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The Greetery Launch Week Day 4: Katie’s Cuties Panda and BotaniCuts Bamboo

Welcome back to Day 4 of The Greetery Launch Week! It turns out Betsy’s talent runs in the family! Today’s products were originally designed by her daughter Katie and transformed into products by Betsy. Check out her original sketch here. How cool is that? I’m very excited to see what else she comes up with, but for now let’s focus on the first in the series, Katie’s Cuties: Panda and a fun die set called BotaniCuts Bamboo die that is perfect to pair with this panda!

I stamped the panda image in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored him in with copic markers. I love a soft palette so I went for some light warm grays. I then die cut the image out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut the bamboo stems using the BotaniCuts Bamboo die out of Neenah Desert Storm card stock, and the leaves out of Spring Moss card stock that was further enhanced with some copic coloring. The leaves were glued to the stems.

Behind it I went with a simple ink blended background using Bundled Sage and Antique Linen distress oxide inks. I die cut it and framed it off using some simple die cut rectangle frames, backed with a neutral toned pattern paper.

The sentiment is from the Katie’s Cuties Panda stamp set and heat embossed in white onto Spring Moss card stock. I die cut a fishtail banner and added it above the panda with foam tape.

Tomorrow is release day! All products introduced this week will be available at The Greetery Shop at 10am ET on Friday, April 26th.

For those that have been commenting for a chance to win the $50 gift cards, be sure to also check The Greetery Blog tomorrow to see if you are one of the winners! Winners are posted at 7am ET on Friday, April 26th.

It was such a pleasure to be sharing projects from the first of many The Greetery collections and hope it was an exciting this week for you as it was for me. I hope you have fun shopping and playing with the new products. Look forward to seeing your projects on social media and use the hashtag #thegreetery so that we can spot ya. Have a fabulous day!


  1. I love this cute panda!

  2. Adorable card. Love, love, love Antique Linen with Bundled Sage. I will have to try that conbo.

  3. I like the softness of your color choices! So pretty.

  4. Love the muted colors you used. Will definitely be using the Linen & Sage combo. That panda will be getting used a LOT. So cute!

  5. So cute!!

  6. Very fun card with the panda. Love the soft colors.

  7. Oh, Keeway your card is so pretty against the neutral patterned paper and delicate colors. It has been a pleasure to “see” you this week.

  8. So cute! Love the soft color scheme.

  9. So cute! I love the softer colors on your Panda, and as always, your beautiful watercolor backgrounds!

  10. What a fantastic card. Love the soft colors.

  11. Love that bamboo die, I have never seen bamboo in so many looks and I’m loving the variety!

  12. Love this card, and the background is perfect!

  13. What a cute card!

  14. Gorgeous! So soft and pretty!

  15. Lovely card…cute too!

  16. You did a beautiful work with this adorable panda set.

  17. Your background is perfect and I love the bamboo cut out of Desert Storm cardstock!

  18. Such cuteness!

  19. Cute card! Love this set.

  20. Love what you created.

  21. So adorably cute! TFS

  22. Wow, I love the softer colors you used for this card! Your coloring and BG’s are always so pretty!

  23. Love your cozy card, Keeway!

  24. Such a cute panda and I love the colors you chose to color this card. So soft and so pretty.

  25. Your card is all about the details – all the way to the blush on the panda cheeks! So darn cute, love your card! Love the background with splatters and the colors on the bamboo trees and leaves – your card came together beautifully!

  26. Sweet, sweet card, Keeway! Your talent shines here!

  27. Sweet card. I love the adorable panda and the sentiment is perfect. I have four grandchildren and can see so many possibilities with this set.

  28. Love the sweet panda! You did a great job with the background.

  29. Love your sweet card today.

  30. Hi Keeway! THX for posting the original sketch of Katie’s. So cute! And I love how you gave life and extra details to your card. Including the bamboo. Been awesome seeing you again! ❤️

  31. I love the soft grays instead of the traditional blacks and this card is totally cute with that color palette. Great job!

  32. Love your color palette!

  33. So soft and pretty!

  34. I love Katie’s new bear!

  35. THANK YOU KEEWAY, for showing us Katie’s original drawing! I hadn’t seen it before. AMAZING!!!! I’m SURE Katie is OVER THE MOON HAPPY today! 😉 Your card is ADORABLE!!! LOVE the designer paper you’ve used, & the colors you’ve used to feature this CUTE little guy! SO FUN & ADORABLE!!!!!!!!! 😉 INKY HUGS! <3

  36. Oh my goodness! I love this panda set so much and the card you made is adorable!!!

  37. Such a soft & sweet card!! Adorable!!

  38. OMG, Katie’s sketch is so cute, thanks for sharing! I love the card you created with this set, the color combo is so pretty, very calming.

  39. How cute! I love his little pink cheeks 🙂

  40. Such a cute card! Love how you used warm greys rather than black.

  41. I love your soft coloring of this adorable panda.

  42. Love the soft colors of your card. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Love your bamboo and beautiful leaves. Darling card!

  44. Awesome project with these adorable stamps and dies. Great job, Keeway, it’s been a fabulous week!

  45. I love your softer take on the cute Panda!

  46. Oh Keeway, your card today might be my favorite. Like the soft colors!

  47. Very cute! Your background works beautifully with the little guy!

  48. This panda is so adorable and the bamboo is just makes an amazing backdrop for him or standalone for so many options. LOVE it!!

  49. Really, really cute!

  50. Always enjoy seeing your creations. Adorable little guy. Anyone would want to receive a card like this!

  51. I love it, its divine. The background is perfect for that panda.

  52. Aww such a soft adorable card!! Love the cute panda and the fun sentiment 🙂

  53. Love the sample you have shown. The colors are so pretty.

  54. I adore your colorful background showing off the cute panda and bamboo.

  55. The panda is so cute! Love the soft colors you used in your card.

  56. This card is adorable. I love everything about it from the colors to the pattern paper, to the cute little Panda. Thank you so much for sharing. I cannot wait for this release!

  57. Your panda looks great on that wonderful green/ antique linen ink blended background. Add the patterned paper and you have one great card!

  58. Awesome card! For sure I will be casing that BAMBOO! Love the look – Thanks!

  59. Super cute card to showcase these adorable stamps and dies!

  60. Charming card! I love the colors you used and the awesome bamboo dies! The Panda is just adorable!

  61. Love the shading in the background.
    Gives an outdoors-in-the-forest
    feel behind the bamboo and
    panda. Great card.
    thanks for sharing

  62. Such a cute card. Thanks for your inspiration!

  63. WOW… your card is so pretty and adorable. Love the color combo you used and both the ink-blended and patterned backgrounds. The splash of pink in the panda’s cheeks is just perfect!

  64. Okay, yes…you’ve sold me on the utterly adorable panda arriving with Betsy’s first release. Happy you are part of the Greetery DT!

  65. I love the soft palette you chose, Keeway! And the panda is so cute, thanks for the link to the original sketch!!

  66. I love the softness of your card today! It’s perfect for that little panda!

  67. Adorable card! I love this panda!

  68. Another great card; I love the soft background you created for the adorable panda!

  69. Love your coloring & this layout – Thanks for sharing!

  70. This panda is just too cute!

  71. What a cute and warm card. Love the color you chose to color that cute little panda!

  72. Absolutely fabulous, Keeway! Love the soft colors, the sponged background, the cute panda against the elegant bamboo, and…everything! Guess I should just say I love your card!

  73. Love everything about this card.

  74. Such an adorable card! Thanks for the inspiration.

  75. Very nice examples.

  76. Such wonderful products!! Looking forward to the release tomorrow!

  77. So this is how to use gray cardstock!? I wouldn’t have thought of it, and it is fantastic against the green. Love your style!

  78. I like the soft colors used on your card.

  79. Soft colors, patterned paper and a fabulous design…. Can’t get any better!

  80. Keeway, your muted color scheme created a darling scene framed perfectly. It’s been an awesome week and made me so happy to see you gals so supportive of Betsy’s new venture.

  81. So super cute!!

  82. Cute.

  83. Your card is just darling! Love the palette you have used. I’m waiting with excitement for tomorrow as I’m sure everyone else is!

  84. Lovely, Keeway! The soft colors make the perfect background for Katie’s cute panda. Your card design is so nice! 💗

  85. I love the card and the color palette you used! So soft and beautiful!

  86. I love the softness of this card, I can almost imagine the warm sunlight in the background!

  87. Love the muted colours you chose, Keeway.

  88. Your background looks so wonderful. I like how you blended it so seamlessly

  89. I love your card!

  90. The sort of olive to lime greens are great. And you shaded each leaf as if it were real. Great job.

  91. Cute card! I love the subtle, natural colors you used! Great background!

  92. Adorable card! Love it and love your soft colors!

  93. Wow, such a perfect yellow-green background. Your. Log is new to me, I’ll certainly be checking in on a regular basis.

  94. Lovely design on this card and such a sweet palette.

  95. Such creativity!

  96. Love the background of your card.

  97. Wow, very nice

  98. Beautiful cards – I love the dimension of the bamboo leaves!

  99. I love the soft neutral shades you chose for this card!

  100. The soft watercoloring and inking lends a beautiful look to these sweet little pandas!

  101. I just LOVE the pandas. Just a darling card!!!

  102. wow what a stunning beautiful card! Love the soft speckles!

  103. Your color choices are great, Keeway! Makes me feel like I’m at a spa! Perfect to go with Katie’s cute panda!

  104. Just love your take on the panda set, Keeway! The colors are SO soft!

  105. Love your bamboo colors!

  106. So cute

  107. Love the soft color palette you used on this oh so sweet card.

  108. Love your soft colors!

  109. Adorable card!

  110. So cute!

  111. Love how the colors look! Cute card

  112. Love how cute the
    Panda looks with
    the bamboo stalks!
    Carla from Utah

  113. Pandatastic, indeed!! Love the realistic bamboo look and am totally smitten with this cutie-pie!

  114. I love the background paired with the bamboo! Great colors!

  115. I just love how softly you colored that panda! So sweet!

  116. Cute panda scene. I like the soft colors.

  117. Adorable card. Love the colors you used.

  118. Cute card, nice background coloring.

  119. Love your soft coloring touch to the bamboo. It really makes the bamboo look realistic!

  120. Great color combination! Love your card!

  121. Oh, my goodness!! Such a sweet card–love your color choices!

  122. What a sweet card. I like the soft colors scheme.

  123. I love the softness of this card with the adorable Panda!

  124. This is super sweet card!