Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Winter's In Bloom With Pretty New Products From The Greetery

Good morning, friends! Today I'm excited to share a batch of beautiful new goodies from The Greetery. This month's release is a mini collection, but that doesn't mean it's lacking in fabulousness - not at all! You're going to love the crafty goodness coming your way!

One of the sets releasing this month is called Pine Blossom and it is absolutely gorgeous! And maybe my favorite part is that the foliage can look like pine boughs or cosmos foliage, so you can use it any time of year! I tried out several different color variations while playing with this set and I'm totally going to use these stamps well into spring and beyond!

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I also used a new set of die cut frames coming this month called Nordic Frames on this sweet thank you card. I began by die cutting the center panel from a card front. Then, I clear embossed a woodgrain pattern on the outer frame. The result is super subtle, but the texture is lovely. I attached that to a mint-colored card base and set it aside.

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Next, I stamped the sentiment from Pine Blossom onto the Nordic Frame and adhered it to the card base with foam tape. I love that the color of the card base peeks out from the tiny diamond negative cuts on the frame.

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Then, I stamped and assembled my floral swath. I used the large bouquet to built the majority of the design and then used the smaller sprigs and individual flowers in the set to add fullness and shape. I also embellished the tiny flowers with small spots of clear glitter for sparkle. Betsy's design makes it so easy to create something quick and easy or more involved, depending on what you need in the moment. It's so handy!

My second card uses the new Berry Branch Stencil and Inside & Out Berry Branch Die. The Inside & Out die is super clever! In one pass you are able to die cut several leafy and berry branches along with a beautifully delicate outline shape. I've used the solid parts on my card and the outline on my final project below.

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For this card, I wanted to create a Christmas card with a Scandinavian vibe, so I went with a frosty blue and silver scheme with a bold pop of red. I really think it fits the bill! I began by blending Slumber ink through the new Berry Branch stencil. I've always been fond of a botanical background and this one is no exception. It's super versatile and I can see it being useful year round depending on the color palette.

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Next, I used the middle Nordic Frames shape to impress a design into the blue panel. I embellished the top and bottom of that panel with strips of bold red cardstock and adhered the whole shebang to a crisp white card base. Then, I die cut the smallest Nordic Frames shape and stamped it with a sentiment from Pine Blossom.

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I trimmed off one side of the sentiment panel and mounted it to the card front with foam tape. Then, I used silver and vellum leafy branches to embellish the sentiment. They add dimension without packing on loads of volume, making the card easy to mail. I always appreciate an easy-to-mail option!

Last up, I have a handful of tags to share. You remember that totally ingenious Speed Tagging collection that came out last month? Well, prepare to be thrilled! Betsy is releasing Speed Tagging Prints paper to make your holiday tags even easier! Each pack includes two pages each of three separate patterns so you have tons of beautiful designs from which to choose.

I die cut one of each of the sheets and picked a handful to embellish with some quick stamping and die cuts.

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I loved this dark, floral tag, but I didn't want to have to bother with heat embossing, so I simply stamped my "To:" and "From:" on die cut banners and added them to the tag with foam tape (if you're going to do something like this, I suggest dimensional adhesive that will give you full coverage to make writing later easier).

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I wanted to amp up the botanical angle, so I took an Inside & Out Berry Branch die cut and tied it to the back of the tag with my crochet thread. Not using any adhesive allows the branch to move freely as the tag moves on my package.

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I used the Speed Tagging Christmas Sentiments set to add messages to the rest of my stamped tags. These patterned papers and that sentiment set together are a recipe for success when it comes to those last-minute tags. I'm super grateful to have them in my arsenal this holiday season!

One other quick note about my projects in the next couple of days: I was super fortunate to win a full set of the new Pinkfresh ink cubes recently. I've had several people ask about them and whether I like them, so I decided to dedicate this release to getting to know these inks. I used them almost exclusively on my projects (the only exceptions were specialty inks like Versamark and white pigment). I'll make sure to share my thoughts at the end of tomorrow's post.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on these lovely ladies to see how they're using this month's mini release to celebrate winter and I'll see you back here again tomorrow!

Supplies:
Sending My Thanks Card

Merry Christmas Card

Speed Tagging Christmas Tags

109 comments:

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

I love that you used a preprinted tag on a card! What a timesaver in a pinch this idea will be!

Kelli S. said...

Ohhh, everything is just gorgeous. Love how you used the branch die cuts on the package, and the unique way you used the frames on the blue card. So pretty!

Diane said...

very pretty pine blossoms card!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Very beautiful cards Lizzie, as always! Look forward to your opinion on the inks. Cheers.

Melissa said...

Love the white sprigs! How pretty!

Kristie Goulet said...

These are oh so pretty!♥♥♥

Kathi Crouse said...

Beautiful cards! I love how the Pine Blossoms set is so versatile! I see me using it all year long!

Jan Elmore said...

Oh my, I love your cards and the 'Pine Blossom is so dang cool. The bouquet is amazing!

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Lizzie!! Your colors on the 1st card with the Pine Blooms is just lovely and I am head over heels in LOVE with your Scandanavian card...perfection Lizzie!! Thanks for such wonderful inspiration today!! :0)

tycodmom said...

Loving this collection and your cards. The color combos are fantastic.

Vicki Finger said...

Beautiful Projects, Lizzie! I love that beautiful blue with the black. It makes a very striking combination.

Annette Snyder said...

Fabulous projects today!

Isabel Z said...

As always, you have the touch.

Lori B said...

Love how you used both the new Nordic Frames & Pine Blossom stamps. Great inspiration & lovely colors.

Jennifer T. said...

I always look forward to seeing what you come up with. your projects today are wonderful! The first one is my favorite.

DGolly said...

Great projects. So excited about the tag sheets. Will make my life simpler this Holiday.

Susi said...

Nordic Frames looks beautiful die cut as well as embossed! Great way to feature this lovely frame set. All your projects are stunning.

Em said...

I love how you've used the Inside & Out Berry Branch die. I hadn't quite pictured it as the outside die only and pairing it with the tag from the new tag papers has given me another way to dress up the tags. An all around over the top mini-release!

mel h said...

Such pretty cards. I love the new Nordic Frames, and am already obsessed with Pine Blossoms. Greetery does it again!

Collette J said...

Enjoy the tone on tone stencil background. Very soft touch and doesn’t distract from the rest of card.

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Lizzie! Gosh, what a fabulous post! I love how you created with the Nordic feel, your colors, dry embossing & sponging is spot on, beautiful! You add so many nice touches that I make note of. I think I left you a message somewhere about the Pinkfresh inks, I’m anxious to hear what you think. I’ve been slowly adding different inks to my collection. Thank you Lizzie! 😊❤️

Dawn Y. said...

Just gorgeous, Lizzie! Your subtle, botanical background and vellum branches made your card spectacular. I truly appreciate your descriptive thought process for each card design, Lizzie! 💗

jan metcalf said...

The aqua under your frame gives the card a subtle glow! Beautiful snow blossoms!

Debbie said...

What is there to say but gorgeous!!

buzzn2scrap said...

Love your cards ! Love the colors you used on the Pine Blossom set. Was on fence about the Inside Out die but I love how you used both parts of it here. Love how you impressed the Nordic frame into the card. Clever ! Also love how you adding the outline Berry Branches to make the gift POP !

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love it all, Lizzie! So gorgeous!

Cindy Beach said...

Such gorgeous projects, Lizzie! I couldn't wait to see your cards with these great products. Your Scandinavian themed card is exquisite. Love the soft blue.

Karen Day said...

Love everything you've shared today! But the colour combo of your "Scandinavian" card is a real stunner - love this a lot!

Mary W said...

The white die cuts on the package are a beautiful idea. I ADORE your first card with the border die really framing up the sentiment well. The colors are so perfect for this. Your 'nordic' card is wonderful with that soft blue and tiny bit of deep red - so very wintery/Christmas and so pretty. Everything you made was full of inspiration and helpful in choosing what I should buy even when I thought I didn't need it! LOL

jane said...

I love your beautiful floral card. The colors are so pretty.

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous projects, Lizzie!!! This new release looks so fantastic! And I can't wait to hear what you think of the Pinkfresh inks :) I'm on an ink mission and they are on my list of candidates :)

BarbaraB said...

Such a gorgeous card and I just love the Spring Rain color combo.

Stampin2day said...

So So pretty! I love the layering in your creations! I am going to try and copy yours because I struggle with layering and I think if I copy a layering pro then I will begin to get the hang of it! Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration! Love Love Love!

Luanne said...

Are you just loving creating with these products! They are amazingly wonderful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects, love them!

BethieJ said...

Such BEAUTIFUL Projects!!!

Annie B. said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the color combination.

Debbie said...

Beautiful post, Lizzie. I adore the frosty blue, red and silver combo... gorgeous. Always so happy to "see" you!

P said...

Your blue card is just lovely- soft winter colors are so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Well done.
Carol b

Wanda Cullen said...

Your cards and tags are all so gorgeous! This mini release is really amazing!

Linda Edwards said...

Gorgeous projects as always, Lizzie! Love how you added such texture and interest by embossing the frame on your panel.

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie!

Martha Herrera said...

The cards and tags are simply beautiful! This is such a gorgeous release.
Thanks for sharing.

Mutzy Mia said...

This release is just stunning! It was fun to see the look of the Nordic frame being embossed. Thanks for all your inspiration.

AnitaR said...

Love your take on the release. Those frames look very inviting.

Joni M said...

I LOVE how you stacked the flower cluster! This is such a GREAT release!!!

Jill S said...

How pretty! I just LOVE the blue and silver with the pop of red. Really gets me in the mood for the holidays.

Artha said...

BEAUTIFUL!! This collection is just stunning! LOVE those tags with the to and from extended. That blue background - such an elegant surface for the main image!!

Artha said...

BEAUTIFUL!! This collection is just stunning! LOVE those tags with the to and from extended. That blue background - such an elegant surface for the main image!!

Anne B said...

Love the way you showcased the nordic frame dies, Lizzie. My wish list is certainly getting longer!

Mirella said...

Fantastic, all of them! Great idea to use the dies for embossing, too! Goodness, that is an amazing release!

Leslie said...

Love your Merry Christmas card! I love how you embossed with the Nordic Frame! Beautiful!

Jess said...

Wow your cards are stunningly beautiful

Cindy H. said...

Lizzie, yours cards are really so gorgeous! Love them!

Sue said...

Lizzie, your cards are stunning. I loved how you used the frame in your Scandinavian cards. Love the tags too

Kathleen said...

I love that you used the die as an impression plate. I have been wanting to try this technique.

SavedbyGrace said...

Hi Lizzie! I love the clever ways you used Betsy's beautiful designs! Great ideas! Very inspiring too :)

Meralyn said...

Your cards are always an inspiration, thank you. Another impressive collection from The Greetery. Thanks for your reminder about also using dies for embossing!

Charmaine said...

The tags are so awesome. Loved all of your projects.

Sharon said...

As always, I love all of your projects! Especially love the outline branch with the dark tag on the blue box! Beautiful!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Gorgeous new products. Love your bouquet of your first card. And love the soft blue of your Christmas card and the inlaid look of the Nordic die cut. Just stunning cards. And that new tag sheet is amazing...just genius! Happy Holidays! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen said...

Love it all, but especially your Nordic take on the berry branches!

Vikki H said...

Oh, Lizzie, these are great inspiration! I love what you did with the leaf die!!

Jen said...

The blue card is amazing!The dies are positioned very interestingly, the background is subtle; it's all good.

katrynka said...

Lovely cards, lots of inspiration!!

Polly said...

Inspiring cards! Love the winter look and the way you used the branches.

JG Designs said...

Beautiful projects.

Bev wilkinson said...

Love the soft blue and white. And that Nordic Frame shows so nicely on your card!

Mrsfish02 said...

For a mini release this is packing serious punch. Love the blossoms and that Nordic frames. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings...

Joanne said...

Wow so lovely.

Sue D said...

Pretty cards and tags. I like how you used the Nordic frame dies.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful layering and color combos! Love the Nordic Frame dies!

Pauline said...

Beautiful projects Lizzie! Love how you used the Nordic frame on your blue card. Wonderful inspiration here.

Lisa Mendoza said...

Lovely projects - the frame and flowers together look great!

Sandy C said...

Beautiful cards and tags! I love how you decorated the little blue box. I wouldn't want to open such a pretty box and ruin the look!

Unknown said...

Oh that is quite the beautiful bouquet your created! I love your package wrapped with the white branch accents, so fun for Christmas~!

Carmela said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie. Love the simplicity of your soft blue card.

Christine said...

Gorgeous floral, and I love the simple blue card and how it shows off the pretty dies!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards and tags, love the wrapped package with the white berry branches and those Nordic Frame dies, so elegant and a lovely detail to frame all your gorgeous work.

Emma S. said...

Just lovely. Love the soft blue and I think I really need those Nordic dies!

Kailash said...

Beautifully crafted projects!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

So beautiful Lizzie. LOVE that spray

cropmom66 said...

Beautiful!! I am really liking that Berry Branch die and stencil! Gorgeous cards!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful winter themed cards! This new floral set is so pretty.

maryrose said...

So,pretty! I’m in love with that Nordic frame!

Natalie Winterstein said...

SO. GORGEOUS. Your use of the Nordic die is superb. And your tags are fabulous!

TLady said...

I SEE, you are enjoying this Mini-Release, Lizzie!!! SO MANY WONDERFUL PROJECTS!!! The way you used the Nordic Die is NICE!!! LOVE IT! It is going to be hard to pick & choose this release... THANK GOODNESS for Christmas!!! Tell Betsy to have the store stocked!!! Everyone will use Christmas to get what they haven't gotten before! LOL ;)<3

Miriam Prantner said...

So loving those florals, and your cards are just beautiful!

see mary stamp said...

I love the Pine Blossoms set. Your card made with it is lovely as is your Berry Branch card.

Kathy Mc said...

Love that Betsy creates designs that can be used year-round and also speeds up our process when necessary. Beautiful cards and tags, Lizzie!

Helen F. said...

GORGEOUS cards and those Christmas tags are wonderful! I am loving all of the amazing creations with the Pine Blossoms stamps/dies!

Tracie Pond said...

Gorgeous colors and layering =)

Allie said...

Soft and beautiful creations, Lizzie! Great inspiration :)

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love your projects!

Donna said...

Very pretty! The Pine Blossom florals are just gorgeous!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the tags and how you did the florals in the corner! BEAUTIFUL!

April Z said...

Lovely, lovely cards! I am so in love with the Pine Blossom set!!

Vicki Finger said...

Some of my favorites of your projects ever. I just love frosty blues in winter! You've done them perfectly!

Jan P. said...

Being Norwegian, I especially like your Scandinavian card and the choices you made making it!

Carol McCready said...

I love your cards! I think that pine blossom stamp set is a must have for me

Mary Holshouser said...

The coloring on the first card
is beautiful. Love the blue -
it is so elegant and simple.
The tags are a fantastic idea.
thanks for sharing
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Karen M said...

Love the Pine blossom florals! And the tags are perfect for all the gifts!

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards and tags! Beautiful and fresh designs. Awesome inspiration.

Noreen said...

I like the way you impressed part of the Nordic frame into your blue card and then layered a partial white Nordic frame on top. It works!!

Judy Stiles said...

Your projects are beautiful!

Stebbins Family said...

What lovely sets and projects. It is your blue card today that caught my eye, how creative!

Jean said...

You rocked this! Simply gorgeous!!

Mary M said...

The flowers are stunning!

Cynthia said...

So much inspiration here today, thanks for posting!