yep. i went with flowers. ~SURPRISE~! i do have a pretty cool stash-usage story, though. last week when i was unearthing my UFO's, i found an entire ziplock baggie full of those cardstock punch-out flowers that were a very big deal for like six months back in... 2004 or so?? i think every company made some, and it's entirely possible that i bought one sheet of each. :)
i stand by that decision, despite the fact that unless you're actually close enough to TOUCH it, the flowery M just looks like it was made out of a particularly exuberant 1970's-style patterned paper. it's a pretty patterned paper, though... and maddie loooooooooooooved it! i backed the completed letter with a little mat of mint green cardstock to sturdy it up, and attached it to the gift bag with a minimal amount of foam tape, so she can take it off the bag and hang it on her door or somewhere in her room as a sort of decor piece. the big flower is on a clip, so i just clipped it to the letter, so she can choose whether to leave it on there or wear it in her hair or on her jacket or... whatever...
need a little more inspiration for april showers and/or may flowers? my SOS design team darlings have lots to spare... check it out! ♥
*it isn't specifically mentioned in the description i received for this challenge, but i'm going to go out on a limb and speculate that if you make a card which features the pilgrims' ship the mayflower, that would also be acceptable, and i, for one, would be VERY impressed lol! :) :) :)