ALTENEW CRAFT-A-FLOWER: Orion Geranium Release Blog Hop + Giveaway and $200 in Total Prizes

Hello and Welcome to the Altenew Orion Geranium Blog Hop! New products is will go live in the Altenew store on 01/07/2022 at 12:01 EDT for the Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium Layering Die Set

Here is the Link to the Altenew Blog where the Blog Hop will be hosted- https://wp.me/p6Dps1-f1D

ALTENEW CRAFT-A FLOWER ORION GERANIUM CARD

The newest Altenew Craft-A-Flower Orion Geranium is a beauiful layered die set. My first step in creating the flowers was to ink white card stock using the Altenew lightest shade of pink Altenew ink cube for the first layer of the flower die. I used the same inked piece of paper and added the next darkest ink cube to create a darker paper to die cut the second flower die piece. I did the same for the last flower die. The flower pieces were layered from lightest to darkest. I inked white paper using Altenew yellow ink cubes to create the center/stamine pieces of the flower. I used a two different green card stock papers from a Altenew green card stock package for the die cut layered leaves. For the background I inked white card stock using a light pink ink cube and used the Altenew Swiss Dot debossing plate. I arranged the two flowers and leaves for the card layout, stamped and die cut a small sentiment from the set. This is a A2 white card stock with a top fold. I love the way the flowers and leaves came out. Reinking the same piece of paper created the shaded layers I needed for the flowers.

Giveaway Prizes

Welcome! There is $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $20 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 01/13/2022 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 01/15/2022.

  • Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan link (optional) https://altenew.com/products/craft-a-flower-monthly-subscription 
    • This is a monthly subscription plan for our Craft-A-Flower die set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Orion Geranium layering dies for the flower and leaves
  • Altenew green card stock package
  • Altenew ink cubes
  • Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate

BLOG HOP ORDER


Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco 

Danielle Dunlop

Jaycee Gaspar

Teri Wilson

Michelle Short

Nathalie DeSousa

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson

Teresa Litchfield

Maryam Perez

LauraJane

Virginia Lu

Terri Koszler

Penny Pynnonen

Erum Tasneem

Natasha Davies

Reiko Tsuchida

Annemarie Caister

Nancy Souza-YOU ARE HERE

Pam Boedeker

ALTENEW VINTAGE GALORE COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP AND GIVE AWAY

Giveaway Prizes

Hello and Welcome to Altenew’s Vintage Galore Blog Hop! There is $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 listed in this post by 01/10/2022 for a chance to win. 

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 01/12/2021.

ALTENEW VINTAGE GALORE COLLECTION CARDS

This set has such an awesome collection of stamps, coordinating dies, layering stencils, sentiment stamps and a debossing plate. Here are the three cards I created. I really like the awesome options that are part of this set to create many different cards and projects. I liked that I could combine features from the Collection to create cards that had visual appeal. I posted my cards and a description on how I created each of them. Thanks for stopping by and hope you are inspired! Have fun! and enjoy the Hop!

For first card I used the Folk Flowers 6 x 6 Builder Stencil. I inked each layer of the stencil using Altenew ink cubes in shades of yellow, oranges and green on white card stock. I also inked three white card stock strips using green ink, orange and yellow. I stamped three sentiments from the set to create a birthday card . I die cut the inked sentiments using a mini banner die from My Favorite Things. The top panel was adhered to a A2 white card base with a left scored fold. I like the bright happy colors.

For the second card, I used the Dotted Tearcrop Layering Stamp set. Each layer added another piece- dotted tear drop, center of the tear drop and the triple accent stamp in green ink. I inked a white cardstock strip using a light blue Altenew ink cube and a sentiment from the set-Memories made together last a lifetime in black ink. I added two thin strips cut from Altenew Star Light blue glitter paper from an Altenew glitter paper package set to add behind the inked sentiment banner and used foam tape to add dimension and interest.

For the third card, I inked quarter sheet of white stock using an Altenew yellow ink cube and a blending brush. Then I used the Altenew Dotted Tile debossing cover plate die on the inked paper and trimmed it to a quarter sheet. I inked the layered stencil using Altenew inks in green, yellow and orange and die cut the image using the coordinating die. I die cut another piece using white card stock to add another layer to the inked piece for dimension. I stamped a sentiment from the set on white card stock and created a mini banner. The next step was to add Altenew gold glitter washi strip behind the layered die cut flower and I added the sentiment strip on top using small pieces of foam tape. Happy Mail!

ALTENEW STAMPOS AND SUPPLIES

  • Altenew Vintage Galore Folk Flowers 6 x 6 Builder Stencil
  • Altenew Dotted Tile debossing cover plate
  • Altenew Vintage Galore Folk Flower Die set
  • Altenew Vintage Galore Folk Flower stamp set
  • Altenew Sentiment Strips 3 stamp set
  • Altenew Vintage Galore Dotted Teardrops layering stamp set
  • Altenew silver glitter washi tape
  • Altenew Star Light blue glitter paper
  • Attenew mini ink cubes sets- yellpws, orange,green, blue

Free Gift

  • Get a FREE brand new Vintage Galore Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 1/04/2022-1/06/2022. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Vintage Galore Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Vintage Galore Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Vintage Galore Stamp & Die Release Collection from 1/04/2021-1/10/2022. Shop HERE!!

BLOG HOP ORDER


Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Dana Joy

Jaycee Gaspar

Erin Thompson

Virginia Lu

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Colacicco

Danielle Dunlop

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Terri Koszler

Svitlana Shayevich

Mindy Eggen

Therese Calvird

Emily Midgett

Michelle Short

Juhi Khanna

Laurie Willison

Tenia Nelson

Fiona Duff

Teri Wilson

Lilith Eeckels

Agnieszka Małyszek

Maryam Perez

Teresa Litchfield

Reiko Tsuchida

Annemarie Caister

Nancy Souza– YOU ARE HERE

Natasha Davies

Pam Boedeker

Penny Pynnonen

Rebecca Sogn

ALTENEW EDUCATORS “NEW FAVORITE” BLOG HOP AND LINKY PARTY AND GIVEAWAY

BLOG HOP PRIZES!

There is $130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list at the end of the post by 01/09/2022 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “New Favorite” creations. We 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 seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/10/2022.

MY NEW FAVORITE CARD MAKING TOOL

As an Altenew Educator I have had the privilege to design cards and paper projects to showcase Altenew’s newly released projects/sets. Such awesomeness!!! One of the new tools for me is the Debossing Detail Plates. An awesome new addition to my Altenew collection and it is the perfect tool to create beautiful textured backgrounds. Here are the cards I created using the Dotted Swiss Debossing Plate.

ALTENEW DOTTED SWISS DEBOSSING PLATE

Using the Altenew Dotted Swiss Debossing Plate I created several different backgrounds. For one card, I inked the layered stencil and then used the Dotted Swiss debossing plate for texture and visual interest for a simple card front. I added Altenew silver glitter washi tape and an inked, stamped and die cut sentiment.

For the Altenew Hello card, I inked and blended Altenew yellow ink cubes to create an inked background. I die cut the Hello from glossy black paper and die cut several other pieces for a layered piece. A stamped and die cut sentiment and some clear sequins to complete the card.

For the last Altenew card, I debossed white card stock for the card front. The flower image was stamped and painted using Altenew ink cubes and was die cut and die cut a second time from white card stock for added dimension. A gold shimmer paper was die cut using Altenew Fine Frames diamond nesting dies. Stamped sentiments strips were added to the card front.

ALTENEW MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate
  • Altenew Sweet Moments Happy Petals stamp and die
  • Altenew Vintage Tapestry layering stencil
  • Altenew ink cubes
  • Altenew Fine Frames dies diamond shaped set
  • Altenew Happy Petals outline stamp
  • Altenew Tiny Sentiments hello die and sentiments stamps
  • Altenew silver glitter washi tape

BLOG HOP


Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Nancy Souza-YOU ARE HERE

Tenia Nelson

Nandini Karmarkar

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Neha Aggarwal

Lana Taber

Terri Marie Koszler

Helen Kalb

Joylita Dsouza

Teri Stokes

Rosie Neustaedter

Irina Fonina

Nenette S. Madero

Ann Taylor

Susan Stagno

Annemarie Caister

ALTENEW BUILD A FLOWER-CANDY STRIPE COSMOS RELEASE BLOG HOP AND GIVE AWAY $200.00 IN TOTAL PRIZES

ALTENEW BUILD A FLOWER- CANDYSTRIPE

You will be as happy as a kid in a candy shop when you play with these unique layering stamps! This set features a gorgeous, elaborately showy Candystripe Cosmos flower with a branch and a leaf that you are sure to love.  Included a few silhouettes of leafy branches perfect for adding stunning background patterns and foliage to your projects.

MY CARD USING THE NEW CANDY STRIPE COSMOS FLOWER STAMP AND DIES

Build a Flower Csndystripe Csomos stamps and dies

This set is the newest member of the Build-A-Flower stamp and die, Candystripe Cosmos layering stamp and coordinating die release day. Hooray! I stamped each layering flower sections using coordinating Altenew purple ink cubes starting with the lightest inks first. I used several yellow ink cubes for the flower centers. Then I inked the leaves using green ink cubes again from light to dark colors. I die cut the inked flowers and three of the leaves. The background was created using an ink blending brush and the lightest purple Altenew ink cube to cover the quarter white piece of card stock and darker inked corners. For the next step, I used the Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing plate to create a patterned background. I added a strip of Altenew gold washi tape and arranged the flowers and leaves over the tape. I added a narrow stamped die cut sentiment strip and tucked it behind a flower. I outlined the petals and leaves using a glitter pen. The A2 card is completed and glittery.

SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS

  • Alrenew Build a Flower- Candystripe Cosmos flower stamp and coordinating dies and sentiment stamps
  • Altenew gold glitter washi tape
  • Altenew purple and green ink cubes
  • Altenew Dotted Swiss debossing cover plate
  • Ink blending tools
  • Glitter outlining pen
  • Foam tape
  • White card stock for the cover and A2 card base

MORE WAYS TO CREATE AND HAVE FUN

Here is the link to the Altenew Card Blog where it will be hosted- https://wp.me/p6Dps1-f52

This is the link to the Altenew shop-www.altenew.com

GIVE AWAY PRIZES!!!!

There is $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 01/07/2022 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 01/09/2022.

Blog Hop Order


Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Juhi Khanna

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Erin Thompson

Virginia Lu

Danielle Dunlop

Reiko Tsuchida

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

Colleen Balija

Annemarie Caister

Linda Parker

Natasha Davies

Teri Wilson

Rebecca Sogn

Pam Boedeker

Nancy Souza– YOU ARE HERE

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

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Tenia Nelson

Emily Midgett

Jaycee Gaspar

Natasha Davies

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Terri Koszler

Teri Wilson

Virginia Lu

Annemarie Caister

Roteja Galvan

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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


ALTENEW WASHI TAPE! EXPLORER INSTAGRAM HOP!

What would card making and paper projects be like without Washi tape? Washi tape is a card makers and crafters friend. Altenew has a wonderful collection of Washi tapes to select from- narrow, wide, geometric patterns, printed patterns, glittery. So many options. Adding a Washi tape accent provides an accent point to a card or paper project. I have covered a small wooden picture frame, used tape to create a mini-mixed media booklet and added to a small gift box. The possibilities are endless. I hope you are inspired by the cards and projects I have posted along with the posts and creations from my Altenew Educator’s colleagues. Be inspired and have fun!

Altenew is giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to four lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @https://altenew.com/ and the rest of the posts and leave a comment by 11/23/2021.

Altenew will draw four random winners from the comments left on each stop of the Instagram Hop and announce the winners on Altenew’s Washi Tape Explorer Instagram hop post on 11/24/2021. What are you waiting for? Gorgeous project inspiration and fun prizes await you!

Ideas to Use Washi Tape in Your Creative Projects

Gold String Washi Tape

I created a box for one of the AECP lessons. The box is a simple white box that needed some dressing up. I stamped the checkered paper using the same stamp I used on the card. I added a strip of Altenew Gold String washi tape to the edges and wrapped it around the side of the box. I added some gold cording and a stamped sentiment tag. The upgraded box is now ready to add the finished cards.

Altenew Gold Embossing Powder , Leaf Canopy Stamp , Gold String Washi Tape

Adding the same Altenew String Washi tape to the bottom of the card coordinates the gold themed elements. The leaf canopy stamp was stamped on water color paper, gold embossing powder, painted and a curved scalloped die cut edge. Some paint splatters, a small word tag and gold thread accents coordinates all of the card elements to the card. I have used this stamp and die set for many different cards. One of my go to Altenew card making supplies.

Altnew Silver Glitter Wasi Tape

For this card, I added Altenew Silver glitter washi tape for each of the rounded corner Altenew rectangle dies. I inked each piece using Altenew pink ink cubes. Then I stamped an inked word in each layered section and then added a strip of silver glitter Washi tape. The four layered pieces were adhered to a white A2 card base. The silver glitter tape adds a visual accent to the card.

Altenew Poppy stamp, hello die and washi tape accent

Sometimes all you need is an accent to make the card elements come together. For this card, I stamped the Altenew poppy stamp several times to created a textured image. The hello Altenew die was cut from gold paper and layered to add visual and textural accent. Altenew wide String Washi tape was added to the left corner that coordinated all of the gold elements in the card.

INSTAGRAM HOP ORDER

Please check out the incredible projects and cards from Altenew Educator’s- Sande and Nandini. You will be inspired to add Washi Tape to your next card or paper project!

Sande Woodson (@sandespoema)

Nancy Souza (@espressoexpressions)

Nandini Karmarkar (@crown_focus)

Supplies and Materials

  • Altenew Washi Tape- Gold Thread, Silver Glitter
  • Altenew- Hello Die, Rounded Rectangle Layered set
  • Altenew Stamps- Leaf Canopy, Poppy, Flower and Sentiments
  • Altenew stencil- gradient dots
  • Inks- Altenew pink ink cubes, black,
  • Paper- white card stock, gold paper, checked pink paper, vellum
  • Embossing powder- white, gold

Cards To Perk You Up!