Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Greetery: Nouveau Notes Collection

Greetings friends, from a very smokey valley, this Tuesday morning. Fires north and
south, and we're in the middle... my heart is with those fighting the fires, many in
over 100 degree temperature. 
Meanwhile, joy in the craft room. 💕

I purchased the Greetery's Nouveau Notes Collection, and also a foil Glimmer Machine to
add foiling to my cards. Don't know why I resisted foiling until now, but after watching 
Lori Willison's You Tube video, I was won over!

This is how I roll... learning my tool through trying every foil color on just about every
cardstock color. Btw, Betsy's Hot Foil Deco Plate worked perfectly every time!

The first card I did was a birthday card with the use of the stencil set included in the kit.

The Greetery's Lookbook is such a help! I kept referring to the designer's color
and design choices to decide what to use.

Another birthday card using pink glimmer cardstock and copper foil.

The photo corner dies were cut from copper and navy cardstock.

The card set I did includes 6 cards, and 6 matching envelopes, which fit perfectly in the
 note card box.

The note cards are foiled with copper foil onto Pale Peony (PTI) cardstock.
The Floral Delicacy bough is a multi-stamp affair, that lines up and stamps easily. 
I added copics for further detail. The single jewel from Memory Box (Open Studio)
fits perfectly within the diamond.

The 6 notecards and envelopes fit easily inside the completed box. I love that Betsy
added the dotty detail around the cutout!

Stamped reverse side.

Watching Norine Buoys' video on constructing the card box helped immensely. She
has a few tricks, like adding a lining to hide the line between the flap and box.

I'm on a waiting list for the magnets, they're currently sold-out in the shop.
Meanwhile, I found some similar at Hobby Lobby. Not on line but in the shop. Don't 
like them as well as the Greetery's, but I hid them inside the box and behind a flower.

Well, it's back to crafting, very glad I have a few new stamps and dies to play with.
Hoping you're staying well and enjoying the last few days of summer!

Monday, August 9, 2021

Boho Banner Trio

Playing with The Greetery's Boho Banner, and made 3 cards.
I love that Betsy has a 'Lookbook' with every release!
Found this card by one of the designers, unfortunately don't know which one. 

This is the designer's card, using a stamped background with Sketchbook Roses.
Don't you just love the placement of the stamped roses and leaves? Me too!

I used a white ink on basic grey for the background.

3 cards came together quickly with the help of my Misti.

I added cutouts of Macrame Borders and Tassels on each of the 3 cards.

The birthday card is embossed with silver. All 3 sentiments from Opposites Attract.

I doubled the fringe on this card, and dipped my feathers in silver emboss.

It's been awhile since I played with this set, it's so versatile, and packs a 'wow' 
with banner sentiment!

Enjoy your week!