Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The Greetery {Confetti Encore Collection} Day 1

I'm so thrilled to be here today as we begin the celebration for The Greetery's FIFTH birthday!!! Can you believe it? I've been busy as a little bee working on birthday-themed projects to share with you today! I was just lamenting that my birthday stash is dwindling and needed a refresh...this collection couldn't have come at a more perfect time! Make sure you head to The Greetery Blog for the official "meet and greet" for each of today's featured products! Also, make sure to leave a comment here, and on each of the designers' blogs, for a chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates to The Greetery Shop!


My first card for today features the new Flourished Phrases Birthday Stencil and die! To begin, I used the three different stencils to create the "phrase" and then die cut it using the coordinating die. Like the other "Flourished Phrases", there is an option to cut out the individual letters, which I did on a previous version of this card, but ended up not liking it, so it ended up in the circular file! ha ha! I used saltwater taffy distress oxide ink for the "flourishes", twisted citron and mowed lawn for the letters, and rustic wilderness for the shadow on the letters.

Once that was done, I prepared an A2 panel using the Airmail Border Stencil. I added the scalloped portions, which were created using the Ribbon Maker: Large Scallops die to the back of the panel using ScorTape. I trimmed it in half so I could use one piece for both edges. I layered this entire panel onto an A2 top-folding A2 card base, but as you can see, the scallops make it larger than an A2 card. The 3 dimensional gifts won't allow for an envelope anyway, so I figured I'd just have fun and not worry about certain parameters! This will definitely be a "hand-delivered" card or attached to a gift!

I had quite a bit of fun with the little gifts! Ever since Betsy made her Christmas tags with the little gifts attached, I've been itching to make some gifts myself and this was the perfect opportunity! You will see more little gifts tomorrow (wink)!

I used the Holiday Hatchback Toppers: Luggage Die to make the box shape along with the pierced "ribbons", but then I used the Gifts Galore Die for the bows and tags! I just love how they turned out...they remind me of Barbie gifts! ha ha! I also made some flower bundles using the Winter Medley die and tucked them here and there for additional detail!
My next project is a collection of tags using the new Four Square Birthday stamp set and die! These tags also feature the new Ticker Tape Hot Foil which you will be seeing a lot more of! It is the perfect celebratory background and yields such beautiful results. I have a Gemini foil machine and I set it to high and let it heat for 25 seconds! It turned out perfectly without any over-foiling!

I made a collection of four tags because it's easy to make four with the dies, but as you can see, I had so much fun mixing and matching cardstock that  I ended up cutting way more than  four! ha ha!

I used the Four Square Birthday stamps and dies for all of the sentiments; such a playful assortment!

You can see the hotfoiled detail a little bit better here on this closeup picture.

All of the tags are double layered; I glued them at the top and stamped a to: from: sentiment on the inside. I used some gold metallic baker's twine to add to each of the tags.

My third and final project for today is a bright and cheery birthday card featuring the incredible new Curly Q Streamers die and the new Celebration Streamers stamp + stencil. I used both of these two products for a dimensional card!

This card also features the new It's Your Day die; I cut it from gold mirror cardstock and then layered it onto an aqua shadow.

The back of the packaging for the Celebration Streamers stamp + stencil gives tips on how to make different colored streamers, so I followed those instructions for the colorful background. I die cut the streamers from white and then used ink to color the different pieces and then glued them together. I couldn't get enough of them, so you will see even more streamers tomorrow! The Happy Birthday sentiment at the bottom is from the new Four Square Birthday Tags stamp set. Well....this concludes my post for day 1, but join me again tomorrow for day 2! Don't forget to leave a comment on the other designers' blogs!



Kelly (you are here)






 

130 comments:

Susie G. said...

Great cards and tags. Love the little presents on the card front! What a great idea.
This release is looking like a "must have it all". Contrast to see the rest.

Jackie S said...

Of course all you cards are amazing, but the Flourished Birthday with the added gifts is a stand out! Now I know I need to get that set

Isabel Z said...

These are absolutely amazing!!!! The little gifts are such a nice touch.

Donna said...

Kelly these creations are lovely, esp. the first BD card. I really like your color choices, & the large scallops add so much. Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

What amazing cards!! I love these!!!! They are stunning!!! ๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿฉท

Anonymous said...

Love this release! Your cards are beautiful showcasing this great release.

MadeByMeghanK said...

STUNNING cards!! Great color combos! LOVE the Flourished Birthday and streamers!!!

Barb Kirkwood said...

OMG those presents on your card are a darling idea. Not good for mailing but excellent for in person giving. Soo Cute. The flourishes are beautiful.

Nancy R. said...

All great and colorful caards and tags! So good Kelly!

Pat A said...

Kelly your cards and tags are so beautiful and festive and fun!!

Michelle in Mi said...

Your colors & creative mind are fabulous!

Vickie R. said...

Your first card is gorgeous! So fun to sometimes let loose and not worry about making sure it fits in an envelope. :)

Kim Burckhard said...

OMGosh Kelly! The card with the packages on is so pretty!

Mary Kay Ross said...

OMGoodness!!!! I cannot get over the first card. Those packages are adorable!!! Your gift tags are fabulous, too. So much inspiration in one post! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Everything is so beautiful and fun that I can’t pick a favorite but I do especially love the 3D gift boxes and the idea of combining those two dies. Thank you for sharing your great inspirations!

Jan Elmore said...

Too cute for words. I really like the new goodies. That big 'Happy...' and the Four Square b-day theme is the best ever!

Anonymous said...

Pretty streamers! Love the colors of your Flourished Birthday sentiment!! Can’t wait to see more tomorrow!!!
Jan Metcalf
jmetcalf777@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Your projects are so beautiful, especially the first card. This release is so festive and fabulous! I love it all. (Deborah Long)

Whimsey said...

THOSE LITTLE GIFTS - aaaccckkkkk!!

Love the color combo for the b-day tags; I have struggled with making tags I like, so I deeply appreciate the inspiration!

Thank you, Kelly!!

Kathy Mc said...

Kelly, your first card with the dimensional gifts is just adorable! That doesn’t mean the rest of your projects aren’t exceptional. Such a fun and festive post!

buzzn2scrap said...

Wonderful cards and tags ! Loving this release !

laurazark@gmail.com said...

Kelly, I so look forward to seeing what you've created for these releases because yours always stand out as exceptional and today is no different. Your layouts and colors are gorgeous and I especially love the little prezzies you added to the first one. ♥

Donnalee Boisseau said...

These are AWESOME!!!!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Wow, what a fantastic and very colorful post, I love it all! Your little gifts were such a creative addition to your Happy Birthday card!

KraftyKrissi said...

Your first card blew me away! How fun are the little gifts? And your shading is fabulous!

Susan Beauchaine said...

All of your cards are amazing. But that first card with the little packages might be the cutest card EVER!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Lisa K said...

The colors!! And those tiny gifts. Can't wait to make birthday cards.

Sue McRae said...

How cute are the little presents on the card! Love this design!

Lam said...

You nailed it with the birthday presents on the B-day card!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Andre M. said...

Wonderful cards showcasing these new goodies. The first is a masterpiece, gorgeous layering and so much fun eye candy!

Becky Green said...

Kelly, your first card is SO FEMININE & PRETTY! I LOVE the new Flourished Birthday Set! Those little presents ARE ADORABLE!!! ;) Your Tags are FESTIVE & just as nice! I LOVE that they too are Birthday themed & a NICE ADDITION to the Four Square Tags! And your last card, I LOOOVE those streamers!!!! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! Now, I want to sing, "Happy Birthday to you...." to the Greetery! ;)

A Crafty Person said...

Amazing cards for this 5th birthday release. I think my favorite is your card with the presents and new birthday flourish die/stencil.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Your projects are fabulous!!! I especially love the tags with the foil elements! Thank you for the inspiration. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE the colors!! And those tiny gifts. Can't wait to make birthday cards.

Sue D said...

Pretty, cute and festive projects. Love the presents on the first card.

Candy said...

Didn’t think I needed the birthday stencils but clearly I do after seeing this

Em said...

Such a happy collection of stamps and dies. From Graduations to Birthdays it seems they're just what I'm looking for.

Sally Keagle said...

LOVE what you’ve created! The colors are stunning!

Anonymous said...

Your tags are so cute and I agree - the streamers look like a lot of fun!
From LynnW

Annie B. said...

Oh, WOW!!! That a beautiful card. Certainly will have to hand deliver that one. Love It.

Kelley said...

Wow, beautiful projects! I love how you added little packages to your first project. And using the foil confetti on your envelope is genius!

Miriam Leech said...

The little packages, the colors, the tags!!!! I am swooning!!! Love it all, Kelly!!

Sra. Spitzer said...

GAAAAA! Kelly, these are all STUNNING! I love the first card but it's hard to say if that is my fave or if your cards leave me in a tie! Wow - How do you do it? SO anticipating this release!
Lori S in PA

Christy H. said...

Kelly, the flourish card with the little gifts is absolutely AMAZING!! Such a cute card for a special loved one! I love the colors for your tags and the bright cheery streamers card too. You always make such inspiring cards! ru4given2@bellsouth.net

mel h said...

Such amazing cards, and I love the little presents. But that It's Your Day die is my favorite thing so far in this release!

Birgit said...

The tags are so bright and cheerful! Just full of happy! I love your sweet cards too. What a fantastic release!

Rachael B said...

So so fun!

MoTurner said...

As always, your projects are so full of inspiration, Kelly!! I love the little gift boxes you added (will have to pick up this die set for sure!)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards and tags! The streamers are so festive and fun, and the wee gift boxes are just adorable!

Rose Reynolds said...

Wow! Your design is over the top, Kelly. Love the tiny packages and all the rest!!!
Rose Reynolds
rosereynolds524@skybeammail.com

Gayle I. said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations! Love, love, love!

Luanne said...

Beautiful and fun designs Kelly! Loving the flourished birthday products, and your card using them is a stunner!

Ruth Charles-Myers said...

You're a great sales rep for The Greetery. I want it all! Beautiful work, Kelly!

Karen said...

Kelly, your projects are always so much fun! I love the way you combine products to create one fabulous card after another!

Amy C. said...

Wow, your cards are so amazing! I love those sweet gift boxes.

Lynda Dean said...

Beautiful cards! A great collection that has so many possibilities!

Charlene said...

Too cute - the little presents - thanks for showing how to use other Greetery products along with the new!

Kathy Dumpert said...

I like the dimensional packages.

Joan VanCourt said...

Fun cards. Oooh, I love that little package on your HB card.

Jade said...

Such pretty cards and tags. I especially love the first card with the 3D presents. So cute.

Emma Sleppy said...

Oh My, OH My! WOw. I always look forward to all of your creativity on the Greetery Blog posts. Amazing!

BDW said...

Oh wow, I love the little packages! I love your projects and the sneak peak for tomorrow.

Pat Phillips said...

I just love all the colors you have used on the cards and tags, especially the greens on your first card. Thanks for sharing these beauties!

CRZUEHLKE said...

I love your pretty happy cards!

Sheri said...

The little gifts on the first card just stole my heart. What a fun card to receive and to make!

Kris said...

I am in love with those little gift boxes…definitely to be hand delivered! Your colors are especially colorful and vibrant today.

ESUE said...

Love the bright colors on your cards. The streamers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Beseke said...

Love all of your projects! Those streamers are my favorite.

Holly Mahoney said...

Oh my goodness!! Your first card with the "Barbie gifts" is just beautiful. The streamers are a must for me.

Carrie said...

I just love both cards and your tags! They are simply wonderful! I especially love the presents on your first card - such a cute idea!

Anonymous said...

Pretty...and festive...cards. I especially like your idea of putting the little packages on the one. Rachel W. wdrwras@neo.rr.com

Rachel I said...

Ah! The presents on the birthday cards? Brilliant! Such a fun idea!
Overall great designs all around. So colourful! Who wouldn't love receiving these?!?

Sheila said...

As always, absolutely love love each of your makes. You never cease to amaze me!

Kati Caprara said...

I just love your card with the birthday flourish sentiment but then you put those cute little presents on it and it was just BEYOND!!!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great projects shared! I like the ideas for the tags.

Stebbins Family said...

Oh my your little presents are so sweet and I like your foiled tags! What a lovely color scheme.

Leslie said...

Love your projects today! Especially your last card! I so love that bright rainbow of colors! So festive!

Helen F. said...

Kelly, I simply love your first card and want every product you used to CASE it :-) Your gift tags are just as beautiful as your cards!

Michelle Gleeson said...

Kelly
The colors you used are fantastic and those little boxes…oh my goodness over the top spectacular. So creative. Your designs never disappoint.

Myrna said...

Beautiful1. LOVE YOUR DESIGNS! FUN RELEASE

Kelly S said...

Absolutely fantastic! I love the package and streamer cards sooooo much!

Rosemary said...

Wow! That first card is absolutely amazing! The detailing and dimension is over the top fabulous. Your other cards and tags are pretty darn fabulous, too.

Sparrow Crafts said...

The Flourished Phrases card is a masterpiece!!!! Lovely!

Karen M said...

Your tags are wonderful and so is that 3D gift greeting card.

Jennifer K said...

Wow! Love the festive streamers card!

Lynn Cyert said...

Kelly, Thanks for the beautiful cards!

Dawn Y. said...

Such beautiful cards and tags for The Greetery's 5th birthday celebration, Kelly! The new streamers are just wonderful for so many occasions! ๐Ÿฉท

Miriam Prantner said...

The streamers are so much fun, but my favorite is the first card. LOVE that you added those little dimensional gifts!

Judy Stiles said...

Beautiful cards and tags! Love this release!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! Love the little presents!! Carmela

Lissette said...

Love the projects. Those little presents are darling.

Anonymous said...

Love your cards and tags

Anonymous said...

Love your cards and tags
Nancy
NLNNancy@aol.com

Tricia Barber said...

Oh my! Your projects are beautiful!!! Love the It's Your Day card!!!! So excited for this release!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Your cards are always amazing and beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Your projects are beautiful. I ๐Ÿ˜˜ be that The Greenery offers coloring suggestions for the streamers and many other things. Lots of inspiration from you!

Anonymous said...

I love the way you colored the sentiment in greens!! Sharon Gullikson

Samantha Pfrimmer said...

Your projects are amazing! Love how you added the little gift boxes!

Anonymous said...

What sweet, sweet cards & tags! Confetti just makes me happy! Happy Birthday Greetery! Kristin Makowski. Krickys24@roadrunner.com

Betty Neville said...

Wow, Kelly! Your projects are stunning - love them! The little gifts on your first card are the perfect addition.

Janet said...

I love this new collection so much! You cards are fantastic but the one with the gifts is gorgeous.

KathleenA said...

I love these examples so much. As always, your color combos are amazing!

Kelli S. said...

ADORABLE tags and cards! Love how you added little gifts on your first card!

Veronica said...

This is a wonderful release and I love what you designed with it. That birthday die is to die for! What a stunning card.

Julie Long Bitner said...

Your last card with the streamers has to be my favorite, but those little packages are adorable, too!

Cindy Cherry said...

Love your tags with the pinks & blues!

Tracy S. said...

Who wouldn't get a kick out of having little presents on their card?! Your cards are lovely.

Melinda MacDonald said...

That streamer card is incredible! Someone will be so excited to receive that!

Emily said...

i love how you incorporated the little gifts from Christmas with these new happy birthday products. So cute!!

anni said...

Love all the tags and cards! Beautiful!

Marsha said...

As always, Kelly....beautiful cards and tags!

Gail Spresser said...

Such pretty birthday cards! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Faulkner said...

Uuuugh! The Greetery is killing me!! You are the master of layering and you make these new products really shine! I couldn’t possible say what I like better, the tags or the cards! I’m definitely feeling inspired.

Jan in Tucson said...

Your lavender card made me SWOON!

Sandy C said...

Love your beautiful cards and tags that Flourish Happy Birthday card is too beautiful to give away!

Karen Briguglio said...

Oh those adorable little 3D presents!!!!!!! What a darling accent!

Cheryl B. said...

The little packages on your card are a scream!!!

Andrea Shell said...

I just adore your cards and this release! Love those little presents!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love your cards!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards and I am really really liking the birthday four square!! Your color combos are so pretty!

Karen Day said...

Such happy colours in all your projects! Beautiful creations.

Bo Gilmore said...

Hi Kelley. Your HB card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft colors you put together and the border is perfect. I love all the little gift boxes around the edge. Your tags are just too cute. I definitely have them on my Wish List because they will be so versatile. ON the It’s your day card, your streamers are shaded perfectly on the base of the card to look 3-dimensional, and the die cut streamers just add to the fun.

Lisa Schenck said...

Kelly! Love these!! And those little Presents!!!

Sandy said...

Your collection of cards and all of your designs are just amazing ! Always look forwards to your creations!

Lindsey said...

These are beautiful and so much fun at the same time! You amaze me with your layers, dimension, and details. Works of art for sure!

Anonymous said...

I love these cards and tags!! Love how you added the gifts to card one. So cute and fun!!

Shawn M. said...

Such pretty cards!

judy said...

I love your fun and colorful cards and tags! The dimensional gifts are such a cute addition to the birthday card.

Larissa Heskett said...

SWOON!! I LOVE EVERYTHING about this Release and your AMAZING Creations!! THANKS so MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS Release Week!! ❤️

Brenda K said...

I love the pink and green color scheme card, but also all of your creations!