Introducing... Friendship & Flowers

This set, illustrated by Sam Pickard will send sunshine to any friend - near or far! With a beautiful pincushion flower at the center of this set, you'll find a beautiful butterfly and beautifully scripted sentiments add just the right touch. Set measures 4" by 6”. We think it has the perfect heartfelt friendship sentiments in it and we know you’ll love it! The Design Team did a great job celebrating friendship with this set and we know you’ll be inspired.

Welcome to the second day of our November reveals for Flourishes! Today's stamp set is just filled with gorgeous images and beautiful sentiments.  I could help but want to paper piece my flowers and butterfly from the "Friendship & Flowers" stamp set for my card today...

I stamped my flower heads using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink onto two different kinds of patterned paper and fuzzy fussy (lol... apparently writing posts in the middle of the night doesn't bode well for me! :) ) cut them out.  I did the same with my butterfly.  I added a bit of sparkle and pearls to catch your eye...

To mat my panel of patterned papers, I used some "Red Devil" cardstock from the Poppy Color Made Easy cardstock collection.

For my card base, I used my Scor-Buddy and embossed some random lines in my Classic White Cardstock. And for my card's design, I was inspired by Iwona's sketch this week from Sketchbook Saturday, sketch #109.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop and all the fabulous pieces of inspiration this week!

While you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out….


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’ November Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released November sets…you can play in our Grab A Cup Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY November 15th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our November 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 November 22nd, 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, November 16th 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 share a set we know will become a staple element you’ll reach for time and time again. Don’t distress…it’s coming soon!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps:  Flourishes (Friendship & Flowers)
cardstock:  Flouirshes (Classic White, Poppy Collection)
patterned papers: Teresa Collins Stationary Noted)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink:  Memento
pearls: Recollections
tools:   Scor-Buddy
other: thread, Stickles.


  1. Anonymous2:01 AM

    What a lovely bright card.

  2. Gorgeous card. I love the paper piecing and the mix of patterns you have used. Love the fuzzy cutting - that's what I do when I don't have my glasses, lol.

  3. Very pretty, love the design of your card.

  4. Yeah I don't think there is anything fuzzy about your beautiful card! :) Sorry couldn't resist! Thanks for the chuckle!

  5. Beautiful. I especially love your pairing of patterned papers.

  6. Very bright and pretty card - will make someone feel very warm and fuzzy :) I am glad I am not the only one who's a bit fuzzy around the edges now and then :)

  7. Lovely card! I like the paper piecing on the flowers.

  8. Oh Allison, I absolutely love this! Fabulous design, great mix of designer papers, love the background texture you created and the pretty paper pieced flowers and butterfly. Love the images on this new set.

  9. Love your card, Ally. The bright red against the baby blue is just beautiful. Wonderful design too!

  10. WHAT A FABULOUS DESIGN ALLY!!!!!!!! :) I know you used a sketch, BUT YOU TWEEKED IT!!!!!!!!! It's FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!! LOVE all the stitching, the colors...!!!!!!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  11. I really like how you stamped the flower on red pattern paper and cut it out.

  12. Ooo Ally this is SO fun! I love your “fuzzy” cutting gf! I think the patterns are fab and I love the curvy edges too, it makes the sketch shine!

  13. Yup, it's fuzzy cutting at my house too. Still like to do it though. Love this flower stamp. It reminds me of a stem a child might hand you after picking your prize flower.. When you understand that given with love is all that matters.

  14. Anonymous1:06 PM

    I do "fuzzy" cutting when I'm up too late too! Love the flower, it's so sweet!

  15. Gorgeous creation! Love the cutout flowers and butterfly and the beautiful dp! Well done ! Have a Blessed day!

  16. Fun idea paper piecing the flowers and what a sketch. I like this Ally!

  17. How pretty! Love the unique design and stitching!

  18. Great card, love the red flowers!

  19. Fabulous card, love the colours used! Another great set to have!!

  20. Your paper piecing is BEAUTIFUL. LOVE your card. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  21. Another beauty!! Love the pretty flowers and how you made then "shaggy" by fussy cutting them!!

  22. Love the cut out flowers...lovely card. Great stamps.

  23. Very pretty! Love the flowers stamped on the patterened paper.

  24. This is so creative! I love your paper and color choices and embellishment and the stitching adds a wonderful finishing touch.

  25. Very pretty--I like the paper piecing.

  26. Lovely card. Great tilting the sheet music like that.

  27. Oh...this is so unique! Awesome card and take on the sketch!!!

  28. Love how creatively you used the sketch! The wavy lines, the undersized panel, and the paper pieced flower :)


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