Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Greetery - Lily & Palm Mini Release

Good morning, friends! Welcome to the introduction of The Greetery's Lily & Palm Mini Release. All of the new products I'm showcasing today will be available tomorrow, February 14th at 10am. If you make Easter or spiritual cards (prayers/religious sympathy) this release is going to be right up your alley. The products Betsy has designed are all so elegant and lovely. Let's get to it!

First up, I have a card featuring the new Easter Jubilee Creative Kit. This fabulous mini kit is packed with stencils, dies, and stamps that will make it a snap to make Easter cards with floral charm.

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I began by using the stencil set to create the base for my design. I wanted to incorporate a couple different colors of tulips, so I used a smaller blending brush to single out the individual blooms. Then I used the coordinating stamps to add details to the leaves and flowers.

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Next, I die cut the "Easter" letters out of the center area and added the pierced oval to highlight the central design. Rather than use the letter die cuts, I backed the whole panel with adhesive paper and sprinkled glitter through the negative spaces. The result is beautifully sparkly!

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To finish the card, I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the set onto a mini banner and attached it to the card with foam tape. I also adhered my front panel to a contrasting, colorful card base to add a bit of interest. It's a very simple design, but all of the little details make it special.

Next up, I have a card made with the new Caring Cross stamp set. I chose to make this an Easter card, but the stamp set includes several sentiments that would make it a wonderful choice for year-round crafting.

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I began by stamping and die cutting the cross and palms. I used the cross pieces die to cut a second cross from champagne shimmer stock and layered those onto the first die cut, allowing the palms to peek through.

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Next, I sponged a bit of pale blue ink onto a card panel and added speckles. I stamped the sentiment and then stitched a strip of cardstock (stamped with the individual palm branch) along the bottom edge of the panel. I adhered that panel to a card base and then added the cross with foam tape.

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I thought the palms still needed something, so I went back with a glue pen and embellished the berries with crystal glitter. It's subtle, but the hint of shimmering glitter adds an exceptional touch without taking away from the message.

And lastly today, I have a card showcasing the new Botanicuts Lily, Botanicuts Palm, and Let's Have A Word: Happy dies. The lilies are so striking and really command attention on a card. And just think of how many different kinds of lilies you can create with these! I went with Easter lilies (because Easter), but there are daylilies, Stargazer lilies, Tiger lilies...the options are endless!

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I die cut my flowers first and used a fine point blender brush to add a hint of color. I also embellished the stamens on the lilies with crystal glitter to zhoosh them a bit. Next, I die cut a Halfsies shape and sponged it with the same ink (albeit a bit more heavily). I stamped that with the recently released Windowpane Plaid Background and set all of those pieces aside.

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Next, I sponged a bit of Aqua ink onto a card base and splattered it with clean water to get a subtle speckled look. Once it was dry, I attached my plaid Halfsies panel and arranged my Botanicuts Lily and Botanicuts Palm pieces.

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To add a sentiment, I cut the Let's Have A Word: Happy shape from white cardstock and then smooshed the die cut into a Versamark pad. I used Perfect Pearls to give the sticky surface a shimmery finish. I attached that to the card front and added the companion sentiment on a Sentiment Suite Basics die cut. This card has so much dimension thanks to those gorgeous lilies!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on the other creative ladies on the team for even more inspiration:

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

Make sure to leave comments as you go because Betsy is giving away $25 gift certificates to two lucky commenters! Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again soon!

Supplies:
Easter Greetings Card

He Is Risen Card

Happy Easter Card

85 comments:

Sandy Kay said...

Your cards are all so beautiful and well thought out - you always come up with unique ideas!

Lori B said...

Love your cards-so pretty!

Grams716 said...

Oh wow, I really love all your cards!

Jan Elmore said...

Lizzie, this release is over the top! Your cards are too! What a terrific collection of dies and stamps!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Another good idea...using the "negative" of the Easter die

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Lizzie...absolutely LOVE all 3 cards!! LOVE how you did your 1st card with the dotted oval framing and your Lily's are STUNNING!! Thanks for such beautiful inspiration!! :0)

Isabel Z said...

Oh so pretty!

Heike said...

The more I see people use the lily die, the more that I believe I need this die. So pretty.

Shelly said...

Beautiful job, Lizzie! I never thought to use the halfsies die in this way! So creative.

Donna said...

So pretty Lizzie- love it all, but the lilies are especially gorgeous! Love what you've created!

Tracy S said...

I love how you made the Lilies super dimensional!

Barb Kirkwood said...

Great inspiration, your cards are lovely.

Kay D said...

Beautiful cards- REALLY loving that lily card!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I love the inspirational He is Risen set and those BotaniCuts Lilies are absolutely gorgeous.

Betty said...

love how you used the negative part of the "easter" die - beautiful cards, Lizzie!

TLady said...

WONDERFULLY DONE, Lizzie! I think EACH PIECE has something of a touch of Lizzie to them!Something so different from the others! LOVE the pierced oval on your first card, the colors you used, & the way you've used the dies is WONDERFUL!!! A SUPER JOB, Lizzie!!!!!!! ;)<3

BarbaraB said...

Pretty cards; especially love the Lily card.

Susan Beauchaine said...

LOVE these beautiful cards! SO beautiful!!!

Peg said...

So beautiful, Lizzie. Great inspiration. Thank you.

Natasha said...

How gorgeous are these! Love your colour choices!

Stephanie Clapper said...

The special & original touches you add to all of your designs is one reason I’m such a fan! Each card is truly beautiful and your Lily card is exceptional! I LOVE the color palette!

Colleen said...

Amazing and stunning cards,Lizzie

jan metcalf said...

Love seeing how you all use the same supplies differently! So creative!

buzzn2scrap said...
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buzzn2scrap said...

Loved all the unique ways you used this Fabulous collection !

Vicki A said...

Everything is so beautiful Lizzie!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your gorgeous projects!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful cards. The 3-D lilies
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Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards and so creative!

Cindy Beach said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work with us, Lizzie! Your samples are stunning! Your lily card is my fav of all I've seen - and look's almost easy enough to CASE.

Mary W said...

Everything is so pretty but that last card stole my heart. I reminds me so much of cards from the 30' and 40's, so delicate and the text you used was perfect for that feeling.

Karen Day said...

So lovely! I like the different way of using the Easter letter dies, and the added punched oval.

Becky H. said...

Very Nicely done cards. The first thing I noticed was how you used the Easter die. Its a wonderful different way to show on the card. You brought your Lilies to life.

Lin said...

What lovely designs, Lizzie! This release is like a breath of fresh air!

Judy Stiles said...

Your cards are all so beautiful! Love the new Gatherings Kit!

Caly Person said...

it's so unique that you used the negative of the Easter die! The cards are lovely with the soft color palette!

Martha Herrera said...

Stunning cards! Such a gorgeous release.
Thanks for sharing.

Pam R said...

I love how you stacked the lilly. It looks 3 dimensional...is it?

Sally Keagle said...

Just gorgeous! You are so creative and come up with such unique designs.

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Just lovely, Lizzie!

Dawn Y. said...

Oh, Lizzie! I just adore your Lily card! So many special touches on all of your projects! 💗

Debbie Br said...

Great creativity in your cards, I especially like the last one with the arrangement of flowers and the use of the halfsies diamond die!

acons said...

Lizzie, I love how you post detail close-ups and explanations, thanks! Your cards are fabulous and your descriptions draw me back for a closer look and a second wow! Your Lily card is especially stunning!

mel h said...

This mini kit is amazing! Love these beautiful cards.

Kristie Goulet said...

Super gorgeous cards, Lizzy! I love how you have used the new goodies!

Mrsfish02 said...

You had a wonderful time with this release. They are all beautiful for sure! Love the Jubliee Kit and I hope I get there in time to get it ordered. Thanks for sharing all your creativity.

SavedbyGrace said...

Beautiful creations!! You showcased Betsy's release beautifully!!!

Sharon said...

Your lily card is stunning! I just love it!

Eve N said...

Lovely design ideas. The last Lily & Palms card is particularly beautiful. Unbelievable what realistic flowers can be created with these dies.

Nancy Nicholson said...

I love the lilies peeking out of the Halfsies die!

Donnalee Boisseau said...

Beautiful cards! ❤️❤️

Pauline said...

Lizzie, these are wonderful projects. I really love how you used the negative space from the Easter letters, very creative!

Marsha S said...

Beautiful cards! I definitely NEED the BotaniCuts Lily dies!!

sharon g said...

Your 3D Lilies are so pretty. I just love everything you used....

Denise P said...

I really thought I could get by with only looking and not buying this month.....but, you have changed my mi d with your beauties.

MadeByMeghanK said...

All are stunning! I LOVE the lilies the most!

Sandy C said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

3 Happy Crafters said...

Gorgeous projects, Lizzie!

Carmela said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie!

Pam said...

I thought your 3 cards were beautiful and very creative!

Mary J said...

Very pretty cards. I love this release.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful!

Marcia said...

I love your cards, especially how you used the negative space for your EASTER card!

Kathy Mc said...

Three fabulous cards, Lizzie! You sure haven’t lost your creativity. You used these new goodies in unique ways, and I want it all.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. My fave is the last one with the lilies.

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous cards, Lizzie! Each one simply lovely ~ your last card is so beautifully done, can't wait to CASE it ;-)

Mutzy Mia said...

Such beautiful cards! Loved the pierced oval and the cut out letters for the shine to come through...so creative! I also loved your Easter lily card ... just stunning! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Emma S. said...

Three great Easter cards and love how you used the negative "Easter". Very nice!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I really love how you used the die cuts openings for the alphas, adds some great dimension and texture from the paper beneath.

see mary stamp said...

Great idea to use the Halfsies die and tuck all of those beautiful lilies in there. Beautiful projects.

Nancy Penir said...

All so sweet, Lizzie! Those Easter letters are calling me...

Dana M said...

Wonderful cards! Beautiful compositions and wonderfully crisp designs.

Marybeth said...

Love the white lilies and that gold cross card is just gorgeous! What a fun mini releas!

Bonnie T. said...

Beautiful Easter cards. Loving these lilies so much!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

A stunning new release! Gorgeous cards. I love the lilies and the tulips. And very creative use of negative space with the glitter for the "EASTER" sentiment. Just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

LC Lamothe said...

What a beautiful ensemble of cards! I especially love your lily card. It really caught my eye. Such a wonderful design!

Linda Pekrul said...

Beautiful cards! I really love how you used the negative space from the Easter letters - the look is stunning!

Allie said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie! Loving all of these gorgeous lilies and tulips!

Susie said...

I love the dimension of the Botanticut Lily die set and how these pieces go together. Without a doubt ALL the card designs created using this new set are stunning. So inspired to begin creating with these new stamp and dies.

Regina M Dziak said...

I love all cards a lot. But finishing my Christmas Cards right now.
And getting new windows installed by next week, so I have to watch my budging more plus needing a plumber to fix a leak. My copper pipes are falling apart. and will have to eventually replace all.. I have lots of stamps ans dies I have not used yet, so will work with those for a while.
You did a fantastic job and eventually I will be back to your store.
Regina

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