Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Greetery Christmas Time Collection Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of full reveals for the Christmas Time collection from The Greetery! I have to admit that I DID turn on a little Christmas music while creating for this release! I used to listen to it year-round when I used to do my Keeping Christmas series, but haven't wanted to until NOW! ha ha! This release has been so much fun and I know you're going to fall in love with the new products being featured today! You can see the full "meet and greet" for the products on The Greetery Blog and don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates to the shop!

I'm obsessed with this new Hourglass Frame Die and coordinating Hourglass Insert die! I chose to use the "Christmas Time in the Country" stamp/die set to fill my hourglass, but there is also a Christmas Time in the City stamp/die set as well! I used that on my second project, so you can see some additional options for that as well.

I created a "stand-alone" shaker card to highlight this sweet manger scene. I always love to choose images and dies to highlight the true meaning of Christmas, which is the birth of our Savior! I especially love this gold embossed sentiment that reinforces the theme!
 I'm not the best at shaker cards, but I really like how this turned out, even if there were some bumps along the way! ha ha! My first tip is to make sure you don't have glue on your fingers when you touch the acetate! Yes, I did that and had to rip the top layer off and start again! Boo!

To begin this "stand-alone" shaker card, I die cut two of the hourglass frames in gold, and two in Kraft. Since I knew it would be standing on its own, I wanted to reinforce the frames by gluing the gold frame on top of the Kraft. I set those aside and got to work on the actual hourglass and the background. I die cut quite a few of the inserts with the wire still intact to create the frame portion. I didn't use foam with this shaker, but opted to simply "build it up" using multiple frames glued together. In the end, this was the smartest choice since I ended up needing to switch out the acetate. 


Once I had the frames cut and glued, I snipped the dies so I would have the large piece for the backer. This is where I did the stamping/inkblending/scene building. I sponged some ink around the edges and then stamped the star rays using gold metallic ink. I glued the star in theh middle and then added the "Bethlehem" sand, stable and manger. I carefully poured some of the snowflake confetti that is part of this release in the center and then glued the acetate portion over the top! I carefully added the framer portion using a thin foam strip to both the front and back. I also added another plain white backer, but turned around, onto the back of the hourglass piece so I would have a place to write a greeting. Once that was done, I simple added the heat embossed sentiment, which is from the Christmas Time Sentiments set, onto the banner, which is from the Christmas Time Sentiments die set. A few Pine Wisps, tiny stars, and snowflakes finish off this card!

Up next is a card featuring the FABULOUS new Ornament Box Vertical stamp! There is also a Horizontal version to give you a lot of options! Now, you will most likely see quite a few cards today using this stamp with the AMAZING new vintage ornaments, but I wanted to give you another option by using this box top as a shadow box to house all kinds of sweet holiday scenes.

I chose to use the "Christmas Time in the City" dies to create this sweet scene! I also added the deer, which is part of the Vintage Ornament die set.

To begin, I stamped the ornament box in both red and green. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the window and the "Merry and Bright", 100 % Merry guaranteed, and the gift. I used foam squares to add them to the top of the red panel.

The string of lights was created by simply adding an assortment of Nuvo drops carefully to the white die cut. I set them aside to dry while I assembled the city scene. I colored all of the images using Distress Oxide ink and then added them using foam squares.

I had a lot of fun putting this city scene together. You could make this same card, but turn it into a shaker by simply adding a panel of acetate to the window opening. This would be a really easy shaker! ha ha!

I had a lot of fun creating this card, but rest assured, I WILL be using those ornaments STAT! lol! Don't forget to head to the other designers' blogs to see what gorgeous creations they've made! Thanks for fluttering by!
Kelly Lunceford (you are here)

 

148 comments:

Christy said...

Christmas time is here
Families drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year...
I’ve had this sweet song running through my head ever since yesterday! Your new projects today are especially wonderful! That hourglass is amazingly cute! And anything with a vintage Christmas look is right down my Santa Clause Lane! I can’t wait for this release! You’ve showcased things wonderfully! Amazing job!

Michael said...

Another wonderful example of how amazing The Greetery products are.

Isabel Z said...

Absolutely magical!

Anonymous said...

Such a fantastic and unique release ! Love your creative and detailed designs! I feel your pain about adding the acetate on the shaker card; I’ve done the same thing a time or two! And making the ornament set into a shadow box is a great idea! Reminds me of the Shiny Bright ornaments from back in the day - which I happen to have!
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Lori B said...

Magical cards-love each and every one of them!

Paula McAnall said...

Wow! I love your cards. They are always so colorful and beautiful and you did not disappoint this time. Absolutely stunning! So pretty and perfect for Christmas holidays.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful creations! So many different and lovely elements....a feast for the eyes for sure! Merry Merry!

Rachel W. said...

Clever way to make a string of lights!

P.J. said...

The string of lights is so cool!! Love your cards!

Kelly Street said...

I am loving everything about this release. So pretty

AA said...

Ok, making a red and green box top cover and cutting out pieces to mix the two—brilliant! Love both of these cards. They’re so beautiful.

C. Wilbur said...

I’m obsessed with the hourglass too!! Your card using it is amazing!!

Julie Bitner said...

I love your shadow box card! Adding the adorable deer is just the right touch.

Barbara said...

You have created such amazing and original cards with the dies. That hourglass die is super cute.

nancy hassan said...

Love this Card!!! So festive and beautiful!

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

How can we even start to choose? It is all so beautiful! I love the nativity scene in the hourglass

Donna said...

Wow! Wonderful cards & I love every detail! The hourglass turned out so pretty- (no sign of fingerprints!) And the vertical framed shadowbox card is beautiful. Love it all!

Miriam Prantner said...

Just love today's reveal! Your hour glass is just so pretty and I love that sentiment, and love the little scene you created on the second, that deer is so adorable!

Jessica Yoder said...

Woa! That sand time piece is so beautifully made. You chose amazing colors

Jess said...

Your cards are so stunning. I love the use of the city and trees with the reindeer so beautiful

ang4tnr said...

The manger scene in the hourglass is no doubt my favorite. Love it. I love your combination of the open card and the scene. Beautiful cards.

Amanda said...

I feel like that cover (box) could be used with so much stuff I already have! Beautiful work.

Vickie R. said...

Beautiful projects! I especially love your nativity hourglass!

Nancy R. said...

I am so struck by the beauty of these cards and realizing how it would be a gift that could be pulled out year after year to add to decorating little vignettes. Love came down at Christmas time, Yes! Perfection! I too will be playing Christmas musice when I make my cards this year!

laurazark@gmail.com said...

Your cards are gorgeous Kelly! Becky is a creative genius with her designs, and her design team always comes through with gorgeous inspiration. ♥

MoTurner said...

More fabulousness! Love these examples, Kelly!

paperplay said...

Such beautiful cards with so much detail. This team really thinks of everything to make these sets endless.

jan metcalf said...

Adore your Merry and Bright card, so full of holiday cheer with the bright color!

Jennifer K said...

Love the bright pink and red in the ornament box.

Heike said...

Simply beautiful cards! Loving your manger scene in the hourglass.

jengd said...

Beautiful cards! I agree- changing that box over to a shaker would be super easy! I love that versatility.

Rosanne Mulhern said...

Oh my goodness...these cards are just perfect. I actually studied both for such a long time. Thanks for sharing so much of your talent.

scrappinheather said...

I love how you added the sprig and used your bix inset with the hour glass elements. Brilliant.

Cindy H. said...

Kelly, your Christmas cards are so beautiful! Love the hourglass shaker card.

Luanne said...

Stunning cards! Each is special and full of beautiful details!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kelly!!!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Beautiful cards.

Cheryl said...


Perfection! You have the most stunning cards. They would be heirlooms to display each year. Thank you for the inspiration.

Stephanie Clapper said...

Kelly, I love your creativity with today’s post. Making a manger scene with the hourglass and a city scene with the ornament box top, is brilliant! So very pretty in every way!

Tracy S said...

I like the Hourglass as a shaped card, so realistic and fun!

Mary Holshouser said...

The hour glass is gorgeous. Love the
scene. That it can stand and be part
of the decorations is wonderful.
Great projects. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy Vitriani said...

Fantastic cards! I love that you created a winter scene inside the box top die! Super cute :)

Diane said...

WOW, both are stunning, the hour glass is absolutely gorgeous and the curio card, geez, I just LOVE the brightness of it....very well done!!

Eve N said...

Gorgeous cards, particularly the hourglass. After seeing your little scene in the box, I may need to add the city and country scene sets to my list!

Pauline B. said...

These cards are delightful!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the framed scene.
the hour glass is at the top of
my list. Gorgeous.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Debbie said...

More wonderful cards today!

Miriam Leech said...

SO, so, so, so beautiful!!!

Sybil B. said...

Oh wow I love the color contrast between the two cards you created, so neat! The first one is lovely especially with the pine sprig adorning the outside of the hourglass! And the second card is so fun and shouts Merry Christmas, I love them both!

Unknown said...

Stunning creations…nostalgic but with a modern twist. Love the shadow box card. How a small item like a card can change a persons outlook on the day.

Emily said...

Your colors on your hourglass card are stunning! Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your talent!

michelle in mi said...

Opening one of your Christmas cards would be like opening a Christmas present! Beautiful!

Sandy C said...

Kelly, these are beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

ESUE said...

Love your christmas lights. such beautiful cards. Keep up the inspiration.

Karen said...

Beautiful! Loved seeing your charming scene behind the frame!

Debbie said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly! Such a great idea to use Nuvo Drops on the lights! I'm loving everything in this release!

Helen F. said...

Love that you had Christmas music on while making these beautiful cards, Kelly :-)
The nativity scene in the Hour Glass is amazing. Your designs are always an inspiration to buy the new Collections every month!

Susi said...

Beautiful cards that showcase another wonderful Greetery release!

BarbaraB said...

Love, love, LOVE your nativity scene hourglass card! Beautiful!
I also like how you did a little scene for the vintage box stamp.

Sally Keagle said...

Absolutely stunning! These are over the top amazing cards!

Lissette said...

WoW! I though yesterday's cards were amazing...you've blown me away especially with the hourglass card. The detail in both cards is simply amazing. You've made it very difficult to decide on just one or two sets.

Mary Kay Ross said...

OMGoodness! What wonderful and gorgeous cards. Y'all have really outdone yourselves with this release! So, so beautiful!!!

Betty Sue said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the hour glass and all of these wonderful products!

Leslie said...

Great cards! So loving that hourglass!

Carmela said...

Lovely!! Your shaker cards look beautiful to me!!

Roxy T said...

I like the nativity. The flow of the card is perfect to focus attention on the star and then the manger.

Traci M said...

Beautiful cards…vintage and fun!! I adore your manger scene and the way you highlighted the true meaning of our Christmas celebration!! The city scenes are so cute and I totally agree about shaker cards!

Pat Phillips said...

Such a beautiful hourglass card and the merry & bright card fun - thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline B said...

Beautiful cards. I love the idea of using the Box Top as a shadow box card. Brilliant! The hour glass is gorgeous and you have highlighted beautifully the reason for the season.

Frannie R said...

The hourglass shaker card with the manger scene is just beautiful.

Mrsfish02 said...

Kelly I can't pick a favorite item in this release yet....I am loving everything I see! The Hourglass is so wonderful. Love the city and the country. The ornament box top is so wonderful in so many ways. One more day and I am studying hard...

mel h said...

The hour glass is beautiful, and I am really excited about the ornament box!

Rachael B said...

So festive and fun!

Sandy S. said...

The Hourglass is so beautiful

Jan said...

I always like whatever you make--all the little details on these are wonderful!

Diane z said...

Love the possibility of the religious version of the hourglass.

Cyndi said...

Amazing cards -- so beautiful!

Alyssa S said...

Cute cards!

Bast said...

So beautiful. I love all the little details! Really amazing ❤️

Kim M Jacobs

Keri H said...

Ack! SOOOOO cute! Love your box and your hourglass nativity!

Kari said...

Love them! Beautiful cards, excited for the release!

Anne B said...

More wonderful cards, Kelly and I love your take on the Ornament Box tops as a shadow box.

Debbie Br said...

I love how you create scenes that are unique and colorful! Today’s cards are outstanding!

Lisa said...

Oh my - you showcased these new products beautifully! Way to go!

Teena said...

The products are amazing!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great added details to enhance the images.

Becky Green said...

Your Hour Glass card is SO ELEGANT! It must be the simple design & colors you used! AND your second card is BEAUTIFUL as well with how you used the Ornament Box Top & the scene you created! A SUPER JOB Kelly!!! ;)<3

Sue McRae said...

Love your charming scene using the box top die!

Gail said...

Love indeed came down at Christmas time - I am so moved by this beautiful hour glass card -- an honor to the Savior Jesus--- TFS your art here with the products - you are doing some amazing work! so Lovely

buzzn2scrap said...

Beautiful cards ! The hourglass ia just amazing ! Love this collection !

Teri S. said...

The Hourglass frame is one of my favourites & I love that you made a nativity scene in it. Your shading of the night sky is lovely.
I also really like the city scene you built into the vertical die shadow box.

babs55 said...

Love your cards and the happy colors!

Lisakinn said...

Just beautiful. And oh that retro deer!

Kelly S. said...

Oh how I love these scenes! They both are incredible!

Melinda MacDonald said...

Beautiful cards! That vintage scene is so sweet!

Mutzy Mia said...

Beautiful cards. It's been so fun seeing how everyone has used their own interpretation of how to use these products. I like your variation with the box topper. Thanks for all your inspiration today...this is a great release.

Kathy Mc said...

Kelly, your manger scene in the hourglass looks fabulous with your beautiful evening sky! What a fun surprise to see Christmas in the City in your shadow box. Betsy sure thought of every little detail with this release, but then we shouldn’t be surprised.

Emma S. said...

Just love all the samples today. Your Hourglass is so pretty and I like the way you used the Vertical frame. That may be a MUST HAVE.

C Baz said...

I love the dimensionality of your cards, especially the first one that doubles as a shaker and a standalone hour glass!

MadeByMeghanK said...

JUST GORGEOUS Hourglass and I LOVE the Christmas Time in the City card! JUST STUNNING!

Vikki H said...

Wow, the details! I adore your red card! Bravo

Tracy said...

I love these, the nativity card is beautiful and the city card is so fun.

Lisa Schenck said...

Oh my goodness, I love love love your cards, Kelly! And that strand of lights?! Such special details! Amazing inspiration, thank you!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards! I am in love with the hour glass die set! That nativity scene is so precious!

Jan Elmore said...

Just an awesome new release and it's showcased so well. You are really gifted!

Conniecrafter said...

So love the nativity in the first hourglass card and I just love the way you added a string of lights in your second card, so pretty!

Karen M said...

Such a fun Christmas themed release! Your hourglass with nativity is stunning and I love the scene in the other card.

Joanne said...

All I can say is how much I love your designs.

Sue D said...

Pretty and cute cards. Love the manger scene in the hour glass.

Chinnu said...

Love, love this release, especially that hourglass die 💕.

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Love these beautiful cards

Unknown said...

Your city scene is beautiful!

Betty Neville said...

These are awesome! Your shaker card is amazing!

Kris said...

That cute little deer in the city scene...made me chuckle! He/she doesn't get to the city often (hehehe)!

Lorraine said...

I love how you turned that ornament box into a shadow box!

Marsha said...

Beautiful cards, Kelly!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Tiffany P said...

The hourglass frame is amazing! I can imagine Santa himself turning it over.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous scenes inside the hourglass and the ornament box! Fabulous cards with such pretty details!

Casandra Bennett said...

Absolutely stunning! Gold and blue to soft, colorful vintage. TFS.

Cheryl B. said...

Your hour glass is gorgeous!

DGolly said...

Oh so pretty!. Thanks once again for sharing your creativity.

KathyLynx3 said...

Love the city scene inside the vintage ornament box!

Kristina said...

Great cards! I love your lights. And that little deer is adorable!

Heidi Lou said...

Wow! I'm a country girl at heart but the city scene is amazing.

Donna Esmiol said...

Mind blown! Beautiful cards and amazing creativity, thank you for sharing them with us.

Stebbins Family said...

Your nativity card is wonderful! And putting the city in the ornament frame is super sweet! How smart of you.

karen said...

I really like how you used the city dies from the hourglass with the box stamp. It's nice to see projects using the products in ways they are not intended, just so we can see how to extend the use of them.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely projects!

Rosemary said...

love, love, love your cards... just gorgeous! and i love how you always come up with unique ways to use each product!

Larissa Heskett said...

SWOON!! LOVING the NEW Products and the way that you've used them today for your Projects!! I LOVE Shakers and that NEW Curio Set is just AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Jen - katahdin krafts said...

These dies have soooo many possibilities! I am counting down the hours!!

AMDee said...

Soooh good!

see mary stamp said...

Love how you used the box frame as a shadowbox. It's like looking in a store window at Christmas time. Delightful! Your nativity hourglass card is stunning!

Myrna rmdodd2@yahoo.com said...

This day is my favorite of the release! Such fun, cute stamps and dies!!! And your awesome cards are so inspiring! Love the manager Christmas time and your sweet retro Merry and Bright card utilizing some of the Christmas elements in it! Amazing designs!

Tricia Schaden said...

oh these products are just sensational. The bethlehem star in the hourglass is precious and I really love how you combined the products on the second card to create a scene - smart!

Marsha S said...

Fabulous cards!! I love the hour glass set! Looking forward to Thursday!!

Kelly Martin said...

That hourglass card is magical!!

Michelle Nicholas said...

These cards are just gorgeous!!

Amy C. said...

Wow, so inspired by these beautiful new products! The Greetery really hit it out of the park for the holidays. Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects.

Nancy Nicholson said...

Love your sweet shadowbox card!

Anonymous said...

The hourglass is so different!

Jane B. said...

Two amazing cards. I love how you used both sets in this new release. The hourglass card reminds me of "all is calm and all is bright" while the merry and bright card captures the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping in the city.

Jennifer said...

Love all the beautiful cards and new products!

Kimberly Lee said...

Wow I can’t pick which one I like better! They are all amazing!

Noreen said...

It's nice to see cards in unusual shapes - lovely!

blaze said...

I love how you always come up with such gorgeous designs!

SHARON D. said...

I absolutely love your Hourglass nativity card!!! Beautiful!