Thursday, March 14, 2013

Flourishes' March Release is Here!

Hi all! Gosh, this week flew by and by the sounds of it, you like the newest offerings from Flourishes! Well, you’ll be happy to know that each and every one of Flourishes' new sets is now LIVE in the Flourishes store HERE! Tulips for Friends, Inside and Out Congrats AND... the newest set that the DT is giving you a peek of today called Forget-Me-Not Notes!

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Beautiful Forget Me Nots are fashioned into pieces that can then be made into frames. The possibilities are endless with this beautifully floral set illustrated by Marcella Hawley! Made as a companion to Flourishes' Perfectly Pierced Classic Windows die, this set can be used to share gratitude on a card or better yet, in a gratitude journal. Perfect for creating thoughtful gifts for friends or loved ones. Set measures 4" by 6".And..... just like we mentioned, you can get all three new sets now — just click HERE to see them in the store!

On to my creation! When I first saw this set and the possibilities of a gratitude journal, I knew I wanted to create a journal for myself. Counting blessings is something we should all do, right?

I started by picking up this journal at a dollar spot at my local craft store to alter....
I picked some scraps of paper out of my scrap bin, added some stitching and, this is what I ended up with...

If you look closely, you can see that I took the small flower in this set and created a subtle pattern using turquoise ink....

 

From there, I stamped the Forget Me Nots onto Flourishes Classic White that I cut and embossed using Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Windows Die. I colored it up with Copics and added some sponging around my image. I added some rhinestones, and matted it on a doily using some foam tape. Stamp the sentiment from the set in the bottom corner and... almost done!

Here's a peek at the first page of my journal. I love the subtle flowers with this beautiful sentiment!

Here's a close up of the outside of my journal. You can see I did add some glitter to the centers of my flowers for a little extra pop!

And... I added this little flower on a punched piece to a piece of blue seam binding ribbon to act as my place keeper for my journal.....

And that, my friends, is it!!! I can't wait to start using this little number. Would you like to try to win today’s set? Just leave some love in the form of a comment on all of our designers’ blogs and try to guess….

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We don’t know which one is the mystery blogger and which one will draw a name from their posts to win this beautiful new set!Before we get to the link list, there is another new item to the store -- Silhouette and Cut files for our brand new set called Tulips for Friends! Just click HERE to see the SVG version and click HERE for the Silhouette Studio file! We just love the perfect cuts and mats you can create, just with one simple cut and your electric cutting machine! Fun stuff!

Do you want to see what gorgeous creations our designers created with our new Forget-Me-Not Notes set? Hop on over and see….
 

Do you want to win Flourishes' March Release?

If you want a chance to win all three soon-to-be released sets, you can always play in the Colorful Creations Challenge! TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR ENTRIES — YOU HAVE UNTIL 5 PM EST!! There will be multiple winners here! OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules! If you can’t wait — don’t forget about our New Release Bundle a special that gives you 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle HERE.

Hope you had fun seeing some of the new offerings this week! I've got some things cooking in my craft room so I'll be back here soon!  :-)


~Julie

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