Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Greetery: Merry Makings Collection Day 1

 

Hello and welcome to the first day of  full reveals for the Merry Making Collection coming to The Greetery! If Christmas is your thing, like it is mine, you are going to be in heaven with all of the beautiful new products! 

All of the products that I am using today will be available at The Greetery this Friday October 9th at 10 EDT. 

Today we are showcasing:

  • Written in Ribbons Holiday Stamp and die
  • Merry Sprigs stamp and dies
  • Wood Slices die
  • Banner &  Bough stamp + stencil and die



For my first card I used a the Frosty Flakes stencil from last year to stencil a light background. I then speckled with dark brown ink. I used the new Wood slices die to create the beautiful wood slice. I colored it with Vintage Photo distress inks and speckled with more brown ink and some white ink. I then added some greenery from the Merry Sprigs stamp set and the Joy is from the new Written in Ribbons: Holiday stamp set. 


When everything was adhered to the card with foam tape, I speckled with more white ink to make it look snowy.

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My next card uses the new Banner & Boughs stamp+stencil and die kit. I first blended some blue ink and speckled for the background. Then I followed the instructions on the sheet that comes with the kit and stenciled and stamped all of the different parts to create an absolutely gorgeous winter bouquet! I cut the whole thing out with the coordinating die and added it to my card with foam tape. The banner was stenciled and stamped as well, then cut out with the coordinating die and added with foam tape too.



Afterwards, I added some Nuvo drops to the center of the flowers and some Stickles to the pink berries. Oh I just love the way this turned out!



And now my last card, I combined all of the new products for today into one card! I stamped and stenciled the Banner & Boughs for the background, added a wood slice with foam tape, then a few sprigs from the Merry Sprigs stamp set, then stenciled, and die cut the pretty banner to go across the front. Everything was speckled with a bit of white ink to make it look snowy :)



I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today! I'll be back tomorrow with more wonderful Christmasy things!

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131 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work, Kay! I am just in awe of how beautiful these cards are. The wood slice looks SO real! The bouquets are simply sniffable and the colors you chose completely bring the foliage to life. Magical work, my friend! Wow!!

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  2. These are stunning, Kay. I would have never thought of combining gray with pink but the result is gorgeous!

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  3. Such cool color combos. I really enjoy this part of a new release...getting to see all the different ways the team uses the new goodies!

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  4. Simply elegant. I love all 3 cards. I am excited to get my hands on this collection.

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  5. Your cards are just breathtakingly beautiful..I absolutely love everything you have created with the gorgeous new release.

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  6. Those wood slices are so versatile and I am loving the contrast between your second and third cards, what a wonderful change from changing up the colors, both are beautiful!

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  7. Your wood alice looks so real! Such beautiful cards

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  8. Your last card takes my breath away!! Gorgeousness all around!

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  9. Your cards are just stunning, Kay!

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  10. Oh my goodness! Your cards are beyond beautiful! Your colors are so perfect. I could study these all day!

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  11. Your cards are all beautiful Kay. I especially like the one with the wood, looks so real!

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  12. Really enjoy the bright cheerful colors & design!

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  13. Gorgeous cards and love all the details !

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  14. Always look forward to your bright color combos. All of these cards are so pretty!

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  15. the cards are so gorgeous and the colors are so brilliant. Love these!

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  16. The last card is my favourite - just so pretty. I love the arrangement and the colour choices.

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  17. Wow - just amazing! I love the unique colors you chose on the second card!

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  18. So pretty, Kay! I just love the subtle, stenciled snowflakes from Frosty Flakes behind the Wood Slice on your first card!

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  19. Beautiful cards! I really like the colors you used for the second card.

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  20. So many gorgeous designs! Love them all!

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  21. As always, Kay, your work is so lovely! I'm actually looking forward now to starting on my Christmas cards - thank you!

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  22. Wow! Just wow! You never disappoint with your designs. I have been searching for what I want to do for Christmas and I believe I have now found it!!!

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  23. Kay, every one of your cards is a beauty! I can't pick one I love more than any other - love them all!

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  24. Ooohhh! Your cards are beautiful. I love the watercolor backgrounds.

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  25. I like seeing cards with non-traditional Holiday color schemes, it makes me want to branch out more this season.

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  26. Everything you created is so lovely and fresh. Love the colors you chose.

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  27. Everything you created is so lovely and fresh. Love the colors you chose.

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  28. Everything you created is so lovely and fresh. Love the colors you chose.

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  29. Beautiful cards....love the ink colors.

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  30. Love your gorgeous cards! The colors are so pretty!

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  31. The cards are gorgeous.
    Love the blue in the second.
    Gives a wintery feel to the
    card. thanks for sharing
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  32. Loving the icy blue colors of your second card. But they are all gorgeous!

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  33. I’m in love with how you used the Banner and Bough as a background, each card designed in different colors for a very different look. Your pink and blue reminds me of a a beautiful snow fall.

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  34. Kay, your projects are all stunning! The pink, blue and grey is my favorite, beautiful!

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  35. I adore your unique color combinations...light pinks...wow!

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  36. Your cards are amazing, love the colour combo’s!

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  37. I love all three of your cards! The blue color combination was very pretty.

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  38. Love how you added color to the wood slice. It looks so real. The blue card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  39. These cards are phenomenal! The Joy card is such a stunner! I am drooling over how gorgeous it is!

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  40. Stunning projects and fabulous release!

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  41. Your cards are swoon worthy and these are exceptional. It helps to have a fabulous product to work with!

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  42. I think if I had nothing else but this release and ink in my stash I could play forever! LOVE your cards Kay, each one is stunning!

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  43. Love your cards, especially the last one combining all the products.

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  44. Beautiful cards! Love all of them. Great work.

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  45. So gorgeous! Loving all the ideas!

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  46. Your cards are spectacular and I can't wait for this release to go live!!!

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  47. Beautiful AND full of color! Love your cards!

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  48. So love your Joy card! Beautiful!

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  49. Wonderful cards! Love the wood slice!

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  50. Your colors are always so bright and happy. I love how cheerful they are. Your photography is amazing too.

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  51. Beautiful cards, Kay! And I had just convinced myself that I didn't NEED the wood slice :-)

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  52. What magnificent cards! So pretty. I like all of them, but my favorite is the last card. The colors are wonderful!

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  53. That wood slice card is Joy! and I love the colors you did on the Banner & Bough card. But I can't figure out from your linked supplies, which colors you used.

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    1. Hi Janea! Thank you for your sweet comment! I actually forgot to link the ink colors that I used for the second card, the grey and pink. I just did that so they are now in the link up. Let me know if you have any questions! Kay :)

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  54. These are outstanding, Kay! Your wood looks like you went out back and chopped a mini log for your projects, so authentic!

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  55. Beautiful cards! I love your color combos!

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  56. Beautiful cards. I love them all! You are so talented, I always love your creations.

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  57. Gorgeous cards. I love this release and I love the Wood Slice dies -- they're so unique and I've never seen anything like them.

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  58. Amazing display of beauty here, Kay! Love the Wood Slice and the snowflake stencil, but I know by the end of the Release I will want everything!

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  59. Wow, I love the color combo on the Banner & Bough card, such an unexpected delight!

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  60. Beautiful Cards! I think i really need to purchase this set. Absolutely Beautiful!

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  61. Banner & Boughs is on the top of my list. All of your samples are gorgeous. I think the third is my favorite. Great colors and the wood slice really makes it feel woodsy. Great job!

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  62. Your joy card is so precious! Just love the use of the wood slice die!

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  63. I just love how your work comes together. Beautiful!

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  64. KAY, I LOOOVE the color you got for your wood slices! They look SO REAL!!! AND REALLY ADDS to your cards! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! ;)<3

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  65. oh those wood slices !! just gorgeous !! I love them !!!!!

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  66. Just love your log slice cards, stunning! The coloring on your logs is amazing!

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  67. Beautiful cards! Love the color combination on your second card, but the first one with its traditional Christmas colors and the wood slice is my favorite.

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  68. Your cards are stunning! The colors are so vibrant! Well done!

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  69. Kay, I just LOVE how all three of your cards turned out. It’s always a treat to see the different ways you gals showcase Betsy’s products. You come up with the best color combos and designs!

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  70. I love all the speckled backgrounds on your cards. The color palette on the Banner & Bough card is just beautiful.

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  71. Absolutely gorgeous cards Kay! Your colour palette and creativity for each just blows me away! Love them all!

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  72. Each of your creations is AMAZING! I love your colors and the holiday cheer each card brings out. Just lovely!

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  73. Beautiful cards! Really like how you used all the new goodies from today on one card.

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  74. Such beautiful cards...love the snowflake you stenciled in the background, so subtle. Thanks for all your inspiration...such great products today!

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  75. Your cards immediately got added to my Pinterest finds. LOVE your beautiful examples, Kay!

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  76. Wonderful colors on your happy cards. I so appreciate all the details you added.

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  77. Beautiful as always Kay! Loving this release!!

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  78. Layered to perfection Kay, these are all beautiful!

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  79. Love your color combos! Beautiful.

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  80. Fabulous cards, i love the splattered backgrounds.

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  81. Gorgeous cards. The wood slices look so realistic!

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  82. Your cards are gorgeous, Kay. I particularly love the first one - great contrast with the way you colored the wood slice.

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  83. Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  84. Your last card is definitely my favorite. Beautifully done!

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  85. So much to look at! They’re all so beautiful! I just have to say, I love them all!

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  86. Striking and festive, Kay! This is a wonderful release!

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  87. Gorgeous cards! I am loving the wood slice die!

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  88. I LOVE all of your cards but my favorite is the last one where you combined all of the products! Just beautiful!

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  89. Stunning projects! Especially love that gray/blue/pink one--gorgeous!

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  90. Your projects are absolutely beautiful, Kay! I love your bright and casual approach to design. Gorgeous!

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  91. Stunning. The muted colors of Christmas combine for a frosty kind of beautiful.

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  92. These cards are classic! And beautiful too!

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  93. Love love your colors and backgrounds! Beautiful cards!

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  94. All three are absolutely gorgeous!

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  95. Your cards are soooo beautiful! I love the bright colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  96. Oh my, your cards are wonderful! I love all three!!

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  97. What bright and cheery color combinations. Love all the cards.

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  98. Lots of Oooos and Awwws for your cards! Three beauties!

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  99. Fabulous creations & I love your use of that awesome wood slice die!!

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  100. These are all so beautiful Kay. I love the soft pastel one! Gorgeous!

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  101. Oh my goodness, Kay, these are absolutely gorgeous! I didn’t think I could love one more than the next but with each scroll I was completely smitten.

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  102. These are so beautiful! I really love your second card - the colors are perfect!

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  103. Looking forward to this release...thank you for the ideas. Beautiful!

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  104. Absolutely Beautiful Cards, Kay. Thanks for sharing.Love this release

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  105. Loving your bright and cheery cards, Kay! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration :)

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  106. Beautiful cards! I really like the variety of different colors you used to keep them bright but each very different.

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  107. Oh my goodness - that red and pink ribbon is the perfect accent. So vintage!!

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  108. absolutely beautiful. especially that last one. the final big finale!!

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  109. These are really fun and happy looking designs! Great arrangements.

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  110. Beautiful cards. Love how you colored the wood slices.

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  111. You've taken my breath away - each one more stunning. Wonderfully done!

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  112. Oh beautiful cards!
    Love the colors on
    the second card.
    Carla from Utah

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