Tuesday, October 1, 2019

A Care-A-Van Of Holiday Cuteness from The Greetery

Good morning, friends! We're jumping right back in with Day 2 of The Greetery's holiday countdown (all of the new products will be available on Friday, October 4th at 10am on The Greetery's website)! This release has a little something for everyone, from elegant and sophisticated to charming and cheerful. Today's intros land somewhere toward the "joyful squeal" end of the spectrum.

When I first saw the Christmas Care-A-Van set, I couldn't stop thinking about how fun it would be to use on a slider card. So that's exactly what I did!

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I stuck with holiday colors on this card, but the sentiment would also be perfect for a birthday thank you, too, with a quick color swap. I used the bumper from the Happy Hippie Van die (that you'll see in just a minute) to create the slider. Pro tip: You have to cut a couple of times to make the bumper fit all the way across the card, but if you start cutting at the left, all of the seams are hidden under the van!

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I created the background with the Fir & Foliage 2 set and the new Frosty Flakes Stencil. And, surprise, surprise...the Drifting Die has made another appearance. I truly cannot stress how much I love this die. It's a wonderful grounding element for this time of year! And, you know, a little glitter embellishment on the wispy swirls never hurt anybody.

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The sentiment for today's card comes from the Sentiment Suite: Thank You stamp set that debuted last release. I love that you reveal the rest of the sentiment by simply pulling the tab and moving that adorable van across the card. Oh my word...it's a delight!

Next up, I have a couple of sweet mini vans to share. One is a gift box and the other doubles as a holiday ornament. How fun is that?!

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Now, I think it's important to mention that not only is Betsy a design genius, but she's also thoughtful as well. She understands that budgets only stretch so far, so she designed the Happy Hippie Vans with two different options for embellishment.

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One is an additional die that will cut the decorative panels on the sides of the van. The other is a more affordable stencil that gives you the option to blend on the panels instead. I did one of each today so you could see the difference.

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I die cut the main van shapes from white cardstock. The pink van uses the die cut decorative panels while the green van uses the stencils. All of the other elements (tires, windows, etc.) are part of the main die. I used silver adhesive paper and clear cardstock to create realistic chrome and glass details on both vans.

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These vans are a great size for small gift items or candies. Jewelry and lip balm would be perfect for a feminine option. Shock the heck out of your teenager by giving them keys to their "new enough" car. Or I'm sure cash rolled into a tube and tied with ribbon for gas money would be much appreciated. I wasn't able to get a gift card to fit with the back closed, but a paper gift certificate could be rolled or folded to fit. So many options!

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I used sentiments and images from Christmas Care-A-Van to decorate the sides of both vans. Then, I set an eyelet in the top of the green van and threaded ribbon through to make it an ornament. How cute would this be hanging from your tree?!

I hope you've seen something today that put you in a festive holiday mood. I sure am! I'll be back in a couple of days to share more from this release, but in the meantime there are some lovely ladies ready to wow you with their creations:

I'll see you back here on Thursday with a few more projects that I think you'll love! Until then!

Supplies:
Sending My Thanks Slider Card


Christmas Happy Hippie Vans

112 comments:

michelle in mi said...

Gonna have to make me some pink vans!

Jennifer K said...

Wow, Lizzie! These are incredible. Love the slider van.

Kristie Goulet said...

SO cute!!! I love that you made the van into an ornament! Super fun!

Isabel Z said...

SO clever to turn the van into an ornament.

Linda C said...

Love the slider card.

Nancy G said...

Great idea on the slider van and your ornament is amazing!

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh Lizzie! Could your sliding van card and ornaments be any CUTER?!! Totally head over heels in LOVE with both!! :0)

Cheryl B. said...

Absolutely love the slider card. Interactive cards are my jam!!!

Patsann said...

Oh my goodness Lizzie your projects are awesome and the slider van is just out of this world.

Diane said...

Very fun cards!

TracyL said...

So stinkin' cute!!!! I love the slider card!

Kelli S. said...

Super cute slider card, and I like how you showcased the different looks of the stencil vs die on the caravan.

sharon g said...

That VW camper van needs chains!!! We used to have one, and needed chains :) We had such great times in it--even driving it to our elopement--wedding and honeymoon...camping in Big Sur,CA. This is so darned cute!!

sharon g said...

Ha ha ha, a "moving van"...love it. This is such a cute idea. Great color choices.

jan metcalf said...

So many great ideas here, and to make it an ornament is fun!

Kathleen said...

I love how you made the Happy Hippie van an ornament - so clever!

Jess said...

Love the that you made it an ornament so sweet

Sandy Kay said...

Great ideas, so super cute!!

Polly said...

The colors are so authentic -- I can picture these in Northern CA-- Great ideas

Luanne said...

Yessssss! A slider card is a great idea, you are so clever girl! I love it!! Your 3D projects are awesome too. So fun!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

A slider card! How cute!!! And love the ornaments too.

kbhistory said...

Love your projects! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Deborah said...

These vans put a happy little skip in my heart!

Dawn Y. said...

Absolutely brilliant, Lizzie! Your card is delightful and oh-so creative. The little van ornaments would be so cute on a miniature tree. So much inspiration here, as always!💗

DGolly said...

Very cute card and ornament idea. Thanks for sharing.

Mary J said...

I love the vans! So many different ways to use the items in this release.

christalmclean said...

A slider card! Yes and yes! So cute each and every design! Just dreaming up color possibilities with this darling set!

Bev wilkinson said...

Love the slider idea! So many possibilities!

Julie W said...

Adorable slider card and ornament. So cute!

Cindy H. said...

What a great Thank You card! Love it and your little treat vans.

Leslie said...

Love the ornament idea. A gift and an ornament all in one. Thank you for sharing!

Martha Herrera said...

I love the idea how you turned the cute van into an ornament. That is such an awesome idea.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Char Cundy said...

So cute!!!!! I love it all!

Natasha said...

How fun is the slider idea! And the little van ornaments- what a great idea!

Lois Michael said...

Awesome idea on hanging it, may have to make some for grandsons and put $ in them for Christmas. Such a great idea! Love it!

Kathryn A said...

Wonderful van/ornament and card! Great inspiration!

Kris said...

Very clever, that slider card!

TLady said...

OH MY GOODNESS! LOVE the idea of these little vans being ornaments & gift holders! AND I LOVE your little slider card, Lizzie with the hidden message! JUST ADORABLE!!! ;)<3

Anne B said...

Betsy is a design genius! Love your projects today, Lizzie.

Nancy Thomas said...

The van is perfect for a slider card and your ornament/gift box is just adorable.

Susan from Colorado said...

Lizzie I love seeing what everyone has done with this darling little VW van! Yours is right up my alley! You could hang this on the tree after opening presents!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Betty Neville said...

Awesome projects! The slider card is so fun - looks like the van is sliding down the hill!

Betty G said...

I will have to get!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful slider card design. I love that van and also love the way you used the dies for the van to make little ornaments for the tree. That is so creative!

Lisa O’Reilly said...

Very nice, love the card.

Karen Day said...

Great projects today! Your van ornament is just the cutest, and the slider card idea is genius!

Sue McRae said...

So fun to create a slider card with the van...love it!

Lisa Petrella said...

Super projects, Lizzie!!! Love the slider card and your 3D hippie vans and all of the ideas of fun gifties you can put into them :)

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Super cute vans. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Rema DeLeeuw said...

So darn cute!

Susan Watanabe said...

Oh-O, looks like I need to buy the trees set and drifts die besides the van set to get the look you’ve created. I love it!!

Amy C. said...

Your projects are so adorable! I definitely need this new die set in my life!

Shirley A. said...

These vans get cuter every time I see them. Thanks for the super cute sneak.

Karthikha said...

Oh wow!! A perfect slider card with the van and adorable ornaments!! Lovvve your work! <3

Stephanie Clapper said...

I’m in love with your “moving van”! Your entire card is fantastic! Lizzie, I also spent hours on E.H. looking at all the ink colors. Inspired by you! You had me chuckling at your humor on today’s blog, I think you must have had some real fun with todays post!

Jayell said...

Love these projects. The slider card is fabulous and the little vans are adorable.

Mrsfish02 said...

So fun... Love your stuff so much. This release from the Greetery is fantastic. My list is growing with everyday. Nicely done Lizzie!

Holly said...

I just love that little bus!

SavedbyGrace said...

What a clever idea. love it!!! I thought they would make adorable ornaments and I was right!!! So cute, great job!!!

Vickie R. said...

I love your van ornament! Thanks for the tip on adding an eyelet to hold the ribbon. Everything is super cute!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the little scene you made on your card and darling ornaments!

Karen M said...

The sliding van is really a cute idea. And so are the ornament vans!

Unknown said...

Love the colors!

JG Designs said...

Such cute projects

Betty said...

Love your cute van ornaments! The card is fun too!

Ddmac58 said...

What a cute idea for an ornament, clever! I love the slider card, the colors are lovely and what a fun idea.

Natalie Winterstein said...

This van is just so dang cute! Love the idea of turning it into an ornament!

Cindy said...

Love your adorable projects!

Silke Ledlow said...

Lizzy, the card and the van ornament are adorable!

Leslie said...

Oh Lizzie, your slider card is awesome! What a great idea! Love it!

Lin said...

I love your idea to make ornaments! My Grands would adore these!

Cindy C said...

Sheer perfection Lizzie!!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful way to give sweet treats!
Carol b

Cynthia said...

I had not thought of this van as an ornament but it's cute idea!

Joyce said...

Really fabulous makes today.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

So cute, Lizzie! Love it!

Jan P. said...

Love the presents on the van’s roof!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that you created an ornament from the van, and your slider card is so fun!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Darling Lizzie

see mary stamp said...

Your slider card is wonderful. Perfect use for that Care-a-Van!

carriep said...

Slider van is great! perfect

C Baz said...

I love that Drifting die, it's so elegant, and I'm wondering if it can be used for stitching?? I guess I'll have to buy it and find out.

Nancy Nicholson said...

Love all the details on your slider card. Such a cute use of the Care-A-Van set!

Helen F. said...

Such a beautiful Christmas scene created on your fabulous card, Lizzie! Luv the fun van ornaments too.

Eileen M said...

So adorable!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous slider card, and I love your gift box and ornament! Such a fun release!

Christine said...

Gasp! You made an ornament from the van....just one more reason to save my pennies to purchase this set!!

BarbaraB said...

An ornament! How cute!

TeresaC said...

Adorable projects, Lizzie!!

Anita in France said...

Oh wow, Lizze ... that slider is adorable enough ... the little Care A Van treat boxes are just the icing on the cake! Fantastic idea to make one into an ornament ... so fun! Anita :)

Karen said...

Love those packages piled up on top of the adorable van!

Birgit said...

Cute, cute projects! What a fun surprise on the slider van!

Joy Meadows said...

Love these projects! The ornament van is adorable.

Emma S. said...

Yes! I was just thinking of personalized ornaments for the tree! This is so perfect!

April Z said...

Super creations today! What a great idea to make a slider card with the van!! I also love how you made one of the vans into a Christmas ornament. That would be a really fun gift to give.

Cynthia Cole said...

Loving your fun projects!

Judy Stiles said...

Oh my! Love your interactive card!

Allie said...

What a cute idea, Lizzie! Great projects with this set!

Mutzy Mia said...

How cute to make a slider card! Thanks for all your inspiration!

MelissaF said...

Super cute 3D "Gift Vans" and LOVE your pretty kraft card with the sentiment slider element!

Stebbins Family said...

You little vans are sweet! And gee wilikers your sliding card is so neat!! Great idea!

Anonymous said...

I love the colours you have used and I love the interactive card in particular.

Jackie C

Peggy said...

Love your creations.
God bless,
Peggy

Kathy Mc said...

Lizzie, your slider cart is so clever plus a cute wintry scene. Those colorful vans are so much fun and pretty versatile. That Betsy really is a genius!

Sue D said...

Cute scene on the card and I like the van box and ornament you made.

Katherine R said...

An interactive card? Yes please! Cute idea : )

Shannon Baker said...

A fun addition being able to make the van move!

Shannon Baker said...

Interactive fun!

Waving My Wand said...

Making those vans into ornaments, what a great idea! Your projects are adorbs! Terri Burson

Angela Walters said...

I thought your card was cute as soon as I saw it. Then when I saw that it was interactive, I loved it even more! I had also thought the Hippie Van would be cute with ribbon coming out of the top for an ornament. I'm so glad you also had that idea. It is adorable!

katrynka said...

The slider idea is great! And your gift box Vans are fantastic!

blaze said...

Your slider van card is just too darn cute! What a clever gal!