Thursday, November 21, 2019

We're Pining For New Botanicuts, Winter Sketches, and More From The Greetery

Good morning, friends! Today is the second introduction day for the new products coming your way from The Greetery. Day 2 is just as exciting as Day 1, so hold on to your hats!

If you were a fan of the previously released seasonal Sketches sets, the Winter Sketches set is sure to be a joy! These pine boughs are totally gorgeous and they make for quite a striking focal point.

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I began by die cutting a Nordic Frames shape and trimming it at an angle to create a decorative panel. I stamped the sentiment from last month's Tree Trimmings stamp set. Then, I backed the panel with red cardstock to add a little contrast behind the die cut openings.

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Next, I sponged a white card base with Slumber ink to give a little atmosphere and attached the decorative sentiment panel with foam tape. Then, I tucked three of the Winter Sketches branches below the sentiment panel, giving a nice, full appearance.

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A few clear sequins were the perfect embellishment for adding a little shimmer and texture without introducing another color. The result is a frosty holiday card pulled right from nature.

Next up, I have a card made pairing the new Budding Beauties stamp set with the new Fit To Be Tied die.

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I wanted to use the mistletoe image to create a "kissing ball" on my card. Since the mistletoe berries are white in real life, I decided to stamp on Kraft cardstock. But quite honestly, these images would look lovely with a little creative license applied so go forth and create pink, red, yellow, whatever-color-your-heart-desires berries instead.

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I sponged and sprinkled a bit of white ink onto a Nordic Frames shape and then heat embossed my sentiment before stamping one of the mistletoe images. I stamped and die cut two additional mistletoe sprigs and attached them to the panel before adhering that whole piece to a Kraft card base with foam tape.

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No kissing ball is complete without a bright red bow, so I used the new Fit To Be Tied die to finish things off in festive fashion. I layered two of the solid bows with foam tape and topped things off with a glittered bow detail. I couldn't be more tickled! Maybe I'll just hang this card in a doorway instead of getting the real thing!

Last up, I have a winter card pairing that same Fit To Be Tied bow with the Botanicuts Pine Bough. I wanted to use the same bow to show how it can be used through the seasons for more than just holiday projects.

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I began by die cutting the Botanicuts pieces and sponging them with Spruce and Gathered Twigs inks for a bit of depth. I used the Copic Opaque White Pigment on the pinecone pieces to give them a slightly snowy appearance and assembled the pinecone.

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I stamped the sentiment from Pine Blossom onto a Nordic Frames shape and attached it to a Kraft card base that I had stenciled with the Knit Wits pattern. Then, I attached the pine boughs and pinecone.

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Next, I die cut the bow. This time, I just used one solid bow along with the detail die. And instead of glitter, I used sponging to give the detail die contrast. Those simple changes take the bow from an over-the-top-sparkling-holiday embellishment to everyday adornment. Don't you love a die that can do double duty?!

Well, that's it for my projects for the mini release from The Greetery. Thank you so much for joining me! Make sure to pop in on these lovely ladies to see more of what this month's release has to offer:

Now, a few quick thoughts about the Pinkfresh inks. In short, I really like them. They stamped crisply and cleanly, gave great coverage, and the inks in each color family work really well together. Not all of the inks cleaned off of my stamps easily, but that's something I expect from most inks these days regardless of brand (especially the reds and pinks). Using a stamp cleaner solution (like Ultra Clean) helps minimize staining. One thing I wasn't hugely fond of is the ease of use of the cubes, but that's not specific to the Pinkfresh inks. Some lids were really tight and I had a hard time getting a handful of them open. Inevitably, I lost my grip on a couple of them and they went flying. Luckily, no projects were harmed. Again, this is not a Pinkfresh issue. I'm sure there are some colors that I will gravitate to more often and I will probably order those colors in full pad sizes at some point. I would have no hesitation suggesting trying out these inks if you have a gap in your collection that you haven't been able to fill. It may seem crazy considering they just released 48 colors, but I, for one, would really love to see a family of more yellow-y greens. These inks are going to make layering stamps even easier and more fun to use.

Thanks again for joining me for The Greetery's mini release. All of the new products will be available on The Greetery's website at 10am ET tomorrow, November 22nd. I'll be back tomorrow with a Festive Friday post, so I hope to see you again soon! Take care!

Supplies:
Merry Christmas Card


Light & Love Card


Just A Note Card

97 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie! The botanicuts are just so gorgeous and I must have the newest Budding Beauties! Thanks for the review on the PinkFresh inks.

rpm1367 said...

Nice cards! I really like the craft!!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

That is so clever to use the frame to make a pocket for the greenery to come out of!

Melissa Sibert said...

Great cards, Lizzie.

tycodmom said...

Another amazing day of cards. I love your use of the Nordic die. Very clever. It's too hard to pick a favorite because each card was beautiful.

Cynthia said...

Taking notes on how you have used the bows from the Fit To Be Tied set!

Kelli S. said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the kraft one with the blue bow!

Lori B said...

Love how you used the Nordic Frame die on a slant for a panel. Also that glittery red bow-wow!

Debbie said...

Beautiful, Lizzie. I can't get enough of those adorable bows!

Lori P. said...

Glad to see some ideas in blue!

Jan Elmore said...

Oh Lizzie, you and the rest of the design team have really outdone yourselves this time. What an awesome release and showcase. Those bows are amazing!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards, love the new Budding Beauties and the Pine Bough Botanicuts too! Thanks for your honest thoughts on the Pink Fresh mini cubes, I have trouble with some mini ink pad lids too, causing some to dry out without a tight fit.

Donna said...

Love all your cards, but particularly the mistletoe & lovely bows! Appreciate seeing how they can be changed up!

DGolly said...

Oh so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Kay said...

I can't even express how excited I am that you're showcasing Betsy's products! Your cards are gorgeous, as always!

Betty Bourassa said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Pam said...

I love your paneled card. It just gives such a nice way to include the pine sprigs and is such an easy technique. Thank you for the idea!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Lizzie, I gasped with joy when I viewed your 1st project! And each project afterwards. In short, ( to use your words), I’m always in love with your style! You inspire me with every post, such great layouts & special touches. I think of you when adding glitter to my projects! Thank you for the review on the PF inks, I thought I was the only one who made ink cubes fly! Lol.

Linda Edwards said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie! I love the special touches you used.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE that bow! These are stunning!

christalmclean said...

Each card is so thoughtfully created and I especially love your little pocket to hold the stems and branches! So thrilled you are creating with Betsy's design team!

BarbaraB said...

Oooohhh! I like what you did with your first card. Well, actually I liked what you did with all you cards. Beautiful!

Barb Kirkwood said...

Love you blue bow, Gorgeous cards.

Natasha said...

Love this card so much and thanks for the info about the Pink Fresh inks!

Susi said...

The angled Nordic Frame diecut card is stunning, and shows how versatile this gorgeous border can be!

Mary W said...

Just adore your kissing ball bow in red. It's a real 'beaut' Clark! LOL One of my favorite cards and will be used to make many more for friends.

April Z said...

What a pretty card! I like how you use the heart background stamp - it's a subtle, beautiful touch.

Luanne said...

Oh Lizzie! All your cards are so wonderful! I love the bows, pine cones, and that cool border! Love the angled cut. Thanks for making it harder to decide what to put in my cart! ☺️

mel h said...

So pretty. Love the subtle background on the knit wit, and the blue bow. They're all stunning cards.

Jan P. said...

Darling cards. Soft and sweet.

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie! My fave is the white Christmas card!

TLady said...

I LOOOVE how you've used the Nordic Die Set, Lizzie!!! ALL of your cards look WONDERFUL!!!!!!! A SUPER JOB!!! ;)<3

Carol McCready said...

Great cards! I love that kissing ball,

Martha Herrera said...

Such lovely cards! Love them all.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Anne B said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie. Love the way you used the Nordic Frames at an angle for a different look.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. I love the unique styles and the gorgeous colors. This is a wonderful release.

Janelle said...

Wonderful cards! Wonderful details! Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy Penir said...

Hi Lizzie! Gorgeous cards today! Love the pinecone!

Unknown said...

You always find unique ways to use the products. The cards are absolutely gorgeous and I can’t pick a favorite.

Isabel Z said...

Love the slant on one of your cards--so creative. Thank you for sharing your experience with the new inks.

buzzn2scrap said...

Gorgeous cards ! Love the Nordic frame and Winter Sketches on the diagonal. Very clever ! Who doesn't love mistletoe with a fabulous bright red bow. Then the light blue bow real pops the Pine Bough.

Julie L said...

Everything is so beautiful and elegant! I want everything you have showed so far! I think this is my favorite release yet!

Kathryn A said...

Love both cards! Wonderful products!

Marcia Hill said...

All 3 cards are beauties Lizzie but I really LOVE the first card with the Nordic frame done on an angle...such a wonderful look! Love your pinecone card too with the white added to the edges of the pinecone...so cool looking! Beautiful inspiration this week...thank you!! :0)

Mirella said...

Such beautiful and elegant cards, I honestly love all three!

Holly said...

Everything is just lovely! I cant wait for this release!

Mary Holshouser said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the
diagonal cut of the first one.
the use of the muted backgrounds
on the others is wonderful.
thanks for sharing.
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michelle in mi said...

Meet me under the mistletoe! THey are all delightful!

Karen M said...

Love all of them and especially the way you used the Nordic frame on a slant!

Mrsfish02 said...

Using that Nordic Frames on an angle is really great. Backed with the red shows of the detail so nicely. That is on my list for sure... for a mini release, they are so many components that I absolutely love. Betsy is the queen of design. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Day said...

Love the design of your first card! Your cluster of die cuts are just lovely - I like the mistletoe ball you created :o)

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards! Such refined designs and fabulous inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Adorable creations. I love them all.
Carol bu

Joanne said...

Love the embossing on the ribbon. Wow

P said...

How creative to use the Nordic Frame die to cut an angled border to go in front of the branches on your first card. Very pretty.

Helen F. said...

Oh, how beautifully done are these cards,Lizzie! I especially love the
blue/brown/kraft color scheme and just may have to CASE that card this Christmas ;-)

Sharon said...

Beautiful projects, Lizzie! Especially love the glittery detail on the red bow.

ESUE said...

Stunning cards. I love the blue bow with the blue green pine boughs.

Pauline said...

Wonderful and elegant creations Lizzie! I love how you angled the Nordic frame on your first card.

Noreen said...

Great idea to angle the Nordic frame - it adds a really interesting look.

cropmom66 said...

You had me at kraft (cardstock)! My absolute favorite cardstock to work with. Love the colors you used on these cards. That mistletoe card is perfect!

Unknown said...

Such beautiful cards, Lizzie! I just love how you tucked all of those gorgeous pine boughs on the diagonal!

JG Designs said...

Wonderful projects Lizzie. You are such an inspiration

Sandy C said...

Love your cards, Lizzie. Thanks for the inspiration!

Christine said...

Love the soft blue bow and the die cut used on the diagonal!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful cards showing off these awesome new products.

Lisa said...

Very beautiful cards. Love how you cut the Nordic frame and those bows are really pretty!

Cathy Y said...

Lizzie - your cards are spectacular. Great design & color!

Jess said...

Breath takingly beautiful I am at a loss for words...

Stebbins Family said...

Pining is so right! The diagonal is so creative and the mistletoe & pine ocne on craft is lovely!

Shar Zar said...

So delicate.

Judy Stiles said...

Your projects are beautiful!

Dawn Y. said...

Such lovely cards, Lizzie! I really like your decorative sentiment panel on your first card. Simple... yet so striking!💗

Natalie Winterstein said...

Sigh. Everything is sooooo beautiful. The bow dies are just perfection. How does Betsy come up with so many amazing designs and dies? That woman is a genius!

Marilyn M said...

Gorgeous cards, Lizzie! Love the glittery bow.

Mutzy Mia said...

Very pretty. I love the different ways you did the bows and also liked the white copic on the pine-cones. This release is just beautiful...can't wait for tomorrow!

Sallie C said...

Just beautiful, Lizzie! My favorite is the "kissing ball" card.

SavedbyGrace said...

Pretty as can be Lizzie! I know it was fun to work with Betsy's beautiful designs:)

Kathy Mc said...

Your Nordic frame at an angle used for a pocket of greenery is so clever. Lizzie, all three cards are wonderful. Awesome ideas here adding a glittered layer to your bow, a touch of Copic snow on the pine cone and your kissing ball! Appreciate your ink review, too!

Kailash said...

Such gorgeous card designs, love the elegance!

Carmela said...

Love the card with the pocket full of greenery! Gorgeous design, Lizzie!!

Eileen M said...

Such beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

see mary stamp said...

The Kissing Ball is so much fun! Love the angled design of your first card.

Miriam Prantner said...

I am just loving the foliate and how delicate it is in that first card. The pine cones are so gorgeous and dimensional!

jan metcalf said...

Beautiful creations Lizzie! Cant wait to play with the pinecones!!

katrynka said...

I totally love everything you made!!

Sue D said...

Your cards are so pretty!

LaurieG said...

Beautiful cards. I especially like the first one with the angled cut. It adds so much visual interest. Your cards are gorgeous.

Marty B said...

Amazing creativity going on here!!! Very pretty cards!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

So pretty Lizzie...love the kissing ball and those amazing pine cones!

Emma S. said...

Love this release and thanks for the update on the PF inks. Love your cards!

Charlene said...

Super great ideas with how to get more from the dies! love the angle card so much!

Jean said...

You rocked this release! Just gorgeous!!

Jennifer T. said...

I love the panel your made for the first card. So clever!

Jen said...

Everyone is making such wonderful cards. The "just a note" card is gorgeous.

Allie said...

What beautiful ways to use those nordic dies, Lizzie! Love what you created!

Cheryl I said...

I love the soft colors you used on your cards. They look so warm and the texture of these dies is just incredible. I also really like the simple mistletoe and red bow card...so classic. Thanks for the inspiration!