Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Greetery Merry Makings Release Countdown Day 1

Welcome friends! I don't think there is anything quite as wonderful as Christmas at The Greetery, am I right? Today is day 1 of the Merry Makings release countdown and it is a fabulous one! Betsy always makes certain that our holiday crafting will be special and unique! I've got three projects to share with you today and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the gift certificates. You can read all about the new release on The Greetery Blog and I will share the links of the other designers at the bottom of this post!

My first card is jam-packed with lots of new goodies paired with a few older things to pull it all together! It's hard to play favorites with all of the new products, but I am absolutely LOVING the new "Wood Slice dies"! My mind has been racing with all of the design possibilities...I barely had a chance to scratch the surface with this release! I was really wanting to create a card using these paired with the Toadstool Garden BotaniCuts. I'm seeing some fresh fall cards coming soon using that combo!

The BotaniCuts Pine Bough was the perfect addition for these holiday cards paired with the new Merry Sprigs stamp set. I love mixing holiday berries and sprigs with Pinecones and Pine boughs!

I squealed when I saw the new Written In Ribbons: Holiday stamp set and dies! These will be getting their own workout, I can tell! They are just beautiful and I love the coordinating smaller sentiments to finish off any holiday project!

This next collection of products speaks to my vintage Christmas loving heart! I always want to make authentic looking vintage Christmas projects, but something always seems to be missing. This new Banner and Bough stencil/stamp combo fills any gaps and is absolutely PERFECT! From the fonts, to the banner, to the greenery, this one is a keeper! If you loved the Easter Jubilee kit, this is a similar type kit. I chose to make one card using JUST the stencils and stamps (on the right) and one using both the stencils, stamps and DIES. 

I think this kit is perfect for mass producing holiday designs, especially if you use the stencil/stamp combo and use a stamp positioner. I chose to use the exact same colors for both cards so you could compare them against each other.

I added a few extra die cut sprigs of greenery and some glitter and Jewels to the berries and flowers for some holiday sparkle!

I layered everything up onto a panel that is die cut using the Crimped Frame dies with some added ink blending around the edges. Betsy has included a masking stencil as well ( I used it on the stencil/stamp only card) that you can layer over the top of the main image to add some ink blending if you wish.

I also added some ink splatter for even more detail. It's such an easy thing to do but really adds a little something extra!

My last project for today is a series of tags using the Wood Slices BotaniCuts, Written in Ribbons: Holiday AND Merry Sprigs! I stamped a bunch of the Merry Sprigs so I could tuck them in here and there on lots of projects and they worked perfectly for these rustic tags! I can't wait to add these to my Christmas gifts and treats!
I just love how the banner looks paired with the wood slices and the sprigs! Vintage, yet modern all at the same time! Don't forget to stop by the other designers' blogs for more inspiration using these new products! Thanks for fluttering by!




 

121 comments:

Isabel Z said...

You make me want it all!

Unknown said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love all the natural elements, I am looking forward to seeing the wood slices with the mushrooms too!

tycodmom said...

I was a huge fan of the Tim Holtz woodcut die, but this beautiful version blows me away. I love the versatility of it and combined with the other pieces in this collection, it's simply stunning. Love your designs!

Jan Elmore said...

What a delight to see such fun color combos. The new goodies...so far, are really just amazing. Can't wait to see the whole release!

Hussena said...

Your cards and tags are just stunning.. What a beautiful showcase of this gorgeous release.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Wowza! Utterly amazing cards and tags. Well done you! Cheers.

Miriam Prantner said...

That Banner and Bough set is amazing and I love the wood slices, love how they can really be the focal point or a really effective accent. Great projects!

Miriam Leech said...

You make me want all the things!!! So, so beautiful!!!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

Those wood slice tags are so beautiful with the pinecones. They will be in my cart after seeing them with pinecones!

Kim K. said...

I love everything you made - the cards are gorgeous and the tags so nice. Your stepped up style is perfect. Lots of stuff going on there, but not overdone in the least.

jan metcalf said...

Love your blues and greens with a pop of red!! And those tags, right after my own heart!

Linda C said...

Your projects are always stunning. So beautiful.

Kristina said...

The pine cones are perfect with the wood slices! Gorgeous cards!

jazzyscrapper said...

I love all the layering on the first card. Beautiful!

michelle in mi said...

As always your designs are beautiful & so inspirational!

Debbie said...

Just beautiful, Kelly. Love when you combine older products with new. Your tags are gorgeous.

KathleenA said...

Your projects are amazing as always! After seeing your cards, all of the sets you used will be in my cart! I love love love the green and blue color combination!

Sue said...

Love the green card and your tags- so pretty!!

Samantha said...

Just beautiful!! I especially love the tags!

Susan Beauchaine said...

Pretty and fun Christmas cards!

Dawn Y. said...

So festive and lovely, Kelly! I absolutely LOVE your Wood Slice tags!!💗

Natasha said...

Such gorgeous projects! Amazing work as always!!!

April Z said...

I love all your cards! I especially like the colors you used on the second one.

Joanna said...

Great cards!! I love those tags especially!

Lin said...

As always, beautiful use of the new things, Kelly! Thanks for all the ideas!

Mary Kay Ross said...

I always look forward to seeing what you do and this time is no exception. Your work is exquisite and I know that I want it all now. HA! Thanks for being a true inspiration!

Cheryl said...

I love all your projects especially the tags. Amazing!

Anna said...

Love that the teal makes the green pop!

BarbaraB said...

Beautiful, gorgeous cards as always! I just love your wood slice tags!

scrappinheather said...

Everything you do blows me away!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Gorgeous projects, Kelly! Love the wood slice tag.

carol (krillsister) said...

Love those tags.

lindagk23 said...

Love your beautiful cards and tags! The woodslice die is one of my favs too. But am loving the whole release!

Mary M said...

I love the use of the wood slice die for tags.....they are all amazing cards.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the pinecones with the
gold tucked in the creases.
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Natalie Winterstein said...

Gorgeous projects! I love hem all!

Debra said...

Over the top layering...I adore your designs and colors.

Stephanie Clapper said...

I can’t decide which I love the most, your cards or tags! Both! The berries and bough stencil is an awesome idea and I love your beautiful Vintage Christmas too!

Jan said...

You do beautiful work, Kelly, and certainly inspired me with your creative use of these sets! I especially liked your cute tags.

Patty said...

Gorgeous cards! I swear I can feel the grain and texture of those wood slices and smell the pine boughs. Love everything!

jkstiles77 said...

Such beautiful projects! Love this release!

Debbie Br said...

As always, you’ve hit it out of the park! Great cards and tags!

ESUE said...

Such gorgeous cards. The pinecones with wood slices really make me think of the outdoors in winter. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Beautiful cards! And those tags are breathtaking! So awesome!

Luanne said...

Gorgeous colors and designs! Love the new things coming our way!

Anne B said...

Gorgeous cards and tags, Kelly. I agree with you about the Banner & Bough set - it's fabulous!

Kris said...

Your post put a smile on my face. Especially loved the little wood/banner tag at the end of the post. It makes scrolling and reading a joy to the end!

Cindy Beach said...

My jaw drops every time I see your gorgeous work for The Greetery, Kelly! SO far everything in this release is on my wishlist!

Cindy H. said...

Oh what lovely cards, Kelly! You are definitely in the Christmas mode with all these lovelies!

Julia said...

I’m so loving these ideas!

Anonymous said...

Christmas is a fun time for creating! Love the cards!
Carol b

Sherri Thacker said...

These will bring a smile to anyone's face! I love the whole release!!!

Leslie said...

So love your Banner & Bough card! The colors are just gorgeous!

Rachael Burdick said...

Beautiful!

karen said...

I love how you paired the wood slices with the pinecone dies. Beautiful!

Marsha S said...

Beautiful cards and I love the tags!

mel h said...

I love this entire release. You have really knocked these projects out of the park.

Shelly said...

Beautiful cards, but, oh my goodness, those tags!

Jade said...

Your cards and tags are amazing! The tag is a lovely gift by itself. Gorgeous! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Janea aka Naya said...

So the wood slice tags are a must! I do party's at work (all men/construction) and finding themes to decorate isn't easy. Wood always works for them! And I see the mushrooms with them too!

Kelly S said...

Incredible projects! Your Wood Slices look so REAL! Love all the beautiful layers!

Linda Sodano said...

Beautiful cards and tags!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one using the Wood Slice die. This is a fantastic, fun release.

Jennifer T. said...

Gorgeous! I n love the vintage vibe on by your 2ns card.

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous cards, Kelly! Love love love those Wood Slice tags too.

Sue McRae said...

I am so loving the wood slice gift tags, so elegant!

Mrsfish02 said...

They are gorgeous Kelly. I like the banner & bough and I also see that adorable pine cone from last years release. Great job, now I have to decide which ones I have to have!!

Jill Cornelius said...

Beautiful Tags! I didn't think I wanted the wood slice die, but after seeing your tags I think I've changed my mind. Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Wonderful job as always. Thanks for the inspiration.

Becky Green said...

Kelly, you are making me want IT ALL!!! I LOVE the color you got with your wood slices ("Wood Cookies"), & ESPECIALLY your little tags!!! ;)<3

SavedbyGrace said...

oh goodness, just as pretty as can be !! Love your wood slices !!

Kandice J said...

Love your green card! The color palette is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kathy Mc said...

Kelly, your projects always knock my socks off! Your tags using the wood slices are fabulous. Appreciate you showing the Boughs and Banners used with and without die cutting. You are a super promoter for Betsy’s awesome releases!

Kristin Makowski said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Love your tags too!

Bonnie T. said...

Such pretty holiday cards, but I really love tour gift tag! So cute.

see mary stamp said...

Beautiful projects. Especially love the Banner & Bough card.

Pauline said...

Beautiful projects! Love those tags, the wood slice is a must have! Thanks for the inspiration Kelly!

laurazark@gmail.com said...

Each of your creations is AMAZING! I love your colors and the holiday cheer each card brings out. Just lovely!

Karen M said...

Such great examples of the new release. The tags are really cute. Can't wait!!

Mutzy Mia said...

Such beautiful cards...loved the green you used on your vintage cards. Yes, I can see toadstool cards made with the wood slice too! Thanks for all your inspiration.

blaze said...

Kelly, your cards and tags are just so gorgeous! What a release this is going to be!!!

Nancy Nicholson said...

Everything is gorgeous but I love the tags!!

Myrna Dodd said...

Ok Kelly, your tags are awesome, really makes me want those wood pieces! I know, not the right name for them...but you made really want them so after this post, I'll be looking back at them to make sure I know the right name of them to get them! Haha! Thanks for your beautiful designing, I really appreciate you!

Vickie R. said...

Your tags are absolutely adorable!!

Janelle said...

Lovely creations! I'm loving Written in Ribbons, especially how you used it.

Hannah Mize said...

These are gorgeous!

Tanja said...

Fabulous cards, especially loving the second (blue background) one.

Cathy Y said...

I love all your cards & tags today - great colors!

Carmela said...

Simply gorgeous cards, Kelly! Love all the layers on your first card!!

Anonymous said...

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GrammaStubbs said...

Great release! I think I like the Written in Ribbons the best. All of your cards are beautifully done.

Mary J said...

Gorgeous release!

Maria Russell Designs said...

You make the most beautiful cards, Kelly! I follow you everywhere, LOL! This release is going to make my wallet cry!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful colors and details on these gorgeous cards and tags! Loving that wood slice die!

Diana Banash said...

What stunning samples, Kelly! The banner & wood slice combo is just perfect.

Sharon D said...

Love all your projects! Like to see older items (e.g., pine cone) mixed in with new.

Lori Herron said...

I too like to see older products used with the new.....but then again.."it makes me buy MORE!!! Love it all!

Jen - katahdin krafts said...

Beautiful! The wood slice die is the bomb! An absolute must have! Thanks for sharing!

Amber R. said...

I adore the pinecones with the wood! Beautiful cards! I adore the tags!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow it is all just gorgeous, you always have such wonderful inspiration!

Karen said...

As always, your cards and tags are over-the-top beautiful!

Sandy C said...

Really beautiful cards and tags! I can't wait to start creating with these new products!

Maureen Hampshire said...

Your cards and tags are beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on so many of these new products!

Joyce said...

Stunning and festive cards and tags. Love them all.

Diana said...

Beautiful cards and tags!

DGolly said...

Beautiful cards. I LOVE the wood slices. So many things to do with them. Thanks for sharing.

Stebbins Family said...

You've had fun! All so lovely, but I really like your tags!

Kelly Evans said...

So stunning! Especially love your tags with the wood slices!

Patt H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Kelly! I love your use of the wood slice dies! I can see a lot of uses for these! Thanks for sharing all these beautiful creations!

Bev wilkinson said...

Well I guess this will be an easy decision now! Have to have the whole release after seeing your cards! Beautiful!

Lindsey said...

I’m completely wowed! I especially love your tags but all such beautiful projects!!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful projects! Love those tags!

Heather said...

Love the tags!

ang4tnr said...

Beautiful cards!

Allie said...

Your projects are so cheerful, Kelly! I especially love your wrapping and how you coordinated it with the beautiful tags that you created!

jengd said...

Lovely projects! I really like your numerous layers.

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

Oh yes!! PINECONES - PERFECT!!! just make everything BETTER!!

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the deep color for the slices. They weren't on my list, but they keep inching forward.

Pennie said...

Gorgeous cards and tags! Totally amazing!

Sue D said...

Pretty cards and love the wood slice tags.

Lorraine said...

I love your color combination with the turquoise - absolutely stunning.