Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Greetery {Capturing Summer} Day 2

Hello and welcome to day 2 of full reveals for the Capturing Summer release from The Greetery! Thank you so much for ALL of your sweet comments on yesterday's post! The rest of the collection is being showcased today and it will all be available for purchase tomorrow at 10 AM ET! As always, you'll want to head over to The Greetery Blog for all of the details on each of the new products being showcased today! Make certain to leave a comment here, and on each of the designers' blogs for a chance to win one of 2 $50 gift certificates to The Greetery shop!

My first card for today is my favorite and all of the new products available in the "Curio Collection" are totally up my alley! Betsy has done it once again and created these fabulous dies to create a curio cabinet to display specimens of the winged and plant variety! That being said, I totally want to create little scenes in each of the sections using the tiny images from the Destination Collection to stretch these fabulous dies! These would also be perfect to showcase the beautiful flowers from the BotaniCuts Wildflower Mix Dies! Wow....too many fun ideas flowing through my brain! ha ha!

To begin this fun card, I die cut all of the pieces for both the curio display and the specimens from white cardstock, with the exception being the silver pieces for the hinges and closure! I used an assortment of Distress Oxide inks to ink up all of the pieces and then had fun putting them all together! The wood border and closures/clasps are from the Curio Cover Die. The tiny labels, paper clip, and divider are from the Curio Divider and Details die. The flora and fauna pieces are from the new Curio: Summer Findings Die. 

There is also a companion stamp set called Curio Labels and it is full of fabulous sentiments for all seasons, months, and more to create one-of-a-kind cards! I chose to make this an autumn birthday card for my Botany Minor Mother! ha ha! It is definitely heavy on the fauna side, rather than flora, but I think she'll still love it anyway!


I die cut the divider three times from Kraft cardstock and glued them together using liquid glue. I really wanted to achieve the illusion of this being a wooden curio box. Once the dividers were stacked I glued them to a 4 by 5 1/4 inch piece of Linen cardstock that has a hint of grey ink around the edges for a worn look. I glued the wooden pieces around the edges and then had fun placing the different pieces into their rectangles! I toyed around with the idea of adding some corsage pins to the winged creatures to give the illusion that they are pinned down, but it made the card a little busy, so I opted to leave them off!

I stamped the different sentiments onto the little labels and added them with mini foam squares. I glued the hinges and closure pieces on with liquid glue to finish off this curio design!

My second card for today brings back in the Jumbo Jar die that was showcased yesterday, but this time I've paired it with the new Container Garden stamps/dies accented with the Side of Greens die that was shown yesterday as well!

Do you remember Betsy's steak card from the last release that had realistic looking "seasoning" on it, but it was actually glitter? I, of course, HAD to buy some, and at the same time found some that looked like dirt! I was so happy I did because it worked perfectly for the bottom of this cute jar garden!

This cute container garden also has a pair of bumble bees to add to your project that are just sweet as can "bee"!

You were all so complimentary of my jar lid yesterday and this project also uses another metallic jar lid to accent the design!

My third and final card for today, and the release, uses the latest installment in the BotaniCuts series! These are the fabulous geraniums and I am IN LOVE! I plant quite a few geraniums in my yard and in my pots, so my card today is actually inspired by one of my own pots.

I actually made some red geraniums as well, and I really tried to get them both onto this card, but it just wasn't working out! This particular card was actually supposed to end up being a "close-up" of the porch from yesterday! I had the rest of one of the trees left over so I thought it would be fun to add some perspective to this card and imagine it off in the distance with the potted geranium on the porch.

I used the Shiplap Builder dies to create the porch floor and then had fun adding the pot and the geraniums. The pot is a new die and I love it! It's called Pretty Pot Die and I know I will be using it A LOT!

I die cut all of the leaves, pot, and blooms out of white cardstock and then colored them using Distress Oxide inks and finger daubers. This is my favorite way to add realistic shading to the dies.

Well friends, this concludes my post for today and this fabulous release! Don't forget to head to the other designers' blogs to see what they've come up with! Thanks for fluttering by!

 

135 comments:

Carmela said...

So pretty, Kelly! Love the bright flowers!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful creations! The potted geraniums are gorgeous as is your terrarium! But I really looooove your curio and all of the little details you added like the Vellum bee and dragonfly wings and the pretty sponging/shading on your elements. Sooooo pretty!

Helen said...

Gorgeous cards! I love those wonderful geraniums and that fun Curio Collection! So fascinating! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Stay safe! :)

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

Love your pink geraniums the most’ so pretty

Amy C. said...

Beautiful cards centered around nature and the garden. I especially love the Jumbo Jar Die and the versatility of it.

Flutehappy said...

I just love the curio card….so much! I love to see older dies used with new ones, that made me see other ways to use the geranium die💕

Holly Saveur said...

in LOVE with all 3 of your cards! So beautiful!

Nancy R. said...

I love the geranium die & pot! All of your cards are beautifully created!

AnneC said...

So pretty. The flowers look so realistic!

Becky Egecrone said...

So, So Pretty! Love each beautiful card. The summer Finding is really special.

Unknown said...

The curio has so many possibilities!

sherry107 said...

Outstanding cards!

sherry107 said...

Outstanding cards!

Lynn Mason said...

Your curio cards are so artfully done. Love the shading and color combinations!

Miriam Leech said...

Your cards never disappoint! All the details are amazing!!!

jan metcalf said...

Pretty, pretty! Love your bright color, love the new Greetery release!!

Luanne said...

Love the Curio Cabinet and things to put in it! So much fun ahead with these new products, thank you for your inspiration!

Heike said...

Lovely cards one and all! Thank you for sharing them.

Polly said...

Your geranium card s my favorite-- love how you combined so many different elements from past releases with the new botanicuts!

Linda C said...

Kelly, your cards are amazing!

Barb Kirkwood said...

Your curio care is beautiful, the colors are outstanding.

Lisa Schenck said...

Positively GORGEOUS, Kelly! Must haves!!!

Betty Sue said...

Your cards are perfect! All have such wonderful colors and design!

Donna said...

So pretty! I'm really liking the curio collection & your take is lovely!

Jess said...

Omg your cards are so stunning makes me what it all....

Casandra Bennett said...

I love your style. That geranium card is beautiful. I love scene cards, but that's no surprise because I love scenery paintings, too. TFS your beautiful cards with us.

Kristina said...

I LOVE it ALL! Please make a card with the Destination stamps. I love seeing how other products work together. That’s a brilliant idea!

Beth Fralix said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS CARDS!! I LOVE the Shadowbox & Mason Jar cards but the Geranium card is PHENOMENAL!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you & yours!!

Linda Edwards said...

Oh my word, those geraniums are absolutely gorgeous. I love how you used the shiplap dies to do a close-up on the porch, with the tree off in the distance. Beautiful makes, Kelly!

merryf said...

All three of these cards are stunning! The Curio card is just a work of art!

Lori B said...

Beautiful cards. Love each one of them!

MBaskin said...

I love it all! But especially your curio cabinet, the insects are amazing

tycodmom said...

Betsy's products are so unique and your specimen card is spectacular. Looking forward to using these beautiful products.

Natasha said...

WOw! These are all truly epic! Wonderful cards!

Diane said...

Beautiful and creative cards, each one is so unique and gorgeous, great idea for the 'dirt' in the jar too!

Chris Wilbur said...

Your wood coloring is amazingly realistic! It’s an exquisite card!! Love the bright geraniums too!!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Wow, you really bring to life this new release in the most amazing and beautiful way!

Dawn Y. said...

Sooooo pretty, Kelly! Your Geranium 'closeup' design caught my eye right away. Such a clever idea!! Your Geranium petals are just lovely! 💗

Jan in Tucson said...

Your geranium cards is so cheerful! LOVE IT!!!

Susan Beauchaine said...

That pot of geraniums made me smile!!!

mel h said...

Really beautiful and fun cards! Geraniums are one of my favorites.

michelle in mi said...

As usual Kelly you knocked it out of the park with your beautiful creations!

ESUE said...

There are so many ideas for the curio. Love the porch with the gorgeous pink geranium and tree in the background. Thanks for your beautiful inspiration!

Stampin Suz said...

Love your card creations! I can't wait to get started with these new sets!

Cheryl said...

So beautiful! You always inspire me.

Tricia Schaden said...

omg your geraniums are stunning!! Love all the inspiration, thanks for sharing!

Mary Holshouser said...

The pot of geraniums is fantastic.
Love the shadowbox of "insects".
Great cards. thanks for sharing
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Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love the Curio collection! What a unique die set! Love the hinges! Thanks for the lovely inspirations!

Jan Elmore said...

Your potted geranium is a stunning image. I love this release more than ever! Thank you all. It's such a delightful collection!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful, colorful cards. This is such a wonderful release with so many gorgeous and fun possibilities!

Andre M. said...

3 gorgeous cards with this new release, the Curio theme is just fantastic!

MoTurner said...

Fabulous Kelly! Gorgeous and full of inspiration!

Marsha S said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! The Curio Collection is on my wish list. Thank so much for the inspiration!!

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly! Especially love the geranium card!

Helen F. said...

Kelly, your card designs are amazing! Love the gorgeous potted Geraniums and the Jar of flowers! Your Curio Collection is really pretty too.

buzzn2scrap said...

Beautiful and Amazing cards ! Absolutely love this release !!!

Eve N said...

Gorgeous cards. And now I need to get the curio cabinet dies, because you're right, they will be great for the Destinations sets and filling with my smaller Botanicuts flowers. Thank you for so many great ways to use my stamps and dies.

blaze said...

Kelly, you make MAGIC happen when you put your own touch on new product. It's a beautiful thing!

Judy Stiles said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! Love this release!

Debbie said...

Hi there Kelly. As always I am so inspired by your lovely creations. I love how you have been "sneaking" in those trees, great little extra!

Emma S. said...

Love these cards. Such a beautiful release. Love the Geraniums.

Kathryn A said...

Love the curio card with all the bugs, etc! And the geraniums are a must-have!

Annette Snyder said...

So pretty! Love your cards!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Exquisite cards! Everything on the curio card looks so real! Love it!

Mrsfish02 said...

Kelly your work is so wonderful... the geraniums and pretty pots have also made my list! I am going to have to study up on this release. There is so much to love. The Curio collection is wonderful. So in tune with nature. TFS

Cathy B said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said about this new release? Thanks to all of the designers for sharing their ideas!

Pat Phillips said...

These cards are so wonderful - I love them. That "curio box" has such a realistic look, plus the jar and the geraniums - love them all! Thank you!

Ania S said...

Beautiful cards! Love the pink on the flowers.

Jan said...

I always like everything you make and today was no exception. Those pretty pink geraniums in their bright blue pot really caught my eye though and I think it's really fun you made it into a close up of the porch view yesterday!

Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim said...

Three great cards. I especially love the geranium and curios cards. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

KarenAnn said...

Love your cards today...so inspirational! Especially attracted to your geranium card!

Huntress said...

Gorgeous cards. I’m loving the geraniums. Can’t wait for tomorrow.

judy said...

Beautiful cards--I especially love the curio card!

Contagiously Crafty said...

Oh so lovely, each and every card! Thank you for the inspiration.

Julia Aston said...

what beautiful samples using these lovely new dies and stamps - I particularly love your pink geraniums!

DGolly said...

Charming and beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Gail Spresser said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing.

Karen Day said...

I love how realistic your curio box is! And your geranium card is to die for :o)

Barbara said...

Your cards are so pretty. I think my favorite is the container garden.

Karen M said...

That curio box is really fun. Think it would be perfect for so many items and occasions! And, do like the jar lid balanced beside the jar. How fun!

acons said...

Love your takes on the new release - how all your details come together makng each card unique! Usually one card stands out to me but I’m loving all today’s cards so much, thanks!

Kati C said...

Love your pink geraniums!! My favorite color!! Maybe it is yours too — I think I see a punk theme throughout your projects! Great job!! Thanks for sharing!

Anne B said...

Your pink geraniums and just lovely. One of my favourite flowers!

BarbaraB said...

Your cards are always so gorgeous. Loving the pink geraniums!

Christine Kiehl said...

wow. These cards are awesome! I love the background details as well! SO many wonderful details!

Leanne said...

Fantastic cards!

Vickie R. said...

Glitter dirt! Bwahaha! Seriously though, I love all of your cards today!

Sandy C said...

Beautiful cards, as usual. I especially love the Curio Collection card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

Fantastic job with the release! I just adore that container garden set.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

You are so talented. These cards are gorgeous!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

You are so talented. These cards are gorgeous!

Gail said...

I love the POP of your art here - each piece is delightful - the colors are amazing as well - I am so drawn to those bugs [even though I am not a fan of bugs in my home] I do love them on your card - I love those flowers and the cool pop as well as that neat jar display - TFS

Rachael B said...

Love! Love! Love!

Sue McRae said...

Love the curio collection and fab card! Perfect dies for creating some masculine cards!

Isabel Z said...

Your creativity is endless!

Becky Green said...

SO BEAUTIFUL, Kelly! I was thinking the other day, when playing with my Greetery Products, Betsy NEEDED to do some FERNS & WHA-LAH!!!! FERNS! LOL Your work is GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE EVERYTHING!!!! ;)<3

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful details and color combos on these gorgeous cards! I love the curio, the jar and the fabulous geraniums! I am wanting it all!

Beverlee said...

All three cards are great. Love the card you created for your Mom, she's going to love it. Plus the card that highlights a small section of the porch with the geranium. Could totally see that.

Jane B. said...

What fabulous cards you have created with this new summer release. I love the special touch you added to the curio cabinet! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

DMcKelvey said...

All three cards are beautiful! I am so in love with your curio card, the colors of each item are stunning.

Sue D said...

Love all of these!

Kelly S. said...

Your geranium card is blowing my mind 😂….the curio cabinet looks like it’s lit from within…the dragonfly is glowing!

Diana said...

Beautiful cards! I love the pot of geraniums. I can't wait for this release to be available in the shop.

Janet B. from WV said...

Beautiful cards!

Arlene said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the geranium one and the curio one. I love them all!

Cheryl B. said...

All the cards are lovely!!!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

Love your pretty cards, Kelly!

Jennifer said...

Amazing cards and inspiration! Everything is so wonderful.

Lmsmithcrafts said...

Beautiful cards and the glitter accent on the dirt is perfect!!

jengd said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing your work!

Allie said...

Another great set of cards, Kelly! Love how you made a closeup of your porch card yesterday with the geraniums today :)

Cindy C said...

Love the wood frame! Gorgeous!

sharon g said...

I really like your curiosity display. It's gorgeous

sharon g said...

I really like your curiosity display. It's gorgeous

Susan Godfrey said...

I love the new release!! The geraniums are wonderful. Can’t wIt to give it all a try.

LoraLea1 said...

Hello Kelly! Beautiful work!!! It surprised me you started w white cardstock for the curio...the coloring is awesome and such small pieces. The tree behind the geranium is an awesome touch and the blue pot, stinkin pretty. Mason jar is great too, I like how you did the background, very unique.ty

Karen said...

Such beautiful cards---and such a great release! Looking forward to seeing how you execute all those great ideas!

DorothyA said...

Fantastic, lovely cards! I appreciate your artistry in each card and your use of these wonderful products! I love the jumbo sized jar and all the goodies in them. And the butterflies, etc. in the frame is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer K said...

I love those bright pink geraniums!

LynnW said...

I love the geraniums, especially in the blue pot and I love the brown moth in the curio card! Thank you!

Mutzy Mia said...

Such beautiful cards! I love everyone! Geraniums are my favorite summer flower so always a winner in my book. I love what you've done with the jumbo jar card and that added dimension in the dirt is darling. Then there is the Curio card...so sweet. Thanks for all the inspiration and can't wait for tomorrow!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such fantastic cards today! I love the new botanicuts and how you paired the tree with them in that last card, but my favorite is the Curio card. Love all the items you chose for each of the openings.

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful cards!

JHixon said...

Gorgeous cards! Such beautiful details. I love the pink geraniums in the blue pot, they very same combo I have on my porch. Great design to take the lid off the jar and you have the most realistic curio that I have seen yet. Great job!

Marlene said...

Love the jar with the lid on the side!! Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

see mary stamp said...

Love everything about these new products! Your projects are just beautiful.

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely creations, my favorite are the flowers in the jar!

Kailash said...

Your card designs and colors are simply stunning!

Nancy Nicholson said...

Very pretty cards!

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Betty Neville said...

So gorgeous! Love your work!

Melanie said...

Your geraniums are so bright and happy. I just love them!

Nurse Lisa said...

I am in LOVE with the jar die….its large enough to be a shaped card, shaker or on a front panel! Amazing !

Mary J said...

Loving you geraniums and curio. Thank you.

Ida said...

All your cards here are so beautiful but I'm in love with the Geranium card. So pretty and realistic looking. (Curious what is the die you used on the white piece of card stock)?