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Hi everyone! Welcome to the product reveal day for the February release at The Greetery! I have projects to share using the new products from the Lily & Palm collection including the BotaniCuts Lily die, BotaniCuts Palm die, Easter Jubilee Creative Kit (stamps/die/stencil), Caring Cross stamp + stencil, and Caring Cross die.

All of the new products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on Friday, February 14th, 10AM ET at The Greetery. That's tomorrow!

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This first card is created with the new BotaniCuts Lily dies. I looked up lilies online to get a little inspiration for what color I wanted for the ones for this card. I was pretty amazed at all of the colors that lilies are! I die cut the flower pieces from a cream cardstock and then blended a light yellow and darker yellow/orange color onto the petals with a blender brush and smaller paintbrush. The brown spots where stamped with a portion of the dotted/berries stamp from the new Caring Cross stamp set. The leaves are die cut from a lighter green cardstock and then I added shading with a blender brush using a darker green ink.

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I assembled the lilies using the instructions that are included with the dies and they were very easy to put together! I added them to a piece of kraft cardstock that I added shading to the edges of with kraft colored ink. I also added some stenciling around the edges with the Berry Branch stencil using the same ink. It turned out very subtle, but added some pretty texture to the card front. The "Happy Easter" sentiment is stamped with white ink and is from the new Caring Cross stamp set.

Supplies:

  • STAMPS, DIES, & STENCILS: BotaniCuts Lily dies (The Greetery), Caring Cross stamp set (The Greetery), Berry Branch stencil (The Greetery)
  • INK: Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Chocolate Truffle (Taylored Expressions), Toffee (Taylored Expressions), Potato Chip (Taylored Expressions), Pineapple (Taylored Expressions), Avocado (Taylored Expressions), Olive (Taylored Expressions)
  • PAPER: white, Toffee (Taylored Expressions), Buttercream Frosting (Taylored Expressions), Potato Chip (Taylored Expressions), Avocado (Taylored Expressions)
  • OTHER: Chocolate Truffle liquid watercolor (Taylored Expressions), blender brushes (Taylored Expressions), 3D foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

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This next cards created with the new Caring Cross stamp set and dies for the main cross image and sentiment. I stamped the palms and berries onto the white cardstock die cut and then added the kraft cardstock pieces to complete the cross image. The kraft cardstock is shaded with kraft colored ink and spattered with white ink and a dark brown watercolor.

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I popped the cross up a bit on a white card base right over the top of the stamped sentiment. I used the BotaniCuts Palm dies cut from white cardstock around the cross to create the background. I added a double sided adhesive to the back of the white cardstock before I die cut the palm leaves and that made it very easy to adhere the leaves to the card base. I love the textured effect that the white leaves on the white card base created!

Supplies:

  • STAMPS, DIES, & STENCILS: BotaniCuts Palm dies (The Greetery), Caring Cross stamp set and dies (The Greetery)
  • INK: Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Avocado (Taylored Expressions), Olive (Taylored Expressions), Honey (Taylored Expressions)
  • PAPER: white, Toffee (Taylored Expressions)
  • OTHER: Chocolate Truffle liquid watercolor (Taylored Expressions)Stick-It, 3D foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

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My last card is created with the BotaniCuts Palm dies and the Easter Jubilee Creative Kit. I die cut the palm leaves from a green cardstock and then used a blender brush to add some shading with a darker green ink. I attached them to a piece of kraft cardstock at the top and bottom going into the center of the card.

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The sentiment is created with dies and a stamp from the Easter Jubilee Creative Kit. I die cut the "Easter" letters from white cardstock and used the leftover die cut frame to place and adhere the letters to the card front. I stamped the "blessings" word with black ink, die cut it out using the notched strip die, and attached it under the "Easter" word using a foam strip to pop it up just a bit. I added a bit of sparkle to the card by adding a few sequins scattered around the sentiment.

Supplies:

  • STAMPS, DIES, & STENCILS: BotaniCuts Palm dies (The Greetery), Easter Jubilee Creative Kit
  • INK: Jet Black Archival (Ranger), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Olive (Taylored Expressions)
  • PAPER: white, Toffee (Taylored Expressions), Avocado (Taylored Expressions)
  • OTHER: Chocolate Truffle liquid watercolor (Taylored Expressions), blender brushes (Taylored Expressions), foam sticky strips (Taylored Expressions), Snow Flurries sequins (Taylored Expressions), multi medium matte (Ranger)

Make sure to stop by The Greetery blog to see more on this reveal day for the February release and also be sure to stop by the other designers blogs who are sharing projects today:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure you set your alarms to shop The Greetery tomorrow morning at 10AM ET when the new February release products will be available to purchase. I will be back soon with more crafty inspiration to share!

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