Friday, May 13, 2011

Country Charm Borders and Labels

Whew!  Blogger had many of us going for a while there hey!?  Well back to our regularly scheduled programming!


We don’t need to tell you that tags and labels are two of the trendiest items to hit the card making market in a long time! And, to help you add style and pizzazz to your creations, Flourishes has teamed up with Spellbinders Paper Arts to make sure you have the perfect set of stamps to match a darling set of tag style dies. Wonderfully whimsical and reminiscent of Grandma’s calico prints, Flourishes charming set offers three labels that coordinate perfectly with Spellbinders Grommet Tags (S4-322). Designed by Becky Fleck, you'll also find 6 beautiful sentiments and 4 accent stamps to dress up your labels! Pair that with Flourishes Country Charm Borders and you have the perfect set to make darling note cards in minutes. Flourishes coordinating Country Charm Borders set features five border strips that match the labels set to a tee. What fun!
I have 2 cards to show you with these fun sets!  First a little country and Mary Engelbreit style...

I've matched the beautiful Grommet Tags Spellbinders that go with the Country Charm Labels, for the sentiment with Labels Seventeen for the accent stamping, and then added some color with Copics to match the very fun Memory Box Pixie Designer Paper.  




And now with Number Two....something bright and sunny - with some fun folding!


I took the button borders and curved it slightly to fit around the Small Octagon Nestabilities then I stamped some extra buttons from the strip, cut them out and popped them up.  




FYI: Because of issues with Blogger and the inability to leave comments, You NOW have until Sunday, May 15th  at 3PM CST to comment and participate in the week’s challenges. Remember, when you take part in our challenges, you could just win THE ENTIRE FLOURISHES RELEASE!

Because Flourishes knew this set was a match made in heaven with Spellbinder's Grommet Tags,  both design teams are joining forces for a fun-filled show and tell blog hop! Make sure to hop on over and see....
Christine Okken  (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Heidi Blankenship
Beth Pingry
Margie Higuchi
Holly Simoni
AJ Otto
Latisha Yoast
Deborah Young

Kazan Clark
Terre Fry
Becca Feeken
Julie Overby
Linda Duke
Sherry Cheever
Christine Emberson
Gloria Stengel
Judy Hayes
Michelle Woerner
Tina McDonald
Tonya Dirk
Windy Robinson

75 comments:

petra,s cards said...

waw you Cristine much creativity and know everything to make something wonderful, beautiful cards and colors!!
xx petra

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous cards christine.

greetings karin

Margaret said...

Love your cards. So pretty, bright, and sunshiny.

Margie H said...

Love the cards - the button card makes me smile! TFS :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love all of the florals that you stamped onto the label and all of the scattered buttons on the gratitude card create nice movement!

Heather said...

Love the colors on both cards, so sunny and cheerful! And the second card has so many fun elements, I really like the curved sentiment strip.

Toni said...

Wow, love those two cards! It's so clever how you curved the buttons! And I totally appreciate the Mary Engelbreit look!

Clyndago said...

Very clever use of these sets, Christine!

Dianne in Idaho said...

Cute cards. Thank you for mentioning the paper is by Memory Box. It is adorable!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Christine these are both so fabulous! I especially love the top one... LOVE that sentiment and the patterns you have worked together so beautifully! I just love it! The second one is super fun and would put a smile on anyone's face for sure! Soooooo glad blogger is back up!!! I had to put my challenge card on SCS coz I couldn't post on my blog and now it's backlogged with other posts so... it's there. :( Have a great weekend!

Cindy Lou said...

Busy, busy, busy So much much pretty work, so many great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl S. said...

Two wonderful cards to brighten anyone's day. I am loving these new stamps!

Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful cards with wonderful colors.

Christine said...

Amazing cards and the colours are gorgeous.

Gisèle said...

awesome cards and the rhinestones really makes a hit!! and the folded one is so nice and colourful!

terri d. said...

Just beautiful! They are so pretty and have a "happy" feeling to them!

Traci M said...

I think I just emailed you accidentally, Christine! Don't know how that happened...well, here goes again...
I love your cards...and the punches of colors and design elements that really showcase the possiblities!!
Oh, and please ignore the email...it was a comment in disguise. ;)

Theresa said...

Love your cards...so creative. Not going to let Blogger spoil the fun of the release events.

judybob3 said...

just gorgeous.........these are going to be MUST haves........

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wonderful cards they both turned out great

Peggysuez said...

Beautiful! Love the happy colors of card number two!

stitchinpixie said...

Love the colors you used!! The cards are great! I love the button effect, Super cute!!

Emily Keaton said...

These cards are so pretty, Christine! I just love how the sentiment can be the focal point. It's so cool how these two sets coordinate so well, with each other and with the Spellbinders!!

Tanya said...

Oh these are gorgeous Christine! I really love the bright colors of the second, so happy!

Kaye said...

berepBeautiful card. Love those labels. Thank you for sharing

Janet L. said...

Love your cards! They make me think how great springtime is.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

So very cheery and colorful.....just beautiful!!

alicaz said...

Great cards! The first one has a wonderful rustic charm, and the second is fun, sunny and cheerful!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Very pretty, bright bold colors. Gorgeous!

Beth Pingry said...

Love how you curved the button border around the Octagon! Great cards!

Peachy Wessels said...

Cute - love your card ideas! This will be a fun set to add to the collection!

Jackie said...

I love both of your card. They both are fun cards.

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous cards Christine! Love how you used the buttons stamp!

beadz said...

These are both such fun and bright, cheerful cards! TFS!

chaun said...

I especially like the fun fold card!

Sherry said...

love your card and that sentiment!!!!

kathy s said...

Love how you used the smaller flower for the background paper and the vibrancy of the orange card- so cool

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine these are both so vibrant and cheerful. Hope you have a great weekend.

Lin said...

2 very pretty cards, bright and cheerful both! I LOVE those buttons!!

Karen said...

I love the colors you used. Gorgeous

Juliana T said...

great cards! I love how you popped the second one up.

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Sherry Kushibab said...

Such awesome colors on those cards and those new tag stamps are fab. Seriously think I may have to get them since I have the grommet die.

Jackie K said...

Love what you did with the Octagons!

Diana said...

Labels and borders are so perfect together! Love it!

marilynwillauer said...

WOW, great cards!!! Thanks for such a fun blog hop! What a great start to the weekend!

lisa808 said...

Great new sets.

Janet Lindstrom said...

You captured the Mary Engelbreit style beautifully.. love it!

Billie A said...

wow both projects are great. Love the colors second card is a ray of sunshine.

Latisha said...

Oh Christine, these are both beautiful!!

Linda Duke said...

Love both cards Christine, Beautiful!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great cards! Both are so fun! love the criss cross lace in the first and the bright happy colors in the 2nd.

Riette said...

Fantastic! Love the happy yellow :D

Davi said...

Such wonderful creations you have made. The button one is very fun:)

P said...

Great cards, and I esp. love the folded one- need to change up my style once in a while, and that card is the perfect inspiration!

Tonya said...

Love both of these! So different from each other. The button borders look fabulous!

stampqueen said...

Great cards - love the ribbon on the pink pone!!!

LaJanette said...

I love your bright colors!

rush said...

nice cards. thank you for sharing.

jan said...

The sentiments are like no other available, nice to have some new inspiration!

Reflections from Granny said...

Very pretty cards!

GrannieR said...

Two very pretty cards. Love the buttons and the bright colors!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous cards! the orange/yellow/white one is just so fun and cheerful!

Clare Curcio said...

How bright and summery! Your colors are beautiful!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful card creation! These borders are awesome!

Kathy O said...

Very fun card and pretty card! Love the whimsical feel!

lizlincoln said...

Gorgeous card. I love your vibrant colours and that wonderful fancy fold.

creativearts said...

Beautiful card! I love the button border and your colors are so bright and happy!

Anonymous said...

I really like the new Flourishes label stamps especially, but the fact that they match up with Spellbinders dies is a huge bonus.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Fabulous cards!! I love how you used the flower stamp to create a pretty floral background on the fist card and love the bight colors on your second card!!

Candy said...

What a great set and I love spellbinders too!

stampencamper said...

love your cards, buttons are so popular, don't see them much in multiple stamps and the tag card is great also

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous cards Christine!! I just love your designs and your choice of colors. The first is so elegant and the second looks so bright, cheery, and fun!
hugs,
Chris

Becca Feeken said...

Christine your creations with this set are amazing girl!! My favorite is the yellow with the buttons. It's a little piece of sunshine!

Leslie Miller said...

You've done beautiful things with these sets, Christine! Wonderful details!

dpkennedy said...

Amazing creations Christine! I really love your designs!