Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Flip Flop Hanger


Welcome to Flourishes day 1 of sneak peeks. We are so excited to be back with a new round of beautiful stamps for you this August! Today's stamp set is a new offering from illustrator Sam Pickard and it showcases the unique blooms of the Chrysanthemum flower that is a staple for fall color and bouquets. This 4 x 6 set contains several arrangements of single or grouped flowers, a buzzing bee, plus wonderful sentiments around a sunshine theme. It's sure to bring wonderful cheerfulness to your designs on those crisp Autumn days that are coming. And for even more creative options, we'll have a cut-file available for this set as well on Friday.
ChrysanthamumGraphic

 Today for my sneak peek, I am going to show you a quick tutorial on a flip flop hanger using Chrysanthemums. Below are the supplies I used. the flip flop template is one I just goggled and saved to my computer, then in a Word document I changed the sizing to what I wanted. This is about  5 1/4 x 4 inches in size. 
After I printed and cut out the the flop flip shape onto Classic White Cardstock I colored with Copic Collections:



After my flowers were colored I punched holes in a triangle form as you would see on flip flops for my ribbon which will be the hanger part. Below you see the holes and again I just eye balled the holes.
Now you thread your ribbon and I used Color Made Easy Crocus Lavendar ribbon through the holes leaving enough at the top to have for the hanger. Don't worry about the back as this will be covered.
Below you see the front with the excess ribbon threaded through. Now to add our colored backing.
My colors are the beautiful Color Made easy Crocus collection in a light lavendar and the darker richer purple. I really like these colors.
Now to finish decorating. The top of my ribbon hanger is tied off with some Ivory Jute and a Sunflower button. Some stickles was added to the flower petals and some flourished rhinestones around the sentiment.
Then I thught the little bumble bee in the set would be perfect for the center of the ribbon on the flip flop. Voila a sweet little summer hanger today.


So we want to show of some of our Chrysanthemum creations to you today and there's a chance for you to win today's set!
Mystery Blogger Graphic

All you have to do is find: 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.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released August sets…
  • You can play in our Colorful Creations Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY August 16th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our August 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 together in a bundle, this discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Along the way this week as you're hopping you'll notice the beautiful goodies from our new 123 Create Kit called Isabella. Be sure to check it out. It's our way of pulling together all of your design elements so you can create beautiful things! 123CreateKit-Isabellaw-banner+copy If you want to see this kit and all it has to offer in the store, just click HERE. And, one more piece of fun news for you! Just in time for release week shopping, Flourishes is sweetening the deal by offering an..... OVERSTOCKGRX
Overstock Sale! If you click HERE, you can take a trip to our SALE page where we've added hundreds, yes hundreds of items! Keep in mind, some items are listed at retail prices. It's only when you add the coupon code OVERSTOCK25 that the 25% will be deducted from your total. This coupon code will ONLY work on SALE PAGE items. We have inks, paper, embellishments, ribbons and even overstocked stamp sets. On those items with sale prices, you will be able to take an ADDITIONAL 25% off! It's the deal of the season! So click HERE to shop early for the best selection! Join us back here tomorrow where we'll show you a gorgeous set with a view!

43 comments:

flourishes said...

very cute interpretation of Sam's newest set for Flourishes. Very unique layout--how would have thought..flip flops. Thanks for all you do for Flourishes.
Jan Marie

Marlena M. said...

Stacy, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the shape~

Tamara D said...

What a great project!

frommycraftroom said...

What a lovely project. Great colours. TFS.

Colleen Howell said...

Wow, you are so creative. I love the flip flop design. I would have never thought about that shape for this stamp set, but it works for me. And purple is my favorite color you just can't do much with it. I love that set of copics, I see a order coming on.

jonim52 said...

Awesome project!

Silke Ledlow said...

So cool Stacy! Great flip-flop hanger!

Theresa said...

Such a novel way to use this beautiful stamp! Great job coloring!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Stacy! Love these colours with this new set.

Nana Griffin said...

Nicely done!

Kim said...

What a creative and fun project Stacy!!! I love the flip flops you have made!!

HappyCrafter said...

What a fun and unique project! I like how you used the sweet bee :-)

Linda Carson said...

Neat! How delightful it would be to enjoy this beauty every day!

Joyce Casaldi said...

How cute! A perfect way to hang onto summer a bit longer!

Rosy Newlun said...

SO darling & love the colors too!

ChristineCreations said...

So fun Stacy! I love it done in purples! Too cute :)

Donna Whitten said...

What a cute project! I love it!

Pattie J. said...

What an idea. Summer going an fall beginning. hate to give up the flip flops, and this hanging could keep you focused that summer will come again. Enjoy the fall for now., with its beauty within the image.

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea, beautiful. Mary L Schreiber

Amy Marshall said...

Too cute! Love the idea of the flip flops and the little bee on the ribbon. Very creative.

Becky said...

How creative, Stacy. Love the new stamp.

TLady said...

TOTALLY CUTE STACY!!!! I LOOOOOOOVE to see stamps used in DIFFERENT WAYS!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOVE the PURPLE!!!!!!!!:) And those little bees! This cute little set of Flip-Flops make me think of the "designer" ones I've seen in the stores! (Well, they LOOK LIKE "designer" Flip-Flops!LOL LOTS prettier than when I was younger!) :)

Melody said...

What a cute idea!

Tosha said...

Super cute idea only made better by such a lovely stamp set. The bee takes this project over the top.

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

This is truly wonderful! I love your creativity! Who would have thought to make a flip flop hanger? Very pretty and a great job using the newest set! TFS

JoanneO said...

Love this sweet summer hanger! Great idea! Where did you get such a great idea? Oh, I forgot, you are so much more creative than I am! Thanks for sharing this flip flop hanger.

Makiko Jones said...

Wow Stacy, your creative flip flop hanger is awesome! Lovely way to showcase the stamp set and the bees make such a nice finish touch! I love it!

Petti said...

so creative! what a great idea!

Marsha J Reed said...

This is such a cute idea! Love your flip flops.

Heather said...

What an adorable project and such a unique way to showcase this stunning stamp set. Love them in purple!

Helen said...

Well, aren't you the clever one, Stacy! I have never seen anything quite like this! It's Great!! These "mums" look perfect on your flip flops (or, as we call them in Aussie-land.....thongs!)

Allison Cope Israels said...

How super cute is that? Love this idea Stacy! I also love that you coloured your mums with purple! Totally lovin' this project!

D- said...

Oh my gosh this is sure cute. LOVE it. The bees were a perfect touch. TFS.
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Damohicane said...

Beautiful! This looks so easy, thank you for the step by step instructions :-)

shirleydb said...

What a fun creation! Beautiful execution of great ideas!

Sue D said...

Very cute idea!

Joan V said...

Oh my, this is absolutely darling. And I love the sentiment that you chose with these flip flops. Hehe, thanks for the inspiration.

Cheryl O said...

How unique and clever!! So very creative......Kudos!!!

Julie Koerber said...

So fun and fresh Stacy! Love the colors and your creative take on this set!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Now this is just super clever, creative, and oh, so charming!! Love your little flip-flops Stace!

Cheryl said...

OMGosh, Stacy! This is adorable! Beautiful coloring on the images, and I absolutely LOVE the flip flop template with ribbon straps and those cute bees. Very clever!

Heather Jensen said...

What a darling project. I love the colors, shape and pretty bling. :)

Parker said...

I don't think I would think to use this stamp in a way you show here. You are so creative. Thanks for the inspiration.