Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Greetery August release countdown {Gather and Give Thanks}

Eep! I'm so excited to be welcoming you all here for the 2nd day of The Greetery's August release countdown! I'm so thrilled to be a part of this amazing design team and to share the gorgeous products that Betsy has to offer! I had SO much fun working on these projects {despite the horrible back pain I am experiencing} and I can't wait to use them again and again! I know that all of these gorgeous stamps and dies will be the focus of many of my personal projects for years to come!
You'll want to head over to The Greetery Blog to read all about the new products being showcased today! Also, don't forget to stop by the other designers' blogs to see the unique and beautiful ways that they have used these products as well. And...one last thing before I dive into the details of my projects; The Greetery is offering a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog commenter each day of the countdown, so make sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win! The winners will be announced the morning of the release!
Here are the list of designers in today's hop:

Kelly Lunceford {you are here}
 
First up is a charming and delightful stamp and die set called "Harvest Home" which I am in love with! I used it for this first card paired with the previously released Botanicuts Sunflower Dies. I fell in love with the idea of this cute barn perched on the hill with a beautiful field of sunflowers down below! 

To begin this design, I die cut the leaves, barn, and silo and got to work stamping them. Once they were all done, I set them aside and die cut all of the pieces I needed for the sunflowers.

I chose three shades of yellow cardstock; one for each of the pieces of the flower portion. The centers are die cut from Kraft and dark brown cardstock. I used liquid glue and foam squares to assemble the flowers and leaves. I added some striations to the petals of the flowers using a light hand and a white gel pen.

I used a piece of Linen cardstock for the main panel and it measures 4 by 5 1/4 inches. I used some soft blue ink to blend around the edges to give some contrast and to hint at a blue sky. Once that was done, I used my mini MISTI and stamped the sentiment directly in the center of the panel.

After that came the assembly of the card using all of the stamped and die cut pieces. I love how this came together! The finishing touch is a few ink splatters around the edges using my color spritzing tool. I layered the entire linen panel onto a standard A2 top folding card base using foam squares for some added dimension. 

My second and final card for today's countdown showcases the new "Bountiful Wreath" stamp and die set and the previously released Just Mason Around stamp set and the coordinating Just Mason Around die collection. I purchased these as a "The Greetery customer" before I joined the design team and haven't had a chance to use them. How thrilled I was to be able to utilize this beautiful jar on today's project!

Yesterday, some of the team showcased this amazing "Halfsies Diamond Die", which I'm sure you saw. I used it on this card to help set the stage for this beautiful wreath! To begin, I die cut the diamond 4 times out of Scarlet cardstock; I glued two together to create the two panels; actually, I used three {I had an unfortunate mishap on one of the panels and I needed to keep them even}. But, if I created this again, I would only use 2 and not make any mistakes! LOL!


I used a piece of Kraft cardstock that was crimped using a Paper Crimper to go behind the two scarlet panels. I love the little bit of detail peeking out behind the wreath and jar. I also used some black acrylic paint to add some paint splatter to the crimped piece. You can see it a little bit better in some of the other photos.

Once the background was done, I got to work stamping and die cutting the wreath. Betsy has created an AMAZING acetate stamping guide that made stamping this wreath a breeze. While the MISTI has revolutionized the way we can use multi step stamps, this acetate stamping guide was awesome.

Here's how I used it. I die cut the wreath first, then I placed the die cut in the negative space that the die left and put it in my MISTI. I layed the stamping guide directly over the wreath die cut and then layered the stamp over the top of the acetate guide. I actually didn't use it for the first few steps because they were pretty easy, but I did LOVE it for the rest of the steps. However, I am NOT saying that it is impossible to use this stamp and die set without the acetate guide. It just makes it so nice and easy! 

I layered the wreath onto the card front using foam squares. I also added the jar directly in the middle. As much as I LOVE the beautiful sentiments included in the new Bountiful Wreath, I couldn't resist using some of the new "Sentiment Suite:Thank You" sentiments. I used the Sentiment Suite Basics Die collection to die cut them. I especially love the little tag that can be added to the Mason Jar!

I can't wait to use this wreath for tags and 3 D projects as well!





I hope you've enjoyed today's countdown! I absolutely love everything! Join me again tomorrow for day 3 and don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win! Thanks for fluttering by!


121 comments:

-Candi said...

Thank you for the fresh & fun ideas combining previously released items with these new ones, they look amazing together!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

What amazing cards Kelly. A nice fresh take on how to blend them with other sets and dies. Really well done. Cheers.

TeresaC said...

Really lovely, Kelly!

Barbara M. said...

I agree, I totally love everything in this release!

Jess said...

I am at a lose for words... sort of lol... your cards are amazingly beautiful I loved that you used the jar with the mushrooms...

kepsss said...

I love the bold colors you use and I love the new halfsies dies. They're going to be a staple, I can see. They're very versatile.

~amy~ said...

these are all beautiful!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly! I love that you added those fun sunflowers...gorgeous! The bold colors on the second card are lovely. The wreath set is going to be a favorite of mine, I'm sure and how fun to add the jar set.

Birgit said...

These are so gorgeous! I love how you've used previously released sets with your cards. Everything goes together so perfectly.

Linda C said...

Lovely cards!!

tycodmom said...

As always, your cards inspire me. I love how each release builds on the last making the sets timeless.

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kelly. That wreath is amazing... so many possibilities. Thanks for the info about the stamping guide. Once again so thrilled to have you on this talented team!!

Lori Beseke said...

Oh Kelly, so many beautiful details are on your cards. Love them & your fabulous photos.

Amy C. said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially love the dimension of the sunflowers and the little red barn is cute.

Tanja said...

Gorgeous cards, the first one with its amazing sunflowers is my favourite.

Shirley A. said...

Love how you used the release items from this one and the past one. Shows how versatile these items are. Thanks for sharing you talent.

Kris said...

Oh my...using the leaf for the background of your farm landscape...brilliant! And then the crimper on your wreath card! I’ll have to dig that tool out of my forgotten stash. You amaze me every time!

Natasha said...

These are gorgeous! Really beautiful work!

Lisa V. said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I love the addition of Botani Cuts: Sunflower to your first card and the Just Mason Around jar to your second card. Both are a true representation of the autumn season.

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are so beautiful and I love how you paired them with the past release items.

Nancy said...

Lovely cards and Fall colors!

Karen said...

The sunflowers are the perfect addition to the farm scene! Gorgeous cards!!!

F said...

Your cards represent autumn in such a lovely way! Stunning!

christalmclean said...

Wowie! Really pulling out all the stops on these creations! Amazed at the possibilities you just opened up!

Joy Meadows said...

Love how you used parts of a previous release to incorporate into your cards today, Kelly! Such beautiful work!!

Poppyseed Vintage said...

Kelly, your cards are so pretty. And those sunflowers are gorgeous! ~ Francie Meng

Sharron said...

Perfect for the season! Love the sunflowers added to your wonderful farm scene!

michelle in mi said...

Just beautiful-love seeing different ideas for the mason jar

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Pretty cards, Kelly! I love your mixing of new and old.

jan metcalf said...

Your cards are awesome! Love the sunflower setting for your harvest scene and the rich burgandy for your mason jar!

Pam said...

Amazing creations. Loved your added field of sunflowers. Beautiful rich colors on all.

pat phillips said...

Love how you have brought in the sunflowers and the jar into these new products. Beautiful cards. Thanks!

Sandy C said...

Love your farm scene card with the fabulous idea of adding the sunflowers!

BarbaraB said...

Lovely cards! Especially with the sunflowers!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the first one -- the colors are wonderful and the sunflowers are absolutely gorgeous.

Andre M. said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery, your work with these products is stunning! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Julia Aston said...

Love how you have mixed the flowers and bell jar with the new images - beautiful designs!

carol (krillsister) said...

Your first card with the sun flowers is gorgeous. So different.

Jan said...

Both your cards are wonderful. I loved the addition of the sunflowers to one and the mason jar to the other. Your creativity seems limitless!

Linda Sodano said...

Love your card with the sunflowers.

Chris Biljan said...

I really love the detail of the wrath card - thanks for the inspiration...

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Kelly, your cards are absolutely AMAZING!! I love how you added the sunflowers to the new Harvest set and the Mason jar to the Bountiful Wreath set...two unexpected but absolutely delightful additions! Lovely, lovely cards...thank you for such wonderful inspiration!! :0)

TLady said...

WOW, Kelly! You've shown us JUST HOW PERFECT other releases go with the new products Betsy has come out with!!! SO EXCELLENT!!! My list keeps getting longer on what to buy! HOPE my hubby enables me this month! LOL A SUPER JOB on BOTH of your cards, Kelly!!! ;)<3

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Kelly you nailed KANSAS! The barn and the sunflowers! You made this Kansas Farm Girls day!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that card!!!

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards! The first one with the sunflowers certainly seems to look like Fall on the farm in my mind.

Nancy Thomas said...

I love that you added pieces from a previous release to the new ones. They go perfectly with the harvest blessing imagery. Gorgeous cards.

Wanda Cullen said...

I'm loving both cards so much and it's always great to see older products combined with the new! Stunning designs as always!

MadeByMeghanK said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! I Love the sunflower layers and the mason jar and the way you framed it! WOW

Angela Walters said...

Both of your cards are so pretty! I love how you used sets that have already been released as well!

jane said...

I love the way you combined the already released sets with the new ones. I often have trouble with that. Thanks for your great ideas and beautiful work!

Kathryn A said...

Wonderful cards! Love how you’ve combined older sets with the newest!

Marybeth said...

Kelly , I love the way you incorporated some of the other set into these beautiful cards and so happy I have them. I love the new sets and the tiny bits of specks you added to your cards and sunflowers!

Conniecrafter said...

Love how you have added goodies from past release with these, gorgeous pairings on them both!

DGolly said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Hi Kelly! I hope your back is getting better. I’m grateful that you were able to still make a gorgeous post. Both of your projects are amazing!! I love the jar idea! And I want to give you my sincere thanks for sharing your creative process, especially the Acetate guide. I always learn from you, you are a wonderful teacher & crafty friend. 😊❤️

Mary W said...

Those sunflower dies are show stealers! But what an amazing scene you made using them with the farm stamps.

Valerie S said...

The addition of the sunflowers was such a great idea! Thanks for sharing your cards.

Cindy Beach said...

Fabulous release, beautiful projects!

Cheryl I said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning! The sunflowers and the halfsie dies in scarlett add so much life and texture to your designs. Perfection!

Sally Keagle said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You do such amazing work.

Cindy C said...

Love your barn with the sunflower! Great cards!

Ann Keever said...

Kelly, Congrats morning Team The Greetery! Loved all the bright color on your cards. I especially liked the scarlet halfsies on second card. Really gave the mason jar a punch.

Bev wilkinson said...

Love how you used the sunflower die as accents! Beautiful! Cant wait to try!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

These cards are simply lovely!

Jennifer T. said...

So happy to see you on the Greetery's design team! Lovely cards!

Jona said...

Love the addition of the sunflowers on the Harvest Home card. Very clever!

Debbie Br said...

Thanks for creating cards that use previously released sets, gives me so much inspiration to incorporate new with old! I find this enormously helpful. Your cards are amazing as always! I especially like the one with the mason jar. TFS

Mutzy Mia said...

Love your cards and also the tips you included on putting them together. I also like the fact that you combined them with products from earlier releases! Such awesome products being highlighted today!

Anne B said...

Love the way you've combined old and new sets, Kelly. Fabulous cards.

Emma S. said...

Love all your design work and these cards are no exception. I kept debating about that sunflower set and now that I see it on your card, I'm re-thinking... LOL!

Kathleen said...

More beautiful cards. I love the wreath laid on top of the halfsies dies.

Karen Day said...

I'm lucky enough to own that Mason jar stamp! Love seeing it used here with the fall wreath. Gorgeous colours on both projects - thanks for the inspiration :o)

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards full of some of my favorite type of images.

Helen F. said...

Oh how I love your two cards incorporating the Mason Jar and those amazing Sunflowers in with the Beautiful Harvest Home and bountiful Wreath sets! Gorgeous work, Kelly :-)

Karen M said...

Such fun cards you have made! Really love how you used the sunflowers with the farm scene.

Colleen said...

Congrats on your new gig and your cards are always so inspiring, Kelly! So glad to see you here at The Greetery!

Pauline said...

Kelly your cards are amazing. You have such a great eye for detail. Love everything about both of these cards. Wonderful inspiration here!

SavedbyGrace said...

Kelly your projects are stunning! Such rich beautiful colors. Love the combinations with the sunflowers and that sweet jar!!

Katherine R said...

Love the color palettes you chose for these cards!

Holly said...

I love your color choices!

Kathy Mc said...

Two awesome cards, Kelly! What a fun barn scene with the sunflowers, rolling hills and windmill. Your wreath is so colorful and the Mason Jar works so well with it. Fun sentiments, too!

Christine said...

Love how you have added the sunflowers and the mason jar to the new images. Your cards are beautiful, and Betsey is such a brilliant creator.

Marsha S said...

Fabulous cards! I love the addition of the sunflowers on your first card.

Jan P. said...

Love your Fall touch with these stamps.

Eileen M said...

Wonderful creativity with adding dies from prior releases for such great dimension. Awesome!

blaze said...

Love your cards, Kelly!! Especially how you added the sunflowers. Perfect!

KFlaherty said...

I really like the placement of the large sunflowers on your card - what a good-looking card!

uncbballfan said...

lovely cards!

jkstiles77 said...

Oh my! Your cards are fabulous! Love the addition of the sunflowers!

Diane said...

Love your cards and how you paired them with previous sets!

Vickie R. said...

Oh my! Your barn and sunflower card is genius and absolutely stunning!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

You got a lot of stamping and die cutting done! Bravo on your ideas and cards!

Katherine said...

So sweet! I like the mason jar piece with that fall leaves, such a good mix.

Melissa Sibert said...

Kelly, your cards are beautiful!

see mary stamp said...

Botanicuts Sunflowers + Harvest Home = Perfect!

Dawn Y. said...

Just lovely, Kelly! I’m inspired by the clever ways that you combined stamp sets for each card. Feel better soon! ��

RuthCM said...

Kelly I love your color combinations.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kelly two fabulous cards, you made the first scene come to life!

Mary B said...

I would never have thought to put a glass jar inside a wreath, but it is beautiful - and I love the colors!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Fall is my favorite and you captured it perfectly. Love all your colors and details. Just wonderful cards!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly! I love how you mixed & matched so many things!

Allie said...

These colours are so perfect for fall and I LOVE the sunflowers you created with the barn...perfect! Beautiful cards, Kelly!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love these beautiful creations! Awesome farm scene with the sunflowers!

kepsss said...

Paper crimper. No kidding. The absolute perfect touch for that card.

Joyously Noelle said...

Works of art! It’s so fun seeing the barn with the sunflowers!

Lin said...

Love your cards - mixing in some of the older products gives me all kinds of ideas! Many thanks!

sharon g said...

The sunflowers with the barn scene so so so adorable. Love the whole look.

Miriam Prantner said...

I just love today's products! The leaf motif with the farmhouse is so iconic. Beautiful cards today!

Miriam Prantner said...

That first card is just so soft and pretty and ethereal! Love!

Anika Mercier said...

Your cards are so lovely but that 1st one WOW!!!

Mary J said...

Great cards!

Sheila W said...

These are just wonderful!

D.Ann C said...

The fab farm on a leaf mixed with the sunflowers I'd a delight!! Feel better!!

Heather said...

Love the jar with the wreath!

Betty Neville said...

Really beautiful! Love the rich colors!

Susan said...

I love what you did with the Bountiful Wreath - thank you so much for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

A cute little barn and sunflowers too. Just beautiful.
Carol b

Macimbalo said...

Such rich fall colors - really amazing creations, the first one is so happy! It just makes me smile and the 2nd one is really stunning!

Anonymous said...

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Luanne said...

So rich and full of beautiful colors! I love the jar and the new dies for the frame. Ovals or diamond shape? I can’t decide!

katrynka said...

Totally beautiful!! As always!