Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Greetery Lily and Palm Release

Welcome friends! It is always a good day when The Greetery is involved, am I right? I know you will all fall in love with this mini release called "Lily and Palm"! It is perfect for all of your Spring/Easter needs, but the florals and select sentiments will transcend beyond! I can't wait to use these new Lily BotaniCuts for some tropical designs! Before I dive into the details of the 3 projects I'm sharing, let's get down to business! There will be a giveaway of TWO $25 dollar gift certificates to The Greetery store; simply leave a comment here and on each of the designers' blogs for a chance to win one of them! Also, the release will be available for purchase on Friday, February 14th at 10 am EST and the winners will be revealed that same morning at 7 am EST.

My first card for today uses the AMAZING new BotaniCuts Lily die and the companion BotaniCuts Palm die. While these can both be uses separately, they look so beautiful paired together, don't you think? I kept all of my dies intact; meaning I didn't clip any of them apart. I plan on die cutting them out of white cardstock only, so this way they are easy to run through in one easy pass!

I die cut quite a few so I would have lots of options during the design process; I ended up using each an every one! They are so much fun and SO easy to use! Betsy always includes a guide, and this set is exceptionally easy! 

I used ink and my blender brushes to add ink to all of the pieces, including the leaves, buds, and the palm fronds. I googled images of lilies so that I could create something relatively realistic! ha ha! Once the pieces were blended to my liking, I used a Color Spritzing tool and my old SU! markers to give them the added color flecks like lilies have. 

I also paired them with the letters that are included in the new Easter Jubilee Creative Kit, which I will be showcasing a little further down! I had some extra letters die cut from that project, so I added some ink blending to those to give them a soft contrast.

Everything is layered up onto the beautiful panels that are die cut using the Nordic Frames dies. I also added some Nuvo drops to the flowers to give them a dewy look!

My second card uses some of the lilies that I made up in yellow! I love how soft and buttery they look! I used them to highlight the beautiful new Caring Cross stamp and stencil set, paired with the Caring Cross die! I chose to only use the die rather than the stencil, but you'll probably see some other samples from the other designers using the stencil.

The two sentiments are stamped directly onto the panel using black ink. The sentiments that are included in this set are both Easter related, but offer some of sympathy and prayer as well!


I used my mini MISTI to do the stamping on the cross since I wanted it lined up properly and knew it would need extra impressions because I stamped on Kraft cardstock.


I added some soft ink blending around the white panel to match the lilies. I added a few sparkling clear sequins here and there for some shine.

This is such an easy set to use and I can't wait to try using it with the stencil!



My third and final card of the day uses more lilies, of course! LOL! I honestly didn't plan on using them on EVERY card, it just turned out that way! I actually made this card before I created the lilies; had it photographed and everything and then decided to add the lilies. I'll share a photo at the bottom showing it without the lilies if you're more inclined to that.


The Easter Jubilee Creative Kit is an stamp/stencil combo that makes for a really fun design process! I really like the effect that it gives with the two techniques used together!

The letters are die cut twice; once from gold specialty paper that looks almost like gold leaf and once from white cardstock and are glued together with liquid glue. They nest perfectly into the stenciled portion that I did in purple ink.

The detail that is in these letters is incredible. The gold paper doesn't allow it to fully show, but I really like the result. My first card shows all of the beautiful detail, though! I also heat embossed one of the accent sentiments that is included in the stamp set. The die collection also comes with this sweet banner that fits each sentiment perfectly.

I used the Nordic Frames again, but this time to create more of an actual frame. I popped it up with foam squares for dimension.

Once it was all done, I decided to see if I liked the lilies in the opposite corners. I kept going either way, but in the end, the lilies won! LOL!
Here is a picture of the lily-less card. It looks like I had better light for photographing, too! LOL! Thanks so much fun joining me today and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win! Thanks for fluttering by!

89 comments:

Sandy Kay said...

Love those pink lilies! Such gorgeous cards!

Lori B said...

Your cards are just so pretty. Love the colors you picked for the lilies.

Karen said...

Those lilies are so gorgeous, and so are your cards!!!

Jan Elmore said...

So....I cannot believe how stinking perfect your lilies are. You have got the touch for creating those awesome flowers. They are perfect!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

So beautiful! I love the kraft cross with the yellow lilies!

Unknown said...

Like the way you used the "Nordic dies" to frame

Isabel Z said...

Your cards are stunning!

Heike said...

My oh my such beautiful cards! Love the first one with the pink lilies.

Donna said...

Wow. Love ALL your cards!. The lilies are gorgeous, & I'm sure I need them! So pretty!

Tracy S said...

I love the gold paper you used for the Easter die cut... Simply gorgeous!

DGolly said...

How pretty. Such a beautiful array of projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Barb Kirkwood said...

Stunning cards, I can't wait to play with this release, your cards certainly do it justice

Marcia Hill said...

Your cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Kelly...LOVE them all!! :0)

Kay D said...

Wowza- these are all gorgeous! I especially love the first one (swoon)!!

Cyndi said...

All your cards are amazing. I absolutely love the BotaniCuts Lily dies -- I think that one's a "must have."

TLady said...

OH MY, Kelly!!! HOW ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS is your work!!!! STUNNING!!! On ALL of your cards!!! TOTALLY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I don't know WHAT ELSE TO SAY!!! Except, I'm going to HAVE TO subscribe to your blog on this one!!! LOL A SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)<3

BarbaraB said...

All of your cards are absolutely stunning! Having a hard time picking a favorite.

Susan Beauchaine said...

Absolutely amazing cards. They are so beautiful and realistic looking. FABULOUS!!!

Betty said...

lovely cards, Kelly - such a fantastic release - I want it all!

jan metcalf said...

Delightful inspiration Kelly! Love all the details! Those Greetery lilies must come home with me!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Kelly, each project you created, with or without your stunning lilies just makes my day! You bring such beauty and meaning to every card!

Peg said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly. Thank you for all of your inspiration and tips for each of the cards.

Dawn Y. said...

Oh, Kelly! I'm so inspired by all of your special touches on today’s cards! Your lilies are just gorgeous and I adore the hint of color on your Easter letters. Such a breath of Springtime on a snowy day here in the Midiwest!

Anita said...

I like your cards a lot. The coloring of your lilies are beautiful!

Natasha said...

WOW! Seriously, this release is just something else! Gorgeous projects!

Colleen said...

Fabulous cards Kelly. Wow!!

uncbballfan said...

Gorgeous projects!

buzzn2scrap said...

Amazing cards with beautiful colors !

Vicki A said...

What beautiful cards Kelly!

Wanda Cullen said...

As always, you rocked this mini release with so many wonderful, layered goodies! You're always an inspiration!

Mary Holshouser said...

The coloring of the lilies is fantastic.
Beautiful cards. thanks for sharing
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Nicole Parmentier said...

These cards are so beautiful!!

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards! I'm particularly fond of your first card - love the pink lilies!

Mary W said...

These are gorgeous! Love the golden EASTER word and wonderful dimension you achieved!

Cindy Beach said...

Such outstanding samples! Gorgeous, Kelly!

Karen Day said...

Gorgeous projects today, Kelly! Your soft ink blending on the lilies is lovely.

Susan B. said...

I definitely will be pulling out my credit card tomorrow. MUST HAVE THE LILY!

Judy Stiles said...

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

Becky H. said...

Wonderful cards. Hands down for me the first Lily card is my favorite. Your layering looks amazing. Great colors and your background frames work so well together.

Connie said...

Stunning cards, Kelly! The colors are wonderful! Always a pleasure to view your work!

Caly Person said...

Pink and teal are my favorite! You got me there! The cards are lovely!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Fabulous cards, Kelly!

Martha Herrera said...

Your cards are always AMAZING! WOW..

Debbie Br said...

As always, your cards are full of inspiration and truly beautiful! My fave is the soft yellow with kraft! Spring flower 🌸 are absolutely my favourite. TFS

Sally Keagle said...

Your work is absolutely stunning. So creative and lovely.

Pam R said...

I love the technique you used on the gold letters. Very unique!

acons said...

Wow, Kelly, these cards are stunning! The lilies seem to bloom right from the cards - so beautiful!

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! These are stunning cards! I love them all!

Sue D said...

Beautiful Easter card designs. I like the colors and the flowers.

Mrsfish02 said...

What a great suggestion to leave the dies intact. I love this lily and could see myself using it a lot. The Nordic Frames from last month are my favorites also, use them a lot. All these cards are wonderful and I'm jealous because you are now a head on making cards for Easter...

Pauline said...

Kelly,these are beautiful! Always lots of inspiration in your cards.

Eve N said...

Lovely card designs. Each color combination shows how different the lillies can look. Using the Nordic Frame was a nice extra touch, too.

SavedbyGrace said...

Those colors!!!! so very pretty, reminds me of all the pretty dresses little girls used to wear to dress up for Easter :)

Nancy Nicholson said...

Each of your cards is a work of art. So beautiful!

Sharon said...

I love all your lilies so much! Your projects are beautiful!

Liana Marchetti said...

My favorite new item is Gatherings Creative Kit: Easter Jubilee.

Marsha S said...

Beautiful cards! The yellow lily card with the brown cross is my favorite!

Donnalee Boisseau said...

Wow! I am in love with these cards! Absolutely amazing!!! ❤️❤️

Kelly said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the soft yellow lilies and cross, and your gorgeous layout with the golden EASTER sentiment!

sharon g said...

Your shading makes all the difference. These are so pretty.

Denise P said...

Love love love your cards, Kelly. Shear perfection.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE all the layering and framing on your cards! STUNNING!

Sandy C said...

Really beautiful Lily cards! It looks like it would be so fun to work with that die set.

3 Happy Crafters said...

Such beautiful projects! Your lilies are just beautiful!

Pam said...

Your lily cards are stunning. Beautiful ink blending. You are fast becoming my favorite designer.

Carmela said...

Outstanding job on your lilies! The colors and shading is beautiful!

Mary J said...

Your cards are really pretty. I love the Easter word die.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Stunning creations!

Marcia said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you used the frames!

artful-notions said...

The lilies are my favorite. Love each and every one you created. Such lovely inspiration, it feels like spring has sprung!

Kathy Mc said...

Such gorgeous cards, Kelly, with realistic-looking lilies! It’s so much fun to see how each of you designers create such unique designs. That Betsy did it again... I want it all.

Mutzy Mia said...

Those pink and yellow lilies are so beautiful! Loved all your cards today...great inspiration!

Helen F. said...

Your Lilies look so life-like on the first card! Beautiful Easter Blessing being shown here today, Kelly!

Emma S. said...

Love that first card, although they are all great! You always come with winners! So pretty!

maspag said...

Love how you used the different frame dies. Fabulous colors.

Miriam Prantner said...

So many gorgeous lilies on these cards! I love the colors you chose, and LOVE how the Easter alphas look on that last card!

see mary stamp said...

Love the pairing of the soft yellow lilies with the brown cross. Just lovely!

Dana M said...

Wow, what lovely cards! Amazing layers and compositions - just beautiful!

Marybeth said...

Wow.... Kelly your cards are always amazing! I feel like I could reach out and pick one of those gorgeous lilies ! Love them all!

Bonnie T. said...

All of your lovely layers add so much depth to your cards. So pretty!

Hussena said...

Your cards are so beautiful.I love the new release

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just an amazing new release! Love your lilies and tulips. Just gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

LC Lamothe said...

Oh my! Your feature of the lily dies is amazing! Every card is a beauty!

Linda Pekrul said...

My gosh these are stunning! Love every single card!

Marty B said...

Thank you for the beautiful cards and awesome inspiration. So many wonderful details!

Allie said...

Kelly, your lilies are STUNNING! Especially loving the water droplets on the first card - beautiful!

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Susie said...

I love the variety of your designs. I love the dimension of the Botantiful Lily -- it's a perfect choice for those of us who love to layer. The card design was lovely with your trendy aqua and pink color combo, as was the blended gradation of color for the Easter Alpha letters. Trendy, traditional, followed by the Easter Jubilee Kit card with the sparkly gold specialty paper was such a nice presentation of the versatile way this new release can be used. I throughly each design and love this new Lily & Palm Release!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow these are just gorgeous, beautiful job with those dies!