Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Greetery - A Top Down Kind Of Day

Good morning, Friends! Welcome to Day 1 of the April release introductions from The Greetery (new products, unless otherwise noted, will be available on March 27th at 10am ET)! Today the team is showcasing some super fun and whimsical products that are perfect for welcoming Spring and warmer temperatures. Let's jump right in!

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First up, I have a birthday card made with the Top Down Day stamp set. This charming set features a sporty convertible and a wonderful selection of greetings that cover everything from birthday to hello and beyond!

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I began by creating a little scene for my car. I used the Pathway stencil to create a little cobblestone road and added clouds by creating a stencil using the new Silver Lining die (this die will be a little delayed, but should be available in early April).

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I stamped and die cut my convertible and added the driver and balloons to give my card some birthday style. Then, I stamped my sentiment and matted my scene with a Postal Frames die cut.

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Next, I used the new Painterly Stripes background to create the plaid pattern on a white card base. I wanted to soften the pattern a touch and add some color to the card base, so I lightly blended ink over top of the pattern in the same color. Then, I just mounted my scene to the center of the card base. Cute!

My second card has a little bit of an interactive element involved. It was super easy to create a slider using the bumper of the Happy Hippie Van die to make a channel.

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I began by die cutting the clouds (again, the Silver Lining die will be delayed until April, but it's totally worth the wait) and cutting the slider channel in the top layer. I sponged a sunny glow on the back cloud layer to look like the sun peeking from between the clouds before assembling the scene. Then, I applied a thin line of glitter to the edge of the clouds to give them a sparkly "silver lining" look.

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I adhered all of the layers to an aqua card base that I had stamped with the same Painterly Stripes background. I love that you can get different looks with this background just by rotating it or stamping only once!

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This time, I created a sunny yellow convertible filled with flowers. Betsy's handy stamping guide makes it a snap to put together the bouquet! I also stamped and die cut the sentiment and attached it in the center of the sunny glow to reinforce the theme. Isn't it just adorable?!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Unfortunately, this is my last post for a bit so I'll miss seeing you for the rest of this release. Hopefully, I can pop back in with some inspiration before baby arrives, but I'm afraid things are a bit uncertain right now. What is for certain though is that these wonderful ladies are sure to give you plenty of beautiful projects to enjoy, so make sure to visit with them today and over the next few days:

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

I hope you find something you love coming from The Greetery this month! I have no doubt that you will!

Supplies:
Cruisin' By Birthday Card


Sunny Side Card

116 comments:

Andreea Raghina said...

Oh my goodness 😍😍😍 such fun projects with this versatile set, love it!

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created. Hope you, baby, and hubby (and kitties, of course) are doing well. Blessings to you.

Lori B said...

A slider car-love this! Sending love to you & your growing family! Take care-

Sandy C said...

Such cute cards. Love the interactive one!

tycodmom said...

I am anxiously awaiting a top down day. Sweet card. I hope your coming bundle of joy radiates sunshine through out the years. Best wishes on a speedy delivery.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great addition of both the movement and the path.

Marcia Hill said...

Two absolutely ADORABLE cards Lizzie...that car is just too stinkin CUTE!! Take care and best wishes with that new bundle of joy that will be arriving soon!! :0)

cindy C said...

Super cute cards! Best wishes for a safe delivery & a healthy baby!

Miriam Prantner said...

Absolutely love these! Love the little path you added to the first one and how you made the second interactive, so fun!

Barb Kirkwood said...

Thanks Lizzie for making these darling cards and lifting all our spirits.

Karen said...

What fun cards! Love the interactive one!

Stephanie Clapper said...

You definitely brought sunshine and cheer into my day! I wish you every happiness and good health as you welcome your new baby. I’ll miss you!

see mary stamp said...

You and your soon-to-be expanding family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you all the very best! Thanks for sharing these beautiful projects with us. Be well!

RuthCM said...

Who couldn't use a little bit of fresh air? Love this set and love your card designs!

michelle in mi said...

Clever - the traveling moving Bug!

Dot J Freel said...

I love how you made one a slider card! Beautiful cards. Love the sentiments!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Your cards are adorable, Lizzie! Love that slider card.

BarbaraB said...

Love your cards. Clever to use the stencil for a road! Love it when someone incorporates items from previous releases. The interactive card is super cute; also a clever idea!

TLady said...

SOOO CREATIVE, Lizzie!!!! I was thinking, JUST as I was clicking on your blog, that the little car would make a nice interactive card & YOU'VE DONE IT!!! AND I also LOVE that you used the stencil path for this little car!!! SOOO CUTE & CREATIVE!!! This little car, just gives the feeling of having SOMEWHERE TO GO in all this craziness! A SUPER JOB, Lizzie!!! You've left me SMILING!!! ;)<3

Anonymous said...

Such fun cards! Can’t wait to get these sets.

Michelle Sambajon said...

Such fun cards! I can’t wait to get these sets.

Mary Jo Stew said...

Cute cards. I like the colors that you used.

Mary Holshouser said...

Hitting the open road is a good
theme at this time of being
home-bound. Gives us the
feeling of freedom. the
cards are darling. thanks
for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Wanda Cullen said...

Your cards are both adorable and I'm totally loving this new stamp set!!

Anonymous said...

Fun and Joyful cards for today!
Carol b

cengler@wbhsi.net said...

Looks like this is going to be a "must have" set. Your cards are cute and inspiring! Thank You for sharing.

DGolly said...

Great stamp set and terrific cards. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Petrella said...

Your cards are so super fun and happy, Lizzie!!! Love how these new goodies can be used for so many different occasions!

Karen Day said...

I think you win the "Most Innovative Card" award today - such a cute idea to make a slider! Great projects.

Kailash said...

Such adorable cards, love your creativity!

Leslie said...

Love the slider element with this set! What a great idea!

Debs said...

What a super idea...slider card! You have made me happy...love the cheery colors and designs.

Rachael B said...

Soo cute! You’re one of my favorite card makers! I always LOVE your projects!!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

A moving car!!!! A cute slider card

Kathy Mc said...

Oh my goodness, Lizzie, your stenciled cobblestone path is perfect for your scene. Aren’t you a genius creating your slider car? Love both cards! Praying for you, Lizzie!

Karen M said...

That cobblestone path is perfect for the cute car! What a wonderful set to use for such variety.

Kelly said...

With the cobblestone road? I'm in love! These are the sweetest!

Mrsfish02 said...

Such fun! Love this car and it is really sweet traveling along that cobblestone path. Can't wait for tomorrow...

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love that cobblestone road ! Beautiful cards!

Lucy Williams said...

Super fun and fresh!

Lin said...

Such carefree scenes today - it's good to know that we have these to look forward to when this emergency passes thank you!

Joanna said...

Fun cards! The car is perfect for the slider.

jan metcalf said...

Congrats on baby! Love your use of the cobblestone! Wonderful cards!

Anne B said...

Just adorable - I particularly like your interactive card. Looks like a fabulous set!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Love your cute cards! The shading and coloring on these cars looks amazing! They eellike summer is already here!
Warm Hugs,
Michele K. Henderson
crimsonowl@comcast.net

Patt H. said...

Absolutely adorable cards, Lizzie! I'm in love with this cute convertible & the sayings in this set are perfect. I can see I need the cloud dies too!

Sue McRae said...

How fun is your cute slider card! Love it!

Jan Elmore said...

Oh Lizzy, it's an amazing product release. I love everything I've seen!

Melissa Leftrick said...

These are so fun!! Love this release!

MoTurner said...

Two great card examples showcasing great products. I am looking forward to placing my order!

Connie said...

Love your creations, Lizzie! Nice touch with the pathway stencil. I hadn't seen that product before.
Thanks for your inspiration.

Cyndi said...

Love these fun cards. The convertible is adorable and the sentiments are perfect!

LIZARD said...

That was neat how you made the pathway stencil like a cobblestone driveway! I like that touch and I really like this VW Bug! So darn cute and so much fun! Enjoying the release preview a lot!!!!

Helen F. said...

Love the versatility of this sweet set! Your Birthday card with the Roadway stencil is just to adorable, Lizzie. Great design idea :-)

Mrs. Flow3rs said...

Love the pebbled road.

Lisa Schenck (lisacardmaker@yahoo.com said...

Love your cards! That little yellow car just makes me smile so much!!!

Pauline said...

Wonderful cards Lizzie! I really like the cobblestone driveway you added to your first card, it completes your scene, and love the slider card - your a genius!

SavedbyGrace said...

Now aren't you clever!! Adorable ideas, love them all, very inspiring :)

Cindy H. said...

Your cards are so beautiful and fun, Lizzie! I'll miss you and your beautiful cards but I hope all goes well for you, Sean and your baby.

Pauline T. said...

A slider card! This is brilliant! Love the stenciled road too.

Allie said...

That sweet little stone pathway looks awesome, Lizzie! Beautiful idea!

Pam said...

Loved the scenes you created. Thanks for the inspiration!

Larissa Heskett said...

SWOON!! I LOVE this NEW Set and the AMAZING Inspiration!! I LOVE them both, especially the Slider one!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Hannah Mize said...

So very cute!

Susan Beauchaine said...

Fun cards Lizzie! A breath of fresh air!!!

Mutzy Mia said...

Darling cards! Your slider card is so fun. This set will be so much fun to have and use in so many ways! Congrats on the little one on the way...so exciting!

Diana Banash said...

Lovely creations! I especially love the special touch using the Pathway stencil gives your first card!

Jess said...

So lovely your cards are amazing...

TamiBabs said...

That slider card is fabulous!

Judy Stiles said...

Adorable cards! Love this new stamp set!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE the one with the clouds! This stamp set is soooo much fun!

Kris said...

Sweet little cards....

Kate said...

Such a fun interactive card and I liked how you used stencils to create the path for the car.

Kate said...

Also, non-card related, I got married in Granville last December (2018) at the Inn. It was wonderful and felt like being in a Hallmark movie. You have a beautiful town. So nice to come across a fellow Ohioian during this hop. Following your Instagram now for more inspiration.

blaze said...

Hey, Lizzie! Your cards are sweet and charming! I want to wish you SO many good wishes as you prepare for your little one! I'm praying that your birth experience will be smooth and easy, and that your sweet little baby will be the joy of your life.

Sharon said...

Love the cobblestone road--so clever! And the slider card! Both are wonderful!

nkm said...

Lovin that yellow convertible...SOLD!!

nkm said...

Lovin that yellow convertible...SOLD!!

nkm said...

Lovin that yellow convertible...SOLD!!

Emma S. said...

Will miss your posts! Great cards and good luck with baby!!

Heather said...

That slider was a great idea for the car!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable cards with this fun set! Love the slider card idea!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love the interactive card!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Such fun and happy cards Lizzie! Well done you! Cheers.

Annette Snyder said...

Fun cards! Love the car!

Mary-Anne V said...

Excited to see an interactive card on this hop. I really like this image and it's a great stamp set.

Jewel said...

Love this cute VW Bug and love the Greetery’s style!

Luanne said...

Such adorable cars Lizzie! Love the pathway stencil and the slider card ideas! So very creative and I love them both!

ScrappyTeacher said...

A great interactive card.

Mirella said...

Wonderful, and love the interactive element, too!

Jayell said...

Both cards are so cute. I love how you made an interactive one too - so clever.

Marsha S said...

Fantastic cards! Great idea with the interactive card!

Nandini said...

These cards are so cute! I love the new release. It is really amazing.

ESUE said...

Love the interactive card. Your pathway is adorable on the card.

Stebbins Family said...

Super sweet cards! The sliding card is so creative - how fun!

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

Love the birthday card as you anticipate a Birth day!! May it go smoothly and well in these uncertain days! I hope you find time to craft again, when the wee one sleeps - although sleep is going to be the major priority for EVERYone in your household for a while!!

Eve N said...

Such cute cards! Love all the detail you put into your scenes, especially the the channel that allows the car to move.

paperplay said...

Adorable cards and so creative with the interactive card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Cheryl I said...

Such wonderful inspiration Lizzy! Your cards are lovely and I like the interaction aspect you created. I need the versatility. Congratulations on the soon arrive of your precious wee one!

Macimbalo said...

Really cute cards! Love the colors you used, just so happy!

Sharon H. said...

This card as a slider is genius! So cute and clever!

katrynka said...

I love the slider!! Hope all is well with you and baby!!

Cheryl said...

Super cute!

Gail Spresser said...

Love these cards and the pathway on the one card. Thank you for sharing.

Carolyn J said...

Nice use of the pathway stencil. Loved your cards!

Dawn Y. said...

Such colorful, happy cards, Lizzie! I can tell that you had fun creating them! 💗

Lori Oglesby said...

I love the bright colored car. So springy!!!

Sue D said...

Cute cards. I like the road on the first one and the interactive feature on the second.

Colleen said...

So cute that you made the car interactive, wonderful idea

JMN said...

Colourful and fun cards, loving this release.

Jewel said...

Too CUTE!

michellaneous said...

OMG, these are so cute. Thanks for the interactive slider idea. Good luck with the delivery of your little one!

Amy C. said...

Your cards are darling! I especially love the interactive element.

Janelle said...

This little topless card is adorable and your cards are just darling. Very inspiring!

3 Happy Crafters said...

Great job showcasing the beauty of Betsy’s products!

Anne Lee said...

Slider cards are one of my faves! I love the yellow that you chose for the car