Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Greetery Winter Wanderer Release Countdown Day 2



Hello and welcome! It's great to be back with day 2 of the Winter Wanderer release from The Greetery! Before I get started with ANYTHING, though, I have some SUPER exciting news...when the new release goes LIVE on Friday, at 10 AM ET, EVERYTHING storewide, including the new release, will be offered at a 15 % discount! Wahoo! The sale will run until 11:59 ET on Monday!  

Don't forget to leave a comment on the designers' blogs for a chance to win one of the 2 $50 gift certificates being given away for this release! As always, you'll want to head to The Greetery Blog to get a good look at all of the products being showcased today! Also, one more thing...I'm sharing another card using the new Hoop Wreath and Catching Snowflake stamp/die set HERE if you are interested in seeing that.

I have 3 projects to share with you today, and up first is a card using the new Boho Banners die collection paired with the amazing new Bigger Blooms stamp/die set!  This card is really simple and straightforward, but I had a lot of fun putting the banner together and using these gorgeous new blooms!



It's a little bit hard to see in the photos, but I used the Berry Branch Stencil that was released last year to create a tone on tone background on the Scarlet panel! It's such a simple detail, but adds that "little something extra"!

I used A LOT of Rustic White Cardstock for this release. I really like the look and feel it gives to the "fiber" elements that are part of this release, such as the Macrame dies (projects below) and the fringe and tassels on the Boho Banner. It has flecks of color throughout, just like natural macrame yarn/thread. 

I die cut the branch piece twice from Kraft cardstock and then glued them together using liquid glue.  I wrapped the top triangle portion around the branch and secured it with liquid glue around the front and back of the main banner piece. Once that was done, I added the "tassel/string" piece using liquid glue at the knots of the tassel. 

I stamped a bunch of the images from the Bigger Blooms stamp set and used them on two of my projects for today! I added them to the banner using foam squares and liquid glue and then added the sentiment, which is from the Hoop Wreath set, on top of the blooms!

I added a brad to the stenciled panel to create somewhere for the panel to "hang" and then adhered the entire banner. The focal panel is added to a top folding Kraft card base using foam squares. I had a lot of fun creating coordinating envelopes using the Flappable Stencil for a few of my cards for the release. 

My next card uses more of the Bigger Blooms paired with the new Simply Wonderful stamp/die set. I also used the new Macrame Openwork Base Die, Macrame Diamonds die, and the Macrame Borders & Tassels die. These all work together to create beautiful and realistic macrame pieces. I had so much fun putting this background together and then ended up covering a lot of it up! LOL! 

The "wonderful" word is die cut twice, stamped once, and then glued together for stability. I knew it would be "floating" over the intricacies of the macrame pieces, so I wanted it to be sturdy. 

As you can see, here is another one of the rustic backgrounds I was telling you about yesterday. I used the whitewash technique for this one for a more airy look. I stamped the "you" portion of the sentiment directly onto the panel using Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink (also used on the "wonderful") and then got to work adding the different pieces of macrame to create the background.

I added a few of the Bigger Blooms here and there to accent the macrame. I originally had quite a few more on there and laughed when I realized you could hardly see the background. I did some editing, and while it still has a lot, it is much better! ha ha!

I stamped all of the flowers, leaves, and berries using the exact colors that Betsy used on the stamping guide. They looked so beautiful and my color combination brain was tired! ha ha! I love how they turned out! I added glitter and sequins to give them some added detail, sparkle, and shine!

Once again, I created another coordinating envelope using the stencils I talked about earlier. While this particular pattern is made to go with a different set, I think it coordinates nicely with the Bigger Blooms. 

My third and final card for the day and the release uses another fun new sentiment set called Opposites Attract AND another rustic Shiplap background. ha ha! 

This card showcases the Macrame dies a little bit better since I didn't add so many design elements. They are so much fun to use and the pattern possibilities are endless! I chose to keep everything natural looking, but I'll bet the other designers have used color on theirs. I can't wait to see!

I die cut the "Just a Note" sentiment twice and then stamped it once and glued them together. the "to say thanks" sentiment is stamped directly onto the background, like I did on my last card. 

I added the foliage and flowers from the Hoop and Wreath set that was showcased yesterday to accent the sentiment.

Well, friends....that's all for today! Make sure you head to the other designers' blogs to see their gorgeous creations and don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for a chance to win one of the $50 dollar gift certificates to the shop. Also, don't forget that the pens will be in the shop on Friday as well as the amazing sale going on!
Thanks for fluttering by!

 

81 comments:

Karen said...

Love these new products, especially the new sentiment sets---and as always, you've showcased them beautifully!

Bev wilkinson said...

Amazingly beautiful! What gorgeous projects! Can’t wait to play with all these new sets!

Linda C said...

Beautiful cards!

Eulouise said...

Stunning use of the big flowers to make a truly beautiful project.

Jan Elmore said...

The new font combos are just too cool! Wow, cool fonts and Bigger Blooms....it is Christmastime!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE that large banner die...and the large blooms! All your projects are so gorgeous!!

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh Kelly...these are all absolutely STUNNING!! Had to chuckle a bit when you talked about adding so many layers that you couldn't see the macrame layers in the background...sounds like something I would do!! Lovely, lovely cards and thanks so much for all the beautiful inspiration this week...I really can't wait to play!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving tomorrow!! Hugs. :0)

Nancy G said...

Oh Kelly, your cards are amazing, all the time!!! Love them and your background shiplap!!

laurazark@gmail.com said...

Such a lovely and fun release. Love your gorgeous cards!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Your beautiful shiplap really shows off the gorgeous macrame designs and your stunning florals. I love everything in this collection and you really showcased them beautifully. Your scarlet banner card is one I will think about, all day! Happy Thanksgiving Kelly, to you and your family. I give thanks for your generous and creative spirit.

Miriam Leech said...

Your cards are always gorgeous!!

buzzn2scrap said...

Beautiful cards ! Love the larger flowers and sentiments !

Anita said...

Love the layers on these cards! Those larger flowers are really pretty!

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created with these amazing new products.

Unknown said...

Be still beating hippie heart….love this collection.

Anna said...

Obsessed with the half wreath and again Shiplap!

Kristina said...

Your cards blow me away! Love the banner and big blooms! 😍 And the macrame and ship lap background is brilliant.

Mary Kay Ross said...

OMGoodness! That bigger bloom set is unbelievable and what you have done with it is gorgeous! Love your cards!

jan metcalf said...

Awesome designs Kelly! Your looks are fabulous, especially with the ship lap! And the details to use a natural looking paper for the macrame or a mono print background. Those are the details I love! Blessings!!

Jennifer Roach said...

Absolutely stunning projects!! This set is a must have for me!

Cheryl said...

Your designs are always amazingly beautiful. I love that you use other products from the line as well. Such a fun new release!

Helen F. said...


Kelly, I just LOVE your beautiful creations! The Bigger Blooms and mix of other Greetery products is so pretty and makes for such unique cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

The flowers are so bright and
vibrant. Love that wood.
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Dawn Y. said...

Just beautiful, Kelly! I love your macrame over the lovely shiplap background. Thanksgiving blessings!💗

Marsha S said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the card with the shiplap planks!

Natasha said...

Stunning cards! Love the bits of chunky glitter on the flowers!!

Nancy R. said...

Great cards! I especially love how you combined the macrame detail with the shiplap! Great idea & beautifully done.

Rachael B said...

Beautiful and very unique!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous colors and layering! I just love the way you assemble your beautiful cards!

pat phillips said...

All your cards are lovely, but I have to say your last one is very striking. I love the look - it is just beautiful! Thanks - have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

RobiW said...

So pretty! Great release.

Leslie said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Love them all!

Stebbins Family said...

What creative cards! I like your creative layouts and backgrounds!

Kelly S said...

I just love that last card with the mix of sentiment, shiplap, macrame, and florals! All of the good things rolled into one card! Your big bloom cards are so amazing!

Luanne said...

Fabulous colors and layers! Beautiful as always Kelly!

Connie said...

Fantastic cards, Kelly! Love that macramé on the shiplap! Great colors!

Stacey Soibelman said...

Macrame Borders & Tassels die add the extra that you could use on many occasions. I love how it adds layers without a basic background.

Mrsfish02 said...

I am loving the macrame borders, bigger blooms and opposites attract, so far... this will definitely take some time for study. Maybe over a slice of pie and cup of coffee?? Thanks for your inspiration and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathryn A said...

So pretty! I’m loving the large fonts and flowers!

Tiffany P said...

These are absolutely stunning! I love the depth and the layers you've achieved!

michelle in mi said...

You always know the right accents to combine to make the perfect card

Pauline said...

Gorgeous cards Kelly! I just can't get enough of the shiplap backgrounds you create. This post is full of so much inspiration.

Sue McRae said...

Love all the elements you combined on your Just A Note card...so pretty!

Joyce said...

Such beautiful cards. Love them all.

Cyndi said...

Your cards are amazing. I really love the first one -- so beautiful and fun!

Shelly said...

I can't wait to use these new sentiment stamps & dies! Your cards are beautiful...as always..and I love how you've used this release.

Anonymous said...

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Cathy Y said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, and your ship lap backgrounds are perfect!

DGolly said...

What beautiful cards. All so different and stunning. Thanks for sharing.

TLady said...

Kelly, ALL of your work is BEAUTIFUL!!! BUT, my favorite? Your Just a Note Card! STRIKING with the ship lap die & the macrame details & florals! NICELY DONE!!! ;)<3

Allie said...

These are great, Kelly! Love how your sentiments really pop out!

Whiteibis said...

Very nice cards. Really like the shiplap background and the texture of the die. Designers did a great job showcasing the revel.

Sue D said...

Love the flowers on these wonderful card designs.

Julie said...

Such a nice combination of words and flowers.

Lisa said...

Your layouts and color choices are wonderful. Great job!

Karen Day said...

Honestly, that shiplap background looks amazing with everything! I love how you shaded it. Really lovely projects today, Kelly!

Miriam Prantner said...

Another day of truly unique and cool products! LOVE the wall hanging!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are amazing! I LOVE the font of the sentiments!

KristieH said...

Love the stamped flowers ....colors are gorgeous!

mel h said...

Pretty cards with a cute boho look. Love this release

Fabbie said...

Gorgeous cards!! Gorgeous Bigger Blooms stamps!!

Fabbie said...

Gorgeous cards!! Gorgeous Bigger Blooms stamps!!

Fabbie R. said...

Gorgeous cards!! Gorgeous Bigger Blooms stamps!!

Sharon said...

Love the beautiful banner you created! And your shiplap backgrounds are stunning!

Heather said...

So pretty!

Iva Stastna said...

LOvely dark red card,I love Boho style.

katrynka said...

You have such amazing attention to detail!! And that tiny brad to hang the banner is such a great idea! Everything is fantastic!!

Suzanne Russell said...

With each Greetery release I think< "I'll buy all of this and never need to order anything else-ever! " This release could keep me occupied for years to come. But, of course, I will repeat the same process with the next release. ; )
Beautiful products and your projects truly inspire my creativity!

Jean said...

Stunning cards! An amazing release!

Marianne said...

Fabulous makes! Such an amazing release!

Sue's Blog said...

I love those big blooms and can think of lots of ways to use them. Thanks for your ideas

Nora Noll said...

Once again, your creations just WOW me. I love all your beautiful layering and the touch of glitter on your flowers. Lovely design.

April Z said...

Beautiful cards!

Sandy Spielberger said...

Oh wow- your projects are stunning. I was born in the 70s and used to enjoy makramee as a kid. So this release brings back memories.But it`s with a modern twist in this great greetery release !

Eve N said...

Great cards that show how the new sets can make sophisticated, yet rustic, designs.

Lisa Dolson said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly! Love the designs placed on the shiplap background!

Mutzy Mia said...

Love your cards. The Bigger Blooms are gorgeous and you've used them beautifully on your designs today. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Kathy Mc said...

More beautiful creations, Kelly, and am totally surprised by the macrame. Your rustic designs and shiplap are some of my favorites.

blaze said...

Stunning creations! You always showcase these new products so wonderfully!

Emma S. said...

Gorgeous Creations. So Talented!

Unknown said...

those big bold florals are so pretty. Love the ways you used them!