Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Greetery Confections Collection Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of full reveals for the Confections Collection from The Greetery! This is the last day until the collection will be available for purchase on Friday! Make sure to head to The Greetery Blog for the full "meet and greet"! Don't forget to leave a comment on today's post to be eligible to win a gift certificate to the shop!
My first card for today is probably my favorite of the release and uses the incredible new Curio: Confections dies! It's no secret how much I love this particular series, but the addition of these new confections just takes it a whole new level!

I had the best time die cutting, inking, and assembling these cute confections. I simply die cut the pieces from white cardstock and then colored to my heart's content! The paper liner cups are die cut using vellum to give them a realistic look. The chocolates that I like to buy locally come in brown liners, but I don't have brown vellum. I think I like the airiness of the regular vellum better anyway!

When I showed Betsy THIS card, she sneaked and told me that she was working on creating a confection set to go along with the curio collection! I couldn't be more pleased with the result!

Although this would make a super cute Valentine's Day card, I opted to make it a birthday card by adding the BOW with the happy birthday sentiment stamped on the tail. 

The chocolate-dipped strawberries are part of the new BotaniCuts Strawberries die collection (featured in my next card) with the addition of the new Strawberry Dippers Dies. Some of the chocolates also feature the new Strawberry Sprinkles that are just the cutest thing EVER!

I'm a sucker for anything strawberry themed so these new BotaniCuts Strawberry Dies are right up my alley! I die cut all of the pieces and then used an assortment of Distress Oxide inks and finger daubers to bring them to life. I used liquid glue to adhere the berries to the stems and set them aside to dry. The leaves are attached using foam squares for added dimension.

The background was created by using the Tartan Builder Diagonal Stencil and the same ink I used for the berries, minus Abandoned Coral. I simply used the same pink for the first two series of stencils and then added in the red for the skinny stripe.

This card gives me all of the Strawberry Shortcake Doll vibes from my childhood! I mentioned yesterday that I would be using the Frosted Frames for all of my cards but one, and here it is used again! I die cut both the frame and the swirls using Berry Sorbet cardstock and adhered it to the stenciled background.

I also created the "happy birthday" sentiment using the new All Kinds of Happy stamp/die set. I die cut the letters and the shadow using the die set and then shaded the letters using the same combination of inks as the berries in an ombre fashion. I glued them to the shadow and then added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze for a juicy look.

While that was drying, I adhered the berry cluster to the card base using foam squares for dimension. The flowers are added using both liquid glue and foam squares. They are die cut from white cardstock and then I added the yellow centers with a colored pencil. 

I added a generous amount of glitter to the berries and leaves making certain to not get it on the sentiment. I didn't want stray bits of glitter to adhere to the shiny letters. The "birthday" portion of the sentiment is from the "All Kinds of Happy" stamp set, and is die cut using the Sentiment Suite Basics die for a finished look. Make sure to head to the other designers' blogs to see how they've used these new products! Thanks for fluttering by!

Kelly Lunceford (you are here)

 

119 comments:

Isabel Z said...

The recipients are going to love these!

Isabel Z said...

You are going to make the recipients' day when they get these cards.

Carmela said...

So pretty! I love your style!

Sra. Spitzer said...

These are so "sweet" and also really sweet to behold! Great job!! Both of these are masterpieces, if you ask me.
Lori S in PA

Dawn H said...

Very pretty. Love the glittery embellishment.

Wendy Peterson said...

Your cards are so cute and wow on the glitter added to them which makes them stand out even more. Love them

Dee said...

Just here to tell you you’re AMAZING!!! Gorgeous cards as always my friend! ❤️

AngelRegio said...

Oh love the curio addition and the frosted frame dies (they might be my favs from this new release) and your cards are wonderful. Thanks for sharing

Mary Kay Ross said...

OMGoodness these are too, too cute!

Grams716 said...

Kelly, your cards are always the best at showcasing new products! This release is gonna be so much fun!

Jess said...

Oh my your cards won me over they are so stunningly beautiful. I love those strawberries

Debbie said...

Everything today looks good enough to eat!! Lovely color choices and as always I "need" to purchase more because of you!!

Annette Snyder said...

So sweet! Love the cards!

Alretired said...

Love your Strawberry card.. It’s perfect.

Kim’s Stampin Patch said...

Your candy box is so perfect! I love both cards

Casandra Bennett said...

It's going to be so hard to decide what to get tomorrow with my small budget. The strawberry botanicuts and the dippers are at the top of the list. Love what you created with them, and the glitter accents you used. Thanks for sharing.

Myrna said...

Ok, I am loving these new botanicut strawberries!!! Love how you used some glitter with them too and that frosted frame is stunning with them too, especially with the plaid background!!! Love your cards!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Vickie R. said...

I can't even, these are both AMAZING!!

Cindy H. said...

Whoa, what gorgeous cards! Everything looks good enough to eat! Love those luscious strawberries - the die cut ones and the strawberry sprinkles!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh, my goodness, Kelly! If your box of chocolates is any indication of life, I'd say it is very sweet. Always such a treat to see your makes!
=]

Maree Cornell said...

Its an impossible task to choose just a few ... its going to have to be the full release for me ... so greedy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคท‍♀️

Unknown said...

The strawberries are beautiful, love the cards!

buzzn2scrap said...

Fabulous cards! Love how you used the vellum, it’s hust perfect! Also love the plaid background with the wonderful strawberries!

Nancy Penir said...

Well, I'm in awe as usual... The candies with their vellum wrappers, and birthday bow, delicious! And the strawberry card, amazing! Getting nearer to pushing that: send it all button!

mel h said...

These are simply amazing cards. I adore the candy box. I am so excited about this new release.

Kelly S said...

Oh my word, I am awestruck! These are incredible, Kelly! I just love how you incorporated some previously released products like the big birthday bow! Just WOW!

michelle in mi said...

These are so delightful! If I made them I'd have a hard time giving them away lol! The only thing missing is a strawberry or chocolate scent when you open the envelope. Just perfect!

Debbie said...

Love your cards! So pretty!

Amanda said...

So pretty! That last card is especially beautiful.

Kristina said...

LOVE the background on your strawberry card! And your confection card is perfection!

Becky Green said...

Kelly, I don't think you've EVER created ANYTHING that I don't like! I LOOOVE EVERYTHING you've done here! Your Chocolates Card is STUNNING!!!! It is SO SWEET as a Birthday Card, but would make a SUPER VALENTINES as well! LOVE that BOW!!! AND EVERY DETAIL you've done!Now, I'm hungry! LOL Your second card is STUNNING with the plaid, & PERFECT COLORS CHOSEN, OF COURSE! DEFINITELY a release I WILL GET!!! THE WHOLE THING IS AMAZING!!! ;)<3

Peggy said...

Your cards are so much fun! This is a perfect release for so many occasions!

Ryan Hungerford said...

I love this release. It the candy is my favorite. Your cards are beautiful and make me want to buy lots of new stamps and dies!

Marcia Hill said...

Your 1st card is my favorite too Kelly...it's a little work of (he)art!! All the details are simply STUNNING and I'm just head over heels in LOVE with this card!! And your strawberry card is just a beautiful and making me really hungry for some fresh ones...all I have is Special K with dried strawberries though...dang it!! Wonderful inspiration today...you always make everything SHINE!! Hugs. :0)

Gail Spresser said...

Beautiful cards. Love the happy birthday card! Thank you for sharing.

Jan in Tucson said...

I just adore the sugary glitter on your berries! Beautiful cards!!!!!

Karen M said...

What a delicious looking box of candies. And those strawberry sprinkles are the cutest! Also the glitter on the berries and leaves is really stunning.

Emma S. said...

Always inspiring. Perfect cards!!!!

Jill W. said...

Stunning! I love how realistic your creations are!

Susan Beauchaine said...

SO SO beautiful. LOVE the shades of pink. Pretty

anni said...

Beautiful cards! These cards are making me want to go on a strawberries and chocolate run!

Linda Lehecka said...

Love your color selection, they make your cards pop!

Amy C. said...

I just love your card creations! The many cute details on the box of chocolates is amazing.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards. Love the big bow
and the leaves behind the chocolate
strawberry on the first card.
Thanks for sharing.
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Barbara Kaja said...

Awesome cards! I like that you showed they can be used for other occasions too!

Christine said...

You are such a stamping rock star! I love the touches of vellum behind the oh-so-perfect chocolates, and the strawberries are gorgeous layered over the sweet pink plaid. Thanks so much for sharing and for all the paper temptation!

Sandy C. said...

I agree with you, the Curio: Confection collection is brilliant. I hope I can create something as nice as your card!

Kari said...

What a great release! Loving the strawberries, but the chocolates are amazing!

April said...

Wow, I love these card designs. TFS!! In particular, I love the inked up strawberries and how soft the colors are!

Cheryl said...

I love the confections you have made. And the strawberry card is so sweet!

Mrsfish02 said...

How bright and cheerful today's goodies are. Love the strawberries and pink with that chocolate brown, one of my favorite combinations!

tina pavlovic said...

OMG so seeeeet!! beautiful cards and products from the Greetery!!

Miranda said...

Obsessed with the color combo used on the strawberry card ๐Ÿ˜

Kristie Goulet said...

I absolutely LOVE your sweet cards!! So fun!!!

Sally Keagle said...

These are stunning! Each detail is just perfectly put together. Love learning from you!

Diane K. said...

Love all, think the spots of green in the candies is my favorite.

Deborah L said...

The strawberries are so fabulous! Such a yummy release!

Maria Russell Designs said...

This is just going to be super tough to choose which ones to order. I love all your cards! They are amazing!

Pat Phillips said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty...these cards are awesome Kelly. Thank you!

Kathy Mc said...

Your curio of confectionery treats is just stunning…love the birthday bow! And, everything about your strawberry card makes me HAPPY. Fabulous release!

Rachael B said...

I am IN LOVE with these cards!

Denise Bryant said...

These are just beautiful! Love your attention to detail and the color combos you used! The candies look scrumptious, and the strawberries too!

Karla P said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards, Kelly. I like your use of vellum for the candy papers and the birthday bow was a great way to add a birthday greeting. Loved your strawberry card, especially the tartan plaid background. The strawberries almost popped off of the card. Lovely!

sharon g said...

The pink backgrounds to the chocolates really make them stand out beautifully. Such details!!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

These cards are amazing!

Kathy D. said...

Your chocolates look delicious.

Lisa said...

Those strawberries are stealing the show for me. They look like they're so fun to work with. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nancy Thomas said...

These look good enough to eat! Just lovely.

Leslie said...

Such great cards today! I so love those strawberries! And the glitter was the perfect touch!

BarbaraB said...

Love your cards; so gorgeous!
And I love the colors you used for both.

Mary Kay Ross said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous! This release is amazing and your cards are amazing!

DGolly said...

OMG! How cute.

Cindy said...

Great cards! Thank you.

Elizabeth Zaffarano said...

Love the color combo with the chocolates! They look so good!

Luanne said...

Fabulous! They look scrumptious๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“❣️

Judy Kay Stiles said...

Love the strawberries!

Kati C said...

What a lovely box of goodies all tied up with a pink bow! All the treats look so realistic! They look good enough to eat!! Your strawberries card is equally beautiful and realistic and what a great idea for a birthday!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE your happy one with the strawberries! Beautiful design! The sweet treats are fabulous!

Julia S. said...

Such a lovely cards. Especially love strawberries, so beautiful and realistic.

Dawn Y. said...

Such sweet cards, Kelly! It looks like this bow was made for your box of chocolates. Such a great idea! ๐Ÿ’—

Helen F. said...

I think that Bow is just perfect on your box of sweet confections, Kelly! Your sample cards are Beautifully done, as always!

Jan Elmore said...

Oh Kelly, it's overwhelmingly adorable!

Alretired said...

Your strawberry card is beautifully done.

Carrie said...

Oh, so so cute! It makes me want to speed up the clock and get to Valentine's Day real quick!

Tracy S. said...

I love the added glitter on the Strawberries!

Rosanne Mulhern said...

Each project with this release just gets cuter and cuter.

Marianne said...

You have me swooning over your strawberry card. Love the frame dies paired with the stencilled background.

Cindy C said...

Love the box of chocolates with with the bow!!

RuthCM said...

Your chocolate box card is adorable and I love the strawberry botanicuts. The Greetery has the best releases!

Miriam Prantner said...

I am in love with the new strawberry dies, they are just perfect, and love all that great texture on your treats!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Kelly, have you ever considered opening a bake shop? Your candies are gorgeous in your vellum cups and I love how you topped it off with a bow. So deliciously creative! Your strawberry design is so pretty in pinks, I love your tartan design and loopy frame. I’m so in love with this sweet release!

Betty Neville said...

These are amazing - love them! The vellum liners are a great idea - really shows off the beautiful treats!

Linda Pekrul said...

These are just the prettiest cards!

Stebbins Family said...

Sweet cards! Can't go wrong with berries, plaid, and glitter- love it!

Sharon said...

Love your box of chocolates, and love the strawberries with the plaid! All so pretty!

Mutzy Mia said...

Darling cards. Your curio card is my favorite...I love the pink you used in the background. It made it such a sweet card. The strawberries are so cute. That's a fun addition to the Botanicuts!

Sue D said...

Sweet strawberry card and I like the bow on the chocolates.

Janis said...

I LOVE these strawberries!! I'll take mine chocolate covered just like the one you made. Yum!! Fabulous creations!
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Betty Sue said...

I love both cards! That curio card is so perfect with the bow!

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice project shares. I like the design share for the curio set.

Lmy said...

Beautiful cards!

Stacy H. said...

Thank you for such wonderful inspiration!

see mary stamp said...

These cards are so beautiful. I love the sugar sparkle on the confections and strawberries.

Jennifer K said...

The curio confections card couldn't be any more perfect. Love the colors and the big bow and all the bits and pieces.

Sue McRae said...

Your box of sweets looks amazing and scrumptious!

Lisa Petrella said...

Those strawberries are so realistic looking!!! And the dipped ones---YUM!!! They look delicious!!!

Estella said...

Sweet cards. What great inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing what you created

MoTurner said...

Love both cards Kelly! You always provide so much inspiration! ๐Ÿ’–

Karen said...

Oh, yum!!! I love your creations! What's better than candies and strawberries?

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such SWEET Cards!! I Just LOVE the Inspiration, especially the Curio Card!! SWOON!! That Curio Confections Die Set is going to be a FUN one to create with ALL Year LONG!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Nancy Nicholson said...

Love the strawberries with sugar sprinkles!

Lorraine said...

There is so much sweetness in these! Wonderfully done.

Heather said...

Love the pinks with the chocolate - that card is stunning!

Mary said...

Wonderful, gorgeous cards, omg this unbelievable epic!

Melissa Sibert said...

Your cards are gorgeous.

Cheryl A said...

I’d like to be in your craft room when inspiration hits and the thought process behind each design. You wow me! You just keep ‘em rolling out because they are always so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Girl, your cards are always so beautiful. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Kathy Budd said...

Kelly, I absolutely love your work! Both of your cards are beautiful though the strawberries are definitely my favorite!

Jan said...

These are wonderful cards! I love the pretty pinks you chose.