Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Greetery Merry Makings Release Countdown Day 2



Hello and welcome to day 2 of the Merry Makings release countdown from The Greetery!! Thank you so much for ALL of your sweet comments on yesterday's day 1 post! You are so sweet! I've got two projects to share with you today using a twist on some of your favorites that I know you're going to fall in love with! Up first is the new Destination: North Pole! If you loved the Destination Collection that was released earlier this year, this is the PERFECT Christmas companion! I've had so much fun putting together this postage themed card using this new set paired with some older favorites as well! You can head to The Greetery Blog for the official "meet and greet" for each of today's showcased products! I'll include the links to the other designers' blogs at the bottom of today's post! Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the prizes!

When I began this particular design, I was planning on just creating a map style card like the ones I made for the Destination: Summer release that you can see HERE, but as my card progressed, it evolved into more of a graphic vintage postcard feel, which I just love!

I pulled out the fabulous Postal Frames Dies and die cut the larger panel using grey cardstock. The base is also made from the same grey for a cohesive look. I toyed around with a teal or red card base, but in the end, the grey won! I cut a slightly smaller panel of white cardstock that would fit just inside the pierced detail of the Postal Frame. I used one of the Destination Map Stencils and added some light ink blending to create the subtle background. I also used one of the included snowflake images from the Destination: North Pole stamp set to stamp here and there for some added detail.
I die cut two of each of the included elements to add to the map and used my MISTI to get them stamped assembly line style. The "North Pole" sentiment is die cut and stamped in teal and red for a vintage feel. I stamped the "Greetings from the" and "Love, Santa" sentiments directly to the stenciled background using red ink.

From there, I had such a fun time adding all of the sweet little details here and there, including the stamp and postmark images from the Pretty Postmarks stamp set. I added the cute little polar bear pair tramping across the top and then added the wavy "postage cancelled" image to give it an authentic look. Of course there's a sprinkling of coarse crystal glitter on the tops of the letters, greenery, candy canes and roof tops for some holiday sparkle!

My second and final card for today uses the new Snowflake Soiree stamp set and coordinating stencil set! This is just like the previously released Pinwheel Party that is so popular, but this time with a holiday/winter twist! Rather than create something similar to my Pinwheel cards, I chose to use the sentiment as the focal point with a few stenciled snowflakes to accent and highlight. I couldn't resist making a weathered wood shiplap background with a Nordic Frame for a rustic, European look!

I die cut the shadow portion of the "Be Merry" sentiment and then die cut the "Be Merry" words using silver glitter cardstock. I carefully added it to the shadow portion using liquid glue with a precision applicator tip.

The background was created by die cutting the shiplap panels out of Soft Stone cardstock and adding some Weathered Wood Distress Oxide ink using a finger dauber. I added these to a white panel using liquid glue for stability. I like using the glue because it gives me a little "wiggle room" to get the pieces lined up properly.

The frame is added over the top using foam squares as well as the Be Merry sentiment at an angle. The "& have a happy Christmas" sentiment is also from the Snowflake Soiree stamp set and is stamped in black onto a strip of Soft Stone cardstock and notched at the ends.

I die cut the snowflakes and then added the different shades of blue Distress Oxide ink using the coordinating stencils and a blender brush. I added some jewels to each of the snowflakes as well as a few sparkling clear sequins here and there for added holiday shine! I hope you've enjoyed today's full reveals! Don't forget to head to the other designers' blogs to see the creative ways they have used these products! Thanks for fluttering by!



 

106 comments:

  1. Oh Kelly, once again you knocked the North Pole card out of the ballpark! It is so stinkin’ cute! One I will case for sure!

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  2. Oh, my goodness ... your cards are absolutely stunning. Love, love, love them.

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  3. Wonderful cards. Your North Pole card is utterly adorable with all the little bits of happiness! Cheers.

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  4. Loving the cool crisp blues on the snowflake card!- Diane from Minnesota

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  5. Oh my word, Kelly, the postage card is soooooo cute.

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  6. Love all the creativity, the layers, your designs Kelly!

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  7. Very nice cards, Kelly, as always! Love that postage theme going on in that first card!

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  8. Wow! Both of your cards are amazing! I especially love the addition of the postage images.

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  9. Beautiful cards! The North Pole card really does remind me of a postcard - so fun!

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  10. Stunning! Your cards always amaze me.

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  11. Love your North Pole card! The layers are just fantastic! Can’t wait to get this set ❤️

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  12. Love the layering and use of borders, shiplap etc on your cards. Beautifully done!

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  13. There is always heart happiness from your posts and today is no exception. Destination: North Pole has me smiling!

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  14. Two FABULOUS cards Kelly! Absolutely in LOVE with your 1st card and love how you used the polar bear on the postage stamp!! Love the whole vintage postcard look and feel to this card!! And your snowflake card is just lovely!! Thanks for such awesome inspiration today!! :0)

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  15. That North Pole card is going to make me buy that set when I didn't want to want it! FABULOUS!!!!!!

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  16. That cute little polar bear!! Love your vintage postcard Christmas card. Both projects are fabulous, Kelly!!

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  17. Both cards are beautifully designed! I bet you had fun designing with the new sets, the polar bear is just the cutest!!

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  18. Your cards are absolutely exquisite!!! I want this whole release and I'm going to be broke!!!

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  19. I love both of your cards. The addition of the postal elements on the destination card is great!

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  20. Beautiful cards! I really like the Snowflake Soiree stencil set.

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  21. I love the addition of the polar bear postage stamp on the North Pole card - great idea! So cute!!

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  22. I adore your style...and the second card with the shiplap background and nordic frame is so creative.

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  23. Your cards are so creative, Kelly! Love the postcard look of your Destination North Pole card~too cute! The snowflakes with Shiplap background is really clever. Both cards are fabulous

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  24. Every little detail is perfect!

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  25. You never fail to delight me with great ideas Kelly!

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  26. Your North Pole is like Disney, I just want to see everything there! Beautiful post!

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  27. Both cards are wonderful! Love the postage look on your North Pole card!

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  28. OMG! Your Be Marry card is my absolute favorite project from this release! Goegeous!

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  29. Just lovely, Kelly! I love the vintage postcard feel on your first card. The weathered shiplap really gives your second card a European feel. Brilliant ideas!💗

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  30. I absolutely love how you made your card into a giant postage stamp! How creative!!

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  31. I had fun looking at all the little details on your cards. Great job--I loved them both!

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  32. Love the depth all of your cards have!!

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  33. These are fabulous, so much to look at in the first card and I love how you used the shiplap in the second!

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  34. Love both of your cards...the first one especially.

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  35. Love! Love! Love!

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  36. Love the way you've incorporated some of the earlier products in your gorgeous cards!

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  37. Both of your cards are lovely! The vintage postcard style of the first card is so fun. The European flair of the snowflake card is gorgeous.

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  38. Kelly you bowled me over with that North Pole card! Love how you incorporated older sets!

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  39. I like the vintage postcard feel on your card.
    Carol b

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  40. Oh WOW! Love your super cute cards! They are so pretty!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  41. Love the Be Merry card with the shiplap background!

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  42. Fantastic cards. Love all of
    the detail on the first. The layering
    on both is great. thanks for sharing
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  43. Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one -- that North Pole sentiment is something I really need. We're a"love you to the moon and back" family, so it would really be fun to mix it up this Christmas.

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  44. What beautiful cards. Love the depth and color choices.

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  45. Love the cards....love them all. Can hardly wait until Friday.

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  46. Fabulous cards! I especially love the North Pole card with the sweet polar stamp. What a nice touch. So special. Happy Holidays!

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  47. Obsessed! Your take on this release is so beautiful! Love how you made it look like a vintage postcard.

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  48. Love that little polar bear on your card! I also love how you used the Shiplap die too! Lookig forward to see what you have for us tomorrow!

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  49. Lovely cards!! I especially love what you did with the new Destination set! The postal frame compliments it perfectly!!

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  50. Ack these are so amazing! I love how you combined the previously released products with the new! Fabulous creations!

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  51. Wow. Love your use of the postal frame here.

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  52. Oh me how cute!! I love that little polar bear stamp you created! Sweet little details, so much fun!!

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  53. Beautiful cards. so creative!

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  54. Oh my goodness! I literally just stare at your work each time. You are amazing.

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  55. I enjoy your mix of 'old' and new to create such lovely cards!

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  56. LOVE all the details on the North Pole card (glitter snow) and LOVE LOVE the added shiplap to accentuate the snowflakes and added gems! Perfection, I am a HUGE fan!!!!
    Awesome cards, thanks for your creations, inspiration and sharing!

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  57. Love your gorgeous North Pole scene & your snowflake card is awesome!!

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  58. I love the vintage postcard look! It’s perfect!

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  59. Terrific cards, Kelly, you make such unique cards with all your wonderful layering.

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  60. The North Pole Set is SO CUTE!!! I've been working on collecting Santa Images, & this set is the ICING for my collection!!! SO STINK'N CUTE!!!! LOVE the vintage post touch with it! AND your Snow Flake Card- LOVE how you've added the Ship Lap Dies with them! NICE TOUCH!!! ;)<3

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  61. I LOVE your North Pole card! Such sweet little elements everywhere. I especially love the polar bear on the postage stamp! :)

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  62. Such beautiful cards today. Your North Pole card is my favorite...love all the details you added and love the gray frame, so stunning! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  63. Your cards are so creative! Love how the first one looks like a giant stamp from the North Pole. And the shiplap background of the snowflake card is perfect.

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  64. So clever to add the little stamp! Just link a vintage letter heading to Santa!

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  65. Beautiful. Love the layering on the Be Merry card.

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  66. I love your gorgeous cards! I also love that you've showcased them using some of the previous release pieces to give some extra ideas on how to use them.

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  67. I love everything about this release!

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  68. Beautiful cards, Kelly. I especially love the North Pole design. Keep up with the great inspiration.

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  69. perfect little North Pole scene and wonderful colors on your second card. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. These are wonderful! Love love love your North Pole card!

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  71. Adorable cards, Kelly!! The North Pole card is so cool!

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  72. Love the gray paper on the first card and the way you used the Nordic frames on the second one. Good ideas I’ll be using in the future.

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  73. Ooh, love the shiplap background. Everything is so pretty. The red on your postcard destination card really stands out. thanks for all the inspiration.

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  74. That North pole set is adorable! I like how you mix in some of the past sets as well. Beautiful work.

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  75. From absolutely darling to just so pretty....I just love both of your cards!

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  76. Awesome dimension and details on these beautiful cards! Love the North Pole designs, and the snowflakes are so pretty!

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  77. Love your snowflake card, the shiplap background is such a great idea!

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  78. Awesome cards! Love your beautiful details!

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  79. What pretty cards! Love the snowflake card!

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  80. Beautiful cards! Especially love all the colorful details of the North Pole scene!

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  81. Kelly, two more fabulous cards! All the cute details on your North Pole card really reflect Christmas. Your snowflakes with the Nordic Frame and shiplap look so good together.

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  82. Perfect colors on the North Pole card!

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  83. Stunning cards, Kelly. That North Pole card is simply adorable.

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  84. Love the North Pole card - so amazing. I love how you always pair new sets with previously released items to give us ideas for using those sets more!

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  85. Love these - especially that you added some previously released items on them!

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  86. So stunning love that you mixed and matched things.

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  87. I love ALL your work, and this postcard feel North Pole card is no different. The reds and greens with teal that you chose give it a slightly retro look and the postcard effect with the cancelled stamp and postal die edge are adorable! It truly makes me miss my friends and homes in Colorado.

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  88. Wonderful work, Kelly! Love that vintage feel with the Destination Collection!

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  89. Beautiful cards, Kelly! That North Pole postcard one is my favourite - great colour choices!

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  90. Just love the post card feel you produced. Your cards are so pretty and whoever gets them will be so happy to display them somewhere special.

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  91. Great cards! I love your shiplap background.

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  92. I really like the postage stamp look. This is so on my wishlist.

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  93. I love how you used the shiplap die. That's a stunning background.

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  94. I like your fun and pretty card designs.

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  95. Beautiful projects, Kelly! I’m so excited to get stared with Christmas crafting, thank you for great inspiration!

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  96. These are both really wonderful cards. Your creative ideas and all of the details you have added make them just amazing.

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  97. What a lovely set of cards. Love the Nordic themed one.

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  98. How nice! Love the post card look. Who's kidding who? - I love all the different looks and all the different sets! Gonna have some hard choices tomorrow!

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