01 July 2022

Altenew July 2022 Summer Sunshine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Welcome to the Summer Sunshine collection release blog hop and giveaway. I am super excited to be sharing five projects with you! Before we start, lets take care of a little housekeeping, You should have arrived here from Bridget Casey, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Blog.

Today's new release is available to purchase via the Summer Sunshine Collection Page in the Altenew store.


My first card uses four of the new products. I started by stamping the Mosaic Diamonds Stamp Set in pink onto some Neenah Solar crest 80lb cardstock. I then used the Monstera and Quotes Stamp Set to stamp out 5 of the Monstera leaves. I then used the Monstera and Quotes Simple Coloring Stencil to add color. I cut the leaves using the Monstera and Quotes Die Set.

To put the card together I added a torn piece of black card for the leaves to sit on and then stamped a sentiment in black ink at the top of the card.

 
My next card was really fun to make. I used the Mosaic Diamonds Stamp Set to create a background panel. I then used all of the sentiments from the Monstera and Quotes Stamp Set to stamp over the top. This creates a really fun effect. i torn the right hand edge and matted it onto a black card base. 

I added a white heat embossed sentiment on the black edge and then place a floral sprig from the Tropical Jungle Stamp Set which I colored with my artist markers and die cut using the coordinating Die set.


My next two cards feature the Mod Fruit Bowl Stamp Set and Mod Fruit Bowl Die Set. For this card I stamped and die cut some melons and melon wedges, I placed them in a pattern across the middle of a panel, I though it would be fun to nestle the sentiment among the melons.

I added a black mat below the decorated panel. I then added some Brushed Grid Wide Washi to an A2 note card before adding the other layers.


I am so happy with my lemons on this card.  I used the Mod Fruit Bowl Stamp Set and Mod Fruit Bowl Die Set. I added Fresh Lemon ink to the lemon stamp and stamped it once, while still in place on my Misti door I used a finger dauber to add some Honey Drizzle ink to the outer edges, the finger dauber allow you to diffuse the ink so that you achieve a soft blend. I used the same technique for the leaves, this time using Bamboo and Parrot ink.



Here I used the Linear Life: Tropical Garden Hot Foil diesLinear Life:Tropical Garden Stamp Set and Linear Life Tropical Garden Die Set. I hot foil, stamp and then die cut, I find this process order works best for me.

I created a background using the Areca Palm 3D Embossing Folder, I embossed some 110lb white card, added some Bamboo ink to my glass cutting mat and sprtized it water. I then swipped the embossed card through it, this gives a really fun effect. I added a white heat embossed sentiment on to a black die cut, which I cut using the Nesting Slim Labels.


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 Summer Sunshine  Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 07/01/2022 through 07/03/2022.

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

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Summer Sunshine  Stamp & Die Release Collection from 07/01/2022 through 07/07/2022.




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 07/17/2022 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 07/19/2022.


Your next stop is Karen Brown

Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Erum Tasneem

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Caly Person

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Karen Brown

Laurie Willison

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckels

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

Michelle Burnier

Agnieszka Małyszek

Angela Brennan

Emily Midgett

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Laurie Patterson

Svitlana Shayevich

Annemarie Caister

Tania Ahmed

Penny Pynnonen

Adriana Arminio

Berina Rajakumar

Daniel Diaz

21 June 2022

Altenew June 2022 Fine & Dandy Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Welcome to the Fine & Dandy collection release blog hop and giveaway. I am so excited to be sharing 5 cards with you today. First off, you should have arrived here from the Altenew Blog, if not you can use the list at the bottom of this post to navigate. 

This release is packed full of goodness, there are stand alone dies, hot foil plates, simple coloring stencils and new brushed metallic cardstock!


Wait, there's more! There is even a project kit, consisting of a 6x8" stamps set, matching die set, coloring stencils and a 3D embossing folder.


All items are available to purchase in store now using my affiliate link at no extra cost to you >>> Fine & Dandy Collection



My first card uses the new Oriental Poppy project kit. I started by stamping several of the large Poppies from the Oriental Poppy Stamp Set  on to Neenah Solar Crest 80lb Cardstock. I then used the 4 in 1 Coloring Stencil to add color to them. 

Using the coordinating die set I cut them all out and adhered them onto a thick card panel. I trimmed the edges back and created a shaker pocket, which I filled with sequins and glitter. I added this to an A2 card base and used the Fancy Hello die to cut my sentiment in black.


My second card uses the Oriental Poppy 3D embossing folder.  I spritzed some Mullberry paper with water and ran it through my die cutting machine with the embossing folder. I then used watercolor brush markers to add some colour and sprinkled with mica powders. I torn the edges whilst wet so that I got a nice fibrous edge.

Once dry I placed it back in the embossing folder and ran it through once again to make sure the impression was as crisp as possible. I then used a gold pigment ink pad to swipe across the raised areas before stamping a sentiment from the Oriental Poppy Stamp Set. I added the embossed panel to a white A2 notecard.



My next card features the Delightful Flowers Hot Foil Plate. (This Hot Foil Plate does have a coordinating simple coloring stencil but I didn't receive it.)

I hot foiled the Delightful flowers onto white card stock, using Silver foil in my Foilpress hot foil machine. I then used my Altenew Artist Markers to add color. To finish the card I heat embossed a sentiment onto vellum and wrapped it around the foiled panel before adding to an A2 note card.
 


This next card features the Stitched Scalloped Circle Dies and Brushed Rose Metallic Cardstock. I embossed a background using the Motif Tile 3D embossing folder. I added foliage from Branches and Berries die set and a sentiment from the Simple Greetings die set.


My final card uses the Exquisite Marble Hot Foil Plate for the background and the Freesia Hot Foil PlateFreesia Die and Freesia 2 in 1 simple coloring stencil for the focal images. I added a sentiment using the sentiment banners hot foil platecoordinating cover die and the Sentiment Strips stamp set.

Now on to the giveaway information...


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 06/27/2022 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 06/29/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Terri Koszler

Cheryl Espie

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Therese Calvird

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Laurie Willison

Linda Westfall

Emily Midgett

Nenette S. Madero

Svitlana Shayevich

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

Dana Joy

Maryam Perez

Colleen Balija

Erum Tasneem

Bridget Casey

Agnieszka Małyszek

Natasha Davies

Amy Hill

Daniel Diaz

Sande Woodson

12 June 2022

Altenew June 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Welcome to Altenew's June Marvellous Monthly Series release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from Mindy Eggen, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Blog.

Get ready to celebrate the start of summer with this collection of stamps, dies, stencils, and an embossing folder! See a fresh take on florals, outline images just waiting to be colored with your favorite mediums, AND a sweet little sentiment set that can go from birthdays to graduation celebrations! We can't wait to see what you create.

The Marvellous Monthly Series Products are in store and available as either one off purchases or monthly subscriptions. You can even buy this months complete bundle at a huge discount here Marvellous Monthly Series Product Page

I have cards using each of the subscription sets to share with you, let's start with my favourite...



This card features the Craft-A-Flower Cape Marguerite. I have to say that I am totally in love with this die set. Altenew have changed the way the dies are manufactured to include each die having a number on it that indents into the die cut so that you know which layer it is. As this set has 2 flowers in it, they've even made it so that each flowers die/die cut is recognisable by either a keyhole or an arrow. This means you collect all the keyhole pieces and layer them in number order and the do the same for the arrow pieces....it's genius!

I started by cutting all of the pieces I required and then ink blending then with a small blending brush. I then added splatters of white ink before adhering the layers together. I added the floral elements to a card that was embossed using the Dreamy Tiles 3D Embossing Folder, I then completed the card by adding a die cut sentiment from the Bold Greetings Die Set.


My second card features the Build-A-Garden Natures Magic set. I stamped the images in black ink onto Neenah Solar crest cardstock. i then used my Altenew Artist Markers to add color. I then die cut them using the coordinating die set.

The background was created by stamping the left hand side of the card with green ink using the Wood Pallet stamp set. I then added a strip of black card before adhering the flowers. Lastly I added a stamped sentiment.


Next up is the Paint-A-Flower Flowering Dogwood. I stamped the large floral image onto some smooth white card and used my Woodless Coloring Pencils to add color. I then die cut the left hand side  of the panel using the Creative Edges Lace Die. I added the die cut panel to a piece of pink card before adhering it to an A2 white card. A quick stamped sentiment and a few dew drops and the card was complete. 

Next we have the Mini Delight Hooray! stamp and die set. This is a super cool set that allows you to stamp and layered word that looks 3D. Here I teamed it up with the Bunch of Balloons 3D embossing folder.

I embossed a piece of white card and then added lots of bright fun colours. I flicked some white ink and then mounted the panel on to black card. My two stamped "Hip Hip" words were mounted onto a black blank layer which was cut using the coordinating die. I added a drop shadow so that they stood out form the background. I then stamped and die cut the "Hooray!" and added it using foam tape.

The last subscription product is the Craft-Your-Life Silk Art project kit. I made two cards using this kit. The first card is an edge to edge shaker card. I used the layering stencil set to ink the in=mage onto white card. I then die cut it before using the 3D embossing folder to add the beautiful embossed detail.


 This last card was something I came up with whilst just playing around. I added the stamp to the door of my Misti and placed a piece of water colour card inside. I then used my waterbrush markers to add colour to the flowers, I then spritzed the stamp with water and closed the Misti door, making an impression on the card. I did the same to color the leaves.  

Once dry I used the stamp (still in the original position) to clear heat emboss over the top. This lock the inked image safely away allowing me to add a background. I added water to the background and then dropped in black ink and sprinkled with rock salt.

Once dry I brushed off the salt. I then placed two sheets of printer paper over the clear embossed area and used my Iron to rub over the top. The heat melts the embossing powder and the printer paper sucks it up. You can then use the printer paper for another project! I added a two part sentiment to finish the look.



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 06/18/2022 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 06/20/2022.


Your next stop on the hop is Colleen Balija

 

Blog Hop Order

 

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Erum Tasneem

Dana Joy

Jenny Colacicco

LauraJane

Emily Midgett

Cheryl Espie

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Terri Koszler

Colleen Balija

Nathalie DeSousa

Caly Person

Therese Calvird

Nenette S. Madero

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Reiko Tsuchida

Amy Hill

Tenia Nelson

Hussena Calcuttawala

Maryam Perez

Agnieszka Małyszek

Sande Woodson

Natasha Davies

Bridget Casey

Linda Westfall

Daniel Diaz