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The Greetery: Merry Makings

It’s time for some merry makings with The Greetery! Are we all excited about holiday crafting? I always am! There are so many wonderful products to introduce to you today and I think you’ll definitely find something in this release that you’ll absolutely love, or all of it cause seriously Betsy’s designs just blows us away every single time!

Like its predecessor Written in Ribbons, the Written in Ribbons Holiday set is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for all cards. The two step stamp allows you to create this ribbon like font easily. I have used it here with the word ‘Merry’.

For my card, I used the Fir & Foliage No.2 Stamp Set to creat this trio of pine trees in the background. I then ink blended the top half with Blueprint Sketch and Broken China distress oxide inks, and generously splattered it with white acrylic paint to create a snowy sky.

I added the ‘Merry’ sentiment across the trees with foam tape. I also heat embossed the word ‘christmas’ from the same Written in Ribbons Holiday set onto kraft card stock, and trimmed it down for placement right under the ‘Merry’.

This next card features the new Banner & Bough stamp, stencil, and die combo! Most of the image you see in the center is created with several layering stencils, all ink blended with distress oxide inks. The words in the banner and some details on the foliage were stamped. Then, the dies werre used to die cut out the entire piece.

I used the Square Dance Die and Square Dance Stencil for the background here. Vintage Photo distress oxide was blended onto kraft card stock. Then I adhered onto the base card, and the image right above it with foam tape.

I added some red magenta nuvo drops right on the berries and added a few extra gems to give it a little extra sparkle for interest.

My last card today showcases the Merry Sprigs set. This multi-layer stamp set creates several little sprigs that is great for creating floral arrangements. I decided to use it to create a background, and I really liked how it turned out! I started with the sentiment and just started building from there, trying to cover most areas.

I decided to break up the pattern my elevating the center area. I used the Postal Frames Die and then cut another piece of kraft card stock to just barely border the frame. I adhered the center back to the center of the card with foam tape.

I added one more sentiment to the card which is the phrase ‘from our home to yours’ from the Sentiment Suite: Christmas Stamp Set. I heat embossed it white onto kraft card stock, trimmed it down to a thin strip, and added it just below the main sentiment with foam tape.

That’s all I have for you for today, but we’ve got more tomorrow! For now, be sure to tune into the Greetery Blog for more details and inspiration. You can also find more projects from my fellow team members listed below:

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


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!! I love how you used the Banner and Bough with the Square Dance die!

  2. Your merry greens are fabulous! Love the cards!!

  3. I love the trees and the buffalo plaid background. It really helps me to see new products with previous products. Your cards are lovely!

  4. Your cards are all adorable!

  5. Hard to pick a favorite when you design, all of these are perfect, Thanks for the great inspiration!

  6. Your bright cheerful colors would make getting your card in the mail a delight!

  7. Gorgeous cards ! Love the different layers on the Merry Sprigs !

  8. Such pretty holiday cards!

  9. Your cards are amazing. I especially love the square background, and the postage stamp die cut card.

  10. Beautiful cards. I love your use of Fir and Foliage combined with the new Holiday Written in Ribbons.

  11. I like the Merry sprigs card. Your colour combination is unexpected but really works. So pretty!

  12. Beautiful! And I have the pine tree stamps – thanks for the idea!!

  13. Pretty and fun Christmas cards!

  14. Oh, Keeway! I love all of the little touches that make your cards extra special. Using the Square Dance stencils with Vintage Photo ink makes a stunning background. 💗

  15. Lovely cards! I especially like the card you created with the Merry Sprigs set. The way you cut out the center with the postal frame and popped it up adds a lot to the design.

  16. Great cards! I can’t decide which is my favorite….

  17. Love them all! Such happy, festive colours!

  18. What lovely creations! I love the way you mixed the big plaid background with the new banner & bough set!

  19. Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I love that background stencil and die.

  20. These are so pretty! I love the Merry Sprigs card and the colors you picked for it, and that first card with the Christmas trees makes such an impact!

  21. Absolutely stunning!`

  22. You have such a unique look that I love!

  23. I love the trees. Beautiful cards and great ideas.

  24. Beautiful cards!

  25. These botanicals keep calling my name…

  26. Your projects always blow me away!

  27. Such lovely cards! The Seasons Greetings card is my favorite; love the popup detail.

  28. Love your first card and the colors you chose in each instance are so vibrant. So inspirational!

  29. Beautiful cards, Keeway!

  30. Your cards are always awesome.

  31. Very pretty samples Keeway! Great release!

  32. Beautiful cards Keeway! Love the colors!

  33. Great job….love your cards. I’m having a hard time picking a favorite as I love them all…so far.

  34. the background of the first card
    is fantastic. True winter feel.
    Love the second with the
    wood-feel plaid. All are
    wonderful. thanks for

  35. Such beautiful cards! Each one is stunning!

  36. The Square Dance design makes a gorgeous background for your Christmas florals and are a fav along with the Fir and Foliage. I used the beautiful trees on all my Christmas cards last season. A beautiful post!

  37. Your designs are like miniature paintings!

  38. Love all of your gorgeous cards!!

  39. Gorgeous! You do such amazing work.

  40. I love the fact that you used the merry sprigs set as a background.

  41. Gorgeous cards. The plaid is stunning with florals. I also loved how you broke up the background by layering it.

  42. Gorgeous projects and fabulous release!

  43. Beautiful cards! What a great Day 1!

  44. I love all the ideas and different looks that each card has

  45. Very beautiful! I love how you used other Greetery stamps and products. Love the stenciled greenery!

  46. I love to see an older set pulled into use. Nice job with the Fir & Foliage card!

  47. Lovely cards, Keeway!

  48. Amazing cards, Keeway! Loved seeing the firs stamps also and thank you for listing your background inks. No one does inked backgrounds as beautifully as you do!

  49. Great inspiration and very creative cards!

  50. So gorgeous! Great cards!

  51. Pretty cards. Fun time for creating!
    Carol b

  52. WOW! I love all your cards and your stenciling is terrific!! Can’t wait to get that wood slice!

  53. Beautiful!

  54. Your cards are so pretty! I love your Merry Christmas one!

  55. Your Merry Sprigs card is my favorite of your cards today. Gorgeous.

  56. Gorgeous cards! I especially like the Merry Christmas card with the trees!

  57. So very colorful and festive! Love them all!

  58. Love them all–the first one is magical!

  59. I absolutely love your cards! They are fabulous! My favorite is the last card! The layout and colors are incredible! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

  60. I like your last card with the Merry Sprigs, because you can make this in any color and swap out the sentiment and it can be for year round!

  61. All so gorgeous! I love the background you made with your Merry Sprigs and your Christmas trees are beautiful with the big MERRY!

  62. Gorgeous cards! Love your color combos!

  63. I love this beautiful, fun release. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous.

  64. Three gorgeous cards, Keeway. I love your color schemes and design layouts!

  65. Wonderful mix of festive cards! Love the snowy trees!

  66. Love each and every one of your cards. They are totally different than the others I have seen. I can’t wait to create with this set!

  67. Loads to think about and it’s only day 1. Love written in ribbons and merry sprigs, two on my list so far. Beautiful cards, thanks.

  68. Trees and greenery are my weakness. You did an amazing job with the release.

  69. BEAUTIFUL WORK!!! I was thinking of doing floral this year & this release is FEEDING my need! LOL LOVELY WORK!!! ;)<3

  70. Your cards are just lovely. Love the colors 🙂

  71. Beautiful cards! Especially love the first one, with the trees,

  72. Let me just say, your first snowy pine tree scene is so realistic. I always learn new tricks and tips from you, and today is no exception. The banner & bough on the Square Dance background looks fabulous! Raising your focal image with an additional layer of card stock under the postal die cut is a duh moment.

  73. How beautiful, love your Merry Christmas to you and yours banner card!

  74. Lovely cards! I love your Merry Sprigs card and look forward to using that set myself.

  75. Beautiful! Love how you paired the Written in Ribbons Holiday set with the Fir & Foliage 2.

  76. Love them all, and love that you used products from last year like in your first card. Amazing cards as always!

  77. Each of your creations is AMAZING! I love your colors and the holiday cheer each card brings out. Just lovely!

  78. Very lovely cards. I have to say the one with the square dance stencil and die background caught my eye. Wonderful!

  79. Gorgeous examples! Really like the foliage & fir with the new ribbon sentiments. Plus the square dance background is a nice rustic touch for the other card.

  80. Beautiful cards and great selection of colors. Love how the square dance die background turned out…great inspiration, it almost looks like wood. What fun products today.

  81. Keeway, your designs are just gorgeous!

  82. Beautiful cards. I especially love the Seasons Greetings one.

  83. Awesomeness!!! Your card designs are beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your love for design!

  84. I’m so excited about this release, thanks for sharing your projects!

  85. Such a great variety of cards! Each unique…each inspiring. I especially like the one with checkerboard background.

  86. Your cards are beautiful!

  87. Sweet cards as always.

  88. I love that you used the evergreen trees with the ribbon word. Lovely!

  89. Beautiful cards! I especially like the one with the fir trees. Beautiful colors in that one.

  90. Absolutely love your Season’s Greetings card! So pretty!

  91. Hi, Keeway! Such beautiful cards! 💜

  92. Keeway, I love how you combined all the different sets together. So pretty!!

  93. Beautiful! The first one with the snow and the trees is stunning.

  94. Lovely cards!

  95. Gorgeous release!

  96. Love your cards, so inspirational!

  97. Beautiful cards! Love your color combos and details!

  98. Your projects are absolutely stunning! I can’t even pick a favorite!

  99. Stunning projects, Keeway! I love your use of the Fir & Foliage!

  100. Everything you create is gorgeous!

  101. I love the merry against the green trees! So pretty

  102. Thanks for your talent! Very lovely cards

  103. So lovely and inspiring!

  104. Beautiful cards! I really love the pine trees!

  105. these cards are just beautiful! And so festive!

  106. Your Season’s Greetings card is so delicate and pretty

  107. These cards are just gorgeous! I couldn’t possibly pick just one favorite. I love the backgrounds you chose, as well.

  108. Beuatiful creations! Thanks for the inspiration!

  109. I like all three of your cards, but that 2nd one is beautiful!

  110. Keeway, your cards are beautiful! I especially love the wintery forest card!!!

  111. All three are wonderful, and I especially really love those Christmas trees in the first card.

  112. Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

  113. Wonderful projects! I can hear the silence of the snowy tree scene!

  114. Your colors are so fun! Especially love the square dance background with the floral.

  115. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Keeway!! I love them all!

  116. Your cards are so cheerful and vibrant! Love them all! Can’t wait to get this collection!

  117. These cards are amazing! The beautiful scene on the first, the amazing background on the second, the fabulous stamped background on the last…love them all!

  118. I really love that Merry Christmas card with the trees – simply beautiful!

  119. LOVE your ideas and inspiration!

  120. All of your cards are just GORGEOUS, Keeway! I’m especially loving that tree one. Beautiful inspiration!

  121. Beautiful, bright cards! I really like the Square Dance subtle background.

  122. I like the one with the Squaredance stencil. So nice – you could make it for all kinds of occasions. As usual your cards are great!! I also like the trees!!

  123. Great look to the trees and background. I like the use of the postage cut.

  124. Pretty cards. I like the one with the trees.

  125. Love the tree card

  126. These are so filled with vibrancy. Love them all.

  127. I am amazed at the different looks from the same sets. Your cards are lovely!

  128. Love it that you had used products from previous releases as well as the new release on your cards. Your cards are so pretty as usual, but my favorite card is the last one.