off these Handmade Snowflakes! While you're out and about, don't forget about....
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 soon-to-be released October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October 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 three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through October 18th, so you have to act fast! 
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release. 
  • 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!

Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we take the lid off our October release and show off a striking botanical beauty that is ready to shine this holiday season!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Handmade Snowflakes)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White, "Pistachio" collection
patterned papers: Carta Bella 6x6
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink:  Memento
pearls:  Doodlebug
other: thread.


  1. Anonymous12:05 AM

    Lovely card. Like the snow flake.

  2. Your card just oozes warmth and coziness Ally!! Love the papers and how you layered the flakes!! Darling card!

  3. What a pretty card and I love the snowflakes. Your easel card is gorgeous, such a fun color palette. Love the cards shown from a class in a box. How sweet are they.

  4. Beautiful card. I love your layered snowflake and the yummy striped paper.

  5. I LOVE your thinking outside the box with the red snowflakes....beautiful card!!

  6. Great use of the color in the snowflakes! Very creaative design and use of papers.

  7. Beautiful snowflake stamp set, I love how you stamped them around the inside mat!

  8. YOWZA! What a gorgeous easel card. Beautiful papers, love the layers of your stunning snowflake, the die and the Believe sentiment, it all = FABULOUS!

  9. Gorgeous Ally! Love the scalloped edge, the designer papers and the way your red snowflake balances out the red sentiment beautifully.

  10. these look gorgeous in red and green!

  11. Great card with all the snowflakes. Especially liked how you decorated the inside.

  12. Oh you've shown off this set beautifully Ally! What a great card. I love the layout and the fold. Such fun for a snowflake!

  13. Perfection! That's what this card is Ally! You've really made this one fun!

  14. Your easel card is beautiful! Love the red and craft and the die cut edge! TFS

  15. Sigh . . . I LOVE snowflakes. I don't love winter, but I sure love a gorgeous snowflake and that's what these are. Your card is stunning! Love the papers and the layouts and how you used the snowflakes.

  16. This is a fun festive card. Snowflakes are always so pretty.

  17. Very pretty--I like the papers and the red snowflakes.

  18. Love the red snowflakes and the great DP too!!!

  19. I absolutely LOVE this card!!! Your stamping and layering is exceptional! (I can't wait to get the new class in a box, too!)

  20. gorgeous use of colour on this card...I love the red and cream snowflakes.

  21. Wow! The snowflake, the DP, the sentiment. the desing... Love ALL of it. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  22. Gorgeous layering!!! Love this so much.
    <3 J

  23. I love snowflakes, but you've taken them to a whole new level! Gorgeous card!

  24. Great card, so intricate and cleverly made!

  25. I love snowflakes on paper so much more than when real. Lol. These are so pretty.

  26. Love your easel cards! The pretty papers and stamped snowflakes look amazing. I have that SB die set...thanks for inspiring me to pull it out. :)

  27. Ally, this is another beautiful card for the holidays!

  28. Beautiful easel fold, great layered snowflakes to boot.

  29. Ohhh, this is fabulous!! What a wonderful snowflake and easel fold!


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