Friday, May 8, 2009

Release Challenge!

Our May release is just around the corner and you know what that means-- a chance for you to win ALL THREE of our newly released stamp sets! All you need to do is put your creative hat on and join us in the "His & Hers" challenge!

Since our next release has a little bit for "him" and a little bit more for "her" - we thought it would be fun to challenge you to use the same card or project layout to make a "guy" card... and then a card for the gals!

We put our Senior Design Team to the test... and they did not disappoint!


Faith Hofrichter used the same layout, stamps (Forest of Trees) and overall design but gave her card a feminine and masculine color scheme. I love the highlights she added in white.... Stacy Morgan also used the same stamp set (Spring Ephemerals) but by downplaying the embellishments - she shows you can make a card more masculine with some metal brads and simple satin ribbon!


Christine Okken used the Figs & Pomegranite set to create her "his and hers" card! Don't you love how a simple switch to earthy paper gives the card on the left a more manly feel!


Yours truly (Julie Koerber) decided to mix it up a bit with the stamp sets but kept to the same concept - a pocket card with goodies stuffed inside! For the "hers" card, I used the Sweet Peas set and tucked some seeds down into the pocket. For the "his" card, I used the Menswear set and stuffed some coveted baseball tickets inside! Perfect little gifts for the women AND men in your life!

Latisha Yoast decided to make the "His & Hers" challenge for the little ones in life -- using the Rock-A-Bye set! Didn't she make up a darling pair of cards??

Leslie Miller used the same basic design... and even some of the same colors and jazzed this tree up in "his & hers" style. How did she do it? Simply by swapping ribbon and using different colors of Flower Soft! Great idea!
And, last but not least, Cindy Lawrence created this gorgeous combo fit for a King and Queen using the All Wrapped Up set and Thank You set! Those colors could just make a gal drool!
Want to play for a chance to win? All you need to do is make a "his" and "hers" card using the same basic layout. As you can see, you don't need to use the same stamp set, the same paper, or the same embellishments - just the same overall card/project layout. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don't we'd love it if you played anyway! You have until 5 PM Eastern on May 15th (next Friday) to upload your cards to SCS using the key word fllcmay OR provide a link to your card on this post! The randomly drawn winner will be announced during our RELEASE PARTY which is set for May 15th from 8 to 10 PM CST in the Flourishes Forum over on Splitcoast!

We hope you make time for play time and join us on the challenge! We can't wait to see what you create!



~Julie

31 comments:

Gabriela said...

What an excellent blog post! The juxtaposition of these sets of cards is fantastic! Thank you!

StampinCathy said...

Wow I just love all these cards. I just love seeing his and hers cards. So many stampers have so much trouble with manly man cards. This DT really are so creative, talented, and have amazing inspiration.

Lois said...

Great cards from the design team. And what a great challenge. A chance to win the new release stamps is the perfect "apple" to wave in front of us. Here are my cards -- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1340160?cat=500&ppuser=72594

Anonymous said...

What a neat challenge. A great idea to make one of each with the same layout. Here are mine

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1340495?cat=500&ppuser=93063

and

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1340494?cat=500&ppuser=93063

m&m'sgrandma
Jackie

Trina said...

That was a fun challenge, and of course with the exciting oportunity to win some of your beautiful stamps, who could resist playing? Here are my cards

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1340589?cat=500&ppuser=210555

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1340588?cat=500&ppuser=210555

Sewflake said...

Outstanding work, looks like a fun challenge, we need more masculine cards. Thanks for the ideas.

LuLu said...

I love the idea of this challenge and will try and adopt this idea for future "makes"!

My cards are now showing on my blog here

Doris said...

Since I am still somewhat computer challenged, please check out the His and Her cards I posted on my blog!

Kay said...

I love the samples! I humbly submit my attempt at this challenge:

http://willtradesleepforstamps.blogspot.com/2009/05/flourishes-release-challenge-and.html

Anita said...

Here is mine. Thanks for a wonderful challenge.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1341970?cat=15092

Anjou Krelovich said...

What a great challenge! It was so much fun to do! Thanks for the inspiration. Here are my cards:
http://askagainart.blogspot.com/2009/05/flourishes-release-challenge-his-n-hers.html

Laurie said...

That's what I love about stamping...it's so versatile. These samples are terrific. TFS

Here's a link to my cards:
http://handsandheartslaurie.blogspot.com/2009/05/more-babies-fllcmay.html

NinaB said...

This challenge is so much fun. I hope I can play again later. Here is my card.
http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/05/cowboy-and-cowgirl-bling.html

Lesley said...

This was a great challenge!! I had fun making my cards and hope you like them!!!

If you click on my name where is says "Always Playing With Paper said", it should take you right to my link!~!! I hope!!! LOL!!! I think it is easier than copying and pasting? But maybe not? LOL!!!

Smiles,
Lesley

Cook22 said...

Didn't have suitable stamps from you for the cards I most needed, but I did get to use that gorgeous ribbon. Being a baby card I reckoned I could get away with ribbon on both, even when it's such wonderful feminine ribbon - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1343988?cat=500&ppuser=133118
Loved the team cards - especially the Flower Soft trees!

mrager8996 said...

Fun challenge! Here's my cards:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1344291?cat=500&ppuser=113844 and http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1344292?cat=500&ppuser=113844. - mary R.

Linda said...

What a fun challenge. The DT sure made some FABULOUS cards for us to see!!
Here is the link to my cards. TFL
http://cardchallengesandmore.blogspot.com/2009/05/flourishes-newsletter-his-her-cards.html

acreativeneed said...

Love this idea of His and Hers cards! Fabulous samples ladies! Here is my attempt: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1342321?cat=500&ppuser=136154

Smiles,
Deena

alica said...

thanks for the great challenge - here is the link to my cards:
http://www.aqyera.com/wp/?p=239

Reeca L. said...

I did get well cards. For some reason, I always need them and I never have any made.
Here is the link
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1346059?cat=500&ppuser=146604

CraftingAnu said...

I love this challenge. Your cards are super inspiration. Here is my entry-

http://expressimaginecreate.blogspot.com/2009/05/one-for-guy-one-for-gal.html

southernscraps said...

Awesome challenge and design team cards! Here are my cards:

http://southernscraps.blogspot.com/2009/05/his-and-hers.html

raindropecho said...

Everyone has posted such great cards!

Here is my submission for this challenge:
http://raindropechodesigns.blogspot.com/2009/05/two-birthday-cards-for-several.html

I've also submitted one of these cards to the Timeless Tuesday challenge for a birthday card. Enjoy.

leenda said...

Fun challenge! My His & Hers entry,

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1346697

P.S. Your design team ROCKS!

Cathy said...

such great cards and a great challenge too! I struggle with Male cards - I guess it shows ;-(
Only having one flourishes stamp, the thought of winning more is very appealing!
my card is here: http://crafteecc.blogspot.com/2009/05/flourishes-may-challenge-his-and-hers.html

Anonymous said...

just found your site...what a perfect card...there are so many talented people out there...hope I win...so could use this set...

Anonymous said...

oh my a lot of cathy's leaving comments...wonder what that means...just love your cards too...we all have trouble with cards for men...why is that...

Anonymous said...

Here are my submissions to the challenge:

My Her card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1347003?cat=500&ppuser=151837

My His card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1347002&cat=500&ppuser=151837

This was a super fun challenge!
TishSch, GaMtnScrap

My Paper Adventures said...

Love this challenge! You can see my cards HERE.

Thanks so much for a chance to win the new release sets!!

Tracy said...

Hi, Here are the links to my cards for the challenge. This is my first time doing any kind of challenge and I am excited that I actually figured out how to upload a card to SCS.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1345718

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1345719?cat=500&ppuser=202493

Aloha Jan said...

Here's the links to my cards for the FLLCMAY challenge. The details will be on my blog (www.sunnysideofcrafting.com) later on today.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1347362&cat=7270

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1347363?cat=7270

THANKS!!