Introducing... Grab a Cup!

Welcome to our November Sneak Peeks at Flourishes!  We’re really excited to show off this month’s sets to you, because we know they’ll be ones you’ll want to use over and over again.  Each of them convey a real sense of warmth and will be perfect for any occasion you have with friends and family.  Today’s set is one we’ve been anticipating with great excitement because we think it’s fabulous!

Grab a cup and enjoy with this sweet-as-can-be coffee and tea inspired set. Use it to send warm thoughts across the miles or to invite a dear friend to share some time over hot drinks. This set, illustrated by Marcella Hawley measures 4" by 6" and offers three main images, four accent images and six mix and match sentiments!  It celebrates everything coffee and tea should be!

And look at what we’re also offering this month with this set...

Need some quick and easy card inspiration delivered right to your door? Look no further than Flourishes' Class in a Box! This kit comes with all the supplies needed to make 6 cards -- 2 each of three designs. All pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble, with embellishments and everything! Just stamp, color and put them together! When you're done, save the full color, glossy instructions to make all of these cards on your own in the future. The instructions are great layout ideas for any and all of Flourishes sets! Kit comes with the Grab a Cup Stamp Set SS263 plus embellishments, ribbons, pre-cut decorative paper, and card stock for card bases. All this for just $30! Get yours today before these fabulous kits are gone!

I have to say I was drawn to this stamp set.  As a previous restaurant owner, we served a lot of delicious coffee and tea based beverages, including one of my favourites... lattes!  So I decided to create with the super yummy latte stamp from the fabulous "Grab a Cup" stamp set.

For my cardstock choices I used our Classic Ivory and Classic Kraft.   For my basic central die cut shape I used our detailed Perfectly Pierced Classic Window Die Set and for the cute little tag, I used the Tailor-Made Classic Tags Templates Die.

I stamped my latte image onto our Classic Ivory Cardstock using Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink and then I coloured it using the following Copic Collections:
If you look close, I even stamped the cute little coffee beans image included all over my little central square...

To finish off my card I used matching patterned paper and finished it off with this awesome sentiment included in the stamp set...

And once again, I used some subtle coffee bean images using some Ranger "Antique Linen" Distress ink...
For my card design today, I used the latest weekly Card Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers:

You’ll see some fantastic inspiration along the way today with our design team and this set.  And, 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.

Allison Cope -- you are here!
Julie Koerber
Silke Ledlow
Tosha Leyendekker

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 beautiful set that will have you wanting to “phone a friend"!

    ~ Ally ~

    Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

    stamps:  Flourishes (Grab a Cup)
    cardstock:  Flourishes (Classic Ivory & Kraft), Bazzill
    patterned papers: Graphic45
    die cut shapes: Flourishes, Spellbinders
    ink:  Memento, Ranger
    edge punch: Fiskars
    twine: Darice
    tools:  Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz Piercing Ruler.


    1. Cool card - love that cup, will make a great set for cards for my DD.

    2. MMMMM this looks so yummy...:0)....I am a def. Latte lover so this is the coloring and papers too....TFS..:0)

    3. LOVE THIS NEW SET, gorgeus card

    4. Gorgeous card. I love your colour combination and paper selection. I think I'm in love with this set already

    5. Pretty and fun card! I seem to have a fondness for any coffee/cup stamps, and this set looks like a must have for me!!

    6. Beautiful! Love the design, colors and coloring!

    7. Pretty card! Love the new set and your background paper!

    8. t love what you have done with the stamp set and the thoughts that you present with this card. Love having coffee with friends.

    9. Fabulous, fabulous card Ally! Love the warm rich colours, you can practically see the steam rising from that yummy cuppa. Love the design and layers on your card. The print layer (a snowflake die cut?) echoes the design in your patterned paper nicely. Love this new image and the sentiment is great.

    10. Beautiful card. The image is so realistic.

    11. Lovely card. It's clear to see that a lot of effort went into this delightful card, from the great coloring to the paper choices and layers. Well done.

    12. Lovely card. Fun latte image and pretty DP.

    13. Like how you used the bean stamp and the beautiful colors.

    14. Love this new stamp set ! Gorgeous card and coloring!

    15. Ally this is so sharp and beautifully put together. I love the color combination and the gingham napkin :) Fun to imagine you as a restauranteur too :)

    16. Oh so pretty - I love how you stamped coffee beans all over!

    17. OH ALLEY, Your Latte served on paper looks SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll BET the ones you served in your restaurant were just as YUMMY TOO!!!!!! :) I CAN SEE those little coffee beans you've stamped!!!!! You did a FABULOUS JOB on this!!!!!!!! :) PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    18. Beautiful colors, I love the foam on that mocha latte! :) And the paper you used with that looks great, love the letters! TFS!!!

    19. I can almost taste that Latte, Ally! Beautifully created card!

    20. Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love all the fabulous detail work.

    21. Anonymous1:59 AM

      What a beautiful card. Looks so real.

    22. Oh Ally your colors are GORGEOUS!!! What a pretty card. TFS.
      I love the heart design inside the cup.
      Crafty hugs,

    23. Cool Beans! Can't wait to get this set.

    24. Warm and inviting all around!

    25. Fabulous card, love the colouring job! Love this set!

    26. Gorgeous!!! LOVE everything about it: the paper, the diecuts, your coloring!! It's awesome.

    27. Love all the details in this great card! Great use of the stamps.

    28. Lovely card and your coloring is gorgeous!! I could use a cup right now. love this set.

    29. Very pretty--I like this sketch.

    30. Yummy...this looks so delicious...I wish I would have a Latte right now :) !!! Beautiful card Ally!


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