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The Greetery Holiday Release: A Christmas Care-A-Van

I have a special Christmas delivery just for you today! Today’s project features The Greetery’s new set called Christmas Care-A-Van. This set not only stamps an adorable little VW van, but it has little critters I can add as passengers. How cute is that?

My cute little VW van is stamped in Altenew inks Aqualicious, Teal Cave, Evening Gray, Moon Rock, and Lava Rock colors. The presents and strings were stamped in Altenew ink Pinkalicious and Versafine Clair ink Golden Meadow. The critters were stamped in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored with copic markers. These images were then die cut out with their coordinating dies.

I set the scene with pine trees using the Fir & Foliage No. 2 stamp set. The pine trees were stamped in Altenew inks Volcano Lake, Lagoon, and Emerald. The background is ink blended with Broken China and Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks and then again with Peacock Feathers and Broken China over the Frosty Flakes stencil. I absolutely love this stencil!

I stamped the sentiment in black ink right onto the background just above the van. The trees were added around the van, some behind, and some in front with foam adhesive to create a little dimension to the scene.

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

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


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. Those animals are so cute!

  2. The colors that you chose are spectacular.

  3. Love the background that you created!

  4. Your card is gorgeous!

  5. Your colors really pop and give a magical feel.

  6. Such an adorable card! I love it!

  7. Love your van nestled in the trees! Super sweet!

  8. Great card, such cute little critters and wonderful colors.

  9. I just love this van full of animals. THEY ARE PRECIOUS

  10. Very cute and so colorful! This is a great bunch of products, and it will be hard to choose…so many great cards by Betsy and by the inspiration team!

  11. The little animal passengers are darling! Love this set!

  12. Beautiful card – the background is fantastic, and the little animals are so adorable!

  13. Very cute indeed!

  14. So sweet love the little animals in the van.

  15. So cute and colorful!!

  16. This cute van is loaded up and ready to spread some Christmas joy! Just adorable!

  17. Such delightful creations.

  18. This is so cute and love the turquoise color theme!

  19. OMG – great use of color! Love! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

  20. Love the way you created the back light with ink blending. Lovely!

  21. Beautiful!

  22. Your card is so cute! Love the background so much!

  23. Such a colorful, festive card, Keeway! Thank you for sharing your ink colors with us. It’s so very helpful!💗

  24. These vans put a happy little skip in my heart!

  25. Adorable Christmas card! Love the animals in the windows!

  26. Your projects are terrific! Love the color choices and designs.

  27. Adorable. The van is just so much fun!

  28. I love the vans! So many different ways to use the items in this release.

  29. That sweet and that hot, hot van is in my dream color for my next (imaginary mustang) vehicle! Such a darling scene with all the woodland creatures celebrating together!

  30. Your coloring is amazing! So lush! These are so beautiful. Can’t wait to get these sets to try them out!

  31. Your coloring is amazing! So lush! These are so beautiful. Can’t wait to get these sets to try them out!

  32. Very cute with the creatures. Love the colors.

  33. Your card is so vibrant and the details are just perfect!

  34. Absolutely ADORABLE card Keeway! LOVE your background and ALL the BEAUTIFUL color! Cute, CUTE card!! :0)

  35. You always amaze me with your artistry.

  36. The critters in the van are Great! Thank you for sharing.

  37. Your card is amazing! Love it!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  38. I love the way you color, this card is way cute!

  39. So adorable Keeway!!!!!!

  40. What a happy little scene! Love this!

  41. Very cute van full of critters! Love your projects!

  42. Those little animals really add to the fun of the set. I have an old VW convertible bug…hoping for a set that replicates one of them!

  43. I love how all the new products go together on your card!

  44. WHAT A SWEET SCENE!!! I didn’t even realize this set had little critters & will HAVE TO check it out again! LOL HOW did I miss it? Your card is ADORABLE! It’s like EVERYONE gathered together & went Christmas Shopping! A SUPER CARD, Keeway!!!!!!!! ;)<3

  45. Such wonderful creations.

  46. Such a delightful scene!

  47. Your card is just adorable, Keeway!

  48. Absolutely adorable!

  49. Super cute cards! I love the cows!

  50. You are so super talented.

  51. Keeway your card is adorable and I LOVE this little VW van!!

  52. I want it all!

  53. Such a sweet Christmas scene with those adorable critters hanging out of the van.

  54. This is soooo cute! Love it!

  55. So darn cute!

  56. Great van design and I love the cute passengers too.

  57. Very cute!

  58. So so cute!! Love those sweet guys hanging out the van windows!

  59. Love the background and the card of course

  60. This is pretty darned adorable, Keeway! I love the animal passengers :o)

  61. Love the possibilities you gave us design wise. This die set is going to be wonderful year round – especially for us ex-hippie generation

  62. How adorable! Love the little critters and the gifts on the roof. Totally fun!

  63. Oh my Keeway…this is absolutely adorable! Love the cute characters and your colors are so vibrant. Nicely done!

  64. Such fabulous colors!

  65. An eye popping card! Very nice.

  66. Bright, happy, fun and totally adorable!!!

  67. This van is so sweet nestled among the trees. I like the little critters peeking out the windows.

  68. Your van is darling and love all the animals poking out the window! Thanks for the inspiration!

  69. Keeway, you totally rocked it with your beautiful card.!
    The colors and patterns in your van filled with the cutest critters ; I was blown away with how gorgeous it turned out!

  70. Wow, the van and animals are amazingly adorable! Great new ideas.

  71. Wow! Fabulous card!! The van is so darling with the adorable critters!! <3

  72. Love that aqualicious color and those adorable critter passengers. This is the cutest idea ever. Thanks for sharing.

  73. Such a cute card!

  74. Sweet and Fun!! Love your projects. Glad the fox is driving 🙂 The others aren’t watching the road 🙂 lol

  75. How cute is that van, especially with animal passengers!
    Carol b

  76. your blending is amazing

  77. Such a stunning background! I LOVE the teal!

  78. Your colors are always so vivid and happy, thanks for sharing your creativity!

  79. Such a cute van and love those critters!

  80. so cute and colorfu;

  81. Love this sweet card! ❤️ Those critters are adorable!

  82. I love the colors on your card, so bright and festive. The little animals peeking out are adorable.

  83. I love the magical, enchanted feeling that your card invokes! Beautiful!

  84. Super cute card!

  85. Love your adorable cards!

  86. Your card is adorable! And I love the colors you used! Beautiful!

  87. Love the colors you brought together, KeeWay! Thanks for the ideas!

  88. These are very cute!

  89. What a gorgeous background! I love it!

  90. What a happy little van!

  91. SO Special!!! Love your card!!!

  92. What a sweet card, Keeway! Love the passengers in your van.

  93. Brilliant card.

  94. What a magical holiday scene you built. Just wonderful!

  95. Such a fun scene! I love the critters in the windows! So cute!

  96. Very well done!

  97. Such a fun, colorful card! Lov3 it

  98. Love the stenciled snowflakes!

  99. Perfect passengers for this darling van!

  100. Very gorgeous background with the blue stenciled snowflakes!

  101. Beautiful! Love the color choices you made!

  102. Oh my, your sweet card is just the cutest, Keeway!

  103. Adorable card! Love those little passengers, and your background is just beautiful!

  104. What an adorable van full of passengers. I love how you framed the van with those beautiful trees!

  105. Your card is so cute. Love the little scene.

  106. Adorable card, Keeway!!

  107. Sooo cute, Keeway … the glow around that sweet critter-filled Care A Van is fabulous … an adorable, beautifully detailed scene! Anita 🙂

  108. Way too cute!!!

  109. Oh my goodness, cuteness overload here! All those little critters are so happy hanging out the windows of that cute van!!

  110. Adorable! Love the little critters and the presents on top!!

  111. WOW! That card is so festive and the colors are so intense. Love it!

  112. What a cute card! I love all those little critters riding in the van.

  113. Cute card! Love those little critters rolling along in that sweet van.

  114. Love the colors on your cute creation!

  115. Adorable card … love this van!

  116. Fabulous card! This release is awesome!!

  117. Love your van with the cute little critters! Adorable!

  118. Such a stunning scene, Keeway, wow!

  119. Super cute critters in your van and love the ink blended background with the snowflakes.

  120. Your happy travels are so sweet!

  121. Absolutely gorgeous colours, I love your card.

  122. So cute. Love the card.
    God bless,

  123. So cute with the critters and love the colors.

  124. Pastel colors for the presents looks really great!

  125. Your pastel color scheme looks so pretty with your wintry scene and van full of critters. I love your ink blending and stenciling, too, Keeway. Looks like several of you are now using Altenew inks, which I haven’t tried yet.

  126. Your card is so cute! I love the pink and yellow presents! It shows the van could be used easily for birthday cards, new baby, and lots of other occasions!

  127. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I have become such a fan of your work!

  128. I am really loving this van!!!

  129. Lovely card and great composition.

  130. You are so talented! Your card is so cute!

  131. Your card is so cute! Love all the layers.