The Greetery Nature Lover Reveal – Day 1

Hi, hello, and good Monday morning! Welcome to the blog hop for Day 1 of The Greetery’s Nature Lover reveal and release! You should be arriving here from Kelly’s blog, but if not, you can click back to the start of the hop at The Greetery blog.

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I’m only with y’all for day one of the reveal, but I have a few cards to share, and I think they’ll whet your whistle for everything coming tomorrow as well!

The products being revealed today are:

  • Love is stamp set (+ Boxwood Heart Base die)
  • Let’s have a word: love die
  • Boxwood Heart base die + details die
  • Wood Slice hearts
  • Love Song Sentiments
  • Mini Boxwood Heart Stamp + Cut combo

The first card today features a combination of the stamped and the die cut Boxwood Heart Wreath. I started by stamping the two layers of the boxwood heart wreath and die cutting it with the coordinating die.

I also die cut some of the boughs from the Boxwood Heart Base die – it makes up with eight individual leafy-branch die cuts, and I used three at the top of the heart, adhered to the stamped base. I also die cut two layers of the Fit To Be Tied bow from 110lb cardstock and layered them for some extra dimension.

The next component on this card is the wood heart slice, similar to the wood slice dies released last fall, but ever so much cuter in a heart shape! The set comes with a large and a small and I’ve used the small one on this card. All of the die cuts I used on today’s cards were cut from watercolor paper and then “colored” with paint after being die cut.

Lastly, after die cutting the heart shapes and painting them, I stamped a double sentiment combo from the Mini Boxwood Heart stamp and cut combo. This set is a mini heart boxwood wreath like the bigger one, and it has a coordinating outline die, plus a sweet collection of love-themed typewriter font sentiments. I adhered the two hearts to a card panel of soft grey cardstock and added some woodgrain and clear sequins to complete the card.

Next up is a card that features the full size Boxwood Heart Base and Details dies! Today’s cards are giving a nod to Valentine’s but could so easily work for any other card-giving occasion too.

As mentioned above, I die cut all the pieces, including the base that the leaves and branches are all attached to, from watercolor paper, then painted them once cut. Following the assembly instructions included with the dies, I adhered the boughs to the base, using minimal glue so that the leaves could lift and look more “lively”.

Then, I die cut the Let’s Have A Word – Love from 110lb white cardstock, plus a second one that I used parts of to adhere behind the whole word, so that with the flourishes of the word lifted and adhered to the wreath, the center section wouldn’t fall flat. I stamped the “you” from the Love Is stamp set, and heat set with clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I stamped and die cut some elements from older Greetery sets. The postage stamp is from the Pretty Postmarks stamp and die set, and the flower stem is from the Signed and Sealed with a Kiss stamp set. Oddly enough, the light when I was shooting these cards, made it so that the clear sequins kind of look dark green! They’re actually completely transparent!

Card #3 is another amalgam of the latest Nature Lover release, and some other bits from previous releases. I started by stamping the two layers of the Mini Boxwood Heart Wreath and die cutting it with the coordinating (and included) mini heart die. All of my stamping today uses the color-family-inks from Altenew.

I die cut another “love” word with the Let’s Have A Word – Love die, colored black this time, and stamped a greeting/scripture quote from the Love Song Sentiments stamp set.

I added another couple of pieces stamped and die cut from the Pretty Postmarks set and tucked them in and around the Love die cut and the mini boxwood wreath.

I added a teeny little rose stem die cut from the BotaniCuts Rose die set. All of the pieces are layered over a strip of patterned paper that is adhered to the top of a folded card base for a sleek, low-profile look.

For my last card today I combined the larger of the two Wood Slice Hearts, with some die cut and painted leaf sections from the Boxwood Heart Wreath Details die set, and backed with a layer-stamped heart wreath from the Love Is stamp set.

When I painted the center part of the heart wood slice, I smooshed paint on by daubing the die cut face down into puddles of paint and drying with a heat tool to force the splotchy look. Once dry, I stamped another of the sentiments from the Love Song Sentiments set with Versafine Onyx black ink.

For the background of the card, I combined scraps of patterned paper in my stash that I felt complimented the rustic feel of the focal die cuts. I cut and adhered the pieces in a patchwork arrangement, and adhered them to a folded card base.

A few more wood grained sequins didn’t feel out of place so that’s how I finished this card. With the neutral theme of greenery and leaves, I know this release is a collection I’ll be reaching for again and again!

This is your last stop on the hop, but in case you arrived here by chance, there is a complete hop list below that you can click on to see the beautiful designs created by the rest of this talented design team! Remember to leave a comment on each of the stops for a chance to have your name/comment drawn to win a $50 gift card for the Day 1 blog hop. Winners will be announced Wednesday morning, January 20, 10am EST, when the release goes live. Also, please don’t miss the Day 2 reveal blog hop tomorrow!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!


The Greetery

Kay Miller

Laurie Willison

Dawn McVey

Heather Nichols

Keeway Tsao

Angelica Conrad

Kelly Lunceford

Norine Borys – You are here.


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