Here is a card using Flourishes newly released set “Mixed Greetings”.  Huge congratulations to Leslie Miller for coming up with the wonderful concept for this set!  It’s SO versatile!!


To get my huge pile of envelopes I stamped the envelopes image several times at slightly different angles and used some Eclipse masking tape here and there.  It was then cut out.  I stamped the basket image three times, cut them out and then applied the ric-rac, a prima and a tiny dot of Summer Sun card stock to each of them.  The baskets were popped up on dimensionals.  The pile of envelopes and the greetings sentiment were then tucked inside and also popped up with dimensionals.


The main sentiment is from Flourishes “Many Sentiments”.  What fun this was and so quick and easy.

Here are the three sets released this week at Flourishes.


And just one last reminder about Flourishes  “New Release Bundle”  deal.   You can purchase all the new sets for 10% off!  This offer is good through September 17th.  The three new sets this month are “Birds and Vine”, “Forest of Trees” and “Mixed Greetings”.   Also if you want to see more cards made with this week’s new releases, be sure to visit the other Flourishes design team member’s blogs.

Linda Duke
Faith Hofrichter
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Barb Schram


Stamps: Flourishes “Mixed Greetings” and “Many Sentiments”
Papers: SU! Old Olive, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Summer Sun
Inks: SU! Chocolate Chip, Really Rust
Accessories: Eclipse Masking Tape; Ric Rak; Primas; Hole Punch


In yesterday’s post I talked about the Vellum Glue Dots that weren’t really “dots” at all but rather sheets of adhesive that you transfer to an object that you want to adhere.  Well I had a few questions about it.  So rather than try to explain it further, I decided that a picture was worth a thousand words.  So here is a picture of a sheet.  You can see the area of “sticky”.  You just place the sheet on an object (like acetate) and rub the back of it, and the sticky transfers over to that object.


Now on yesterday’s card you really could not see the adhesive at all.  However I did another card using the clear card stock that had a plain Very Vanilla background.  The adhesive is slightly visible, but still does not look too bad.  Here is the card I made.  I used an orchid that my son’s girlfriend grew and dried and then gave to me.  This past week I learned that a very dear friend just lost her mother to Alzheimer’s.  This card is for her as I truly have been thinking of her, her dad and her whole family so much this week.


I know I’ve mentioned this a lot before, but I love Fridays!  My youngest son’s 17th birthday is tomorrow.  We may have something a little rowdy planned!  lol  The ONLY thing he wanted for his birthday was tickets to the “Gymnastics Superstars” at the Tacoma Dome later this month.  He has a total crush on that little darling Shawn Johnson and isn’t afraid to admit it!  *chuckle*  Well together we searched Ticketmaster and Ebay and couldn’t find any good seats.  And then a few days ago, on a whim, I checked Ticketmaster again totally not expecting to find anything.  BUT… woohoo… I got him two tickets… 5th row… smack dab in the middle of the center section!!  It may be the 5th row but he is going to be in 7th heaven!!  Don’t you just love it when things like that happen!

Hope everyone has a happy and fun weekend.


Stamps: SU! “Baroque Motifs” and “Essence of Love”
Papers: SU! Very Vanilla; Crystal Clear Card Stock
Inks: White Stazon
Accessories: Orchid, Vellum Glue Dots (Sheet)

25 Responses to “Flourishes – “Mixed Greetings” and an Orchid”

  1. Neat cards, I especially like the ric rac and primas.

  2. Super cool Susan! Love the mail and the how you decorated with ric rac and flowers…so pretty!

    I love that vellum glue dot sheets too. It works well and you can’t see it.

    Your dried flower card is gorgeous. I’m sorry to hear your friend lost her mother this past week. I’m sure she will appreciate the card and you thinking of them all.

  3. Your cards are both top notch. I love the Flourishes one and the ric rac is so cute on it. The 2nd. card is really beautiful and I’m sure will be appreciated by your friend.
    How lucky to get those tickets and I’m sure your son will be in 7th. heaven. Gosh what a great Mom. Happy weekend. Pat

  4. these cards are both great!!!! I love the simplicity of the first card with all that gorgeous mail. Mine never looks that pretty. The second is just stunning. Your friend will appreciate it!!!!

  5. I love all the ric-rac on your first card! Those stamped envies are so cute too! What a great stamping idea!
    The orchid is just stunning and a thoughtful way to comfort someone who just suffered such a tremendous loss.
    Happy Birthday to your son! He’ll be excited to know Mom got him those tickets! I completely understand his attraction to Shawn Johnson – she’s just America’s little sweetheart these days! I hope he has a fantastic time!
    Have a great weekend and enjoy 😉

  6. Love the Mixed Greetings card Susan — too cute! It’s just got such a homey feel to it! Have a fabulous weekend and happy early birthday to your son!

  7. Your cards are simply wonderful! I just love the first card it’s just darling, and the second card is just stunning, just stunning…

  8. Very creative with the letters Susan, they look wonderful. Very sorry about your friends loss, this card is beautiful. The clear adhesive is very cool. Awesome about the tickets too, he will LOVE it I am sure! Have a great weekend.

  9. Love the letter filled baskets on the first card! Very cute!!!

    Your second card is just stunning!!! Such a special card! My heart goes out to your friend.

    Happy birthday to your son!!! I hope he enjoy’s his gift!

  10. The rick rack is a great touch to that first card! Your second card is absolutly lovely. And what a great way to show us how the adhesive works!
    Have a wonderful weekend with your boy!

  11. Both cards are great…love all the little envelopes…and the dried orchid is a nice touch to the card.


  12. Susan, what a lovely card…you are such a talented stamper w/tons of creativity!


  13. This is so cute! Love the llittle baskets with the ric rac…and thanks for sharing the info on the vellum glue dots. I always wondered if they did the job, and now I know!

  14. Your cards are sensational. Love them both! TFS the picture of the sheet of glue dots.

  15. Wow! So cute what you did with this pile of mail, Susan! The letters look so perfect. You can really see the detail. Your baskets are dressed up so cute. I just love it! The orchid card is elegant and so lovely. A soothing card for a sad occasion but a beautiful tribute to the lost loved one. Happy birthday to your son! What an exciting gift for him! Perfect!

  16. A very beautiful card Susan, I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s mother’s death. I know she’ll be touched by the beauty of this card.

  17. Your baskets of mail are so pretty Susan, and I LOVE your gorgeous orchid card!! I am so sorry for your friend.

    Happy birthday to your son! Shawn Johnson is a doll, so I can see why he adores her. Can’t wait to hear all about it!!

  18. Wow! Both cards look gorgeous!
    Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

  19. Wow…amazing…Love the creative ideas on using the sets! These both are gorgeous, Susan!

    If you get a chance–email me at [email protected]
    You SCS mailbox is full!!!!

  20. So cute – love how you used Ric Rack on the Flourishes card!

  21. Beautiful vellum & dried orchid card, Susan — just amazing! Love the letter details on your Mixed Greetings card — beautiful colors, too!

  22. Your son sounds like a delight and for a teenager that is a real treat! Both of these cards are beautiful! The firest one is just so creative with the bowls and the contents and the lovely Fall colors. The second one is so lovely and natural!!!

  23. Gorgeous card, Susan! I love the look of those baskets of mail! (Woohoo to Leslie too!) Your orchid card is simply beautiful as well. And happy birthday to your son! I hope it was a fantastic birthday for him!

  24. Susan-
    Thanks for sharing this. I dry flowers all the time, but am afraid of leaving them on top of the card unprotected for the fear of destroying them during handling. I used to use vellum on the top, but that takes away the beauty of the flower, unless you lift it to see. Now I know what to do with them. I think I have all the ingredients somewhere. Off to go try them.
    Thanks again. Hugs

  25. I love both of these cards — and again, both are such different styles. I’m sure your versatility is what makes you so good at being on different design teams.

    I really like what you did with the ric rac and flowers on the different bowls on the first card (all three of those newly released sets are great, BTW!).

    Your second card is so soft and lovely — how cool that your son’s girlfriend gave that to you…and nice that you can pass it on for others to enjoy as well. On another note, I’m so sorry to hear of your friend’s loss, though I’m sure receiving your card will mean a lot to her and her family. (I’ve lost a grandmother to Alzheimer’s, and it’s such a devastating disease…to everyone concerned.)

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