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The Greetery November Release: Winter Beauties

Welcome back to the second preview and last day of the Greetery November Release before tomorrow’s release day! Day one was spectacular and you’re going just love today’s sets as well! This month is all about the winter and so we gotta have a Winter Sketches and Budding Beauties set!

My first card features the Winter Sketches set. Like its precedent sets, Summer Sketches and Autumn Sketches, this is set designed with the versatility of having layered stamping or outline stamping. I have used its layered stamping images to create various branches to fill out my snowy scene here. The ink colors I have stamped these images with are as follows:

Buds: Altenew Rocky Shore and Mocha
Buds: Altenew RougeVelvet and Crimson
Leaves: Altenew Grass Field and Shadow Creek

My background was ink blended with Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, and Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks. I gave it a generous splatter of white paint to create a snowy sky. I also stamped the sentiment Christmas Blessings from Sentiment Suite: Christmas in black ink in the bottom left corner.

I am obssessed with dimension so I had to add these branches with foam tape. It took some to trim my adhesive to thin strips behind the branches, but I always think it’s well worth the effort!

I decided to continue the color scheme I had going in the first card onto my second card as well. This card showcases the Budding Beauties set and Fit to Be Tied dies. Both these sets work beautifully with the Bottled Up or Just Mason Around sets as fillers too. Isn’t that awesome? I decided to keep it simple and just tie up a bouquet of hollies with the Fit to Be Tied dies.

I created a radial ink blended background with Chipped Sapphire and Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks. I also used the Berry Branch stencil and ink blended white pigment ink add some pattern to the background.

After stamping my hollies (same ink colors as the first card listed above), I arranged three of them together. I die cut the bow out of various red card stock, and also added another bow die cut out of gold mirror card stock to layer on top of it. I stamped a tiny little ‘merry christmas’ sentiment on kraft card stock and die cut this mini tag from Sentiment Suite Basics Die. I tied it to the bouquet with a gold EMC thread. So cute!

Be sure to stop by The Greetery blog and the blogs from the inspiration team designers below for more inspiration! The release is just one sleep away!

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


You’ll find the supplies used in today’s project listed below. The Greetery November Release products will be available on Friday, November 22nd. 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. Gorgeous Keeway! Love the bright colors !

  2. I absolutely love your cards! Once again, I am SO not disappointed!

  3. Beautiful colors for your cards!

  4. Your bow looks perfect on the sweet bouquet design.

  5. Your blended backgrounds are always so lovely. I love how you added so gold to the bow on your pretty bouquet.

  6. So pretty, the blue background looks amazing!

  7. Love the way your cards pop with the blue backgrounds!

  8. Your blended backgrounds are stunning.

  9. Love the backgrounds! Each one beautifully frames the diecuts and draws in the eye!

  10. The Grettery design team is the best ever! What a release; and a mini no less! Love those backgrounds and the bouquet!

  11. Gorgeous cards, love the Winter Sketches with the blended blue backgrounds, stunning!

  12. Keeway, your cards are B-eautiful! I’m always hesitant to add a stenciled background behind my focal point, you’ve shown us that it can be done. Your colors & Gold bow are gorgeous! 😊💌

  13. Such pretty cards. Love the color combos. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Love your cards with the blue background and the bright colors.

  15. Love your ink blended backgrounds and the way the images and dies pop against them! Beautiful!!

  16. Very pretty projects! What a release!

  17. Gorgeous cards and I love how you layered those bows!

  18. Beautiful deep blue background to accent these gorgeous florals and branches. The first card feels like I’m outside at night during a soft snowfall. Lovely!

  19. Love the blue background on your beautiful cards!

  20. Gorgeous Christmas florals and backgrounds!

  21. Love the blue background on your cards. Beautiful.

  22. Your blue, wintery backgrounds really feature these products beautifully!

  23. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..all the lovely branches in red and green really show off this holiday release.

  24. Beautiful backgrounds, beautiful stamps & lovely cards. I’m struck how lovely the bows are. Perfect embellishments!

  25. Lovely cards! Love the stenciled background behind that beautiful bouquet.

  26. Using the bow in gold over the pink makes it the star of the show. Great ideas!

  27. Stunning!! The first card really looks like a beautiful still from a winter wonderland sort of day! Love the festive bouquet as well!

  28. So beautiful! I love the way the greenery pops off the dark blue sky. Looking forward to filling my cart, thanks for making those choice so difficult! 😉

  29. Your cards are beautiful! The blue background really makes the images pop.

  30. Love both the cards you’ve shown here. The blue background is a stunning touch.

  31. Your evening sky background really makes the pine boughs and other elements pop.

  32. SO PRETTY, Keeway!!! I ESPECIALLY LIKE the Holly Bouquet!!! Kind of Victorian too!!! A SUPER JOB!!!!!! ;)<3

  33. LOVE the gorgeous background! This is such an awesome release.
    Thanks for sharing.

  34. I love the blue background on your cards. That second card is stunning.

  35. Gorgeous cards, Keeway! Love your colour palette and the blue you chose for the blended background.

  36. Your card is absolutely beautiful. The background is stunning.

  37. Love your snowy sky and how you pop up your focal points. Very Pretty!

  38. Beautiful, Keeway! Love your blue snowy bg!

  39. You always find unique ways to use the products. The cards are absolutely gorgeous and I can’t pick a favorite.

  40. So beautiful! Love your wonderful bright colors!

  41. Your cards are amazing ! The beautiful blue background make everything just Pop ! Also love the gold detail on the bow.

  42. Absolutely stunning!

  43. So so pretty!! Love your sweet cards!

  44. Everything is so beautiful and elegant! I want everything you have showed so far! I think this is my favorite release yet!

  45. Love the night sky behind the beautiful branch!

  46. Just look at those gorgeous colors and backgrounds!!

  47. The backgrounds for the cards
    give a wintery feeling.
    Fantastic coloring.
    Beautiful cards.
    thanks for sharing

  48. I absolutely adore this release!

  49. Two more gorgeous makes, Keeway, well done! i especially love the masked effect on the second background!

  50. Your backgrounds really highlite the details of the stamps!

  51. Gorgeous cards. Those branches with the snow!

  52. Beautiful cards just awesome and those backgrounds they really make everything pop!

  53. I love that layered bow, and the background you created behind your bouquet! Both cards are just lovely :o)

  54. I love your backgrounds! They really make the elements stand out. Beautiful Keeway.

  55. These cards are just awesome. The coloring and backgrounds make Budding Beauties and Pine Boughs pop!

  56. Beautiful cards! I love the greenery sprays against the lovely blended blue backgrounds.

  57. Lovely, lovely cards Keeway! I especially like the stenciled background…so pretty!! Thanks for such beautiful inspiration this week!! :0)

  58. Beautiful cards. The blue background is stunning and really makes a statement.

  59. Love the backgrounds you created and the colors used on the die cuts to have them stand out against the background

  60. Love your dark, snowy sky behind the Winter Sketches branches. Colors are great!

  61. Beautiful cards, Keeway! Your blended backgrounds look like the night sky. Love the Winter Sketches set so much!

  62. Beautiful cards. The colors are gorgeous. Love the blue background with the snow.

  63. Love how your blue backgrounds make the rest of the colors pop on your card. Just stunning. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  64. Your projects are beautiful! I love the blended backgrounds.

  65. I love your wintery backgrounds – they look like it is ready to snow!

  66. The “dusk” backgrounds for your cards are absolutely stunning and showcase your pink and red winter bouquets so beautifully!

  67. Beautiful vibrant cards. I love how the deep blue background sets off your focal point so well. Thanks!

  68. I truly admire the soft look you bring to these pretty stamps and dies with the colors you have chosen!

  69. These cards are absolutely beautiful. I love how you used the stencil for a subtle background.

  70. The blue backgrounds are especially beautiful. I really like these new dies.

  71. Beautiful. Love the bouquet and the lovely bow on it.

  72. Just beautiful, Keeway! I love the way you used the Fit to Be Tied dies to create your bow. Can’t wait to fill vintage bottles and Mason jars with these Winter delights! 💗

  73. Such beautiful cards. I love the way you used a double bow…very stunning! Can’t wait for tomorrow!

  74. Breath takingly beautiful I am at a loss for words…

  75. What lovely festive cards and colors with beautiful blue backgrounds!

  76. So pretty, Keeway! Love the colors.

  77. Very fetching colors.

  78. Your projects are beautiful!

  79. Such gorgeous cards! I love the color palette. The bow die is stunning!

  80. I love your blended backgrounds! So pretty!

  81. Pretty as can be Keeway! As always!

  82. I like the bouquet and the dark sky background is just wonderful!

  83. Keeway, your beautiful snowy blue sky looks fabulous with your falling snow, and your color palette looks wonderful with your greenery. Love your layered bow, too!

  84. Stunning work!

  85. Gorgeous wintery scenes!!

  86. So beautiful, you have highlighted this set so beautifully!

  87. Beautiful designs. Love the blended backgrounds.

  88. Just so pretty! I love the blue inking and the shades of red and green you used. That gold bow is one of my favorite things from this release!

  89. Beautiful color Keeway!

  90. The blue background is lovely!!

  91. Love the cards, so pretty and love the backgrounds.

  92. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Thank you, Keeway!

  93. Beautiful cards. I love the blue background on both of them. Makes me think of a winter sky.

  94. So gorgeous, just beautiful

  95. Wow! Your cards are truly gorgeous. I’m crazy for these bows as final embellishment on the winter florals and against the beautiful night sky backgrounds. Love, Love, Love!

  96. Beautiful greenery and I like the blue backgrounds.

  97. Just beautiful! Love the sky in the card and the Gold addition to the bow. Great cards, as usual!

  98. Wow – stunning on the blue backgrounds! Very vibrant and sets off the new stamps beautifully.

  99. I love your blue backgrounds. It makes it feel like a winters night.

  100. Love your bow!

  101. The Winter Sketches is really a pretty set. These are lovely designs.

  102. WOW, Keeway! That blue is absolutely stunning! All of you designers have showed such versatile projects showcasing these gorgeous new products beautifully! Great cards 🙂

  103. Your cards are stunning! Both are beautiful.

  104. Your cards are breathtaking.