The Greetery June Release Day 4 + PRIZES!

Hello there and welcome to Day 4 of The Greetery’s June release week — I’m so glad you’re here! I’m very honored to be a part of the release — when Betsy told me that she had some new stamps coming out that I might like and asked me if I’d like to join in I said oh heck yeah — sight unseen. Then when I opened up the package I was super excited — Betsy gets me as I’m a total plant nerd! It’s like a jungle around here.

Today I’ll be sharing cards with the new Pot-Pourri stamps and dies plus the Macra-Made for You standalone dies, so let’s jump right in!

Thinking of You

My first card features the Macra-Made for You standalone dies — check it out:

As soon as I saw this set it thought it would be fun to have a little tag hanging in there, as if it arrived fresh from the florist. So I grabbed the Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You stamps and coordinating Sentiment Suite Basics dies made the perfect little tag! I was grinning from ear to ear as I was cutting it out — I mean come on, how cute is this?

I wanted to share a few tips for the macrame hanger:

  • I die cut mine out of watercolor paper — it’s nice and sturdy and easy to work with. I ended up cutting 2 and layering them together.
  • Then I grabbed a cream colored pencil to add little details to the macrame parts. I put the die cut on the foam pad in my MISTI and used a pretty sharp pencil and really pressed some of the dots in there to add dimension.
  • Keen-eyed readers may notice that there’s a clear sequin in the center of the macrame hanger — love how it fits perfectly in there!
  • Then I used a #2 paintbrush and some watercolors to add wooden beads…
  • Last but not least, I went over the beads with glossy accents to add a little shine! Pro tip: I JUST got my hands on this fine tip applicator for my mini glossy a’s — it has one of those nifty pins in the lid that slide into the nozzle to keep it from drying out, yes! I can’t tell you how many bottles I’ve wasted because they dried out. (Note that you’ll need this tip for the full size bottle.)

Before I forget I just had to tell ya that on the inside of this card I’m going to write “hang in there” — get it? :)

I’ll cover how I did the pots and plants in my next card…

WARM Birthday Wishes

My second card features the new Pot-Pourri stamps and dies — oh my, this is so fun to play with! And so addicting! I sat down and made a ton of pots and plants — so relaxing. I have enough for more cards — next time I get crafter’s block and I don’t know what to do I’m going to sit down and play with this set!

I switched things up a little and this time I used the new Sentiment Suite Birthday set — I think it’s a genius idea that these stamps also go with the Sentiment Suite Basics dies — genius I tell ya!

I was on a roll with the little tag idea, but this time I made a “plant pop” — it’s like a lollipop but for a plant lol! I thought the “sending warm thoughts” (from the Sentiment Suite: Thinking of You stamps) went perfectly with that cactus! :) The “stick” is a die from the Macra-made for You set.

Then I just had to add a little glitter — of course!

Here are some color combos for you:

  • The BEST inks for realistic looking terracotta pots that I’ve found are Catherine Pooler’s bellini and polished, hands-down! I just ink the stamp up all over with bellini first and then lightly tap one side of the pot with polished to add a little shading. Pro tip: These 2 inks also work great for a soft peach with second generation stamping! And they’re reactive with water too — so the solid pots were done by rubbing some color on my media mat, misting the ink with water and then dragging the paper through.
  • Now for the plant colors starting in the back row with the pink plant — I was going for a bougainvillea here, but it’s actually the same stamps as the green one up in that first card! Anyhow, for the pink version I used it’s a girl and party dress
  • The green succulent like plant is grass skirt and lime rickey
  • Then in the front row, the first lil guy is mint to be and sage
  • The next succulent is orange twist, tiki torch and lime rickey
  • The cactus is grass skirt and spruce plus party dress for the flowers
  • And the last lil succulent is it’s a girl and mint to be!

And there you have it!

More Day 4 Designers + PRIZES!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Day 4 designers for more inspiration — and more chances to win prizes! Oh yes, prizes! By leaving comments on our blogs you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card — yay!

Supplies

The Greetery new release stamps and dies will be available on Friday, June 21st @ 10 am EDT — that’s tomorrow! Yay!

Note that these are my affiliate links so if you make a purchase by clicking the link below I’ll receive a small commission at no charge to you — thank you!

Thank you so much for joining me, and hope you have a great day! xo

119 Replies to “The Greetery June Release Day 4 + PRIZES!”

  1. Beautiful cards, Lisa. Love what you did with Betsy’s sets!

  2. Beautiful work using the dies and stamps the way you did on these cards. I love all of them.

  3. The macrame hangers mixed with the plants are so fun, Lisa – love your cards!

  4. Great cards! Your Macramé is awesome, with the woos beads and everything!

  5. I’m blown away!

  6. Such eye candy!

  7. Karen Walker says: Reply

    Love your cards, and so appreciate all the tips and tricks!

  8. Fantastic cards. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Cyndi Morris says: Reply

    Your cards are wonderful. I love the colors. The Macra-Made for You set is so lovely and delicate.

  10. Great cards today!

  11. Fantastic!! Love your first, natural-looking card… beautiful design, great colors, and lots of pretty details come together so nicely in this one. The second card is just awesome with it’s festive colors and looser design….. there’s definitely a party going on there! Nicely done; thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration using these great new products.

  12. These are fantastic new stamps and dies and I love your cards!

  13. My first time at your blog, but I’ll be back! Very cute projects, and thanks for the info on how you did things!

  14. Meghan Kennihan says: Reply

    I LOVE the bright colors you used with the Pot-Pourri set! GORGEOUS CARDS!

  15. Thank you for all the details and tips shared about your cards. They are all great, and your cards look amazing!

  16. Absolutely superb!! Love everything you make…thanks for the gorgeous eye candy today! Hugs!

  17. I’m really excited about this new set with the potted plants. How fun! Thanks for sharing your cute cards.

  18. WOW! I guess I REALLY need that set and the Macra-Made die! Great Job!

  19. Diane Bowman says: Reply

    Love your cards! Thanks for all the details AND the tips!!

  20. Love the colors on your birthday card – perfect!

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