The Greetery

Print Shop: Floral Frame

April 19, 2021

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am stopping by today with two birthday cards that use some supplies from The Greetery. I always say this, but Betsy's designs are some of my favorites. 


For my cards today I am using the Print Shop: Floral Frame Set. This is a stamp, stencil and die combo set. I chose to use both the inside and outside frame die and create a wreath on both of my cards. 


Once I stamped my frame I used the Put A Bow On It Set for the sentiment.  I then attached my images to a card panel that had been die cut with the Crimped Frame Die. My next card uses the Birthday Blooms Set for the sentiment. Both cards are very similar but I couldn't decide which one I wanted to share... Do you have a favorite?


That is all for today. This set is so pretty and using the stamping guide really make it easy to create a beautiful card.

Ink Colors from Papertrey Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores and Smokey Shadow

Enjoy your day,




Spellbinders

Sweet Shoppe

April 18, 2021

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are doing well. I am stopping by today with a "sweet" birthday card that uses some fun dies and a stamp set from Spellbinders


I started my card by using The Sweet Shoppe Dies by Tina Smith. These dies create the most adorable scene. I die cut everything from white cardstock and then added color with my blending brushes. The little images are so fun to create and when you put them all together you create the most adorable sweet display. 


Don't you just love all of the detail? For my sentiment, I used the Sugar Coated Sentiments Set. This set coordinates perfectly with all of the products in the new sweet collection! 


Thanks for joining me today. I hope you liked my card and I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

Enjoy your day,



Pretty Pink Posh

April 16, 2021

Good morning friends! I hope you all are doing well. I am stopping by today with a Mother's Day card for Pretty Pink Posh.

I started my card by creating my card panel with the Pretty Petals Background Die. I die cut the background from a rainbow of colors and inlaid the pieces back into the frame. I love this technique and this die is easy to use because the openings are a nice size. I made a Mother's Day card but this technique and background will work perfectly for lots of occasions.

For my sentiment I used the Mom Script Die. I die cut it from white and gray cardstock. I stacked the two together and off set the gray to create a shadow. For my sentiment strip I used the Mom Stamp Set. I stamped Happy Mother's Day onto a black strip of cardstock and added white embossing powder. 

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope I inspired you to create an inlaid background with a cover plate. It is a lot of fun and great way to stretch your dies.

Enjoy your day,




Ink To Paper

New Release Countdown: Day 4

April 14, 2021

Good morning friends and welcome back to the final day of product reveals for the new release at Ink To Paper. All of the new products will be available tomorrow night (April 15th) at 10:00 PM EST. Will you be ordering? What is your favorite product from the release? I would love to hear. 


My first card today uses the new Blooming Thoughts Set. This stamp set creates the most gorgeous flowering branch. I love the whimsical look. 


I stamped my blooms in shades of blues and purples. Then, I attached them to a card panel that I had ink blended with Blueberry Sky ink. Next, I stamped my sentiment (from the Blooming Thoughts Set) onto a circle that I had die cut with the Love To Layer: Scalloped Circle. I wrapped a little white embroidery floss around my panel and attached it to a Lilac Grace cardstock mat. Lastly, I added a few clear sequins as a final touch.


For my next card I combined both the Blooming Thoughts set along with the Feathered Friends 10 die.


I started my card by stamping my blooms (from the Blooming Thoughts set) in shades of pink and yellow. I then used the Feathered Friends 10 Die to create my bird. I die cut the bird from white cardstock and ink blended the pieces with Soft Stone, Sweet Blush along with a little Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunset ink. 


Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Mother & Father Stamp Set onto a rectangle that I had die cut with the Love To Layer: Torn Edges Dies. I then used the next Torn Edges Die to create my panel. I ink blended my panel with Sweet Blush and Lemon Tart ink. I also added a few splatters to my images and background before assembling my card. I attached my images with foam adhesive and layered everything onto a piece of Soft Stone striped paper before attaching it to my A2 card base.


Thanks for joining me for the release. I hope you have liked all of my cards. I honestly can't believe I got them all done... remember how my package got destroyed by the PO? Well, I got 8 cards made in a little over a day! That is definitely a record for me and to say the least I was pretty stressed getting it all done. It felt good to get them made before we left though, and the motivation was being able to enjoy our vacation knowing I had them finished. 

Enjoy your day,



Ink To Paper

New Release Countdown: Day 3

April 13, 2021

Hi friends and welcome back to day 3 of the countdown for Ink To Paper. All of the new products will be available on April 15th at 10:00 PM EST in the Ink To Paper online store. Remember you can also check the blog for all of the new release details. I have two cards to share today so let's get started...

My first card uses the new Where It Leads stamp and die set. This set creates a beautiful path and stairway scene.

I started my card by doing all of my stamping. I used the Where It Leads set and stamped the steps, gate and foliage onto the coordinating dies. There are lots of possibilities with this set and I can't wait to see what the other designers do. 


For my card panel, I ink blending Blueberry Sky and Green Parakeet ink to create my background. I then attached all of my images directly onto my panel to create my scene. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment directly onto the panel. This set has such pretty sentiments too. Definitely a set I will reach for often for some of those hard to make cards.


My next card uses the new Cover Plate: Scenic Path.


For this card I ran the cover plate through my die cutting machine two times. On my first pass through I applied the typical pressure and got a clean cut. On my second pass I removed the shim and kept all of the negative pieces inside the die. I did have to apply a little tape to the back of the die to keep a few of the pieces inlaid. Next, I added ink to the die cut with the pieces still inlaid. I then attached the clean die cut directly onto my colored panel so the background colors show through. I ended up inlaying the bushes and shrubs back into the die for a little more dimension, though this step was totally unnecessary. 

As a final touch I stamped and die cut the gate from the Where It Leads Set. I love how some of the images from this set coordinates with the cover plate. Lastly, I used the Just Sentiments Steps stamp set to stamp my sentiment onto a banner. This sentiment set coordinates perfectly with both of these sets. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you like my cards and please feel free to leave a comment or ask any questions and I will get back to you.

Enjoy your day,



Ink To Paper

 New Release Countdown: Day 2

April 12, 2021

Hello friends and welcome back to day 2 of the new release countdown for Ink To Paper. Today I am sharing two card that will be perfect Father's Day. Remember, you can find all of the new release details on the Ink To Paper Blog.


My first card uses the new Mug Die along with the To Die For Sentiment: 24x7 Dad. These two dies work well together but can also be used on their own.


For my card panel I used the Nifty Plaid Background Stamp. I stamped the background in Aqua Mist ink and attached it to a kraft cardstock mat. 

Next, I attached strips of .25 in cardstock onto my panel. I then stamped my sentiment from the Dad's Time Stamp Set directly onto my aqua mist strip. Lastly, I attached my mug that I had die cut from Enchanted Evening cardstock onto my card panel with foam adhesive. Such a simple card but perfect for Father's Day!


My next card uses the new Dad's Time Stamp Set.


I stamped the images from the Dad's Time Set onto a white panel to create a background. Don't you just love these "dad" images? So cute and fun! I then stamped my sentiment onto a banner. Another quick card. Although I made Father's Day card these sets will work perfectly for birthdays too.


Colors Used: Summer Sunset, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist and Enchanted Evening.

Thanks for joining me today. I will be back tomorrow with day 3 of the countdown. Also, remember all of the new products will be available at Ink To Paper on April 15th at 10:00 PM EST.

Enjoy your day,



Ink To Paper

New Release Countdown: Day 1

April 11, 2021

Good morning friends and welcome to day 1 of the new release countdown for Ink To Paper. This release is packed full of fun new supplies! There is a nautical set, lots of sets for Father's Day, Mother's Day, florals, feathered friends and more. 

I had a little "hiccup" with my release package. It was destroyed by the postal service and my envelope arrived to me empty... absolutely nothing in it! I was so upset but Julie quickly sent me another package and it arrived a few days ago. So to say the least I have been scrambling to get my projects made. We will be out of town for a week (we left yesterday) so time was definitely not on my side. Please let me know if you have any questions though and I will answer them as soon as I can. 


My first card uses the new Seas of Life Stamp and Die Set. I love all things nautical and this set is perfect! 


I started my card by stamping all of my images with the Seas of Life Set. This set includes a sailboat, anchor, wheel, ocean or water, birds, a sun and some really great sentiments. I love the size of the images too. For my background I used the new Weaved Background Stamp Set. I stamped my background in Soft Stone ink and then layered all of my images onto my panel to create my scene. My sentiment is also from the Seas of Life Stamp Set. I stamped my sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. 

Colors Used: Soft Stone, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy and True Black

I always struggle with masculine cards and I know I will be reaching for this set often. 


My next card uses the new Feathered Friends Mini #10 Stamp and Die Set. I stamped my bird in fun bright colors and then began working on my card design.


For my card layout I used the Border Bling: Postage Frame Die. I ink blended the frame with Hawaiian Shores ink and attached it to my card base. I then used the Into The Blooms Die Set to create my flowers. I lightly ink blended my flowers and leaves with Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart and Green Parakeet ink. I attached my flowers to my card panel with foam adhesive and tucked my Feathered Friend in behind the flowers. Next, I stamped my sentiment (from the Feathered Friends Set) onto a banner. Lastly, I added a few sequins as a final touch. 

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you liked my projects and I will be back tomorrow with Day 2 of the countdown. 

Enjoy your day,