Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Flourishes November Release Preview ~ Day 1




 


GrabacupGraphicWelcome to our November Sneak Peeks at Flourishes! We’re really excited to show off this month’s sets to you, because we know they’ll be ones you’ll want to use over and over again. Each of them convey a real sense of warmth and will be perfect for any occasion you have with friends and family. Today’s set is one we’ve been anticipating with great excitement because we think it’s fabulous! Introducing….Grab a Cup.


Grab a cup and enjoy, with this sweet-as-can-be coffee and tea inspired set. Use it to send warm thoughts across the miles or to invite a dear friend to share some time over hot drinks. This set, illustrated by Marcella Hawley measures 4" by 6" and offers three main images, four accent images and six mix and match sentiments! It celebrates everything coffee and tea should be! And look at what we’re also offering this month with this set...

I love a good cup of coffee or tea, so I am super excited to be working with this set.  For today, I made a coffee gift card.  I have some friends who "need" their coffee regularly, so I thought a gift card holder would come in handy this holiday season.  There are many gift card holder tutorials out there, so I won't bore you with yet another.  I'll just give you a quick review of what I did for this one in a bit.

I stamped the coffee cup image, three times, with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink;  once onto Cryogen White cs, once onto Flourishes Classic White cs, and once onto Flourishes Classic Kraft cs.  I colored the cup with Copics, as well as the sleeve and logo, and then embossed the sleeve with a Sizzix embossing folder to give it some texture.

Finished Gift Card Holder size:  2 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Cardstock:  2 3/4" x 10"
Score: 3 1/2" and 7"
Punch half circle notch at short end.
Tape or glue sides of short end, fold up and adhere.  (I used 1/8" Scor-tape)

Here's a look at the inside with the gift card included.

 
The decorative paper I used is Santa's List by Teresa Collins, and the sentiment was stamped with Oasis Green VersaMagic Ink, and Toffee Crunch Memento Ink.

Here are the links to the Copics I used:  C-1, E31, R29, R27, R24, BG15, BG13, and BG11

http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Cool_Neutrals_Collection_p/co%2018.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Flesh_Tones_Collection_1_p/co%2020.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Poppy_Collection_p/co%2004.htm
 http://shop.flourishes.org/Copic_Water_Collection_p/co%2011.htm


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Need some quick and easy card inspiration delivered right to your door? Look no further than Flourishes' Class in a Box! This kit comes with all the supplies needed to make 6 cards -- 2 each of three designs. All pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble, with embellishments and everything! Just stamp, color and put them together! When you're done, save the full color, glossy instructions to make all of these cards on your own in the future. The instructions are great layout ideas for any and all of Flourishes sets! Kit comes with the Grab a Cup Stamp Set SS263 plus embellishments, ribbons, pre-cut decorative paper, and card stock for card bases. All this for just $30! Get yours today before these fabulous kits are gone! You’ll see some fantastic inspiration along the way today with our design team and this set.

 
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While you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out who the Mystery Blogger is.  Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

Do you want to win Flourishes’ November Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released November sets…you can play in our Grab A Cup Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY November 15th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our November sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through November 22nd, so you have to act fast!
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, November 16th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we share a beautiful set that will have you wanting to “phone a friend"!


Happy Stamping my friends!

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Paper:  Santa's List (Teresa Collins), Flourishes Classic White and Flourishes Classic Kraft, Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black and Toffee Crunch (Memento), Oasis Green (VersaMagic)
Accessories:  Copics, Standard Rectangle and Standard Circle dies (Spellbinders), 1" Circle Punch (SU!), Dimensional Tape (Scotch)

37 comments:

wendy2512 said...

A super lovely set....It is so neat how your raised the back frame and the layers...very pretty as well as the well colored cup....man I live like half a block from starbucks and there is now one where I work...these yummy teas and coffees are making me thirsty..and I didnt even have a cup of coffee until like 2 years ago when I was 40...lol...man what i was missing...lol...wonderful job here...TFS..:0)

stampqueen said...

Love all the dimension and the red and teal!!!

jonim52 said...

Love love love your card and gift card holder. Awesome new set.

loulou said...

Great gift card holder. I love the paper pieced cup, especially how you gave the sleeve some texture.

Diane said...

Beautiful card for a gift card...very creative...love it!!

Linda Carson said...

Love the richness of this beauty and esp the design! Creative and inspirational!

Tracy said...

Great gift card project. This set is perfect for that.

KimCreate said...

Fantastic card and gift holder! I love how you embossed the sleeve!
Great new set!

Barbara said...

I just love the idea that you can give a special gift card with a Handmade card to go with it. I have so many friends that drink Coffee/Tea.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Oh Tosha, this card is amazing! Love your colour palette and the layers you used behind this great new image. The fact that it holds a surprise gift card inside puts it over the top. Love it!

lisa808 said...

Great gift card holder idea.

Allison Cope said...

Super cute gift card holder Tosh! I love the pop of rusty red with your green and white. Fabulous idea today! TFS!

monica said...

Bell idea

Jean Bullock said...

Awesome card. Love the layers and how you popped them. The gift card holder inside is perfect. What a great card for coffee lovers.

jj said...

I love this set!!!! I am so all about coffee. Great color choice on the cups.

Rea said...

Wonderful card and I love how you made the little pocket inside for the gift card.

Angelica Schmidt said...

Very beautiful card! Love the gift card pocket idea! Have a Blessed day!

ChristineCreations said...

I love the framing Tosha! Really great sense of layering and dimension. Great diamond paper too - really works well with the teal!

Rosy Newlun said...

Well done Tosh! I just love how you colored your cup and used argyle pattern on the font and inside!

TLady said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE how you've FRAMED this SUPER CUTE IMAGE!!!!!!!!!:) WOW!!!! Tosha, you ALWAYS SURPRISE!!!!!!!! :) AND that paper with the tiled look is PERFECT WITH THIS! NOT TO MENTION, a PERFECT GIFT CARD holder!!!!!!!!!:) Your friends will LOOOOOOOOVE YOU!!!!!!:)

Donna Phelan said...

Just a perfect little card and a perfect little card holder....nicely done! Great set! TFS!!!

Michelle Giraud said...

Pretty colors, great layers. Love it!

Greta said...

Great card--lucky friend!

frommycraftroom said...

What a great idea for a gift card. Great card. Thanks.

Linda said...

Love the red and teal together. Great job.

Ravengirl said...

This is so cute! I love that to go cup! Looks perfect here!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super fun! This is a great idea to hold a gift card. Pat needs one of these babies... Oohhhaaahhh I have an idea... :-)

D- said...

I LOVE your wonderfully colored card. Love that it hold a gift card inside, too. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Jacqueline Smith said...

gorgeous gift card ,love the colours used. Love this set!!

Heather said...

So cute! And such a great idea for a gift card holder. LOVE that frame on the front and the diamond patterned paper.

Theresa said...

This is a great card/gift card holder and perfect for a Starbucks GC. So clever. Great use of this set.

Donna Whitten said...

Love your projects, great job!

Leslie Miller said...

I love the look of this set. Your gift card holder is awesome. I can always use something like that for my friends at work. Love!

Amy Marshall said...

Great card. Love this image.

Sue D said...

Great card design and perfect for the gift card.

Sue T said...

Yummy, love it all~

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally awesome gift card GF!!!

 
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