12 October 2021

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

 

Welcome to the October Craft Your Life:Garden Rose release blog hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here form Vicky Papaioannou, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at anytime by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.


The Craft Your Life Garden Rose project kit is in store and available as a one off purchase here  CYL Garden Rose.


The Craft you life Projects kits are also available as a Monthly Subscription plan, which means you'll be guaranteed to receive the kit each month at a discounted price. 


My first card using the CYL Garden Rose project kit uses the 3D embossing folder. I embossed a piece of solar crest card and used my mini bending brushes to add inks. I used Mountain Mist, Citrus Burst and Frosty Pink. I love how the peachy tone appears when the yellow and pink inks blend.  I added a die cut sentiment using the Simple Friend die 

This next card was all about the stencils in the kit, using them to create a background, sentiment and add colour to the flower. I kept the colour pallet the same as in my previous card as I like to create sets when working with kits like this. I used the die set to cut the Rose and leaves which I added using Altenew's instant dimension foam tape.


This card was easy to create, I used some masking paper in order to be able to get the leaves looking like they are tucked in behind the Rose. I added colour with the stencil in the kit. As I moved my stencil I somehow managed to put a yellow smudge on the card, I admit at first I was annoyed and in a panic I decided to add more smudges and I'm actually happy with how it worked out. I added the sentiment using the stencil, first in Frosty pink and the moving the stencil slightly to add a drop shadow effect I used the Dew Drops ink.


The final card int he set uses the embossing folder for the background, once embossed I swiped the Frosty Pink ink pad lightly over the surface just catching the highest points. I added some stamped, stencilled and die cut flowers and leaves with foam tape.  I heat embossed the sentiments in white on to the Featured Sentiments dies.

Your next stop is LauraJane, before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway information 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 10/18/2021 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 10/20/2021.

 

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 Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jenny Colacicco

Vicky Papaioannou

Terri Koszler

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Daniel Diaz

Amanda Baldwin

Dana Joy

Michelle Short

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu

Seeka

Emily Midgett

Joy Baldwin

Therese Calvird

Erum Tasneem

Linda Parker

Reiko Tsuchida

Nenette S. Madero

Maryam Perez

Lilith Eeckels

Laurie Willison

Amy Hill

Preeti Chandran

Rosie Neustaedter

Bridget Casey

Sande Woodson

Colleen Balija

Ishani

Joylita Dsouza

Natasha Davies

07 October 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Primrose Blossom Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)


Welcome to the Craft-A-Flower Primrose Blossom release and blog hop. You should have arrived here from Bridget Casey, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.

The Craft-A-Flower Primrose Blossom is available in store to purchase now


I adore Altenew's Craft-A-Flower sets, they make creating stunning realistic flowers easy for everyone.

I cut the Primrose Blossom using Altenew's Gradient Cardstocks in Red CosmosRose Petal,Summer Afternoon and Green Meadows. I find it helpful to add Double Sided Adhesive Sheets to the reverse of the cardstock before cutting, not only does this seem to help with cutting detailed dies but means I can peel and layer a flower in no time at all.

To create the background I used the Dreamy Tiles embossing folder, before running the card and folder through my die cut machine I added some Cotton Candy ink to the raised areas of the folder, this then creates a debossed letter press effect. I added a black strip of card and then placed the Primrose Blossoms over this, it acts like an anchor, grounding the flowers that otherwise would be floating. Lastly I added the sentiment which I die cut from black card.

Your next stop is Dana Joy, before you go please take a moment to check out the giveaway and subscription details. 

The Craft-A-Flower is available as a monthly subscription plan, meaning you will receive the newest set before it even hits the Altenew Store, making sure you have secured it every month with no risk of it going out of stock. 

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 10/13/2021 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 10/15/2021. 

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Seeka

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Daniel Diaz

Amanda Baldwin

Reiko Tsuchida

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Maryam Perez

Joy Baldwin

Michelle Short

LauraJane

Amy Hill

Natasha Davies

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita Dsouza

Ishani

Linda Parker

Nenette S. Madero

Preeti Chandran

Sande Woodson

Colleen Balija

05 October 2021

Altenew Rustic Charm Stamp/Die/Stencils/Embossing Folders/Washi Tape/Brush Marker/Fine Mister Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 


Welcome to the October Rustic Charm release from Altenew, you should have arrived here from Daniel Diaz, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog or using the links at the end of this post to navigate.

This release is packed with stamps, dies, stencils, washi tape and more

The new release is available to purchase in store via my affiliate link>>> Rustic Charm Release , please not that affiliate links do not cost you anything, however Altenew give me a small commission for sale made with this link, it helps me to keep crafting.


My first card uses the Cozy winter vibes and die set. I stamped the images on to watercolour card and used some waterbrush markers to add colour.  I added a frames around the images using the Thin Frame 3D die set  and embellished with a box and some die cut trees.


My second card features the Globe Builder die set.  I actually made a shaker card, the snow globe has faux snow in so you can shake it like the real thing.  I added it to a card base prepared using the Diamond Snowflake Stencil and some blue texture paste.


Next up is the Mid-Century Festivities stamp set and die set, I stamped and die cut several baubles and strung them up and added them to an embossed panel, I used the Basic Plaid embossing folder for this.  The stamp set has a really cool sentiment and die which work perfectly on this card.

I adore washi tape and the Gold Splatter Washi Tape really is beautiful. For this card I used the Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover die to add texture to a panel which I covered with the washi. I then added a piece of light pink vellum and die cut sentiments from the Merry Christmas Word die set. I finished off with some gold thread tied around the top.


If you hadn't guessed by now, I love a Bauble so here's another card with Baubles lol. I used the  Basic Plaid embossing folder as my background and added the Baubles which I stamped, heat embossed and die cut using the Lovely Ornaments stamp set and die set onto some of the 6x6 Gel Printing -Soft Washes paper pad with Rose Gold embossing powder


What would an Altenew release be without a beautiful flower stamp set?

So last but by no means least I used the Whirlwind Flowers stamp set and die set to stamp and cut my floral images. I set them against a background created with the Basic Plaid embossing folder6x6 Gel Printing -Soft Washes paper pad  and  Painted Grid Washi Tape.  It has a spring vibe, I'm not ready to let go and head in to Autumn just yet.

Your next stop is Nathalie DeSousa, but before you leave please take a moment to read the giveaway and free gift information below.




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 Rustic Charm Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 10/05/2021 through 10/07/2021.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Rustic Charm Stamp & Die Release Collection from 10/05/2021 through 10/11/2021.


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 10/11/2021 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 10/13/2021.

 

Blog Hop Order

 

Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Dana Joy

Laurie Willison

Seeka

Jenny Colacicco

Erum Tasneem

Daniel Diaz

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Joy Baldwin

Michelle Short

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Reiko Tsuchida

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Nenette S. Madero

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Maryam Perez

Bridget Casey

Tania Ahmed

Zinia Redo

Sandhya Iyer

Sande Woodson

Linda Parker

Amy Hill 

Ishani

Joylita Dsouza

Natasha Davies

Rosie Neustaedter