The Greetery

The Greetery Launch Week Day 1: Hand in Hand and Fir & Foliage

Hey there friends! If you’ve been following along the ride throughout sneak peeks with The Greetery through their blog, social media, or any other outlet, then you’re just excited as I am about this week! But for friends that are just tuning in, let me just quickly catch you up to speed. After years of designing products for stamping and cardmaking, my friend Betsy Veldman has ventured out to start her own company, The Greetery. She is incredibly talented and someone that continues to surprise me with her innovative designs time after time! If you’re interested in reading about her story, definitely check out this post.

It’s launch week, four days of inspirations, products reveals, prizes and on the fifth day the official launch! Today we’re taking a closer look of two collections: Hand in Hand and Fir & Foliage No. 1. Hand in Hand is a stamp and coordinating die combo with these sweet line images that you can color however you want. My go-to coloring medium is copic markers, so it was the first thing I had to try! I stamped the images in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored them with copic markers, then die cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I am totally obsessed with the Fir & Foliage No. 1 collection. I used the Fir & Foliage No. 1 stencils to create the tree on the left, ink blended with distress oxides. There are three layers of stencils for this tree.

I stamped the sentiments from the set in the top right and bottom left corners. I added some ground with kraft card stock and adhered the images right on it with foam tape.

For my next card, I used the stamped tree images from the Fir & Foilage No. 1 collection. I was so inspired by Betsy’s sneaks that I wanted to create a scene of cherry blossom trees as they were also in season and blooming! The cherry blossoms were stamped in Altenew dye inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, and Sand Dunes. I then used the coordinating dies to die cut out the trees.

The scene was created with the Pathway stencil and blended with distress oxides. I created a purplish sky to coordinate with my cherry blossom trees. The little girl and dog from Hand in Hand were stamped and colored with copic markers, then die cut. I added her on the path and the trees along the path with foam tape. Isn’t the scene so sweet? I thought this card would be great for someone who adopted a new pet!

Thanks for coming by today, and hope you’ll join me tomorrow as I share more projects with The Greetery’s first release! Be sure to stop by The Greetery blog and other fabulous guests below for more inspiration!


  1. So pretty! I love the tree and the path. Lovely coloring!

  2. Love how the cherry blossoms on the trees turned out. Great cards.

  3. Both of your cards are beautiful! The colors really make every thing come alive.

  4. Beautiful cards, Keeway! I love the little girl in her sweet pink world!

  5. Lovely work! Both cards are simply gorgeous! Can’t wait to see more!

  6. I love your cards! I am very excited about the Greetery as well!

  7. How lovely, Keeway! I’m excited to see all the release posts this week.

  8. your pink trees are total eye candy!

  9. Oh those pink trees-so pretty! Great cards, love everything about them.

  10. Stunning cards! Love the little girl with the pet. The little girl’s coat is amazing.

  11. Beautiful colors and layouts! Cant wait to try out these sets! TFS

  12. I absolutely love your color choices for the trees on the card with the little girl!!!

  13. I am so happy to see someone feature this set with copics. The watercolor is nice, I am just unsure if my talent! Lol. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Both cards are fabulous! I love the colors of the trees.

  14. Your cards are so cute, I love the colors you’ve used! And those trees are stunning!

  15. Betsy’s stamps were made for color and you are a master! These cards are delightful!!

  16. Beautiful cards for a beautiful new company’s release! Betsy is about to take the crafty world by storm! 🙂

  17. Hi Keeway, I really do like the colours you used for the images. Pink trees get me every time.

  18. Love all the details on your cards! I especially love the cherry blossom trees and the little girl’s coat! So creative!

  19. So pretty. I love your gray pathway with your cherry blossom trees. Both cards are great.

  20. I love your style and what you did with the girl walking the dog. It has a fantastical feel and as if walking in a story!

  21. Keeway, I have followed you for awhile with another company but so glad you have paired up with Betsy. You have a great talent and love how you used the colors to make the trees. Your Hand in Hand cards are amazing. LOVE the clothes on the little girl. So excited to see whats next.

  22. I’ve always admired your coloring so am so happy to see you showcasing some of Betsy’s marvelous new products. Both projects turned out beautifully.

  23. This new release is fabulous and your cards are so pretty! Love all of the cards shown in this hop today!

  24. Your cards are gorgeous as always. So glad Betsy asked you to join her in this release!

  25. Fun to see the Copic coloring on the images. Your cards are lovely!

  26. Beautiful cards, Keeway! Love that little girl and her dog…so sweet.

  27. Beautiful samples. So happy for Betsy!

  28. Both cards are beautiful! Like you I absolutely love the trees she’s releasing and your pink blooming trees are gorgeous!

  29. Love your cards, the new Fir & Foliage #1 is gorgeous and you did it proud! Can’t wait to see #2, etc.

  30. Fantastic cards showcasing Betsy’s new line of stamps. These are all amazing and wonderfully colored!

  31. Love your cherry blossom card. It’s a perfect match for Betsy’s stamps, giving such a Spring feel.

  32. This is a really pretty card and I think it would be great for any little girl that walked her dog. I have a granddaughter that looks about the age of this one, with long hair, and she often walks the dog with me. We end up talking about anything and everything and I treasure those moments with her. I can’t wait to get these products and will produce a card similar to give to her telling her how much she and our walks, mean to me.

  33. Those pink trees are amazing. Your cards are amazing.

  34. Ooh, love those trees in pink. Just had this little feeling you were going to be one of the guest designers!

  35. I love the pretty pink trees. They seem so real.

  36. Great cards and I love the pink trees, reminds me Spring is really here.

  37. Love your cards! So cute the way you added pattern to the little girl’s jacket, because of course little girl love clothes like that! Your color combos for the stone path, blooming trees and sky are very stunning! Thanks for the inspiration, can’t wait to play with these sets!

  38. Lovely cards and so nice to see everyone supporting Betsy’s new venture!

  39. Beautiful cards! Love that sweet little girl walking down the flowering tree lane.

  40. Beautiful pink trees! So gorgeous!

  41. Beautiful cards. The first one would make a great anniversary card. The second one is so pretty with the pinks; love what you did with the girls dress.

  42. Love these! Those trees work so well as cherry blossoms!

  43. Wow! I love the pink trees. Beautiful cards!

  44. Two beautiful cards! I love that both include a puppy — and that cobblestone walkway is so cool!

  45. Wow your cards are stunning! The colors you chose are so beautiful, love the pink trees! So beautiful done, with the copic markers!

  46. Keeway, when I saw your name in the list of guests, I was excited! I LOVE your work whenever I see it! You have not disappointed! BEAUTIFUL WORK! LOVE the Cherry Blossom Trees & your Copic coloring! I also LOVE your first card & the sentiment you used! THAT SENTIMENT says SO MUCH, & is one I will want to get! BLESSINGS!!!!!!! 😉 <3

  47. Keeway, love your pretty samples! Thanks for sharing as part of Besty’s new release.

  48. Just beautiful coloring, designs, and stamps. Love those trees! So wonderful to see you gals together for this new release! Thank you for the inspiration!

  49. Wow!! Both of your cards are amazing! I love how the color pops!

  50. Love your cards and especially love the pink trees!

  51. Keeway, your coloring skills and Betsy’s stamps are a match made in heaven. LOVE the gorgeous cards, especially those cherry blossoms.

  52. Like the colors you’ve used. Gives me lots of idea’s when I get my stamps

  53. Wow! I love both of your cards… just gorgeous!

  54. So gorgeous and so very beautifully done. Fabulous, Keeway!

  55. I LOVE the way you use color! Both cards are wonderful!

  56. Hi Keeway ! Long time my crafty friend, since we’ve been in touch. I’ve missed you! I was SO HAPPY that you were a part of Betsy’s 1st release!! I’m still pinching myself that she has her own company. I LOVE your cards, so full of beautiful colors, in classic Keeway style. Your 2nd card with the beautiful purple/ pinks is not only gorgeous but I think close to your heart, with the adopted pet. I look forward to a fabulous week. 💗😊

  57. Beautiful cards! What great products!!

  58. Beautiful, as always. Looking forward to seeing more creativeness working with Betsy V.

  59. Absolutely beautiful coloring!! These are the kinds of cards I would love to give and receive!

  60. Your cards are gorgeous, and I love the way you combined the different shapes and sentiments.

  61. Love the colors and scenes you’ve created on your cards The pattern on little girls jacket really adds to the beautiful coloring you’ve done with your copic markers.

  62. Cannot wait for Friday so I Can buy these trees!!! Love them.

  63. I just love the little dog in this set! Beautiful cards!

  64. Your samples are stunning! Especially love the flower design on the little girl’s coat.

  65. These are beautiful! I especially love your cherry blossom trees and the flowers on the girl’s dress – brilliant!

  66. Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing

  67. Your cards are SO beautiful!!! I love the cherry blossom trees!

  68. Perfect time of year for those PINK TREES! Just beautiful 🙂

  69. LOOOOOVE!!!!!
    Very well done!!!

  70. These are such amazing products. Beautiful cards.

  71. I absolutely adore the pink trees! So perfect.

  72. Keeway, your cards are beautiful! Love the colors. Simply gorgeous.

  73. Your cards are great – as always. Love the colors.

  74. You are so talented!

  75. I love what you created with Betsy’s sets.

  76. Stunning!

  77. I love your coloring and the sweet scene you created.

  78. Such lovely creations.

  79. I love the cherry blossoms – great idea!

  80. I love your cards and the color combinations you used! I want!!

  81. I love those pink trees! And your coloring, as always, is phenomenal!

  82. Love the colors.

  83. Keeway, your stenciled backgrounds are amazing! I love the little flower decorated dress as well. Such sweet details!

  84. Your cards are so beautiful. The pink trees are so pretty.

  85. Wow! I love your cards! Beautiful showcase of the new products, with your creativity and lovely choice of colors! 🙂

  86. I love that you made the trees cherry blossoms. So pretty!

  87. Love what’s you’ve done here. Anxious to see more.

  88. I like how you orientated the Hand in Hand card – really make the couple the focal image, even more so with the tree far into the background.

  89. Gorgeous cards! I am so excited for Betsy’s new company! All of the products look so gorgeous!

  90. Love the cherry blossom trees! Great colors.

  91. Just beautiful cards! So excited for Betsy’s first release.

  92. I have been admiring your work for a while now and so I am excited to see you were invited to showcase this first release. I love both of these sets (Hand in Hand, and Fir & Foliage). Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

  93. These are stunning! So excited for Betsy and us,crafters that she is opening her own shop!

  94. You are all so creative. I especially like the layered tree stencil and stamps.

  95. I love your cards!

  96. Love your sweet cards! This is an exciting event!

  97. I love that dog stamp! Great idea to use to make a card for someone who adopted a new pet dog.

  98. Beautiful cards! You really did a fantastic job showing off Betsy’s new designs. Looking forward to seeing more!

  99. Love that purple sky with the cherry blossoms, so pretty!

  100. Beautiful work! Live your attention to detail in the girls dress/raincoat!

  101. Beautiful cards. Love your pink trees.

  102. Two FABULOUS cards Keeway! Your coloring is just beautiful and you have definitely done Betsy proud with her new stamps and stencils! Can’t wait to see more!! :0)

  103. Love your take on Betsy’s new release. I really like the shadows you’ve added. It really makes your card pop.

  104. Really pretty cards with these fantastic new products!

  105. I love your cards! The pink trees are the best and are like the ones outside right now! Great stamp sets!

  106. Such beautiful projects! I can’t wait to see more!

  107. I love your cherry blossom tree, and how u used the stencil on the first card.

  108. Not sure my comment worked, so I’ll try again. I really love your cherry blossom tree idea and u pulled it off beautifully.

  109. Such beautiful cards. Love all the different designs using the same stamps and dies.

  110. Beautiful cards Keeway! Looking forward to seeing more.

  111. Love the colors on these pretty scenes.

  112. Love your coloring Keeway. So glad to see that you are a guest designer on Betsy’s blog.

  113. Oh I love your pink tree card! So pretty!

  114. I love that you added the dog to the family. Your coloring and cards are so pretty!

  115. Your coloring and shading are top notch

  116. Love the pink trees! What a great release this is going to be. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

  117. Your work is absolutely perfection.

  118. Lovely creations with these beautiful designs! Your coloring is amazing!

  119. I absolutely love both of your cards. They look simple, but sophisticated. I love the colors. I’m so glad to see you taking part in Betsy’s first release. I hope you continue to be part of more of them.

  120. Your cards are wonderful! I love the colors you chose and that you included the dog in both of them. Thanks for sharing.

  121. Fabulous cards, Keeway!

  122. Love your coloring, Keeway!! Beautiful cards! So happy you are a guest designer for Betsy’s first release!

  123. Your cards are stunning! Hoping that one day I’ll be able to master watercolor and pens like you! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

  124. So very pretty,, Love the colors and the layout!

  125. Lovely cards, Keeway!!

  126. Love the trees you created. Absolutely stunning. TFS.

  127. Beautiful! I love the copic coloring on these!

  128. I love your choice of colors.

  129. Your cards are so beautiful! I really like the pink trees that you created!

  130. Your pink trees!!!!!! I’m in love!!

  131. Beautiful!

  132. Gorgeous cards!! Lovely scenes with wonderful color!!

  133. Beautiful cards–love the colors!!!

  134. So cute. Nothing so sweet as a child with their dog.

  135. Beautiful inspiration with these fab new products. Your cards are just darling!

  136. I love your card with the pink trees! Beautiful.

  137. So sweet, I wish I could take a stroll along your cherry tree lined pathway!

  138. Love your cards! Your sense of color is wonderful!

  139. Fabulous cards, Keeway, and such realistic scenes! So glad to see you also helping Betsy introduce her new business and product designs.

  140. Beautiful cards! i love the pink trees, so pretty!

  141. Wow, gorgeous cards.

  142. I love your coloring skills and your cards are beautiful.

  143. Lovely as always. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  144. Wow! Your coloring blows me away. Love your card designs!

  145. Keeway, l love your work with Altenew. So glad to see you here!

  146. wonderful cards! i really like your coloring style.

  147. Just beautiful, Keeway! Your colorful cherry blossoms are the perfect way to celebrate the first Release at The Greetery. It warms my heart to see my favorite designers creating together again! Such an exciting week for all of us! 💗

  148. Love those pretty pink blooming trees and your switch with the couple walking together but not holding hands. It’s great to see other ways to use the stamp set. Lovely cards!

  149. These are so beautiful! Your colouring is amazing, and these scenes are just stunning.

  150. I wish release day would hurry up & get here! Your cards are amazing- I could stare at them all day!

  151. Gorgeous cards!

  152. Stunning artwork, Keeway! A nice way to introduce Betsy’s first release products. I wish Friday was here already and I need to check out the time differences, yikes!

  153. Amazing creative stamps! So fun to create a scene of family, and I love the dog!

  154. I just love these tree stencils and the scenes you created! Your coloring is so good and I love the pattern you created on the little girl’s jacket!

  155. Amazing! I love the scenes you created!

  156. I love your coloring! Simply beautiful. I love how you added the flowers to the little girls dress. Thank you so much for sharing!

  157. OMG! Beautiful cards. Love the design and the colors.

  158. So excited to see more.

  159. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors you used!

  160. WOW! Such pretty cards. The pink trees in the little girl card are amazing. I just love Spring! Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  161. These cards are fantastic. I love the scenes you created. Thanks for the inspiration.

  162. I LOVE this! Your pink blooming trees are gorgeous!

  163. I love the pink trees, but even more I love the addition of the dogs in your cards. What sweet, loving scenes…

  164. Love these!! Love how you colored everything!

  165. Wow, wow, wow! I love the colors you’ve created for these projects; they really captured my attention. Everything in this release is looking like a must-have 😉 Thank you for sharing.

  166. You have captured spring in a card! So lovely!

  167. Gorgeous inking on
    both cards! Loving
    the trees and pathway.
    Carla from Utah

  168. Who wouldn’t want to receive such adorable cards?!? I love that Betsy included a dog in this set.

  169. Pink trees!! They are so realistic and gorgeous! Love your cards!

  170. Your cards are so pretty! I just love the colors of the layered trees and your coloring is perfect. Beautiful, beautiful inspiration here!!

  171. Simply stunning!

  172. Sophisticated adult stamps—just gorgeous. Please take my money—I’m already a big fan!

  173. I’ve been a Keyway fan for quite a while so I’m especially delighted to see you here for the launch of The Greetery! Beautiful projects using beautiful products.

  174. Amazing cards! Love the new stencils and the new Greetery company!

  175. Absolutely stunning!

  176. Beautiful cards. I just know you had a lot of fun creating them… the layout of the scenes and your coloring details are awesome. TFS your inspirational projects.

  177. I love love love these people stamps. Such awesome cards.

  178. I am o happy to see you in this inaugural release. Your work as always is beautiful and inspirational.

  179. Darling cards, Keeway! Love your coloring and colors!

  180. So great to see you showcase Betsy’s new designs! Both cards are so beautiful, but those pink trees and the little girl’s dress are amazing.

  181. I love the addition of the dog! What a fun set!

  182. Just stunning visuals and coloring that I hope I can achieve. Im always too heavy-hande w my watercolors. Love these images and your layouts. Tfs

  183. Beautiful cards! Gorgeous coloring!

  184. Fantastic cards.
    Love the family in stamps and
    dies – something i’ve wanted
    for a long time. thanks for

  185. Fabulous cards! The pink trees are cute.

  186. I like how you gave dimension to your tree on the card.

  187. Love how different you made each card look….just stunning!

  188. Oh, that girl with her pup walking on the meandering pathway has stolen my heart!!

  189. Gorgeous cards! Your coloring and ink blending are fabulous! You did a great job with these new products!