03 January 2022

Altenew Educators "New Favorite" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the AECP January blog hop, let me start by saying happy new year to you all, I hope 2022 brings you all happiness and health, the last 2 years have been very unsettling for all of us with so many changes happening in the world, through all of this I have found so much comfort from my craft and the craft community, I hope crafting brings you peace and comfort too.

You should have arrived here from Lana Taber if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Blog. The theme for this hop is "New Favorite", I am really loving Altenew's latest product line - -Hot Foil Plates, what I love most is how I can use both the foiled piece and the leftover waste/negative to create even more crafty goodness, I have a really fin card to share showing how I do this, so lets jump in and take a closer look...
To make my card I used the Sunburst Doily Hot Foil Plate, I foil 300gsm cardstock with a purple foil, using the coordinating die I cut the foiled image. I then used the waste/negative leftover foil to foil a piece of card and again cut with the matching die.
I then set about aligning and cutting them in half so that they could be put back together. I used the coordinating die to cut 3 of the Doily shapes, which I sandwiched together and added the foiled pieces to. This gave a really nice chunky embellishment.

To create the sentiment I used the Tiny Sentiments Hello die, I cut 6, yes 6 times from white card. One of the cuts had double sided adhesive on the top, this allowed me to add some of the foil. As I removed the foil it gave a distressed look, which I really like. In order to give the solid foiled Starburst Doily a distressed look I used a battery powered eraser and gently touched the foil surface, I like the effect it creates.

I sandwiched the die cuts together and placed them in the centre of the focal foiled image and then used the Tiny Sentiments Hello stamp set to add the stamped part of the sentiment.

The background was created with the one of the hot foil plates from the Tiny Patterns Hot Foil Plate Set. I added it twice on the top section of my background panel using a blue foil.  I then matted this panel onto some blue mirror card and then on to an A2 card.

Hopefully I've shown you an new way to use up the leftover foil and inspired you to try it out. Your next stop is Helen Kalb

$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/09/2022 for a chance to win. 
There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “New Favorite” creations. We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!
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 01/10/2022.

Hop list:

Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Nancy Souza

Tenia Nelson

Nandini Karmarkar

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Neha Aggarwal

Lana Taber

Terri Marie Koszler

Helen Kalb

Joylita Dsouza

Teri Stokes

Rosie Neustaedter

Irina Fonina

Nenette S. Madero

Ann Taylor

Susan Stagno

Annemarie Caister


  1. I love the vivid colors and awesome HELLO!

  2. I do love the hot foil plates. Your card is lovely.

  3. The Foil adds such an elegant touch. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  5. This is SO creative and original. Thanks for sharing your wonderful Altenew ideas.

  6. Love how you used the negative of the foil. It looks very nice. Thanks for sharing

  7. I do not have a hot foil machine myself. I make do with the foiled washi tapes.

  8. Thanks for the project share. The foiling does seem to be the new hot trend. I haven't tried it yet, but am on the lookout for a deal on the machine.


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