Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Greetery - Adorable Birds, Blooming Branches, and Nature Inspired Designs

Good morning, friends, and welcome back for Day 3 of the new release countdown for The Greetery! Today's product line up is full of nature inspired goodness that is sure to knock your socks off! I know I say some version of that every day, but I mean it each and every time. Betsy's line up is giving me all the fun, creative feels.

I combined three sets to create today's card. I used the Robin & Wren, Blooming Branches, and Sentiment Suite: Birthday sets for this chipper birthday greeting.

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I used all of the steps when I stamped the branches, but they also look lovely with just one or two steps if you want something simpler. I used the first step alone when I was brainstorming my layout and it worked perfectly well (and would make a quicker project if you're in a rush).

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I went with bright reds and oranges for my bird. I know wrens aren't red, but I thought the pop of color was a nice contrast to the more neutral tones of the branch. I mean, who wouldn't love a perky little bird wishing them a happy birthday.

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The speckles give the impression of beautiful blue sky without overwhelming the card with a ton of extra color. And the woodgrain vellum mat is a subtle nod to the tree branches.

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On the inside of the card, I stamped the smaller wren perched on one of the birthday messages from Sentiment Suite: Birthday. Isn't he cute?! I don't typically stamp on the inside of my cards, but I admit, I'm digging this tie-in from the front of the card. Perhaps I'll try to do this more often.

That's all I have to share with you today, but there is a list of very talented ladies ready to share even more projects with you. Make sure to stop by and see what they have up their sleeves:


Thank you again for joining me today! Have a great day and don't forget, the new products from The Greetery go on sale Friday morning (10am ET), so you don't have much longer to wait!

Supplies:
It's Your Birthday Card

116 comments:

Jennifer K said...

The branches look so realistic. I love that you colored the bird red - it’s the perfect pop of color.

Aunt Min said...

I like your wood grain vellum mat surrounding your saucy little orange birdie.

Grams716 said...

Pretty card and would make a glorious fall birthday card with those colors! Thanks for sharing.

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love little red birds. They make me happy! How smart to stamp one sitting on the sentiment on the inside of the card! Beautiful card, Lizzie!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, love your matting & color to frame the sweet image.

karen said...

Each and every one of the DT has made the most beautiful cards with these bird and branch sets. I'm really in awe.

judy said...

Lovely card and I love these sweet images!

Jess said...

Your card is so lovely and sweet I love your coloring

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

What a lovely card Lizzie! Cheers.

Dawn Y. said...

So pretty, Lizzie! It's amazing just how realistic the branches look! The little wren perched inside is the perfect touch! Your card makes my heart smile.💗

Suzanne Russell said...

I am so glad to see the branches stamped without being die cut. I think I've just gotten into a habit of die cutting pretty much anything that has a companion die. Die cut or not, these two new sets are just gorgeous.

Melissa Sibert said...

Pretty card! Those birds are just amazing.

Isabel Z said...

The attention to detail is amazing.

Natalie Winterstein said...

Love your color scheme, so pretty!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

I just love the birds! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pat A said...

Your red wrens are so cute!

Suzan Fohringer said...

Love the colors on your project...it's amazing how different everything looks with a simple color change.

Donna Gibson said...

I love the red colors for the wren!

Lori B said...

Love your little red birds.So nice to see you posting again, Lizzie!

Christine said...

Your card has a simple watercolored look that I just love! The softly speckled background and hint of woodgrain are beautiful touches!

Nancy G said...

Love your stamping on your beautiful cards!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful card; love the bird on the inside!

Ang said...

All i can say is WOW, these stamps are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks. Ang

Natasha said...

So pretty! Loving these colours you chose!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Lizzie! I’m SO glad you stamped all the layers because your card turned out perfect!! And it does look like a watercolor, worthy of framing! I love the nod you gave, the subtle wood grain is a great addition. Well, I could go on and on, I mainly wanted to say, I LOVE your card!! 😊

April Z said...

Beautiful card! I love that you used a non-traditional color for your birdie.

Cindy Otto said...

Beautiful card. Betsy has hit a homerun again!

christalmclean said...

Sweet, simple and full of gorgeousness! I love a stamped image on the inside of the card to continue the theme. Love it!

Marcia Hill said...

Another lovely, lovely card Lizzie!! How you're doing this with a renovation going on is beyond me, but your cards have been fabulous all week! And today's with those beautiful branches and your sweet little wren is no exception...LOVE it!! :0)

Debbie said...

Your card is gorgeous . I am so happy to see you creating again... love your works of art!

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful card, Lizzie! Love the colors you used. The birds and branches are really pretty.

Mary W said...

Well the card is so cute but I have to say the inside idea is wonderful. I need to try that so that my cards have a 'special' inside, also. Can't wait to see what else you come up with if you try it some more. I guess we just need more 'inside' sentiments. Gee I wonder who can make that happen? LOL

Sharron said...

Love your happy little red wren! Everything about these sets is so exciting and you have made me want them even more!

BarbaraB said...

This is a pretty card; cute little red bird! I like how you finished off the inside. Sweet.

Amy C. said...

I like the little surprise inside with the extra bird. Beautiful job!

buzzn2scrap said...

Love this card with the surprise on the inside ! Hope your renovations are going smoothly and not a lot of delays. Glad to see you creating again.

Colleen said...

Adorable, yes, I think you can color these any color and they would be as cute as can be!

Kailash said...

Such beauty, love the red bird!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the birds and the branches, and the birthday sent set is awesome!

Shawn M. said...

Great card! Love those birds and branches.

jane said...

What a pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Mc said...

That pop of color is perfect with your beautiful branches, Lizzie. Love all the other added details, including the stamping inside which I seldom do. Appreciate seeing the branches stamped directly vs. die cut, too.

Julia Aston said...

Love how you put a bird on the inside of your card with the verse!

Karen Day said...

So lovely! I love that speckled sky, and the warm tones on your little birds :o)

jan metcalf said...

It looks like you actually water colored the cover of your bird card!!

mel h said...

These branches are gorgeous, and the red was a great choice for the bird. I love all of the subtle details in this card.

Kristie Goulet said...

These birds are so perfect!!! Love your card!

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful! Love these birds!

Leslie said...

Love your card! I love the pop of red on that cute little bird!

Martha Herrera said...

Absolutely stunning cards. Loving this new release.
Thanks for sharing.

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Beautiful card. Sweet birds

TLady said...

I LOVE the Robin & Wren Set! LOVE how you used the little Wren INSIDE with your sentiment!!! ;) JUST BEAUTIFUL, Lizzie!!! ;)<3

Jan said...

Love the colors you used today.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Beautiful card - the whole card looks watercolored!

Mutzy Mia said...

Cute card. I love the way you added the little bird on the inside on top of the saying. That really finishes the card off nicely. Thanks for your inspiration today!

Cynthia C. said...

Lovely all around and I'm going to try speckles for a sky, too!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Very pretty. I like the red bird.

Anonymous said...

So pretty, Lizzie! Like how you carried the design to the inside of your card....perfect touch!
Sheila W

Kerry said...

Lovely card, really draws you into the scene.

Joyously Noelle said...

Love the green and the bird inside!

Anne B said...

Fabulous card, Lizzie. Love the way you finished the inside.

Art Conquers said...

Such a inspiring card.. they look beautiful.. thanks for sharing..

purrfectpapercreations said...

Awesome birthday card!

Chris L.

justmeonly said...

Beautiful card!

Lin said...

What a lovely combination of these 2 new sets, Lizzie! I can't wait to get mine and play!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your cards. Those birds look so real.

Kathleen said...

Oh, I love the inside of your card with the little bird perched on the sentiment. It is those little details that make your cards amazing!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards using awesome stamp sets. I love all the layers to your cards as well as the background details you included.

Allie said...

These branches are beautiful, Lizzie! Can't wait for this release!

Jennifer T. said...

I love the red/orange coloring for your bird. It's so pretty!

Sharon said...

Love this little red wren! Beautiful design, as always. I like to stamp the inside of my cards. I think it makes them more special than store-bought ones.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card, beautiful layout. The sentiments in the Birthday Sentiments set are wonderful.

Dana said...

So sweet!! I love the birds and the branches are growing on me!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous branches! I love how you have them coming from the corners!

Jayell said...

I love your card - the branches and the bird are both great sets.

Jean Marie said...

Beautiful cards. Love the birds.

Carmela said...

Very sweet card, Lizzie. Love the scene you created and your bird is adorable.

Pam said...

I loved how you stamped the branches and the birds look so real!

Heather said...

Love that little guy on the inside of the card - so cute!

Janet Goshorn said...

Love how you also decorated the inside of the card

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely. Especially liked the inside of the card with bird and sentiment.

Rose said...

Lovely card! Your little bird stands out beautifully on the gorgeous greenery. Love the soft blue splatters in the background.

blaze said...

Lizzie, I just love your bright little bird, and the companion on the inside of the card. SO, so sweet!!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful card! Love how you added the little guy on the inside!

Eileen M said...

Beautiful, and love the extra touch of the wood gain velum and splatters.

SusieQ62N said...

Love the birds! Watching a robin and a squirrel arguing over a bird feeder right now!

SavedbyGrace said...

Your coloring is beautiful :) Whoever receives your card will be thrilled!!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

So so pretty, Lizzie. Love the red wren!

Linda C said...

Love this card!

katrynka said...

I love these little birds!!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your bird is delightful in red (I won't show her to my bird expert hubby though)! Great job on your card!

Sue D said...

So sweet with the birds.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the placement of your branches and that sweet bird!

see mary stamp said...

Beautiful project. I love opening up a card and finding the sweet surprise of an image inside.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I like the look you achieved with these lovely products!

Kristen Snoozy said...

I can’t wait to try this set, your projects are so fun! Looks like there are several ways to use it, more simple or more in depth

CrafteA said...

I love this card

Karenladd said...

what a beautiful card, with that spot of red in your bird. The stamped image inside makes this even more special

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just amazing! Love the birds, your coloring, and all the birthday ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

DGolly said...

Lovely card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Katherine said...

Beautiful examples of such amazing stamp sets. Great color selections too!

Anita in France said...

That bright red bird pops so beautifully amid the blossom strewn branches, Lizzie ... love how you took him to the inside to dress up that lovely sentiment too! Anita :)

Anne Mitchell said...

Oh I love that you put a robin inside the card and it's perched above a greeting! What a wonderful idea

Karen C said...

Such a lovely card!

Carolyn Jensen said...

So much thought went into this card...love the woodgrain touch...beautiful!

Helen F. said...

Ohhh, Lizzie ~ your card is a Summertime delight! Love the Blooming branches and the beautiful bird. Your color scheme is perfect also!

Shelly said...

Your branches look so real!

Conniecrafter said...

So very sweet, love how it looks so real!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Such a pretty card! Love, love, love it!

Sarita said...

love your card!

Kristina said...

Stunning!!!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Lizzie! I’m just stopping by real quick to say CONGRATULATIONS for being a part of the 1st Greetery Inspiration team! I’ve loved your work for a long time and today is a happy day with the news! Yeah! 😊

Sue said...

Hi Lizzie,
So nice to see your creations again! I love the card you created with just a pop of color on the bird. Really cute.

Tracey McNeely said...

So beautiful Lizzie!

sharon g said...

Oh, the bird is just adorable. He looks spunky!