12 July 2022

Altenew July 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome to the July Marvellous Monthly Series release blog hop. You should have arrived here from Bridget Casey, if not you can go back to the start of the ho at any time by visiting the Altenew Blog. Alternatively you can use the links at the bottom of this post to navigate your way.

This release celebrates friendships with its charming images, flowers, and heartfelt sentiments. Show your bestie how much you care, or reach out to a long-lost buddy! We can't wait to see how you use the products in this collection.

The whole collection is now ready to purchase in store here Marvellous Monthly Series

I have made several projects to share with you and hopefully inspire your creativity.

I absolutely love Altenew's Craft-Your-Life Project kits and Craft-Your-Life Always Sunshine Project Kit really did not disappoint. Having a stamp set, die set, simple colouring stencil and embossing folder that all coordinate give me so many options and ideas.

Here I choose to use a zesty lemon colour palette with hints of lilac. I used the embossing folder to emboss white cardstock and added colour with the stencil. I then stamped, coloured and die cut the floral images and added them to my card using foam tape.

A few inky splatters and a sentiment were all that was needed to complete the card. I love the fresh summer feel

My next project uses the Paint-A-Flower China Rose. I opted for a really simple feel using a fun technique.  I started by stamping the image onto watercolour cardstock and then added watercolour using a piece of acetate.

I add watercolour onto a small piece of acetate and then lay it over the chosen area and lightly press it down. I love how this gives a very loose look. I then added a few inky splatters and set it aside to dry. I then added a die cut decorative edge and stamped sentiment.

Next is the first of two cards using the Build-A-Garden Tulip and Friends set. I stamped the images onto Neenah 80lb solar crest cardstock and used the simple colouring stencil to add colour. I then die cut with the coordinating die. I set this against a stencilled background with a bold black stamped sentiment.

The second card featuring the Build-A-Garden Tulip and Friends is a simple one layer card. I chose to leave some of the smaller clusters of flowers uncoloured, I like how it feels a little less heavy.

Next is the Craft-A-Flower Garden Rose. I cut all of the layers from coloured cardstock and then used ink  in a slightly darker shade to ink blend onto the die cut pieces. I love how easy this is and how you can achieve a beautiful shadow so easily.

I added the floral elements to an A2 card blank with foam tape and then set about adding lots of inky splatters and a stamped sentiment.

My final card uses the Mini Delight Tropical Greeting. This is a super cute little set, that has a die to cut the Parrot and stamps for adding the eyes and beak. I found it easier to cut the die and slot it back into the waste and then stamp the eyes and beak. I then ink blended some blue ink to tie in with the embossed card base.

The set also includes stamps for a branch and leaves and a die for a flower, this really does help to bring the scene to life.

If you started at the Altenew card blog you will have seen the above card using the Craft-Your-Life Always Sunshine Project Kit. If not pop over now and find out all about how I created it.

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 07/18/2022 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 07/20/2022.


Blog Hop Order


Altenew Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Soraya Maes

Emily Midgett

Karen Brown

Caly Person

Adriana Arminio

Virginia Lu

Verity Biddlecombe

Jaycee Gaspar

Berina Rajakumar

Agnieszka Małyszek

Laurie Patterson

Erum Tasneem

Annemarie Caister

Reiko Tsuchida

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Michelle Burnier

Michelle Short

Preeti Chandaran

Tenia Nelson

Linda Westfall

Maryám Pérez

Amy Hill

Mindy Eggen

Penny Pynnonen

Daniel Diaz

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Teri Wilson


Dana Joy


  1. Beautiful cards. That mini delight Tropical Garden is adorable.

  2. I love all the bright colors you used in your cards. Awesome job inspiring me to craft tonight.

  3. Fabulous cards!

  4. Your bird is so sweet. I love how you colored him softly

  5. All are stunning! I LOVE the craft a flower one you did!

  6. Love your watercolors! Your Always Sunshine card is gorgeous!

  7. So many fantastic cards! I love the texture on the garden rose one!

  8. Gorgeous cards, so much variety!

  9. Beautiful cards. I love love the Garden Rose card. So pretty.

  10. Your cards are so creative and pretty. I especially like the last card- made from this amazing kit!

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

  12. So many beautiful amazing cards.

  13. Donna Degale-Kalloo15 July 2022 at 12:54

    Lovely cards!

  14. The "you're incredible" card is incredibly beautiful. I love the gentle wash of color, which highlights the lovely lines of the flowers.

  15. Thank you for sharing all your designs. Amazing outcome using acetate to watercolor the flowers. Love them all, great new products.

  16. Enjoying the color and layer combinations. Great layout for the last card.


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