Friday, July 30, 2010

Flower Soft and Card Positioning Systems blog

This entire last week, Flower Soft has been the sponsor at Card Positioning Systems sketch blog. What that means is that some of the CPS gals were given some Flower Soft products to play with. If you take a peek at the whole weeks cards that were posted using this weeks sketch, you will see some pretty neat examples of using Flower Soft, both by the CPS team and by the Flower Soft team.
This is my card using the sketch. I wanted to find yet another fun way to use the Flower Soft so I punched a flower out of cardstock and went to work.
All I needed to do was to apply the Tacky glue to the outline of the punched out flower and then I added the yellow Flower Soft. The middle to my flower is a punched out circle and that is completely covered in Flower Soft. The scallop edges label piece is a downloadable piece from Flower Soft. It is one of the newer images that are meant to combine with the Spellbinder Nestabilities. I don't have this particular die so I cut my image out by hand. The yellow colors and the little flowers are already on the piece.

Thanks for visiting the Flower Soft blog, Linda Beeson, Design Team member

Materials:Flower Soft courtesy of Flower Soft
Downloadable topper and sentiment – Flower Soft
Tacky glue – Aleene’s
Cardstock - Core Expressions Core’dinations
Patterned paper – October Afternoon
Apron lace border punch - Fiskars
Flower punch – PaperShapers
Foam Tape – 3M

Monday, July 26, 2010

A nother new way to use Flower Soft

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend! I've used flower soft for flowers of course.....for feathers and fur, sand and snow!!! This week, I decided to use Flower Soft just to add some fun texture to this Halloween Card!!! There's absolutely no stamping required with this fun and funky card. I essentially filled in a Rub On (Boo) with Ultrafine Sage Card Soft.

You could recreate a similar card by hand drawing the lettering, printing a large sized font onto your cardstock, or using some jumbo letter stamps. I really liked the outcome of this card.

The Sketch I used this week is from The CPS Sketch Blog! Flower Soft is Sponsoring Sketch #77. You have until July 31st to load up your creations to get the opportunity to win some fun Prizes from Flower Soft. Click HERE for details and to upload your creation

Halloween Rub On's Tangerine Tango Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Ultrafine Sage Flower Soft

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Where else can you put Flower Soft?

If you have been following the Flower Soft blog and the Flower Soft TV episodes, you have gotten lots of ideas on how to use Flower Soft. I want to share an idea today that maybe you haven't thought of yet.
Adding Flower Soft to a silk flower. Silk flowers, all on their own, are a great accent to a card or scrapbook layout but how about a little extra pizzazz to that flower?
All I did was apply some of the Tacky Glue to portions of the flower that I wanted to use on this card and then I sprinkled on the Ultra Fine Flower Soft in Raspberry Fizz. It worked just the same as applying it to paper and I love the extra accents it added to my flower.
The background paper on my card is Core Amour cardstock by Core'dinations. It comes with the gray pattern on it and it also comes with an embossed design that just needs a little bit of sanding.
Be on the lookout for all of the interesting and fun ways that Flower Soft can add to a project.
Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team member

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friends are the Flowers

Happy Friday! 

Today's card shows how to make a 3-D flower center.

I colored the flower twice with Copic markers and then cut and layered the flowers. I added Nut Brown Flower Soft and just a pinch of Toffee Ultra Fine Flower Soft for a highlight to the flower center. Close up of the flower:

Stamps: JustRite Stampers (JB-09705 My Garden Set )
Card stock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress (Brushed Corduroy)
Copic markers, sponge, Circle Nestablities (Spellbinders), Nut Brown Flower Soft and Ultra Fine Toffee Flower Soft, ribbon (Offray), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ (E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares)

Have a great day!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In the Garden.

Well, after wandering through the lavender bushes last week I'm still in the garden but this time

I'm creating masses of cascading flowers with not a weed in sight!

It's really so easy to achieve depth and texture to all of your projects with the addition of a few sprinkles of Flower Soft.

Why not take a look at tomorrow's demonstration on Flower Soft Friday to see just how easy it really is to make everything in the garden wonderful!

Materials List

Flower Soft Sweet Pea

Flower Soft Summer

Flower Soft Sunshine Yellow

Flower Soft Glue


Green glitter card

Flower Soft Gold Peel Off Stickers

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How've You Bean?

Hello! Jeanne here today.

Today I have a card using the  Recipes for Break Time Beverages Toppers:

I used Toffee Ultra Fine Flower Soft and Polar White Flower Soft on the cookies and the swirl on the coffee.
Here is a closer look:
Toppers: Recipes for Break Time Beverages - Flower Soft®
Papers: Bazzill, Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy
Flower Soft® (Toffee Ultra Fine, Polar White) Flower Soft glue,
Other: Coffee Sentiments (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps), Mimi Brown Seam Binding Tape (ZipperStop), Shapeabilities & Nestabilities (Spellbinders) 

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vintage Christmas Toppers

Welcome, Flower Soft Fans! This is Rose Ann with some Vintage Christmas Topper samples to share with you all. I've used my Spellbinders Scalloped Oval and Circle dies to cut out these beautiful images perfectly. Both are enhanced with Flower Soft and simply adhered to my CAS card bases. Simple, and quick Christmas cards to inspire. I hope you enjoy them!

Thank you for visiting the Flower Soft Blog!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just a little bit is amazing!

You can use alot of Flower Soft to accent a card or you can use a little bit and still have a wonderful little accent.
For my card that I am going to share with you today, I used Ultra Fine Flower Soft in the Citrus Crush color on the wings of my little bee stamped image. I love the finer texture of the Ultra Fine and the mix of shades of yellow are so nice in this Citrus Crush jar. I think this simple accent was a fun finishing touch to my card.
The bee was stamped on white cardstock with a Versafine Black stamp pad and then embossed with clear embossing powder. The little yellow portions were colored with a Copic marker as were the wings and then I added the Tacky Glue and the Flower Soft to give this little guy some added goodness. Don't you just love that dimension and texture?
Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team member

SWEET card
Citrus Crush Ultra Fine Flower Soft
Tacky Glue – Aleene’s®

Cardstock – Black Magic and Vintage/Core’dinations
Patterned paper and stamps – Willow Bee/Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker

Copic markers
Versafine black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Scallop circle and circle punches – Papershapers/EK Success
Sticker letters – Thickers
Chalk stamp pad – Powder Puff/Quick Quotes
Heart brad

Friday, July 16, 2010

Flower Soft / The {Stamps) of Life Blog Hop and Blog Candy Winners!!!!

The days got away from me this week so I'm posting the winners a little late (sorry about that!) for the Flower Soft / Stamps of Life Hop.

Listed below the Hop winners are the winners of the Flower Soft New Download Topper Blog Candy from last week! Lots of winners this week!!!

All Flower Soft winners please email -->  HERE with the prize you won and your full name, address and phone number (we need it for shipping!). Thanks!!!

Flower Soft Hop winners!

Marion Glanton on 07 Jul 2010 at 11:46 am
Beautiful cards. I’m anxious to see more about the finer flowersoft.

shari (cricutrookie) on 06 Jul 2010 at 10:19 pm

Beautiful cards, I especially like You are my Sunny Day.

terriavidreader on 06 Jul 2010 at 8:19 am
Love that castle, and that it SO looks like sand!! Great job! Fun hop!

The Stamps of Life Winners... please go to The {Stamps} of Life blog for instructions. 

Kate O'Brien
Gabriela Seminario

Winners of the Flower Soft download Toppers Blog Candy!

Lillian Child wins...
Vintage Christmas design Labels 7 download, a jar of Vintage Christmas Flower Soft® and Flower Soft® glue!
pcrusberg wins...
Lavender design Scallop Circle download, a jar of Lavender Flower Soft® and Flower Soft® glue!

Sian wins...
Faith design Scallop Oval download, a jar of Baby Pink Flower Soft® and a Flower Soft® glue!
Have a great day!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Take time to smell the flowers!

Lavender and Lace....what a gorgeous combination!

Don't know about you but the lavender bushes are in full flower in my garden and the fragrance when you brush past them is heady.

One of the cards I've made in this tomorrow's tutorial on Flower Soft TV is using our lovely Baskets and Barrows lavender toppers. I cut into it using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight.
Watch this weeks show to see how easy it is to embellish your topper using some cotton lace.
It makes a very traditional card that would be fit for any occassion.

Materials used;
Baskets and Barrows topper
Lavender Flower Soft
Sage Green Ultra Fine
Flower Soft Glue
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight
Cotton lace
Gold peel offs (stickers)
2Xfabric flowers
2 gold brads

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thinking of you-Flower Soft Coordinates with Spellbinders!

Good Morning! I want to share another sample with the Toppers that coordinate with the Nestabilities Dies. I don't have the Scalloped Hearts, but the nice thing is that you can cut them out!

I wanted to have a vintage theme to this card, so I paired the (Teddy Happy Birthday) downloadable topper with some Basic Grey Infuse Paper. The Lace, Pearls and small roses contribute to the victorian look of the card. I added some Ultrafine Toffee to one Bear. Additional Accents of Sweet Pea Flower Soft Complete the card!

Hope you have a wonderful week


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gotta Love Lavender

If you watched Flower Soft TV yesterday or if you checked out right here on the Flower Soft blog, you know that Flower Soft released an exciting new product. These images are fun for several reasons, one being that you can print them on whatever papers you would like and another reason is because they coordinate with Spellbinders Nestabilities. What a great match! BUT...I didn't have this particular set of Nestabilities so I hand cut my scallop heart out, showing you that it is even more versatile then you thought. By handcutting it, I wasn't able to get that great embossed edge that you get with the Nestabilities but it is still nice.
I printed mine by setting my printer on the best setting and I printed it on Core'dinations cardstock, cardstock that has a slight texture to it, making for a rather rich look. I don't often work with purple and lavender so I was excited to create with this set so I could create a purple card.
This view shows you a close-up of where I added my Flower Soft accents on the sprigs of flowers. I used the Heather Flower Soft since it has a great mix of colors. You can also see that I highlighted the edges of my cut out heart with 3-D Glitter Fashion Paint by Tulip. I like this glitter because it gives a very subtle look of glitter while letting the underneath color show through.
I also added some of the Heather Flower Soft to portions of one of the butterflies in this printable set, cut that out and added it to my card with foam tape for added dimension.
Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team member

Materials list:
Downloadable topper – Lavender and Lace/Flower Soft
Flower Soft - Heather
Tacky Glue – Aleene’s
Glitter 3-D Fashion paint - Tulip
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – BasicGrey
Rub-on sentiment – BasicGrey
Self Adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Foam tape


Friday, July 9, 2010

Flower Soft Meets Spellbinders! Prizes!!!

Flower Soft® is delighted to announce the launch of a series of topper designs created to work with the Spellbinders Die’s!!!!
There are 18 initial designs ranging from Christmas, cute, floral and faith, available to order from the Flower Soft® website as a PDF download. Each download contains two sheets of designs covering all sizes within a specific die set and many also include coordinating extra’s such a card stands, embellishments and sentiments.
To see a demonstration of how these innovative products work watch the Flower Soft® craft show today on Flower Soft TV!

To celebrate our new topper designs we will be offering THREE PRIZES that coordinate with the samples I will be showing you today using 3 of the new designs! Prizes will be and instructions to enter are listed at the bottom of this post.

Here is a sample using the Vintage Christmas design and is made for use with the Spellbinders Labels 7 die. I didn't have this particular die so I hand cut around the image.


I used Vintage Christmas Flower Soft® on the image, sentiment and stacked button. The red ribbon is also from Flower Soft®. Here is a closer look at the image:


My next sample used the Lavender design and a Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle die.


I used Lavender and Ultra Fine Sage Flower Soft® on this card. The sentiment is from a topper set called Baskets and Butterflies Sentiments. I added Lavender Flower Soft® to the button for a matching accessory. I went a little crazy with the pearls around the border (these toppers are so much fun to dress up!).
Here is a closer look:


My last sample uses the a design from the Faith designs and a Spellbinders Classic Scallop Oval die.


I used Baby Pink Flower Soft® for this card. Isn't it sweet? Here is a closer look:


To be eligible for a prize you must comment and tell us what you think of the new designs AND be registered at Flower Soft TV (see registration info below).
**Extra fluffy bonus points if you become a friend on the Flower Soft Facebook page!

Winners will be announced Friday July 16th!

Have you been to Flower Soft TV yet? There is a new episode of Flower Soft TV every Friday. To register for announcements, contests and specials at Flower Soft TV go to and then click green "REGISTER" button.


****One lucky person will win a Vintage Christmas design Labels 7 download, a jar of Vintage Christmas Flower Soft® and Flower Soft® glue!

****One lucky person will win a Lavender design Scallop Circle download, a jar of Lavender Flower Soft® and Flower Soft® glue!

****One lucky person will win a Faith design Scallop Oval download, a jar of Baby Pink Flower Soft® and a Flower Soft® glue!

To see more samples using the new designs visit these fabulous Flower Soft Designers:

Have a great day!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I'm trying not to burst with excitment over this weeks show!

You will quite literally be SPELLBOUND!

Using various shapes and sizes of Spellbinders dies you'll be able to create the most stunning and unique projects. Flower Soft has been working so hard combining these wonderful dies with their beautifull designs, which are fully approved by Spellbinders. Check out the downloads section of our web site tomorrow when they launch. Excited? I knew you would be!

I've always adored butterflies, so making up the lavender stand alone card with them was a joy.
Easily assembled it would also be a joy to receive.

Just when you thought there was nothing new to inspire you, think again and tune in on Flower Soft Friday to to see these new products demonstrated.
Looking forward to hearing your comments,
lots of love
Materials used;
Lavender Classic Scalloped Circles large download
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles S4124
Flower Soft Glue
Fuchsia Flower Soft
Sage Green Ultra Fine
Foam squares (sticky dots)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Winner of Cute Christmas Download!!!

We have a winner of the Cute Christmas download set!!!!

Rhonda Miller said...
Wow, that card is so cute. I love the little snowman. I would love to see more winter/Christmasy toppers.

Woo hoo Rhonda!!!!

We have a little surprise bonus for Miss Rhonda! In addition to the Cute Christmas download we will also be sending you a jar of Polar White Flower Soft and a Flower Soft glue!

Rhonda, please contact me (HERE) to collect your prize!

Thanks to all who commented with some great suggestions for new Topper ideas!!! Make sure and check back in on Friday! We have some exciting new products to show you!!!

Did you know Flower Soft has a Facebook page?
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Did you go on the Flower Soft/The {Stamps}of Life Blog Hop? The hop is open until July 14th!
Click --> HERE

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flower Soft / The {Stamps} of Life BLOG HOP!!!! Prizes!!!

Are you ready for some fun?

The{Stamps}of Life and Flower Soft Design Teams are playing together for this hop!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post.

There will be SIX prize winners chosen randomly among the comments on the team blogs…..
THREE prize packages from Flower Soft and THREE stamps sets from The{Stamps}of Life!!!

The prize winners will be announced here on the Flower Soft blog and on The {Stamps} of Life blog on Wednesday July 14th. Good luck!

Want even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? Make sure and check out both The{Stamps}of Life and Flower Soft TV for weekly videos, specials and product news!!!

Here is the hop list order:

Stephanie Barnard (The{Stamps}of Life Blog)

Have a great day and enjoy the hop!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Let's Hit the Beach!

To all my American friends, I hope you enjoyed your Independence Day Weekend!!! Did anyone hit the Beach this weekend??? Sweet Fred the Beach Bear Did!!! For this fun image from MFT, I used two colours of the Ultrafine Flower Soft~ Toffee and Sand!

I wanted to show more depth in the sand.......... next time around, I'm going to try to mix it together rather than layer to see what effect I get~! one of the things I really love about Flower Soft is the fun I have experimenting with it!!! There's endless possibilities!!!!

See you very very soon!



Flower Soft-Ultrafine Toffee and Ultrafine Sand
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Accessories: Copics, Ribbons, Scallop Punch

Saturday, July 3, 2010

What can you do with WHITE!

When I visited the Flower Soft booth at Winter CHA, I discovered the Polar White Flower Soft and I knew it was my new "most favorite"! It is the best for snow and lace but I am the kind of gal where something has to be good for more then just two things. So...I got to thinking...what else could I use Polar White Flower Soft for? I have one big motto in my crafting and that is EXPERIMENT. And that is what I set out to do. I always figure that if I experiment, I might fail but I also just might find a new technique that I love.
Here is a peek at my finished project. I created two little tags to go along with the challenge at Little Red Wagon to create tags. Now, to explain what I decided to do. I got to thinking, "what would happen if I colored the frosting on my cupcakes with a really strong color, then gave that a good coat of the Tacky Glue and then a good coat of the Polar White Flower Soft?" Would my frosting just be white which would be alright or would the underneath color take over and show through?

Here is a closeup of what happened. I colored this frosting with a strong pink/red Copic marker. If you have worked with the Tacky Glue, you know that it goes on white. I gave that a very generous coat of the Polar White Flower Soft and left it to dry. This glue dries rather quickly so before long, I start to gently pat the Flower Soft into the glue to make sure lots of the little granules are going to stay when the glue dries. As it dried, I could see that my thoughts were going to work just perfectly, the frosting took on the underneath color. In a way, it almost looks like coconut on the frosting.

For this cupcake, I used a strong yellow Copic marker and then the Polar White Flower Soft. Doesn't this look almost good enough to eat?

Here is another view of the yellow tag.

Here is another view of the red tag. The stamps are from the $1 spot and they are by Studio G. I am so into cupcakes right now, the kind you really eat so some cupcake stamps are just perfect and make for some cute tags to attach to a gift.
Thanks for visiting, Linda Beeson, Design Team Member

FUN, FUN, FUN...and Prizes for YOU!!!

What do the above two items have in common??? Hey!! I will let you in on a big secret!!! This week, on Tuesday, July 6, Flower Soft and The {Stamps} of Life are joining together for a FUN, FUN, FUN Blog Hop with lots of prizes available for YOU!! The Hop will begin at the Flower Soft Blog. So be sure to start there for all directions and instructions. Make sure you comment on each blog's posting so you will be eligible for the prizes.

I will be using stamps from the above items so I hope you can come by and visit all of us to see what we have prepared for you!!! Doesn't this sound like loads of FUN?!?!?

Please be sure to mark your calendars for 6 AM on Tuesday, July 6!! The prize winners will be announced on the Flower Soft Blog and The {Stamps} for Life Blog on Wednesday, July 14. Good luck and we can't wait to see you!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Welcome Debbie and Gini!!!

I have a fun announcement today!

Flower Soft is please to announce that Debbie Sayer and Gini Cagle will be joining our team. Debbie will be coming on as a full time designer and Gini will be with us as a guest designer for the next couple months. We are thrilled to have you with us and look forward to seeing all your yummy Flower Soft creations! Welcome girls!


Have you seen our latest giveaway? For a chance to win take a look at THIS POST and register for Flower Soft TV (where there is yet another giveaway this week!).


Here is a card I made this week using Ultra Fine Raspberry Fizz and Sweet Pea Mix Flower Soft:

I stamped the tree with Walnut Stain ink. The sky was sponged with Tumbled Glass ink (tutorial for sponged sky –>HERE). I stamped the leaves and sponged the grass with Peeled Paint ink. I used both Ultra Fine Raspberry Fizz and Sweet Pea Flower Soft on tree and Ultra Fine Sage Flower Soft at the base of the tree for a little “grassy” texture.
I stamped the Cover A Card Leaves background stamp in Peeled paint ink directly onto the light blue cardstock to create my background.

Here is a closer look:
Stamps: H8373 Solid Tree, A8430 Solid Tree Leaves Trio, B8375 Sm, Tire Swing, Wp16 Sentiments 1 , CC019 Cover A Card Leaves - Impression Obsession
Paper: Bazzill
Ink: Ranger Distress inks - Walnut Stain, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy
Other supplies: Flower Soft - Ultra Fine Sage, Ultra Fine Raspberry Fizz, Sweat Pea, Flower Soft Glue, Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ATG gun, sponge 

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cute Christmas

And that’s exactly what it is! A real cute Christmas.

Tune in to this Fridays to see some gorgeous cards that I’m sure will inspire you.

One of the demos is created entirely from the amazing bonus download that’s on offer with this show. Just click,download and print! It’s a brilliant addition to the characters on the Cute Christmas CD Rom. (And at the moment it’s also at a very special price) so make sure that you don’t miss out!

I’ve used the very popular “easel” technique to create my Winter Wonderland.

Hope you have as much fun as I did.

Until next week….happy crafting.

Lots of love, Noreen.

Materials used;
Cute Christmas Download bonus offer
Polar White Diamond Range Flower Soft
Shamrock Green Flower Soft
Toffee Ultra Fine
Sand Ultra Fine
Raspberry Fizz Ultra Fine
Flower Soft Glue
Silver Miri board
Fine silver peel off stickers
Punched out snowflakes
Foam pads