Friday, June 15, 2012

Flourishes July Sneak, Day Three

Pin It


Welcome to Day Three of Flourishes June Sneaks! I have a couple of projects for you today. But first, if you’ve been liking what you’ve seen this week, I’m happy to report that all of the Flourishes June sets are in the Flourishes store!

Are you ready for today’s reveal? Actually, we have a set and a digital download to help you celebrate all kinds of occasions!

Happily Ever After Graphic

First of all, a card using another new set, Happily Ever After. It’s a sentiment set that will go with many Flourishes sets. I’m using it with Summer Blossoms for an anniversary card. I stamped the images on Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with these Copic Collections:

Evergreen Collection:


Gerbera Daisy Collection:

Gerber Daisy

Sunflower Collection:

Sunflower Collection

Iced Aqua Collection:


Lilac Collection:

Lilac Collection

Then I cut it out with my Labels Twenty Two Nestabilities die and sponged it with Antique Linen Distress Ink. My layout is pretty simple, but I did some stitching and tied a bow around and popped up my focal image on some foam.

Here’s the inside, with another image from each set:


Flourishes is also introducing an invitation digital download today. You can find it HERE—it’s a 4” x 6” PDF file for only $2. I think you’ll agree it will be a great addition to your stamping arsenal.

I’ve been wanting to host a Christmas Cookie Exchange party for years; since I have this fabulous idea in place, this just might be the year :)


I printed the invitation form off on some X-Press Copic coloring paper, stamped two images from Sweets Of the Season at the top, and colored it with these Copic Collections:

Poppy Collection:


Rich Brown Collection:
Buttercup Collection:


Leaf Green Collection:


Warm Neutrals Collection:

Then I matted it with red card stock and it was done! Very mail friendly, too :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you today.

Barbara Anders  (<--you are here!)
Beate Johns
Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle

...because ONE of them is the

Mystery Blogger Graphic_thumb[1]

for today—the winner wins the set previewing today :)

Now, here's a few things you'll want to know about this release:

  • Take advantage of a special limited time only deal and grab all of the new sets for June in the New Release Bundle at 10% off the total price. Get all the details HERE.
  • Don't forget the 10 Minute Creations Challenge is in progress AND, don't forget to check the Flourishes Blog for today's Noon Time Challenge--another way to win a prize!!
  • All winners will be announced on Saturday, June 16th, at Noon CST on the Flourishes Blog.



    Pin It



    Stamps: Summer Blossoms, Happily Ever After, Sweets Of the Season (
    Classic White, Classic Ivory, X-Press Copic paper; Perfect Plum, Real Red (SU!); Plumeria (Basic Grey)
    Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger); printer ink
    Grand Calibur; Labels Twenty Two Nestabilities (Spellbinders); ribbon, sewing machine, Copic markers




    1. I love your choice of papers and mix of prints beautiful card!

    2. Just beautiful, Barbara!! Love your card and the invitation. Wonderful colouring and designs.

    3. Gorgeous colors, love your card inside and out.

    4. Barbara, so lovely!! Love the little bits of purple in the your card! Perfect invite for mailing! Beautiful colouring!
      Beth Greco

    5. Beautiful card, Barbara! These new stamps are just amazing!

    6. I really like the colors you've chosen on your first card! And the bow is perfect as always! The cookie invite is too precious too!

    7. Gorgeous wedding card! I love all the warm colors--perfect for a fall or late summer wedding! And, your cookie exchange invitation is so cute! Now, I want to host something--anything--just so I can make similar invitations!!! :)

    8. Love the colors used on todays card. Not the usual wedding colors. Very pretty.

    9. A wonderful idea. Great cards

    10. Great use of these very versatile set. Love your colors.

    11. Love your wedding card Barbara. You added just the right touch of purple with the ribbon and the flowers to set the whole thing off. The wedding sentiments set and invite download will be an awesome addition to anyone's collection.

    12. What a beautiful card, those flowers look gorgeous.

    13. Wow, the design papers you put together look awesome. Lovin' these new releases from Flourishes.

    14. Beautiful card!! I love the colors you chose and the invitation is adorable as well!

    15. I love a good sentiment set, and these are just AWESOME!! Your work is just beautiful. :)

    16. Beautiful card and invitation!
      Hugs and smiles

    17. The patterned papers really carry such a great visual effect on the Happily Ever After card Bar...

      And I love the idea of a cookie exchange. See you're half way there with the cute invite now :)

    18. Sigh...your card is so beautiful, Barb! Love the purple and orange color combo! What a fantastic idea for an invite...I wanna come to your cookie swap! LOL (Actually, I'll be down again in August...we need to get togeter!) {{hugs}}

    19. Beautiful coloring and papers on your card and fun cookie invite.

    20. beautiful projects! i especially love the vivid colours and patterns because i think they'd work during any season.

    21. I love your card, it looks beautiful!
      And Wonderful invitation idea, Barbara! I love them :)

      ~ Amanda :)

    22. i love the color choices that you used in the first card. stunning!

    23. Beautiful Barbara! Lovin' the new invite stamps!

    24. I love the accents of the plum/purple. The card is gorgeous.

    25. Gorgeous card and a cute invitation. Mary L Schreiber

    26. Another great set - love your card!!! Would make very quick and easy sets!!!

    27. Wonderful wedding card. Love the cookie exchange invitation!

    28. Fabulous cards! I love the cookie exchange invite!

    29. Beautiful color combo on the all the purple with the shades of orange. Beautiful cookie exchange invite, too!


    Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!