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


Nathalie DeSousa

Daniel Diaz

Amanda Baldwin

Dana Joy

Michelle Short

Verity Biddlecombe

Tenia Nelson

Sandhya Iyer

Virginia Lu


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


Joylita Dsouza

Natasha Davies


  1. barbara lassiter12 October 2021 at 16:22

    Love the soft colors and the beautiful results using this kit!

  2. I love this soft colors you used!

  3. Nice use of pastels with roses!

  4. Love all of the pastel colors of your cards.

  5. Love the soft pastels. Beautiful cards!

  6. Love the soft colors, very pretty cards!

  7. It’s not a smudge, it’s a design choice. Nice save! Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  9. The light colors are so beautiful!

  10. I love the soft colors on your cards!

  11. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. The cards are so beautiful! I love the soft colors.

  13. I love your pastel coloring of these lovely roses!

  14. Beautiful cards, I love the soft colors. Thank you for sharing your cards.

  15. Very pretty inspirational pieces..love the soft color combos

  16. My favorite of all of those lovely cards is the hello card, I love the mixture of yellows and pinks in that rose, lovely!!!

  17. Nice set of shares. Great design ideas for the kit.

  18. My favorite is the hello card. I like the color blend on the roses.

  19. Love your color blends. Looks like sherbert ice cream.
    Thanks for the inspiration

  20. This kit is amazing! Your cards are so beautiful (love those soft colors!).

  21. Great combination of colors. I love that you took lemons and made lemonade! I would have never known If you hadn't said so, but kudos to you, because I would have been trying to get it out with my mono eraser! Ha. I have been trying to go over the embossed backgrounds lightly and I guess this cant be done with the mini cubes because I botched it up. I will keep practicing because that made a stunning backdrop.

  22. lovely cards,TFS your wonderful creativity. I also like the soft pastel colors


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