05 April 2021

Altenew Whimsical Wonder Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the April Altenew Whimsical Wonder release blog hop and giveaway, you should have arrived here from Laurie Willison if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting  The Altenew Card Blog or you can use the links at the end of this post to navigate your way around.

As you can see from the graphic above this release is jam packed with creative goodness, stamps, dies, stencils, embossing folders and so much more. I was so inspired by all of the new items that I created 9 projects for the release, let's take a look at what I made.

My first card uses the Bouquet of Love stamp set and Bouquet of Love die set. I coloured the image using Artist markers set D and Set G. I added a sentiment from the Folk Art stamp set.

My second card featuring the Bouquet of Love stamp set is heat embossed and ink blended. I love the versatility of this stamp set. It looks great as an outline image or coloured.

Using the Folk Art stamp set, I heat embossed the image and used the Folk Art die set to cut it out. I then used Watercolour brush markers to add colour to the images. I placed the die cut piece onto a brown card base using foam pads and added the sentiment strip. 

My second card using the Folk Art stamp set involved some masking. I started by stamping and colouring the image with Artist markers set D and Set G. I then used the Folk Art die set to cut some Altenew Masking sheets and applied it to the image. I then used a blue ink to ink blend over the whole panel. Using the die to cut a mask leaves a white halo around the images which is what I was looking for. 

Next up is the Tea for Two stamp set and Tea for Two die set. I stamped, cut and coloured the images. I added them to a card base which I prepared using the Enchanting vines 3D Embossing folder.

The Tie Dye Motifs stamp set is a really fun set, it allows you to build your won Tie Dye patterns. I teamed it up with the Fine Alphabet dies and a sentiment from the Folk Art stamp set.

Altenew has released dies to match some of their layered floral stencils.Here I used the Meadow Bush layering stencil and Meadow Bush die set to create a floral swag for my card. I added it to a card base that I prepared using the Dotted Swirls debossing cover die. The sentiment is from the Folk Art stamp set.
Here I used the Hill Blossoms Stencil and Hill Blossoms Die set to create the floral image. I added it to a panel which was embossed with the Storybook embossing folder, I used the Detailed Blending Brushes to add colour to the frame. I added a sentiment from the Bouquet of Love stamp set.

My final card uses the Flower Bunch stencil set and Flower Bunch die set. I love that the die set allows you to cut the flower heads so that you can layer them up. I used the Organic Linen embossing folder to create a card base for the die cut pieces to sit against.

Your next stop on the hop is Amber Rain Davis, but before you leave please take a moment to look through the free gifts and prize information below. 

Free Gifts

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kick start your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Whimsical Wonder Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Whimsical Wonder release bundles.

  • Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Storybook Fantasy release collection from 04/05/2021 through 04/11/2021.

  • Get a FREE brand new Whimsical Wonder Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/05/2021 through 04/07/2021.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner 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 04/11/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 9 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/13/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Nicole Watt

Jaycee Gaspar

Norine Borys


Emily Midgett

Verity Biddlecombe 

Nathalie DeSousa

Amanda Baldwin

Laurie Willison

Terri Koszler

Amber Rain Davis

Dana Joy

Kymona Tracey

Svitlana Shayevich

Michelle Short

Maryam Perez

Simon Hurley

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Tania Ahmed

Zinia Redo

Therese Calvird

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Reiko Tsuchida

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Carol Hintermeier

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Keren Baker

Sandhya Iyer


Teresa Litchfield

Tricia Schaden

Yoonsun Hur


  1. Lovely Cards. Really like how the die sets work with the layered stencils

  2. Such vibrant and beautiful cards! LOVE all of the life you infused into your designs.

  3. Omgee, they are stunning! Love them!

  4. Wow, you have been busy! Beautiful color choices and cards! Love the softness of the last card.

  5. Thanks for the amazing inspiration. The cards are really gorgeous! I love the bold colors.

  6. What an awesome set of cards! Love your style and color choices!

  7. You've shared a fab range of cards featuring the new release, love the folders paired with the pretty florals.

  8. The detail is amazing! I LOVE these!

  9. Gorgeous cards!! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Beautiful cards, each so different but all so colorful and using so many of the new releases. My faves are the Flower Bunch and Hill Blossoms cards. Thanks for always inspiring me in these hops.

  11. I love how you see the Folk Art stamp set! So pretty!

  12. Love your bold backgrounds on the first few cards!

  13. Marisela Delgado said: What beautiful cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  14. Gorgeous cards! Love the fresh springtime feel!

  15. Amazing cards!!! Just Gorgeous!!!

  16. Oh boy. All are gorgeous but that Folk Art stamp looks so fun to color.

  17. Beautiful cards! Love your folk art image one!

  18. Folk Art is so pretty! I LOVE THIS STAMP, and all of the ways it can be colored. Yours is gorgeous!!

  19. Great colors used in your cards. Very nice. Lots of nice items in the release.

  20. My favorite is the teal Bouquet of Love card. It looks like you used a plum colored embossing powder for the outline stamp. That is unexpected and it really looks nice!

  21. Amazing collection of creations from the new release! So very lovely! I'm partial to the card with the folk art stamp and the blue ink background. Now that is a card I aspire to making one day!

  22. Fab designs and color combos! Love the Folk Art style and the Tie Dye set!

  23. So many lovely cards! My favorites are the ones with embossed backgrounds and pretty florals.

  24. lovely cards - the bright bold colors you have used are awesome

  25. Beautiful cards! I really love your teacup!

  26. I just love your liberal use of color on all of your cards! Just gorgeous coloring and vibrancy ❤️

  27. Oh my goodness, your artistry is amazing.

  28. Such pretty cards! I love the colors you used especially on the final card. I need to copy that combo. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  29. Wow! So many amazing cards and techniques! I love the bold colors! Fantastic!

  30. I like the color combinations. Neat idea share for the sets.

  31. Great projects. Love them all!


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