The Greetery

The Greetery: Birthday Blooms and Balloons

Hello friends! It’s time to celebrate The Greetery‘s 1st birthday with a release with all things birthday themed! We’re a little late to the party with all the that’s going around the world, but nevertheless it’s been definitely worth the wait. I have a big post for you filled with tons of inspiration with today’s products filled with birthday blooms, balloons, and confetti!

Let’s think happy! The Think Happy stamp and cut combo is just packed with lots of joy. I used the cut out of various pastel color card stock and gold mirror card stock to assemble this rainbow and floral packed cloud design. It took some time to inlay all the little gold pieces, but the end result made it so worth it!

I used a basic cloud stencil to ink blend my background and heat embossed the sentiment ‘oh happy day’ from the Think Happy stamp set in gold embossing powder. I used my extra gold mirror die cuts to decorate the remainder of the card like sequins!

This next pair of cards features the Birthday Blooms stamp set and die collection. When I work with these layered stamp images, I like to stamp in bulk, so it is very easy to create more than one card at a time! I used Altenew ink pad colors and they are as follows:
Pinks: Pinkalicious, Rubellite
Greens: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades
Blues: Eastern Sky, Ultramarine

I die cut a piece of bristol board with the Crimed Frame Die and masked off the edges with washi tape. The backgrounds were ink blended from the top down and the bottom up, with the lightest pressure towards the center. I added a gentle ink splatter with the same inks. I then stamped the sentiment from Birthday Blooms in black right in the center.

I used the die cut flourishes around the sentiment, following the direction of the blooms, and adding them to my card with foam tape. It took a little extra effort to cut my foam tape into thin strips, but the dimension adds such a lovely look!

This last card features several products from today’s product reveal, including the Balloon Bouquet stamp set, Big Balloons die collection, and Twisted Crepe die collection. I started by using the stamp set to stamp out my balloon and its floral design. Then, I die cut the stamped image with the balloon using the largest size balloon die found in the Big Ballons die collection and the string out of gold mirror card stock. I heat embossed one of the balloons with a sentiment in gold embossing powder.

I ink blended a background with Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, and Old Paper distress oxide inks. I then die cut some decorative crepe using the Twisted Crepe die collection out of gold mirror card stock and added it to the background. The balloons were added last to complete the card.

We are packed full with inspirations from the team and several stellar guests, so definitely be sure to stop by The Greetery Blog for the full list and also participate in the giveaways by leaving comments on any of the blogs today!


  1. Your cards are so happy and fun!

  2. I love the streamers and I really like them in gold!

  3. So pretty!

  4. Beautiful cards and another great release! Loving the Bday blooms stamp and die set. So pretty. Congrats to you, Betsy and design team for a great 1st year.

  5. So,so pretty ….love the balloons with floral combination

  6. Absolutely LOVE the balloon card–the gold against the blue is gorgeous!

  7. Goodness your birthday balloon card is so pretty! Love your color choices!

  8. Love the softness of your colors. Beautiful cards!

  9. Love the Birthday Blooms sentiments- that font!

  10. I always love to see what you come up with, Keeway. You create some of the most interesting color combinations!

  11. Beautiful cards today Keeway, as always.

  12. Such pretty cards! Really love the look of the mirror gold twisted crepe!

  13. Such gorgeous cards! You rocked this release!

  14. Beautiful, as always. Love the softness, the sweet presentation. The big balloon & the twisted crepe die are lovely!

  15. I love the balloons, such pretty cards.

  16. Those birthday cards are gorgeous, especially the one with the balloons.

  17. Beautiful cards! love that balloon with the bouquet!

  18. This release is so versatile for all occasions to celebrate and send happy thoughts. Happy Anniversary to The Greetery!

  19. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

  20. I love your cards; your blending of inks is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing!

  21. Beautiful pastel colors, Great inspiration

  22. These cards are amazing! I love the set of birthday cards using the sentiment and florals. Gorgeous!

  23. Such pretty blooms! So excited for the rest of the celebration this week.

  24. I love everything about your beautiful cards and your big balloon card is a gift in itself!

  25. I love the pastel colors on the rainbow! So soft!

  26. Beautiful cards with great color combos ! Love the balloon bouquet !

  27. Beautiful, beautiful cards Keeway! Love the gold mirror cs on your first card with all the pastel colors…soooo pretty! Thanks for such lovely inspiration!! :0)

  28. So pretty – love the Birthday Blooms cards and all of your color combinations!

  29. I love the soft pastels on your cards. These are just Beautiful.

  30. You choose the most beautiful color combinations!! Takes these gorgeous sets to a whole other level!!!

  31. I love all the cards but the rainbow card with the gold bits on the rainbow and inlaid on the cloud is soooo pretty, what a fun idea! Thank you for sharing.

  32. Beautiful. I love how you used the gold accents, I lOVE that last card but all is spectacular!

  33. These are beautiful. I love your vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.

  34. All your cards are gorgeous, Keeway, I am such a fan of you! The floral blooms card are stunningly my favs!

  35. Love all of your beautiful cards!

  36. Wonderful new release and great cards!

  37. Love these cards, Keeway! So soft and pretty!

  38. I just love the sentiment cards, so soft and sweet! Your balloon card is gorgeous!

  39. Your backgrounds are so lovely-showcases the images beautifully

  40. Keeway, you have inspired me with the awesome new release!!

  41. So sweet! So cute! I need to buy them all!

  42. Such fun Ness! Those giant balloons are precious

  43. I too love your background techniques. I’ve tried to duplicate them many times. Thank you for the beautiful samples today.

  44. Great cards! I’m loving this release!

  45. I’m so loving Birthday Blooms. What a wonderful set! And I love the pair of cards you created with it! Beautiful!

  46. Such pretty cards! Love them all, especially the flowery balloon. Stunning!

  47. LOVE these new floral balloons! So gorgeous!

  48. Oh my! Your first card immediately evoked feelings of being lucky, St Pats and Lucky Charms, all in one!! Love it! And the way you shaded your backgrounds to highlight the sentiments on the second group of cards! And how you evoked an Asian inspiration on your final card! Love it all Keeway!

  49. Just beautiful! You do such amazing ink blending/spattering… I love the two Birthday Blooms cards!

  50. I love all your cards, especially the Think Happy card with all the gold accents!

  51. Such happy cards, Keeway! Just the ticket for today’s uncertain times. Love the touches of gold.

  52. Love all of your cards, Keeway! Your backgrounds are always beautiful and the touches of gold are perfect. What a lovely rainbow card~sure to make someone’s day HAPPY!

  53. Beautiful cards! I love your balloon card! Your combination of colors is just beautiful!

  54. Beautiful cards, so pretty!!!

  55. FUN, FUN, FUN!

  56. It’s settled – I have to get the birthday blooms set. I simply can’t resist the wonderful cards that you all have made with this set.

  57. So BEAUTIFUL!! Love all the colors and how you have made these designs “bloom”!

  58. So pretty, Keeway! Your soft, blended ink backgrounds are the perfect complement to Betsy’s beautiful designs!💗

  59. Such beautiful cards. Loved the pastel rainbow card…such a soft look. The products in this release are so fun. Loved the way you did you balloon card and the colors you used.

  60. Hi, I love your Last card. The darker blue background contracts beautifully with the balloons!

  61. I love your last card made with the darker blue background and the balloons accented with gold, so inspirational!

  62. Beautiful cards. The gold twisted crepe really complements the design on you Balloon Bouquet card. Love it.

  63. Absolutely love the balloon card, the color combo is so bright and happy!

  64. Absolutely beautiful cards Keeway. Your backgrounds are so pretty, all blended perfectly. You have showcased these new products very well!

  65. I love the way you did the blending on the birthday cards – I have never seen a sentiment framed that way – the card turned out just beautiful with all the floral around it.

  66. Just gorgeous! What beautiful creative cards!

  67. So very pretty! I love the balloons!

  68. Your sponging technique is quite nice on the beautiful balloon card
    Loralee Parish

  69. I like how you added in the gold pieces in the first card. Love them all.

  70. You have a magic touch with color Keeway! I love the floral balloons in shades of coral, and every project you created is gorgeous!

  71. I love all the birthday cards!

  72. I am truly enjoying this blog hop, and love what you’ve done with this release! Thank you!

  73. So pretty. Love your ink blending on the birthday cards!

  74. Hi, love your card make with the darker blue background and the peach color, it is stunning! Love all things Greetery!

  75. Loving these great bitday cards, dies and stamps! Your style is so pretty!

  76. LOVELY WORK, Keeway! I LOVE the colors you’ve chosen to use on each & the gold accents! Also, that you used pastels! BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Keeway!!! ;)<3

  77. Your ink blending is amazing and I love the use of gold for the confetti. Great cards.

  78. Lovely cards!

  79. Such pretty cards – what a fabulous release!

  80. The Greetery Felíz Aniversario!

  81. Beautiful cards!!

  82. Gorgeous cards! Love the splattered ink on your cards! I should try that technique.

  83. Your cards are soooo pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

  84. Beautiful cards. I love the soft colors you have used. My favorite is the last card. I am in love with those cute balloons.

  85. I love your idea of the pastel rainbow with the gold accents. It’s so fun!! Your other cards are very pretty, too!

  86. You are such a talented artist!

  87. Wonderful cards, lovely colors. This is a fantastic release and you’ve showcased it beautifully.

  88. Beautiful examples of the new stamps and dies! Can’t wait to try them!

  89. This is such a fun release! Your cards are beautiful!

  90. Bright and fun cards with the pair of Birthday Blooms my very favorites.

  91. The gold accents really look great! I love the pastel color combinations – so festive!

  92. Your cards are lovely! I especially love the balloons with the dark blue background!

  93. So in love with this release. Beautiful work.

  94. Such pretty colours on these cards. Love them all!

  95. So pretty! Love the colors you used on the rainbow one!

  96. Beautiful Cards! Love your gold in them! Fun!

  97. Such lovely work. Your colors are stunning.

  98. Your rainbow card is magical! All those details paid off big time.

  99. Such pretty cards. I love the soft rainbow on the first and the gold streamers on the last.

  100. My favorite is the balloon bouquet, but really ALL are just magnificent!

  101. Gorgeous cards – love them! Your blending is phenomenal!

  102. You can blend like no other! Just beautiful!

  103. Those balloons are just the best and the bright colors for that card is fantastic.

  104. I really love your Birthday Blooms card, it is so gorgeous, all of your cards are beautiful!!!

  105. I love the frames you created for the Birthday Blooms, Keeway! Beautiful cards!

  106. Beautiful cards.

  107. OMG, these cards are so pretty and I love the color combos. The gold touch with the streamers is perfect. I love them all.

  108. Wow! All so beautiful!

  109. Your work is always beautiful, Keeway! I love the soft blending on the Birthday Blooms cards.

  110. Holy moly your cards are amazing! I especially love the gold you used in your last card, very striking!

  111. Beautiful cards. The soft pastel
    colors are so pretty. The last
    pops with the deeper blue.
    thanks for sharing

  112. I like the pastel palette you chose for the rainbow card. So soft….

  113. Lovely lovely cards! Gosh I can’t wait to get my hands on the balloon bouquet!!

  114. I love them all, but I think my fave is the one with the rich blue sky and gold streamers!

  115. Keeway, you ever disappoint! These are so beautiful with your gold mirrored card stock additions. And that deep blue sky with gold streamers is so rich and elegant!

  116. Absolutely love the use of the gold mirror cardstock. It adds the perfect dazzle to your cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  117. Can’t pick a favorite – love all your cards!

  118. Beautiful cards. I especially like the birthday blooms stamp and die set.

  119. I just love the beautiful spring colors of all your fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

  120. Such sweet cards! I love the gold floral ‘confetti’ on the first card, and the gold crepe paper garlands on the last are so elegant!

  121. Beautiful cards! All the details, from fluffy clouds to the golden garland, are stunning.

  122. Such pretty cards!

  123. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful cards!

  124. To cards are always gorgeous!

  125. Oops! I meant that your cards, not to cards. Duh! haha

  126. Absolutely love all of your cards! Thanks for the specifics on the ink blending,

  127. I love the pastel rainbow one and gorgeous backgrounds!

  128. I love the gold!!

  129. The pastel Happy Birthday cards are fabulous.

  130. Gorgeous cards… all of them!

  131. Just beautiful! I really love the colors you used on your rainbow card!

  132. All wonderful! What a beautiful gold touch!

  133. Your cards are beautiful! I’m loving The Greetery’s release!

  134. Love the Balloon Bouquet your cards are beautiful 🙂

  135. You have such an eye for color!

  136. oh my your cards are so fun bright and lovely

  137. I love your Birthday Blooms cards! Thank You for the inspiration!

  138. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the soft colors and your ink blended backgrounds!

  139. Lovely projects, but those balloons stole my heart!

  140. All of your cards are so pretty & such a great inspiration for these new products. I fell in love with your Balloon Bouquet card! The background is SO pretty & such a beautiful color combination!

  141. I love, love your cards!

  142. Absolutely LOVE the font of the Birthday Blooms set! The Twisted Crepe die is fun! Love your colors and card designs.

  143. Such pretty cards

  144. Beautiful!

  145. Stunning cards!!! I love the touches of gold with the pastel colors – so pretty!

  146. I love the blending of colors and the sentiment/flowers in the center. beautiful!

  147. I really like how you did the backgrounds on the Celebrate & Birthday cards, highlighting the sentiments! Great idea! Love!

  148. Ohhhh those balloons! Great colors.

  149. I really love all of your cards. The colors are perfect and unique.

  150. Balloons and rainbows make me happy.
    Carol b

  151. So Beautiful!! love them all!

  152. Your ink blended cards are so lovely, you have such a knack with those. Thank you for sharing 😉

  153. I am loving all of these items you made. I love the peach colored balloons. So fun but they have a soft and gentle feel to them. Wonderful creations.

  154. Stunning projects. Thanks for sharing.

  155. This release is spectacular and you have created such beautiful cards with these awesome products. So love all four of your designs! The balloons are my favorite.

  156. SWOON!! AMAZING Inspiration!! I LOVE the Last Card especially!! Those Colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Week!!

  157. How much fun is this release?! I adore your color combinations.

  158. Because of you I am getting those birthday blooms. I LOVE your work.

  159. Fabulous projects today. Love them all!!

  160. Oh my goodness! I LOVE the cards with the gold accents- just beautiful!!

  161. Thanks for making all these beautiful cards!

  162. Another set of wonderful cards! I love them all and those wonderful new die cuts! So different ans special! Thanks for sharing! Take care! 🙂

  163. So pretty. I like the softer colors.

  164. Love all the gold foil diecuts in your rainbow card, really made it special! Thanks for the inspiration!

  165. Ooo, what a pretty pastel rainbow. Most of what I’ve seen has been a little bolder, so I like seeing the softer look and then the gold pieces floating down with it. I also really like how you highlighted those beautiful sentiments with the flowers dancing around them. And what a great combination of colors to blend on your balloon background; I’ve never seen those three together, and it works beautifully for the colors on your balloons.

  166. Beautiful beautiful cards Keeway!!! I love the dark blue that fades into what seems like a lime coloured background. Gorgeous

  167. Wonderful projects. Really love how you showcased the Birthday Blooms set!

  168. So excited for this release!!! Thank you for inspiring us with Betsy’s amazing products!

  169. I feel another great release coming, all these projects are so lovely!

  170. Your cards are so pretty, as usual!

  171. Love your beautiful cards, Keeway!! That Balloon Bouquet stamp set and Twisted Crepe die set are marvelous.

  172. Beautiful cards! Beautiful release from The Greetery! They are quickly becoming my favorite company.

  173. Beautiful. I love the use of gold foil for your balloon strings and banners. It feels so fancy. I shy away from gold and tend to use primarily silver when I bring in metallic papers. Going to try some gold on graduation cards I’m working on.