Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Greetery Leaf and Blade Collection Day 1

Hello and welcome, friends! It's day 1 of The Greetery's Leaf and Blade collection full reveals! I've got three projects to share with you today using a bunch of the fabulous and beautiful new products that are included in this release! For those of you yearning for autumn color and cooler temperatures, this release will transport you to the autumn of your dreams! Make sure to head to The Greetery Blog for all of the product information and the official "meet and greet"! Leave a comment here, and on every designers' blogs, for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop!

There's something magical about autumn skies! I tried to capture the essence and beauty of the autumn blue skies and contrasting leaves in this first card! This card is VERY layered with an assortment of die cuts and minimal stamping! 

This card features the new and FABULOUS Gingko BotaniCuts! We had two Gingko trees in our front yard growing up; one male and one female! The female tree produces a foul smelling berry, and if you've every encountered one, you'll know what I am talking about! LOL! As children, we would step on the berries and discover that our shoes smelled like we had stepped in dog doodoo! From there on out, the name of the berries became "poo berries"! LOL! That being said, the leaves ARE beautiful and I'm grateful to have these fun leaves to create with! The two trees have since been cut down, so this is a fun nod to my childhood!

The BotaniCuts have two unique branches of leaves with a few single leaves to tuck here and there as you desire! I colored my leaves with Distress Oxide ink to get a realistic look!

I added some glitter here and there to capture a bit of the autumn sparkle that occurs as the sun twinkles through the trees!


For those of you who have fallen in love with hot foiling, you'll be pleased to see this beautiful new sentiment! You can also purchase it in stamp form, for those of you who are still on the fence about hot foiling!

I paired the sentiment with the new Leafy Branch stamp/die set! Betsy designed this set to have a very realistic feeling since it doesn't have a white border! I had fun stamping these leaves in different color combos!

I used gold foil on dark cardstock for a bold and dramatic look for the sentiment! I also foiled it in gold on Kraft, which was gorgeous, but I didn't think it would photograph well, so I tried this combo as well!

It is just the right size to fit inside the Halfsies Oval Die and the Leafy Branch frames it so well!

My 3rd and final card for today uses the new Pampas Grass stamp/die set AND the AMAZING new Wheat BotaniCuts! I'm seriously obsessed with the wheat and I know it will be used A LOT this fall!

I stamped the grasses in the colors that are included on the stamping guide because I love the muted pinks and rich browns for fall! I paired the foliage with the previously released Deco Triangles hot foil plate.


I felt like the pattern of the background also had an Aztec feel, which lent itself nicely to the wheat and grasses! 

I layered the Kraft and gold background onto a blush card base to pick up the pink from the Pampas Grass!

Well, this concludes my projects for day 1, but join me again tomorrow for full reveals of the products for day 2! Make sure to head to the other designers' blogs to see how they've used these beautiful new products! Thanks for fluttering by!

 

131 comments:

tycodmom said...

Amazing cards and I appreciated the Ginko story. We planted two Ginko trees on our property. Thankfully, they must be males, because alas no berries. Good to know. lol

Laraine R said...

Beautiful cards!

Isabel Z said...

Every detail is stunning!

Carmela said...

Gorgeous layers and designs!! Amazing job!!

Karen said...

Such wonderful cards with so many beautiful details!

Donna Phelan said...

Glorious! I love the colors that you have used for each creation. Those Ginkgo leaves are something else! I love Fall and all of its' perfect colors in shades of gold and brown and green and oranges. Fabulous!

Susie G. said...

Great cards! Love your color choices and great layering . Amazing new release that I am looking forward to creating with. Thank you for sharing such inspiring creations!

Jennifer K said...

Wow! The colors you used are so eye-catching. Lovely projects.

Bev wilkinson said...

Love the Ginkgo card and your childhood story. I dont know if Ginkgoes are hardy enough for northeast winters but good to know about the berries! Apparently the male trees produce pollen that is highly allergenic though not the female ones

Casandra Bennett said...

Love that wheat card. Your soft color palette is beautiful with those gorgeous dies.

jan metcalf said...

Lovely designs Kelly! Always learn so much from you!

Beverly Gleeson said...

Crunchy leaves, crisp air, fall is in the air! Superb designs on your card creations. The Greetery sure do create lovely fresh stamps and dies.

Helen said...

Beautifully crafted cards...especially like all the layers of your slimline card, Kelly. tfs-stay well.

Luanne said...

Amazing Kelly! Love all these beautiful new leaves. Can’t pick a favorite!

Bernadette said...

Lovely fall colors and layers!

Judy Kay Stiles said...

Such lovely creations! This is a beautiful collection!

Donna said...

Beautiful Kelly! (I missed you this summer!) The hot foil sentiment is just lovely inside the Halfsies oval die, & the Lovely Leaves perfectly frame it- my favorite!

Kristina said...

Wowza! Stunning as usual! I love the colors, the layers, and the hot foil background! That background is becoming my favorite. ๐Ÿ˜

Anonymous said...

All of your designs are so beautiful I especially love the color palette on the Autumn greetings card! TFS

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Anita said...

Wow!! Your card designs are great. I enjoyed seeing what you created.

Polly said...

Beautiful cards Kelly. I could never have too many leaves and flowers!

Stephanie Clapper said...

I’m totally in love with foiling and the sentiment verse looks beautiful when hot foiled. The extra shine and color really help it to stand out! Beautiful post Kelly!

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice layers. I like the color combinations. Great project shares.

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards highlighting this wonderful release!!

BarbaraB said...

All your cards are beautiful! The fall colors that your used for each are lovely.

Jessica Yoder said...

Beautiful cards! That slimline card is so lovely

anni said...

Gorgeous cards! Really loving those different sets of leaves

dewdrop said...

Lovely projects...always so fun to see how each of you use the new products in such different ways. Wonderful inspiration!

Lynn C said...

Gorgeous cards!

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly!

Susi said...

Perfect layering and detail on these wonderful creations!

Jan Elmore said...

Oh so pretty. I really like this new release. I'm ready for some cooler temps and fall colors. Much needed lift in spirits seeing the new goodies!

Natasha said...

Gorgeous creations Kelly!

Diane said...

Totally gorgeous cards, each and every one, I love how you displayed the new 'grace' sentiment, it is so beautiful, truly beautiful colors of fall!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such gorgeous cards! You really are a master at layering, loving all the dimension on these and I'm especially in love with the gingko and wheat!

christalmclean said...

I love Gingko tress but apparently I do not want a female tree. Bright and bold coloring, just like Fall! Lovely!

Frannie R said...

Beautiful cards. The BotaniCuts Ginkgo card with the autumn sky is so perfect!!

Eve N said...

Beautiful fall colored cards! You definitely captured the look of a blue sky and it sets off the ginko leaves so well.

Debbie said...

Love the Botanicuts Wheat on the Deco Triangles hot foil plate. Very pretty!

Mary W said...

The orange leaves on the oval card are so realistic - can't wait to get my dies and copy this beautiful card.

Mary said...

Beautiful fall colors!

Emma S. said...

Great colors and designs!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Loved how you used the halfsies die with the leaves to frame the Bible verse!! Great cards!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful cards. I really love the first one; your coloring on those amazing Gingkos is gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards Kelly!! The Ginkgo coloring is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, I just love all the layering and the second almost has a look of leather to the background!

Nancy R. said...

Stunnning cards Kelly! Such a wonderful variety using this gorgeous release!

mel h said...

These are stunning. I love the beautiful Wheat card, and can't wait to get my hands on some of these sets.

Rachel W. said...

Such pretty designs. I always enjoy autumn.

Lorraine said...

I'm having a real hard time trying to pick my favorite - they're all so wonderfully done.

TheresaA said...

Beautiful cards and love, love, love your coloring/shading ink on the Ginko leaves!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Such beautiful cards, Kelly! That 2nd one looks almost like leather! Gorgeous!

Pat Phillips said...

So beautiful, so Fall. Thank you Kelly!

Connie said...

Gorgeous cards, Kelly!
I am loving all this new foliage, especially the gingko.

Leslie said...

SO love your Blessed card! Absolutely beautiful!

Emily said...

I went to college for one year at a school that had Gingko trees on one of the quads. So stinky! I feel your pain. But the trees are gorgeous as long as people plant the male variety! Thanks for posting your beautiful card!

Rachael B said...

Gorgeous fall cards!

Vickie Z said...

These are all wonderful as always but... the Autumn card with gingko and those colors are gorgeous!!!

Marsha S said...

Beautiful cards! Your last card is my favorite!!

Susan Beauchaine said...

They are all gorgeous!!!

Vickie R. said...

Gorgeous fall cards, the gingko is my favorite!

Mutzy Mia said...

Stunning! I love the combination of colors you've used to create the Gingko leaves and the Layered leaves. The sentiment is beautiful framed like you did. I'm still on the fence about foiling but your cards are very convincing. What a great release.

Christine said...

A visit to your blog always brings a crafty swoon! I love the way you inked the ginkgo stems and layered the elements for the slim line card, and the wheat stalks have captured my attention, for sure. Thanks so much for charing your talent and these wonderful new products!

Helen F. said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, Kelly! I really love these new Autumn sets and your cards are always so very inspirational.

Apple said...

Your fall colors are gorgeous. Love these cards. Gold foil on kraft cardstock is EVERYTHING.

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful cards!

Julie said...

Gosh! These are stunning. Cards two and three have my vote!

Anne B said...

Beautiful autumn colours and stunning cards, Kelly. I'm in love with the gingko BotaniCuts!

Debra said...

Every card is stunning, but the blue and orange Ginko card is my favorite. Well done!

Tricia Schaden said...

amazing designs! I love your rich colors and foiled details

Heather said...

Gorgeous!

Lisa Schenck said...

Positively GORGEOUS, Kelly!!!

Mrsfish02 said...

Loving all your fall combinations Kelly. I think this ginkgo die is so wonderful. It will be beautiful in every color for sure. I still need to get that abstract foiling plate also. TFS

Sandy C said...

Beautiful cards and as always your photography is great too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah M said...

Just love the ginko dies and the pretty hot foiling. So pretty!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful cards - lots of inspiration for me.

Lynn C said...

Your cards are just wonderful. I like the way you used the foiling. It’s really nice but it doesn’t take over the card.

Lissette said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors of the first and the foiling on the last two. Such beautiful details. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne Russell said...

You really captured the look of sunlight on the golden Ginkgo leaves against a crisp autumn sky! How I love all the layers on your first project today!

Jan in Tucson said...

WOW! Just WOW!!!

RobiW said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors you used, and love the ginkgo die.

ESUE said...

Wow! Love all your color combinations. Just beautiful. So glad you shared your projects with us.

Pam said...

Beautiful Autumn creations. Thank you for sharing!

Dottie J said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Brian, Paula, and Niko said...

I am revamping my cardmaking life and I’m loving these new discoveries! Thank you!

Fabbie said...

So very pretty!!

JG Designs said...

Such pretty cards.

michelle in mi said...

Your designs inspire me to buy all of the new products!

Anonymous said...

Great Fall inspiration.

Jackie S said...

I absolutely love the layout of the slim line card. It's amazing!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous projects- all beautifully done!

Karen M said...

Beautiful examples of the new release. Especially like the gingko leaves and the wheat.

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous designs and love the color palettes you chose!

Kathy Mc said...

What very eye-catching cards, Kelly! You are the Queen of layering in such beautiful ways. Loved your ginkgo story and learn something new every day. The leaves, the wheat, the pampas grass and sentiments Betsy designed are fabulous Fall additions.

Becky Green said...

WOW!!! STUNNING WORK, Kelly! AS ALWAYS!!!! JUST STUNNING! ;)<3

Betty Sue said...

Loving all the layers and colors you used.

Sally Keagle said...

Wow, these are stunning! You are such a master at cards.

Grams716 said...

Beautiful cards that perfectly embody Fall. Your coloring and shading are stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Zaffarano said...

Love love that ginko card! Love the contrasting colors and all of the layers!

Mary J said...

Fall...my favorite and this release is not disappointing!

Dawn Y. said...

Oh, Kelly! Every detail of your Grace Upon Grace card is truly lovely! So much inspiration here today!๐Ÿ’—

Lisa Elton said...

You're welcoming in autumn in such a beautiful way! Fabulous cards, Kelly!

Kris said...

Your colors are gorgeous!

Mary Holshouser said...

So many wonderful cards. Love the
brown on brown. The background looks
like leather. thanks for sharing
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Jennifer said...

Wonderful card designs! What a great release.

see mary stamp said...

Kelly - these are striking. I especially love the Leafy Branch with foiled Grace sentiment.

Charmaine said...

Hard to pick a favorite but I love what you did with the Grace card.

Paloma said...

Kelly Your cards have a very lavish and elegant feel to them. I loved your story about the Gingko berries ~ I never knew about them but their leaves are so beautiful and look great against the teal - Their pallet is gorgeous. Your second card looks like it has been stitched leather from an English Saddle and goes so well with the stamped sentiment reminding us of the autumn abundance and grace. The last card reminds us we are very blessed to have made it through this past year and the Deco background brings a very stylish touch.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous layering and details on your beautiful cards! Love the colors!

Helen said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning! I just fell in love with your first slimline card! Such an amazing design with all those layers!!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Stay safe! :)

CrafteA said...

Beautiful cards!

Jess said...

Your cards are stunning love them and the colors your used are so rich and beautiful

AngelRegio said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing your cards and story

Carol said...

When I looked at your wreath card my first thought was..."Wow"!

Kristin Makowski said...

Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing this with us! Happy Fall to all!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful!

Lori Herron said...

So much awesomeness! That wreath!

DGolly said...

Lovely fall projects. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Nicholson said...

Beautiful coloring on your Ginkgo leaves!

DMcKelvey said...

I love all of your card, so gorgeous! I am in love with the slimline Ginkgo card, just fabulous.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Autumn colors.

judy said...

Beautiful cards--I love the colors and all of the dimension!

blaze said...

So well done, Kelly!! Gorgeous!

Diane z said...

Loved the card with the Layered Leaves stamp set.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I am in love with all this fall foliage and the gorgeous colors!

Lisa said...

Your designs are amazing. Beautiful inspiration.

lindagk23 said...

Wow your cards are so pretty! Love this release! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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Kathy Raker said...

Love the designs and great new product release. Love the sentiment too. Thanks for sharing.

DorothyA said...

Wonderful fall cards! Great verses and sentiments!

The Craft Bucket said...

Your creations are just beautiful, I am patiently waiting for the exclusive UK stockist to go live, I have such a list which is growing everytime I see your work x