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the greetery - merry making day 1


Hey, everyone! This week is going to be a busy one here on my blog because it's time for Christmas crafting! Today, I have a project to share for day 1 of the Merry Making release reveal at The Greetery. (I will also have a post today to share projects from the holiday release at Taylored Expressions, so make sure to check that out too at 9AM Central Time.)

All of the new products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on Friday, October 9th, 10AM ET at The Greetery.


This first card is created with the new Banner & Bough stamp & stencil set. I used the stencils from the set on kraft cardstock to add the banner with white ink, the leaves with green ink, the berries with red ink, and the flowers with yellow ink. After the stenciling was done, I added the stamped details: the pine branches and leaf details in darker green, the flower details in a golden yellow, and the sentiment in black ink.

I love watching the final image come alive as the stencil and stamping details are added. The process is fairly quick and the result is beautiful!


I used the image stencil to mask the main image and added shading all around it with kraft ink. I cut out the whole image using a Nordic Frames die, added it to a dark green card base, and added a few silver embellishments scattered through the design.

This card is one of my favorites from the release with its rustic and vintage feel!




This next card is stamped with the new Merry Sprigs stamp set. This set includes a variety of multi-step floral stems that you can use on their own or together to create holiday floral arrangements on your projects. I stamped several of the florals around the edges of a piece of kraft cardstock to create a frame look and stamped the 'Merry Christmas...' sentiment in the opening in the middle.


I stamped some additional floral stems that are cut out with the coordinating Merry Sprigs dies to create coordinating tags. I cut out tag bases using the Speed Tagging die from kraft cardstock and added the florals onto them, popped up just a bit with foam squares. I stamped the 'a gift for you' sentiment on the bottom of a few of the tags. These will be so pretty tied onto holiday packages!





The last card I have to share today has a truly rustic look and feel - right up my alley for sure! I used the new Written in Ribbons Holiday stamp set to stamp the 'merry' word in two shades of red ink and cut it out with the coordinating die. I set the word on top of the wood slice that is created with the new Wood Slices die collection. I cut the bark portion from brown cardstock and the inside portion from Kraft cardstock with a bit of ink blending around the edges for shading.

I tucked a few pine sprigs behind the 'merry' word that are die cut using the BotaniCuts Pine Bough die collection and added the 'greetings' portion of the sentiment on a Kraft cardstock strip.


I set the wood slice onto a background that is stenciled using the Berry Branch stencil with kraft ink on kraft cardstock for a neutral, tone on tone look. The plaid border on the bottom edge is red cardstock that is stamped with the Windowpane Plaid Background stamp.



Make sure to stop by The Greetery blog to see more on this first reveal day for the Merry Making 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 will be back tomorrow with more crafty inspiration to share from The Greetery Merry Making release!