the greetery - gathered blessings collection day 1
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the greetery - gathered blessings collection day 2


Hey, everyone! I am back again for the new release coming soon at The Greetery! It's day 2 of the new product reveals and I have a another fun batch of projects to share. I hope you like Kraft cardstock? I know it's something you see me use most of the time (I just love it so much!) and it's especially wonderful for fall projects!

All of the new products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on Friday (tomorrow!), August 28th, 10AM ET at The Greetery.


This first card is created with the new Mimosa Musings stamp set and Blessed Blooms stamp set and dies. Betsy always puts together the most beautiful florals and there have been quite a few that are new to me - like this one! I love looking them up and seeing the different varieties that are out there. I stamped the flowers on a piece of Kraft cardstock using white ink, added the leaves in a dark green ink, and added the shadows in the flowers with a honey gold ink. One of my favorite ways to stamp flowers is coming in from the edge of my cardstock from different directions and creating a space for the card sentiment to naturally fall.

I cut out the stamped image with the largest Nordic Frames die and backed it with white cardstock to highlight the die cut detail around the edges.


The sentiment is created with the Blessed Blooms stamp set and coordinating die for the 'blessed' word. I stamped 'blessed' in white ink on Kraft cardstock, stacked up on a few die cut layers to pop it up a bit on my project, and then stamped the coordinating 'to call you friend' underneath in black ink. I added a few clear drop gems through the card design for a finishing touch.




I am a big fan of the BontaniCuts dies at The Greetery and I am super excited about the new BotaniCuts Toadstool Garden dies - how cute are those mushrooms??? The leaves are from the new BotaniCuts Mighty Oak set that you will see more of on my last project today. I had fun making my own custom papers by watercoloring and splattering paint and ink onto watercolor paper. If you saw this in person there's plenty of shimmer going on too!

I added Stick-It to the back of my papers and then cut out the pieces for the mushrooms so I wouldn't have to fuss with adhesive when assembling everything together - just peel off the backing paper and go!


I added those cute mushrooms to a Kraft card base that I covered with the Shiplap Builder die cuts. I am pretty sure you are going to see the shiplap on many future projects! It's really pretty quick and easy to put together and I just love the look. I added the leaves at the base of the mushrooms and stamped the sentiment  that is from the Pitcher-esque stamp set in black above them.




And finally for this release is a card created with the BotaniCuts Mighty Oak dies. I did the same process as I did on my mushroom card above and created my own custom papers by watercoloring and splattering paint and inks onto watercolor paper and then die cutting the different pieces for my project. This is a process I could sit and do for a very long time and I love seeing how the pieces layer together for the final look.


For the card base, I did the shiplap look again with the Shiplap Builder dies, but this time laid the 'boards' in a vertical orientation instead of horizontal. I stamped the 'autumn' word from the Bittersweet Bouquet stamp set (that I shared more yesterday) in black ink onto one of the Shiplap Builder 'boards' and popped that up onto the background. I stamped the coordinating 'blessings' word underneath.

I am looking forward to spending more time with both of the new BotaniCuts die collections in the near future! Which one is your favorite?



Make sure to stop by The Greetery blog to see more on this second reveal day for the August 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! I hope you enjoyed all of the fall inspiration that I have shared for The Greetery August release and I will be back soon with more crafty inspiration to share.