Altenew May 2022 Lovely in Lace Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hi! Welcome to my blog! There are so many wonderful 3D embossing folders being released today! I am posting about 4 of them plus a bonus!

Hosta 3D Embossing Folder

I really like this embossing folder! I made this card left handed, so please excuse the messy part. I like how there is 1 leaf that is prominent. It was begging to be highlighted, so that is what I did.

I used an ink pad to bring out the high points of the embossing folder and then I used the Artist Marker to highlight the main leaf. (Sorry, I forget what color I used.)

I added the sentiment, and then the card was done after being added to a black card base.

Mariposa 3D Embossing Folder

This card is very vibrant because of the highly pigmented Watercolor Brush Markers.

After swiping Altenew’s Antique Gold Pigment ink pad over the raised edges of the Mariposa embossing folder, I colored the butterfly with the Watercolor Brush Markers in Citrus Burst, Crimson, and Ultraviolet. It’s an easy way to make a cheery card.

I added the sentiment, and the card front onto a black card base.

Cherry Plum Blossom 3D Embossing Folder

I swiped the raised edges with a red and yellow ink pad (sorry, can’t remember the specific colors; this was post surgery). Then I fussy cut around the image and added it to a blue card panel. I added the sentiment and the black card base.

Having to use my non-dominant hand was a challenge and a great learning experience!

Vintage Lace 3D Embossing Folder

Vintage Lace Simple Coloring Stencil

This was one of my favorites from the release. I love that the coloring stencil is also available.

I like the built-in background in the embossing folder. It adds charm to the floral image.

The process for this card was very simple. I laid the stencil aver the embossed image and colored the flowers using a Mini Blending Brush. Then I moved the stencil and colored the leaves.

I used the gold Must-Have-Gel Pen to add extra dimension to the floral images.

I added some shading around the embossed image. I wasn’t very happy with the result, but I couldn’t redo it because I had just had my 2nd hand surgery. My hand is still healing, but it’s doing quite well.

I added the sentiment and 3 Antique Gold Sequins. Done.

There’s a bonus card at the end of my post today!

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 05/29/2022 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 05/31/2022.

Below is the Altenew Blog link.

https://wp.me/p6Dps1-g2d

You should have arrived here from Bridget’s blog:

https://www.bridgetcaseydesigns.com/

Up next is Colleen Balija’s blog.

http://irishrosecreations.blog/

Thanks for visiting. Make it a crafty day!

Here’s the promised Bonus card!

Starburst 3D Embossing Folder

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Magnolia Rustica Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Hi everyone! Welcome to the blog hop. I’m so excited about this stamp set that I made 2 sample cards! And here they are! But first, the Altenew blog link. You won’t want to miss Jaycee’s beautiful card! He’s starting the blog today.

https://wp.me/p6Dps1-g1U

You should have arrived here from Emily Midget’s website.

http://www.emilymidgett.com/

Here’s how I made the white blossom card:

  1. Use a cream card front; tape down angles so that the bowl is in a corner
  2. Use Altenew’s small blending brush to color the background with Silverstone and Peach Perfect Crisp Dye Inks
  3. Use the Versatile Vases stamp set, stamp the vase in Obsidian Pigment ink
  4. Color the vase with Lagoon and Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Inks
  5. Fussy cut the vase and adhere it to the card front
  6. Stamp the flowers in clear embossing ink on white card stock
  7. Heat emboss using Altenew’s Rose Gold embossing powder
  8. Fussy cut just the 1 blossom (that’s my easy way to get a white flower)
  9. Adhere the blossom on top of the vase as desired
  10. Adhere the card panel to a black card base

Here’s the 2nd card! I love the vibrant colors!

  1. Stamp the floral arrangement using Obsidian Pigment Ink
  2. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder
  3. Watercolor 1 flower and the bud using: Cotton Candy and Purple Wine
  4. Watercolor the other flower with Mango Smoothie and Rubellite
  5. Watercolor the leaves using Mountain Mist and Just Green
  6. Fussy cut the whole arrangement
  7. Using a black Fine Liner pen color the edges of the arrangement
  8. Die cut pieces from black card stock using the Floral Lace Die
  9. Glue the lace and floral image onto a piece of black card stock with Altenew’s Instant Dimension Foam Tape
  10. Add the die cut sentiment to the card
  11. Add 3 Satin White Sequins
  12. Adhere the panel onto a green card base

Below is a closeup of the floral arrangement.

Don’t forget to leave a comment so you will be entered for the prizes!

Giveaway Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/28/2022 for a chance to win. 

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 05/30/2022.

Up next on the blog hop is Nathalie’s post at

https://tachita55.blogspot.com/

Thanks for visiting and make it a crafty day!

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

You can find the Altenew blog here: Altenew

See the full kit here:

https://altenew.com/products/craft-your-life-project-kit-florescence

It’s beautiful and such a bargain! (If you want to save even more money, click on the link in the next paragraph and sign up for the monthly subscription.)

https://altenew.com/products/craft-your-life-project-kit-monthly-subscription-plan

I hope you have been enjoying all the fabulous card samples on the hop. Here’s my card. My hand was recovering from surgery and in a brace (and still is) when I created this card. It is pretty simple.

Along with the Florescence stamp, I used the Double Rainbow stencil. On an A2 card front, I ink blended the 2 rainbows (follow the instructions in the package) using small Ink Blending Brushes and Altenew’s Crisp Dye Inks. It was easy to do.

Then I inked the stamp with Obsidian Pigment Ink and heat embossed the Florescence image with Altenew’s Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder.

Next, I added a sentiment from the stamp set. That’s all. Pretty simple card.

Lastly, I attached the card panel to a black piece of card stock and then to a card base.

I hope you have been enjoying the blog hop. If so, please leave a comment below so that you will be entered for a chance to win a randomly drawn gift card from Altenew!

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 05/18/2022 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 05/20/2022.

You should have arrived here from SathyaKala’s website.

Up next on the hop is Rosie Neustaedter.

Thanks for visiting and make it a crafty day!

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release Blog Hop + Giveaway (Total of $200 prizes)

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Below is the card I made; this set is very easy to layer! And I love the cute butterfly! See below for the full instructions for the card.

Here’s the layering guide for the flower bunch and leaf. I love the leaf, too. Can you see the dimension in the leaf above? There’s a closer look, below the layering guide.

I colored the area that would be beneath the bush green, so it would look like leaves.

I colored some white card stock with Altenew’s Artist markers, and then I die cut layers of the flower, stem, and leaf. I cut 3 copies of each layer of the leaf so that the dimension matches the dimension of the flower. I made the butterfly 3 layers thick, and then put the vellum layer on top.

It’s fun to have the 3D effect of the butterfly.

I apologize for the short post, my hand still hasn’t recovered, but it’s getting better every day.

Below is the giveaway info. Good luck!

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/13/2022 for a chance to win. 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 05/15/2022.

Here’s the full hop list. If you came here from Rosie’s blog, then up next is Laurie’s blog.

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Cheryl Espie

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Terri Koszler

Nenette S. Madero

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Reiko Tsuchida

Rosie Neustaedter

Ann Taylor

Laurie Patterson

Sande Woodson

Amy Hill

Linda Westfall

Natasha Davies

Susan Stagno

Daniel Diaz

Eva Bussom

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar

Nichol Spohr

Preeti Chandran

SathyaKala Sankaran

Susan Busada

Thanks for visiting and make it a crafty day!

Altenew May 2022 Dreams Come True Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

For all new items go to the Altenew shop at: www.altenew.com.

I used four products to create these 3 cards.

The first card uses the Always Be Kind set.

https://altenew.com/products/always-be-kind-stamp-die-stencil-bundle

I stamped the flowers multiple times in order to fill the card front. Then I colored the flowers and background with Altenew’s Artist Markers in Green Valley and Azurite; that made it easy to get white flowers on my card (there’s just something I love about white flowers).

I added a green panel behind the card front (sorry, you can just barely see it in the photo) and then added it to the A2 card base which had been covered with Altenew’s Dotted Wide Washi Tape.

Altenew’s washi tapes are so much fun!

The next card is for the Poppy Arrangement coloring stencil.

The stamp set has been around for awhile, but I like it a lot. I used the coloring stencil to color my image. It was so easy! It’s hard to see the subtle layers of color in this photo. I love how this card turned out!

To make this card, I used these Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to color the image: Coral Bliss, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Fresh Leaf, and Shadow Creek.

While the stencil was still in place, I used a Detail Blending Brush to soften some of the edges I had created when using the stencils. You can barely tell that I even used a stencil to color the flowers and leaves.

I also used the gold gel pen from the Must-have Gel Pen Set to color in the ends of the stamen. These gel pens are the best I have ever used! I use them on almost every card I make.

I also used the Fine Liner Black pen to add the lines in the opposite corner. Small details can make a big impact.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using Obsidian Pigment Ink, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. (See below for more info about this new stamp set.)

The Beautiful Inside stamp set is a big fan favorite. I used a sentiment from the new coordinating Add-On set on the card.

Here’s the link to the product: https://altenew.com/products/beautiful-inside-add-on-stamp-set.

My last card for this hop uses the Wispy Joy stamp set. This set is so cute! (You’re getting a sneak peek of an upcoming embossing folder).

The background (a piece from my stash) is so busy that I wanted simply colored flowers. So, I chose no coloring. I stamped the flowers and leaves from Kraft card stock and die cut them using my Mini Blossom die cutting machine from Altenew. It’s the best!

I used a stripe of Altenew’s Emerald Gold washi tape to ground the flowers.

I die cut the sentiment 3 times, once in black and twice in cream. I stacked them together for added dimension. The black layer is just peeking out below the cream layers.

And, I used my favorite gold gel pen (noted above) from Altenew to color the flower centers. Gotta have bling on the card!

https://altenew.com/products/wispy-joy-stamp-set

https://altenew.com/products/poppy-arrangement-stamp-die-stencil-bundle

Ok, I know this has been a very long post, but you’re almost to the end. I promise.

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 05/10/2022 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 05/12/2022.

Good luck!

You should have arrived here from Eva Bussom’s page. Her website link is below.

https://evabussom.blogspot.com/

Next up on the hop is Daniel Diaz. Here’s his link:

http://www.danieldiazcreates.com/

You can find the whole blog hop list on Altenew’s web page:

https://wp.me/p6Dps1-fUf

As always, thanks for visiting, and make it a crafty day!

Altenew April 2022 Spring Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hi everyone! It’s such an honor to be part of this blog hop. I truly enjoyed making these cards & project!

My hand is still recovering from surgery, so my instructions are brief. Thankfully I created the cards before my surgeries.

The first item is my project using the Antique Blossoms die and items from the Itty Bitty Branches dies.

To make this project:

  1. Decide which dies you want to use
  2. Create vase
  3. Add washi tape to ground the elements
  4. Add die cut pieces behind the vase
  5. Add to A2 size card stock
  6. Add sentiment
  7. Ta da all done 😃

This is also from the Itty Bitty Branches die set.

  1. Die cut branch pieces from Altenew’s Ocean Reflection Glitter and Forest Canopy Glitter cardstocks
  2. Add to card base
  3. Add sentiment
  4. Draw lines using Altenew’s Fine Liner pen set
  5. Add to card base and you’re done

This is the Chevron Background Hot Foil Plate.

To make this card:

  1. Use the Hot Foil plate to create the background
  2. Stamp the floral image from the CYL Fragrant Florals set, and fussy cut the portion of the image that you want
  3. Color the image using Altenew’s Artist Markers Cool Summer Nights set.
  4. Add sentiment from the Envelope Kiner Die set. Die cut it 3 times & stack it
  5. Use an Altenew Artist Marker to color 7 sequins and add to card front

Next up is the new Ultra Sticky Double-Sided Tape! I used the tape and the Lacey Doily Die for the card. It even works well with vellum! It comes in various sizes, but I used the 1/4” size for my card.

I used the Lacey Doily Die for this card, too.

To make this card:

  1. Use the die to cut 5 pieces.
  2. Arrange as in the pictures
  3. Add sentiment
  4. Trim to fit
  5. Add to black card base

Next up is another great Foil Plate: Vibrant Florals!

You can color the image using the Simple Coloring Stencil Set or using any other medium. For the first card, I used Altenew’s Metallic Watercolor set, and for the 2nd card, I used the stencil with Altenew Crisp Dye inks.

Lastly, we have the Wonderfully Made die. How to make this card will be in a separate blog. Stay tuned for more information. 😁

Here’s the link to Altenew’s card blog.

https://wp.me/p6Dps1-fSk

Here is the link to the April 2022 Spring Garden release collection page, listing all of the new products:

https://altenew.com/collections/spring-garden-dies-hot-foil-plates-stencils-double-sided-tape-release

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 05/01/2022 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 05/03/2022.

You should have arrived here from Rosie”s blog:

http://www.rosieneustaedter.com/

Next up on the hop is Sande Woodson:

http://sandespoema.com/

Thanks for visiting! Have a crafty day!

Altenew Build-A-Garden: Magnificent Branch Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 total prizes)

https://altenew.com/products/build-a-garden-magnificent-branch

Welcome to the blog hop! Here’s the card I made from this beautiful stamp and stencil set.

Make this card by:

  1. A2 card base
  2. Mask off the portion of the stamp that you don’t want to use. Ink the rest of the stamp: remove the mask and stamp the image
  3. Mask off the portion already stamped; ink the portion to stamp; remove the mask; and stamp the image
  4. At this point, you may want to heat set or emboss the image.
  5. Find the appropriate stencil and color the images; I used the Northern Shore and Delectable Delights families to color the images.
  6. Add sentiment
  7. Add to a card base.

The image is so easy to color with the coordinating stencil set.

Create two card fronts at once with this first-of-its-kind floral stamp set! The imaginative set features a magnificent tree branch bearing flowers that you wouldn’t normally see together in nature. Cut the design just right for a card featuring the cupped rose and another card featuring the flat rose.

Or you can arrange the stamp to put both flowers together! It’s all up to you.

Here’s the fun prize info!

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/07/2022 for a chance to win. 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 05/09/2022.

Here’s the link to the Altenew blog:

https://wp.me/p6Dps1-fTO

You should have arrived here from Katrina’s blog:

https://craftylemur.com/

Next up on the hop is Eva Bussom

https://evabussom.blogspot.com/

Good luck and thanks for visiting my blog today.

Until next time, make it a crafty day!

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Gerbera Revolution Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop+ Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Click here to go to Altenew’s blog page:

https://wp.me/p6Dps1-fQv

This is the card I made for the blog hop. I hope you enjoy it.

The instructions are below:

  1. Start with an A2 card front.
  2. Stamp the flowers with Altenew’s Permanent Black Crisp Dye ink multiple times to fill the card front. The ink is specially designed for use with Altenew’s Artist Markers.
  3. Color the flowers.
  4. Using a black Artist Marker, color between the flowers.
  5. Die cut a label from the Apothecary Labels Nesting die set.
  6. Die cut 3 sentiment words and stack them.
  7. Lay the label die upside down and trace the inside edge to add the black line as on the picture below.
  8. Add the Gilded Glitter card stock.
  9. Stamp a butterfly from the Painted Butterflies stamp set. Color it with the Must Have Gel Pen set.
  10. Add the butterfly to the label.
  11. Add to a card base.

And now to the prizes! Good luck!

Giveaway Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/28/2022 for a chance to win.

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 04/30/2022.

You should have arrived here from Linda Westfall’s blog. https://lindylu222.blogspot.com/

Next on the hop is the wonderful Amy Hill.

Fhttps://www.amyhillcreates.com/

I hope you have a great crafty day. Thanks for visiting.

Altenew April 2022 Gardens Around the World Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

I am still recovering from hand surgery, so some of my notes are short. Please excuse me for the brevity.

What an exciting blog! This is my first big product release blog. I created several cards for this release and here they are!


Meadow Reflections

To make this card:

  • Die cut from the Mix and Match Frames die set
  • Mask off area to be colored
  • Color area with Mint Chocolate and Blueberry Crisp Dye inks
  • Stamp butterflies with embossing ink and Altenew’s white embossing powder
  • Die cut butterflies from vellum & attach over heat embossed butterflies
  • Add card base

Castle Garden

To make this card:

  1. Mask off the center area
  2. Lightly color the area
  3. Stamp flowers overlapping left edge
  4. Color flowers
  5. Add sentiment
  6. Add to card base

Midsummer Bouquet

To make this card:

  1. White heat emboss the image on white card stock
  2. Color flowers using Altenew’s Watercolor Brush Markers
  3. Color background with a Watercolor Brush Marker
  4. Trim right edge around flowers
  5. Add Altenew’s Gilded Brushed Gold Glitter card stock
  6. Add to black card base
  7. Stamp sentiment on vellum & add to card

Victorian Greenhouse

To make this card:

  1. Emboss card stock with Waffled Diamonds 3D embossing folder
  2. Sponge background with blue ink (sorry I can’t remember what color I used)
  3. swipe embossing ink over embossed piece add gold embossing powder (you can brush off any powder you don’t want)
  4. Heat set embossing powder
  5. Stamp and fussy cut the greenhouse
  6. Color the greenhouse
  7. Add to card base using Altenew’s Instant Dimension Foam Tape
  8. Add sentiment
  9. Die cut leaves using the Dainty Leaves die set
  10. Add to card base

Leaf Canopy Add-On

To make this card:

  1. Stamp the leaf branch in Fresh Leaf
  2. Clear emboss the leaves using Altenew’s Clear Embossing Powder
  3. Stamp the round vase from the Mod Vases stamp set over the leaves
  4. Clear emboss the round vase (if you clear emboss the image multiple times, it will give the vase a glazed pottery look)
  5. Stamp a mask for the vase & put the mask over the vase
  6. Stamp the tall vase slightly higher than the round vase (this will help it appear behind the round vase)
  7. clear emboss the tall vase
  8. Add leaves to the vases using the Warm Wishes stamp set
  9. Gold emboss the small leaves using Altenew’s Antique Gold embossing powder
  10. Create a base to ground the vases by coloring the bottom of the paper in a darker shade of blue
  11. Add the sentiment
  12. Add the card front to a black card bae

Thanks for visiting my bog! Please enter a comment if you have any questions and to be entered in the giveaway!

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 04/20/2022 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 04/22/2022.

Altenew https://wp.me/p6Dps1-fMs

You should have arrived here from Sande’s blog. http://sandespoema.com/

Up next on the hop is Eva!

https://evabussom.blogspot.com/

Thanks for visiting and have a crafty day.

Here are 2 bonus cards:

Craft Your Life: Fragrant Florals Blog Hop and Giveaway

This is really a beautiful set of stamp, embossing folder and coloring stencil! see more about the blog hop and fun prizes below.

Here’s the official link: https://wp.me/p6Dps1-fMy

Here’s my sample card. This stamp is so beautiful it makes any card look good. I used Altenew’s Artist Markers to color the image. I used these colors: Green Valley, Red Sunset, Glacier Caves, Butternut, and Pumpkin Pie.

The lovely floral image fills an A2 card. To add some shine, I added a strip of Altenew’s Glitter card stock in Starlight from the Ocean Reflection pack. The glitter is beautiful and very little of it rubs off.

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 04/18/2022 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 04/20/2022.

Here’s Altenew’s blog hop link:

https://wp.me/p6Dps1-fMy

You should have arrived here from Sande Woodson’s blog.

http://sandespoema.com/

Up next on the hop is Susan Stagno. Here’s her link:

https://www.artcardsbysusan.com/

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a crafty day!

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