The Greetery Let’s Make Memories Holiday Release – Day 1

Hello friends! I’m so excited to be participating in The Greetery’s Day 1 product introduction, showcasing some of the amazing new products they have designed and produced! I have a few cards to share – there’s so much to drool over and it’s only Day 1!! Below you will find a complete list of all the designers participating in the Day 1 reveal.

The first two cards I’m sharing are made using the Fir & Foliage No. 2 stamps and dies. They are a set of 3 differently sized Fir trees each comprised of 3 layering stamps, plus the coordinating dies to go with them.

For the first card I stamped all three sizes of trees with differing shades of green and blue inks from Altenew, (Green Fields, Green Meadows and Sweet Dreams) then die cut the trees and adhered them to my card panel along with a snow drift die cut and embossed with the Drifting Dies.

I stamped a sentiment from the Christmas Eve stamp set then added some textured snowflakes using modeling paste and one of the Frosty Flakes stencils. You can see the stencil pictured behind the card in the photo above and notice that towards the top of the stencil are larger snowflakes, but I wanted to use only the bottom half of the stencil with it’s smaller flakes so I just slide the stencil higher up on my card panel. Where the sentiment was positioned on the stencil, I covered those flakes with masking tape and applied paste all around that area.

Next up is a card that uses the dies from the coordinating die set to the Fir and Foliage stamp set. I die cut three different sized trees from a variety of colored patterned papers and then stamped them with one layer of stamping and embossing.

The largest tree got a platinum embossed decoration from the coordinating Tree Trimmings stamp set, and the two smaller trees were stamped and white heat embossed with the third layer image of the 3 layered trees in the Fir & Foliage stamp set. I used the last layer to stamp with because I thought it looks like lovely puffs of snow ladening the branches of the trees. The sentiment on this card also comes from the Tree Trimmings stamp set and is stamped with black ink and then supported with a thin strip of black cardstock on another of the Drifting Dies die cuts. I love sets like this that provide so much versatility!

Finally, I have a card to share that showcases the Frosty Corners dies!

I began by lightly watercoloring the center portion of a watercolor card panel with two shades of blue Mijello paint. I die cut the corners from more watercolor paper (for a perfect paper color match), and a second layer from 110 lb cardstock, then glued them together. (I wanted a little dimension, but not a ton).

Once the paint was dry, I stamped with the sentiment from the Christmas Eve stamp set once more and heat embossed with platinum embossing powder. I added splatters with the same blue paints I had used as well as some clean water drops that I covered with more platinum embossing powder and heated. Finally, I added the die cut and stacked snow flake frames and mounted the card panel onto a piece of pale blue patterned paper.

Watch for a couple of today’s cards to make a reappearance later this week when we showcase some clever envelope stencils that coordinate with these projects!

That’s all from me for today, but there are three more days of reveal posts to follow, and I will be participating in the next two days of those reveals as well! Please be sure to visit The Greetery Blog where each of the products I’ve used today is pictured, so you can see how much more is possible and available to create with than what I’ve shown you here today! The Greetery’s Holiday Release will go live on Friday, Oct 4 at 10am ET.

Before you go, let me tell you about the chance to win a $50 gift card to The Greetery!

Comment on The Greetery blog for one entry, one comment per person.

Comment on each of the Inspiration Team member’s blog posts, one comment per person.

Comments close midnight EDT, Thursday, Oct 3 and winners will be posted at 7:00 am EDT, Friday, Oct 4, on The Greetery blog.

Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the reveal!

Kay Miller

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