12 August 2022

Altenew August 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Hello and welcome to the August Marvelous Monthly Series. You should have arrived here from Angela Brennan, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog or using the links at the bottom of this post to navigate.

Today Altenew have released their 5 monthly subscriptions in one big collection. This collection features daffodils, magnolias, a peony, an anemone, and sweet star balloons. The versatile products can be mixed and matched to create many inspiring projects!

I have created 6 cards to showcase the new items and hopefully inspire you, lets take a look.

Build-A-Garden: Daffodil Delight

For this card I used the stamp to stamp out two clusters of flowers and then coloured them with the simple colouring stencil from the kit. I die cut both and added them to the top and bottom of a green card base which I had watermarked with the Daffodil stamp. I added a white heat embossed sentiment from the kit.

Using the stamp to watermark on coloured card helps to fill blank space and adds extra depth and interest to the design.

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Magnolia & Blooms

I love Craft-Your-Life kits, having a stamp, die, simple colouring stencil and 3D embossing folder gives me so many options. Here I have used the stamp, simple colouring stencil and die. I used Altenew's mini blending brushes to ink blend the colour through the stencils. I added the die cut image to a card base that was prepared using the Dotted Scaled Debossing Cover Die. I added a stamped sentiment and some gold inky splatters.

My second card was made in a very similar way, I didnt use the stamp instead I used the 3D embossing folder to add all of the detail and then cut some black card using the die to add a drop shadow.

Which version do you prefer?

Paint-A-Flower: Wood Anemone Outline Stamp Set

This card was a nightmare and at times looked like a hot mess but I stuck with it and think I managed to save it. I started by ink blending a background and then stamping the image. I then decided to add clear glossy ascents over the glower and leaves. Once dried I used the Trellis Stencil to add white pigment ink to the background.

I then decided that the flower looked too plain so used my alcohol markers over the dried glossy accents to add detail. This really helped. I then addded some white inky splatters and some sentiments from the Bold Sentiments stamp set.

Mini Delight: Like a Star Stamp & Die Set

I decided that I wanted a rainbow bunch of balloons on my card so set about stamping them out in several colours and then die cutting them.  I added them to a background that was created using the Warp Speed Stencil.

I had used the stencil to colour another project and didn't want to waste the ink left on it, so I spritzed it with water and then laid it on top of a piece of cardstock. This turned out so much better than I expected, I like how the rainbow background is softer then the balloons.

I added the balloons using foam tape and then added hand drawn strings and added a sentiment on a banner.

Craft-A-Flower: Open Peony Layering Die Set

Last but by no means least is the Open Peony die set. I cut the Peony layers from a shimmery navy cardstock, I then used the Woodless Colouring pencils to add in some purple and white details. The leaves were cut from green card and ink blended to add further detail.

I added the flower to a background that was created using the Deco Wallpaper Stencil. I added some embossing paste and once dry ink blended some colour and added inky splatters.

Now onto the giveaway details,

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 08/18/2022 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 08/20/2022.


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

Jaycee Gaspar

Amy Hill

Therese Calvird

Teri Wilson

Nathalie DeSousa

Fiona Duff

Maryám Pérez

Lorena Brougher

Michelle Short

Soraya Maes

Jenny Colacicco

Michelle Burnier

Svitlana Shayevich

Bobby Hagen

Virginia Lu


Tenia Nelson

Caly Person

Lilith Eeckels

Kari VanNoy

Emily Midgett

Angela Brennan

Terri Koszler

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Linda Westfall

Annemarie Caister

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Mugdha Gujarathi

Penny Pynnonen

Jenny Martin

Karen Brown

Teresa Litchfield

Bridget Casey


  1. These are delightful! I especially love the green watermarked background on the daffodil card. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Jennifer Barkdull12 August 2022 at 19:19

    Beautiful cards!!

  3. Love all the cards and colors. Thanks for the inspiration

  4. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  5. The star card is absolutely gorgeous and so cheerful.

  6. That star balloon card is fabulous.

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards! I especially love the daffodils.

  8. Wow gorgeous cards - all so different. Love the design of the daffodil card especially.

  9. Very beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing and inspiring. My favorite card is the wood anemone one, I love all the bright colors.

  10. Beautiful cards. My favorite is the open peony card. Love the dark rich color.

  11. Fantastic designs! i love the background on the star balloons card!

  12. My favorite is the rainbow star balloon card. That background is a very happy leftover!

  13. Fabulous cards! Love each one! The daffodils card is awesome in the beautiful colors you used!

  14. I like your choice of colors on these pretty and cute cards.

  15. Thank you for the inspiration! I am crazy about your first card! The depth and interest and color of the daffodils are fabulous.And the purple peony is gorgeous.

  16. Beautiful cards


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