Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fresh Picks... Day 1!

Mouth watering goodness! That's what you could say to describe the latest batch of stamps ready for the pickin' from Flourishes! These stamps are good enough to eat! :-)


This set drawn by the lovely and talented Marcella Hawley is full of peaches and cherries that look downright delectable! There are also some of those great sentiments perfect for any occasion!

There's a second stamp we're sneak peeking today too! it's one that really compliments all the fruit sets that Marcy has whipped up lately!


Both the Cherries and Peaches set along with the Basketweave background will hit the Flourishes store right after the Power Hour Release Party Friday night! Woo-hoo! So, mark your calendars! The party starts at 9 Central right HERE on the Flourishes forum over on Splitcoast!

Now to my creation....

After a trip recently to a store in town that offers specialty teas, I stumbled upon some delicious smelling cherry and peach teas! That's when the wheels started to spin. Since my mother-in-law loves fruity tea, I decided to create a goody bag just for her! And, here's how it turned out!

To make my super duper easy creation, I simply covered the front and back of a white lunch sack, and then, I added a flap. Add some fun oval tabs with buttons, and a pinked edge and the bag construction is almost done! I have a trick - I used these Basic Grey magnetic disks on the inside of my bag and on my flap to make sure that my bag would stay shut. These little beauties work like a gem!

Since my tea bags didn't come with tabs and strings, I decided to make my own! I have a 1 by 2" piece of Flourishes Classic White card stock that I scored in half to make by 1 by 1" tab. I stamped both the cherries and peaches and colored them up using the Poppy and Fields collections for the cherries and a mix of the Tigerlilly, Hollyhock and Fields collections for the peaches. After I was done, I strung some embroidery thread through a 1/16" punched hole, added my flap and used super tacky glue to hold the tab together around the thread.

Here's a peek at the cherries....

And, here's a peek at the peaches!
Now, for a close up of my 'tea bag'! ;-) I stamped the Basketweave background using Straw Vivid Ink onto Flourishes Classic White card stock. I did sponge on some extra ink for a more rustic look. I stamped the cherries over top, but then stamped them again on a scrap piece of Classic White so that I could color and cut out my cherries and leaves.
After I was done coloring, I cut them out and attached them so that it looked like they were 'floating' on the Basketweave background. See?

Paper pierce the edge and attach this to your bag and... voila! Done!

The Senior Design Team created some gorgeous projects that will make your mouth water! So, be sure to hop on over and see!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Jan Marie Caruso
Nancy Kirk

Do you want to win this set? All you need to do is leave a comment over on the Flourishes Newsletter for today's post! The winner will be announced Thursday! And, DON'T FORGET, you still have a chance to win all three new releases by entering our Fit For Royalty challenge! You can read all about it HERE!

Tomorrow, we'll continue our sneak peeks and this honors a whole new kind of fresh pick -- one that comes in a bundle and brings lots of joy!

See you tomorrow!

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