Introducing... Numbers in Blossom

Hello Flourishes friends! Welcome to our December Sneak Peeks! Once again we’re proud to begin our New Release Sneak Peeks to you, they have a wonderful theme of “blossoming". Today’s set joins a gorgeous family of sets and many of you have been looking for it to complete the collection.


Part of the special Flourishes Blossoms Collection, numbers never looked so pretty! This 4 by 6" set featuring hand-drawn numerals by Marcella Hawley that have been embellished with beautiful florals. This set offers a one-of-a-kind way to create gorgeous correspondence, birthday or anniversary items or even home decor. This stamp set is the perfect companion to its sister sets: Happily Ever After, Letters in Blossom and Summer Blossoms.

The minute I saw this set, I knew I had to feature a New Year's card!  So I decided to make a wintry version with lots of dimension...
I began making my card by first die cutting an oval out of Flourishes' Classic White Cardstock.  Then I stamped my "Happy 2014" from the new "Numbers in Blossom" stamp collection using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink and then I masked off all of my numbers and stamped the sweater pattern (I can't get enough of this tiny little stamp!) from the "Snow Days" stamp set using Memento "Desert Sand" ink.

I coloured my numbers in using the following Copic Collections:

The card oval actually acts like part of an easel card.  Here it is, all popped up!
For my bow, I used a piece of Teal Blue Seam Binding Ribbon and a simple brad glued to a snowflake cut from Classic Ivory Cardstock.

And I decorated the inside using the same paper collection.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to put inside, so I left it unstamped for the moment...
I love the end result of this New Year's inspired card!

I also have a second card to share with you today.  Today is my sister's 35th birthday and I saw it quite fitting to use this beautiful new stamp set, Numbers in Blossom, on her birthday card this year.  Since I still had all of my wintry paper collection out, and it is December after all, I decided to continue on creating with the same paper line and the same Copic Collections.
For my bow and wrapped ribbon, I used a piece of May Arts Twill Striped Turquoise ribbon. 

For my card design today, I used this week's Splitcoaststamper's Sketch Challenge design, SC466:

I added a bit of sparkle to my card front too!  I used a Sakura stardust pen and traced around the numbers a bit and again, I used the cute little sweater pattern from the "Snow Days" stamp set using Memento "Desert Sand" ink just like my first card.
To finish off my card, I used the letter "C" from the accompanying stamp collection, "Letters in Blossom" on the inside.  I used a "C" because I'm going to write my sister's first name at the top, "Christie".  I also added a simple "Sending Love" sentiment from the "Spring Blossoms" stamp set because the font of the sentiment matches the font on my card front.  I love that all the Blossom Collections fonts match!

I hope I've inspired you to create using some of our gorgeous new number stamps today.  I can see this stamp set being VERY useful in the future!

Blossoming inspiration is yours along the way today with our talented 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.

Do you want to win Flourishes’ December Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released December sets…you can play in our Flip it Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY December 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our December 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 December 20th, 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, December 14th 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 lovely set that will inspire beauty, strength and courage blooming even on the coldest of days!
~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

Happy 2014 Card:

stamps: Flourishes (Numbers in Blossom, Snow Days)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White & Ivory, Bazzill
patterned papers: Bo Bunny (Woodland Winter)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic Markers
ribbon: Flourishes
crystal brad:  Making Memories
silver gems: Hero Arts
other: thread.

Happy 35th Birthday Card:
stamps: Flourishes (Numbers in Blossom, Snow Days)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White, Bazzill
patterned papers: Bo Bunny (Woodland Winter)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic Markers
ribbon: Flourishes
stardust pen:  Sakura
gem: Misc.
other: thread.


D- said...

I love your beautiful cards. The colors and designs are wonderful. TFS.
Crafty hugs,

Silke Ledlow said...

Ally, both cards are fabulous! ~S~

Unknown said...

Oh what a clever Happy New Year card.....loving all the blues! The numbers with flowers are so pretty, NEVER would have thought about that, GREAT stamp idea!!!

TLady said...

WOW ALLY!!!!!!!!! You ALWAYS go ALL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your NEW YEARS CARD! The Easel part is FABULOUS!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the little sweater stamp you've used too!!!!!! It REALLY ADDS a FABULOUS TOUCH!!! AND OF COURSE, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT on your sister's birthday card too!!! :) ALONG WITH the Stardust Pen you've used!!! THOSE LITTLE TOUCHES are SOOO NEAT!!! :)AND I also like the way you've incorporated the Blossoms Font Collection!!! (A set I've been eye-balling!) :) I can't forget the PAPERS you've used either!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!:) TOTALLY GORGEOUS CREATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Anonymous said...

I love your color schemes! The blossom numbers look so cool colored in and coordinated!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous Ally! Love the patterned paper you used and that colour palette is so rich and beautiful.

windinstarsranch said...

I love these numbers. Beautiful and so useful.

Kathy Krug said...

Love that easel card a this set makes a perfect way to personalize a card. I especially like how you matched dp and finished he inside of your cards.

Nana Griffin said...

Oh my those numbers are so pretty! Lovely job.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Your projects are so pretty. Love the numbers. Cheers.

ChristineCreations said...

What a gorgeous pair of cards Ally! The colour combination is fabulous, with beautiful accents on both of them! So special and personalized!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Sure love these numbers with the beautiful flowers on them! Both of your cards a just gorgeous! Have a Blessed evening!

loulou said...

Gorgeous colour combination on both cards. I love the new years card with the easel sentiments - stunning work.

jonim52 said...

Fabulous cards, those numbers are gorgeous!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards - I was wondering if there was going to be a numbers blossom set, its a must have!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Girl, what you did with these numbers is beyond stunning!! I adore the color palette and papers you used with them. And, as always, your coloring is impeccable!! *sigh*...2 more Ally masterpieces!!

Greta said...

Oh wow--these cards are amazing! Love this new set!

Heather Rogers said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the colors you chose to work with. :)

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