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the greetery - nature lover day 2

the greetery - nature lover day 1


Hey, everyone! There's a new release happening this week at The Greetery and the theme is Nature Lover. I loved the nature elements in the products for this release and had so much fun creating! While many of the designs have themes that will work for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday, these products work wonderfully for sending your love to the special people in you life anytime of the year.

All of the new products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on Wednesday, January 20th, 10AM ET at The Greetery.


This first card features a pretty two toned heart boxwood wreath that I stamped with the new Love Is stamp set and cut out with the Boxwood Heart Base die. The wreath perfectly frames one of the small Wood Slice Hearts die cuts (I'll talk a little more about how I put these together on my third project on this post.)


The sentiment is created with the Let's Have a Word: Love die cut from a few layers of white cardstock. I layered the 'love' word over the wreath and stamped 'you' in black ink onto the heart wood slice. I set the wreath onto a kraft cardstock background that is stamped with the little branches in white ink from the new Love Song Sentiments stamp set.

How pretty this card is to give for Valentine's Day, for an anniversary, or just because. You could even swap out the sentiment for a wedding congratulations too.



This next card also features a boxwood wreath, but this one is die cut using the new Boxwood Heart Base die with smaller leaf layers cut out with the Boxwood Heart Details dies. I cut everything out for the wreath with watercolor paper that I had painted and spattered with liquid watercolors.


The wreath is set onto a shiplap background. I used Betsy't technique that she shared on this project to paint my cardstock, cut the shiplap planks out with the Shiplap Builder dies and added the planks to a piece of cardstock to build the background. The sentiment is from the new Love Song Sentiments stamp set and I stamped it into the center opening of the wreath with black ink. Isn't it pretty?



Finally today is a set of tags created with the Wood Slice Hearts dies. I used the larger heart for the tag base and cut the bark layer from a darker brown cardstock and the inner part from kraft cardstock. I added shading with a blender brush around the kraft cardstock piece with kraft colored ink and added spatters with brown and white inks using a water brush. I attached the pieces together to form the finished wood slice and added and eyelet and twine to the top.


On the tag I added the smaller heart wreaths that are created with the Mini Boxwood Heart Stamp + Cut Combo set. The sentiments from the set are stamped onto a notched banner die cut from the Sentiment Suite Basics die collection and tucked into the wreath openings. The tiny hearts on the tags were originally white and I used a Copic marker to make them a light pink color.

These tags are, of course, perfect for adding to a gift, but you could also use them to dress up a table setting for a bridal shower, wedding, and more.


Make sure to stop by The Greetery blog to see more on this first reveal day for the Nature Lover 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 Nature Lover release!