25 February 2022

Altenew February 2022 Flowers & Swirls Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Welcome to the Flowers and Swirls release blog hop and giveaway, you should have arrived here from Mindy Eggen, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Blog.

The Flowers and swirls release is full of stunning products, stand alone dies and The Magnolia Ballerina collection, which consists of a 6x8" stamp set, dies, embossing folder and simple coloring stencil.

This post is going to focus on the Starlight Die set, I have made cards with other products from the collection which I will share on social media but for now lets take a look at the Starlight die projects.

I created 3 cards using the Starlight die set, Dotted Tile debossing cover die and the Fancy Kisses sentiment die. I used 3 colours of card all backed with Altenew's double sided adhesive sheets to help speed up the paper piecing process.

The first card uses Teal card as a backdrop, debossed with the Dotted Tile cover die. I used the base plate die from the Starlight set to cut a white base, I then added the purple outline and started to piece the cut sections to achieve my desired look.

Once I was happy with the look,  I added a few AB gems and added the Starlight to my backdrop, I then cut the Fancy Kisses from a hot pink card and also silver mirror card before dding them to the card with a drop shadow.

This next card was made in the same way, I just changed up the colours. I had cut the Starlight die from Purple, Hot Pink and Teal. I then separated them into little dishes to make it easier to find the pieces I needed.

Last up is the Purple version, Keeping the colour palette the same throughout makes the 3 cards works beautifully as a set.

Do you like to paper piece? I find it very relaxing.

Your next step on the hop is Laura Bassen

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 03/03/2022 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 03/05/2022.


Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Laurie Willison

Vicky Papaioannou

Jenny Colacicco

Yasmin Diaz

Norine Borys


Jaycee Gaspar

Nicole Watt

Erum Tasneem

Isha Gupta

Michelle Short


Mindy Eggen

Terri Koszler

Laura Bassen

Nathalie DeSousa

Virginia Lu

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson

Amy Hill

Emily Midgett

Therese Calvird

Maryam Perez

Bridget Casey

Reiko Tsuchida

Agnieszka Małyszek


  1. Wow! These are gorgeous! You gave us some fantastic inspiration, too. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  2. Love the bright and cheery colors!
    I have just started paper piecing the last couple of days, thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I like the colored inlay of the starlight die! Thanks for sharing!

  4. love the quilt-like looks of your designs

  5. Wow! Your cards are amazing! I love those bright colors.

  6. I love your designs!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

  7. Great cards. I love the inlaid look. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Stunning colors and "quilted" design!

  9. your paper piecing is lovely, but I truly do not have the patience :)

  10. Wow,,,Just wow!! Your paper piecing rocks!! Love your colors!!

  11. Love your colour choices, the cards look fantastic.

  12. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  13. Love the Starlight cards. The dotted tile behind them is the perfect backdrop.

  14. This makes me think of a patchwork quilt. :)

  15. Oh you must have had a ball paper piecing all those bright beautiful colors! They are awesome!

  16. Love the bright color combinations on all three.

  17. oooh love your in laid cards - very pretty

  18. Your inspiration projects are lovely and remind me of a Star Quilt pattern. Lovely :)

  19. Your Starlight project is very complex! How awesome is that! TFS

  20. Fantastic cards! Love the designs…
    Thanks for sharing.

  21. So clever to use the starlight die that way! Love it!

  22. Your inlaid designs are wonderful!

  23. Beautiful job. I love that you filled in the starlight die.... nice tyfs :)

  24. So pretty. I Like the colors and backgrounds.

  25. Beautiful cards. Love those bright, bold colors.

  26. Very nice cards! Love this new release from Altenew.

  27. Your cards are so much fun! I just love your color combos! Thank you for showing how great they can look in different ways!

  28. Terri, these are so colorful and fun. You thought outside the box, and I love what you did here. These are inspiring and SO creative.

  29. OH MY! Love your color combo and the use of this die!

  30. I like this die set too! Thanks for showcasing this use of it. I’m not sure if I have the patience to paper piece it but if I did, I really like the look! Thank you for sharing your talent and thank you Altenew for a chance to win some of your amazing products.

  31. Nice combination for the pieces.


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