Wednesday, March 8, 2023

The Greetery {New Beginnings Collection}

Hello and welcome to day one of full reveals for the New Beginnings Collection from The Greetery! Today we're sharing all things spring and baby; what a delightful combination, don't you think? Just fitting for the New Beginnings title! You'll want to make sure to head to The Greetery Blog for the official "meet and greet" for all of the beautiful new products! Make sure to leave a comment here, and on every designers' blog, to be eligible to win one of (2) $50 gift certificates to the shop!

My first card features the new Spring Sprays Stencil and Spring Sprays dies. This is such a fun and easy combination that allows you to create the two beautiful floral sprays that are on this card. To begin, I used the numbered stencils to create the sprays and then die cut the outlines using the Spring Sprays dies.

Once that was done, I die cut all of the stand-alone flowers and inked them up using the same ink colors that I used for the stenciling. (my next card uses JUST the stenciled sprays so you can see the difference) Once they were all inked up to my liking, I added them to the spray using both foam squares and liquid glue. I added some Copic marker detailing to all of the flowers for added detail and interest.

You'll notice that a few of the designers paired the Spring Sprays stencil/dies with the new Rejoice hot foil/stamp/die; I chose to use a different sentiment so you can see how easily it is to incorporate other sentiments. That being said, the Rejoice sentiment was designed specifically for these sprays.

The "Happy" portion of my sentiment was stamped in an ombre look using the previously released All Kinds of Happy stamp set and then I die cut it using the All Kinds of Happy Shadow Die. I ended up die cutting the shadow twice so that I could glue them together for a more sturdy piece. The "Spring Wishes" portion of the sentiment is stamped in black using the new Tear Strip Tags: Spring Stamp Set. I simply placed post-it notes over the top of the other sentiments while I inked it up and then removed them before stamping it down. I used my mini MISTI so that I could repeat the steps until it was saturated enough. 

My second card features the oh-so-sweet Bunny Kisses die (this is a larger version of the cute bunny that was released last year for the hourglass) paired with the new Ribbon Maker: Daisy Chain die and the new Tear Strip Tags: Spring Stamp Set. As I mentioned earlier, this particular card also uses the new Spring Sprays stencil/die, but doesn't included the additional die cut flowers. This is definitely a softer look and I felt it complemented the watercolor look I was going for with this shaped card.

To begin, I die cut the pieces for the bunny, eggs, and tulip and colored them using ink and blender brushes; I also added some details with Copic markers. I  adhered some Nuvo Crystal Glaze over the top of the bunny's eye for some added realism. 

I used watercolor paper to die cut the arch pieces, except for the smaller arch for the focal point. I used the A2 Arches dies to die cut the arched frame and then used the middle portion that was left from die cutting the frame to add some watercoloring. I just feel like spring/Easter just work so well for a soft watercolor look.

As I mentioned earlier, this is a shaped card, so I took an A2 card base and placed the arch die slightly above the score line to create the base, and then glued the entire watercolor piece over the top.

The sentiment was simply stamped and then cut using my paper trimmer and then I added the notched ends using scissors. You could definitely use the coordinating Tear Strip Tags die for another option. 

Eep! My last card features the sweetest new series called "Baby Face"; I chose to use the new Baby Face Swaddle dies, but each of the designers chose a different die to use, so by visiting all of our blogs, you should see each of the different "Baby Faces" represented and I'm sure Betsy is using all of them as well.

To begin, I stamped the Elegant Arches Stamp using white ink on a Kraft A2 panel. I never actually used the BotaniCuts Bluebells Dies when they were released and haven't since! Such a shame because they are absolutely wonderful! Anyway, I die cut them from Vintage Cream cardstock and then colored them using Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, and Forest Moss Distress oxide ink for the greenery, and then added just a touch of Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink at the base of each of the flowers. I glued them together and set them aside to dry.

I die cut the Baby Face Swaddle pieces from the same Vintage Cream cardstock; the baby's head is colored using Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink (the cheeks are stamped using the same ink). The swaddle and bow are both colored with Scattered Straw ink. I stamped the face using the new Baby Face Sentiments stamp set using black ink.

I glued the baby together using liquid glue and foam squares for a touch of dimension. I die cut focal arch from Vintage Cream cardstock and then stamped the different portions of the sentiments; there are so many different combinations for each of the different "baby face" dies.

I used three of the Spring Sprays flower dies to accent the left side of the card and grouped the bluebell stems on the right side. I stenciled and stamped a coordinating envelope using the Flappable stencils and the new Tear Strip Tags: Baby stamp set.

A touch of glitter finished off this baby card. You could omit the bow on the top of the head and use the "hair" die and this could work for a gender-neutral card to add to your stash. I couldn't resist adding the bow, so this one is for a sweet, baby girl! Make sure to head to the other designers' blogs to see how they've used these fun new products! Thanks for fluttering by!







 

130 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

Your cards are stunning. I'm getting so excited for this release. TFS.

Carmela said...

Amazing projects! You never disappoint! Always inspirational.

Isabel Z said...

Your creations are so lovely.

Myrna said...

Spring is in the Air!!! Such a fun release and especially love your Bunny kisses sweet card!!!! All your designs are beautiful!!

kinderdi said...

Beautiful projects! That little bundle card...love!!

Donna Phelan said...

So beautiful! Every creation is masterfully created! I adore them all! Each color, every element, perfect in every way! Love your designs, layouts and all of those fabulous layers making up all of that fabulous dimension! Your bunny card makes me swoon! Fantastic!!!

She’s said...

Love them all, but, that little bundle is my favorite!

Lynn Cyert said...

Kelly, These are beautiful cards! I really admire the Happy Spring card. Gorgeous work. Thank you!

Polly said...

Love how you used the Bluebell dies and the subtle background with the last card.

Donna said...

Love them all, esp the sweet baby under the bluebells!

Julie Bitner said...

Beautiful, happy Spring cards! Love the sweet baby card, too!

Lori B said...

Love your cards, Kelly! Sweet baby card, love the kraft background.

Miriam Leech said...

Your cards are stunning! Your use of colors is gorgeous!! Spring has sprung!

Sallie C said...

I love your cards, Kelly! And, I appreciate that you’ve incorporated so many older products into them. So many great ideas!

Rosemary said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Each one full of gorgeous details.

Jackie S said...

Love all your cards. But seriously, that baby card has got to be one of the cutest cards I've ever seen!

tycodmom said...

I am in love with today's release. I have a new grandson, great nephew and one of my best friend's son's will be having a boy, in April, May and July. I can't wait to start creating cards for them with this release. Thanks for always inspiring!

JoAnn said...

Love all your cards. The Spring wishes is beautiful with all the little flowers and I love the blue background. The bunny card is s cute and the baby card is adorable. TFS

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful cards! I am loving that older arch stamp, which you incorporatedwith all the NEW things.. You did such amazing cards with it. The Spring Springs are my favorite and look so versatile . Thanks for the inspiration.

Joan VanCourt said...

Ugh, published as anonymous

Kim Burckhard said...

OMGosh Kelly! They are stunning and so cute!

C. Wilbur said...

Such sweet cards!! Love this release so far

Barb Kirkwood said...

The bunny card is outstanding! Love how you used the daisy chain.

Frogwoman said...

Love all your cards. The bunny kisses is my favorite. How cute.

appledaylady1309@aol.com said...

THese are wonderful. I love the last baby card. so sweet!

Sue D said...

I like your pretty and cute cards with this release.

KraftyKrissi said...

LOVE Everything! The arches stamp with the bundled baby is so sweet!
Kristolman@live.com

Michelle Leone said...

A-mazing designs with gorgeous detail/layering!! Gah…. love that petite bunny!!

buzzn2scrap said...

Love them all ! Beautiful cards and wonderful Spring release !

Nancy Penir said...

Kelly, once again, beautiful inspiration everywhere! Love the layers, and pop-ups, and coloring, and everything!

Sara W said...

The Little Bundle cards are adorable! Your cards use products that I have to add to cards using the new release.

Sheila said...

I could write a book about each of your examples and how ADORABLE they are. You are so talented!! Thank you for your constant example!

Vickie R. said...

Each of your projects are so delightful, but I especially love the baby card!

mumster said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing so many great ideas for using the new release

Anonymous said...

Such sweet cards all around - babies, bunnies and flowers. Who could want more!

Patricia H.
smudgie1955@gmail.com

mel h said...

Love how you incorporated other Greetery sets into your designs....I like ideas of how to reuse and incorporate what I already have with new products!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the swaddled baby. The
Cutting the first card in the
cathedral window shape was a
great idea. Fantastic cards.
thanks for sharing.

JKB said...

Superb card samples with layering!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fantastic projects!!! I especially love the swaddled baby!!! So adorable!!!! That little headband detail is just precious!

Dawn Y. said...

Kelly, each of your cards is a breath of Springtime! Thank you for sharing all of the tiny details that always make your work so special! Happy Spring!πŸ’—

Lisa Cole said...

The Spring Sprays are just a must have from this release, love all the texture you created with them and the orange with the blue?? Get out! :) LOVE!

Theresa Averitt said...

Kelly-your cards are fun and beautiful! I especially love the color combinations tat you choose!! Thanks for sharing your lovely art!

Michelle in MI said...

Your designs make me want to buy everything!

Annie B. said...

Kelly, I love your color choices for the HAPPY card. So talented.

Marie said...

I just always love your cards Kelly. Love the color's you choose and your design layouts. The baby card is adorable and so is the bunny card.

Susan Beauchaine said...

Your cards are always beautiful. These are no exception

Jennifer Thompson said...

What beautiful cards! Loving the new Spring release!

Luanne said...

Goodness! These are all wonderful and inspiring! Love them all!

Unknown said...

What beautiful cards! Love the new Spring release!

Heike said...

So many gorgeous creations here. I am loving your little swaddled baby, it's so stinkin' cute!

Cheryl said...

Oh so beautiful! I just absolutely love the bunny. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration!

Gayle I. said...

Love the way you always incorporate other stamps and dies together with newly released ones; love the dimensional effects of your card designs!

Anonymous said...

All your cards are lovely but I especially liked your Happy Spring card Rachel W. wdrwras@neo.rr.com

judy said...

Beautiful and creative--I like the way you use a variety of products on each card!

Cheryl I said...

I always love your cards so much! The last card with the swaddle die is so classy and I love how you used various products that work so well together. Great inspiration!

Mrsfish02 said...

Loads to love in this release. I need both of the new ribbon maker dies. That daisy chain is so gorgeous. Spring Spray with stencils, too fun! Great job!

Leslie said...

So love your cards! And your swaddle card is my favorite! I love the soft colors! Perfection!

Becky Green said...

WOW! ALL THREE of your cards are WONDERFUL, Kelly! I LOVE the bunny! ;) He's TOP on my list!!!! SUCH A FABULOUS JOB for us! THANK YOU!
P.S. I'm using your light bulb idea for our Sunday School Class..... THANK YOU!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

I think you winy favorite for this release. I hadn't really noticed the sprigs before your first card. Now I am in love. And I too have the bluebells, but they have never been used...never thought to think last blue there. Love it.

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh Kelly...all 3 of your cards are gorgeous!! I love them all but especially the last one...the baby card! I have a new grandbaby coming late Summer and all these adorable baby face cards are just killin me! But I think the swaddled baby is my favorite and I just LOVE how you did it in yellows and with the die cut bluebells in yellow too! Sweet, SWEET card!! Thanks so much for all the wonderful inspiration...ALWAYS appreciated!! Hugs. :0)

Evelyn said...

Absolutely love these cards. So beautiful and that baby card is amazing. Definitely getting that set!

Lareese Miracle said...

I love the Spring Wishes card and the Bunny Kisses card is too cute. The Baby Face: Swaddle Die πŸ‘ΆπŸ» is a must have!! πŸ‘ΆπŸ»

Kathy D. said...

Your bunny kisses card is adorable!

Karen in PA said...

I cannot wait for tomorrow to see all of the other offerings. I always need more than I should be buying! Your bunny card is amazing.

Joanna said...

Great cards! I can't decide which is my favorite!!

Andrea B said...

I really liked all of your cards, but I have to say my favorite is the baby swaddle card! Loved the colors used in all your cards.

Karen said...

I love all your layers to each card. I'm not good doing layers so I appreciate some good examples. I just adore the yellow baby card for either a boy or girl!
Karen P.

Kathleen Budd said...

Such sweet cards Kelly! That bunny is just adorable and that baby swaddle card is so cute! The Greetery’s new release is definitely a winner!

Anonymous said...

YaY so cute release! Thanks for the inspiration =) fabulous use or previous release with these new items

Lemonade said...

Your cards are just wonderful - I love the yellow bluebells, and now I am thinking about all the different soft colors that would work with those cute little blossoms!

Sandy C said...

Beautiful cards, and as always, beautiful photo staging.

Helen F. said...

LOVE each of your cards with the New Beginnings collection, Kelly! Your color combos and layered designs are always an inspiration. I'm using more of the Stencil/Die sets lately because my cards look so professional when I CASE your techniques. :-)

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful cards! Such a fun release!

BarbaraB said...

Great cards. Especially the Little Bundle card, love the yellow and kraft color combo.

Jan Elmore said...

Just so adorable. Love this release. The new goodies are so precious!

Cyndi said...

This New Beginnings collection is amazing -- so sweet! Your cards are wonderful!

Carrie said...

Omg! What cute cards! I am in love with all of them!

Rachael B said...

Adorable!

Pat Phillips said...

I love the Little Bundle card using the previous background stamp and the bluebells that hang over so sweetly - and that soft yellow coloring is lovely. Thank you!

Pauline said...

This release is amazing, and I am loving all the baby things. I squealed when I saw your baby card, it is so precious, love the soft yellows against the kraft, you did an amazing job on this card, as you always do on everything you create. Thank you for all the inspiration Kelly!

ESUE said...

I love all the baby stamps. It's always great to see the makers use previously released stamps. Thanks for new inspiration.

Kelly S said...

That's the sweetest bundle of baby joy...and oh, the colors you used! I love your arched bunny card with the mix of florals!

Stebbins Family said...

What wonderful spring cards! I really love they yellow baby card, it is so sweet.

Amy Vitriani said...

Love your cards!! They are super cute!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

These cards are adorable!

Christy H. said...

I love your bunny kisses card! The watercolor look is perfect for spring!
Christy ru4given2@bellsouth.net

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Love the beautiful flowers, and the bunny is just adorable! The baby card is so sweet! Awesome release!

Vicki A said...

Love love all of your creations for today, especially the “Happy Spring” card!

Hannah Mize said...

Such beautiful projects!

Jan said...

All 3 of your cards today were fabulous, but my favorite was the Easter bunny one. Loved those soft colors and the arches!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I ADORE ALL of your AMAZING Projects!! Especially the Kraft Baby Card, Can’t wait to see more!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Release Week!! ❤️

Jan Metcalf said...

Love all the pretty details on your spring cards!

Sarah M said...

Love your cards especially the sweet baby card!

Karen M said...

Love the spring card and how you used so many older elements. And that sweet little baby bundle - how fun!

Kathy Mc said...

Your cards are always so unique, Kelly, and simply lovely. What a fun release with all those cute baby faces, bunnies, eggs, floral sprays, and the list continues!

Betty Sue said...

Your cards are full of spring goodness! Love what you have created! Can’t wait to see what’s up tomorrow!!!

Kris said...

My heart always skips a beat when I open your email with such beautiful cards! I appreciate that you mention ink colors used as I find it hard to get the color combinations right. Stunning!

CRZUEHLKE said...

Amazing, amazing cards! Loved every one of them! This release is so cute and sweet.

linda m said...

I think that the baby swaddle was one of the first things I loved about this release! How sweet the swaddle looks all nestled in the arch background stamp and the lily of the valley!
Thanks for all the ideas you had for this wonderful release!

Deborah L said...

Your cards are stunning! What a sweet and fresh release.

see mary stamp said...

So many sweet springtime themes. Beautiful projects. Thank you for the inspiration.

Mutzy Mia said...

What darling cards! My favorite is the baby card...I love the yellow along with the flowers. Thanks for including all the colors you used. Just might have to replicate that one. What a great release and beautiful inspiration today.

Denise Bryant said...

I love the layering and the pretty flowers! The bunny and baby are just adorable too! Fabulous cards with these new designs!

Kristin Makowski said...

Love your bundle of joy card! It is amazing! So adorable! Love this new release! Thanks for sharing your cards with us!

Betty Neville said...

These are amazing - all beautifully done!

Cathy Singleton said...

That is the sweetest baby card ever! I love the color combination. singletoncathy77@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

I like your bunny card made with the arch die, very cute!

anni said...

Love all your cards! You do such beautiful work!

Jennifer K said...

Yay! New baby products and you showcased them beautifully!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I adore the little baby cards! Your colors and designs are perfect!

Mary Kay Ross said...

Adorable, Adorable, Adorable! I love this new release!

Joan L said...

Love the colors! Beautiful cards!!

Sandy K said...

Such beautiful cards! Love how you made those morning glories pop!

S Fink said...

Love how you fit the spring sprays with “happy”

Mary W said...

Oh my word that blue bell bedecked baby on the stamped background is wonderful! I never thought to color them yellow but will next time for sure. Then your next card really shows great ways to use this new collection - bravo!

Sandy C said...

Cutest little peas in a pod. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I loved the little bundle card! Marie Mielke

Alexandra Y said...

These are adorable! I love that cute bunny!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Your cards are always so fabulous... they're so cute (depending on theme) and they're always so beautifully colored. Wow! The talent you have! Sigh....
Lori S in PA

Luanne said...

Wowzer! So much wonderful inspiration! Thank you for helping me want more things…πŸ˜±πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

Anonymous said...

Wow! What amazing and awesome cards. I especially like the baby card!!! I like all the details. Thank you, Jade. Ianfamily@aol.com

sharon g said...

I am in love with the flowers! The die cut ones are especially cute. Great job on your cards...

Becky S. said...

That bunny!! Love your shaped card! :)

Heather said...

Your baby card is super sweet!

Nancy Nicholson said...

Oh my goodness, I love, love, love your cards. Not even sure I could pick a favorite. Maybe the first one.

Helen F said...

Wow! wow! Wow! Your cards are simply gorgeous and amazing to look at. I love them all starting with the striking morning glories on a black background and moving down through the sweet bunny and baby cards. Thanks so much for sharing.

Amy Solovay said...

Love all your delightful spring themed projects! Gorgeous work! You made all your cards look so three-dimensional. Love all those layers. That bunny card is especially adorable!

JHixon said...

You have a special talent with color. All of your cards are so beautiful! They make me happy just looking at them!

Debbie Mason said...

That bunny card is so adorable on the arch dies. I had to put those dies in my cart just now. Thank you so much for sharing. Sndmason@gmail.com

Mary J said...

Great spring release, thanks!