Monday, June 27, 2022

The Greetery Sweet and Sunny Collection Day 1

Hello and welcome to day 1 of the Sweet and Sunny Collection from The Greetery!  I hope you're all as excited as I am! I'm a huge bee/honey fan, so this release is RIGHT up my alley! I had so much fun pulling bits and pieces from previous releases to bring my cards to life! Of course you'll want to head to The Greetery Blog for all of the official introductions to the day 1 products! Leave a comment here and on each designers' blogs for a chance to win one of TWO $50 gift cards. Now that we're done with business....let's get onto the cards! I must warn you that I went a little bit crazy with this release and have A LOT to show you today! ha ha!


Up first is the fabulous new Honey Jar stamp/die set! I can't help thinking of honey without lemons and lavender. About 5 years ago, I put together a Lavender and Honey luncheon for the secretaries at my boys' school and had so much fun decorating and creating favors! Now I want to put on another one with all of these cute new products! The Honey Jar stamp set is just as cute as can "bee"; it is styled just like the mason jar, watering can, etc. It also comes with two different bees, the ruffled jar cover, and a honey dipper. I added some extra "honey" detailing by adding some Marmalade Nuvo drops to the honey dipper! Such a fun detail! I do want to note: the bee on this card is NOT the bee that is included in the Honey Jar set; this is from the new Honey Bees die! You're going to fall in love with these bees; this is the smallest of the three sizes included in the die collection. 
The fabulous sentiment is from the new Buzz-Worthy sentiments and I've used them on almost EVERY card for this release; they're just that fun! The honeycomb pattern in the corners is also from the new Buzz-worthy sentiments as well; so easy to add instant "bee" detailing! I added them to the corners of a panel that is die cut using the Deco Frames Die. I also added some lemons from the Lemon Blossom Stamp Set and a few Lavender sprigs from the recently released BotaniCuts Lavender Die. I just love how nicely they accent the honey jar!
The Buzz-Worthy stamp set has dies to cut out the large bold portion of the sentiment and then quite an assortment of companion stamp sets. For the honey jar topper, I die cut it from white cardstock and then added the gingham pattern using the Flappable Stencils. I then added the "ruffled' detail by using the stamp and the same ink as the stenciling. I layered the entire focal panel onto a top folding A2 card base using foam squares!
My next card features the beautiful new Honeysuckle Stems stamp/die set! I'm especially fond of this particular stamp set because I happen to have this exact flower creeping up the East end of my porch! It attracts Hummingbirds and I've enjoyed sitting on the porch watching them in fascination as they quickly flit from bloom to bloom! This particular stamp set features three different clusters of flowers for you to arrange as you please! I chose to use all three for this card!

The bees on this card are the two that are included in the Honey Jar stamp set, so you can see scale-wise what they look like! They look so cute with these honeysuckle stems! I chose the longest sentiment included in the Buzz-Worthy stamp set to highlight these beautiful flowers; even though it's not an actual honey card, it does use the honeysuckle, so I thought I could get away with it! ha ha!

Once again I used the honeycomb images from the Buzz-worthy stamp set to accent the corners. I added some black paint splatter for visual movement and added detail. I clustered the flowers on a panel that was cut using the Deco Notecard Die using foam squares for dimension. I added some glitter to the flowers and stems for some sparkle.
This might be my favorite for today! This one features the medium sized bee included in the Honey Bees Die. I saved the largest bee to share on a card tomorrow, so stay tuned! I'm sure you'll see plenty of that largest bee from some of the other designers. As you can see, this card also features the beautiful new Honeycomb Corners die. I love how easy it is to create these beautiful hexagon cut outs! I decided to sponge some blue ink on the card base so you could see it shining through the openings.


I framed the sentiment with daisies created using the BotaniCuts Sunflower Die; don't they transition into daisies so nicely? I tucked in some extra flowers that were created using the BotaniCuts Wildflower Mix dies and a leftover sprig of Lavender from my first card. I used these same yellow flowers on a card that I will be sharing tomorrow, but with the cutest addition to the flower centers that I'm just giddy about!



Now, the sentiment was probably created to say "always Bee Kind", but I just love how the "always" nestles inside the arc of the "Bee Kind" so perfectly!

I added yet another honey dipper from the new Honey Jar stamp set coated with some Marmalade Nuvo Drops....so fun!
My next card was 100% inspired by the Sweet and Sunny Collection graphic for this release! I couldn't help but create a card featuring the Honey Jar and the Honeysuckle Stems. I had a few lemons left over so I added those as well!

This honey pot is a little messy and got a bit of honey dripping out! ha ha! I couldn't resist adding in some Marmalade Nuvo drops on the jar and the stamped honeycomb in the corners.

I love this "What's the buzz?" sentiment and I thought it worked so nicely with this card!
My final card for today is a slightly different version of my "Bee Kind" card, but I was on a roll and just couldn't stop! 

I recently purchased a wax seal kit that features the beehive you can see on the left side. I've been having so much fun using it on a few different projects, but I'm positively giddy to use it as I close up envelopes to send these cards! 

This card features the "Bee" sentiment included in the Buzz-worthy sentiments stamp set with the companion "you-tiful" sentiment.

This one features both the small and medium bees from the Bee Die Collection.

If you've come this far, I applaud you! ha ha! Make sure to join me again tomorrow for day 2 of full reveals for the Sweet and Sunny Collection. Head to the other designers' blogs to see how they've used these AMAZING new products!
Laurie Willison

149 comments:

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Oh my! Your cards are simply stunning! Well done you!

tycodmom said...

Oh my, this is definitely an "I want it all" day. The incredible detail on the bee's wings is amazing. I adore each card, Kelly. You always bring these collections that little something extra with your talent for layering.

Sherry said...

Love the way you incorporated dies from other releases! Beautiful cards!

Luanne said...

Goodness! I now think I “need”;πŸ˜‚ that honey jar! Just too sweet!

Gail said...

WOW these are very stunning! I like the flowers, bees, honeycomb die - well all of it - nice layering and fabulous makes using these new releases - TFS your art work!

UTHunni said...

Fabulous cars! I loved that you used the sunflowers as daisies, I am going to do that! Your combinations are masterful!

Jess said...

Your cards are so buzzing with life love all the stunning details so much to look at. I love them all

Wanda Cullen said...

Thud! My jaw is on the floor with these STUNNING projects! I'm in awe of all your amazing details!

Leah Hulten said...

Wow, these are all amazing! I particularly love the way you paired with the Lemon Blossoms set.

Julie Bitner said...

Gorgeous cards! Love what you did with the sunflower die cuts. Will have to try that!

Amy Reed said...

Oh my! Such beautiful sweetness! Thanks for sharing!

Anita said...

Fantastic cards. I like them so much. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

These are so beautiful! The Greetery knocked it out of the park again!

Lori Beseke said...

Oh my goodness, your cards are so lovely!

Isabel Z said...

I love how you combine older sets with newer ones. These are stunning!

Melissa Sibert said...

As usual you created some very lovely and complex cards. Your mix of products and colors are so creative.

Donna said...

Kelly the cute honey jar coordinates perfectly with the lavender (now I wish I had ordered it). Your honeysuckle is so pretty. When I was a little girl we used to pull off the blooms & suck out the sweet juice (could write a book abt. the things we did out in the country visiting Grandma). And you've used the lovely sunflower dies! Just a great release, & I love your cards!

Donnalee Boisseau said...

Gorgeous!!!! ❤️❤️

I Card Everyone said...

Kelly your cards are always so sweet - it's a wonder that those bees don't land on every one of them!! Gorgeous!
=]

Carmela said...

Such beautiful works of art, Kelly! I love your designs and the lovely layers!

Nancy Penir said...

These cards are all artworks! Have to go back and study the details. Lovely work as usual, Kelly!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous! Every one of them!!

karen said...

I love how you colored the Honeysuckle Stems stamp set but that Bee Kind always card is utter perfection.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love that you changed that beautiful sunflower into a daisy. Everything Betsy creates works well with her other sets.

Becky Green said...

Kelly, I am in AWE!!!! SUCH STUNNING WORK!!! You've given us SO MANY FABULOUS IDEAS & the way you've arranged each card is MIND BLOWING to me! I LOVE EACH CARD!!! AND SO WANT TO try my hand with your ideas & Betsy's new products! LOOOVE IT ALL! CAN'T WAIT to see what you've done with the larger bee tomorrow! LOL TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY by your GORGEOUS CARDS!!! ;)<3

Kristina said...

WOWZA! Each card is a gorgeous piece of art! I love all of the stunning details!

Lissette Long said...

Love your cards ❤️❤️❤️ Beautiful as always. Thanks for the inspiration, Kelly.

Anonymous said...

I love your honey jar card so much! The lemon and lavender are perfect with the honey jar! Perfect for a get well card too! - Kim burckhard (I can’t get it off of anonymous)

Vickie R. said...

Oh my goodness! Your projects are stunning and make me want it all!! Thank you for sharing your boundless creativity with us!! :)

Mary W said...

The bees combined with the sunflower botanicuts is PERFECT. Reminds me of a summer picnic - what better way to celebrate the summer season. Love this release.

Nancy R. said...

Your cards are so stunning! I love the layers, textures absolutely lovely! Also, how nice of you to have a luncheon for the secretaries of your children's school. I bet it was lovely!

Pat A said...

Your cards are like beautiful illustrations! So gorgeous!

Jerri Klusmeyer said...

I love all the bee designs!

Jan Elmore said...

I'm knocked over by the sheer prettiness and beautiful images you have created. I love, love the lavender paired with the honey and it just keeps getting better!

Jan in Tucson said...

I just love how all of Betsy’s new products always work with previous releases! Great cards!!!

Amy Kempin said...

Wow, what beautiful cards! Love the combo of the honey, lavender and lemons, but then they get even better.

buzzn2scrap said...

Amazing just jaw dropping Amazing ! Love all the details, love using older sets especially the daisies. You always take it to another level! Love this release and can't wait to see what you've come up with for tomorrow !

Ruthie said...

Wow you have put together some stunning cards with this release!
So bright a cherry. I love all the layers!

Cindy C said...

beautiful! So much detail!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful, “sweet” assortment of cards!

Ana Castaneda said...

Love the cards! The honey with the lemons is just gorgeous.

jan metcalf said...

Absolutely love the lemon and honey and lavender pairing!! The combination just emotes comfort! Lovely!

Miriam Leech said...

You are AMAZING!!!! Your cards are Devine!!! Just WOW!!

Anonymous said...

I just bought a wax sealing set too! I love the beehive πŸ’›

Anonymous said...

I just bought a wax sealing set too! I love the beehive πŸ’›

Janet B from WV
auntyjan @ hotmail.com

Barbara Kaja said...

Bee-utiful! So much detail! Love this release!

Susan Beauchaine said...

Absolutely amazing cards! So beautiful!!!

MoTurner said...

As always, I am blown away by your creative mastery. These are gorgeous projects and I LOVE that you incorporated older products.

Donna Phelan said...

OMGoodness! What a gorgeous array of beauties! Each card is fantastic, the entire collections is fabulous! YOWZA!!!

Connie said...

Fantastic cards, Kelly!
Love all things about bees.
Wonderful new products to look forward to.

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautifully done as always. Love the theme of bees and honey.

Anonymous said...

Oh I’m in trouble again! Kelly I Love your cards and as always this new release from the Greetery!

Erica said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Another great release!!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Can't possibly choose a favorite! I love the mixture of stamps, stencils and dies you used to create these beautiful cards! The honeysuckle flowers and honey jar are fabulous!

TeresaC said...

Wonderful cards! Kelly, I love your honey, lemon and lavender theme! So sweet and so summery! I would have loved to have seen the favors you made for the teachers.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I’m speechless today…magnificent!!!

Natasha said...

Really loving the honey and lemon together! Stunning cards!

Judy Kay Stiles said...

Such a beautiful release! Love all your cards!

Leslie said...

Loving this release! Your Bee-you-tiful card is perfection! Love it!

Gayle I. said...

I absolutely love how you always incorporate elements and designs from other releases with the new release! Always a delight to see your creations!

Kristin Makowski said...

So much inspiration, where do I start! All of your cards are amazing! Sooooo “BUZZ WORTHY & “SWEET & SUNNY”! Your Art Deco cards are so sophisticated, I especially love your fist one with the black border! Love all 5 cards! The time & talent that went into making all 5 of them is immense! Thank you for sharing them with us!

Annie B. said...

Kelly, I love all the layers on your cards. Beautiful Cards.

Avra Williams said...

Your cards are all gorgeous!

CRZUEHLKE said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! You are so creative and this release is amazing.

Marie said...

You are so good at your job. I love love love all the cards. These greetery images are amazing.

Emma Sleppy said...

WOW! Your cards are always such a treat and totally perfect!

Heike said...

All of these cards are bee-utiful!

Karen said...

Each and every one of your cards is stunningly beautiful!

Karen said...

Every one of your cards is a masterpiece, but the last one wins first prize with me!

D.Ann C said...

Oh, WoW!! Each one is just more beautiful til you get to the next one... fab-bee-lous!!

Sue D said...

Love these sweet bee themed cards.

Caly Person said...

Your cards for Day 1 are all so beautiful, Kelly!

Razzie Reynolds said...

I especially like all the different The Greetery elements that went into your cards. They added that touch that makes the cards come alive!

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kelly! I love them all, but my favourite is the last one, just love the design and the lavender sprigs you added , a perfect touch!

Anonymous said...

Kelly your cards are gorgeous!!! So detailed and fabulous!! Adore!

Charlene said...

You definitely have a gift in using the Greetery products! I love the way you used the little bees around your flower arrangements with the honeysuckle. Each card is a work of art with so many wonderful ideas using the products from the new and old! Always a treat to see what you have done. Thanks for sharing!

Stacy H. said...

Absolutely beautiful cards made with beautiful stamps and dies. Love them!

Anne B said...

Stunning cards, Kelly. I love the way you often showcase new and older products together and show how sets can be combined.

BarbaraB said...

I always enjoy seeing your cards. The cards with the 'daisies' from the sunflower botanicut dies are my favorites.

mel h said...

These are just stunning cards Kelly. I love them all.

Jane B. said...

Your post has so much inspiration with all of these fabulous summetime cards. I love this release and how you showcased the sentiments.

Carrie said...

I just LOVE every single card! OMG! They are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Casandra Bennett said...

I can tell that you really like this collection. You have such an amazing talent. TFS.

Lynn Cyert said...

Kelly, Thanks for the beautiful bee cards. I’m a bee person also. I love your cards. So elegant!

Diana Banash said...

So beautiful, Kelly! I just adore your last card with the Sunflowers in white!

Deanette said...

Stunning cards!

Sally Keagle said...

Oh my goodness, these are STUNNING! You are an amazing creative lady!

Karen M said...

Beautiful summery cards. Love all the bees and the different ways to use the honeysuckle and various sets previously released. Can't wait!!

Pat Phillips said...

These cards Kelly are so BEEutiful (no, I did not misspell this word). They really are lovely. I love how you added all the extras - how fun! Thank you for sharing.

Sandy C said...

What gorgeous cards! I absolutely love each and every one of them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer K said...

Gobsmacked would be the correct word to use. These are all just so fabulous, Kelly!

love2stamp said...

Dana, your cards are swwwwweet! The overall design of them is so creative - I'm envious of your talent! Love this new release!!!

love2stamp said...



KELLY, your cards are swwwwweet! The overall design of them is so creative - I'm envious of your talent! Love this new release!!!

Susan M. said...

You make the most beautiful cards! Such an eye for design.

Kelly S said...

Just incredible! I love every one, especially the ones with the sunflowers colored that way! Oh oh and the honey, lavender, and lemon card TOO! Well, it's just too hard to pick a favorite!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic peek at the newest release! Very summery all around. Beautiful!

Patricia H
smudgie1955@gmail.com

lindagk23 said...

WOW! All of your cards are just gorgeous! Especially love the ones with the Sunflower/daisies. Wonderful release! Thank you for the inspiration!

Polly said...

Your samples are amazing! I love this release.

Rachael B said...

So fun and summery! I love your cards!! The combo with lavender is perfect!

Unknown said...

Kelly, I just want to dip my fingers into your sweet honey jars and lick all that sweetness off! Love the idea of using Nuevo drops! What a great release. I can’t wait to start shopping!

Helen F. said...

Oh Kelly! I just LOVE how you incorporate different sets with the new products! Each of your cards today is inspiring (and enabling) my decision to purchase everything! :-)

Kathy Vande Vande Hoef said...

Love your cards!

DGolly said...

What beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Evelyn said...

These are stunning cards! Great release.

Kathy Mc said...

Beyond Bee YOU-tiful cards, Kelly! I always enjoy seeing all the older Greetery products used with the new release. You make everything look so realistic, especially the dripping honey.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

So many wonderful cards!! Thanks for sharing : )

michelle in mi said...

You come up with the best ideas in being creative with these products!

Karen Day said...

Your colour combos blow me away! The projects kept coming... thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Kelly :-)

Jennifer G. said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful release!

Tona said...

Amazing cards! They just scream sunny summer days.

maryrose said...

Love the cards you combined with the daisies!

Susie said...

Honestly, I don't know where to start! Thoughtfully designed and beautifully crafted. Each card absolutely top-drawer work!

Dawn Y. said...

Truly lovely cards, Kelly! I just love how you used the sunflower dies to create daisies. Such a wonderful idea! So much inspiration here today… and always!πŸ’—

Lisa Schenck said...

So beautiful, Kelly, I love them all!!!!!

Jennifer Loudermilk said...

How neat would this set “bee” to make a recipe book or recipe cards??? I cannot wait to get these.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love your mix of honey and flowers!

sharon g said...

WOW, these are so pretty. I really love the die cut flowers. GORGEOUS!

Polite Creations said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I am so excited for this release.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great combinations. I love the scenes created. The jar is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

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

Heather said...

I LOVE the one with the black background; really makes the rest pop!

Miriam Prantner said...

So many gorgeous cards! I love that you combined the lemons with the honey stuff, my mom is always drinking tea with honey and lemon when she has a sore throat, those would be a perfect combination for get well cards too!

Diane said...

Your cards are so beautifully detailed AND gorgeous!!

Amy C. said...

Your cards are amazing! These new products are so beautiful.

Mary Reiner said...

So beautiful! Your cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

So many beautiful details to enjoy on all of your cards. I have to say that I also love your choice of BG feature - that "honeycomb" plate featured in some of your posts is bang on! Hugs - Susi

Christine Wilbur said...

Honey, lemons, bees, sunflowers?! Such beautiful cards!! Love all your design choices and the addition of the sunflowers is magic!

laurazark@gmail.com said...

Wow! This is an AMAZING release so far. I love how your cards are always bold without being over the top and how you've incorporated older releases for some fresh inspiration. ♥

Eva N said...

Love all the colorful details in your cards. You have me adding everything to my wish list, especially after seeing how well these new sets mix in with older ones in my stash.

Allie said...

The lemons and lavender go SO perfectly with these new items! Also love to see the sunflowers. Such STUNNING cards, Kelly, wow!

see mary stamp said...

Your cards truly are BEE-YOU-tiful. The Honey and Lemons - perfect as are all your other designs.

Sra. Spitzer said...

Dear Kelly -
I lost count of the number of cards you shared... all so beautiful and all full of gorgeous colors. I love the reminder to "bee kind always" and to use "kind words." The red accents on your "What's the Buzz" card are PERFECTION and I love the punched-out hexies on the last card with the punny sentiment. You have really given us a feast for the eyes! Thanks so much!
Lori S in PA

Amanda said...

So much to take in on one day! It is all so lovely. I want to think of ways to use those glorious bees!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic collection of cards.
Love the honeypot with the
lemons. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Wow! The sunflowers and lavender card is such a pretty arrangement!

RobiW said...

Such a "sweet" card!! Lovely.

Nancy Nicholson said...

Bright and cheery cards!

Mutzy Mia said...

Your cards today are absolutely beautiful! I love all the detail you've added plus how you've made the sunflowers into daises...just darling. Thanks for all the inspiration!

MadeByMeghanK said...

GORGEOUS RELEASE! Love your creations! I love those honeycomb corners and gorgeous layering and details

Karen said...

Wow! Your cards are breathtakingly beautiful! So many beautiful details!

Melissa Leftrick said...

Beautiful cards!!! So many awesome little elements!

Meralyn said...

This release captured my attention with the beautifully crafted bees. You have showcased them amazingly well. You never disappoint in the artful way you design cards.

Claudia G said...

What beautiful cards! The release is just amazing!

Kathy Raker said...

Beautiful creations, love the daisy design using the sunflower die. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Dolson said...

Oh, so many beautiful cards! They are all works of art! Love them all!

linda m said...

Love your bee-utiful ideas with all the "sweetness" in the Greetery's new summer release, Dana! A great showing of all the wonderful things of Summer!! :)

Gail Spresser said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Such pretty cards with so much detail as usual!

DorothyA said...

Your cards are wonderful. I especially like the ones where you use the honeycomb dies to make a dimensional background.