Friday, February 22, 2013

Berry Sweet Birthday Blog Hop

Light the candles, cue the music and get ready for a little bit of birthday fun! It will SOON be a very special lady's birthday and so we rallied the troops to send some birthday wishes her way a little early! On Monday, February 25th, Jan Marie Caruso, the fearless and creative force behind Flourishes will be another year older -- what a wonderful thing to celebrate! So, we've asked Flourishes' designers from all of our teams to join us to help make this day super special with a......


Here's the scoop, there's a way YOU can help Jan celebrate and win some Flourishes stamps as well! HOW?  Simply be inspired by the photo above and create a birthday card for Jan. Just that simple!  One randomly drawn winner will get a $25 gift certificate to the Flourishes store, just for playing along!
One extra note? Jan may be the head of this company but one thing she doesn't get a ton of is happy mail from customers using her stamps? Let's change that for her birthday and flood her with some creative "love" by sending her your Berry Sweet Birthday Blog Hop creations! Here's her address so you can pop them in the mail!
Jan Marie Caruso 4140 Lyric Lane Pensacola, FL 32514 I know she would love to see "in real life" what beautiful work you all do and I know it would bring a huge smile to her face! So, join us in singing her a special little birthday song!
Onto my creation... Jan should be getting this creation today if I mailed it timing the post office correctly. Today I grabbed both Cherry Blossoms and Inside and Out Hello. Both are stamped onto classic white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink.

My flowers were colored using copic collections:


Once colored I decided to try something and took our new Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass and dry embossed instead of cut out the shape. I just love when I try soemthing and it turns out great, this looks awesome I think. Totally COOL! Added some white pearls to the side of the embossed frame. Then some of our Color Made Easy Sunflower primrose ribbon for a ribbon bow that I tied off with some ivory jute and a Color Made Easy Sunflower button. Voila! Have a fabulous birthday Jan Marie!

 Be sure to check out all the fun and festive wishes and grab some great ideas for birthday cards along the way!  
  Thanks for stopping by and helping us with Jan Marie a wonderful and fabulous BIRTHDAY on Monday!  

18 comments:

Debbie said...

Stunning Stacy... And Happy Birthday Jan Marie

Hugs
Debbie

Jo said...

Gorgeous Card
http://craftyjoscardmaking.blogspot.com.au/

Mojca said...

Oh I love the clean look of your card, gorgeous! hugs! Mojca

Becky said...

This is stunning Stacy..Love how you did that embossing.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Totally love how you used the die here Stacy - so clever! Gorgeous blooms! I know Jan will love your card!

Julie Koerber said...

Very cool idea to make the die cut the accent for your image -- just adds the right amount of WOW! Beautiful coloring too Ms. Stacy!

Sasha said...

I just LOVE that new die and how you created your embossed frame with, Stacy. Beautifully coloured flowers, too x

Kathy Jones said...

Simply stunning Stacy!!! Love the embossing detailing and touches of colour!! Gorgeous!!!

flourishes said...

Stacy, this is beautiful! I really like how you married these together. Thanks for my making my day wonderful.
Jan Marie

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Stacy! Love how you embossed the die shape into the card. :)

Hugs~

ChristineCreations said...

LOVE how the embossing of the die looks. Really such a cool effect :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Sooooo cool Stacy! I like how you used the die and stamped the image!

Amanda said...

Oh wow, I'd forgotten about embossing a die on a CS surface! It looks amazing, Stacy! I love the way you stamped your image on the paper and the elegant card design!

~ Amanda

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY!~

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY!~

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful embossing and coloring Stacy!

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Stacy! Love the beautifully colored flowers and the die cut on the background! Hugs

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful....I love the die you chose to use. Wonderfully done.