Summertime is finally here, and The Greetery is showcasing summer favorites in the new Destination: Summer Collection. Today kicks off product reveals, leading up to Friday’s release. I have a lot to share, so let’s get started!
Say hello to my new favorite watering cans! They’re from the new Sprinkled With Kindness stamp set. The watering can is stamped in three steps, very similar to the Just Mason Around stamp set. I stamped the cans with Pinkfresh Fresh studio inks (Urban Raincoat, Wild Truffles, Starry Night color families).
To “age” the cans, I added Distress Oxide ink, using a finger dauber, to the first two steps of stamping. I stamped the image first with dye ink, then stamped again after dabbing the oxide ink. For the Silver and Blue can, I used Vintage Photo. For the Brown, I used Fired Brick.
I filled the watering cans with beautiful Budding Beauties Summer, and Petite Eucalyptus stems. I inked the stamps with a variety of Distress Oxide inks, and a finger dauber. I LOVE the vintage look the oxides give the flowers!
To make these cans their own cards, I did an easy trick: I die-cut a blank watering can, and stamped a sentiment from Sprinkled With Kindness. I scored a folding line below the handle, and glued above the folding line to the stamped can.
Budding Beauties Summer stamp set includes coordinating sentiments for Bottled Up. I stamped the bottle with MFT inks, and filled it with Petite Eucalyptus, and a Budding Beauties Summer rose. I stamped a sentiment onto the label, and aged the label with Old Paper Distress Oxide ink. The background is Painterly Stripes, die-cut with the large Postal Frame Die.
Now let’s move on to summer treats! One of my all-time favorite desserts is peach cobbler. Just seeing a peach makes me crave for a bite. Needless to say, I was super excited to see these next products!
The newest Print Shop Collection is here: Peachy Keen. Three stencils and a coordinating stamp set made the background for these cards. I used a variety of inks to blend the fruit, flowers and leaves. The sentiments are from Just Peachy Sentiments stamps and dies.
Ink Colors used are: TE Peaches and Cream, MFT Coral Crush (peaches), Pinkfresh Studio Fresh Pear and Grassy Knoll (leaves), Pinkfresh Studio Sky Blue, Summer Shower, and Storm (flowers).
I used Prismacolor pencils to make this card a bit more vibrant. The peaches were shaded with Sienna Brown and Mineral Orange pencils. French Grey pencils were used for the drop shadows. TIP: When using a colored pencil, hold it towards the top of the pencil. This helps keep the coloring soft, and causes less tip breakage.
This was my first time coloring in a background. I have seen it done a lot, and love how it Looks! I used N7 Copic Marker to color with.
Peachy Keen stamp set also comes with single peach stamps. I used the those stamps to make these peaches, and stamped a sentiment from Just Peachy Sentiments Stamp Set. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the peaches. The background is Windowpane Plaid, stamped with Grout ink.
Ok… now that we have peaches, we need a crate to put them in, right??
Create-a-Crate Die has so many components to make an adorable crate. You want wood grain? You got it. You want embossed sentiments? You got it. Even down to the panel screws, Betsy has you covered! I picked thick pink pattern paper for this crate. I used a sanding block to sand the paper, exposing the white core. I used Just Peachy Sentiments to make signs for the sides of the crate, and added peaches to the front. I finished with a bag of sugared peaches, decorated with a Fit To Be Tied Bow, and dropped this in my hubby’s lunch box!
I made a second crate, this time using a different theme.
I really wanted to drape the crate with a Cozy Cup Coaster. I picked wood-grain pattern paper to make the crate with, and “aged” it with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink. I assembled the crate, added the coaster, and finished with a Cozy Cup. I stamped a sentiment from Signed And Sealed on the side signs. Unfortunately, The coffee shop that has specific treats I wanted to fill this crate with is closed, so I made do with tea bags. There’s so many options on how to make this crate fun. (I can’t wait for Christmas!!)
New Products Used:
- Budding Beauties Summer stamps + die
- Sprinkled with Kindness stamps + die
- Petite Eucalyptus stamp + cut combo
- Print Shop Peachy Keen stamp + stencil combo
- Just Peachy Sentiments stamps and die
- Create-a-Crate die
Wow! Such a fun release, right? And this is only day one of product reveals! I hope I have helped with ideas and inspiration for these new products. Be sure to stop by The Greetery’s blog today if you haven’t already. Betsy has full descriptions/measurements for each product, and gorgeous examples to share. All new products will be available in The Greetery shop this Friday, July 17th, at 10am EST.
There will be one $50 store gift certificate given away today and tomorrow. For a chance to win, leave a comment daily at each blog stop. Winners will be announced Friday morning, July 17th, on The Greetery Blog.
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154 Replies to “The Greetery’s Destination: Summer Collection”
Love the watering can and flowers. Perfect for summer or anytime!
All of your projects are gorgeous! This is such a fun release!
The watering can is so realistic and your card designs are so pretty!
All this is so creative! Love the shaped cards, love the crates, love everything!
Wow! Completely in awe of your watering cans. Stunning!!!
Those watering can cards are the cutest things! I love, love that idea. So pretyy.
I love your cards, especially the watering can and the flowers!!! And the peaches are adorable.
My goodness – I love all those watering cans. The copper one is especially cool looking.
These are so wonderful. I really love that watering can card you made. And thanks for sharing that little tip about how you achieved it. So cute.
Your watering cans are what make me want this set–thank you.
Beautiful projects. I love how you used the watering can to make a card- love this idea.
Wow! Your projects are amazing!
Angelica, love all your projects, especially the watering cans and bouquets!! I like how you made them into shaped cards. Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!
I love everything I see from Day 1 of the Destination Summer Collection!
Oh my goodness I love everything!!!!! Love how you made a card out of the watering can! So fun!😍😍
I especially love the watering cans. Making them into cards is a great idea. Thanks for all the inspirations
Nice mix of projects. I like the ideas shared. Great look to the crates.
So beautiful! Gorgeous cards!
I love how colorful your samples are!
Wonderful projects. Love the watering can and the crate.
The watering can cards are great. And so are your crate projects.
Your watering cans are gorgeous and I love the idea of making a watering can shaped card. Delightful!
Love love the watering can!!! Super cute
Beautiful projects, that watering can is just too sweet!
Those peaches on that black background is stunning! I like the watering cans as cards too; would love to see the back to see how it’s put together (I’m more visual).
Each creation is a treat! I love the beautiful watering cans and florals! And the peaches are absolutely scrumptious!
The watering can is perfect! Been waiting for a set like this for a long time – can’t wait to use it!
You had me at the watering cans!
Wow what fabulous creations! I especially love the watering can shaped cards.
This really is a fun release and I adore all of your makes for it. I cannot pick just one that I like as I love them all. ♥
Ooooh those bouquets have got me swooning! Gorgeous! Looks like I’m gonna have to get some of the stamps from this release ^^
Love your crates and the rustic watering cans!
The crate and the watering can. Excellent!!!
Wow! So many beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.
Love the watering can and flowers. Beautiful.
So many great projects!! Love the watering can cards!!
Angelica, your cards are simply stunning! I have a hard time picking a favorite.
My daughter’s name is Vera. ❤️
I love your watering can cards. They are so realistic looking. I also love your adorable idea with the crate and coffee cup!
Such wonderful projects! I particularly liked your watering can note cards. Really clever. Thanks for sharing!
Your copper watering can REALLY looks copper and I adore you drop shadows on the peach card!!! Very cool!!!
Angelica, your watering cans are gorgeous and those peaches – WOW!! Stunning projects!
I am in love with your watering can cards. The watering cans look like they are metal–amazing!
I LOVE the Peachy Keen set and your little boxes are gorgeous!
What a pretty summer garden. you created with these stamps…love your “tea” crate!
Beautiful work! I’m in love with the watering cans.
Great watering can with flowers cards. Amazing job!
Thank you so much for the colored pencil tip. Your projects are so pretty. Those watering cans look amazingly realistic.
My favorite card would be the watering cans filled with those fabulous flowers.
Your first set of peach cards are filled with luscious looking peaches. Your coloring makes them look ripe for eating! Love your work!