Hello and welcome to the Altenew October, 2021 Blog Hop themeed “Alphabet Name Game”. My first name begins with the letter N and my cards use Nesting Dies sets from Altenew. I created four different cards, two used the Soda Top nesting die set and two used the Rounded Rectangle die set. I enjoy a crafting challenge and this one required some creative thinking that began with the letter N and Nesting Dies was the perfect option.
Please join my AECP colleagues and check their wonderful and creative creations. You will be inspired like I was! Thanks!
Sandra Woodsen https://sandespoema.com/educator-blog-hop/ before me in the Hop List and Nandini Karmarkar http://nanspaintpaperscissors.blogspot.com/2021/10/altenew-educators-alphabet-name-game.html
is after me on the Hop List. Please stop by and check out the other AECP posts as well.
Here are are the four Nesting Dies cards I created for the October Blog Hop. Hope you are inspired to use Nesting Dies sets for your next card making project.
Soda Top Nesting Die Set Thanks Dearest Friend Card
This nesting die set is called Soda Top and is a unique shape. First I inked white card stock using Altenew Shades of Purple ink cubes. I inked white card stock paper in a dark ink shade of purple. I die cut the paper using the largest die from the set. Then I inked two more shapes using lighter shades from the purple ink cube set. I stamped and clear embossed the Thanks and Dearest Friend words. I used a large rounded rectangle corner die from My Favorite Things for the white background paper and added some purple splatters to the white background. I adhered the stacked set off set to the left and added the word tag using foam tape. Love the simple layered look.
Soda Top Nesting Dies Cut Altenew Gradient Cardstock
For this card I used card stock from the Altenew Gradient Card stock Green Meadows, package. I die cut a variety of sizes and colors from the paper package mixing and matching the layered sets. The largest set has five colored papers and two that have three. I stamped a single word in each center piece. I added some gold thread behind the largest center piece die. The white background piece was die cut from the rounded rectangle die from My Favorite Things and added some light green ink to the rounded corners for a finished look.
Altenew Nesting Rounded Rectangle Glitter Paper
For this card I mostly used Altenew Glacier Caves blue gradient ink cubes to ink all of the white card stock for the rounded rectangle nesting set. I added some glitter paper from the Altenew Ocean Reflection Glitter Cardstock–Star Light Glitter paper. I added some stamping to the top sentiment rectangle and the background paper from the Altenew Tie Dye Motifs layering stamp set. The word stamps were from the Altenew Smiles and Hugs stamp set. The pop of glitter paper really makes the card shine.
Altenew Nesting Rounded Rectangle Word Tags
Another card using the Altenew Roumded Rectangle Nesting die set. Each layered tag was inked using Altenew pink ink cubes from the set creating gradient colored paper. I stamped a single word in the piece that was on top. I added silver glitter Altenew Washi tape strip that was trimmed for each of the tags. I alternated the position of the four layered tags to create the card front. Love that of glittery Washi tape.
- Altenew Nesting Die sets- Rounded Rectangles and Soda Top nesting dies
- Altenew silver washi tape
- Altenew ink cubes- purples, pinks and blues
- Altenew Ocean Reflection Glitter paper
- Altenew Gradient Green Meadow card stock package
- Altenew Smiles and Hugs stamp set
- White card stock for all of the card bases and inked pieces
- Sizzix die cutting machine
- 3M Tape Runner, liquid glue and foam tape
52 thoughts on “ALTENEW OCTOBER 4, 2021 “ALPHABET NAME GAME” BLOG HOP”
The cards look wonderful! Nesting Dies are perfect! Thank you for being part of the hop, Nancy!
Sweet cards Nancy!
Thanks so much!
Thanks so much! A different idea to use nesting dies! Thanks again!
What a GREAT idea, Nancy!! Love the nesting dies and your samples are just lovely! Happy to see your fabulous work in this hop!
Thanks so much Virginia! I love a challenge and Nesting dies for the win! And glitter Washi tape too. Thanks again. ❤️
These are so beautiful and nesting dies help to create many different looks in card making!
Thanks so much! Investing in die sets is pricey and having another way to use them is a win! Thanks for stopping by! 😊
I thought so. A different idea to have dies as the focal piece of the card. Give it a try! Thanks for visiting!
Very fun projects, thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by!
I wondered what you would do when I saw your name started with “N”. Nesting dies are perfect, and it’s a technique not often thought about. Thank you for the inspiration!
I really had to think about what to do. Nesting Dies for the win! I used the dies several different ways. Thanks!
Great use of nesting dies. I really like the soda top dies.
Thanks. I did not have that die set and was perfect for the Blog Hop. Thanks.!
such pretty cards – thanks for sharing
Thanks so much!!!
Very pretty cards! Love the different looks with the nesting dies. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks. I had to be creative! Thanks for stopping g by.
I LOVE the layers and the great bright colors!
Thanks! Lots of inking for the win! Thanks so much.
Such beautiful cards and colors. 💜💜💜
Thanks for stopping by!!
Classic! Thank you for the pretty cards.
Thanks for stopping by!
Fun game and use of your “N” challenge. The layers you created add such wonderful dimension and the colors are great.
Thanks so much!! Glad you liked my cards for the hop. Had to do some creative thinking to make it work. 😊
Beautiful cards, Nancy. Love the idea of using nesting dies. I was completely stumped by this theme! Your cards really inspired me.
Thanks so much! Glad you liked them. It took awhile to figure out what I could create that began with an N. Love the Soda Can die set. Thanks again.
Great use of nesting dies- love the pink and silver card!
Thanks! Pink for the win! Thanks for checking out my Blog post!!!
Great use of your dies! So cute.
Thanks Sandra! Always a good thing to use dies in a different way. Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks Sandra. Great way to use die sets in a different way!
These are beautiful! 🙂
Thanks Kelsey! Glad you liked them. Give this technique a try with nesting die sets you might have. I colored the paper using the mini ink cubes for most of the cards. Many thanks!
Love the nesting dies! Pretty cards!
Beautiful cards, Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks Donna! Glad you liked my Nesting Die cards. Again thanks!
I especially like the pink one!
Thanks! Glad you liked the cards! Some ideas to try!
The layered dies are adorable. Good idea using nesting dies for your N letter. Thanks for sharing.
Each of the demonstration card offers different inspirations. I love them all. Thanks so much for the inspirations.
Thanks so much! Using nesting die set for the main point of interest is a great way to show case them. Thanks for stopping by,