The Greetery

The Greetery: Christmas Time

Welcome back to another reveal day with The Greetery showcasing the new Christmas Time collection! And it’s “time” to immerse ourselves in all things that make the winter season absolutely magical.

I grew up near the city, so when I think of Christmas time I think of the makeshift ice rinks that are installed in parking lots or parks (cause we don’t really have snow in here) and all the Christmas trees and decor that go up in the malls and shopping centers. I used the Christmas Time in the City Die to recreate this iconic city holiday scene in beautiful Hourglass Frame Die and Houglass Insert Die for a shaped shaker card.

I love using gold mirror card when it comes to die cutting pieces that have a lot of details to them. The background was ink blended with Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, and Old Paper distress oxide inks. The shaker was filled with flat snowflake and circle shaped sequins. And the sentiment comes from the Opposites Attract Holiday stamp set and I used both the Opposites Attract Holiday the Opposites Attract Holiday Script dies to die cut the words out.

This next card showcases the Curio: Attic Ornaments Die. This die die cuts outs several adorable ornaments that fit inside the Curio collection. I have used it here in a simple cluster to display all these ornaments that I either ink blended or copic colored and embellished with gold accents and pearls!

I created a few layers for the background. The back layer was stamped with the Painterly Stripes Background Stamp in red to match the red accents of the card. The smaller background was ink blended with the same distress oxide colors mentioned in the previous card. I once again used the Opposites Attract Holiday stamp set for my sentiment because I just love this set, and completed the card with a little extra pearl accents.

The release will be available in the shop tomorrow Thursday, October 7th at 10am EDT! For more information and inspiration of the Christmas Time Collection check out the Greetery blog along with the rest of the design team linked below.

Keeway Tsao (You’re here!)

Angelica Conrad

Laurie Willison

Wanda Guess

Heather Nichols

Kelly Lunceford

Norine Borys


  1. After seeing all the inspiration-I think this is an I-need-it-all release!

  2. Beautiful cards. I don’t know how I’m not getting everything.

  3. Every little detail is perfect!

  4. Great cards! The hourglass one is so unique.

  5. Those ornaments are just so precious!

  6. Great cards! Such pretty colors!

  7. Love your take on the Curio Ornaments showing how they can be used in different ways.

  8. Love the city scene shaker card. Might have to try this one. So pretty!

  9. Gorgeous work!! Your shading is lovely!

  10. The Christmas is the City hourglass turned out so pretty! (As well as the vintage ornaments.) The distress backgrounds are lovely!

    1. Wow! That time piece is amazing! I love how you designed it. Your cards look great

  11. I especially like your ornament card with the red stripe

  12. Pretty cards! Love those vintage ornaments. The striped background adds just the right touch!

  13. So beautiful! Brings back such good memories!! Your hourglass/snowglobe scene is magical!

  14. I love your night time city and little ornament scenes! So amazing with the candy cane edges!

  15. You have really captured the magic in the season.

  16. Your hourglass card makes me feel like I’m in NYC! Lovely!!

  17. Keeway, Your cards are gorgeous. I love the shape of the hourglass. It really makes unusual looking cards.

  18. Love your hourglass card! It’s so elegant!

  19. I am so glad you used the ornament dies in a different way from the curio shelves.

  20. That city hourglass is stunning! Great job on both cards

  21. ‘Loving the city scene with the tall tree—so pretty.

  22. Great cards today. Thanks for the inspo!

    1. Very pretty hourglass shaker card and the ornament card has a vintage touch – thank you for sharing.

  23. Beautiful cards. The colors you have chosen make these cards pop. Beautiful and so creative.

  24. I am loving those Christmastime in the City dies, and your ornaments are just so sweet!

  25. This is my favorite!! Love the Christmas scenes

  26. Wow great cards very pretty

  27. Keeway, both cards are beautiful but that hour glass scene is magical!

  28. Wow! That hourglass is stunning! Love both of your cards. Such a fun release.

  29. Those vintage ornaments are exquisite!

  30. WOW! Your hourglass card is just beautiful.

  31. Your cards are gorgeous Keeway! Becky is a creative genius with her designs, and her design team always comes through with gorgeous inspiration. ♥

  32. As always, beautiful work. That hourglass card is stunning.

  33. You are a brave woman using black soot in your sky, lovely results! Beautiful card!

  34. I love the use of the stripe background here! And I like seeing the ornaments “out of the box” to show more options. Thank you for that.

  35. Love the city scape in the hourglass!! Beautiful cards with so much inspiration!

  36. Beautiful Christmas cards! Love the hourglass shaker card.

  37. The details in your card designs are beautiful ! Both the Hourglass & Curio Designs are so unique, but classic and fun

  38. The city scene in the hourglass is incredible. Love the green background.

  39. I absolutely love your hourglass design. I also grew up in a big city with makeshift skating rinks and lovely cityscape backgrounds. Both cards are wonderful!

  40. Fabulous! I absolutely love the colors you used for the city card!

  41. So fun and beautiful!!!

  42. Just delightful! Love those sweet little ornaments!

  43. Beautiful!

  44. So cute. Love your color choices

  45. Lovely!

  46. What a beautiful set of cards!

  47. I love both your cards! The background you created for the hourglass is just lovely!

  48. Love the details and the hourglass! Love the cute ornaments! Love it all!

  49. The hour glass is awesome, so unique and like no other! Love the ornaments too, I can see where these would be fun!!

  50. Love all the tiny details you brought into your cards, particularly the little city scene.

  51. Stunning cards! You’d pay $20 for each in a retail store!!

  52. LOVE these bright, beautiful cards! Every little detail is amazing!

  53. Love your Christmas in the city! It is amazing with the tall tree taking center state. Thanks for sharing with us.

  54. Your Hourglass card is stunning! Love the colors and the nighttime feel.

  55. Oooh Keeway, I love your beautiful hourglass! The colors and pretty cityscape turned out gorgeous! And I love and appreciate the different way you used the ornaments. I always look forward to your cards and that of the whole Greetery design team.

  56. Such sweet Christmas cards, perfect details added to each card.

  57. Such beautiful projects! I adore the hourglass “scene” you created.

  58. Gorgeous cards ! Love this collection !

  59. Stunning creations…nostalgic but with a modern twist..

  60. My goodness! These are gorgeous!! I love your colors. Thank you for sharing,

  61. Beautiful cards! I love all the little details!

  62. What beautiful cards, thanks for the inspiration.

  63. These are awesome!

  64. Oh MY! I am in deep trouble. These are so beautiful!

  65. Both cards are so pretty as always. Love your use of colors…they really pop.

  66. Keeway, both of your Christmas cards are so sweet and beautiful inspiration! Great coloring and pretty design ideas!

  67. Super pretty! I love that ink blended combo on your backgrounds 🙂

  68. Beautiful projects! Love seeing the ornaments in a different design!

  69. Love your cards! The hour glass scene looks like something out of a movie. So magical. The ornaments remind me of the glass ornaments that hung on our tree when I was little.

  70. Such beautiful cards, i especially like the hourglass!

  71. Great cards! The hour glass card is so beautiful.

  72. So gorgeous! You do amazing work.

  73. I am in love with the vintage ornaments! Love all these outstanding products. Beautiful cards!

  74. AMAZING cards! I think the one with the tree looks like Times Square with the big Christmas tree!! Just so festive and lovely

  75. Amazing cards.

  76. Love all the details!

  77. Gorgeous cards! So much detail!

  78. I love everything in this release. The vintage feel of the ornaments and the hourglass are amazing. Beautiful cards.

  79. Can’t get enough of that hourglass! So unique!

  80. Beautiful!! I love that hour glass.

  81. I have never seen any die like that hourglass before. Talk about perfect for shakers.

  82. Beautiful cards, Keeway! Love the colors in your hourglass!

  83. Your cards are always absolutely stunning! Those ornaments remind me of the ones that hung on the tree when I was a child. Cherished memories! I love the Hour Glass card in the gold. Beautiful!

  84. Your hourglass shaker card is absolutely lovely!

  85. Christmas Time in the City is so wonderful and makes a beautiful shaker card! I also love the ornaments from the Curio set. Nice job!

  86. So festive and fun!

  87. Love your projects today Keeway. Betsy has done it again.

  88. Loving the versatile city scene stamps and dies. Could be used so many different ways!

  89. Beautiful cards and a beautiful holiday release. Can’t wait to make my next order.

  90. Your projects are fantastic! The ornaments and city scene are so fun.

  91. Love how you made the ornaments so vintage, along with the background shading. ❤️

  92. Your beautiful, “classic” Christmas cards are wonderful. I especially love the Hourglass Frame die — so unique!

  93. Simply stunning! Love the shaker design with the hourglass

  94. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  95. Love them! Beautiful cards, excited for the release!

  96. Beautiful! Love the hour glass!

  97. What a beautiful set of cards, the hourglass one is outstanding! TFS

  98. I love your Christmas in the city hourglass card—very beautiful!

  99. I just adore the hourglass, I think it’s genius. Christmas in the city is my way, I remember working in downtown Chicago and all the excitement of the big tree being lit up.

  100. Beautiful cards, Keeway. What a fabulous release!

  101. I love both cards, but especially your blended sky in the city hourglass–so pretty!

  102. Magical is right, Keeway! Your city scene is spot on, and your detailed ornaments on your ink-blended background really pop.

  103. I really like the use of the city behind the tree. Great showcase of the set!

  104. TOTALLY FUN, Keeway! I DO LOVE those Vintage Ornaments! ;)<3

  105. Your hourglass shaker is magical!

  106. Beautiful cards, love how you embellished the ornaments!

  107. That hour glass is amazing!! Yet I like everything I view here – TFS and for the hop!

  108. To say I love the hourglass & the sweet scene you’ve put into it is an understatement! This is a truly amazing release.

  109. Wow, so many beautiful card designs!

  110. Great release and superb card designs.

  111. I love this release. Wonderful creations by the design team!

  112. I’m new to card making and glad I found this company. There are many wonderful designs with this release.

  113. Just love those ornaments!

  114. Beautiful cards today. This release is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

  115. Your little scene in the hourglass is so magical!

  116. I LOVE the hourglass! Aww who am I kidding I love it all. My husband’s going to kill me 😳

  117. I just can’t wait until Thursday. Thank you for your inspirational card making and use of the new products!

  118. I am SO excited about this release!

  119. JUST GORGEOUS Hourglass and I LOVE the ornaments! JUST STUNNING!

  120. As a long time ornament collector I’m enthralled with the small ornament set! Beautiful card inspiration.

  121. Such lovely cards!!!

  122. Wow, what fun cards! Love them.

  123. I am so in love with the hour glass die set! Such a unique die set! Love the scene!

  124. the hour glass is so pretty and love your ornaments!

  125. Oh wowzer…cannot wait!

  126. Such a cute shaped shaker card. Love the scene you created inside!

  127. Pretty ornaments and wonderful city scene.

  128. So beautiful! Love the shaker!

  129. I love the Christmas ornament card!

  130. Beautiful way to capture that city!

  131. So beautiful Keeway.

  132. I especially like your hourglass card – perfection!

  133. So beautiful!

  134. Gorgeous cards, Keeway!

  135. The ink blending is superb!

  136. So beautiful!

  137. Love the scene in the hourglass, and the ornaments are just fantastic! Gorgeous cards!

  138. This release and your cards are amazing!

  139. Beautiful. I love the color palette you chose for both of your creations.

  140. Wow wow wow your cards are just amazing. You always blow my mind with your talent and your creativity

  141. So pretty. Love the unique hourglass sample

  142. These cards are so fabulous, I love the colour scheme, so magical for Christmas in the city!

  143. Your cards are stunning! I love the hour glass card with all the beautiful details that bring it to life! Thanks so much for sharing. Stay safe! 🙂

  144. I love the hour glass dies and what you did with them. Who would have thought of an hour glass for a card? Ingenious!

  145. Wow, I am so impressed with everything you made with this incredible new set. Honestly one of the most creative I’ve seen in awhile!!! AMAZING!

  146. Wow! I’m a country girl at heart but the hourglass city scene is wonderful!

  147. Gorgeous winter foliage – I love anything with berries!

  148. Your cards are just gorgeous! Love the hourglass one!

  149. Your projects are simply exquisite. I love the hourglass.

  150. So much lovely to see! I enjoy your colors.

  151. Lovely projects!

  152. SWOON!! LOVING the NEW Products and the way that you’ve used them today for your Projects!! I LOVE Shakers and that NEW Curio Set is just AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  153. Lovely projects.

  154. I think the hourglass scenes are just magical. Love how you showcased the ornaments too.

  155. Oh my what a great release! Absolutely love your Christmas Time card!!! How fun and cute is that!!! And am super fan of retro glass ornaments too! Beautiful Cards!!!

  156. lovely! your city scene inside the hourglass evokes the hustle and bustle of and urban holiday. wonderful!

  157. Wonderful cards! The hour glass set is definitely on my wish list!!!

  158. Such beautiful cards!!

  159. Oh how I love this new Christmas time set! And I love the tall Christmas tree that you put in the center of yours.

  160. I love all the details in your hourglass card. So beautiful!

  161. Absolutely love these! Amazed and inspired!

  162. I love how you used both of these sets to make wonderful holiday cards. Your hour glass card reminds me of our town tree lighting ceremony. Your creations have helped put me in the holiday mood!

  163. Beautiful cards. Especially love the hourglass one!

  164. Your card is sweet and nostalgic.

  165. What beautiful cards! I especially like your Hourglass card!