29 September 2022

Altenew Sticky Essentials Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 


Hey there, thanks for stopping by. I am so excited to be part of Altenew's Sticky Essentials blog hop, we are celebrating (and showcasing) everything sticky at Altenew. I don't know if you are aware but Altenew stock a huge range of their own brand adhesives. Everything from tape pens, double sided adhesive sheets to a 22 in 1 precision glue pen. There is a an adhesive for every possible part of your crafty project.

I have created a project using some of my go to adhesives from their range, let's take a closer look.


I started by adding watercolor to a pice of water color card using Altenew's watercolor brush markers. Once dry I cut out a cover panel using the layered medallions cover die A. I added this to my card using the 2 in 1 Precision glue pen.  "It features a fine tip to allow for precise application of glue - just perfect for those detailed die-cuts, small embellishments, and more! For a permanent bond, use when the glue is wet. For a repositionable bond, allow glue to set until tacky. ​"


The sentiment was created using the Reach for the Stars die set, I cut the base layer from Lilac card and the word layer from black card which had a piece of the Double sided adhesive sheet on the reverse, this made it easy for me to then peel the backing off and add to the base layer, much like a sticker.

I used some Instant Dimension foam tape to add the sentiment to the background. The tape is so easy to peel and can be cut down to suit the size of project you are working on. Finally I added a few AB Sequins using the glue pen.

Your next stop on the hop is Hannelie Bester, be sure to check out the Adhesives section of the Altenew store for all your sticky needs.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/05/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/06/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Helen Kalb

Lilith Eeckels

Teresa Litchfield

Laurie Willison

Bridget Casey

Michelle Burnier 

Tenia Nelson

Linda Westfall

Seeka

Therese Calvird

Karen Brown

Sadia Ashraf

LauraJane

Erin Thompson

Terri Koszler

Hannelie Bester

Amy Hill

Nathalie DeSousa

Marieke Slaats

Disha Jain

Maryam Pérez

Michelle Short

Berina Rajakumar

Teri Wilson

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

22 September 2022

Altenew September 2022 Enchanted Winter Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 


Welcome to the Enchanted Winter Collection Release Blog Hop and Giveaway, you should have arrived here from Jennifer McGuire, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Blog or using the links at the end of this post.

I am super excited to be sharing 5 projects with you, all the new items can be found on the Enchanted Winter Embossing Collection Page on the Altenew store.


My first card features the new Blooming Flower Bed Stencil Set. This is a layering stencil set that allows you to add different colors to the flowers and leaves. I added some glittery stencil paste through on e of the layers. My sentiment is cut with the Fancy For You Die Set.



Next, Altenew have added a Gentle Butterfly Simple Coloring Stencil Set that coordinates with the previously released Gentle Butterfly 3D Embossing Folder. This is a great way to add color to just the embossed areas. I added a sentiment using the One Go Birthday Greetings Stamp Set and One Go Birthday Greetings Die Set.



I'm a big fan of embossing folders, especially ones that replicate tiled patterns, so the Intricate Tiles 3D Embossing Folder really excited me. It's so detailed and I knew right away that I wanted to emboss it on Black card and use gilding wax to highlight the pattern. I then used the Pristine Peonies Project Kit to add a white heat embossed vellum floral element.



I used the Starry Patterns 3D Embossing Folder to deboss with blue ink onto white card. I then added the sentiment using the Reach For The Stars Die Set onto of a piece of torn blue vellum.


This last card uses lots of the newly released Enamel dots. I stamped a sentiment from the More Than Words Stamp Set onto white card and adhered in onto green embossed card base, I used the Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder.

I then added a circle of enamel dots using the following set Summer Afternoon, Red Sunset, Lapis Lazuli and Green Valley Enamel Dots.


Your next stop is Mugdha Gujarathi, before you leave please take a moment to check out the giveaway details below.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/28/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/29/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order

Please add a link to the person before and after you in your post. You are encouraged to include the full list as well.

 

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Terri Koszler

Mugdha Gujarathi

Erum Tasneem

Kelly Taylor

Nathalie DeSousa

Bobby Hagen

Maryam Pérez

Berina Rajakumar

Laurie Willison

Amy Hill

Michelle Burnier

Lorena Brougher

Bridget Casey

Emily Midgett

LauraJane

Adriana Arminio

Disha Jain

Nichol Spohr

Svitlana Shayevich

Mindy Eggen

Hannelie Bester

Agnieszka Malyszek

Jenny Martin

Virginia Lu

Seeka

Linda Westfall

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.


12 September 2022

Altenew September 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hello and welcome to Altenew's September 2022 Marvellous Monthly Series Blog Hop and Giveaway. You should have arrived here from Seeka, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at anytime by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.

You can find all of the new releases here in the Monthly Subscription Section. This release is full of 
Peonies, tulips, gingerbread cookies, and more! This collection of products is just the thing to help you beat the seasonal blues. You are sure to find inspiration with these lovelies as you get creative in your craft space.

I have two very different card to share with you today, they are worlds apart in terms of color, I hope you like them.


This first card features the Build-A-Garden Pristine Peonies. These Peonies are huge! I stamped then on to Neenah Solar crest 80lb cardstock using Obsidian Ink. I then used the coordinating simple colouring stencils to add ink blended details. I kept the blending soft, using the following colors; Misty Moor, Marshland, Blush and Pastel Sunrise.

I cut the image using the dies included int he Build-A-Garden Pristine Peonies set. I adhered them to an A2 note card, trimming off any excess and sliding it in to empty spaces to fill the card front. I then added a stamped and heat embossed sentiment and some black enamel dots.

I'm loving how soft and light this design feels even with the black elements that give a more modern style.


My next card is all about colour and drama, and boy I am so obsessed with it. I started by stamping the flowers, leaves and flourishes from the Craft-Your-Life Floral Acanthus onto 80lb Neenah solar crest cardstock. I then used some really bright colors and the simple colouring stencils included int he kit to ink blend.

I used; Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Lagoon and Lime Crisp Dye Ink Pads, along with mini blending brushes. I cut all of the images using the coordinating dies and adhered them to a Navy Blue card base using foam pads. I die cut the word Hugs from card that I ink blended using the Fresh lemon Ink Pad.

This card is vivid and modern in style, I hope you like it as much as I do.


Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/18/2022 for a chance to win. 

 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/19/2022.



Altenew Card Blog

Maryam Perez

Linda Westfall

Tenia Nelson

Laurie Willison

Berina Rajakumar

Michelle Short

Emily Midgett

Kelly Taylor

Agnieszka Malyszek

Amy Hill

Nicole Watt

Jaycee Gaspar

Hannelie Bester

Therese Calvird

Adriana Arminio

Virginia Lu

Kinjal Trivedi

Lilith Eeckels

LauraJane

Seeka

Terri Koszler

Disha Jain

Nathalie DeSousa

Mindy Eggen

Jennifer Colacicco

Michelle Burnier

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Bridget Casey

Svitlana Shayevich

31 August 2022

September 2022 Winter Magic Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)



Hello and welcome to the September 2022 Winter Magic release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Michelle Short, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog



About the Winter Magic Collection 

We love celebrating the winter season, and this release includes everything you need to do just that! Let your holiday cards shine with trendy typography, classic poinsettias, or a modern tree. A timeless wreath of mistletoe (with coordinating embossing folder and stencils!), winter florals, and hot foil plates and dies to finish off the release. 'Tis the season!


You can purchase the new items instore right now Winter Magic Collection


I have created 4 cards to share with you, lets jump in and take a closer look...


My first card features the Festive Tree Stamp Set and Festive Tree Die Set. I stamped the tree using Bamboo and Just Green Crisp Dye Ink Pads. I embossed a piece of red card using the Diamond Stars 3D Embossing Folder.

I added the tree to the embossed background using foam tape and then stamped and die cut on of the sentiments from the set, I love that these sentiments have dies to go with them, it give the card a modern feel. I then added a sub sentiment stamped onto a white card strip and sprinkled a few sequins.


The next card showcases the Mistletoe Wreath Stamp Set. I stamped the wreath and used the Mistletoe Wreath Simple Coloring Stencil to add color with blending brushes. I used Minty Mint,Bamboo and Just Green Crisp Dye Ink pads. 

I cut the wreath using the Mistletoe Wreath Die Set and added it to a card that was prepared with the Candy Stripe Cover Die cut form red cardstock. I added a stamped sentiment using the Banner stamp and die included in the Mistletoe Wreath set.


Next up is the Poinsettia and Berries Stamp Set I started by stamping the two Poinsettias in the corners and adding leaves. I then masked them and stamped the black outline images. I used Rouge and Heartbeat Crisp Dye Ink pads for the Poinsettias and Mountain Pine for the leaves.

I embossed some red card using the Buffalo Plaid 3D Embossing Folder and added my stamped panel. I then cut my sentiment using the Merry Christmas Die Set, I cut from black and gold and adhered with a drop shadow.



My final card uses the Poinsettia and Berries Stamp Set and Poinsettia and Berries Die Set. I used
Rouge and Heartbeat Crisp Dye Ink pads for the Poinsettias and Mountain Pine for the leaves. I embossed some white cardstock with the Crossing Stars 3D Embossing Folder and then added the die cut flower and leaves. I finished the card with some gold twine and gems.

Your next stop on the hop is Reiko Tsuchida, before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway and free gift promotion below.




FREE GIFT OFFER!

  • Get a FREE brand new Winter Magic Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 08/31/2022 to 09/02/2022.

  • Get a FREE brand new Winter Magic Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide e-book (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Winter Magic Bundles. *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Winter Magic Stamp & Die Release Collection from 08/31/2022 through 09/06/2022.

 

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/06/2022 for a chance to win. 

 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/07/2022.



Altenew Card Blog

Laurie Willison

Adriana Arminio

Disha Jain

Agnieszka Malyszek

Amy Hill

Erum Tasneem

Berina Rajakumar

Emily Midgett

Caly Person

Lilith Eeckels

Bridget Casey

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

Hannelie Bester

Tenia Nelson

Nichol Spohr

Virginia Lu

Michelle Burnier

Jenny Colacicco

Seeka

Maryam Perez

Linda Westfall

Nathalie DeSousa

Mindy Eggen

Michelle Short

Terri Koszler

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Therese Calvird

Svitlana Shayevich