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THe Greetery’s Confections Collection Reveal: Day 2

The team is back today with another round of The Greetery’s Confections Collection, and there are some really special treats to show off today. I had a lot of fun creating, ESPECIALLY with the Curio: Confections Die. If you missed yesterday’s reveal, you can find it HERE.

A box of chocolates? Yes, please!! I mean seriously… how cute are these cookies and candies?? I had SO MUCH fun creating this project. I started with the Confections die. I die-cut white card stock, then used Distress Oxide inks and finger daubers to color them. I stuck with a pretty muted color palette: Speckled Egg, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, and Ground Espresso. I glued the pieces together, and used foam squares to attach them to the wrappers. I used the new Chocolate Crumble Mix, Heart Sprinkles, and Strawberry sprinkles to finish each candy.

I love how realistic these crumbles are. So realistic, I had to keep the containers up high so my 4 year old would keep her little fingers out of them. Ha! Once I had them done, I pulled out Curio: Divider & Details II die and die-cut three frames from white card stock. I inked them with Ground Espresso ink, and stacked and glued them together. I also die-cut several vintage-print pattern papers from Authentique paper packs found in my stash. I inked the edges of the pattern papers with oxide inks to age them a bit, then glued the frame and papers to a card base. I added the chocolates to finish the card. Because I’m not sure what sort of theme I want to use this card for, I left a sentiment off for now.

After adding the chocolates to the card, I saw how high the dimension was. Way too much for an envelope to handle. So either the card would have to be hand-delivered, or I was going to have to come up with a box. So I made a box. And why not make it a bakery box, right??

A little back story on creating this box… I was on day 2 of Covid. My brain was a fog. What would normally take me 20 minutes or so to make this box (I’ve made many of these) turned into a couple hours. I literally could not think. Looking back at how I just sat in my chair, staring at the card stock, I can giggle. I’ve never been so stuck before. my body hurt, and I wanted to lay down, but I also had an idea in my head I needed to figure out before I forgot it. Getting it from my brain to my desk was definitely a challenge.

I do have a video on how I put the box together. You can find it HERE:

I decorated the box with Frosted Frames Die, and Piped Sentiments: Sweet Die. I used acetate for the window, and added adhesive to the back of card stock before die-cutting the frame and words. I found this is the cleanest and easiest way to add die-cuts to acetate.

My second card features the fabulous new BotaniCuts Strawberries Die.

I am obsessed with strawberry prints! My daughter has had so many strawberry clothes, I just can’t resist them! and the same goes with this die set. In my world, it’s a must-have! They’re sooooo realistic. I die-cut white card stock, and again used Distress Oxide inks and finger daubers to color them. I used the following colors: Abandoned Coral, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany; Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Rustic Wilderness. The blossoms where colored with Copics Colors V93, Y11, Y00, and T1. I bent the flower petals a bit for texture. I glued the pieces together, following the included graph, and poped up the leaves with thin foam squares.

The sentiment is from the new All Kinds of Happy stamp set and coordinating dies. I die-cut Happy, and attached it to the black shadow. since I wanted a really bright card, I decided on making a slimline card. I die-cut a panel of white card stock with the large Crimped Slimline die, and glued the strawberries around the edges. I trimmed the sides, stamped the All Kinds Of Happy sentiment, and glued on the die-cut word.

New Products used:

Be sure to stop by The Greetery Blog to see the beautiful creations Betsy has made for today, as well as full details for each of today’s products. Everything you see this week will be available in The Greetery Shop this Friday, January 21st, at 10am EST.


There will be TWO $50 store gift certificate given away each reveal day this week. For a chance to win, leave a comment daily at each blog stop. Winners will be announced the morning of the release on The Greetery Blog. 

Today’s Designers:

Laurie Willison

Dawn McVey

Angelica Conrad (You Are Here)

Kelly Lunceford

Wanda Guess

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170 Replies to “THe Greetery’s Confections Collection Reveal: Day 2”

  1. WOW…2 FABULOUS cards (box) Angelica!! I am just blown away by the chocolates and the box, and to think you did that while sick…that’s amazing! Glad to hear that you are on the healing side of Covid now too!! And your strawberry card is STUNNING!! Those berries look so realistic…fabulous job coloring them! Thank you so much for such awesome inspiration!! :0)

  2. Angelica, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re dealing with Covid and I hope you are feeling better soon. Brain fog is a symptom that we didn’t hear much about but it’s like trying to remember the simplest things. I just Love all your pretty candies and the box, wow! Your strawberry card is a fav and simply beautiful! Please take good care. 😊

  3. Lovely! I would definitely like to see how you made the box. Hope you’re feeling 100% soon.

  4. Your creations are so beautiful! I especially love the one with the box of chocolates! Can’t believe you were able to do this with having COVID. Hope you feel better soon!

  5. Your box of chocolates is so cute and yummy looking, I’m looking forward to a video when you’re feeling better. The strawberry card is great, love how you designed it.

  6. Life is like a box of chocolates – so many different forms.
    The strawberries look delicious. Can’t wait for spring
    to get some fresh ones. Great projects.
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  7. I love your little box of chocolates! It came out perfect. And your strawberries are beautiful. They are colored so realistically.

  8. Love your cards. I don’t know how you did it when you felt so foggy. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

  9. Your bakery box is amazing! Your cards are gorgeous. I love the strawberries….so realistic….you could almost pick them right off of the card! Thank you for sharing, Angelica! Praying for your complete and rapid recovery from covid.

  10. I think the fog is clearing…your projects are amazing! The strawberries caught my eye from the first peek. We have had so much fun with our pyramid garden of strawberry plants this past season. I can’t wait to see how it will produce this year! Love your box of confections, they truly look real with your authentic coloring. So great!!!😍

  11. Impressed you were able to make that intricate of a card while sick! Would love to see how you made the box!

  12. Wow girl you are a strong one. I’m glad you are recovering. I love all the projects you’ve
    shared and would most like to see a how to on the box.

  13. So sorry you’ve been sick. Your projects are absolutely gorgeous. You always have amazing designs!

  14. Your confections and box are great, but I agree with your love of strawberries. In my wishlist already.

  15. Oh, Angelica! I hope you are feeling MUCH better and will feel 100% again soon. Your sweet creations are absolutely delightful!! I would love to see a video of your lovely box, but only when you are feeling well again. No hurry, my dear. Take extra-good care!💗

  16. So glad you are on the mend, Angelica! Both cards are simply amazing…that box of chocolates look so yummy. And, your slimline strawberry card is delightful. Your dauber ink blending techniques are fabulous. Would love to see a “box” video when you’re feeling better. Get well soon!

  17. Sorry to hear you’ve been fighting COVID. I can empathize with the brain fog. I have a brain injury and there are days I can’t think clearly enough to even sketch out an idea let alone start creating it. Fortunately other days are much better. 🙂 Love both your cards. Putting the candy in a box was a brilliant idea and those strawberries look good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing! Hope you feel better soon!

  18. I just love your strawberry card. They look amazing and I also enjoy the happy set. Beautiful creations!

  19. Love that box of chocolates! It’s too cute! And I can totally relate to the Covid fog. It was brutal, and I’m glad it’s over!

  20. I am speechless — almost!!! Your projects are incredible!!! I particularly love the box of candies — what detail!! They definitely look good enough to devour!! And I love strawberries too — we have a saying in Finland — Summer is wonderful because we have strawberries. I have to have it all!!

  21. Covid may have been foggy (I watched my poor husband deal with it), but your creativity was not harmed at all! I am so inspired by these cards and would love a video on the box and your inking techniques any time.

  22. Gorgeous new release! I love the candies but those strawberries – Yum! That strawberry card is gorgeous!

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