Thursday, September 5, 2013

Feel Better Soon

We hope you've had a great summer Flourishes Fans! Now as we see the days turn the corner into deep blue skies, colorful leaves and cooler nights we see that Autumn is nearing! Many of us get back into "stamping shape" in the fall and this is the perfect challenge for you, turning your fingers to some paper crafting fun! In just a few short days we'll be unveiling our beautiful September Release of FIVE sets, and playing in this challenge is your chance to win our whole September Release! Want to know how? All you need to do is create a Shaped Card OR a 3D Item. You can either create a card using any non-standard shape (we encourage you to think creatively), or a lovely box, ornament, home decor item, or anything's all up to you! 

I chose to make a matching card and tea bag holder for the teacher of the classroom I am in.  It is fall and allergies are in full swing here.  She has had all the horrible allergy symptoms for 2 weeks now, so I thought a couple tea bags would be nice.  These flowers are actually Purple Cone Flowers, but I turned them into some Black Eyed Susans by coloring them in yellows.  These are all over in Iowa this time of year and with the fall colored papers, this is my version of a fall creation.

As you can see, I am not the best at making shaped cards, so I kinda cheated.  I cut a 5x5 square card and rounded the corners, then adhered the shaped layers to the front.  You would have never known if I wouldn't have shown you the back.  ;)

This is the side and inside view of the holder.  It fits 2 teabags perfectly, one on each side.  Hard to tell by the top photo, but it is tied together with some very flexible sheer ribbon.


Your keyword for entering into online galleries is FLLCSEP13. THE OFFICIAL RULES ARE:
  • Simply create a shaped card (not a standard rectangle) OR 3D object.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday September at 13th at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit to be counted
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those entries that don’t combine will be in the running
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCSEPT13
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday September 14th , so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We’ll see you here on Monday September 9th when our FIVE wonderful September Sneak Peeks start! Enjoy getting back into stamping SHAPE! And now for some wonderful shaped inspiration, our Design Team has pulled out all the stops to get your creativity jump-started:


Ros Crawford said...

I absolutely love this ... The flowers are so beautiful and your choice of colours and papers are so perfect!!

Tricia T said...

I love your cheater's version of a shaped card! I wasn't going to do the challenge, cuz I'm horrible at them, but I might CASE your idea instead! : )

Davi said...

Beautiful set Heather!! I love your fall dp and colors, very soft and feminine. The card is beautiful with the black eyed susans and the fun little tea bag holder, perfect for the teacher :)

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful get well card and tea holder Heather. Your fall colors are wonderful. Beautiful job.

Lisa Elton said...

Ooooh I just love this post ~ sigh. Pretty pretty little projects Heather, the colors are lovely!

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty! That would totally cheer me up! Such a sweet way to showcase a little gift. I love black eyed susans too :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Heather, this is so soft and beautiful!! Your card is a perfect compliment to the sentiment and included gift of tea! And I make my shaped cards the same way sometimes. ;)

Silke Ledlow said...

So soft and pretty Heather! Great gift idea :) !!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, so beautiful!

Cheryl said...

What a sweet thing to do for the teacher! Just receiving that gorgeous card will make her feel better--the tea is a bonus! Thanks for showing your "cheat." Great idea!!!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card and care package, Heather! I love how you designed the inside for the package and the card is simply beautiful!

Unknown said...

I Love both of these.. I bet the teacher you gave it too loved it as well.. So pretty my friend.


Marsha Reed said...

These are so pretty, Heather. My neighbor is a tea drinker and I need a thank you for her. I'm definitely going to add a tea bag holder to the card.

@JoyceCasaldi said...

What a great tea bag idea! Lovely!
Sneeze, sneeze, cough, cough....I sure could use it!

purusty said...

love the sunflowers

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty! Great job on both!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so pretty, Heather! Warm colors and a beautiful image. I like your tea bag holder design. I'm all for the faux shaped card. So much easier to cut!

Shelley said...

What a sweet project! Call me a little crazy but the papers paired with those colors, I'm feelin' a little Holly Hobbie vibe...KWIM?


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