I am so, so, so excited to be joining The Greetery today! This is such an incredibly beautiful release. From stencils, to stamps & dies, there is a little bit of everything for everyone. I have created a multitude of projects to share today, but first the nitty gritty of business. For a chance to win one of the two $50 gift certificates today, be sure to comment on all of the blogs listed below. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm EDT on Thursday 10/6. The winners will be announced on The Greetery blog on 10/7.
The products I will be using today are:
Figgy Pudding Box die & Bow Topper die
Christmas Pudding dies
Holly Topper embellishments
Cooking Up Christmas stamp and stencil
Stencilscapes Winter Stencil
Frosty Pines die
Peaceful Olive Full Stamp
Peaceful Olive stamp and die
Arched Holiday Sentiments
Arched Holiday Stencil
Mistletoe Arches stencil & die
- Participating Designers:
- 1. Angelica
- 2. Kelly
- 3. Dana
- 4. Melissa
- 5. Wanda
- 6. Laurie
- 7. Dawn
- Link to The Greetery blog post: https://blog.thegreetery.com/
2022/10/06/a-song-of- christmas-we-wish-you-a-merry- christmas/
Let us start with the Figgy Pudding Box die. This is a set of dies that when diecut, creates this super cute box. To me it kind of looks like a bundt cake, so this can be used for more than just Christmas goodies. Because of the added bow topper die, this can be used for any occasion.
The figgy pudding boxes were diecut using patterned paper, glittered cardstcok and solid cardstock, to show that no matter the selection of paper, your boxes are going to look so pretty!
The color combination of red and pink, will always be a classic color combination, and one I will never tire of.
When diecutting the lids, you are going to notice a hole at the top. This is to add the holly berry handle or the bow topper. Both look equally cute, but there is something about a glittered bow that I cannot say no to. Also to note, the bottom die and the top, will need to be diecut twice then glued to create the boxes.
What would be a fun box without a card? Remember how I said these boxes would be great for any occasion? Well, I happen to have a December birthday, and think this box set along with the Christmas Pudding dies, are the perfect duo.
Before adding the diecut pieces to the card, using a scoring tool, lines were scored onto the cardbase for added interest, as well as white outlines using a white gel pen.
There is nothing easier or more satisfying than the stencilscapes, and this Winter stencilscape is so dreamy. If you have problems picking out coordinating colors, do not fret, Betsy our fearless leader has a guide to follow included in the packaging, to ensure a beautiful card. You do not have to use the colors in the guide, you can go all willy nilly like me, and let your imagination go wild. The wilder the better I say!
In this first card using the Winter stencilscape, I diecut coordinating cardstock using the Frosty Pines Die, they add just the right amount of depth. Since this is a Christmas card, glitter was added to the tips of the trees with glue. Glitter and Christmas cards just go together, I don’t make the rules.
I like to play around with different colors of ink, and honestly there isn’t a single color combination that I have not liked. I encourage you to play around with color, try different greens, maybe be bold and make purple bunnies like i did lol. All of these stencilcape cards were ink blended with dye inks and blender brushes.
Next up is Cooking Up Christmas. This is a stamp and stencil combination. There are three different stencils, then a full set of stamps to choose from. Again, there is a guide as well as all of The Greetery’s amazing designers to give the most incredible inspiration. I followed the the inspiration guide and stenciled onto pink cardstock using oxide inks. Dye inks look the best on white cardstock, and with oxide inks having more pigment and staying true to color no matter the color of cardstock is why I went with them for this project. To get a nice smooth blend, I used the finger sponge daubers and do a tapping motion instead of a back and forth movement.
I love creating with products and using them in a new and different way. The background and foreground were stamped using the Peaceful Olive Full Panel stamp. Then using the same red cardstock and a darker red ink, a stamp from the stamp set was stamped then diecut before being adhered to the top of the card. A Holy Topper embellishment was also adhered to the top of the card.
Again the full stamp from the Peaceful Olive Full Panel stamp was used with versamark ink for a tone on tone affect. Then using the clear stamps, they were heat embossed with gold embossing powder then diecut and adhered to the card. The hello was heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you just a little bit and get your creative brain ready for Christmas. A huge thank you to Betsy for graciously allowing me to join The Greetery team today. I have to say if I had to describe The Greetery team, it would be superstars who are beyond talented, the nicest women you will ever meet and they all love Jesus, and folks it really doesn’t get better than that!
Isabel Z says
I love seeing the different takes on the figgy pudding from each DT member–each one so creative and different.
Karen Walker says
Beautiful projects! This is such a gorgeous release!
Debbie Mallette says
Love all your creations. You have shown so many ways to use these new products. Thank you!
Theresa Averitt says
Thank you for sharing your lovely and fun creations!
Beautiful projects! Love the color choices for the pudding projects!
Jan Metcalf says
Welcome! I like your Dec bday card and those pretty stencil scenes!
Julie Bitner says
Love your creativity! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!
Gail Jean Scott says
I do like those blue bunnies!! My goodness such delightful art on each project you have displayed – totally rocks!! TFS
Lori Beseke says
Love your matching Figgy pudding box & card! Fabulous projects.
Marcia Hill says
AWESOME projects using all the new products…especially loving all your sweet little treat boxes!! :0)
D.Suzanne Cox says
I too love your take on the treat box—so creative! Love your cards too!
Kim Burckhard says
Your cards and projects are beautiful! Love the pink
Susan Hatfield says
Your creations are wonderful!
Meghan Kennihan says
Stunning winter scene and colors! I LOVE the Figgy Pudding die!!!!!!! All your cards are gorgeous!!!!!!
Tracy S. says
The patterned paper makes the cutest boxes, thanks for sharing your beautiful projects!
Miriam Leech says
Fabulous projects!!! What an amazing release!! Glad you got to join in the fun!
Laura A Corkill says
Wow! I am just loving all of your amazing cards with the beautiful color combos and those oh-so-sweet Figgy Puddings… ♥
Polly Lemire says
Love your sense of color! Beautiful cardss
WOW!!! Awesome card designs!!! Love your unique color combinations!!! I just looked at the comment above and it looks like we are all excited to have you here! And love your different pattern paper on the Figgy Pudding treat boxes, FUN!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
What lovely colors and cards! The pudding is sweet in pink too!
Pat Ackley says
Your projects are all so inspiring! Very pretty!
Sue Brownlow says
Such cute samples.
Sandra Smith says
Love the pattern paper on those boxes. So cute.
MAD About Cards and Crafts says
Thank you for the inspiration!
It was fun seeing your unexpected color choices!
Donna Gourley says
Thanks for sharing your designs today. The StencilScape-Winter cards are my favorite.
Fun figgy pudding ❤️ love these cards!
Eva N says
Beautiful projects! Loved seeing your different Pudding boxes and the blue trees on the stenciled wiinterscape card.
Mary Kay Ross says
These are so, so beautiful, Latisha! Love the colors, the layouts, and more! Beautiful new release!
Becky Green says
Latisha, YOU WENT TO TOWN with this! LOL A BEAUTIFUL JOB on EVERYTHING! I ESPECIALLY LOVE your Stencil Scape Card, where you used more muted blues! GORGEOUS! AND you’ve INSPIRED ME too with your framed Cooking Up Christmas Card! THAT is what it’s all about, right??? Nice to have you with us today too! 😉
thank you so much! i may have went overboard on the projects, but I was just really inspired!
Love the figgy pudding winter birthday card – such a great idea. Fabulous inspiration. thank you!
Love all the different colors & papers you’ve used. What beautiful inspiration!
I love how you changed things up with colors! Gorgeous! I’m so happy you joined for today!
Mary Holshouser says
Fun to have the treat box and the card
match. Great projects. thanks for
stephanie clapper says
So happy you’re here today to join in the fun. I love the variety of paper and colors you used along with creating for different occasions. Your birthday mini cake is fabulous, I forget to use score lines, it adds so much. What a beautiful and fun post!
What a truly sweet release.
Alison B says
Beautiful cards and Figgy treat boxes ! Loving this release !
Carrie K says
I love all the color combinations you’ve done with the Winter stencil set, Latisha! Thanks for the inspiration!
I love your use of the Christmas pudding die as a birthday pudding, fabulous
Lisa Chapman says
Gorgeous!! I really liked you experimenting with all the colors and showing how some of these products could be used past the holiday season as well.
Mary W says
Loved the sprinkled pink box! Shows another variation that is so sweet.
Robi Wax says
Beautiful cards — and I love the box! Love the colors you used — so inspiring!
Cathy Zuehlke says
Loved seeing your beautiful creations! This is such a beautiful and amazing release, can’t wait!
Susan Beauchaine says
Fabulous post. Everything is so pretty!!!
Oh, those figgy pudding boxes just stole my heart! So adorable!
Teresa C says
This is such a fun release!! Love your take on the Figgy Pudding treat boxes! The colors!! All your projects are delightful Latisha!! 🙂
Maria C F says
The figgy pudding is adorable!
Gayle I. says
Love the matching figgy box and card! Love your color combinations!
Diane Jackson says
Love the Christmas themed birthday card…fun to get even more ideas on how to use all the things from this release, which has been just fantastic!
Lisa Petrella says
So many fun and festive projects, Latisha!!! I especially LOVE those sweet figgy pudding boxes and how they can easily be used for all sorts of occasions 🙂 And the winter stencilscapes look absolutely fabulous!!!
hi friend! yes the winter scene stencil is so so pretty!
Marie Siler says
I like that you showed different approaches for the figgy pudding box. And I love the diecut trees that have the more blue bark! Great projects.