Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Flourishes Sneak Peeks.... day 2!

How many times have you searched and wanted just the right touch for a package or gift? You knew you wanted a fancy element, but after searching your stamp room, you came up empty handed.

Today's sneak peek from Flourishes has you in mind! This fanciful set from Lauren Pope is sure to give all your gifts and homemade creations a dash of elegance!


This set full of tag elements, sentiments and frames is perfect for gift giving. Some of them, as you can see in the sneak peek above have been created to fit some of Spellbinders most popular Nestabilities dies like Labels 2, Labels 3, and Labels 4!

Now, to my creation! It really is as easy as a label and a tag! I'll even have a recipe and pattern for you with this one! I was surfing the other day and found some fun recipes for home made spa gifts and thought -- why not?After making some Lilac scented body scrub, some rose shaped Shea Butter soap (this is so easy if you've never made soap before - just melt a soap brick and pour into a mold!) and a cotton spa cloth, my gift needed a fun tag and label!

So, I used the soon-to-be released Fancy Labels to frame my label after printing off the text on my home computer. Like I said, I love how elements of this set fit perfectly inside the shapes created by a handful of the Spellbinders Nestabilities! I used Labels 4 for my creation! I used Violet Mist ink from Vivid!

And, here's the tag I made for my homemade knit spa cloth!

Just as easy as pie to give a classy look to your homemade creations! Now for a few recipes!

1 c. Epsom salts or Cane Sugar
1/2 c. of carrier oil: Sunflower, Olive, Grape seed or Almond Oil
8 drops of essential oil or fragrance
Decorative jar
Optional: food coloring

To make the scrub all you need to do is stir your salts or sugar with your oil and mix well. Add the essential oil, one drop at a time. Add food coloring, stirring until you achieve an even color. The next part is bottling and packaging it up!

For you knitters out there, this spa cloth couldn't be any easier! I used some orchid colored cotton (Cascade Yarns) and did a broken rib stitch - CO 29; K3, P1 to the last stitch, K1.
Continue this pattern on every row until your project is the size you wish. Bind off. This pattern was from hometown knitter Kim Haesemeyer.

That's it my friends! The Senior Design Team and some of our Friends of FLourishes have let their creativity flow and has some fun samples! So... stop on over and see what these ladies cooked up!

Christine Okken
Latisha Yoast
Stacy Morgan
Maki Jones
Kimberly Crawford
Betty Wright
Dee Jackson
Silke Ledlow

Would you like to win this set? Just hop on over to the Flourishes Newsletter and leave a comment for our daily drawing!

You'll want to stick with us this week for more sneaky peeks! Tomorrow, we have one Christmas themed set that will allow to add a colorful dash of whimsy to all of your holiday creations!

Thanks for stopping by!


Jerri Kay said...

So adorable Julie! Love the new labels set!

Betty Wright said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely fabulous and so beautifully put together, Julie!!! Wonderful knitted cloth, homemade scented bath scrub, and rose shaped shea butter soap ensemble!!! Gorgeous packaging and detailing!!! LOVE it!!!

NancyK said...

Wow - what a great gift set! Thanks for providing the recipe! I love your labels!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Simply beautiful Julie! Oh this is such a thoughtful and beautiful gift idea. I love the jar with the salts, and thanks for the recipe. This is a fantastic gift.

Samara Navi said...

Hi Julie: This is SO talented of you! WOW impressive. And Gorgeous. Pink> Yummy!!! Now, to ask a question: When adding the foodcoloring...do we have to decide what color we want our skin to become? lol How much do we actually add and is there "bronzer" food coloring out there? I LOVE the soap recipe. Can't wait to get on it all for prezzies. Now the knitting...hmmm.

Janine said...

Very pretty Julie!!

Janine said...

Very pretty Julie!!

denise g. said...

You showed everyone MY gift? ;) Hey, I thought yesterday's stuff was cool, but today's is even better. Nice job on showcasing the new Flourishes stuff! Keep it up!

ChristineCreations said...

What a beautiful gift idea Julie! Those labels and the bath salts look amazing! Oh man, you need to give me some knitting lessons! My pearling needs some work!

Latisha said...

Julie, you are amazing. You are so talented & you are always thinking outside the box and inspiring me. I love this project

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! This is super awesome and such a wonderful gift! I have no idea where I'd get those ingredients in this town -- even the little honey dipper thingy... Love that little jar. The labels are the perfect finishing touch. This is so fabulous, Julie! You make the most incredible gifts!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Wonderful gift and beautifully done! TFS the recipe...might have to try that over bath salts!

Connie M. said...

So beautiful, Julie!! Such a fun way to decorate your gifts!!

Lila said...

Love this idea and the new labels! Where did you purchase the glass jar?