12 March 2022

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

Welcome to the Altenew Craft Your Life project Kit: Dynamic Blossoms Release Blog Hop and Giveaway. You should have arrived here from LauraJane, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog, where you'll also find another card from me.

The CYL Project Kit:Dynamic Blossoms is one of the best kits so far in my opinion. Not only do you get a large 6x8 inch layering stamp set, a 3D embossing folder, simple coloring stencils and die set but this kit has some super cool dies and stencils that can also be used on their own! Oh and I forgot to mention that their are 2 sentiment dies included too!

You can tell how much I love this kit by the fact that I have made 6 cards! I had to stop myself from making more but I have so ideas for future cards. I'm sharing 5 of the 6 cards here, you will have seen the sixth card on the Altenew blog at the start of this hop. Let's take a closer look.

My first card features the stunning 3D embossing folder from the kit. I embossed it on to 80lb Neenah Solar crest cardstock which I had spritzed with water. Once dry I added some ink blending using Dew Drops crisp dry ink. I then took the Enchanted Gold Pigment ink pad and gently rubbed it over the embossed surface to highlight the raised areas. I also gently rubbed it on the edges of the card.

Using the Teal Cave ink I added some ink splatters and then did the same with some gold metallic ink. I added a sentiment onto a white banner using one of the dies from the kit along with one of the sentiment stamps. I used Aqualicious ink to edge it.

Next up, I used one of the stencils in the kit to dry emboss. I ran it through my die cutting machine with a rubber embossing matt, with the stencil still in place I added a layer of Aqualicious ink. I then removed the stencil and ink blended the whole card panel with Dew Drops ink.

I added blue and gold inky splatters and set it aside to dry. Using the You die from the kit I die cut in gold and Aqualicious and layered them together. I added a secondary sentiment onto a foiled banner that was cut and foiled using the Sentiment banners cover die and coordinating hot foil plate

My third card uses the stamp set. I stamped the outline using Obsidian Ink and the base layer in Dew Drop Crisp dye ink. I then used my Woodless Coloring Pencils to add details. I cut the image using the coordinating die and set this aside while I worked on the background.

To create the background I added inky splatters in blue and gold onto a 80lb Neenah Solar Crest panel. I then added this to an A2 card base that I inked using Galactic Stream crisp dye ink. I cut the two sentiment die from Gold satin card and added them to the card. I then placed the die cut flower on to the card using foam tape.

Here I used one of the dies to cut an aperture in a piece of white card before placing Copper card beneath. The addition of inky splatters adds interest and fills some of the white space. I stamped, coloured and cut the floral image before adding it to the card using foam tape.

The sentiment was created using one of the dies and one of the stamp sentiments. I edged the die cut panel with blue ink before adding it to an A2 notecard.

My final card is a shaker card, it's been a while since I made one...

I cut the flourish die from a piece of Bristol smooth card which I inked with Teal Cave ink. I spritzed with water and added gold splatters. I placed acetate behind the aperture and then added foam tape to create a well in which to add the sequins. I then placed a piece of copper card behind to enclose everything.

I added the shaker element to a white A2 card blank and placed the copper die cut sentiments in the top left corner. 

The Craft Your Life Project Kits are available as a monthly Subscription plan, this plan means not only will you save $10 on the RRP but also guarantees that you will receive the kit before it goes on general sale, you will never miss out again.

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 03/18/2022 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 03/20/2022.

Your next stop on the hop is Bridget Casey


Blog Hop Order


Altenew Card Blog

Michelle Short

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Nathalie DeSousa

Colleen Balija

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jaycee Gaspar


Terri Koszler

Bridget Casey

Virginia Lu

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Katrina Howe

Erum Tasneem

Reiko Tsuchida

Nandini Karmarkar

Emily Midgett

Amy Hill

Sande Woodson

Teresa Litchfield

SathyaKala Sankaran

Nenette S. Madero

Rosie Neustaedter

Preeti Chandran

Natasha Davies

Daniel Diaz


  1. Love your cards! AND ANOTHER Shaker card but with the other die cut! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Shaker cards! Thanks for the ideas! Beautiful cards!

  2. Love the dedication to the vintage-y colors. Pretty!

  3. The inked embossing folder is fabulous! I really like your blue/copper color combination! The die cut background with copper showing through is excellent.

  4. Gorgeous cards! I LOVE the blues! So vivid!

  5. Great project shares. I like the color combinations used.

  6. Gorgeous cards especially the lovely blue cards. Thanks for sharing

  7. Soooo many Beautiful cards from 1 kit!!!

  8. Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful cards! ☺ Marisela mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  9. So man gorgeous examples of how to use the kit! Well Done Terri

  10. Lovely cards. I am so glad to see all the ways you used this kit.

  11. Oooh turquoise and brown/copper! YES!!!

  12. Love all six! But the first one may be my fave, it has a Western/cowboy feel to it.

  13. Thanks for showing so many parts of the release. Your cards are gorgeous!

  14. The metallics with the turquoise is amazing.

  15. Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Beautiful cards and ink choices!
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. These are all so beautiful!! I love your teal colors! I absolutely LOVE that first card--damask motifs are my favorite, and the way you "shabbied" this one up is stunning!

  18. I love all of your cards but the first one is my favorite. It's gorgeous!

  19. Such a beautiful set of cards! Nicely done.


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