12 May 2022

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Florescence Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


 Welcome to Altenew's May Craft-Your-Life release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Nenette S. Madero, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.

This month's kit is Florescence, as always the kit includes a 6x8" stamp set, matching die set, 3D embossing folder and simple coloring stencil. I have created a card to share with you, so lets take a look..

I decided to use one of the stamps from the kit to stamp in opposite corners, creating a diagonal split. I then used the coordinating simple coloring stencil to add ink blended color to the image. I love hoe using a simple coloring stencil allows you to quickly add color to an image.

I trimmed the stamped panel down to measure 4x5.5" and added it to a black and white striped card base. I white heat embossed a sentiment onto a piece of black card and added this to my card with some thin black thread beneath.

Your next stop is Angela Brennan, before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway and prize info 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 05/18/2022 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 05/20/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order

 

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Cheryl Espie

Nathalie DeSousa

Nenette S. Madero

Terri Koszler

Angela Brennan

Jaycee Gaspar

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson

LauraJane

Maryam Perez

Preeti Chandran

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

Nandini Karmarkar

Laurie Patterson

Amy Hill

Bridget Casey

Linda Westfall

Eva Bussom

SathyaKala Sankaran

Ann Taylor

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Daniel Diaz

Hussena Calcuttawala

07 May 2022

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release Blog Hop + Giveaway (Total of $200 prizes)

 


Hey crafty friends, welcome to the May Craft-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from LauraJane, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.

This month's Craft-A-Flower is the Butterfly Bush. This is a stunning layering die set, the flower is constructed with just 3 layers, there is a stem and 3 layer leaf. This set also includes two butterfly dies!

I have created a card using the new CAF Butterfly Bush to help inspire you.

To create my card I used the Mid Century Frame Die cut from the Gilded Gradient Cardstock. I also used this cardstock to cut one of the butterflies. I cut the CAF Butterfly Bush from the New Purple Gradient Cardstock and Green Meadows Gradient Cardstock. I used liquid adhesive t adhere them as it was so quick and easy. I added a stamped sentiment on to a banner using the Sentiment Strips 3 stamp set.

I love how easy this set is to layer up and the addition of the two butterflies is fantastic. Your next stop is Nenette S. Madero, before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway information below.

 


Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/13/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/15/2022.


Altenew Card Blog


04 May 2022

Altenew May 2022 Dreams Come True Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


 Welcome to the May 2002 Dreams Come True Collection Release Blog hop and Giveaway. You should have arrived here from Vicky Papaioannou, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Blog

The new release is live in store right now New release collection page. I have made six cards using the new release, let's take a closer look...

My first card features the All Things A simple coloring stencil, this stencil has been designed to coordinate with the All Things A Stamp Set and All Things A die set.

I stamped the A and used the simple coloring stencil and some mini blending brushes to add colour. I then cut it using the coordinating die. I added the die cut panel onto a piece of black card and placed the A offset using foam tape. I added this to a card covered with some patterned paper. I then stamped a sentiment form the All Things A stamp set.

Next up is the Always Be Kind Stamp set and Always Be Kind simple coloring stencil. Here I simple stamped and ink blended but I could have used the previously released Coordinating die set
 to cut the sentiment, I felt that I wanted a simple one layer card but I like the option to be able to add the die cut.

I absolutely love the new Educators Rule Stamp Set and Educators Rule Die set. I stamped the pencils down one side, all coming in at various lengths. I then stamped and cut the Apple and the Word Teacher and adhered them using foam tape. This design would be super fun to use for thank you cards at the end of the school year.

The Hello Friend Stamp set and Hello Friend Die set is a really fun set. I stamped the words in different colors and cut them with the coordinating die. I sat them against a background which I prepared using the Reflections Web Cover die cut in white, against a turquoise card base. I love the extra little hearts in the set, I used a few of them to embellish the design.

Next up is the Poppy Arrangement Stencil set, this stencil set does have a coordinating stamp set but I don't have it. So, to create my card I used the stencil set to create the floral cluster, I then used a fine liner pen to add sketched details for the outline, using the image on the packaging to help me get things looking as accurate as possible.

My final card uses the Whispy Joy Stamp set and Whispy Joy Die set. I stamped and die cut the images and then sat them against a background which I created using the Moroccan Lattice Cover die cut in white and adhered to an A2 white note card.


Free Gift

We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release. Feel free to share the promotion banner/info on your blog hop post or on your social media post using your affiliate links for a chance to make some extra money. 

 

  • Get a FREE brand new Dreams Come True Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 05/04/2022 through 05/06/2022. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Dreams Come True Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Dreams Come True Stamp & Die Release Collection from 05/04/2022 through 05/10/2022. Shop HERE!



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 05/10/2022 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 05/12/2022.


Altenew Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Terri Koszler

Vicki Boutin

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Michelle Short

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero

Laurie Willison

Bridget Casey

Jenny Colacicco

Natasha Davies

Tenia Nelson

Linda Westfall

Reiko Tsuchida

Rosie Neustaedter

Emily Midgett

Amy Hill

Maryam Perez

Sande Woodson

Svitlana Shayevich

Tania Ahmed

Susan Stagno

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Katrina Howe

Mindy Eggen

Eva Bussom

Ann Taylor

Daniel Diaz

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar

Preeti Chandran

SathyaKala Sankaran

Susan Busada

01 May 2022

Altenew Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 total prizes)


Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Product Description:
Love genuinely, and bloom with grace. Create two card fronts at once with this first-of-its-kind floral stamp set! The imaginative set features a magnificent tree branch bearing flowers that you wouldn't normally see together in nature. Cut the design just right for a card featuring the cupped rose and another card featuring the flat rose. Stamp the heartwarming sentiments and quotes to inspire your loved ones. We hope you love this stamp set as much as we do!

Enjoy our Build-A-Garden project set, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Each month includes a stamp set along with a coordinating stencil set and/or die set PLUS a customer-favorite Mini Blending Brush! Build your collection of brushes from month to month so you will never be left looking for the perfect tool while crafting.

This set contains the following products:

- one 6" x 8" stamp set containing 10 stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer

- one layering stencil set containing 4 stencils that coordinate with the stamp set

- one Mini Blending Brush for ink blending

Note: These products are NOT sold separately.

The Build-A-Garden Magnificent Branch is available to purchase now in the Altenew Store

I have created 3 cards using the Magnificent Branch, all I did was change the orientation of the stamp/cardstock in order to use a different section. I used the coordinating simple coloring stencil and small blending brush to add ink to the stamped image.




I decided that the cards only needed a few inky splatters and a sentiment to finish them.

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Giveaway Prizes
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/07/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/09/2022.