Let’s light the candles and strike up the music, the owner of Flourishes – Jan Marie Caruso – is celebrating a birthday and we’re helping her by getting the party started! Why not leave some love on the Flourishes blog HERE and while you are there, start to hop on through the Flourishes team members who are honoring her special day! Happy Birthday Jan Marie! Or hop on over to her blog directly and post your well wishes there.

For my birthday card I chose the brand new From the Desk Of Flourishes stamp set. I couldn’t wait to get this set and ordered it as soon as we could. It’s just soooo pretty and the image is so much fun to color.

I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. It was cut and embossed with the largest Classic Square Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers (Flower petals: YR21, YR12, E25, Flower center: E25, E29, Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG17, Flower Pot: YR12, YR14, E25, E29, Letters: E0000, E30, E31, Pen: E21, E25, E29, C1, C3, C5, Ground: T0, T1, T3, Background: B0000, B000, B91, Bookmark: B91, B93, B95). The image was then adhered to a piece of Canyon Brown cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Scallop Classic Square Nestabilities die and the edges were paper pierced.

A 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Echo Park For the Record patterned paper was stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Canyon Brown cardstock.  The layers were adhered to the card base, a 5″ x 12″ piece of Core’dinations cardstock folded in half.

Two 3″ long strips of Solar White cardstock were cut with Faux Crochet Die-namics die and adhered to a 2 1/4″ x 3″ strip of a different piece of For the Record paper pack. May Arts Brown Gingham ribbon was tied around it, before it was adhered to the bottom center of the card front. A bow was tied out of the same ribbon with the help of Bow-Easy, topped with a brad bought at my LSS and adhered over the ribbon strip.

The sentiment is from Flourishes Tag Lines . It was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with the medium die from the Tag Trio set. The tag was tied to the bow with waxed Linen. Bronze Kaisercraft Rhinestones finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please hop on over to the other designers celebrating Jan Marie’s birthday:

  • Barbara Anders

  • Christine Okken

  • Cindy Lawrence

  • Danielle Kennedy

  • Dawn Burnworth

  • Julie Koerber

  • Leslie Miller

  • Stacy Morgan

  • Betty Wright

  • Cindy Haffner

  • Dee Jackson

  • Maki Jones

  • Silke Ledlow

  • Tammy Hershberger

  • Cindy Coutts

  • Heather Jensen

  • Kathy Jones

  • Yvonne Hagane
  • Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


    Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

    62 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Jan Marie!”

    1. WOWWW Beate i love this card ans the stamp.
      Beautiful colors and details

    2. As always, this is so pretty. I love all the layers and the Die-Namics die! You chose such a pretty image and colored it to perfection. Who wouldn’t want to receive this one?

    3. Beautiful card for a beautiful lady and I LOVE this new set.

    4. OM, what a pretty card Beate, your coloring is fabulous…HUGs

    5. Beautiful card!!!

    6. Beate, this is beautiful.Coloring is fabulous.Love that ribbon!

    7. *THUD* Oh My Word – Beate this is STUNNING girl!!! Your colouring is of course gorgeous and that ribbon/brad treatment is awesome with the tag!!! Love it!!! 🙂

    8. Beate, your cards always have such an elegance to them. This card is so rich with detail. Such beautiful work! Best, Curt

    9. Beate this is GORGEOUS!!

    10. I really love this card. Stunning isn’t a strong enough word to describe it. I’ve got to copy this for my dear friend!

    11. This is stunning! I love your dark stitching and the plaid bow…and your coloring is gorgeous! Love this!

    12. Another beautiful project Beate. Your work is simply amazing.

    13. This is beautiful Beate.. Such a wonderful job coloring this set.. Great work..

    14. This is stunning, Beate! The colors are so warm and yummy! Goodness… your ribbons are always perfect!! Love the cute little tag and the pretty bronze rhinestones. Gorgeous work as always, girl!

    15. This is stunning, Beate! The colors are so warm and happy. Your ribbon treatments are always perfect! Love the cute little tag and pretty bronze rhinestones. Gorgeous work as always, girl!

    16. Beate this is beautiful. I really enjoy looking at your coloring and just think when I grow up I can do that. hee hee Beautiful flowers, Jan will love them.

    17. Beate, All those black line vines pop when you add black embellie papers. Great choices for fine birthday celebration wishes. Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahoo

    18. I knew you’d do magic with this set Beate. Such gorgeous rich colors! Love the gem with the ribbon too!

    19. Stunning card, Beate!! As always your coloring is GORGEOUS and that ribbon…just beautiful!
      Have a great weekend:)

    20. This is just stunning, Beate! Absolutely gorgeous!

    21. As always, Beate, gorgeous! Do you every have a crappy project!??

    22. gorgeous card!!! love it

    23. Beate, this is gorgeous and so beautifully colored! Love the rich colors and detailing! Beautiful card!

    24. Amazing card Beate!! Your coloring is super beautiful! Fantastic ribbon and stitching too.

    25. Once again, Beate, your colouring and choice of colours is fabulous!! You’re second to none!!!! Also love the composition…Everything!! x

    26. OOOOOOOH! Beate, it is SINFUL how awesome you are! This is STUNNING!!

    27. Beate, your card is gorgeous! Love how you colored this awesome new image and your color choices are so perfect!
      Wuensche dir ein schoenes Wochenende!
      Hugs ~S~

    28. This is really well done. I am just starting to make cards, and I find your images very inspiring. Hopefully one day I will be making cards as nice as yours!

    29. Beate, this is really beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous as always and I love the layout! Hugs, Karen

    30. Love your card Beate! You have such a knack to tie things together so beautifully! You colouring amazes me too.
      Beth Greco

    31. One of the things that struck me about this card right away was how beautifully matched your brad and flowers are. This is just gorgeous, Beate!

    32. Another stunning beauty. I think the Flourishes stamps bring out the best in us all. They are always so pretty to color. Love the soft blue behind the image and how you picked that up in the card base. 🙂

    33. Very beautiful. I love the striking flowers against the softer background! Your shading is gorgeous!

    34. Great card! I bet this really makes her day!

    35. Oh so beautiful, Beate! Gorgeous coloring, and the card setting for these flowers is divine!


    36. Very pretty card Beate

    37. Very pretty…love the image and colors with the wonderful checked bow!!

    38. O Beate, your card is just Stunningly Fabulous!!! I love your colors, bow and pretty amber button!! 🙂

    39. Absolutely stunning!!!

    40. hallo beate!
      deine karte für Jan Marie ist ein traum,, deine coloration ist perfekt, ribbon und brad sind wunderschön.
      danke fürs zeigen
      ich wünsche dir ein schönes WE

    41. fast hätte ich es vergessen, wir haben fürs Timbroscrapmania chaööenge dein suspension card’s tutorial benutzt.
      vielen dank
      xoxo BA

    42. Lovely card! I like your pretty colours and the gingham ribbon.
      Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    43. Beate

      Another masterpiece. Gorgeous choice of colors and your attention to detail is amazing.

    44. Beautiful card. Very rich.

    45. Very pretty card! Love your choice of colors.

    46. Fabulous coloring!!! Lovely card!!

    47. Gorgeous coloring, love that image too, love the design and your use of all the gems!

    48. Wow this is really STUNNING!! Your coloring is totally fab!

    49. I know it’s wierd to call a card delish… but this one is! Your coloring is over the top fabulous and layout… even more divine! Love this Beate! 🙂 Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

    50. You amaze me with all of your beautiful cards! You do such a great job!

    51. such a beautiful image and coloring. gorgeous card, Beate! LOVE it! have to check out this stamp set! =) have a lovely Sunday!

    52. Just Love everything about this card Beate….so Pretty and the ribbon is a perfect addition to this!!

    53. Absolutely beautiful, Beate! Those flowers are gorgeous!

    54. Absolutely beautiful! Love all the wonderful details – paper piercing, sewing, the way you used various sized bronze rhinestones. And, your coloring is exquisite.

    55. I am so sorry that I’m late leaving a comment for you. This move is really difficult.

      STUNNING. Love the use of the new Flourishes stamps and this definitely inspires me to ink mine up!

    56. amazing card, love those brilliant colours

    57. beautiful. Love the color scheme and your coloring. Such a nice stamp too.

    58. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Beate…and I’ll bet Jan Marie LOVED it as well!!

    59. The card is so stunning. I like what you did with the colors. I thought this is perfect.

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