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The Greetery June Release: Simple Things Are The Best Things

Happy Monday ya’ll! I’m so, so excited to start sharing my projects for The Greetery June Release. I’m not great at keeping secrets and oh man, was this one was a toughy! I have two projects to share today, and if I had more time, I would have made so much more because these stamps are so inspiring to create with.

This first card showcases the Summer Sketches set which is an incredibly versatile set for various creative styles. It has outlines for coloring or layers for stamping, or combined for a beautiful “sketchy” look. Since I use copic markers so much, I thought I’d share with you a copic colored example!

I die cut the shapes first, then stamped the images in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold. Remember that these lines are sketchy, which means be free with your coloring and it’s okay to color outside the lines. Follow the direction of the flower or petal and you’re good to go.

These flowers are gorgeous and with double of them stacked to make an elongated bouquet, I wanted a very simple and clean white background. But for interest, I did use a wave texture die to add some stitching pattern in the background. I heat embossed the sentiment ‘Happy Birthday’ from the new Sentiment Suite set vertically in the bottom right corner in gold.

The florals were assembled in layers, some directly onto the background and some with foam tape. I then completed it by adding some final embellishments with Nuvo Mustard Gold Crystal Drops. The shine in the light is glorious!

My next card uses the new set Simple Things which features layered images of various eucalyptus stems. Although eucalyptus are often times identified as fillers in a bouquet, they are definitely the star of this one! You’ll also spot a small stem of small flowers from Fleur Impressions as well as a beautiful mason jar from the Just Mason Around set that will be revealed in more detail tomorrow.

My images were stamped in the following colors:

They were then die cut with their matching dies. I like to assemble my flowers with some washi taped behind it before I start to use adhesive to glue them down. Once that was done, I was ready to set it aside and work on the background.

The background was ink blended with Tattered Rose and Coral Bliss, the same colors I used on the little flowers. I then stamped the sentiment from the Simple Things set in the bottom right corner. I did do a little masking to get the words ‘simple things’ in two separate lines. Then, this background panel was die cut with an A2 sized stitched die.

I added my bouquet to the card last and used my paper trimmer to cut off any stems off the edges. I’m still in awe at how realistic that mason jar looks!

Well, that may be it for me today, but there’s so much more to share with you for the rest of the week. Be sure to stop by The Greetery blog and other fabulous designersbelow for more inspiration!

Kay Miller  ●  Dawn McVey ● Lizzie Jones
Keeway Tsao ● Wanda Guess ●  Laurie Willison


You’ll find the supplies used in today’s project listed below. The Greetery June Release products will be availble on Friday, June 21st. Click on the picture or shop icon to be taken directly to the product page. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!


  1. Wow! These are gorgeous! Love them both!

  2. Love the colors and layouts of both cards! Beautiful!

  3. Both cards are just lovely!

  4. Gorgeous cards! I’m really excited about getting these two sets. I really love what you did with them.

  5. So pretty! Your bouquet is especially fresh and summery!

  6. Pretty cards!

  7. Wow! So pretty. Love the gold embossing.

  8. Love the beautiful bouquet! So fresh and summery. Summer Sketches are perfect.

  9. SERIOUSLY PRETTY cards! Your colors are perfection and now you’ve got me anxiously awaiting tomorrow’s stamp set with the mason jar!

  10. Love both of these cards. These sets are beautiful. Can’t wait to see more!

  11. Both cards are just so soft and feminine and lovely. Cheers.

  12. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing details with your colors.

  13. Wow! These are lovely! I’m guessing the Mason Jar will be later this week as I remember from the sneak peeks! Lovely cards and the colors are simply gorgeous!

  14. Both cards are so pretty! Lovin’ the mason jar – can’t wait to see that set!

  15. I love both cards but the mason jar card is my favorite. Such a gorgeous blue!

  16. I am so glad you used Copics on the first card-it really shows the versatility of this set! Fabulous cards.

  17. Very pretty cards! Loving these new products from Betsy!

  18. Just stunningly beautiful love your cards

  19. Two beautiful cards … beautifully colors used with your Copics and the Mason Jar card is so very pretty ! Thank you for the inspiration and showing how versatile these sets are by using different mediums!

  20. Your pretty mason jar bouquet “looks” effortless, amazing color!! Impressed by the light colors you achieved with copics as well, didn’t know this was possible Keeway!

  21. Gorgeous cards! Love the gold embossing. Stunning!

  22. Keeway you have used such different colouring techniques yet both your cards are so beautiful! Love your color combinations! Crafty hugs from Australia x

  23. I really like how you mixed the eucalyptus with the flowers in your jar – the colors are so beautiful and soft yet the gold outline and bright yellow spots shout HELLO to the recipient. It is special.

  24. Wonderful, just wonderful! Love them all but especially showing some flowers from the Fleur Impressions set. OF course mason jar just stunning!

  25. WOW! Such gorgeous cards! Loving that mason jar!

  26. Beautiful designs and cards! They’re fresh and inviting .

  27. Absoutley beautiful!

  28. That’s it! Everything I stamp is going to be gold embossed! I am sooo loving this new trend even though embossing has been around forever. I have mason jar stamps. I NEED this one even more. Thank you for your lovely designs.

  29. Absolutely beautiful.

  30. Simply gorgeous! I love the combination of such stunning ink blending with Betsey’s lovely flowers!

  31. Love your designs! The gold embossing and use of the texture die made the beautiful flowers even more lovely.

  32. Gorgeous, for sure and You’re Right… That Mason Jar looks totally real. Your cards NEVER disappoint! Thanks!

  33. Absolutely stunning!! I will be buying these stamps!

  34. Hi Keeway! What a gorgeous, gorgeous post! The gold embossing totally added sheer elegance to your floral sketch. And I ❤️ the mason jar bouquet! I’m so happy to “see “ you again, what a treat!

  35. So very pretty. I love the background you created on your second card. Have a great day.

  36. Gorgeous!!

  37. Such gorgeous cards! Really like the jar with the eucalyptus and florals.

  38. These are absolutely stunning!

  39. Beautiful cards! Love the soft colors that you used on these beautiful images.

  40. Oh wow!! I love your cards. I’m loving the embossing and the colors you used. The mason jar is so pretty too.

  41. Beautiful cards! Betsy’s new release is starting out with a bang!

  42. Beautiful cards! Love them both.

  43. Love the beautiful bouquet in a jar!

  44. Love your cards and your color choices. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Gorgeous card designs!

  46. What pretty cards! Love both of these!

  47. Definitely need to CASE that Summer Sketches card – the gold embossing really pops out. Thanks for the great ideas on colors too.

  48. Keeway, your first card is SO DELICATE, ELEGANT & JUST GORGEOUS! AND NOW, you have me chomping-at-the-bit for TOMORROW’S SHOWING of this release! LOL LOVE the ball jar!!! I am LOVING how Betsy is coming out with these GORGEOUS FLORALS, AND WONDERFUL containers for them too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eeeek! I am SO HAPPY for her listening, or knowing where our hearts are in stamping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!! 😉 INKY HUGS, Keeway for a SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)<3

  49. Stunning cards. I love that wave die used in the background.

  50. Wow! such beautiful soft colors on your cards. Love them!

  51. Two gorgeous designs – love the touches of gold and beautiful colors!

  52. BEAUTIFUL! I love your cards today, especially the first one! I love the subtle background and the soft colors!

  53. You do gorgeous work. These cards are so beautiful in every way!

  54. Oh, your cards are gorgeous! I stared and stared at them to capture all of the sweet goodness you included in your lovely designs.

  55. Lovely cards with these gorgeous floral images! Love the jar too! Such pretty colors and details!

  56. Stunning cards!

  57. Pretty, colorful bouquets – your cards are lovely.

  58. Oh my so lovely, like the soft coloring with the gold embossing and the jar full of pretty cuttings is so sweet!

  59. Beautiful start to this second release! I love the wide array of possible uses for Summer Sketches!!! And Simple Things will be a great addition to all of the floral sets I’ve collected over the years. The mason jar card is just lovely! Thank you for inspiring us, Keeway!

  60. Keeway – these are just gorgeous. You’ve outdone yourself!

  61. Beautiful cards!

  62. Wow~I love the gold embossing which adds a formal touch to these sketchy florals!

  63. My favorite of these two cards is the mason jar one, but the colors of both are just really pretty!

  64. Both cards are fresh and lovely!

  65. I like the soft and pretty colors, the backgrounds and the jar.

  66. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

  67. Gorgeous cards. My favorite is the first one — so delicate and elegant. I love the Summer Sketches set.

  68. These are beautiful! Can’t wait for tomorrow to see the rest of the Mason Jar set!

  69. Beautiful cards, Keeway. Love the arrangement in the Mason jar!

  70. Beautiful. I LOVE your Aqualicious mason jar. I mostly love saying Aqualicious!!!

  71. Great cards! I can almost “see” the water in the jar 😉

  72. So beautiful! I’m quite smitten with the Simple Things set. Love your card with the bouquet in the jar, too!

  73. Wowee! What lovely cards. I’m really swoon over the gold embossed outline and your coloring.

  74. The one with the gold embossing is spectacular!

  75. I love what you did with the gold embossing. It’s just lovely!

  76. Wow.. they look amazing.. love the gold embossing.. thanks for sharing..

  77. Your cards are just stunning!! Love Betsy’s new sets!

  78. Your soft colors and design layouts on these cards are absolutely beautiful, Keeway!

  79. Both of your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS Keeway!! Your coloring in both of them is just STUNNING…thank you for such beautiful inspiration!! :0)

  80. Beautifully done. Thanks for featuring the jar too. Another winner. This set fits so nicely into that set also.

  81. Pretty!!!! I am LOVING your cards!!! Seriously perfect.

  82. So pretty. Your first card sold me on this set. Love the bold embassy in the leaves.

  83. Love the gold and pink! Both cards are beautiful!

  84. Oh my, Keeway! Both cards are gorgeous! And I love the soft, pastel colors you used in them.

  85. Muy bonitas, colores muy tiernos pero impactantes.

  86. Both beautiful cards! I especially love the one with the mason jar!

  87. Love how delicate these sprigs are. And thank you for giving us a peek of that canning jar – swoon!

  88. Your creations are stunning.

  89. Incredible embossing and I love the splatters and the drops! Just gorgeous!

  90. These cards are amazing and inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

  91. Your cards are delicate and beautiful. Love the colors you used and the vertical sentiment!

  92. Such beautiful cards. Love your style

  93. Gorgeous cards, Keeway! Love the gold embossing powder on the first card…so elegant. And that jar is perfection!

  94. Love that wonderful blue mason jar. Perfect with the flowers and pretty pink background. Love this set so much.

  95. Your cards are so beautiful! The soft, loose Copic coloring on the first is so appealing, and the touches of gold and the background stitching have such an elegant effect. I just love the soft pink shades paired with the green eucalyptus on your second card. Thanks for breaking down the colors you used!

  96. So elegant!

  97. Beautiful cards, Keeway! You showed us many ways to color Betsy’s floral stamps.

  98. Such beautiful cards.

  99. Such fabulous cards! Love your copic coloring!

  100. Sooooo lovely, Keeway! I love the backgrounds you created to show off the floral designs. I’m really excited to add Betsy’s unique Mason jar to my collection this month. Simple Joys will be such fun to use on its own and in bouquets of blossoms! 💗

  101. Gorgeous!

  102. Very pretty! Love the copic coloring on the first card and everything about the second card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  103. Very pretty cards!!!!

  104. Love your very pretty cards. Thanks for the tips.

  105. I love both of your cards, esp. the eucalyptus one.

  106. Your work is always amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  107. Such lovely work! Loving the beautiful soft colors you have used on your cards.

  108. Your cards are stunning! So happy you’re working with Betsy.

  109. So very pretty Keeway:) Beautiful colors 🙂 Iris,SavedbyGrace

  110. Both of your cards are just stunning, Keeway! That Mason Jar really does look very realistic. Betsy us SO lucky to have our favorite peeps showcasing her new products, and you’re definitely one of them.

  111. Amazing designs, Keeway! I love the soft colors, the embossing and the gorgeous jar and flower arrangement. These are such pretty stamp sets!!

  112. These cards are absolutely gorgeous.

  113. I love these lovely images and your beautiful cards!

  114. Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing : )

  115. Awesome cards! I love your designs and the soft colors you used!

  116. Your cards are so beautiful!

  117. Such BEAUTIFUL cards! I love the gold embossing on your first card.

  118. I’m so in love with these new stamp sets and your gorgeous work makes me want them more! Beautiful inspiration!

  119. In love with that mason jar stamp and thanks for the inspiration!

  120. So delicate and beautiful, Keeway! Beautiful cards 🙂

  121. So beautiful! Your jar card is stunning.

  122. Your eucalytus bouquet in that bold jar is just a delight, Keeway … and those sketchy florals are stunning … so perfect against the white textured background! Anita 🙂

  123. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the gold embossed images colored with the Copics and the the mason jar filled with the beautiful bouquet of flowers. That mason jar is so realistic!

  124. Such beautiful cards.

  125. You are so talented and I love what you create.

  126. I am amazed by all the beautiful creations.

  127. Beautiful! Love that wave texture due too!

  128. Stunning! Love the soft colors and embossing! Definitely inspiration for cards I’d make when I get my hands on these stamps and dies!

  129. I always am in awe of your color choices and coloring. These cards are all beautiful!

  130. Gorgeous colors and stamping, love those flowers and mason jar!

  131. Gorgeous cards! I love the gold embossing!

  132. Your cards are beautiful! I love the gold embossing!

  133. Keeway, I don’t think anyone in blogland does clean, bright, and pretty quite like you do… beautifully, that is!

  134. Such gorgeous cards! Love the new images and your coloring is so pretty.

  135. I love the “softness” of your cards Keeway. The soft muted pastel tones give such a romantic feel! The simple change of using the gold embossing gives an added “luxe” feeling. Thanks for the inspiration Keeway!

  136. Lovely cards! The gold heat embossing is so pretty with those delicate flowers. Love the two-toned greeting on the second! Amazing new images!

  137. Beautiful cards! I’m loving that mason jar stamp!!

  138. Just loving that summer sketch set. I’ve been swooning over that set colored with watercolors but your card with the gold embossing and colored with copics is absolutely gorgeous.

  139. Keeway I live all these delicate blooms and your gorgeous watercolouring! Both beautiful!

    1. Went back to reread and you Copic coloured-lol. Still beautiful!

  140. Gorgeous cards! Love, love, love your soft pastel color pallet and all the lovely background details you used.

  141. Such pretty cards!

  142. I was so excited when I saw your Instagram posts and they led me here!! I love your designs and I love these cards! They’re so delicate and pretty

  143. Just gorgeous cards!!! I love these new stamp sets and your cards are wonderful!

  144. Your cards have a very elegant look to them. Love the new stamps.

  145. That Jar! And you filled it beautifully!!! A must have

  146. So beautiful!! I’m so excited by all these stamps!!

  147. Your cards are gorgeous Keeway!

  148. Beautiful Cards!

  149. Just beautiful cards. Love the softness and that gold emboss is just stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

  150. Such pretty cards!

  151. Love the gold outline watercolor. simple yet elegant.

  152. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors.

  153. Pretty cards! I especially love the Just Mason Around set!

  154. Beautiful cards, I love the backgrounds!

  155. Amazing!! Your cards are so gorgeous!!

  156. Beautiful card

  157. A wonderful new release and your cards just make me smile!

  158. So beautiful

  159. Such pretty florals! I love the composition on the first card and LOVING that blue mason jar on the second!

  160. That stitched pattern in the background adds sweet texture while not overpowering these delicate blooms!

  161. Your cards are so pretty! Love the floral stamps.

  162. Beautiful examples of such amazing stamp sets. Great color selections too!

  163. My first time on your blog! Love your work 🙂 Thank you for introducing me to the Greetery!

  164. I adore all the sneak peaks, And this just makes it even better. The fillers are gorgeous and so detailed. Can’t wait to look at all the other samples!

  165. The Mason jar card is my favorite….both are very beautiful!

  166. So beautiful! The second card so soft and lovely!