A 2021 ALTENEW YEAR IN REVIEW

ALTENEW 2021 CARD IN REVIEW

As 2021 is coming to a close, it is the perfect time to revisit Altenew cards and projects that I created for Altenew Blog Hops, and Instagram Hops and for other occasions. I enjoy revisiting cards, mixed media projects and other related paper samples as they inspire new cards. I keep these samples/prototypes and include notes inside the cards to remind me of the stamps/dies sets I used, markers, inks, stencils, paper and techniques for each card or project. A helpful reminder and is a great inspiration for new cards.

  • Here is the link to the Altenew blog, where the blog hop will be hosted: 

https://wp.me/p6Dps1-f5g

MY TOP FAVORITE CARDS FOR ALTENEW 2021

After reviewing all of the many cards I created in 2021, it was really challenging to select my top five. I selected these because they each represented a different technique – 3D embossing folder, a layered flower die and background die,a layered stenciled background, layered stamped flower, layered die cuts for added dimension and debossing cover plate die.

ALTENEW PRIZES

Altenew is giving away a $30.00 gift certificate to five lucky winners and a $15.00 gift certificate to four lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog on social media by 1/06/2022 for a chance to win. Nine winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 1/08/2022.

SWEET MOMENTS-POTS AND PLANTS STAMPS AND DIES

Pots and Plants Stamp & Die Bundle

Sweet Moments- Pots and Plants stamps and die

I selected this card and stamp set as it was different and it featured different elements-potted plants. I stamped the three different plants and containers on watercolor paper and water colored them using Altenew blue and green ink cubes. I also stamped the plant container again and painted those, die cut them and layered them on top of the other containers for dimension. The background was stenciled using the Altenew Tree Ring stencil and green ink cubes. Each of the plants and pots was adhered to the stenciled background using liquid glue in the center of the plant dies. This added dimension to the images. I added the stamped sentiment and tucked it behind the largest plant foliage.

SWEET MOMENTS HAPPY PETALS

Sweet Moments Happy Petals stamp and die

I used the stamp and coordinating die from Altenew Sweet Moments released set. I used mixed media paper for stamping and painting. I die cut a second one to use for layering. I painted the bouquet using Altenew ink cubes. I used the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing cover plate for the background. The gold metallic paper was die cut using Altenew Fine Frames using the largest die from the set. I added the stamped sentiments to the card on a A2 top fold white card base.

3D EMBOSSING FOLDER

Altenew 3D Embossing folder and inked

The Altenew 3 D embossing folder created a beautiful image alone on heavy weight white card stock. I painted the raised image using a light watercolor wash was using Altenew ink cubes in yellow, green and light blue. A tiny word stamp and narrow die cut was adhered using foam tape for a raised visual feature. That was all this card needed.

CRAF T A FLOWER-CAROLINA ALL SPICE LAYERED DIES

Altenew Craft A Flower Carolina All Spice Layering Dies

For this card I used the layering flower die from Altenew Craft A Flower set- Carolina All Spice set. I inked white card stock using an Altenew yellow ink cube and die cut all of the layered pieces. The smallest and last die cut piece, I colored using an orange Copic marker. For the leaves I used a green cardstock from an Altenew cardstock from the Green Meadows gradient cardstock set colors. Light blue card stock was used for the Altenew burlap texture die. I kept some of the piece in place for added interest. The thanks Altenew die was die cut from glossy black card stock and was layered for added dimension.

CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT- VINTAGE TAPESTRY

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry

Craft Your Life- Vintage Tapestry layering stamp

The flowers and leaves were stamped using layering stamps from the Altenew’s Craft Your Life Project Kit- Vintage Tapestry set. The flowers were stamped and layered using Altenew purple ink cubes and yellow ink for the center of the flower. Green ink cubes were used for the layered leaves. Coordinating dies were used for the three flowers and leaf clusters. I used the Altenew layered stencil from the Vintage Tapestry set for the background and Altenew purple ink cubes. The coordinating stamped sentiment was die cut from a small circle die and I used foam tape for dimension to adhere the circle sentiment to the raised purple flower.

Take a walk down the Altenew Memory Lane in the biggest Blog Hop of the year! Click on the link and be inspired by awesome cards and projects.

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Altenew Craft Your Life stamps, 3D embossing folder, layered stencil
  • Altenew Sweet Moments stamps and dies- Pots and Plants
  • Altenew Fine Frames diamond die set
  • Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing die plate
  • Altenew ink cubes- purple, green, pink, yellow, blue
  • Altenew Craft A Flower- Carolina All Spice layered die
  • Altenew Burlap Texture die
  • Altenew green gradient green card stock

ALTENEW BLOG HOP ORDER

Altenew Card Blog 

Alex Syberia

Amy Hill

Annemarie Caister

Bridget Casey

Cheryl Espie

Dana Joy

Daniel Diaz

Danielle Dunlop

Emily Midgett

Erin Thompson

Erum Tasneem

Fiona Duff

Helen Kalb

Ishani

Jaycee Gaspar

Jenny Colacicco

Joylita Dsouza

Juhi Khanna

Karen Brown

Kari VanNoy

Keren Baker

LauraJane

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Nancy Souza-YOU ARE HERE

Nandini Karmarkar

Natasha Davies

Nathalie DeSousa

Nicole Watt

Norine Borys

Pam Boedeker

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson

Sandhya Iyer

SathyaKala Sankaran

Seeka

Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Teri Wilson

Therese Calvird

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Yasmin Diaz

Yoonsun Hur

ALTENEW PAINT-A-FLOWER: SWEET PEA BLOG HOP

ALTENEW SWEET PEA FLOWER STAMP RELEASE AND BLOG INFO

Giveaway Prizes of $200.00 in total prizes! To celebrate this realease, Altenew is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to two lucky winers and a $20 gift certificate to five winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and or on each designer’s Blog post on the Blog hop listed in this post. by 12/29/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Blog hop and announce the winers on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/30/2021

MY PAINTED SWEET PEA FLOWER CARD

This beautiful outline stamp is a perfect stamp to color or paint. Here is the card I created using the stamped image and watercolored using Altenew distress inks on watercolor paper. I inked the background using an Altenew dot stencil and light blue ink cube. I added splatters using white gouache paint. I inked a small piece of paper and stamped and die cut the sentiment strip. I added a strip of Altenew gold washi tape behind the sentiment strip.

Altenew Sweet Pea stamped and painted card

ALTENEW SWEET PEA STAMP SET AND WATERCOLOR PAINT BOX

PAINT A FLOWER MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION PLAN

https://altenew.com/products/paint-a-flower-monthly-subscription 

This is a monthly subscription plan for our Paint-A-Flower. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Paint-A- Flower releases and you will receive a set each month at a specially discounted price of $12.99-$15.99

GIVE AWAYPRIZES

A total of $200.00 in prizes to celebrate this new release. Altenew is giving away a $50.00 goft certificate to two lucky winners and a $20.00 goft certificate to five winers! Please visit the Altenew Blog and then each designer’s blog on the blog hop and the list is included below by 12/29/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Blog Hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page.

BLOG HOP ORDER

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Emily Midgett

Natasha Davies

Norine Borys

Annemarie Caister

Terri Koszler

Colleen Balija

Virginia Lu

Teresa Litchfield

Dana Joy

Juhi Khanna

Linda Parker

Nancy Souza– YOU ARE HERE

Rachael Shedeed

Rebecca Sogn

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sweet Pea outline stamp set
  • Altenew mini-ink cubes- purples, greens, a light blue and yellow ink cube
  • Altenew gold foil washi tape roll
  • Altenew mini dot stencil
  • My Favorite Things mini banner die
  • My Favorite Things stitched edge rectangle die
  • Blending foam tools or brushes
  • Water barrel paint brushes
  • Canson watercolor paper pad
  • A2 heavy weight white card stock
  • White gouche paint for splatters

ALTENEW CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT: VINTAGE TAPESTRY RELEASE BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAY- $300 IN PRIZES

Vintage beauty in a classic style! Create gorgeous vintage print-inspired projects usint this Vintage Tapestry kit! This kit contains beautiful three dimensional embossing folder, a 6″x8″ layering stamp set, a four piece layering stencil set and a matching die set to cur all of the pieces from the stamp set and the layering stencil set.

When creating card samples from the Vintage Tapestry set, I could not decide which card I liked the best as they were all beautiful. Here are the three cards I created. I used the layering stamp set and coordinating dies, the botanical 3D embossing folder, and the 6″ x6″ layering stencil. Here are my card samples-

Vintage stamp set, coordinating dies and layered stencil
Vintage Tapestry 3 D embossing folder and painted raised image
Vintage Tapestry layering stencil in shades of blue ink

The Altenew Card Blog will be hosted here-https://wp.me/p6Dps1-eYg. Here is the link to the Altenew shop-www.altenew.com.

Here is the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Vintage Tapestry link-https://wholesale.altenew.com/products/craft-your-life-project-kit-vintage-tapestry  and the link to the

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 12/18/2021 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 12/20/2021.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT CARDS MADE USING THE VINTAGE TAPESTRY SET

I used two of three pieces from the set for this card. The layered stencil was used to create the background. I inked the white cardstock using a purple Altenew ink cube, and then darker purple ink cubes to create the layered stencil. Purple ink cubes in several shades of purple for the layered flower stamp, a yellow inked center. Several shades of green ink cubes for the leaves. All of the pieces were die cut from the coordinating set. I stamped the sentiment in black and then die cut a circle to fit inside one of the flowers. The flowers and leaves were arranged on the inked and stencil background and the last flower was adhered using some foam tape to raise the flower and sentiment.

This card was a clean and simple layout. I used the layering stencil to create the florish image and several shades of Altenew blue ink cubes on white card stock. I used the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing full coverage plate. I love that this step added great visual interest to the card. An inked word tag with a matching sentiment. The last step- I added Altenew silver glitter washi tape to a white card stock strip for dimension , added it to the card and layered the sentiment die cut piece to finish the card. Great card that can be adapted for many different occasions.

The Botanical 3D embossing folder was used for this card. I used a piece of mixed media paper to use in the folder and worked well as it was a heavier weight paper. I used a light wash of colored ink cubes to paint the raised image to create a soft and muted image. I die cut the piece from a rounded corner rectangle die. A small stamped word tag was added using foam tape to the top corner of the card . The colored and raised image was the showcase of the card.

Supplies and Resources

  • Altenew VintageTapestry stamps, dies, layered stencil and 3D embossing folder
  • Altenew ink cubes
  • Altenew dotted swiss debossing cover plate
  • Aletnew silver washi tape
  • My Favorite Things rounded corner rectangle die
  • Memento black ink
  • MISTI stamping platform
  • Sizzix die cutting machine

Blog Hop Order

Please check out the other wonderful cards from my fellow Altenew Educators. You will be inspired!

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Erum Tasneem

Teri Wilson

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Emily Midgett

Teresa Litchfield

Michelle Short

Danielle Dunlop

Tenia Nelson

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Linda Parker

Jenny Colacicco

Terri Koszler

Rebecca Sogn

Laurie Willison

Maryam Perez

Reiko Tsuchida

Svitlana Shayevich

Nancy Souza– you are here!

Roteja Galvan

Pam Boedeker

Annemarie Caister

Colleen Balija

ALTENEW CRAFT-A- FLOWER: CAROLINA ALLSPICE RELEASE BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAY-$200.00 IN TOTAL PRIZES!

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Craft A Flower Carolina Allspice Blog Hop and Give Away. You have arrived here after your visit to Roteja Galvan and her awesome Blog post. If not, be sure to head over to the Altenew Card Blog to begin! And when you are finished visiting my Blog, be sure to visit Pam Boedeker and her Blog post. Have fun and be inspired. The full list of AECP participants is posted at the end of this Blog post. Let’s get started!

GIVE AWAY PRIZES

Today’s Hop is all about celebrating the unique Altenew Educator’s community. There are lots of prizes and special offers and a total of $200.00 in total prizes!

To celebrate this release. Altenew is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $20.00 Gift Certificate to five winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and or each Designer’s Blog Post on the Blog Hop list below by 12/13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Blog Hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners page on 12/15/2021.

ALTENEW CRAFT-A-FLOWER: CAROLINA ALLSPICE LAYERING DIE SET

Altenew Layering Carolina Allspice Die Set

This new layering flower die set is a ‘Crafting Must-Have’. This new set will go ive in the Altenew store on 12/07/2021 at 12:01 A.M. EDT.

Craft-A-Flower- Carolina Allspice Layering Die Set link-

Craft-A-Flower: Carolina Allspice Layering Die Set

Here is a link to the Altenew Blog where the Blog Hop will be hosted- https://wp.me/p6Dps1-eXZ

There is also a Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan-https://altenew.com/products/craft-a-flower-monthly-subscription. When you are signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month at a special discounted price! ($29.99-$35.99). Happy mail arriving each month!

Inked and die cut pieces and grid die

CAROLINA ALL SPICE LAYERING DIE SET

This layering die set creates an awesome an flower using layered die cut pieces. Here is my completed card. I love the way it came out. I inked a piece of white cardstock using Altenew set of yellow ink cubes to create a gradient of colors starting with the lightest color from the ink set. I inked white paper using another Altenew ink cube set for gradient green ink to die cut the leaf pieces. I also used a mini paper pad of gradient green card stock from Altenew for a few of the leaves. I used the direction guide to layer the pieces to create the flower. For the smallest and last piece of the flower layout, I colored the white paper with a Copic marker. I did the same steps to create the three leaves. I used the Altenew Burlap Texture Die for the background. I inked white card stock using a blue ink cube from Altenew that I used for the Burlap Die. I kept some of the die cut squares in place for additional accents. For the Thanks die cut word from the set I used glossy black paper for the top layer and two more layers from black cardstock. Great tip to create a layered die cut word. All of the pieces of the card- the layered flowerd, burlap die and thanks word were all die cuts from the Altenew collection. A stunning card and so versatile .

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Altenew Carolina Allspice layering die set
  • Altenew ink cube sets- yellow, green and blue
  • Altenew Burlap Texture die
  • Altaenew gradient green cardstock set
  • My Favorite Things stitched edge rectangle die
  • White card stock, black glossy card stock and black card stock
  • Liquid glue, double sided tape
  • Fiskars paper trimmer
  • Scor-pal scoring board

ALTENEW BLOG HOP ORDER

Jenny Colacicco

Kari VanNoy

Michelle Short

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Tenia Nelson

Emily Midgett

Jaycee Gaspar

Natasha Davies

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Terri Koszler

Teri Wilson

Virginia Lu

Annemarie Caister

Roteja Galvan

Nancy Souza– you are here

Pam Boedeker

Rebecca Sogn

ALTENEW NEW SWEET MOMENTS COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAY-$300 IN TOTAL PRIZES

Have you been counting down the days until this newest Altenew Blog Hop release titled Sweet Moments? Well today is the day! What an awesome collection of new stamps, coordinating dies, 3D embossing folder and a layering stencil. I created five new card samples using stamps and more from this new collection. Be inspired!

The stamps, dies, embossing folder are from the Sweet Memories set- Happy Petals and coordinating die, the Pots and Plants stamp and coordinating dies, Playful Blooms Botanical 3D Embossing Folder, Rose Mallow Layering Stencil and Tiny Sentiments word and Hello die.

If you are here visiting my Blog you have already visited Therese Calvird and her awesome creations and will you visit Tania Ahmed and be inspired as well. Have fun and let the creativity continue!

GIVE AWAYS AND CHANCES TO WIN!

Giveaway Prizes

Are you ready? There is $300.00 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $25.00 gift certificate to eight winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each Designer’s Blog post from the Blog Hop list by 12/09/2021 for a chance to win.

Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Blog Hop and the winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/11/2021.

  • Get a FREE brand new Sweet Moments Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 12/03/2021 through 12/05/2021. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Sweet Moments Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Sweet Moments Stamp & Die Release Collection from 12/03/2021 through 12/09/2021. Shop HERE!

Here is a link to the new products for the December 2021 Sweet Moments release collection page listing all of the new products- https://altenew.com/collections/sweet-moments-stamp-die-stencil-washi-tapes-hot-foil-plate-ef-paper-pack-release 

SWEET MEMORIES CARDS

Sweet Memories- Plants and Pots

The Plants and Pots were stamped on watercolor paper. I stamped the three pots again and die cut all of the pieces with the coordinating dies. I used Altenew blue and green ink cubes to watercolor the pieces. I shaped the pots/basket and added them to each of the plants for dimension. I used a green ink cube and the Altenew wood grain stencil for the inked background. A coordinating word banner from the set. The background piece was die cut using a stitched edge rectangle die and arranged on a white A2 card base.

Altenew- Happy Petals Stamp and Die

For this card I used the Happy Petals stamp and coordinating die. The floral stamp was stamped on heavy weight white card stock using permanent black ink. I painted the stamped image using waterbased markers. I die cut the stamped image when dry and die cut three more pieces from white card stock and layered together for extra dimension. I used the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing folder for the white background piece. The gold metalic paper diamond was die cut using the Altenew Fine Diamond nesting die set. I assembled the pieces to a top folding A2 white card base. A matching sentiment from the set was added to the card.

Altenew- Playful Blooms 3D Embossing Folder

For this card I used the 3D embossing folder from the Sweet Moments set and white card stock. I inked the debossed side of the folder using an Altenew blue ink cube and white card stock. I then inked the raised images using a small sponge applicator and Altenew ink cubes. I used a trimmed piece of inked card stock for the word tag and added it to the bottom of the card front. I used a stitched edge rectangle die for the piece and added it to an A2 white card.

Altenew- Rose Mallow Layered Stencil

This card used the Altenew layered stencils from the Sweet Moments set. I used the layering guide for the four stencils and Altenew purple ink cubes set starting with the lightest ink cube. I followed the same steps for the green inked leaves. The piece was die cut using the Altenew rounded corner nesting set. I used the largest die from the set for the purple paper. The stamped sentiment was from the set as well.

Altenew- Tiny Sentiments stamp and Hello die

The Altenew hello die word is the statement piece for this card. I die cut the hello using black glossy paper and then cut two more pieces from black card stock for added dimension. A small sentiment strip was stamped and die cut from the set. The white card stock piece was inked and blended using yellow ink cubes. I used the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing folder for the inked paper. The piece was die cut using the Altenew large rounded corner rectangle die. Three clear sequins were added to the finished A2 card,

NOW LET’S HOP

Altenew Blog.

Nathalie DeSousa

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Colleen Balija

Jenny Colacicco

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

Dana Joy

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Linda Parker

Terri Koszler

Lilith Eeckels

Danielle Dunlop

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Therese Calvird

Nancy Souza– you are here

Tania Ahmed

Erin Thompson

Svitlana Shayevich

Teri Wilson

Maryam Perez

Fiona Duff

Laurie Willison

Teresa Litchfield

Agnieszka Małyszek

Natasha Davies

Rachael Shedeed

Rebecca Sogn

Pam Boedeker

Annemarie Caister

Penny Pynnonen

Roteja Galvan

SUPPLIES

  • Altenew Sweet Memories stamp set and coordinating dies
  • Altenew ink cubes- purple, green, yellow, blue
  • Altenew dies- diamond nesting set, rounded nesting set, corner, Dotted Swiss debossing plate
  • Altenew cut wood stencil
  • My Favorite Things banner dies
  • Blending brushes
  • Zig markers
  • Black ink pad- Archival permnent ink, Memento black ink
  • MISTI stamping platform
  • Sizzix die cutting machine
  • Paper- white card stock, black glossy paper, black card stock, metallic gold paper, water color paper