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The Greetery Holiday Release: Fir & Foliage Holiday Edition

Happy Monday ya’ll! I’m so excited to finally start sharing my projects for The Greetery Holiday Release and I have so many! How about we start with 3 for today? There are so many fantastic products to introduce and showcase with you and it’s only day one. It’s been a little while since we saw Fir & Foliage No. 1, but we finally have the next one in this series, Fir & Foliage No. 2 featuring pine trees, just in time for the holidays!

The set features three different sizes of the pine tree all showcased here on my first card. It is a 3 layer image and I have stamped mine here with Altenew inks Lime, Fresh Leaf, and Moss. The trunk is stamped in ombre with Altenew inks Almond Butter and Milk Chocolate. The images were die cut with their coordinating dies.

I die cut a layer of snow using the Drifting Die. I just love this die. There is a swirly piercing design with this cut that adds a elegant detail to the snow. Another fabulous die also used here is the Frosty Corners die. I have used them with white card stock to add those beautiful snowflake top corners.

I have a simple ombre ink blended background here created with Distress Oxide inks Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot. It was generously splattered with white acrylic paint to create a snowy effect. I completed the card with simple ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment (more details on this set later this week) heat embossed in white onto a gray card stock and die cut with the Sentiment Suite Basics Die.

This next card showcases many products that I’ve used in the first card and another set called Tree Trimmings. Tree Trimmings coordinates with the Fir & Foliage No. 2 set to add holiday strings and a tree topper to your pine trees! This time my pine tree is stamped in Altenew inks Grass Field, Shadow Creek and Mountain Pine. It was then heat embossed with the matching tree trimming stamp in gold then die cut. The star tree topper was heat embossed separately on white card stock, die cut with the matching die, and added to the top of the tree.

I used the Frosty Corners die over red card stock and used it for all four corners of the card. I gave each corner a light blend of Distress Oxide Tea Dye and Tattered Rose inks. I used some red watercolor paint to add some splatter.

The sentiment used here is from the Tree Trimming stamp set. The sentiment is two lines, so do stamp in along the sides of the tree, I used post its to mask off the top or bottom line of the sentiment as I stamped it down to the background. The tree was added to the card with foam tape for a little extra dimension.

My last card uses stamped images from Christmas Eve stamp set. The trees were stamped in Altenew inks Olive and Moss, and the strings were stamped in Ruby Red. The silhouette of a family was stamped in black ink. All images were then die cut with their matching dies.

I used the Halfsies Oval Die in Neenah Desert Storm card stock to assemble a frame for a little scene area. I also decorated the frame by blending white pigment ink over the Frosty Flakes stencil. It’s a very minimal detail, but enough to make it a little frosty! I also have a background here that ink blended with Distress Oxide Broken China and Tumbled Glass.

The frame and several of the images were adhered with foam tape for a little dimension. Do you recognize the silhouette images of the family? If you look closely, they resemble the people from the previously released set Hand in Hand!

Come back tomorrow for more! Be sure to stop by The Greetery blog and the blogs from the inspiration team designers below for more inspiration!

Kay Miller ● Laurie Willison ● Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols ● 
Keeway Tsao ● Angelica Conrad
Lizzie Jones ● Kelly Lunceford Norine Borys


You’ll find the supplies used in today’s project listed below. The Greetery October Release products will be available on Friday, October 4th. 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. Beautiful cards. Love all the inspiration with these sets!

  2. Beautiful cards. Love how you used red cardstock for the snowflake die.

  3. lovely, great use of dies too.

  4. You are talented!

  5. I love the sentiments going up and down the tree!

  6. Love the red snowflakes! The cards are beautiful!

  7. I really love your cards today. The one with the garland is just perfect!

  8. What lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Loving all of these Keeway! I always love stopping by to see the gems you create!

  10. Your cards are beautiful. I love the nostalgic look of the bright red and green card.

  11. Some great ideas here!

  12. So pretty and inspiring! Can’t wait to get the sets and create. Thank you for sharing.

  13. I love how you highlighted the sweet little family. Makes me smile!

  14. Love your card with the red snowflake borders. It’s gorgeous!

  15. Lovely cards! Love the tree lot feel of the “banner greeting”! So cute!

  16. Such pretty cards. I love the three sizes of trees. Makes them so versatile.

  17. Love your cards Keeway. My favorite is the one with the red snowflakes! It is just beautiful!

  18. So lovely and that red snowflake background! I am spellbound! Beautiful1

  19. Really beautiful samples! Love all the snowflake touches you used!

  20. Your are very inspiring, I can’t wait till Friday for the release. Thanks

  21. I love those snowflake corners – and the red ones are perfect! So festive.

  22. Your cards are beautiful!!!

  23. It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful your cards are, Keeway! I LOVE them all!

  24. Very pretty cards!

  25. Fun and festive. Great job!

  26. Beautiful cards. LOVE the details!!!

  27. Colorful and beautiful cards!! Love them all! 🙂

  28. The frosty background technique is perfection Keeway! Love the look! You are also a master with the ink blending, makes such beautiful cards!

  29. Beautiful cards, Keeway! I think the second card is my favorite, but I love them all.

  30. Very pretty samples today Keeway. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Keeway, you do such amazing colours on your cards! Great start to the week :o)

  32. The tree with the red corners just pop! So festive! But all your cards are wonderful, using these amazing products from Betsy. 💗

  33. Gorgeous cards! Love them all.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  34. I’m such a fan of snowflakes on holiday cards. Thanks fir sharing.

  35. Three FABULOUS cards Keeway! SOOOOOO much detail and I’m loving them all…especially the red snowflake card!! :0)

  36. What wonderful cards I love the one using those corner dies in the red!

  37. Wonderful cards! My favorite is the one using the corner dies in red! Thanks for sharing!

  38. I like the special designer’s touch of adding the sentiments at an angle around the tree!

  39. I love all the cards you made with the new release. Your work is so inspiring!

  40. Your cards are lovely! TFS

  41. Keeway, you are such an incredible artist.

  42. I love the vibrant green trees against the blue backgrounds.

  43. Love these, Keeway! That little family in the oval is so sweet.

  44. Beautiful cards, leeway. So looking forward to seeing the rest of the release and more inspiration from the team!

  45. Beautiful inspiration, Keeway! Love the stenciled snowflakes on kraft BG.

  46. Keeway, all 3 of your cards are gorgeous, I absolutely love them all! The colors and scenes are so original, like the sentiments on either side of your beautiful tree. My sincere thanks for sharing the ink colors you used and your process. 😊❤️

  47. SO LOVELY! Christmas cards are my favorite things to make. THANK YOU!

  48. Beautiful cards! Love your bright colors too!

  49. lovely cards!

  50. I really like all of the different ays you have used the corner snowflake dies!

  51. I really like how you framed all your cards.

  52. Beautiful cards. I love those trees.

  53. Simply wonderful cards, as always!

  54. Each card is so lovely and festive!!

  55. I like the different ways you used these trees- lots of good inspiration.

  56. Love these cards!

  57. I love the colors you chose for these cards! Beautiful!

  58. Beautiful cards. Almond Butter and Milk Chocolate for Altenew colors…makes you want to stamp all day!

  59. Loving the Fir & Foliage set and the snowflake die and the snow drifts, and the whole release!!! Nicely done.

  60. Wow, these are soooo gorgeous! Love your use of bright colors!

  61. Beautiful cards! I love how lovely the tree looks with the garland stamped right on the tree.

  62. Love these cards!!!

  63. These cards are beautiful!

  64. Beautiful cards! I’m so loving those trees!

  65. I really love the red corners over the ink blending – it makes the tree really stand out and at first glance has such a Victorian feel to is. Beautiful cards today!

  66. Lovely cards! I really like the unique use of the sentiments along the sides the tree.

  67. Thanks for telling us the inks used for the different tree layers. Your cards are so lovely.

  68. Hi Keeway 🙂 Love the red snowflake corners!! Great idea!! So pretty!

  69. I would have never though of using red for the snowflakes but it looks fabulous.

  70. Such lovely cards! Perfect!

  71. So pretty, Keeway! What fun to cut the Frosty Corners from red cardstock! You’re right, the silhouettes ARE the family members from Hand in Hand. Betsy thinks of everything!!💗

  72. These trees are a must have! I LOVE the scenes you made with them!

  73. Leeway love your tree cards. I especially love the one with the red snowflakes!

  74. Love how you framed those gorgeous trees! Such wonderful cards!

  75. Love all your projects but especially the red framed tree

  76. These are so pretty Keeway, love your work anyway. And this is gonna be a HARD release to pick and choose. Great designs!

  77. Stunning cards. Love them all.

  78. Love all your cards! Great use of the snowflake die to frame the trees — just beautiful!

  79. Beautiful cards.

  80. Dreamy!

  81. All your projects are beautiful love the Fir & Foliage.

  82. Lovely Cards! Great inspiration!

  83. Beautiful colors and blending.

  84. Beautiful blending.

  85. These are so pretty!! Loving these new products!!

  86. Gorgeous cards, love the red snowflake corners!

  87. These trees are so pretty. I like the realistic look with the three layered stamping.

  88. Beautiful! Great inspiration!

  89. Love the colors you used on the tree on your second card…so stunning. Such wonderful new products being show cased today.

  90. Lovely cards!

  91. Love how you used the Frosty Corners to showcase your beautiful tree. All of your cards are just beautiful.

  92. Everything about this is just perfect!

  93. Such pretty cards!

  94. Beautiful cards, Keeway! Love the focal point tree with the red snowflake corners. I never would have thought to use that combination, but it’s gorgeous!

  95. What layouts you have created to put the trees on center stage! The Red card is stunning. And your oval scene is so sweet!

  96. Love how you used the Frosty Corners!

  97. Love your cards..especially the red snowflake border!

  98. Loving those trees, so pretty, and those corner dies and just a great finishing touch!

  99. What beautiful winter scenes your created, Kiwi! Love all your cards

  100. Lovely inspiration cards for Christmas!
    Carol b

  101. Beautifully crafted cards!

  102. You made those snowflake dies pop!

  103. Keeway, what a beautiful trio of cards and cool scenes! Must admit your card with Frosty red corners really highlights your tree and angled sentiments. Your ink blending is always so impressive!

  104. Your cards are so beautiful! I can’t decide which one is my favorite. I really like how you cut the Frosty Corners die out of red cardstock – so eyecatching!

  105. These are beautiful! Love the family scene!

  106. Gorgeous creations! I really love these beautiful trees! Your card with the decorated tree and the snowflake corners is just fabulous! A favorite!

  107. Those frosty corners are really getting to me after hopping through you all today – they really are a stunning touch! Beautiful cards, Keeway!

  108. Stunning cards and I am super excited for the new release!

  109. All three cards are lovely. I love all the colors of each card and the trees are all so pretty. Makes me wish the cool weather would get here faster.

  110. You create little works of art–so beautiful.

  111. Beautiful cards! I love all the colors of each card! So pretty!

  112. Your touch of red adds so much.

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  113. Keeway, you have such a beautiful way of designing cards.

  114. You are inspiring me to start creating holiday cards.

  115. Wow, these are beautiful! If I didn’t want the new tree stamp set before, I absolutely MUST have it now!

  116. So very pretty love all the cards

  117. Always look forward to seeing your creations– they have such a unique and delicate design. Lovelt!

  118. Love the sentiment angled down the side of the tree! These are so beautiful. Can’t wait to get these sets to try them out!

  119. So beautiful….I love everything!

  120. WOW!! I think the card with the red snow flakes STANDS OUT, BIG TIME to me! LOVE the way you framed the tree & the way you did your sentiment! EVERYTHING you’ve made is GORGEOUS, BUT I LOOOVE the red snow flakes one! STUNNING WORK, Keeway!!! ;)<3

  121. Such beautiful cards and the trees are gorgeous ! Oh I can hardly wait to get these!

  122. Fabulous trees!

  123. Your cards are gorgeous!

  124. Really like the use of red cardstock for the frosty corners die. Makes the tree shine!

  125. Beautiful cards!

  126. Everything works so beautifully together – a wonderful creation of love!

  127. Gorgeous cards Keeway. Loving the colours you have used.
    Thank you for sharing your talents.
    T x

  128. Beautiful cards! Love the subtle stenciled snowflakes on the last card.

  129. Beautiful cards Keeway! They’re all so festive!!

  130. Love each one of your projects, Keeway!! Such a great new release from The Greetery.

  131. Gorgeous cards, as always!

  132. Sweet cards!! I am loving this new release!!

  133. Love the sweet Christmas scenes you’ve created and the way you outlined one of the trees with the sentiment. Clever. Thanks for sharing!

  134. Such gorgeous cards!

  135. Love all of your cards … this is going to be a great release!

  136. The tree stamps look so pretty, love your cards!

  137. Beautiful cards, love the snowflake corners, especially the red ones, brilliant! Love the scene card and that you used old and new sets together.

  138. Beautiful cards, I love the fir tree stamps, I love fir trees 🙂

  139. I love your cards, in particular the fir trees – I love fir trees 🙂

  140. Love your choice of colors on these cards.

  141. I love your bright red corners. It really sets them off.

  142. These trees are a must have! I have seen you ladies give us so many color choices and each one is a different feel depending on your ink choices. They are a staple to any holiday tree collection.

  143. Love the snowflake corner die! Your cards are all so pretty!

  144. I totally love your red snowflake corners!!