Friday, February 15, 2013

Today is RELEASE Day...and more projects to "DIE" for!

GOOD MORNING, everyone!
Today is the day!!!

***Please scroll down for this week's Farm Fresh Friday challenge- thanks!***

The Greeting Farm is moving in a NEW direction, and we are so excited to unveil what you may have seen bits and pieces of after CHA!  Yes, the rumors are true!  While TGF will still continue to bring you the cute characters you've come to know and love, I'm excited to share a new collection of clear stamp sets that come packaged with....drumroll...... MATCHING DIES!

Congrats to SHARETTE on winning the set of choice up for grabs for commenting on our sneak peek post!   Email Jess to claim your prize!

We are very excited and happy with our new offering.  TGF took our time testing them until we found the perfect fit and we think you will love them!  They will work in any standard die cutting machine (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Grand Calibur, etc.) and come tucked in with their matching stamp sets for an amazing price of only $10.50 per set!  Your papercrafting adventure just got a little more exciting, right?  The possibilities with these sets are endless and you'll see just what we're talking about when you hop with us today!

To celebrate this exciting news, The Greeting Farm is welcoming SIX talented guest bloggers to our party today and we couldn't be more excited to have them along with us!

The hop STARTS HERE with a chance to win ALL FOUR new stamp/die sets!  We cannot wait to see all of the super creative ways you are going to be able to use these new sets and will keep this contest open until NOON CST tomorrow so grab some snacks, have fun getting inspired on our hop and enjoy our new release that is simply, to "Die" for!



Before I leave you today, one more thing.  Yesterday, we were treated to an awesome video by DT member Annie Rose showcasing how to use the dies.  Marie and I found another fun way to use them if you prefer to stamp your image first and then cut 2nd, since the images are small.  I personally prefer the way Annie Rose did it, but here's a pretty fool-proof way to cut them out if you want to stamp first:

I use a Grand Calibur, but you can use any machine, so here's my stamp set, supplies, and die-cutting machine all ready to go:

 Stamp your image onto cardstock:

Once image is stamped, I take the die, put it over the image, and use a pencil to mark the exact place the die lays down over the image.  That way, when you go to run it through, you know exactly where to line it up:

Running it through my machine....

Voila! Cuts exactly around the image and turns out great!


Thanks again for stopping by today...HAPPY HOPPING! 

119 comments:

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Thanks for the fabulous hop!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is SOOO exciting! I can't wait to see more!

Cheryl Bux said...

Loved seeing all the new stamp and die sets! Thanks for the wonderful blog hop!

Angie Linder said...

I am so glad you have dies! Loved seeing all the different ways they were used. Cannot wait to get some for myself!

Pam said...

I am so excited you have started making dies. I know they will be awesome coming from you!

Jennifer said...

Love all the ideas, and the price its very afforadable

Alinsmajl said...

Fun hopping

faithnme said...

Wonderful HOP>. love that TGF is expanding in to Die Cuts.. These sets are just Amazing!!


Hugs

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

This is great news. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Shar said...

Oooo yay! I just got into the world of dies and I love them!! So I hope to have your line in my collection also!
Aloha,
Shar

beaverphyllis said...

It's exciting to see the new dies you are adding to these new stamp sets. It is great that the dies actually come with the stamps! Thank you for doing it that way!

Miao said...

Wonderful hop! :) Love these set! Thank you for the chance^^

sanoor said...

great technique...thanks for the hop ....:)

Blankina said...

Wow what a great hop!! You are the best..Well keep my fingers crossed..
Loved your examples and I am sure I will get one or more from these sets asap..

HUgs Blankina

Grace said...

WOW!!! *PHEW*
what a HOP!
thank you so much for the opportunity to win!
*crossing my fingers and toes* lol
xo
Grace

frommycraftroom said...

What a great display by the DT. Some really great ideas and full of inspiration. Looks like a great new product line. Thanks.

Mojca said...

Thank you for all the inspiration, I loved teh blog hop. The new stamps and images are breath taking. hugs! MOjca

Marlou McAlees said...

adorable release of stamps and dies :) thanks for chance to win :)

Betty said...

What a great idea for storing the die with the stamp! No more searching. Thanks for hop.

cre8iveinspirations said...

OMG i love them all. i want the cupcake die and stamp set right now. oh i hope i win either way i will get my hands on it.

Lisa Echerd said...

These look fantastic and such a good price!

mousekemom said...

Wow, great idea! Love the cloud and cupcakes.

cm said...

Wow - just discovered your site and this new release. DAZZLING!! Love the stamps and the dies! Looking forward to adding your products to my collection. Off to explore some more...Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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Robin said...

Just adorable!

Shannon DeWitt said...

So cute! Love the cupcakes!

Angie Vallejo said...

Love all the sets! Thanks forms chance to win!

Siobhann Bakke said...

What an adorable, versatile and affordable range. Hope you ship to South Africa?! Good luck!

Cynthia Everett said...

Such adorable sets, love them! I see endless possibilites with them.
Thank you for a chance to win.

Margie said...

Love the new stamps and dies!

Jas said...

Done hopping, love all the dt's cards! Wow to fabulous bloggers! What a fantabulous hop! Love the stamp sets and dies and thanks for the chance to win, tfs!
Hugs
Jas

macmomma said...

What a great hop! So many great cards using these awesome new sets! I love the price on these but would love WINNING them all even more! My absolute favorite set has to be the Butterrflies! I thouroughly enjoyed seeing all the different cards using this set. I have SO many ideas for it! Thank you for having this hop, sharing all your ideas and giving us a chance to win all 4 sets. This would be an incredible end to a crappy week! Got good news then got bad news then good then bad let's end on good news! Thanks!

Clay and Amy said...

these are darling! I'm so glad to see you branching out - I love coloring Anya and these will be another fun way to enjoy your creativity!

blazen said...

the new stamps are so cute! love them!

Melissa said...

The blog hop was wonderful! I loved all the ideas with the new dies.

Muffin Raykhlin said...

Thank you for the fabulous hop. I love these new stamp and die combos. Thank you to everyone who participated, you are all so very talented.

Lizzie R said...

Can't wait to get my hands on these babies...if I could win them that would be even better! Great stuff!

MsOktober said...

The blog hop was inspirational! All the ideas were so different and fun :)

Yvonne Morentin said...

awesome creation...just loved how you used it... I am so excited, I can't wait to get my hands on them...
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Stéphanie B. said...

Really nice blog hop... A lot of inspiration, colors, ideas and fun !!! Really love the new products...

Alinsmajl said...

Thanks for the lovely hop! So inspiring to see new designs.

Sheena Brooks said...

A fantastic hop! Loved seeing all the new TGF goodies!

Beastybunny said...

This is great! I love the new stamp sets and the matching dies are fabulous!

Ashley Yeap said...

LOVE these new stamp sets with matching dies!!!! Great designs! Love especially the cupcake and butterfly sets. There are SO MANY great ideas on how to use them from all the blogs too!

Rachel said...

AMAZING HOP!!! I am pretty pumped for Dies from TGF!

Abigail said...

Wow! such amazing stamps they are soo cute! i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the cupcake, butterfly and cloud set!!! There are sooo many things to do with them! <3 Hope i can win them! They are so adorable the designs look great with the stamp set and it can be use for many card designs for all occasions. The new products are just awesome! ≧∇≦

Thank you for having a giveaway~

Scraphappy said...

Excited about these! Price is terrific too!

heartforhandmade said...

I love all the new stamps and dies! Did follow the blog hop and it was amazing to see all those wonderful creations using the new stamp & die sets.

Jo said...

This blog hop was amazing! GOOD LUCK to all! These new sets will not disappoint!

Marla said...

Cant wait to hop and what a great idea to have stamps and dies!!

elli thomas said...

these are so cute! And awesome price point!! Thanks for the blog hop!

Unknown said...

lovely! love the clouds and butterflies! thanks
Holly

Beverly Turner said...

Love love love the adorable stamps and dies! The projects on the blog hop are SO inspiring! Can't wait to get my hands on the sets and start creating!!

Lynn said...

Stamps sets and matching dies are exactly what I like since I hate to fussy cut. These are super cute.

Terri said...

Great stamps and dies. Loved seeing all the different ways they can be used. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win these wonderful sets.

Julie said...

I love stamps with matching dies and you picked some great ones to start with!

Jingle said...

Love the new stamps and dies! And such great inspiration, too!

NanW said...

I love the new stamp and die sets!

danolando said...

Gorgeous stamps and dies cant wait to get my hands on these

sandi said...

Can't wait until I can get my hands on the stamp and die sets. Hope Hope. Love the hop.

Kimberly Russell said...

Really Cute sets!

Reeni said...

Oh wow these sets are just too adorable! I really love the cloud one (i have an unhealthy obsession with clouds) and the cupcake one has me brimming with ideas already! :)

Trina said...

Love the new stamps and die. Thanks for all the cute samples.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

loving the new stamp and die set. Thanks for the hop.

Kitty said...

WOW, love your new dies with stamps. They are awesome

Kathleen

DJ said...

Just done hopping and had a lot of fun seeing the creative talent of the designers. Thanks for the chance to see what can be done with those cute and versatile stamp and die sets.

heidi @ ggip said...

I really love the cupcake set. And the prices are good!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Thanks for the hop! I can't wait to try these!!!

cuteness said...

So cute! So cool! Can't wait to get it!

cuteness said...

So cute! Can't wait to use them!

Karen said...

Love these stamps and dies!! Too cute!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fantastic hop and awesome release!!!

Ms Scrapmess said...

What a tremendously inspirational journey! Thank you for showcasing so many gorgeous creations:)

Marcia said...

Great hop and thanks for the opportunity to see so many wonderful projects.

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marciasmemories.blogspot.com

Ang and Crys said...

Thanks for the hop! Loved looking at all the inspiration!
~ Crystal T

Priscilla Araya said...

I love all your stamps, thanks for the hop

Teresa Pham said...

Yay for such cute sets! Perfect timing, I was looking for some clouds too!

Closet Scraper said...

Super cute stamps and dies. I love how the die is packaged with the stamp set. Great blog hop!!!!

Jean McGee said...

THAT hop was fun. TFS!!! I doooo like the idea of the matching die coming with the stamp. What a time saver.
Jean McGee

Jodi Vitello said...

I love the dies and the stamps! What a great new adventure!

Leslie-kbgirlygirl said...

OMG! I love them all!! Can't wait to get them!

Connie H said...

I'm so happy to see the stamp and die sets. They are hard to find in the craft stores. I have only seen a couple of sets. Can't wait to get some.

Connie H said...

I'm so happy to see the stamp and die sets. They are hard to find in the craft stores. I have only seen a couple of sets. Can't wait to get some.

abpampo said...

The blog hop made for a happier Friday. The designer are so very talented. I loved the textures, the dimension, every detail was special. Thanks for sharing our creativity with the world. You are nothing but inspiring. ^_^

Sue D said...

Fabulous blog hop. I like the creative ways they were used.

Angel said...

Wonderful stamp and die sets, so versatile, as witnessed with all your talented blog artists!

Denice said...

Love the new stamp and die sets...so many wonderful possibilities! Leave it to TGF to come up with such sweetness!
:Dxx

BR Lara said...

Its amazing how a good product can help to develop awesome projects. They are ALL divines on their own way. Thanks!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great hop! I loved all the inspiration and I'm loving the new stamps/dies!

Linda said...

Great hop! It was fun! Thanks.

Linda said...

Great hop! It was fun! Thanks.

Lisa T said...

Great hop, ladies! I enjoyed seeing all the samples. Great inspiration!

Papertangler said...

What a great blog hop. I am inspired by so many new ideas...colors....products,,,,,materials. Cant wait to get crafting. This is a wonderful new release. These stamps and dies will work will with your current stamp images. Just great.....thanks!

calamity jane said...

I am so excited to see the new dies and stamps at TGF!!! This was an awesome hop and I can't wait to get some!! Thanks for showing the way to get an exact cut after stamping too!

pcm said...

these stamps and dies are adorable!!!

gocanucksgo said...

Fabulous hop and great work by everyone! I love the adorable cupcake set.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabulous and full of inspiration hop. Congrats on the new release and I love the price!

Papermoon Dreams said...

Great to see Greeting Farm branching out. Love the new stamp & die sets. Thanks for chance to win.

Kristie Maynard said...

Oh My! These are wonderful. What a fabulous idea to have the stamps and die as a set. Wonderful, and I checked them on your site and what a reasonable price!!! These will be on my wish list for sure! Thanks! Now off to do some hopping!

truetome1970 said...

Love the new stamps and die sets!!! I am soooo excited!!!

Lynn said...

Those sets are just so cute - what a great idea to keep the stamps and die together - so convenient to use.

jenway9 said...

All I can say is Adorable!

Farmed210 said...

Love the cute new stamps and the matching dies! How convenient!

osirisandloki said...

i think i am going to have to sell a kidney to be able to afford all these fantastic dies and stamps that are coming out of CHA this year!!!! so fingers crossed i win :p

Laura Love said...

What a fun and inspiring hop! The Design team ladies and Guests all did an amazing job! Thanks for the chance to win! These look like so much fun to play with :)

Evy Goyens said...

I just want them all, that's all want to say!

Hugs, Evy

Jo Walker said...

These are amazing! Nice one!

Scarlet Florensia said...

Hop hop hop!!

Penny said...

Great hop! Love the idea of stamps and dies.

sterling said...

These look awesome and at a good price! Love all the sets! Thanks forms chance to win!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow, this really IS fab news!! Thanks for a great blog hop :)

Andrea Garland said...

So great that you are taking your coordinating dies, I'm going to hop to get inspire, Thanks.

mariangel said...

awesome hop awesome dies thanks for the chance

Mary-Anne V said...

Just finished the hop...wonderful inspiration. These stamps and dies are sure to be best sellers. congrats on this release.

Feebsy said...

Thanks so much for such an inspiring blog hop it's been great to see all the differnt ways these new sets can be used. Thanks also for giving us the chance to win the sets - very generous.

Feebsy
xx

urska-ustvarja said...

This dies and stamps are so cute! I came from Kristina Werner's blog and must say that you've truly created something super sweet and fun! :)

Brandy said...

Oh my! Love it all, but the clouds and cupcakes are so sweet!

Carol said...

Just love to hop - love the new dies!

ScrapMo said...

Wooowww ... It was an impressive hop
Each of the designers has created beautiful projects
there is no doubt the variety of wonders that can be achieved with the Die and stamps ...
I'm totally and completely in love with the clouds
Thanks for sharing
Hugs from Venezuela