Archive for January, 2011

Marcella has done it again, creating another fun and whimsical approach to a Valentine.  The name of this new set is Tokens of Affection.  This is another set that on the surface departs from our style but certainly can go to that elegant look as well and I hope to show you this with my approach on this one.

This card has more of the look I love, but today that was accomplished it without die cuts or coloring at all.  I simply let the Webester Pages, Hollywood Vogue do the work for me.  I used three layers of cardstock, Flourishes Classic Ivory, SU Pale Pink and Black.  The Maya Road check ribbon and a Webester Pages Sparklers buttons was just the touch it needed.  I stamped the sentinment diredtly onto the designer paper in the pretty little frame.  It seemed the perfect spot for it.

Once you have seen the entire set I hope you will be surprised on my take of the set, bringing it to a suspected Flourishes look.

After a fun few days of sneak peeks and a super duper fun release party, let’s tie this release up with a bow and share a bit of what you can now find in the Flourishes store! Introducing….

Hearts & Flowers

Hearts & Flowers- Web- WM

Love Notes

Love Notes - Web-WM

Tokens of Affection

Tokens of Affection - WM- Web

To go shopping, just click HERE! Thanks for joining us this week! We had a blast and we hope you did too!

Wait until you see the design team’s take on this set… trust me….their creations are too cute for words! Hop on over and see for yourself! 

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Release Week is Here

Hello Friends,  The weather outside maybe daunting, cold and grey, but here at Flourishes this week we have some wonderful sets to reveal that are light hearthed, sweet, and harken to the upcoming celebration of Valentines Day.

Today I made a romantic card using the new Hearts and Flowers set.  It’s several shades of pink with pearls and beautiful ribbon, all the things that speak to so many hearts.  It is all about life and love.  Yet is was easy peasy to make.

One of the things that made this card so easy was a new gift that arrived at my door during the Christmas Holidays.  I am the happy owner of the new Spellbinders Grand Calibur!  I have had several shoulder surgeries and using most die cutting machines is difficult for me.  I read the instructions, assembled the sandwich, and secured the Grand Calibur to the table ( a wonderful new aspect of this machine).  Then I started to turn the handle-yup no more hard cranking- and it seemed to not move-  just then my dh came thru the studio and I ask him to take a look.   He cranked with effortless ease and it slide through the Grand Calibur.  I could not believe it…such ease.  Wanting to make sure, I quickly decided to add another layer to my card and try it again all on my own.  This is the simplest machine to use.  I can’t thank Spellbinder enough for making this machine available.  It is a wonder.  This is sure to end up on many wish lists I am sure!

For my card:

   Hearts & Flowers stamp set,

 Ink: Memento black

Fairy Flauna (a yummy paper)

Ribbon from my stash.

Spellbinders: Big Scalloped Ovals SM; Labels Fifteen

Now I invite you to hop to the other designer blogs and see what they’ve created.

  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Julie Koerber
  • Laura Fredrickson
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Ciao,

    Jan Marie

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