Friday, June 10, 2011

Garden Fresh Goodness...

Hello all and welcome to the last of the sneak peeks for Flourishes June release! This one just might have your mouth watering thinking about all the fresh produce that is just now starting to hit the stands! Flourishes has gotten a lot of requests for veggies and finally, it's delivering!


You can almost taste the fresh goodness of summer looking at this set called Garden Fresh designed by Marcella Hawley. With a healthy bunch of radishes or beets, deliciously sweet snap peas and fresh-picked carrots, this set is ready to plant itself onto your creations! Three main images plus a series of sentiments that will help you deliver some of summer's best - not just in cards, but in gift tags, recipe cards, canning labels and more!

Speaking of Recipe Cards.... Flourishes has two new digital downloads that are PERFECT for labels and recipes! Be sure to check out their new Fresh Labels and Fresh Recipes downloads! I used both on my creation today.

On to my creation! I wanted to make something that would be good for potlucks or for barbecues that you could make and give to honor the hostess. So, I put my thinking cap on. You might think this is just a regular card, but you'll find out, it's a little more.

For my creation, I used a portion of Flourishes new 123 Create Kit called Yacht Club. The paper and brad are in this fabby kit! I used the new set Garden Fresh for the front and stamped it on Flourishes new Fresh Labels digital download that I had printed on Flourishes Classic White. After stamping once over the entire label, I stamped the sentiment 'What's Cookin'?' from the set on a second label, cut out and popped up the sentiment window. I colored my radish (or beet) with Copic markers and used the Creamy, Spring Greens, and Dahlia Collection and then added some highlighting with the Flesh Tones 1 Collections grouped by Flourishes.

Here's a close up!

And, here's a peek at the inside! I printed off one of the Fresh Recipes cards and stamped Flourishes Strawberries set on the edge coloring with the Poppy, Daffodill and Spring Greens Copic Collections. I thought this was perfect for my Strawberry Salad recipe. I created a pocket from my decorative paper and thought the recipe plus a cook book book mark would be a fun little extra!

For the book mark, I used one of the Fresh Labels digital downloads, stamped some of the veggies from the Garden Fresh set and colored them up with Copics. Add a heavy duty eyelet, a book mark tassel and... good to go! On a portion of the pocket, I stamped one of the sentiments from the set, which says "From Our Kitchen." I thought that'd be a fun little addition.

And that, my friends, is it! A fun little card that acts as a homemade "gift" of sorts! You won't believe the creativity that our design team cooked up using this set. You'll have to hop on over and see what they whipped up!

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber --you are here!
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle
Jan Marie Caruso

Would you like to WIN this set? YOU CAN!!!! One of the ladies listed above is the….

What that means is, of all the blogs, one of these ladies (as the Mystery Blogger) will pick a lucky commenter that left some love in the form of a comment on her post today showcasing the Garden Fresh set. The name chosen will WIN this fabulous set! We’ll announce the winner Saturday during our Winner’s Circle post at Noon CST!


Check back today right here on the Flourishes Blog at noon for the final noontime daily challenges! This one could bring out the wordsmith in you. So, be sure to click back and see what’s in store! We hope you had fun this week. We sure had fun showing off some of the wonderful new polymer that is on Flourishes shelves. We can't wait to see what YOU create with these fun new sets!

FYI: All of this week’s sets will be live in the Flourishes store today by 9 AM CST! So, if you don’t win and can’t wait, pre-order now by clicking HERE to get to the store!
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