Today I have two cards which feature three of the Flourishes newly released Christmas sets.  The first card is made with the large poinsettia image in the “Poinsettia and Boxwood” set.  It also uses one of the sentiments in the “Holiday Greetings” set.


The images were all stamped using Ruby Red classic ink and VersaMark.  (I have two VersaMark pads.  One is kept clean.  The other is almost black as I often use it to put VersaMark on a stamp that already has ink on it.  Such was the case here.  Because of the “dirty” VersaMark ink, it changed the color of the Ruby Red ink to more of a brownish color.)  The flowers and sentiment were stamped on Basic Grey’s “Two Scoops” designer paper and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Two of the four cutout flowers were stamped on the darker of the two pink papers in the series.  (This was also how the background panel was made.)  One flower was stamped on the plaid and one on the dotted design.  The patterned flowers were cut out in whole.  The pink flowers were cut out around selected petals.  I watercolored the centers of the smaller pink flowers with Ruby Red reinker.  Once it was dry I added Stickles.


Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood – Set of 10 Stamps


Flourishes Holiday Greetings – Set of 19 Stamps


The second card uses the new “Sleigh Ride” set.


So where’s the sleigh?  Well I just couldn’t resist those cute little miniature images.  I made a scene, sparkled it up with my Stardust Clear Glitter Pen and some Stickles and framed it with a metal tag.


I finished the card with some dotted May Arts ribbon and Kaiser rhinestones.

Flourishes Sleigh Ride – Set of12 Stamps


Last month Flourishes offered a discount on the new releases – this month they’re offering you an even better deal! From now through Monday, October 13, get 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!!! So, now is the time to load up on that great Basic Grey paper and matching brads, or perhaps some luscious ribbon.  To get the discount you must put this code in the promotion code box at checkout: RSC88  Now, because you have to put that code in the promotion code box, you will not be able to enter the code for which design team member inspires you.  So…just send Flourishes an e-mail at [email protected] and they will reward your favorite designer!

To see more cards or projects made with this week’s new releases, check out the other Flourishes Design Team and Friends of Flourishes blogs:

Barb Schram

Faith Hofrichter

Julie Koerber

Linda Duke

Leslie Miller

Cindy Lawrence

Joan Bardee


Poinsettia Card

Stamps: Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood and Holiday Greetings

Papers: Whisper White, Basic Grey Two Scoops DP

Inks: Ruby Red Classic and Reinker, Handsome Hunter Classic, VersaMark

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Stickles, Gold Cording, Aquapainter, Heat Gun

Winter Wonderland Card

Stamps: Flourishes Sleigh Ride

Papers: Real Red, Whisper White

Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Bashful Blue Classic, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Certainly Celery Markers, Stardust Clear Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen, Copic Multiliner 0.1

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder, Metal Tag, Snowflake Brad, Kaiser Rhinestones, May Arts Dotted Ribbon, Stickles, Blender Pen


34 Responses to “Flourishes Releases – “Poinsettia and Boxwood” “Holiday Greetings” and “Sleigh Ride””

  1. I’m speechless over these 2 cards! The dp you used for the first card is one of my all-time favs but I’d NEVER have dreamed to use it to create poinsettias! You amaze me with what you come up with! The 2nd card is fabulous with that framed image and the beautiful snowy background! You definitely win the trophy today! Both cards are absolutely stunning!!

  2. Oh my word Susan….absolutely stunning cards! I don’t own anything like the Poinsettia stamps…will need that set for sure! I can picture making a ton of holiday gift sets with it!
    Love the sleigh ride too….snowmen get me everytime 🙂

  3. Ok..I am a major lurker of your blog but your poinsettia card is just so awesome and I had to tell you!! I met you at CHA and I have always loved your “work”!! Have a great day!!!

  4. Your pointsettia card is beautiful, I would never have thought to stamp a pointsettia on plaid or polkadots but it works perfectly. I am so inspired to spend some money at Flourishes, the sets are stunning.

  5. Love the use of the poinsettia stamp, Susan…just beautiful! And those mini scenes are spectacular! LOVE all of your creations!

  6. Susan…. get out! DP with a pointsettia? It’s brilliant! I bet this one with all its dimension is even more beautiful in real life. The sleigh ride card is one of my favorites – no correction – my absolute favorite so far with this set. Too cute!

  7. Love your cards they are totally awesome. No one would have thought to use the DP as you did and it is brilliant. OMG that’s exactly what DD just said. Well it’s true. Pat

  8. Oh Susan, both cards are BEAUTIFUL! The poinsettia card just SINGS to me!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the flowers on the plaid paper….so creative and amazing!

  9. FANTASTIC!!!!!! Wow!

  10. ACK!!! Susan I love love love the poinsetta card. Oh just gorgeous… I am suppose to be saving for Disney World and you are killing me here.. STOP!!!! :0) Awesome cards!

  11. Your poinsettia card are fabulous! I really love that little snow scene! Wiht your close-up I was surprised how small it is! 🙂 Gorgeous!

  12. WOW!!! Everything is sooooo FANTASTIC!! I love the plaid and dotted poinsettias!! How clever and gorgeous!! And the winter scene is just darling!! These cards are Fabulous Susan!! Absolutely FABULOUS!!!

  13. I just love the new sets they will be on my list of stamps to get… Your cards are just fabulous and so so stunning!!!

  14. Oh my word, you’re such an inspiration. You totally WOW me every time I come over to your blog.

    Looooove them all, but I’m seriously thinking of buying the pointsettia set. So gorgeous!

  15. Stunning cards!!! The poinsettia is just gorgeous and that little winter scene is just too cute!!!

    I look forward to checking your blog everyday! 🙂

  16. The stamp sets are beautiful! Love the papers you used! Very nice layout with poinsettias! Little snowman scene is adorable! Very cute card!

  17. Susan, I am loving all these new sets and I love all of the cards you made today! That little scene card is so adorable and that poinsettia is beautiful!


  18. WOW! Susan, each and every card is just beautiful. Your poinsettia is to die for… Your coloring on the City of David card is beautifully done, and your little snowmen are adorable!!

  19. Wowzers, such beautiful cards. Your pointsetta card jumped right out at me. What a beauty!

  20. Oh my Susan, these are just stunning! I love all of them! Marcy really outdid herself this month with the designs, you all are such enablers, I had to get them all . . . LOL! {{{hugs}}}

  21. Your poinsetteas are GORGEOUS, and your little snowmen are so cute!! Fabulous samples, Susan!! I love them both!!

  22. The flowers are just beautiful and the little scene is just too cute, great cards!


  24. What a really pretty card. Love how you did and framed your main image and how you incorporated your image into the Swiss Dots embossed area too!

  25. Whooops! I did it again. I forgot to tell you how creative your poinsettia’s are. I love the paper piecing of the leaves and how you designed the rest of the card.

  26. Beautiful cards Susan, what awesome images!

  27. Totally stunning! Love your paper pieced pointsettas and the little scene is fabulous! Wonderful cards!

  28. Both cards are wonderful! I would’ve never thought that those BasicGrey papers would work with a Christmas theme, but you make them look great! And I completely adore your Winter Wonderland card — the touches of glitter really set it off!

  29. Love both of these – but WOW – the poinsettia card is just AMAZING!!

  30. These are so wonderful! I just wanted to thank you for the kind comments you left about my Light Unto My Path card at SCS. Then I find out you are on the Flourishes design team and a dirty dozen designer. Wow! You made my day! I think Flourishes has so many beautiful stamp sets that I DROOL over them. Some day I’ll have some of my own!

  31. your christmas cards are really beautiful, i love your work, i belive you are an artist.

  32. I really liked your blog! super

  33. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the great work Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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