FLLC September New Release Challenge !!


Happy Friday everyone~

It is time for another Flourishes New Release Challenge (FLLCSEP13)!!
Now as we see the days turn the corner into deep blue skies, colorful leaves and cooler nights we see that Autumn is nearing! Many of us get back into "stamping shape" in the fall and this is the perfect challenge for you, turning your fingers to some paper crafting fun! In just a few short days we'll be unveiling our beautiful September Release of FIVE sets, and playing in this challenge is your chance to win our whole September Release!

Want to know how? All you need to do is create a Shaped Card OR a 3D Item. You can either create a card using any non-standard shape (we encourage you to think creatively), or a lovely box, ornament, home decor item, or anything 3D....it's all up to you!

Your keyword for entering into online galleries is FLLCSEP13.

  • Simply create a shaped card (not a standard rectangle) OR 3D object.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday September at 13th at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on the Flourishes Blog InLinkz Widgit to be counted
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges. Only those entries that don’t combine will be in the running
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCSEPT13
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post on the Flourishes blog on Saturday September 14th , so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

Here is my Get in Shape challenge project:

I had a beautiful season, Autumn in my mind :) I am such a slow crafter... it actually took about half days worth of time to finish all of them but I love how they are tuned out in the end. I did a lot of coloring, cutting and punching. I even used the acrylic paint to color the chipboard. I spend 98% of my creative time to make cards but sometimes I need to make something other than the cards to refresh my ideas and step out outside of my comfort zone. It was super fun and I hope I gave a little inspiration for  your future projects :)

This shelf deco piece was started with 6 x 6 inches scalloped chipboard. I painted it with the acrylic paint and some orange chalk ink on the edge. The letters "THANKS" was stamped with Letters in Blossom set. I cut out the daisy flowers from Autumn Blossoms and added on each letter to hide the tea roses so that they were matched with other images. I also used the same blossom set for the corner flower cluster images and Autumn Blessing for the sentiment.

The card is a little smaller than 4" squares. All of the flower clusters were stamped and colored. I really like the corner clusters can create beautiful frames and corner accents :)
This gift box is easy to make. It is basically the same way to make 2-4-6-8 box.
Cut the cardstock 3 1/4" x 8 1/2".
Position the cardstock lengthwise. score cardstock every 1 inch. (you will have extra half inch tab for adhesive)
Turn cardstock, and score at 1/4".
Cut the extra little flap that is right past the 8 inch score line
Fold the score lines and make a hexagon shape.

The scalloped circle piece was simply attached to the bottom of the hexagon tube and the decorative border was adhered for the handle. A small candle jar from Bath&Body Works fits perfectly. BTW, this candle smells sooooo good!
I also stamped the tissue paper to add a little extra detail :)

Autumn Blossoms, Autumn Blessings, Letter in Blossom
Classic White cardstock, Color Made Easy cardstock - Tiger Lily, Evergreen
Memento - Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, Pistachio, orange chalk ink, brown chalk ink, acrylic paint
Copic markers - Burnt Orange, Sunflower, Terra Cotta, Hyacinth, New Browns, Evergreen, Rich Browns
Classic Hourglass die set, Classic Window die set, Spellbinders dies, decorative edge and corner punch, decorative border punch

Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We’ll see you here on Monday September 9th when our FIVE wonderful September Sneak Peeks start! Enjoy getting back into stamping SHAPE! And now for some wonderful shaped inspiration, our Design Team has pulled out all the stops to get your creativity jump-started:


Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful fall collection... I like the chipboard frame that is so cool. Your pumpkin caramel latte mix is something I need to get. ;-) Beautiful gift Maki.

ChristineCreations said...

You can see all the care that went into these projects Maki! Beautiful work! It's such a gorgeous autumn set!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a beautiful work of "heart" Maki!! WOW!! This project would have taken me a month to color, let alone put together. Gorgeous, gorgeous work!! What a way to ring in the new season...if it would ever get here...LOL

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER MAKI...this is one fabulous display! Love each and every idea...so much fabulous details!!!

Susie said...

What a absolutely beautiful fall collection, Maki! I adore each and every piece you've created. My goodness what talent! But I wouldn't expect anything else from any of the wonderful designers from Flourishes!

Susie said...

BTW: Maki, what die did you use for the card base on the smaller card? You can email me at susie.lessard@gmail.com Thank you.

Cheryl said...

Maki, these are spectacular! Your coloring on all those images is stunning! But, it only took you 1/2 a day? These would have taken me a WEEK!!! You are so talented!

Marsha Reed said...

Such a pretty collection. Perfect for Fall.

Heather Rogers said...

WOW! What a beautiful project, Maki. I can tell you put in a lot of time and effort on this project. :)


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