Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Greetery Leaf and Blade Collection Day 2

Hello and welcome to day 2 of full reveals for The Greetery's Leaf and Blade collection! Thank you for all of your kind comments on yesterday's post! I always love reading what projects you like best! I have three projects to share with you today and then everything will be available for purchase tomorrow morning at 10 am ET! All of the product information can be found on The Greetery Blog! Leave a comment here and on each designers' blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop!

I've really warmed things up with traditional autumn tones for all three of my projects today! This first card uses the new Rustic Wreath dies and coordinating stamp set with a few bits and pieces from the new collection!

The new Rustic Wreath is similar in concept as the previously released Boxwood Heart t. There is a fabulous assembly guide that is included in the purchase of these dies and helps you to assemble it properly. I die cut all of the pieces from white cardstock and then colored the branches using Distress Oxide ink. Once that was done, I used liquid glue to assemble the wreath.

The lone wreath has so many possibilities for embellishments, and for today, I chose to use a few bits and pieces left over from yesterday's cards AND a few from my next card which you will see below.

I decided to fully embrace the rustic charm of the wreath and created a Shiplap background with the sentiment stamped directly to the "boards".

The "give", "thanks", and "with a grateful heart" are all single stamps and the sentiments included in the wreath set all work together to create quite a few different sayings, just perfect for the autumn season/holidays.

I also added some white ink splatter to the card to give it even more interest and visual movement. A touch of glitter to the wreath embellishments finish off this rustic design!

If you fell in love with the Curio Collection from the Capturing Summer release, then you're in for a real treat! Betsy has designed these Autumn findings that are perfect to create autumn curio cards!

I've been wanting to try stamping a large sentiment on the acetate used as the "door window" on a curio card for a while now. The new Everyday Labels stamp set that was released last month is the perfect size and style to add to this card. I used black StazOn ink to make certain that it wouldn't smudge or smear on the acetate.

I had originally imagined it in white, but realized that the white background wouldn't allow it to be seen. I would love to try a dark grey or black background with the white ink and see how that would look! 

These are such fun cards to create! I adore the leaves, nuts, and acorns that are included in this collection. As you can see, these are the bits and bobs that I dressed up the wreath on my previous card.

My Distress Oxide inks really got a workout for this release! I had so much fun inking everything up in these gorgeous autumn tones!

My third and final card for today and the release uses a fabulous new suite of products. The foiled leaves are part of the Fall Foliage set. There is a coordinating stamp set, which is where the sentiment is from. There is a coordinating Autumn word die, that I used here, AND a twin hot foil plate that works with the shadow die.

I created a cluster of wheat using the BotaniCuts Wheat dies that were showcased yesterday and then I added in the hot foiled leaves.

I created a dramatic plaid background using the Tartan Builder Diagonal Stencil. I just love plaids, tweeds, flannels and such for fall and felt like it would be fun to create something cozy and fun for this card!

Once the plaid background was complete, I added a light coat of ink over the entire panel. I then added even more drama by adding a deeper shade to the corners. I love how it turned out!

I had so much fun creating the cards for today! Don't forget that everything will be available for purchase tomorrow at 10 am ET! Don't forget to head to the other designers' blogs to see their fabulous creations! Thanks for fluttering by!


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Greetery Leaf and Blade Collection Day 1

Hello and welcome, friends! It's day 1 of The Greetery's Leaf and Blade collection full reveals! I've got three projects to share with you today using a bunch of the fabulous and beautiful new products that are included in this release! For those of you yearning for autumn color and cooler temperatures, this release will transport you to the autumn of your dreams! Make sure to head to The Greetery Blog for all of the product information and the official "meet and greet"! Leave a comment here, and on every designers' blogs, for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop!

There's something magical about autumn skies! I tried to capture the essence and beauty of the autumn blue skies and contrasting leaves in this first card! This card is VERY layered with an assortment of die cuts and minimal stamping! 

This card features the new and FABULOUS Gingko BotaniCuts! We had two Gingko trees in our front yard growing up; one male and one female! The female tree produces a foul smelling berry, and if you've every encountered one, you'll know what I am talking about! LOL! As children, we would step on the berries and discover that our shoes smelled like we had stepped in dog doodoo! From there on out, the name of the berries became "poo berries"! LOL! That being said, the leaves ARE beautiful and I'm grateful to have these fun leaves to create with! The two trees have since been cut down, so this is a fun nod to my childhood!

The BotaniCuts have two unique branches of leaves with a few single leaves to tuck here and there as you desire! I colored my leaves with Distress Oxide ink to get a realistic look!

I added some glitter here and there to capture a bit of the autumn sparkle that occurs as the sun twinkles through the trees!

For those of you who have fallen in love with hot foiling, you'll be pleased to see this beautiful new sentiment! You can also purchase it in stamp form, for those of you who are still on the fence about hot foiling!

I paired the sentiment with the new Leafy Branch stamp/die set! Betsy designed this set to have a very realistic feeling since it doesn't have a white border! I had fun stamping these leaves in different color combos!

I used gold foil on dark cardstock for a bold and dramatic look for the sentiment! I also foiled it in gold on Kraft, which was gorgeous, but I didn't think it would photograph well, so I tried this combo as well!

It is just the right size to fit inside the Halfsies Oval Die and the Leafy Branch frames it so well!

My 3rd and final card for today uses the new Pampas Grass stamp/die set AND the AMAZING new Wheat BotaniCuts! I'm seriously obsessed with the wheat and I know it will be used A LOT this fall!

I stamped the grasses in the colors that are included on the stamping guide because I love the muted pinks and rich browns for fall! I paired the foliage with the previously released Deco Triangles hot foil plate.

I felt like the pattern of the background also had an Aztec feel, which lent itself nicely to the wheat and grasses! 

I layered the Kraft and gold background onto a blush card base to pick up the pink from the Pampas Grass!

Well, this concludes my projects for day 1, but join me again tomorrow for full reveals of the products for day 2! Make sure to head to the other designers' blogs to see how they've used these beautiful new products! Thanks for fluttering by!


Reverse Confetti September Release Bog Hop

It's the 8th of the month and that means it's time for the Reverse Confetti new release blog hop! I'm sharing two projects with you today using some of the fun, new products! Up first is the new Apple Cider stamp/die set! I had so much fun coloring the apples, cinnamon sticks, and mug to decorate these fall treat holders! I think I'm going to add some spiced cider drink packets and gift these to my boys' teachers!

I made 4 in total so I stamped all of the images and got comfy to color all of the images! I noticed that someone else colored their mug the same as mine in the graphic at the top of the post! ha ha! I guess great minds think alike! 

Once I colored all of the images, I used the coordinating Confetti Cuts to cut everything out! I ended up using the additional leaf sprig to add to the top of the tags to mimic the look of an apple since the treat holders are red!

To create the packaging, I die cut two panels using the Scalloped Bag and Tags Creator Confetti Cuts for each treat holder. I secured the two scored ends using ScorTape for security! Once that was done, I got to work decorating the front!

This new scalloped circle Confetti Cut is the perfect frame for the apple cider images! I nestled them inside using foam squares, arranging them in a cozy cluster.

I chose to use two of the sentiments that are included in the apple cider set; autumn greetings, and hello, fall! I'm trying to ignore the fact that fall is coming, but with fun treats like this, I guess it's easier to accept! ha ha! Now, don't get me wrong, I truly DO love fall, but I just wish the summer would last a little longer!

My second project for today is a set of quick and easy ornament tags! I whipped these up in no time and will look so cute on a Christmas package!

I used the new sentiment set embossed in silver to accent these cute ornaments!

I chose to die cut the star/shine portion of the ornaments using silver glitter cardstock for a quick and easy way to add instant holiday sparkle! Don't forget to head to the other designers' blogs to see what they've created! Thanks for fluttering by!

Candice Fisher

Cheiron Brandon

Dilay Nacar

Ali Farmer

Heather Ruwe

Audrey Tokach

Michelle Short

Tiffany Pryce-Russom

Kelly Lunceford

Jeanne Jachna

Lisa Henke

Susan Wymer

Amy Rohl

Amy Kolling

Becky Roberts

Andrea Shell

Lien Leysen

Keia Shipp-Smith

Tricia Barber

Dana Kirby

Jenny Colacicco

Amy Tsuruta

Olga Moss

Deanne Kuntz

Friday, September 3, 2021

The Greetery {T.G.I.F} Just a Note to Say Hello


Welcome to this week’s TGIF! Today I'm sharing two floral cards over on The Greetery Blog using a few favorites from the latest release!

 I have so much fun creating hot foiled backgrounds, but I wanted to try giving them even more depth by doing some background stamping first! The open geometric pattern of the Deco Triangles Hot Foil Plate is the perfect choice to add a hint of pattern to the background.

I didn’t want the background to look too busy, so I opted for tone-on-tone stamping using the Fond of Foliage Background Stamp. I chose to use Aqua and Yellow for today’s card in both the stamping and paper choices for a soft and elegant look. Once the stamping was done, I used the Deco Triangles Hot Foil Plate to add the gold details. I trimmed each panel to 4 by 5 ¼ inches and layered them onto A2 card bases using foam squares for dimension.

For the flowers, I used the new Floral Delicacies stamp and die set. I am particularly fond of this new floral set because of the large size and the beautiful arrangement. It’s easy to create striking cards with ease using both the large cluster as well as the smaller stems that you can tuck here and there, like I’ve done today!

I chose to use the Aqua and Sage shades for the leaves and yellow for the flowers, with a few in Blush for some contrast! I really love how these flowers turned out and they complement the stamped/foiled backgrounds so nicely.

I recently sent most of my thank you, hello, and thinking of you cards to a hospital, so my stash was needing some refreshing. I chose to create one “hello” card, and one “congrats” card for an upcoming wedding! The sentiments from the new Everyday Labels Stamp Set are the perfect choice!

I also added one of the frames from the Deco Frames Dies to help “ground” the florals and sentiment. In the end, I covered up more of the pretty backgrounds than I had originally intended, but I really like how these cards turned out regardless! I can’t wait to try this same background technique using even more stamps/stencils!

I finished these two cards off by adding some glitter to the flowers and foliage and stamping some of the beautiful new Nouveau Notes A2 envelopes with coordinating sentiments. Thanks for joining me today and I hope you get a chance to create some backgrounds like this soon! Thanks for fluttering by!