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:

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

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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!

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

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

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  6. 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!

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

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

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. Your projects are always stunning. So beautiful.

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

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

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  14. As always your designs are beautiful & so inspirational!

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

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  16. 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!

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

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  18. Just beautiful!! I especially love the tags!

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

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  20. Such gorgeous projects! Amazing work as always!!!

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

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  22. Great cards!! I love those tags especially!

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

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  24. 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!

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  25. I love all your projects especially the tags. Amazing!

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  26. Love that the teal makes the green pop!

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

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  28. Gorgeous projects, Kelly! Love the wood slice tag.

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

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

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  31. Love the pinecones with the
    gold tucked in the creases.
    Beautiful cards. thanks
    for shasring
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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

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  33. 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!

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

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

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  36. Such beautiful projects! Love this release!

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

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

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

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

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

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  42. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  48. Beautiful!

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

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  50. Beautiful cards and I love the tags!

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

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

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

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  54. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  60. 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!!

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  61. 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!

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  62. Wonderful job as always. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  63. 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

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

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

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  66. 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!

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  67. Your cards are so beautiful! Love your tags too!

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

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  69. Beautiful projects. Especially love the Banner & Bough card.

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

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

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

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  73. 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.

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

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  75. Everything is gorgeous but I love the tags!!

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  76. 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!

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  77. Your tags are absolutely adorable!!

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

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

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

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

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  82. Marisela Delgado said: Absolutely gorgeous cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  95. Stunning and festive cards and tags. Love them all.

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

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

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

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  99. 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!

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

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

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  102. Beautiful projects! Love those tags!

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

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  104. Lovely projects! I really like your numerous layers.

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

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

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  107. Gorgeous cards and tags! Totally amazing!

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  108. Pretty cards and love the wood slice tags.

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

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