Introducing... Flowers for Jan!

Hello all and welcome to a very special kick off to Flourishes' January Release! Not only are we ushering the new release in with a fun-filled Timeless Tuesday Challenge but we are showcasing a set designed to honor Flourishes' owner and founder.

INTRODUCING....

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Wisteria, Peonies and Bearded Iris -- all three of these flowers are favorites of Flourishes' founder and owner Jan Marie Caruso. Sentimentally illustrated by Marcella Hawley, these beautiful blooms honor the lady at the helm at Flourishes. Three breathtaking flowers paired with three beautifully scripted words and five accent words. This 4" by 6" set is sure to be one you reach for just to send creations to friends far and wide for any and all occasions!

Would you like to win this set along with the other two sets being released this month? All you need to do is play along with us!!!

Katie Sims, our lovely challenge hostess this week has got a fabulous challenge for everyone this week...



There nothing better than a non-traditional shaped card!  There are so many cool shapes that you go with but today, I decided to go simply with a round card.

I began by cutting my card base using Flourishes' Classic Black Cardstock using a Silhouette file I found.  I cut a matching mat using some dark grey cardstock and some fun diamond patterned paper which I stitch on with red thread.  Then I created a simple heart pocket, stitched the edges of the front panel and flipped back the front heart shape.

I tied a simple bow using "Sky Blue" Seam Binding Ribbon and added a fun little charm from the "Simply Charming" stamp set.  I added the simple word "Peony" from the new "Flowers for Jan" stamp set in both Memento "Lady Bug" and "Summer Sky" inks.

Then I began to create my pocket tag.  First I stamped and masked my floral images from the new "Flowers for Jan" stamp set using Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink onto Classic White Cardstock. Then I took one of my smaller heart dies and traced the outside to get a heart bottom to fit in my pocket.

I then fussy cut my blossoms and the heart base out and coloured them using the following Copic Markers:
 
(Plus: B000, R14, R17, R22, Y13, Y15, Y23, YG21, YG23, YG25, YR0000 & YR000)

I hope you enjoy all of the beautiful creations today!  Make sure to check out the Friends of Flourishes and the Senior Design Team creations today!

We have a special treat for you today -- two actually! First, in honor of Jan Marie and this very special set, Flourishes' Senior Design Team is joining along in this challenge to give you double the inspiration! As you hop around getting inspired on ways to "Get In Shape", don’t forget to try to figure out….
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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.
Thanks for joining us today!  Don't forget to comment on all the DT blogs as you hop along for a chance to WIN this beautiful stamp set for your very own...

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

Supplies:
stamps: Flourishes (Flowers for Jan, Simply Charming)
cardstock: Flourishes
patterned papers:  Echo Park
die cut shapes:Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic Markers
ribbon:Flourishes
tools:  Silhouette
other: thread.

50 comments:

Frances Krug said...

What a fabulous card. Love the colors and dimension. Lots of work but well worth the effort.

Janis said...

So pretty and cute with the flap folded back. Love it.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Karen W said...

Very pretty and very clever!! I love this new set, that flower is fabulous!

jonim52 said...

Lovely card.

Cammie said...

Such a unique card design--lovely!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. Those peonies are so lovely. I love your gorgeous (and oh so neat) stitching around the front panel - I wish I could use a sewing machine.

Betty Benton said...

Lovely card -- peonies were a favorite of my MIL.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love those beautiful peonies! What a fun card!

Maria A. said...

Oh, what a beautiful Heart pocket full of Peonies!! Love the stitching and the awesome pull up note, really a wonderfully lovely design.

TLady said...

OH ALLY!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!! :) I thought your card looks like a VALENTINE almost when I first saw it & as I scrolled down & saw how the flowers pull out & the sentiment....I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!! :) NOT ONLY A FUN SHAPE, BUT A PULL OUT TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!:) FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!! JAN MARIE will LOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!!!:) I DO!!! :) LOVE the little charm too!!! PERFECT ADDITION!!!!!!!!!!!!;)

Donna Phelan said...

Well how clever are you? That is just fantastic! I love the peonies! (and I am happy to say that after planting one 3 years ago it finally bloomed again--guess it just had to settle in) Thanks for sharing your fantastic card! Well done!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh, how beautiful!!! I love the shaped card and how you created the pocket on the front! Very clever and gorgeous!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ally! Love the way you created your beautiful pocket tag. Fabulous new set!

Kathi said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Love the heart shape and how you created the pocket! And your stitching is to die for along with your beautiful coloring!

Lynne said...

Love the turned down heart.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

What a wonderful card, so clever with the pocket.

Judy Woodland said...

Aren't those stamps just beautiful? Love your card, very creative! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Julie Koerber said...

How fun is this? Love the secret message and the layout! You are too creative for words!!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card...love those pretty flowers!

pgc said...

Lovely! I liked the pocket idea.

Cynthia said...

Fun pocket card, Allison. Great design using the new set.

Nana Griffin said...

Cute idea and the flowers are beautiful!

Becky said...

Beautiful card and I love the way the heart is folded down. A wonderful new set!!

Marsha J Reed said...

Very pretty card. Love the pocket tab.

ChristineCreations said...

Such beautiful elements to this design Ally - the stitching, the pocket, the lovely colours of the peonies!

Barbara said...

Absolutely some of my very favorite flowers. This is going to be an amazing stamp set, can't wait.

905lovestostamp said...

Oh my goodness, Allison, that card is just stunning!! Your coloring of those gorgeous flowers really brings them alive. How impressed am I!!!

Best wishes, Joanne

Anonymous said...

That's so pretty it looks like it should be framed! When I realizes there was a tag inside, I was even more impressed. What a creative way to make a tag card!

Barbara said...

The stamps are just so beautiful and this card is very creative. what a cute way to give flowers in a sweet pocket card.

Katie Sims said...

This about as sweet as sweet gets...your pocket tag is beautiful and sooo creative! Love that pinked edge on your circle and of course your beautiful coloring....absolutely darling card, Allison! :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful card...must have this set! Creative design!

Heather Jensen said...

This is stunning. What a fun shaped card you have created. Love the heart flap. :)

stampqueen said...

What a clever idea and I love how you colored the peony's!!!

loyaz said...

Different and wonderful - thanks for sharing

loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Liz Williams said...

This looks like a fabulous set for a flower lover like me. Your card is just awesome.

Sue D said...

Very sweet--I like the shape, the heart pocket and the ribbon and charm.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty and such a fun pocket card Ally!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How creative and gorgeous Ally!! Wow!! Love the sweet little pocket heart with your absolutely stunning flowers!! WOW!

Terry said...

Jan Marie Flowers by Flourishes and heart pocket shape card featuring Peonies! Wow! Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahodc

Rosy Newlun said...

Lovely peonies! I just love how full and feminine they look!!!

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love the heart pocket! Very creative!

Devy Collins said...

I really enjoy this flower stamp! It is fabulous!

Diane said...

So pretty and creative!!! Love the new stamp!!

D- said...

This is so pretty. Love your pocket and that tag is a wonderful way to share the sentiment.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Cheryl said...

Allison, you create the most amazing projects! I love the pretty lace cs on the turned down heart, and your coloring always, always blows me away! This is a real beauty.

Glenda Brooks said...

Simply beautiful!

Iris said...

Amazing project - so beautifully colored and the stamp is gorgeous.
isoscia at aol dot com

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful shaped card! The flip is so cool...love it!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Love the pocket card so gorgeous with the peony's !

Deborah Anton said...

Such a cool card Ally! I love the pocket and fun flowered insert. You are always innovative!