Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Greetery A Song of Christmas Reveal Day 1 {Heaven and Nature Sing}

"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me" Welcome to day 1 of full reveals for the A Song of Christmas release from The Greetery! I hope you love it as much as I do; creating with these products made my soul soar! It was just the crafty therapy I've been craving and needing! Before I dive into the details about the three cards I'm sharing today, you'll want to make sure to head to The Greetery Blog for the official "meet and greet" for each of the new products! Also, leave a comment here, and on each designers' blog to be eligible to win one of 2 $50 gift certificates to the shop!
 
My first card for today uses the new Peaceful Doves stamp and die set paired with the new Pine and Berry Background stamp and the new Pine and Berry stamp set! I'm absolutely in love with the new doves; I've used them on every card for today and one for tomorrow! I can't wait to use these cuties for some Valentine's Day projects! The cute little letter stamps/dies from previous releases will look adorable tucked in their beaks!

I also used the new Pine and Berry background stamp on each card for today, too so you will be able to see how versatile it is. One of the reasons why I like it so much is that it's a mid-size pattern so you can see quite a bit of the pattern sticking out from a panel like I've done on this card. Sometimes background stamps have large patterns and they get lost if you cover too much of them up.

I've used the largest dove in the collection along with one of the smaller varieties. The larger doves feature die cut details and then you can add the coordinating stamped details; the smaller doves do not have as many details, but you can add them with the stamps, depending on the style you are going for! I've been wanting a dove die JUST like this one for years, so I am glad that Betsy made my wishes come true!

I added clusters from the Pine and Berry stamp set to accent the largest dove. I stamped each of the varieties twice using an assortment of green inks so that I could mix and match as needed! I had fun using them here and there on my cards for the week! In fact, if I have any one tip for crafty sessions, it's to just sit down and create a BUNCH of greenery so that you can have options when creating to tuck things here and there.

The sentiment is included in the Peaceful Doves stamp set and is just lovely, don't you think? It was slightly too large to fit on the Nordic Frame, so I opted to heat emboss it in gold onto a strip of vellum. I just love how beautiful heat embossing looks on holiday cards! I added glitter to the greenery and doves and a few sequins to finish it off!

Next up is my card using the new Peaceful Olive stamp/die set along with the Peaceful Olive Full Panel die. As you can see, I have another panel stamped with the Pine and Berry background stamp peeking from beneath the Peaceful Olive Full Panel.  I had a lot of fun experimenting with Distress Oxide ink on top of colored cardstock. This particular combination is Evergreen Bough on Pinefeather cardstock. The first card uses Weathered Wood ink on Soft Stone cardstock.

This is one of those designs that took on a life of its own and led me to the end result; this is NOT what I was planning on when I sat down to create, but I have to say, it's my favorite for today! 

To begin, I die cut the Peaceful Olive Full Panel from white cardstock and then used the coordinating stencils and stamps to finish off the design. I also stamped the single branches included in the Peaceful Olive stamp set, but I didn't end up by using them for this design. I have SO many leftover bits and pieces from this release that I could have an entire crafty session just using odds and ends!

There is a space die cut on the panel that is the perfect size to place the sentiments from the Peaceful Olive stamp set, but this is when the card started to pull me in a different direction. I placed the die cut/stenciled panel over one of my backgrounds I had been making and the lightbulb went off! I knew that placing the sentiment in the allocated place would be too difficult with the busy background. I opted to die cut a Crimped Circle from Soft Stone cardstock to stamp the "let there be" and "on earth" portion of the sentiment. I also die cut a banner from the Crimped Slimline Die from Pinefeather cardstock and then glued the "PEACE" letters, from the Peaceful Olive die set, onto the banner.

I added two of the smallest doves to the top of the sentiment using foam squares. I also added sprigs and flowers from the new Winter Medley Die; this is another one that I had loads of fun using on many of my cards for the release! This is another one that you could sit and put sprigs together and then use them here and there!

I added some colored pencil details to the stenciled portions of the panel and then sprinkled glitter here and there for some holiday shine!

As you can see by now, I did NOT go for traditional Christmas colors for day 1, and not for day 2 either, really! I love the "heaven and nature sing" theme for today so I went with what I liked for that theme! 

To begin this card, I die cut, stenciled, and stamped the new Heaven and Nature Sing diecut using Distress Oxide inks. I paired it with the new Noted die, but it is also made to work with the new Heaven and Nature Sing Stamp & Stencil; I figured that most of the designers would use that combination, so I chose to go in a different direction. I could be totally wrong, but I know that at least Betsy will use it! ha ha! It's actually one of my favorite new stamp sets from the release so it was killing me not to use it; I'm sure I'll have a bonus card on release day using it!(wink)

I also used the new Sing a Song of Christmas sentiment set for the "silent night"....this stamp set comes with 11 different sentiments taken from Christmas songs. As you can see, there is another dove, more Pine and Berry sprigs, and of course, another Pine and Berry Backround; this one is Peeled Paint Distress Oxide in on a panel of Spring Moss cardstock.

I layered it all up onto the two largest Nordic Circles Die cuts for a lot of dimension and interest. I stamped Weathered Wood ink onto a panel of Soft Stone ink using the Windowpane Plaid Background and then added the entire focal panel.

I added some glitter (of course) and some of the musical notes from the Noted Die to finish off this card! I had so much fun putting these non-traditonal Christmas cards together! Join me again tomorrow for day 2 of full reveals! Thanks for fluttering by!


 

139 comments:

Linda C said...

Beautiful! Your cards are absolutely stunning.

Barbara said...

As soon as I saw your card for this release, I was smitten! I have to have these stamps and dies in my rather large collection. You have done amazing things here.

Carmela said...

Wow, Kelly! Your cards have such depth and beauty! Love each one.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Your cards are simply amazing Kelly. Wonderful details. Cheers.

kinderdi said...

Wow! All of the layers on your cards are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Beautiful. Love that background stamp. What color is the green on the first card? Love it.

Christine Wilbur said...

Love all the doves! Super pretty!

Sandy Kay said...

Love them all! Each card is so beautiful and unique!

Julie Bitner said...

Beautiful cards and lovely color combinations! Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna Phelan said...

Lovely layers! Beautiful cards! Loving the Peace On Earth, and every little detail! Merry Merry!

D. Suzanne Cox said...

Your cards never disappoint. They are always absolutely beautiful!

Karen said...

Beautiful cards! I love the way you combine the new products!

Lori Beseke said...

Fabulous cards! Love the new products from the Greetery.

TheresaA said...

Gorgeous cards and I agree that a pink and aqua color combination creates beautiful holidays cards! Thanks for sharing!!

Nancy R. said...

Oh my gosh, I am blown away by your creative flair! These cards are absolutiely breathtaking, Kelly! Yes, this collection already has my heart soaring. What wonderful, wonderful pieces for this beautiful time of the year!

Isabel Z said...

These are so gorgeous, I would frame them.

Jackie Chapman said...

I just adore you choice of colour palettes, so, so beautiful.

Polly said...

Such lovely cards and unique colors!

Janis said...

Totally gorgeous cards!! I love the dove card done in neutrals!! Wonderful work.
<3 J

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Luanne said...

Always love seeing your beautiful creations! You’ve taken these wonderful new products and made them into real beauties!

Sue D said...

Beautiful peaceful holiday cards.

Sandy S. said...

Beautiful. I love how the differences in your background colors give each card a slightly different vibe.

appledaylady1309@aol.com said...

your cards are always so beautiful. Today's are no exception!

Lisa Chapman said...

Beautiful cards!!

Kelly S said...

Well, knock me over with a dove feather....these are SPECTACULAR!

TeresaC said...

Beautiful new release! Love your cards, Kelly! Each one a work of art! I especially love the Peace on Earth.

tycodmom said...

Dreamy layering. I can't pick a favorite; they are all stunning.

Becky Green said...

Kelly, you make EVERYTHING work SO WELL together! I am in AWE! The colors you chose too, make EVERYTHING SHINE! I am particularly taken with the Music & the Doves! ;) Can't wait to see what else is coming this week! A SUPER JOB!!! ;)<3

laurazark@gmail.com said...

Wowzers Kelly! Great color combos all three of these, the dove card is gorgeous and I so love that music set with the woodgrain symbols and lovely sentiments.

Stephanie Clapper said...

Beautiful cards Kelly, I always love your designs. And I’m in love with the doves too!

mel h said...

So beautiful. I really love the peace card. The colors are just beautiful for the holidays.

Gayle I. said...

Your cards are so full of joy! Lovely!

Susi K said...

Beautiful layering on all your cards!

Vickie R. said...

Oh my goodness, such beautiful projects! And I love the non-traditional colors! :)

Sheila said...

Love love your cards, especially love the addition of all the layers! Beautiful!

Mary W said...

I really like how you used the background on your cards - they are so lovely.

Gloria said...

I love your cards and your color choices are perfect. Thank you for keeping us inspired!

Aya said...
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Aya said...

The cards are simply gorgeous. I love everything, it's hard to pick a favorite. As always, it's a Fabulous new release from Greetery! I can’t wait to see the other creations on the hop.

Kristina said...

Blown away every time! I love the layers, the shading, the details! 😍
Kristolman@live.com

Joanna said...

Wonderful cards!!!

Marcia Hill said...

All of your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS Kelly! You are so good at adding all the little details and totally making them SHINE! Your last card is my favorite (I think...) but really they are all simply STUNNING!! Really loving that new background stamp too and love how you used it on all 3 cards!! Wonderful post today...I didn't want it to end!! Hugs. :0)

Rosemary said...

you never fail to deliver the most beautifully detailed cards. these are no exception... absolutely goregous!

Veronica said...

I just love that olive branch stamp. It is so versatile. Thanks for sharing.

CRZUEHLKE said...

I absolutely love your beautiful cards! This is a very elegant release.

Cat Craig said...

Stunningly beautiful layered cards. they just scream WOW.

Nandini said...

These cards are so beautiful! Love the soothing colors and the gorgeous layering!

Unknown said...

Such pretty holiday cards, Kelly! I just love those doves! They are the prettiest I've ever seen in the crafting world!

Miriam Leech said...

Smitten, once again!!! Stunning cards, and I want everything from today!! Thanks for being my number one inspiration!

Nancy Penir said...

Colors, layers, and details... all stunning!

Debbie Br said...

Such beautiful and amazing cards Kelly. Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s post!

Karen V. said...

Very nice cards!

Jan Elmore said...

That song note continues to be my fave new goodie. But then...the doves and the olive branches and sentiments..and, and, and.......

Alyssa S said...

Wow! These are all so incredibly beautiful! That evergreen bough on pinefeather cardstock has me swooning! So pretty!

sharon g said...

The colors you chose are amazing!!!!!!! And how you put everything together so expertly. I strive to do this, but you are the mistress of perfection.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards! Another amazing release from The Greetery!

Jan in Tucson said...

All of your cards are simply LOVELY! Merry CHRISTmas!

Marie said...

This is going to sound strange, but your cards almost made me cry, as the beauty in your cards is overwhelming. And once again you make me want to buy it all.

Kathy D. said...

I love the color palette on your first card, stunning.

Connie said...

Wow! Fantastic cards, Kelly!
Love all the new product additions!
Really like the additions of the Doves.
Thanks for your wonderful inspiration.

Leslie said...

Beautiful cards! And your favorite for today is my favorite too! Love that color combo!

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards! The doves are beautiful!

Pat Phillips said...

Your cards are lovely - I am drawn to the first one for some reason. Thank you for sharing!

Emma S. said...

Let there be peace on earth, says it all. Love the colors you used and the cards are perfect!

Mary Holshouser said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the doves.
thanks for sharing.
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Jill W. said...

Such stunning cards, Kelly!

Mrsfish02 said...

Kelly your combination of these new sets is just so amazing. Love Heaven and Nature, the Peaceful Doves are amazing too. TFS

Rachael B said...

Beautiful!

michelle in mi said...

You always make such beautiful cards!

Fabbie said...

Beautiful cards! Love that bold, blueish green back!

Heike said...

So many gorgeous cards to look at. I really like the last one with the treble clef.

Anonymous said...

I love your technique with oxide inks for the background. Beautiful cards, all of them. Thank you for sharing.

Becky S. said...

Your favorite is also my favorite from today!! Love those blues and greens!

Lisakinn said...

Gosh love them all, but that peace card with the dove is my fav. As always, your cards are an inspiration.

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Kelly - I like all three cards and that second one (with bluey - green shades predominant) is really striking and my fave of the three. Your work is consistently fantastic and very inspiring. TFS -
Lori S in PA

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh, your cards are just stunning!

buzzn2scrap said...

Stunning cards packed with such wonderful details ! Silent night card is my favorite. Such a wonderful release !!!

Helen F. said...

Your cards are all so beautiful, Kelly! My jaw actually dropped when I saw the first one! I am a fan of non-traditional Christmas colors, so I'm loving all of your cards!

see mary stamp said...

Your card designs are all amazing but your first card is breathtaking.

Dawn Y said...

Your cards are just gorgeous, Kelly! I adore that new background stamp, too. You stamped it in such lovely colors. Oh, yes! The doves will be perfect for Valentine's Day, too! 💗

Myrna said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS!!! EXCITED FOR THIS NEW RELEASE!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Love your color combos and details! Each card is exquisite!

Rose Reynolds said...

What an inspiration your beautiful cards are, Kelly! I love both of them and their many details and color combinations you used!
Rose Reynolds

Mary Kay Ross said...

These cards are absolutely exquisite!!!! They are so calm and peaceful. I love this new release!

MadeByMeghanK said...

GORGEOUS Cards! I love your layers and glitter accents!

Karen M said...

Love you use of the doves in each sample. You are right that they will be useful for so many purposes besides Christmas.

Kathy Mc said...

Kelly, you nailed the non-traditional color palettes for Christmas cards! Love your idea of creating lots of die cuts at the ready to tuck them here and there. Fabulous work!

Betty Sue said...

Your teal card might be my favorite! Love!

Sandy C said...

Pretty cards! Loved the color schemes. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stacy Breidenbach said...

The color and layout of your PEACE card is stunning!

dewdrop said...

So many lovely cards in this first day...making it so much fun for all of us. Looking forward to seeing what you have tomorrow!

justmeonly said...

Such Beautiful Projects!

Anonymous said...

Love your non-traditional colors for your cards. I think they add a whole different aspect to your cards. The treble clef card is a favorite.

Patricia H
smudgie1955@gmail.com

Carol said...

Your first quote, "Let There be Peace on Earth" had me singing! I sang that song when I was in high school County Chorus. LOVE it! Just as much as I love your sweet, gorgeous cards today! Your color choices were fabulous!

judy said...

Beautiful cards--I love how you combine the various sets to make your own unique creations!!

Janelle said...

Wonderful color combos and all your details are inspiring!

just me said...

Love the color choice! Lovely cards!

Amy C. said...

These new products are gorgeous and your cards show them off beautifully!

Kim Burckhard said...

Your cards are so beautiful, like always

Kati C said...

Your cards are so beautiful, but I think the one with the treble clef is my favorite. It is so unique. I think all the women in my Widows group will just love them!!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Those dove cards are STUNNING

Lisa Schenck said...

Completely lovely cards, Kelly!!!

Lisa said...

You've done an amazing job with this release!

BarbaraB said...

Your cards are always beautiful. Love the different green color palettes.

Kristin Makowski said...

I absolutely love your first card! The dove and the message of peace in Betsy’s new release are so beautiful!

Heather said...

Your Silent Night card is stunning!

Tracy S. said...

I love the color combo of the first card, it's so beautiful!

Gail said...

Peace on Earth and Silent Night - who would not want to receive a card like one of these at Christmas? Said No one every! I love them so much - all that layering rocks!!

Pauline said...

Kelly, your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the Peace on Earth card. Love all the layers, colours and design. You have a wonderful eye for details!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards! I'm particularly drawn to the gray-green colors in the 1st one. And the doves are lovely. Wonderful creations as always Kelly!

DGolly said...

Stunning cards. So many lovely details. Thanks for sharing.

Eva N said...

Wow, loving all the beautiful details you mixed together to create these cards. Now I need the doves, the holly, the music, and more! Naples1414@outlook.com

Lissette said...

I so look forward to your gorgeous cards, Kelly. As usual you don’t disappoint. These are all so beautiful. You’ve done a great job with the release. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Teena Perine said...

Love the new release!

Linda R said...

Beautiful cards. Your details are amazing.

jan metcalf said...
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jan metcalf said...

You just had me fall in love with the Pine and Berry Background stamp! Looks amazing on each of your cards! So much to love in your designs, and I have fallen for the dove as well!

RobiW said...

Gorgeous! That Pine and berry background stamp is stunning -- love it. also love the olive leaves.

jkstiles77 said...

Your cards are stunning! Love this release!

Allie said...

These cards are absolutely stunning, Kelly! Some of my favourites from the day :)

Ruth G said...

Such an elegant group of cards! I love how the muted colors really ring true with the messages of peace, which is something we could all use! Thank you so much for sharing!

Kari said...

Have been waiting for this release, did not disappoint!

Anonymous said...

Just stunning!

Mutzy Mia said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the colors you've chosen.

Andrea B said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors you have used and especially like the Peace on Earth card.

karen said...

Each card is lovelier than the last. Very elegant.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are all so pretty, but that second one is my favorite. I love how the dark background just really sets everything else off!

Joyce said...

Wow, these are all so gorgeous.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

These cards are all beautiful but I have to say that your favorite is my favorite as well!

AMDee said...

So gorgeous!

jc2711 said...

I love all of your cards, especially the colours you have chosen.

Traci M said...

I am amazed at all the beauty and creativity in your color choices…I have been sitting here for almost 30 minutes reading and admiring your cards!! The dove set is so pretty and I am really glad you mentioned the versatility for Valentines as I had not thought of that!! I know it is probably so time consuming as is…but I wonder if it would be possible to put your color combination of inks for the backgrounds in an easy to read manner at the bottom of your post? Thank you for sharing so much creative goodness and yes, my heart is soaring too!!

Donna Walls said...

Wow, I love these die sets and your cards are so elegant!

Jennifer K said...

Gorgous projects!

Patricia said...

Your cards are lovely Kelly! I love your dove card. How beautiful the olive branches are! This release is fantastic!

Jennifer G. said...

So many beautiful projects! Great release.

Mary J said...

Another great release. Thank you!

maryrose said...

Great color combos!

Leah W. said...

The teal card takes my breath away!