Jun 10 2008

Flourishes Release of Stamp Simply and Peony

Published by at 12 01 am under General Purpose Cards,Stamp Simply


Flourishes is pleased toannounce the release of it’s first set in the Stamp Simply line, called Coffee with Friends, and another beautiful floral drawn by Marcella Hawley, called Peony. Spring Ephemerals, Flourishes first solid image set alsodrawn by Marcella Hawley, was released last week. Here’s a look at all three of June’s releases:



Coffee with FriendsPeonySpring Ephemerals

Are these gorgeous sets, or what!!! I am so pleased to be able to work with these gorgeous images,but even more pleased to be able to show you what our fabulous Design Team has done with these images. Please check out the following Blogs for somesuper fantasticsamples: Leslie Miller, Julie Koerber, Linda Duke, Susan Roberts, Faith Hofrichter. (If you are catching this post early, please be patient as the girls are trying to complete their uploads.) And here is a gorgeous sample by Jan Marie.

And here’s my first sample to show you, using our Stamp Simply release, Coffee with Friends. Such a fun set!!!


This card is 5.5 square and features a tall, narrow, paper-pieced coffee mug, using papers from the Sultry pad by Basic Grey. I also used our Black Sheer Ribbon, Petitie Oval Nestabilities, and the Long Rectangle Nestabilities to make the scallop. The corner punch is the retired Wrought Iron punch by SU. The ribbon is run through holes punched with the Cropadile. Pink brads from SU and Pop Dots for the sentimentfinish off the supply list.

Next I have a card sized to fit into the small open end envelopes by SU. It is3.25″ x 6.5″ tall.


My stack of mugs from Coffee with Friendswere colored with Copics, cut, embossed and matted using the Long Rectangle Nestabilities. Again, my Petite Oval Nestabilies were used, along with black SU brads and, of course, my Black Sheer Ribbon. Mounting tape was used behind the main image.

My last sample for today takes on a more comtemporary look, and it combines the use of Coffee With Friendsand Peony, using the small Lily of the Valley and leaves from that set.


I merely stamped my tall mug from Coffee with Friends onto the designer paper, Sultry by Basic Grey, and cut out ONLY thecup portion not the handle or saucer. This gives me a PERFECT vase for my pretty Lily of the Valley how fun!!! My Lily of the Valley were colored in with the Inkksentials Opaque White Pen and my leaves colored with markers, and shadowed witha gray Copic marker. The black flourish on the vase is one of many included in the Coffee with Friends set. And, again, of course, my Black Sheer Ribbon (Ill use a different ribbon tomorrow, I promise – LOL!) The butterfly is a punch by Martha Stewart. Again, the main image is on mouting tape for a bit of elevation.

So, how is that for three very simple creations using the June releases from Flourishes!!! I had so much fun making these simple cards for you to see, and if you’d like to see some more Stamp Simply creations, please check in tomorrow (Wednesday) for my regular weekly feature called May I Suggest… I’ll have a lot of fun, and simple, things in store!!! And please note — the 10 Minute Tuesday feature is being combined with tomorrow’s May I Suggest… feature.

Thank you all so much for stopping in today!!! This day has been long awaited and the process has been so much fun. I am just as pleased as can be that you stopped in to share it with me — thank you so much!!! Have a wondeful day and hope to see you again tomorrow!!!

32 responses so far

32 Responses to “Flourishes Release of Stamp Simply and Peony”

  1. Libby says:

    I just love your coffee set – I think that’s where my June stamping budget will have to go… (which is funny – I’m not even a coffee drinker but I just love coffee stamps!) πŸ™‚ And WOW that peony is just beautiful! Can’t wait to see what Leslie does with that one!! πŸ™‚

  2. Joan Fricker says:

    Wow! I love the new stamps and the cards you created are beautiful!
    What a great idea of using the mug for your vase. Did you tape off the handle? I can’t wait to see what you do with the large peony!


  3. Markie's Mom says:

    Sharon, I love all three of these FANTASTIC cards! WOW! What AWESOME creations, lady! That’s why you are the Flourishes QUEEN!LOL!

  4. Pam B. says:

    Congratulations, Sharon!!! I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this wonderful and exciting news. ‘Coffee with Friends’ is beautiful, classic and elegant—-the exact words that come to mind when I think of your talent. How exciting it must have been for you to hold this set in your hands for the first time! I’m so happy to see this dream come true for you—(we all are!)—and, there’s no doubt that Flourishes, and your creative gift, are a match made in Heaven! Congrats, again!!! Enjoy this exciting day! Pam (4Hounds)

  5. Kathie says:

    IMPRESSIVE!! What a wonderful versatile set – and our very own Sharon created it!! LOVE IT LOVE IT!! This definitely has many many possibilities!! I wish I was closer to have coffee together to celebrate. My very first order to Flourishes is going to be going out!! I am excited.

  6. LeAnne says:

    GREAT trio of sets—-I cannot wait to see the beautiful creations that will be sure to appear once these are gettin’ inked! Just love that stacked coffee cup image!

  7. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, these cards are just stunning! I love the papers, stamps, clean and crisp refreshing designs. Simply put . . . beautiful designs in a snap (well, that is if I case you, I could certainly never put together something this gorgeous in a snap . . . LOL . . .)! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous designs, you’re giving me lots of inspiration! Can’t wait to get these stamps and play.

  8. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Love your coffee set and the peony one! Gorgeous!!!

  9. Congratulations on the release of Stamp Simply! The images are simply gorgeous! I love the way you used the two sets together — beautiful!!

  10. So lovely! I love the style and the simplicity of it all. cant wait to get some of my own!!

  11. Curt O'Brien says:

    Sharon~congrats on your two new stamp sets! They are incredible! Your cards are stunning! I wish you much success with these! Best, Curt

  12. Carol says:

    What beautiful stamp sets! The mix ‘n match possibilities really work with all of them! Your cards are just gorgeous! I really love the lily of the valley in the coffee mug, and the butterfly is the perfect touch to pull it all together. Great job!

  13. Oh my… Your cards are beautiful and those stamp sets are jaw dropping gorgeous! LOVE them!

  14. Kelly says:

    Great cards, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that coffee set! It’s wonderful!

  15. nancy littrell says:

    Wow…..wonderful, wonderful sets with a lot of variety, styles and creative possibilities. You all should feel real proud of yourselves. I can’t wait to see more samples by your very talented design team. Off to town to see Leslie’s cards IRL πŸ™‚ nancy

  16. rainy says:

    Sharon these are such wonderful sets and images and you have created three gorgeous cards! Love love LOVE the paper piecing! Your coffee set is just so perfect for it!

  17. Dee Jackson says:

    Gorgeous samples Sharon!! I love your new coffee set!! You have had a fantastic few months with all your Flourishes news. I’m so happy for you and all the wonderful things going on in your life!!

  18. Tanya says:

    Very nice sets! The third card is my favorite, but they’er all so nice!

  19. Kiko says:

    Congratulations on your debut stamp set. I ordered the two new ones first thing this morning because your cards were so beautiful I couldn’t resist! I received Spring Ephemerals yesterday, plus lots of other goodies! FLLC has such great style!

  20. Michelle says:

    WOW! They are all so stunning! I especially like the Peonie! HHMM love the coffee cups too! oh! and the ephemerals! How do you choose?

  21. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon
    These are all great cards! Love the new sets. Especially the coffee one!!
    Have a fabulous week.

  22. michelle gall says:

    hisharon i just love the cards the shere black ribon is so pretty is that flourishes love it

  23. Amazing new stamps!! I am in love with the coffee one!

  24. Wow! These are just gorgeous creations! I love how you’ve used this wonderful new set in a variety of ways! Your work is always sooo inspiring! Thank you!
    smiles, Deena

  25. leslierich says:

    Don’t these stamp sets look beautiful all lined up there? Oh, my! Your cards are fabulous! I love how you made a vase with the coffee cup. This is one of my favorite new sets and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next in the Stamp Simply line. Thank you, thank you, Sharon!!!

  26. Debbie Olson says:

    Yay, Sharon! I was so glad to see here that your new set is a coffee set! I’ve been looking for a good coffee set, and I love that your large cup is big enough to paper piece effectively. You GO girl!

  27. Sharon, these are so beautiful! I love that ginormous coffee cup! Love how you paper pieced it! Just beautiful! πŸ™‚

  28. Elizabeth says:

    Oh goodness! Fabulous creations with the new releases are urging my credit card to share it’s numbers!! Amazing!! Love them so much!! Elizabeth Bead Diva

  29. bronih says:

    WONDERFUL samples, Sharon! I love them all but especially the 3rd one using the mug as a vase!

  30. Debbie aka: DeborahLynneS says:

    Gorgeous new sets Sharon (already ordered mine…)– I just LOVE your new Stamp Simply set and am looking forward to more. Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques, and this set will work so well, evidenced by so many of the the samples! Congratulations!

  31. sharon says:

    I just got my Coffee with Friends. This is a fabulous set. I have wanted a set for years but couldn’t find anything close to what I wanted. I have it now! Happy dance happy dance! Your packaging was adorable and special. You have just found a loyal customer.


  32. Sharon, I really love these new stamps that were realeased. I think I am going to finally cave and have to put in my first order for Flourishes. LOL. Coffee, Peonies and Lillies….all some of my favs. These are really beautiful samples too. Very pretty.

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