Friday, August 3, 2012

Flourishes Birthday Bash & Challenge

Friday August 3,2012

Hello Blog Friends

Five years ago, a little company based out of Florida was started around the kitchen table with three stamping friends at the helm. ---I was one of them!!!  We put our heads together, gathered up some concepts and forged ahead to create what we now know and love... FLOURISHES! This little company has come a long, long way and has grown beyond our wildest dreams! It's been a fast five years and while we would love to look back - we're looking forward to the next five! So, let's light the candles and roll the music - we're ready for a birthday celebration! HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY FLOURISHES!!!

To get ready for next week's big August Stamp Release, we're ushering in a festive challenge! Not only will it celebrate Flourishes 5th birthday, but it will give YOU a chance to win our new release! So, put on your best party attire and get ready for the....

HOW TO PLAY: This challenge is going to be super duper easy peasy. Why? All you need to do is create a birthday creation. It could be a card, a tag, a 3-D object, ANYTHING! As long as it celebrates a birthday, you'll be in the running! Please remember, entries must be in by August 10th at 5PM EST to be eligible. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the key word FLLCAUG12. And, don’t forget to link up your creation right here on this post using the Inlinkz link widget below. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them — Flourishes entries will be counted twice! But, if you don’t have Flourishes, play along anyway, you could WIN some!

Need some inspiration? The design team created all kinds of birthday goodies - from decorations to cards to invites to treat boxes -- you name it, they have been inspired!

I'm suffering from some stomach discomfort this week, so I wanted something quick, easy and still cute, but not too difficult.  Having the new Flourishes Color Made Easy selections made this come together easily and quickly.  Here is my little  gift bag and card.  I found this gift bag tutorial on Pinterest and was inspired to try it out.  The size and amount of decoration and emblishment is limited by your own desire.  Great for any celebration or even just a gift card size.

 I made it using the new Color Made Easy Paper, Ribbons and Ink that Flourishes released yesterday.  No hassles at all, the color choices were a breeze.  I used these two Color Made Easy Paper and Ribbon Collections:

True Blue Paper Collection
Sunflower Paper Collection
Danube Blue Memento Ink
Antique Gold Ribbon

The Kids Play stamps set was perfect for a gift bag and card for a 5th birthday and gift bag I kept things very simple.  I tied all the colors together by using a piece of striped paper from my stash, adding buttons and Ivory Jute bows.  Viola!

Here is how it was done
diy gift bag
 So, hop on over and see….

Thanks for stopping by! And, mark your calendar — the sneaks start next Tuesday with a fun-filled Timeless Tuesday challenge and another chance to win our entire release! Have a fabulous and creative weekend!


Supplies Used:
Stamp: Kids Play
Inks: Memento Danbue Blue
Papers: Color Made Easy True Blue, Sunflower
Punch: Martha Stewart, buttons and Ivory Jute

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  1. Congrats on FIVE fabulous years, I look forward to sharing more of the next FIVE as a Fan of Flourishes!! Many Happy Returns!!

  2. Congratulations on your 5th birthday! Here's to another successful five...and beyond!

  3. So sorry you're not feeling well. : ( The bag is great, though! Thanks for the tutorial!!


  4. Congratulations~! What a blessing. Great projects for the occasion. ;)

  5. Just as sweet as can be Jan! Thanks for the tuturial on how you made the bag! FUN!

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FLOURISHES! I'm so glad you all had this great idea to come together and I can be part of it! Here is to many, many more fabulous years!

    Your birthday gift set is so beautiful! I love the gift bag idea and your color theme is awesome too! Hugs ~S~

  7. Happy 5th Birthday, and many more!! Thanks for sharing the great tutorial and for the adorable bag!

  8. Happy Birthday to Flourishes!! I wish you many,many more beautiful years to come! Your card with the bag is so sweet! Hope you are feeling better now!

  9. Fantastic Jan, thanks so much to you and your partners for starting the best stamp company out there!!! I can't imagine stamping the past five years without Flourishes gorgeous flowers!!

  10. lovely projects. cute gift bag. Have a great day
    And Happy Birthday Flourishes.

    PS, would be a good idea if links were updated/corrected to get to your new blog/blog posts. And maybe put the link in your old blog as well, since I was directed there instead of here.

    And I HATE word verification

  11. Happy Birthday Flourishes!!! Love the little bag project - very cute!!!
    Hope you get to feeling better!!! I have IBS so can relate to tummy issues - I swear by a combo of mint and cammamile tea - either warm or as ice tea helps me out ALOT!!!

  12. Such cute that little bag!!


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