Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hi all and welcome to day three of Flourishes ever-so-festive sneak peek week -- one full of Christmas themed surprises! Today offers a look at the season through the eyes of a child. We all know that Lauren Pope knows how to capture children with her delightful silhouettes and this set is no exception!

Introducing....
What's better than watching the joy of a child during the holiday season? This set penned by Lauren Pope, called A Season of Celebrations, captures that wonder in the form of whimsical silhouettes. Children opening packages, decking the tree, or taking time out for a sled down the hill. Add in four sentiments and you have a perfect set to share in your Christmas cards and creations!

On to my creation!
I knew when I started my creation that I wanted to use THIS fabulous paper as my inspiration - it's My Mind's Eye Breeze and has some lovely shades of blue in it! This card couldn't be more simple. I stamped on Classic White using Vivid Teal, added some glitter, cut my image out with a Spellbinders Classic Oval, added some fun teal twill ribbon and a crystal Sparklet and the rest, my friends, is simply matting it all up! The sentiment from the set was stamped and punched thanks to a Stampin' Up Oval punch. My main image was matted on a shape cut (thanks to my Grand Calibur) using a Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die. After I embossed my die cut image, I did use a sanding block to reveal the paper's white core. Mat it up on a layered card front that's been accented with a little ivory stitching and... voila!

Here's a close up for you!

And that's all there is to it! Want to win this set? Be sure to hop on over to the blogs below. Why? Because it is one big guessing game and you need to figure out…. 


One of the lovely ladies on our blog list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So, head on over and see how our fabulously talented DT used this whimsical set that captures the joy of the holidays through the eyes of a child!

Barbara Anders
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle
Jan Marie Caruso


There are more ways to win Flourishes' ENTIRE RELEASE! Have you checked out the Heavy Metal Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how! Did you see the Name Game Challenge posted yesterday at noon? Click HERE to check it out! And, be sure to click back today at noon over on the Flourishes Blog when Flourishes will have another very talented guest hostess helping to usher in one very fun-filled challenge! You have a shot at winning Flourishes' entire October Release! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in the Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Can’t wait until all of the sets are revealed Friday morning? Well, you can pre-order them now if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs! Just click HERE. You’ll also see that Flourishes is offering its special New Release Bundle again – 10% off if you purchase all four sets in one bundle!

Thanks all for stopping by! I'll see you here back here tomorrow with another festive sneak peek!

~Julie
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