All posts by Espresso Expressions

I am a card designer and paper artist who loves creating cards and paper projects. I enjoy learning new techniques and sharing ideas with friends. I am now a Certified Altenew Educator having successfully completed all leveled lessons /challenges and teaching a Zoom virtual workshop. Take a look at my Instagram posts of my paper projects. My favorite color in case you wanted to know is- Glitter!

ALTENEW INSTAGRAM HOP AND BLOG POST- “THANKS AND GRATITUDE”

Hello and welcome to the newest Altenew themed post “Thanks and Gratitude”. A perfect theme for Thanksgiving and most of all-it is always in season, 365 days. I designed four unique cards using Altenew’s With Gratitude stamps set and coordinating dies. I used the stamps and dies using four different stamping techniques. Here are the four cards I created and more info is included on Instagram and more details here, too.

FOUR UNIQUE AUTUMN CARDS USING THE “THANKS AND GRATITUDE STAMP AND DIE SET

HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE INSPIRED!

Hi Crafty Friends! Altenew Certified Educators are joining a fun new Blog Hop, and the theme is “Thanks and Gratitude”. The Hop begins @altenewllc, so make sure you start from the beginning. Altenew is giving away a $20.00 gift certificate to five lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and me @espressoexpressions on Instagram and leave a comment as you hop along by 11/30/2022.

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to five lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and me @espressoexpressions on Instagram and leave a comment by 11/30/2022. 

Altenew will draw five random winners from the comments left on each stop of the Instagram hop and announce the winners on Altenew’s Educator Instagram Hop post on 12/01/2022.

Head over to your NEXT STOP- Bridget Casey’s Instagram post @bridgetcaseydesigner after me.

YOU CAN START HERE

@altenewllc

@handcraftedbyjoy

@wheniinkofyou

@nickiheartscards

@cardsbycandy

@scrappystampthefunup

@karens_mini

@lanabylanadesign

@annemarie_the_crafty_kiwi

@cardsbyann

@channellingmarthaau

@espressoexpressions- YOU ARE HERE

@bridgetcaseydesigns

@rotejas_magic

@cardrefinery

@cutcolorandcreate

@thel_ittlecraftcorner

@inkycreationswithapril

@stampgirrl

@paperaddictpam

@auzztrinkletsncrafts

@made.by.michi

TECHNIQUES I USED FOR THE FOUR GRATITUDE CARDS

I used several different techniuques to demonstrate how versatile this Altenew With Gratitude stamp and coordinating dies are.

  • Use the maple leave dies to create a paper stencil
  • Ink white card stock using different shades of orange to create inked background paper
  • Die cut the leaves from the inked paper
  • Stamp the outline of the leaves on the inked paper using Versamark ink, add white embossing powder and heat set. The die cut the leaves.
  • Select two different shades of green ink to double stamp the leaves. Then stamp the outline of the leaves using black ink.
  • Use wide gold line washi tape for two of the cards
  • Mask the edges of a 1/4 sheet of white card stock that will create a border. I used wide white Post It tape to cover the sides and then stamped the leaves using black ink.

ALTENEW INSTAGRAM HOP-LET’S GET INKY USING ALCOHOL INKS!

Hello crafty friends! I am joining a fun Instagram Hop with Altenew today and the feature today is Alcohol Inks! Feel free to start the Hop over at @altenewllc!

To celebrat, Altenew is giving away a Fall Harvest Alcohol Ink Bundle!!! to one lucky winner and a $15.00 Gift Card to five winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and leave a coment by 11/11/2022. Altenew will announ e the winners on @altenew’s post on 11/11/2022. What have you been waiting for? Gorgeous project inspiration and fun prizes await you! The Instagram Hop is listed of all of the awesome creative posts is included in this post!

TAKE A LOOK AT MY CARDS AND MINI-BOX

TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS USED

To create the inked paper I used Altenew liquid inks- Eastern Sky, Iceburg, Ultramarine and Azurite. I used Altenew’s Fine Tulle stencil to add color to the inked paper and white card stock. The text/stamped tags were from the Altenew Craft Your Live Project kit Feathered Lilies. The die cut layered pieces are from Altenew’s Soda Top nesting die set. The large die cut Smile was also from Altenew. I inked the paper, stamped the word and then die cut it from the inked paper. I covered the opening with die cut white paper and added the die cut Smile to the die cut piece. I continued to die cut pieces from the inked paper then layered the pieces to create the front of the card. For the mini box, I created a box from white card stock and inked another piece of white card stock and cut the pieces to cover the sides and top of the box. I dyed the white cotton fabric ribbon using more alcohol inks. Then a mini tag using the smallest die from the soda pop nesting die set.

INSTAGRAM HOP ORDER

Visit all of the wonderful Alcohol Ink cards and projects! Here is the list and leave a comment and be inspired! Thanks and have fun!!

Altenew (@altenewllc)

Amy Hill (@sevenscrafts)

Michelle Burnier (@made.by.michi)

Nathalie DeSousa (@tachita55)

Tenia Nelson (@tenianelson)

Annemarie Caister (@annemarie_the_crafty_kiwi)

Nancy Souza (@espressoexpressions)-YOU ARE HERE

Terri Koszler (@altenew_planner_girl)

Karen Reátegu (@_littleblessing_)

Bridget Casey (@bridgetcaseydesigns)

Virginia Lu (@yesvirginialu)

LauraJane (@mammacooksalot)

ALTENEW EDUCATORS’ “SECRET CARD RECIPE” BLOG HOP AND LINKY PARTY AND GIVEAWAY!

JOIN THE FUN AND BE INSPIRED!

THE SECRET RECIPE FOR MY POST THAT I USE FOR MY CARDS IS- WASHI TAPE!

Here are my cards where I use Altenew Washi tape in a variety of ways to add visual interest for my cards. Altenew has a wonderful selection of Washi tape- glitter, pattern, lines, dots, thin, wide and patterned.

ALTENEW GIVE AWAYS!
PRIZES! ARE YOU READY?

There are $130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to three lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to four winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/30/2022. 

There’s MORE! Join our party! I have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Secret Card Recipe” creations. 

Altenew will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party, and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw five random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/31/2022.

ALTENEW HOP LIST!


Altenew Card Blog

Laurie Patterson

Irene Mejia

Roteja Galvan

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Neha Aggarwal

Nancy Souza-YOU ARE HERE!

Helen Kalb

Rachael Shedeed

Rosie Neustaedter

Nicki Baxley

Joylita D’Souza

Lana Taber

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Teri Duncan

Eva Bussom

April Leithner

Amy Hill

Jennifer Leonard

Annemarie Caister

Natasha Davies

Anna Patricia Mahtani

Fiona Duff

ALTENEW JUST IMAGINE INSTAGRAM HOP FEATURING OCTOBER 2022 STAMPS, DIES, STENCILS, EMBOSSING AND HOT FOIL RELASE ITEMS.

This newest Altenew release for October includes beautiful and inspirational new stamps, coordinating dies, stencils. I created several cards using these beatiful new releases. I hope you are inspired to create your own cards!

GIVE AWAY PRIZES

Altenew is giving away $15.00 gift certificates to four lucky winners! Please leave a comment on @altenewllc’s post and or each Designer’s Instagram post on the Hop list. Altenew will announce the winners on @altenewllc’s post on October 21, 2022.

INSTAGRAM HOP ORDER

ALTENEW OCTOBER 2022 MARVELOUS MONTHLY SERIES RELEASE BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAY

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12, 2022 RELEASE DATE!

Please join me for the newest Altenew Monthly Marvelous Monthly Series for the month of October. There are a total of $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to eight winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s Blog post on the Blog hop list below by October 18, 2022 for a chance to win.

Giveaway Prizes

Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on October 19, 2022.

October 2022 Monthly Subscription Release

This newest Altenew release includes awesome Stamps, Coordinating Dies, Stencls, Embossing Folders.

The items include- Build-A-Garden: Dear Dahlias 6 x 8 Stamp Set and Layering Stencil, Craft-A- Flower-Epiphyllum Layering Die Set, Craft Your Life Project Kit: Casual Bouquets 6 x 8 stamp set and Die set, simple coloring stencil, Mini Delight: Wild Geraniums 3 x4 stamp set, Paint-A-Flower: Waterlilly Dahlia 4 x 6 stamp set.

Here are my cards that I designed using the stamps, dies and stencils from this set. Enjoy and hopefully be inspired!

TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS I USED

Here are the techniques, materials and resources that I used to create these new cards- layering, inking, die cutting, painting, embossing, coloring with alcohol markers. Have fun and enjoy! Thanks!

  • Watercoloring using Altenew watercolor paints for the Waterlily Dahlia
  • Stenciled backgrounds using Altenew ink cubes and Altenew stenciling brush
  • Inking white card stock to create and blending for shades of colors for the Epiphyllum die cut flower pieces
  • Coloring, shading and blending using Altenew alcohol markers for the Casual Bouquets stamp and die set
  • Inking and blending colors for the layering stencils for the Mini Delight: Wild Geraniums and die cutting pieces
  • Inked and shading background for the Altenew Dotted Swirls debossing plate
  • Stamped and Altenew watercoloring the Dear Dahlias flowers. Triple layered and die cut watercolored petals for the Dahlia
  • Debossing plate and ink blended background

Blog Hop Order

Here is the list of Altenew designers. Leave a comment for a chance to win prizes. Have fun and be inspired

Altenew Blog 

Emily Midgett 

Sande Woodson

Nathalie Desousa

Jaycee Gaspar

Virginia Lu

Mindy Eggen

Caly Person

Adriana Arminio

Nancy Souza– YOU ARE HERE!

MORE OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

ALTENEW CERTIFIED EDUCATORS “MAKE IT MASCULINE” INSTAGRAM HOP

HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE MAKE IT MASCULINE INSTAGRAM HOP AND BLOG POST!

Here are the cards I created using a variety of Altenew resources- stamps, coordinating dies, nesting die set, dye inks, 3D embossing folder, stencils, alcohol markers, pattern paper.

IT’S TIME TO CHECK OUT THE AWESOME INSTAGRAM POSTS!

Hi, friends! Altenew Certified Educators are joining a fun Blog Hop, and the theme is “𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞” showing off projects for the men in your life! The Hop starts from @altenewllc, so make sure you start from the beginning!

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to five lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and and leave a comment by 09/01/2022). 

Head over to your NEXT STOP-

@made.by.michi

@espressoexpressions– YOU ARE HERE!

@channellingmarthaau

Altenew will draw five random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Instagram Hop and announce the winners on Altenew’s Educator Instagram Hop post on 09/02//2022.

TECHNIQUES AND TIPS FOR THE MASCULINE CARDS

Altenew Diamond Nesting Die set

QUICK TIP– ink and blend a 1/4″ piece of white card stock using a combination of Altenew ink cubes in shades of blue and turquoise. Die cut the inked paper and using the Altenew Fine Frames Diamond nesting set to die cut the diamond shapes and add them to the 1/4″ sheet of white card stock. I added the smallest diamond die pieces to the center of the inked pieces.

QUICK TIP- use glossy black card stock for the die cut Hello. Add silver glitter washi tape as an accent piece for the word tag.

Altenew 3D embossing folder and die cut Hello

QUICK TIP– cover the 1/4′ piece of white card stock to crate a border to create a rectangle section. Ink the section using a variety of Altenew ink cubes. Remove the masking paper covering the sides of the paper. Use the Altenew Curving Leaves Botanical 3D embossing folder to and a die cutting machine to create the embossed image.

QUICK TIP- use gold glitter card stock for the die cut Hello. Die cut it again and glue together for added dimension.

Altenew pattern paper layout

QUICK TIP- use patterned/printed paper to stamp and die cut the couch, pillows, lamp shades and floor lamp bases. Die cut another set from white card stock to add dimension to the furniture pieces. Create a picture frame stamping a sentiment from the set and cut into a rectangle

QUICK TIP- create a background using a Altenew gradient dot stencil and light blue Altenew ink cube.

Altenew potted plants

QUICK TIP- stamp the three potted plants on white card stock. Color and blend using Altenew alcohol ink markers. Die cut the colored images and die cut another set from white card stock for layering and added dimension.

QUICK TIP- use Altenew’s Dotted Swirl debossing plate for added interest behind the colored potted plants. Use the Altenew tree ring stencil for the background.

QUICK TIP-ink a piece of small strip of white card stock using one of the coordinating ink cubes for a coordinating stamped Hello word tag.

ALTENEW EDUCATORS HOP LIST- LOTS TO LOOK

@altenewllc

@yesvirginialu

@inkycreationswithapril

@cutcolorandcreate

@thel_ittlecraftcorner

@sandespoema

@cardrefinery

@nicolewattcreates

@rotejas_magic

@handcraftedbyjoy

@mes_cartes_a_moi

@crown_focus

@bridgetcaseydesigns

@mylittleatticstudio

@rosieneust

@karens_mini

@made.by.michi

@espressoexpressions- YOU ARE HERE

@channellingmarthaau

@Vickie.davis77

@craftyannastudio

@kariavan

@sevenscrafts

@cardsbyann

@annemarie_the_crafty_kiwi

@lanabylanadesign

ALTENEW SUPPLIES AND RESOURCES

  • Altenew Fine Frames Diamond Die set
  • Altenew Tiny Sentimens Hello die and hello stamps set
  • Altenew Curving Leaves Botanical 3D embossing folder
  • Altenew Succulents stapmps and dies- Elegant Alocasia, Potted Succulent and Adorabl Anthurium (individual mini stamps and dies)
  • Altenew Comfy Couch outline stamp and die
  • Altenew Armchair stamp, lamp and dies
  • Altenew Tree Ring stencil
  • Altenew Gradient Dot stencil
  • Altenew stripe patterned paper pad
  • Altenew distress ink cubes for stamping and ink blending
  • Altenew alcohol ink markers- blues and greens

ALTENEW INSPIRATIONAL BLOG HOP FEATURING ALCOHOL INKS

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special Blog Hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to eight winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw ten winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/08/2022.

Here is the Link to the Altenew Card Blog where the Blog Hop will be hosted: https://wp.me/p6Dps1-gy8

Altenew’s Alcohol Inks Collection https://altenew.com/collections/alcohol-markers-refills 

ALCOHOL INKED BACKGROUNDS CARDS

TAKE A LOOK AT THE CARDS THAT I CREATED USING ALTENEW ALCOHOL INKS!

For each card I created an alcohol inked background using two different Altenew alcohol ink refills-Eastern Sky B003 and Azurite B027 and 91% alcohol to create a diluted mix. I mixed the liquids using a palette knife and then I dragged quarter sheets of heavy weight white card stock through the mix or tapped the paper to the mix. I let the inked paper dry.

For Card 1 I die cut three pieces using Altenew Lacy Doily die for the card front. I also added texture for the white background paper using Altenew Dotted Swirl debossing plate. I trimmed the die cut pieces to cover the white debossed white card stock, I added a stamped word banner. This is a great die and can be used for many different projects.

For Card 2– I used the darker Altenew alcohol ink refill and 91% alcohol to mix together for a darker background. Again I mixed the two using a palette knife and dragged and tapped the heavy weight white card stock to the mixture. I let it air dry. When dry I used Altenew Halftone Smile outline to stamp the image to the middle of the inked paper. I used the coordinating outline die to cut the smile. I then used a small rectangle die from My Favorite Things and white card stock to cover the space from the smile die space. I stamped the coordinating word banner from the set. I liked the tie dye effect on the white paper.

For Card 3 I created the same darker shade of Altenew alchohol inks and 91% alcohol to dilute the color and mixed them together and let them dry. I used the Altenew Tie Dye Motifs stamp set to create a the next step. I used the middle size stamp on an acrylic block and stamped it to a puddle of clean alcohol ink and then stamped it to the background paper and it lifted the color from the inked paper, I let the paper dry. The word tag was stamped using the a stripe stamp from the set. A die cut Thanks from black glossy paper and a tiny word tag to complete the card.

All three cards used different techniques and just using only two Altenew alcohol refill inks and repurposing Altenew stamps and dies. Give it a try!

ALTENEW BLOG HOP ORDER! HERE IS A CHANCE TO VISIT AND BE INSPIRED!


Altenew Card Blog

Therese Calvird

Kelly Taylor

Michelle Short

Seeka

Nathalie DeSousa

Amber Rain Davis

Kinjal Trivedi

Terri Koszler

Karen Reátegui

Tenia Nelson

LauraJane

Maryam Perez

Annemarie Caister

Virginia Lu

Rosie Neustaedter

Bridget Casey

Nancy Souza-YOU ARE HERE

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

Michelle Burnier

Mindy Eggen

Amy Hill

ALTENEW EDUCATORS’ “CLEAN AND SIMPLE” BLOG HOP AND LINKY PARTY AND GIVEAWAY!

Hello and welcome to the newest Altenew Card Blog! The theme is ‘Clean and Simple” card projects. I created several cards where I used only one stamped image on a smaller card base. Love the clean and simple cards.

ALTENEW CARD MAKING SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES

I used the Altenew sentiments Pots and Plants outlne stamp set for the stamped sentiments. The stamped plants were singles and were Altenew Elegant Alicasia, Potted Succulent and Adorable Anthurium stamps. I inked the background using the Altenew Half tone stencil using the Arctic ink cube. The stamped plants were colored using Altenew alcohol markers- C103, C015, B027, G245, G315, G201, G011, G213. The card base size is a 4 1/2″ square white card stock.

PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!

There is a total of $130.00 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20.00 gift certificate to three lucky winners and a $15.00 gift certificate to four winners! To win, please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and or on each Designer’s Blog Post listed on the Blog Hop list below by 7/03/2022.

There is more! Join our PARTY! I have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew Blog for you to enter your beautiful Altenew “Clean and Simple” creations.

Altenew will pick ONE of your favorite creations from those who joined the Linky Party and they will receive a $10.00 Altenew gift certificate!

Altenew will draw five random winners from the comments left on each Blog Hop stop and announce the winerw on the Altenew Winners Page on 7/04/2022.

HOP LIST

This is a total list of Blog Hop participants-


Altenew Card Blog

Michelle Burnier

Annemarie Caister

Kari VanNoy

Susan Stagno

Ann Taylor

Susan Busada

Nenette S. Madero

Irina Fonina

Eva Bussom

Rosie Neustaedter

Joylita D’souza

Helen Kalb

Lana Taber

Neha Aggarwal

Penny Pynnonen

Karen Brown

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Nancy Souza– YOU ARE HERE!

Pam Boedeker

Tenia Nelson

Rachael Shedeed

Virginia Lu

Amber Rain Davis

Roteja Galvan

Laurie Patterson

ALTENEW ANNIVERSARY 2022 CRAFTER-CLASS

NEW TECHNIQUES AND IDEAS!

I just participated in the four day Anniversary Crafter 2022 Class, Four awesome card making lessons with great techniques and ideas. The card making bundle of supplies included- Midsummer Bouquet Outline Stamp set, Morning Flowers Layering Stamp set and a 6″ x6″ Scalloped Frame Geometric 3D Emboss8ng Folder. There was a Floral Spring layering stencil in the class bundle that I did not use for a card this time but a welcome addition to my stencil collection.

Each class covered a different technique which was great. Here are my completed cards!

Midsummer Bouquet Outline Stamp set

The technique for this card was coloring, blending and layering using Altenew alcohol markers. I stamped the flower using permanent black ink on white card stock. This was double bloom image with leaves. I had some extra leaves from another stamped image and used a darker green marker for contrast. I fussy cut the image and added it to white card stock trimmed for an A2 card. I tucked the extra leaves behind the image. I stamped a matching sentiment. I used silver glitter washi tape- I doubled the tape to create a wider banner and die cut both the sentiment and and glitter banner. That is a quick tip to create a wider strip of tape.

Ink blending strip

This ink blending technique created a colorful masked stripe. I used wide Post It paper tape to mask off the section that I ink blended using Altenew blue ink cubes going from darkest to lightest. I stamped two leaf sprigs from the Morning Flowes layering stamp set with bright green ink. I stamped the rose from the same stamp set as the first card and fussy cut the rose. I stamped a word tag and tucked it behind the fussy cut the rose and layered it with foam tape. This was a great technique!

Embossing Scalloped Frame

The focal point of this card is the Altenew Scalloped Frame Geometric 3D Embossing Folder. I used a piece of watercolor paper, sprayed a light mist of water before embossing. That was a helpful suggestion from the class. While I was waiting for the paper to dry, I stamped the rose on watercolor paper and painted it using Altenew ink cubes in shades of purple. I used the same ink colors to paint the embossed scalloped frame. I splattered on the piece including the space in the middle. I added a stamp sentiment banner, I added this inked piece to an A2 white card base, then added the rose with foam tape and tucked the tag behind the flower. I added an extra leaf for a trio of leaves. I kept the color scheme monocromatic for the card theme. The embossed scalloped paper was the showcase piece of the card!

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Altenew MIdsummerBouquet outline stamp set and sentiments
  • Craft-Class Altenew Anniversary 2022 Class Bundle
  • Altenew Morning Flowers Layering stamp set and sentiments
  • Altenew 6″ x6″ Scalloped Frame 3D embossing Folder
  • Altenew ink cubes- green, blues and purples
  • Altenew alcohol markers- green, blues and yellow
  • Altenew silver glitter washi tape
  • Black ink
  • My Favorite Things mini banner die cu, stitched edge rectangle die

ALTENEW 8th ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP Day 2 + Giveaway Including over $2,000 in Total Prizes!

Welcome to Altenew’s 8th Anniversary Celebration! Read on for all of the exciting Events, Give Aways and chances to win Prizes! Join in the fun and visit links from Altenew Designer’s and an awesome list of crafting Companies .

Altenew Card Blog,– the blog hop will be hosted here: https://wp.me/p6Dps1-fJX 

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY8TH or $8 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV22 at checkout. Offer valid from 04/04/2022 at 12:01 am EDT through 04/06/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products (Sale up to 45% off HERE and NEW releases HERE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY CARD!

Altenew cupcake stamp and coordinating die

A happy congratulations and celebration card for the Altenew party event that I created for the special celebration. I stamped the cupcake image using Altenew All Things Sweet Layering Stamps and coordinating Die set. This is a layering stamp set and I stamped each section using permanent black ink and colored, blended and shaded using Altenew alcohol ink markers. The sentiment tag was stamped using Altenew’s Sentiment Strips 3 stamp set. The background was created using Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate and lavendar solid cardstock. I created the frame using two rounded rectangle dies from Altenew and gold foil card stock. For added dimension I layered two more die cut cupcakes from white card stock, and also for the word tag. Foam tape for dimension and gold thread bundle for visual interest.

Special Offer

Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY8TH or $8 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV22 at checkout. Offer valid from 04/04/2022 at 12:01 am EDT through 04/06/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products (Sale up to 45% off HERE and NEW releases HERE

GIVE AWAY PRIZES

Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 26 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes-

Be sure to leave comments by 4/15/2022 for a chance to win one of 50 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 50 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.

BLOG HOP ORDER LIST DAY TWO

Altenew Blog

Debby Hughes

Maryam Perez

LauraJane

CiLi in Papers

Nancy Souza-YOU ARE HERE! 😊

Seeka

Kelly Griglione

Laurie Patterson

Keren Baker

A Cherry on Top

Mindy Eggen

Sandhya Iyer

Teri Wilson

Preeti Chandran

Anna Mahtani

Pam Boedeker

Erin Thompson