cardmaking · papercrafting

Spellbinders | Embossing Folder of The Month | August 2022 | Intertwined Lattice

Spellbinders August Embossing Folder of The Month Kit + Baby Card.
Intertwined Lattice 3D Embossing Folder

Blue Card for a Baby Shower

I LOVE the Spellbinders August Embossing Folder of the Month! It is called Intertwined Lattice, is very versatile and will work with so many designs. For my baby card, I “debossed” my panel which means the design is pressed below the paper’s surface. I then paired my debossed panel with one of my new favorites: Balloon Party Animal (S3-450). The blue print background is from Spellbinders Cheerful Occasions Paper Pad and I used Craft Foam under the top panel for dimension.

Debossing with Spellbinders August 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month Kit + Balloon Party Animal Die Kit (S3-450) handmade baby card.

I think this is an adorable baby card.

Blue handmade die cut card for a Baby Shower featuring Spellbinders Intertwined Lattice 3D Embossing Folder.

Hello You Strawberry Card

Spellbinders Intertwined Lattice 3D Embossing Folder.

For my second card, I used the “embossed” side of the panel. Embossing means the design is raised above the panel. The August embossing folder is beautiful embossed (below) and debossed (card #1 above)

Spellbinders August 2022 Card Kits:  Embossing Folder of the Month, Strawberry Patch Large Die of the Month and Outlined Sentiments Small Die of the Month.

I love the texture that the embossing adds to cards. For this card I used three of Spellbinders August 2022 Subscription Kits: Large Die of the Month, Small Die of the Month and Embossing Folder of the Month. The sentiment was die-cut from Brushed Gold Cardstock and I love the bit of glow it adds to the card.

Hello You Strawberry Card featuring Spellbinders August 2022 Club Kits.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

cardmaking · papercrafting

Spellbinders Small Die of the Month | August 2022 | Outlined Sentiments

Spellbinders August 2022 Small Die of the Month - Outlined Sentiments - die cut sentiment card.

Outlined Sentiments

I am always looking for new fresh interesting sentiments so I was so excited to see this month’s Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Kit! Besides the “for” and “you” I used above, the kit includes Cheers (see card below), Thanks, Congrats and Hello (see card below) plus coordinating shadow dies that line up perfectly! There is also a cute flower, greenery and leaves in the kit.

Handmade card with striped background in pink, white, aqua, blue and tan kraft paper cardstock.
For You Handmade Card

The die cuts are beautifully delicate so I used an extra metal shim when die-cutting the sentiments and they cut great. Before die cutting, I attached adhessive sheets to the cardstock and this made sentiment placement so easy!

Handmade card with background made of strips of colored cardstock.

For my background, I used my paper trimmer to cut strips of paper in varying widths. I didn’t measure, I just eyeballed it. I started with Waterfall, Pink Sand, Watermelon Fusion (retired), white and Cosmic Sky. It didn’t look quite right so I added Kraft cardstock and then I was happy with my color scheme. I think it is bright and cheerful with a bit of a beach vibe. I trimmed my background down to 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and mounted on an A2 base with kraft foam.

I die cut my sentiments and shadows, added three strawberry blossoms from the August Large Die of the Month Kit, placed enamel dots on the flower centers and then adhered to the background with foam tape.

I am happy with this cheery little card.

Delicate die cut sentiments with sentiment shadows.

Hello You Card

For my second card, I die cut my two sentimenst from Brush Gold cardstock and I love the simple elegance it adds.

Spellbinders Outlined Sentiment Dies on a handmade Hello You card,
Hello You Die Cut Strawberry Card

I used three of Spellbinders August 2022 Subscription Kits on this card: Large Die of the Month, Small Die of the Month and Embossing Folder of the Month.

Spellbinders Outlined Sentiments Hello You Card.

Cheers Card with Die Cut Strawberries

My last card is a bit more clean and simple, but I love the effect of the delicate die cut sentiment.

Spellbinders "Cheers" Outlined die cut Sentiment: August 2022 Small Die of the Month Strawberry Card.

With Taylored Expressions Square Window Masking Stencil, I ink blended Grass Fields, Warm Sunshine and Peacock Feathers for my background. Using the August 2022 Large Die of the Month kit, I selected and die cut cardstock scraps so that each of the three berries would be a different shade of red. I die cut the Cheers sentiment (Spellbinder’s August 2022 Small Die of the Month Kit) from metallic black cardstock. I first adhered adhessive paper to the back of the cardstock and then die cut the sentiment which made placement so easy.

Cheers sentiment die cut from metallic black cardstock.
Trio of Die Cut Strawberries

I think these sentiment dies are the perfect finishing touch for cards. Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

cardmaking · papercrafting

Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Kit | August 2022 | Strawberry Patch

Spellbinders August 2022 Large Die of the Month Strawberry Patch Kit handmade card.

Die Cut Strawberry Themed Cards

The Spellbinders August 2022 Large Die of the Month Strawberry Patch kit is just perfect for summer! I made three cards and I can’t decide which I like best. The first one I made for my daughter and her husband to go with a housewarming gift. Doesn’t the strawberry plant look like it’s dancing? I think it is so lively and cheerful!

Die cut strawberry plant on a handmade card.

The dies are big and beautiful so my first card is 4 1/4″ x 6 1/2″. I wanted variations in my reds and greens so I dove into my paper scrap stash and pulled out some pretty cardstock leftovers. The basket is die cut from Brush Gold Cardstock.

Don’t you just love the pretty little strawberry blossoms? I know I will be using these on future cards because they are so fresh and happy.

Strawberry Trio Card

Trio of die cut Strawberries on a handmade card.

The die cut strawberries are so animated and joyful that I thought it would be fun to spotlight three berries with blooms on card #2. Once again, I die cut the strawberries with Spellbinders August 2022 Large Die of the Month Kit. I used Taylored Expressions Square Window Masking Stencil and then blended Grass Fields, Warm Sunshine and Peacock Feathers for my background. I again used cardstock scraps so that each of the three berries would be a different shade of red.

Spellbinders August 2022 Strawberry Patch Large Die of the Month Kit.

The “Cheers” sentiment is from Spellbinders August Small Die of the Month kit, which is filled with great delicate sentiment dies and coordinating sentiment shadows. Before die cutting, I attached adhessive sheets to the cardstock which made sentiment placement so easy!

Die Cut Strawberries on a handmade card with colorful ink blended windows,

For my final card, I combined three August 2022 Spellbinders Kits: Large Die of the Month, Small Die of the Month (sentiments) and Embossing Folder of the Month. I think they all work so well together.

Handmade card featuring the August 2022 Large Die of the Month, Small Die of the Month and Embossing Folder of the Month.

I die cut the two sentiments from Brush Gold Cardstock. Prior to die-cutting, I attached adhessive sheets to the cardstock and this made sentiment placement so easy! I also matted the embossed panel with red patterned paper.

Cheerful handmade card with die cut strawberries.

Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear what you think about the cards.

Karen

cardmaking

Altenew Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!

 Framed watercolor Poppy from Altenew's Watercolor Coloring Book

Altenew’s 36 Pan Watercolor Set

Hello friends! Did you know it is World Watercolor Month? To celebrate, Altenew is hosting a grand Blog Hop with LOTS of prizes and inspiration.

I LOVE Altenew’s watercolor products and I used them on my framed project. I started with the Poppy from Altenew’s Coloring Book and I painted it with the 36 Pan Set and Artists Brushes.

Watercolor Poppy for World Watercolor Month using the Altenew 36 Pan Set

The coloring book is such a great idea!  There are 12 designs…24 printed pages on good quality watercolor paper.  Each design has a black outline and a “no-line” outline.  I am going on vacation soon and this coloring book will be making the trip as it is so packable. Grab the book, brushes and watercolors and I am set for hours of creating.  I also think this would make a great gift!  

I went slow while I painted and added layer upon layer of color.  For me, this is the secret to watercolor painting.  Add color and blend with a damp brush with clean water, let dry and repeat. The quality of the paper in the coloring book allowed me to add lots of layers without any worry about the paper breaking down.

This no-line Poppy was loads of fun to paint!  I didn’t mix the paints but used the color right out of the pans.  Lovely and feminine.  I did add a few accents to the flower’s center with a black pen and white gel pen.

Pink watercolor Altenew Poppy.
Altenew’s Coloring Book

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, 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 08/05/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2022.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew

Jenny Colacicco

Kelly Taylor

Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Seeka

Virginia Lu

Tina Smith

Ishani Sai

Isha Gupta

Tenia Nelson

Joylita Dsouza

Karen Brown

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

LauraJane

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nenette Madero

As always, I am so very happy that you stopped by!

Karen

cardmaking · Mixed Media · papercrafting

Altenew July 2022 Summer Love Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Altenew Fantasy Emblem 3D Embossing Folder

Altenew's Fantasy Emblem 3D Embossing Folder done in  faux metallic using an Antique Bronze Distress Crayon.

Hello and thanks for stopping by! Altenew just released a lovely collection of 3D Embossing Folders as part of their Summer Love Collection, and I made 3 very different projects. I started by making a very masculine card using the Fantasy Emblem 3D Embossing Folder. My inspiration was an antique metal medallion.

My Process:

  • I started by embossing a piece of black cardstock with the Fantasy Emblem 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Next I tinted white pigment ink with Ocean Waves Crisp Dye Ink. On my craft mat, I dabbed the pigment ink and then Ocean Waves Crisp Dye Ink next to the white and then I mixed the two together. I blended this all over the embossed panel to “age” the cardstock.
  • I colored Antique Bronze Distress Crayon on the raised areas and then blended with my finger.
  • I die cut my sentiment (Script Words Die) from kraft card stock and then attached my panel to a kraft base.

This card was quick and easy to make but looks so rich in person.

Masculine Faux Metallic Medallion handmade card + 3D embossing folder

Altenew Playful Circles 3D Embossing Folder

Altenew Playful Circles 3D Embossing Folder + Craft A Flower Garden Rose + Handmade Card

This embossing folder is definitely a new favorite that will work with so many papercrafting projects! Today, I combined Altenew’s Craft-A-Flower: Garden Rose with the very versatile Playful Circles 3D Embossing Folder. The embossing folder adds loads of texture and interest to the card. The embossed panel is very pretty on both sides….depressed and impressed.

Products Used:

Altenew Playful Circles 3 D Embossing Folder + Enchanting Washes designer paper pack.

Altenew Flower Vines 3D Embossing Folder

A "Shabby Chic" handmade card + Altenew's Flower Vines 3D Embossing Folder.

For my last card I went for a whimsical Shabby Chic look.

Altenew's Flower Vines 3D Embossing Folder handmade card.

Special Offer!

  • Receive a FREE Ultra Sticky Double Sided Tape ($11.99 value) on orders over $79 from 07/22/2022 at 12:01 am EDT until 07/24/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Find more details on the Promotions page.

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 07/28/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 winners randomly from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/29/2022.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

LauraJane

Maryám Pérez

Penny Pynnonen

Erum Tasneem

Teri Wilson

Virginia Lu

Dana Joy

Mindy Eggen

Laurie Patterson

Jenny Colacicco

Berina Rajakumar

Tenia Nelson

Adriana Arminio

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Terri Koszler

Bridget Casey

Michelle Burnier

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

Annemarie Caister

Linda Westfall

Karen Brown You made it to the end!

I love all three projects! Thanks for stopping by!

Karen

cardmaking · papercrafting

Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas

Spellbinders "Stitchmas Christmas" Stitched Ornament card.

Spellbinders Stitched Ornament Die (S4-1231)

Welcome back friends! I am excited to share a gorgeous stitched ornament die that Spellbinders just released as part of their Stitchmas Christmas line. I made an elegant Christmas Ornament Card in gold and spruce green. The stitching was easy and I spent a relaxing hour or so adding the gold thread details.

Elegant die cut and stitched Christmas Card in Green and Gold.

I started by cutting the ornament from Blue Spruce cardstock. Then I cut the ornament background, greenery and accents from Brush Gold Cardstock. Using Gold Floss, I stitched the embroidered details and then assembled my ornament. The background is a mat of Brush Gold Cardstock and a designer paper from the Cheerful Occasions pad. I love the variety and beauty of this pack!

Hand stitched Christmas Card:  Spellbinders Stitched Ornament S4-1231

You can shop Spellbinders beautiful collection of “Stitched” products HERE. I also created a Christmas scene card with a die cut mailbox that you can see HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Karen

cardmaking · papercrafting

Spellbinders Winter Garden Collection

Spellbinders Letterbox Die Kit (S4-1209) handmade card.

Letterbox Die Kit (S4-1209)

Christmas in July? For all of you ready to start working on your holiday cards, Spellbinders has some fresh new die sets that are part of their gorgeous new Winter Garden Collection by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. The Letter Box is so versatile….you can use the mailbox by itself….add Christamas gifts or letters….or turn it into a birthday card by changing the colors and sentiment. I added fun little details from two other Spellbinders kits.

To start this card, I ink blended the blue panel on 80 lb. card stock, which I think embosses more crisply. I then embossed the background for added interest. I die cut all my pieces, “aged” the white post with a distress crayon and added a few white accents to the mail box with a gel pen. I then assembled my card with glue and foam tape.

Products Used to Create This Card:

Handmade Christmas scene card with mailbox, gifts and greenery

If you’d like to see my post for the gorgeous Amazing Grace Pop-Up Christmas Tree Vingette click HERE. To see my card for Spellbinder’s Stitched Ornament, click HERE.

Spellbinders has an extensive collection of lovely “Stitched Dies” and you can see them HERE.

I am so pleased you stopped by!

Karen

cardmaking · papercrafting

Altenew July 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew July 2022 Craft Your Life Always Sunshine Project Kit homemade card.
Altenew July 2022 Craft Your Life:
Always Sunshine Project Kit

Altenew just released their July Subscription Kits and they are wonderful! For this blog post, I created two projects using the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Always Sunshine and Craft A Flower: Garden Rose.

To celebrate the July Subscription Kits, Altenew is hosting a Blog Hop with loads of prizes and fresh inspriation so come hop with us! You probably came from Emily Midgett and her gorgeous cards.

Craft Your Life: Always Sunshine Kit

If you want to make a showy “Wow” project, you’ll want to try the July Craft Your Life kit. The flowers, leaves and vines are gorgeous! The Craft Your Life Project Kit comes with a 6 x 8 Stamp set and its coordinating Die Set, Stencil, and Embossing Folder. You will want to buy the kit becuase the items included in this kit are not sold separately.

I started by diecutting a template for my stamp. The main stamp is large and to ensure I had it positioned correctely, so it would die cut well, I set the stamp inside the template in my Misti. This little extra step makes for a much better finished project. Next, I stamped the outline with pigment ink and let it dry. I then used the coloring stencils to ink blend the flowers and leaves. I wanted a bit of fresh white so I didn’t use every stencil layer. I just love the look of coloring with stencils. To finish, I used the layering stamps to add detail and then die cut. This is a big stamp, so using foam tape, I attached the die cut to a 5″ x 6 1/2″ panel. The stamp is so beautiful that I kept the rest of the card clean and simple.

How to make a stamp template for die cutting large images.
Altenew Always Sunshine Craft Your Life Project Kit with coloring stencil and layering stamps.

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Rose Garden

Altenew Craft-A-Flower Garden Roses die cut flower kit + handmade card
Altenew July 2022 Craft-A-Flower: Garden Roses

Altenew’s Craft-A-Flower kits are favorites that I use frequently. This month kit has roses, which are a classic. And, I LOVE the leaves in this month’s kit! I know I will be pulling the leaf dies out to use with future die kits.

I die cut my roses from pinks from two of Altenew’s designer paper packs and the background is from a just released 3D Embossing Folder. The “keyholes” make lining up the die-cut layers so easy!

Altenew  Always Sunsine 3D Embossing Folder handmade card.

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 07/18/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/20/2022.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog
Jenny Colacicco
Soraya Maes
Emily Midgett
Karen Brown
Caly Person
Adriana Arminio
Virginia Lu
Verity Biddlecombe
Jaycee Gaspar
Berina Rajakumar
Agnieszka Małyszek
Laurie Patterson
Erum Tasneem
Annemarie Caister
Reiko Tsuchida
Bridget Casey
Terri Koszler
Michelle Burnier
Michelle Short
Tenia Nelson
Linda Westfall
Maryám Pérez
Amy Hill
Mindy Eggen
Penny Pynnonen
Nathalie DeSousa
Angela Brennan
Teri Wilson
LauraJane
Dana Joy

Thanks so much for stopping by! Caly Person and her bright happy cards are next.

Karen

cardmaking · papercrafting

Altenew July 2022 Summer Sunshine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew Summer Wishes Stamps, Dies and Stencils + Handmade Card

Hello friend! I am excited to show you some of Altenew’s new products in their wonderful July release. To kick off the release, Altenew is hosting a fun Blog Hop and we hope you will visit each stop.

Altenew’s Summer Wishes Stamps, Dies and Stencils

I’d like to start with the Summer Wishes Bundle which is oh, so fun! For my first card, I created a cozy little beach scene comprised of an adirondack chair, umbrella, radio and flip flops.

I started by ink blending my background with Altenew’s Large Blending Tool + Ocean Waves Crisp Dye Ink. Next, I stamped the elements with black pigment ink and let them dry. I colored the images with the coordinating stencil. I really like the effect of ink blending through stencils and it is so easy to do! To set the stage, I cut a frame using the Rounded Rectangles Die Set. I then die cut each element and assembled my card with foam tape.

Die Cut Beach Scene  Card with Adirondack Chair, Umbrella and Flip Flops
Beach Themed Card with Adirondack Chair and Umbrella

Products Used:

Altenew Summer Wishes Die Cut Sea Shells + Handmade Card.
Beach Themed Card with Die Cut Sea Shells

I made a companion card with the rest of the Summer Wishes shells. The background was again ink blended with Ocean Waves Dye Ink from the Cool Summer Nights Mini Ink Set.

Additional Products Used:

Clean and Simple Beach Themed Card.

Altenew Linear Life Tropical Garden

I love the modern look of these loose sketchy outline flower stamps and I know this set will become a favorite that I use over and over again. It is very versatile and would work great on clean and simple projects but I also plan to use it on some mixed media cards.

I started again by ink blending my background. I used the three lightest colors in Altenew’s Glacier Cave Mini Cube Set. I masked off a frame with washi tape and then started in the bottom right with Arctic and then moved darker toward the top left corner. I stamped the flowers and leaves with black pigment ink. Once the outlines were dry, I stamped the flower centers with Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink. I die cut the blooms, assembled with foam tape and then added Glacier Caves Enamel Dots to finish the project.

Altenew Linear Life Tropical Garden Stamp and Dies + Handmade Card
Altenew Carribean Sky Crisp Dye Ink + Ink Blended Background

Altenew Mod Fruit Bowl Stamps and Dies

I LOVE citrus, so I couldn’t wait to get this set! I have three Meyer Lemon Trees that are like little babies to me and they were the inspiration for this project.

I wanted a bright happy card so I went with rainbow colors. I started by cutting cardstock into identically sized pieces so I could set up an assembly line for stamping the citrus elements. I stamped the segmented portion on the left side of my Misti and then I moved the panel to the right side and added the rind. With this assembly line, I had all the colors stamped very quickly. All I needed to do was wipe off the ink in between colors. My Mini Blossom Die Cutter made die-cutting a snap. I find it so handy to use on my desk for die cutting smaller elements. I attached the die-cuts (spaced 2″ apart) to a 6 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ panel and added my sentiment.

Altenew Mod Rainbow Fruit Bowl + Handmade Card
Rainbow Hued Handmade Citrus Card
Rainbow hand stamped  Citrus  Lemon, Lime, Orange Card

Free Gift

Get a FREE brand new Summer Sunshine  Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 07/01/2022 through 07/03/2022. Shop HERE!

Get a FREE brand new Summer Sunshine  Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (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 Summer Sunshine  Stamp & Die Release Collection from 07/01/2022 through 07/07/2022. Shop HERE!

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 07/17/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/19/2022.

Blog Hop:

Altenew Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Erum Tasneem

Mindy Eggen

Jenny Colacicco

Caly Person

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Karen Brown You Are Here!

Laurie Willison

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckels

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

Michelle Burnier

Agnieszka Małyszek

Angela Brennan

Emily Midgett

Linda Westfall

Maryam Perez

Laurie Patterson

Svitlana Shayevich

Annemarie Caister

Tania Ahmed

Penny Pynnonen

Adriana Arminio

Berina Rajakumar

I really enjoyed creating these cards. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen

cardmaking

Altenew Educators’ “Clean and Simple” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Altenew's Modern Eucalyptus on a Clean and Simple handmade card.

Tips for Clean and Simple Handmade Cards

Hello and welcome! You are probably here “hopping” with the Altenew Educators and I am pleased you stopped by! To start at the beginning of Altenew’s Hop, please click HERE.

Today I have two clean and simple cards to share. This is not my typical style, but I do love CAS cards. To me, Clean and Simple means LOTs of white space. To make that work, I like contrast so I used bold colors and black accents to make my card pop.

Tips for Clean and Simple Cards.

I think Mini stamps work so well with CAS cards so I chose Altenew’s Modern Eucalyptus Stamp and Die Bundle for my first card. I did some simple coloring with Altenew Artist Markers (Sets F: Sunshine Valley and G: Water Garden) and then die cut my Eucalyptus. I wanted to spotlight the plant, so I also cut a small background panel using one of my most used staples – Rounded Rectangles Dies. I heat embossed the sentiment (Birthday Greetings) and laid it over the rounded rectangle die cut. A thin black border helps tie the elements together.

Tips for Clean and Simple Cardmaking

For my second card, I used Altenew’s Tall Vase Stamp and Die Bundle. I colored and die cut the image and then mounted on a small die cut (Rounded Rectangles Dies) and added my sentiment: Birthday Greetings.

Using mini stamp sets in cardmaking.

Pro Tips for Successful Clean and Simple Cards:

  • Mini Stamps Work Great
  • Bold Simple Colors
  • Add a hint or two of black
  • Remember to use contrast
  • Don’t forget to leave lots of open white space

I think it would be fun to make a pack with thank you sentiments for a handmade gift.

Prizes:

$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/03/2022. 

There’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Clean and Simple” 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 5 random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/04/2022.

Hop list:

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 You Are Here! 🙂

Bridget Casey

Nandini Karmarkar

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

Tenia Nelson

Rachael Shedeed

Virginia Lu

Amber Rain Davis

Roteja Galvan

Laurie Patterson

Keep hopping!

Karen