Thursday, August 22, 2019

Grab A Cup Of Joe With The Greetery

Good morning, friends! I'm back today with even more Autumn goodness coming your way from The Greetery this month (the new release will go live on their website tomorrow, August 23rd, at 10 am ET).

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Today is all about enjoying a warm cuppa and snuggling in a cozy sweater. Two of my very favorite things!

My first card today features the latest Katie's Cuties set. This one is called Getting Cozy and it includes a trio of sweet characters that are sure to steal your heart. I paired the set with a new favorite, the new Knit Wits stencil (you may have noticed a sneak peek of this stencil on my card the other day).

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I started by stamping the knitting critters (say that five times fast) and colored them with a mix of Copics and Prismacolor Pencils. I laid down base color with the markers and then shaded with the pencils. It gives a little bit of a picture book vibe that I really love!

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I blended a warm background onto a white card base and layered it with a dark green panel that I stenciled with that great knit pattern. There is a second stencil that fills in all of those open spaces, but I wanted to keep the background a little simpler this time around so I just opted to use one.

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I heat embossed the sentiment and added "varsity sweater" style stripes to the top of the card. I attached the critters to the card with foam tape and called it good. I'm really loving that pop of orange from the stripes!

Next up, I have a card featuring the Cozy Cup collection. The layering options in this set give it such incredible depth and detail that I can barely stand it. I'm more of a tea girl myself, but you better believe I am going to use the heck out of this set all winter long!

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I wanted it to look like my coffee cups were resting on an actual table, so I whipped out some real wood paper for my background. It actually is a natural birch color, so I embossed my sentiment and then blended dark brown ink over the whole panel to "stain" it my desired color.

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I used ink blending to add color to the knit coasters and adhered them to the card front, trimming off any overhang. I thought it would be super fun to have the two cups together, already enjoying each other's company.

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For my mugs, I went with burnt oranges in keeping with the Autumn theme, but these mugs look gorgeous in any color you can imagine. The little pop of bluey-green foliage is a nice complement to those bold, warm colors. Honestly, the shading in this set makes it effortless to create a project with such dimension. It's going in heavy rotation around here for sure!

Thank you so much for joining me for the last few days! It has been so much fun to share in your enthusiasm for these new products. They truly do not disappoint!

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Make sure to pop in on the other ladies creating with these fabulous products today and I'll see you again soon! And, pssst...don't forget to leave each of them a comment for your chance to win a gift certificate to The Greetery!

Kay Miller
Laurie Willison
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Keeway Tsao
Angelica Conrad
Wanda Guess
Norine Borys

Supplies:
Autumn Is Here Card

Let's Get Together Card

103 comments:

Linda C said...

Nice cards,, Lizzie.

Shirley A. said...

Looks like you saved the best for last. I love these stamp sets and stencils. They are just my style.

Polly said...

Love these cards, Lizzie. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Lori Beseke said...

Love your cards! Using the wood for the background was a great idea-super cute.

Diane said...

Love the colors you chose for you autumn cups!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

I just love the cute little knit wits and the coaster is a nice addition. Cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration

Birgit said...

Great cards today Lizzie! I love the vibrant fall colors on your coffee cup card.

pat phillips said...

Lovely cards Lizzie! The coffee card with the coasters look so real - like that! And of course the other is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

Kris said...

Your fall color combo really pops this morning...nicely done!

Melissa Sibert said...

Very pretty cards, Lizzie.

Tanja said...

beautiful cards in lovely autumn colours.

Jayell said...

Love the Autumn colours on these cards. The coffee looks so realistic!

jan metcalf said...

Loving that knit stencil and beautiful fall cup of coffee!

Natasha said...

Such pretty cards! Really love that beautiful table scene your created!

DGolly said...

Fun cards. Thanks for sharing

Suzanne Russell said...

I'm loving the cozy coffee theme in this release! Your real wood background is perfect!

Sandy Kay said...

Such pretty cards!!

Nancy Thomas said...

I really like the rustic look of both cards using these fun new products. Well done!

Karen Day said...

Such fabulous fall cards! Love seeing the Copics - great projects this week!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous colors and designs, love them.

Sandy C said...

Loved the colors you chose today and also the paper that looks like a wooden table that the cup is sitting on. Good Idea!

Mary W said...

Your marker/pencil coloring really makes a difference to these images. Love your color combo and that great wood background that you stained to complement the colors you chose. Little touches make such a great difference and you did it masterfully. I'm thinking this set could double as both tea or soup also. So versatile.

Debbie said...

I love your cards, Lizzie! Great choice of colors and placement!

Cindy Beach said...

Loving this release and your beautiful samples! Thank you!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful cards - I LOVE your real wood "table"!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

fun cards!

Katherine R said...

The choice of that wood paper with the 2nd card was genius- it looks fabulous!

Cindy H. said...

Great cards! I like the wood bg./table with those beautiful coffee cups!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love this, Lizzie! Especially the wooden table.

Char Cundy said...

These cards are so beautiful, colors wood table

TLady said...

Lizzie, your cards just make me SMILE! LOVE the wood grain card stock you used with the coffee set & the colors are SO 70's! Your Katies's Critters are ADORABLE!!! I LOVE the theme of Cozy too! It works for me!!! A SUPER JOB, Lizzie!!!!! ;)<3

Poppyseed Vintage said...

Oh so cute Lizzie!! ~Francie M

Linda Sodano said...

Love your cards today! Great new products!

Debbie Petersen said...

Love the Katie's Cuties card! Just Adorable!

michelle in mi said...

Like the wood effect you created!

sharon g said...

great colors on your coffee card. Don't you love the coasters!!!

Angela Walters said...

Both of your cards are perfect for fall! I also love how you embossed the sentiment on your coffee card!

Cyndi said...

I love these cards, especially the fun Katie's Cuties: Gettin' Cozy card (my favorite from this fantastic release day.

Anonymous said...

The knitting related products are just up my alley. Perfect!
Carol b

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

LOVE the texture of the new stencils and the new critters are darling. Love the moose. LOVE the coffee set in a rainbow of colors. Love the depth, colors, texture, and design of your card. Just marvelous cards!

Julia Aston said...

Love that bright yellow on your coffee coaster - two lovely cards!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Great autumn inspiration today, Lizzie! Those knitting critters are adorable.

Holly said...

I have enjoyed seeing all your projects this week! Thanks for sharing!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards, LOVE these bright autumn colors, adorable critters and cozy coffee with coasters.

Debbie Br said...

Wow! So bright and colorful Lizzie! Beautiful cards.

Rachael B said...

Love your cards! I’m so excited that you’re on the inspiration team! I’ve missed your designs since you left that “other” company. 😀

Sharron said...

Though I love all the new products, today is my favorite. Love the coziness and darling critters. Love your designs--wonderful fall colors and that cool wood paper. All are so fabulous! I noticed you also use Cougar white paper. I had not heard of it and wonder how you feel about it.

Amanda Wilcox said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! I am swooning at your color choices! They're gorgeous and the cards came together perfectly!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Lizzie! You’re truly an original artist! I’m always left with a big smile because of the touches you add to your projects, bringing your ideas to life. From the stenciling & coloring to your stained birch with “tea” or coffee for 2, I’m always in love with your projects. Thank you for a wonderful week of Lizzie goodness! 😊❤️

Joy Meadows said...

Lovely cards! This release is just amazing!

Janelle said...

Darling cards, but I REALLY LOVE the coffee table idea. Great colors!

Bonnie said...

I love the Cozy Cups against that woodgrain!

mel h said...

Gorgeous cards that just scream ready for fall. Lovely showcasing of the new products.

Luanne said...

I love the cute critters, but can’t wait to use those sweet coffee cups! Makes me want a latte right now! 💗

Cindy said...

Love your adorable cards!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your take on these new products! Wonderful cards!

Dawn Y. said...

Amazing cards, Lizzie! I love all of your extra-special touches. Staining the wood paper for the table was a great choice! Another tea girl here... but the cozy goodness of this set is calling my name. So wonderful to see your cards this week, Lizzie! 💗

Mona Sen said...

Your coffee cup card is so perfect!

blaze said...

Always love seeing your take on new products. It seems that you always add just the right unique touches that make me stare at your designs until I drink it all in! You never disappoint, Lizzie!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I am loving the ways you used these new products.

Mrsfish02 said...

Nicely done. This release is so awesome and the design team has made us want everything in it. Thanks for your inspiration this week.

Kathryn A said...

Awesome cards! Love the “wood” table underneath those great lattes!

Marsha S said...

Great cards!! What a fabulous release!!

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Karen said...

Great cards! Looking forward to getting some of these wonderful products tomorrow!

RuthCM said...

Beautiful colors and designs. I'm really excited about this release. I'm clearing off my workspace in anticipation. The Greetery's shipping is so fast we will all be making cards by this time next week.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

These projects are amazing! I love this release!

Kathy Mc said...

Oh, Lizzie, I'm in BIG trouble because I want everything in this release and some older products, too. You gals are SO inspiring! Your woodgrain table with coffee for two is perfect. Also love the cute colored critter with the Knit Wit background. Both cards are bright and bold and look awesome.

SavedbyGrace said...

Beautiful way to showcase Betsy's wonderful designs. Makes you feel warm and cozy for sure!!!

JG Designs said...

Cute cards

Karen M said...

Love the woodgrain table with the coffee cups. A fun fall set!

Amy C. said...

Fun fall cards! I love the new releases!

Joyce said...

I haven't been by here in so long. Just love seeing what you are up to with Betsy's gorgeous new stamps. Hope you are well.

Pauline said...

Wonderful cards Lizzie! Great fall colours and design!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Such FUN fall colors! I love the knit background and your critters!

~amy~ said...

Absolutely PERFECT! Love them both so much!

Allie said...

Cute cards, Lizzie! I'm loving all these fall colours with this beautiful release!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome projects. Love the color combinations.

jkstiles77 said...

Awesome cards ... such a great release this month!

Pam said...

Love the fall colors you used. So cozy. A great release! Can't wait to get my stamps.

Lin said...

Your cards make me smile, Lizzie - thank you for the inspiration!

Conniecrafter said...

I am loving the little characters, so adorable and great paired with the knit stencil!

see mary stamp said...

Love the vibrant autumn color palette.

D.Ann C said...

I especially love how you did tgat knitted background!!

Eileen M said...

So cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cindy C said...

such pretty fall colors!

Sue D said...

Cute critters and knit background and love the table top for your coffee cups.

Cheryl I said...

I always love your cards so much, Lizzy!

Mary B said...

Lizzy, that coffee card is just gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards with these new sets! Love the coffee set and the coaster dies! The knit stencil designs are fabulous!

Betty Neville said...

Love these! Both beautifully designed!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the wood paper you used for the 'table' and the gorgeous fall colors in these cards!

Sheila W said...

Love the fall look in your cards Lizzie! Wonderful!

Helen F. said...

Oh Lizzie, both of your cards are just so warm and cozy for the Autumn season. Great colors and fun designs!

Mutzy Mia said...

This release has had the most amazing sets and today is no exception. Both your cards are so fun. Thanks for the inspiration.

Colleen said...

All of your cards from this whole release has just been so inspiring. WOW, Betsy is one talented lady and your use of the stamps and putting them together for a card is outstanding! Thank you for the inspiration!

katrynka said...

Two fantastic cards!! It's so good to see you creating regularly again!!

nancy dempsey said...

Love your cards and this release. Can't wait to try some of these fun new products!

Nancy Nicholson said...

Love your cards!

Heather said...

So warm and cozy; love those coffee cups and the colors you chose!

Katherine said...

Warm, cozy and reminds you Fall is right around the corner.

Marybeth said...

Beautiful and bright! Love the fall -ish colors on both!

Macimbalo said...

Gorgeous cards! Love how you showcased the new products! Amazing!