Five years ago, a little company based out of Florida was started around the kitchen table with three stamping friends at the helm. They put their heads together, gathered up some concepts and forged ahead to create what we now know and love... FLOURISHES! This little company has come a long, long way and has grown beyond our wildest dreams! It's been a fast five years and while we would love to look back - we're looking forward to the next five! So, let's light the candles and roll the music - we're ready for a birthday celebration! HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY FLOURISHES!!!
To get ready for next week's big August Stamp Release, we're ushering in a festive challenge! Not only will it celebrate Flourishes 5th birthday, but it will give YOU a chance to win our new release! So, put on your best party attire and get ready for the....
HOW TO PLAY: This challenge is going to be super duper easy peasy. Why? All you need to do is create a birthday creation. It could be a card, a tag, a 3-D object, ANYTHING! As long as it celebrates a birthday, you'll be in the running! Please remember, entries must be in by August 10th at 5PM EST to be eligible. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the key word FLLCAUG12. And, don’t forget to link up your creation right here on this post using the Inlinkz link widget below. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them — Flourishes entries will be counted twice! But, if you don’t have Flourishes, play along anyway, you could WIN some!
I'm bringing some fun party favors to the celebration:
I had so much fun with this challenge! I began with a few small cellophane bags, which I filled with yummy Mike & Ike candies. You'll love this... I had to buy six of those theater boxes of candy just to get enough of the colors I wanted! My kids are soooo sad that we have all that extra candy...NOT! ;-)
I went on a hunt through my rather extensive patterned paper stash, and found several pretty gingham and small print patterns that would work well for the theme. I used Spellbinders Classic Circle dies to dress up the bag toppers, as well as to stamp the sentiment on. The stamps I used come from the fabulous Birthday Pennants set. I added a punched eyelet border along the bottom edge of the topper, and some pretty satin ribbons.
The other little party favor I whipped up are lip gloss holders. I simple cut rectangles of patterned paper, rolled up the lip gloss, and twisted the ends shut with a bit of narrow satin ribbon. I added sweet little tags made with the Birthday Pennants set and the Tailor-Made Classic Tags die.
Aren't those fun?! ...and oh so easy too! As always, you can click on any of the photos for an extreme close-up view. :-)
Ready for some more inspiration? Check out what the rest of the design team is bringing to the celebration:
- Beate Johns
- Julie Koerber
- Cindy Lawrence <---You are here!
- Danielle Kennedy
- Jan Marie Caruso
- Sharon Doolittle
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tammy Hershberger
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you'll stop by the Flourishes Blog and wish them a happy 5th birthday!
Have a great weekend, friends!