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*Please note that I have posts going up all this week for both the Taylored Expressions and The Greetery's October releases. Make sure to check out all of the Christmas inspiration I have to share with you!

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Hey everyone! It's the third day of the October release countdown at The Greetery and I have a few projects to share using new products that are making their debut this month. Today my projects feature the new With Love at Christmas stamp set + dies and the new Flappable stencils. You can create some beautiful coordinating stationery designs with all of these products that work so well with each other!

All of the new products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on Friday, October 4th, 10AM ET at The Greetery.

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For this first card, I stamped the floral elements from the With Love at Christmas set onto white cardstock. I tend to like more traditional color schemes and combinations when it comes to the holidays and so I stuck to those for my projects. I set everything up on my MISTI and then did some image stamping mass production on both white and Toffee cardstock (you'll see my Toffee result in the next card!)

Betsy really has all of the steps for her multi-colored images laid out well on her stamping guides and so even though the images look complex, when you break them down they are easy to accomplish. And the results are stunning!

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Once I had all of the images stamped, I played around with how to add them to my cards. For this card, I created a border with the larger floral element in the center and then filling in with the other pieces to complete the look. I have some of the images popped up with foam squares and some are adhered right to the card base to add some texture and dimension. I trimmed everything even with the card base after all of the elements were attached.

I stamped the "sending love" sentiment in Sugar Cube ink and then added the "at Christmas" in black ink. This sentiment is a part of the With Love at Christmas stamp set!

Supplies:

  • STAMPS, DIES, & STENCILS:With Love at Christmas stamp set & dies (The Greetery), Flappable (The Greetery)
  • INK: Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Cherry Pop (Taylored Expressions), Mulled Wine (Taylored Expressions), Avocado (Taylored Expressions), Olive (Taylored Expressions), Dijon (Taylored Expressions), Honey (Taylored Expressions)
  • PAPER: Sugar Cube, Toffee
  • OTHER: envelopes (The Greetery), blender brushes (Taylored Expressions), 3D foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), MISTI

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I used the images stamped on Toffee cardstock for this next card. I always have loved the muted tones that are a result of stamping on this natural colored cardstock! I trimmed the bottom edge of a piece of Toffee cardstock with the one sided die for the bottom of the larger floral image to create the border on the bottom of the card. I used that edge to line up the larger floral piece with when I attached it to the Toffee cardstock using foam squares. The other floral elements on the card are stamped directly onto the Toffee cardstock. The Toffee cardstock piece is attached to a white card base.

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The sentiment on this card is stamped using the new Sentiment Suite Christmas stamp set. I stamped the "Merry Christmas" in Sugar Cube ink and then added the "from our home to yours" underneath in black ink.

Now about those coordinating floral envelopes! The new Flappable stencil set works with the envelopes that are available at The Greetery. I think you could easily adapt them to other envelope styles as well! I used the one with the poinsettia flowers and added Honey ink onto the envelope flap using a blender brush. The result is stunning and I know that these stencils will definitely be used beyond the holiday season to create envelopes to coordinate with all sorts of cards!

Supplies:

  • STAMPS, DIES, & STENCILS:With Love at Christmas stamp set & dies (The Greetery), Flappable (The Greetery), Sentiment Suite Christmas (The Greetery)
  • INK: Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Cherry Pop (Taylored Expressions), Mulled Wine (Taylored Expressions), Avocado (Taylored Expressions), Olive (Taylored Expressions), Dijon (Taylored Expressions), Honey (Taylored Expressions)
  • PAPER: Sugar Cube, Toffee
  • OTHER: envelopes (The Greetery), blender brushes (Taylored Expressions), 3D foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), MISTI

Make sure to stop by The Greetery blog to see more on this third day of the October release countdown and also be sure to stop by the other designers blogs who are sharing projects today:

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I will be back again tomorrow with more to share from The Greetery!

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