25 January 2022

Altenew Fabulous Flora Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome to the Altenew Fabulous Floral release blog hop and giveaway, you should have arrived here form Annemarie Caister, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at anytime by visiting the Altenew Blog.

My first card features the Blobby Roses 4-in-1 Layering Stencil and Blobby Roses die set. I just love how you can use the stencil for a full background and also to stencil and cut embellishments.  I aded a sentiment using the Colorful Soul Stamp set and Colorful Soul die set
 

For this card I used the Fancy Sweater 2-in-1 Stencil and the Nesting Slim labels die set to create a place for the sentiment to sit. I cut the sentiment using the Brush Alpha die set and added the secondary sentiment using the  Featured Sentiment dies and Sentiment Strip stamp set. I embossed the background with the Gems 3D embossing folder.


Next up is a really fun card featuring the new Fringe 3D embossing folder. I ink blended the embossed panel with pastel colours and added a sentiment using the All About Wishes Word dies. To embellish the card I used the Party Time die set to cut some Sequins and streamers.

My last card is possibly my favourite, I used the new Meadow Burst 5-in-1 stencil to ink blend in shades of blue with some added deep pink for the floral elements. I used the Featured Sentiment dies and Sentiment Strip stamp set for the sentiment.



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 01/27/2022  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 02/01/2022.


Your next stop is Emily Midgett


22 January 2022

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Camellia Waterhouse Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)


Welcome to the January Paint-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 anytime by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.  This months flower is the Camellia Waterhouse





My card using the Camellia Waterhouse is a very soft and subtle card. Just because the set is a Paint A Flower doesn't mean you have to paint or even add colour.

I decided to white heat emboss the Camellia Waterhouse onto vellum and fussy cut it. I set it against a background using the Gel Printing Soft Washes 6x6 paper pad. I added the heat embossed sentiment onto green vellum and then added a few Satin White Sequins.

I love how simplistic this card is but at the same time it feels elegant.



The PAF is also available as a monthly subscription plan PAF Subscription Plan


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 01/28/2022 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 01/30/2022.



Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Colleen Balija

Jaycee Gaspar

Teri Wilson

Michelle Short

LauraJane

Terri Koszler

Linda Parker

Norine Borys

Natasha Davies

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Maryam Perez

Annemarie Caister

Fiona Duff

Rebecca Sogn

Rachael Shedeed

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

18 January 2022

Cute Valentines card using Lawn Fawn's Scent With Love

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so I am busy making cards for the big day.

I recently purchased the Scent With Love stamp and Die set from Lawn Fawn and couldn't wait to create a "stinkin cute card" (see what I did there,lol)

I will be entering this card into the current Lawnfawnatics challenge #117 "Lots of Heart"

To create my card I use the following products:

Large Mini Slimline Stackables die set

Giant XOXO die

Scent with love stamp and die sets.

Lots of Hearts background stencils.

I stencilled the background using the Lots of Hearts stencil set and distress oxide inks,  I used Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry. Over the darker hearts I added some glitter embossing paste. Once dry I cut the panel using the largest of the Large mini slimline stackables dies.

I stamped the Skunk images onto Neenah solar crest 80lb card using Momento ink. I coloured with Spectrum Noir's Illustrator markers ad die cut using the coordinating die.  I ink blended some of the Picked Raspberry ink onto some thick white card and then die cut the Giant XOXO die. I also added some Liquid stardust onto the Giant XOXO for added sparkle.

Before adding all of the elements to the card I thought the Skunks would benefit from some white Gel Pen highlights. I took one of the sentiments from the set and stamped it on to a strip of card. All elements were added using foam tape for dimension. 

12 January 2022

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


Welcome to the Altenew Craft Your Life Feathered Lilies release blog hop and giveaway, you should have arrived here from Teresa Litchfield, 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 the stunning Feathered Lilies.

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies Product Description: 

Floral beauty and messages of love all in one! The stamp set features a beautiful bouquet of lilies, elaborate leaves, and baroque elements. The minimalist style is a colorist's dream, as it provides plenty of open space to add coloring and shading. Not a coloring enthusiast? Our coordinating coloring stencils make adding color sweet and simple. Finally, we have maximized this stamp set with tons of sentiments so you can stay in touch with your loved ones.



Craft Your Life Project Kit Subscription Plan

Each month we release a new Craft Your Life Project Kit Design. The monthly subscription means that we will send you the newly released Craft Your Life Project Kit without you having to go to our website to order it each month.

The Craft Your Life Project Kit comes with a 6 x 8 Stamp set and its coordinating Die Set, Stencil, and Embossing Folder. Note that the items included in this kit are not sold separately.

The price of the subscription is $49.99/ month plus shipping and tax (calculated based on the location of the shipping address). This will Auto-renew every month until it is canceled.

 You will have full control over your subscription! You can cancel your subscription at any time and you also have the option to skip a month. You can make the changes to your subscription when you log in to your account at Altenew.com and click on Manage Subscription. We send out newsletters before a new design is released so if you don't want the next design you can absolutely opt to skip a month. Just be sure to make the change before your subscription auto-renews to avoid unwanted charges.

I have created two cards to share with you using the new release, lets take a closer look...



My first card uses the stamp, die and coloring stencil. I love that the CYL kits have the simple coloring stencils, it allows everyone to create stunning floral images regardless of experience, oh and it's quick and easy too.  I sat my die cut flowers against an embossed background, I used the Connected 3D embossing folder. I added a couple of stamped sentiments on white card.


My second card shows how you can use the outline image without coloring it, it's so pretty it can hold it's own on a card. Here I added the die cut image to a card which I covered with a piece of patterned paper from the Wildflower 6x6 paper pack. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper.

Now let's take a look at the giveaway information...



$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 01/18/2022 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 01/20/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Jenny Colacicco

Dana Joy

Erum Tasneem

LauraJane

Laurie Willison

Teri Wilson

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Jaycee Gaspar

Danielle Dunlop

Michelle Short

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Juhi Khanna

Nathalie DeSousa

Fiona Duff

Reiko Tsuchida

Rachael Shedeed

Therese Calvird

Maryam Perez

Linda Parker

Annemarie Caister

Rebecca Sogn

Penny Pynnonen

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

Colleen Balija




07 January 2022

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

 

Welcome to the January Craft-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway, You should have arrived here from Virginia Lu, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog. This month's flower is the Orion Geranium.

The Craft-A-Flower is available as a monthly subscriptionWhen signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)


To create my card I started by adding some Double Sided Adhesive sheets to the back of some Neenah Solar crest card. I then placed all of the dies from the set and ran it through my die cut machine. I then used my Altenew Artist markers to colour the layers, I used the Sunshine Valley set.

I then layered all of the elements, which is really quick as I created sticky backed pieces. I prepared the card base using a strip of paper from the Essential Black and White Paper Pack, I adhered it to the left side of the card and then placed the flowers and leaves.

For the sentiment I used the Tiny Sentiments: Hello stamp and Tiny Sentiments: Hello die. I cut the die twice form black and white card, adhering them together with a shadow effect.

I love the bright colours of the floral pieces with the stark black contrast. Your next stop is Penny Pynnonen.



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 01/13/2022 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 01/15/2022.


Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Danielle Dunlop

Jaycee Gaspar

Teri Wilson

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Maryam Perez

LauraJane

Virginia Lu

Terri Koszler

Penny Pynnonen

Erum Tasneem

Natasha Davies

Reiko Tsuchida

Annemarie Caister

Svitlana Shayevich

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

04 January 2022

Altenew Vintage Galore Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Welcome to the January Vintage Galore collection release from Altenew, you should have arrived here from LauraJane, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Blog.

This release is full of stamps, dies, Hot foil plates, stencils and Gel Pens!!! I have created 5 cards, lets take a closer look...


My first card features the Wedding Promises Stamp Set, I heat embossed in gold and added the stamp layers. I fussy cut the cake and added it to a panel which was prepared using the Gold Foil Pinstripe Washi and Gold Foil Winter Roses Washi Tape.  I added a heat embossed sentiment and a few sequins to finish the look.

Next up is a huge foiling die, the Golden Days Hot Foil Plate !  I foiled it with silver foil onto smooth white card and then added colour using the 4 in 1 Simple Colouring Stencil. I cut the Tiny Sentiments: Hello die three times from black card and sandwiched them together. I added detail to the card base using the new Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die before adhering the other elements.

My next card uses the Folk Flowers Layering stencil, this stencil also has a die and detail stamp set but I didn't use those today. I added yellow, green and purple with a blending brush, I then placed the stencil for the leaves back in place and added a spritz of Iridescent spray ink . I cut the sentiment using the Be Kind Die Set and added it with foam tape.


The Dotted Teardrops Stamp Set is a really fun set to use to create patterns for your backgrounds, here I used it with pink, lilac and teal ink. I added flowers using the BAF Indian Lotus Set and then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on to a piece of teal card.

My final card uses the Cube Builder Hot Foil Plate, I love that Altenew has designed this to work with the Cube Builder Stencil.  I started by foiling the Cube Builder Hot Foil plate with a brushed silver foil and then used the matching stencil to add blue tones. I created the sentiment using the Way To Go Die Set.
  


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Your next stop is Svitlana Shayevich