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Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Altenew Precious Doodles Handmade Card.

Hello and welcome to Altenew’s August Blog Hop! I am so excited about the beautiful and fresh products that Altenew is releasing this month.

Altenew Precious Doodles Stamp and Die Bundle

I thought I would start with the Precious Doodles Bundle. When “doodles” is in the title, I know it is going to be a favorite of mine!

Precious Doodles is a happy little stamp layering set and I used Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Cotton Candy + Coral Berry, Ocean Waves + Dusk, Parrot + Shadow Creek and Firefly + Green Fields. Once my Doodles were stamped, I embellished with Enamel Dots, die cut a frame, added the darling bee and die cut the sentiment.

Products Used on Card #1

Handmade card with stamped and die cut doodle flowers + bee.
Precious Doodles Card with Bee

Card #2 was quick and easy! I stamped and die cut four flowers, embellished with enamel dots and mounted on a simple background defined by washi tape.

Quick and Easy stamped and die cut handmade card with Altenew's Precious Doodles Stamp Layering Set.
Quick and Easy Precious Doodles Card

Products Used on Card #2:

Clean and Simple Altenew Precious Doodles handmade card.

Altenew Arch of Flowers Stamp, Stencil and Die Bundle

Handmade Card using Altenew's Arch of Flowers Stamp, Stencil and Die.
Altenew Arch of Flowers Card

The Arch of Flowers Bundle is such a fun and creative kit! For my first card, I used the stamp, coloring stencil and die. The die is gorgeous and very detailed which really adds to its beauty! The coloring stencil was very easy to line up and use and I love the effect. The stamp set also has great sentiments included, which is always a big plus! To finish the card I just added enamel dots to the flower centers.

Happy Floral Card using Altenew's Arch of Flowers bundle and Coloring Stencil.

Products Used on Card #1:

Using Coloring Stencils in Cardmaking:  Altenew's Arch of Flowers.

I also wanted to make a quick casual hello card with the stamp and coloring stencil. I angled the stamp and then quickly colored in the sunny little flower scene. Don’t the flowers look like they are reaching for the sun?

Quick and Easy Card with Altenew's Arch of Flowers Stamp and coloring stencil.
Quick and Easy Arch of Flowers Card

Products Used on Card #2:

Altenew's Arch of Flowers Stamp and Coloring Stencil.

I think this would make a cute stationary set or get well card too.

FREE GIFT OFFER!

To celebrate the release, we are running a free gift promotion. Feel free to share the promotion info with your followers. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Bold & Beautiful Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 08/04/2022 through 08/06/2022. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Bold & Beautiful Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide e-book (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Bold & Beautiful Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Bold & Beautiful Stamp & Die Release Collection from 08/04/2022 through 08/10/2022. Shop HERE!
  • 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 08/10/2022 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 08/11/2022.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog
Virginia Lu
Kari VanNoy
Laurie Willison
Caly Person
Erum Tasneem
Jenny Martin
Agnieszka Małyszek
Bobby Hagen
Mindy Eggen
Teri Wilson
Jaycee Gaspar
Terri Koszler
Annemarie Caister
Nichol Spohr
Therese Calvird
Angela Brennan
Lorena Brougher
Tenia Nelson
Nicole Watt
Lilith Eeckels
Mugdha Gujarathi
LauraJane
Maryám Pérez
Teresa Litchfield
Michelle Short
Bridget Casey
Nathalie DeSousa
Michelle Burnier
Jenny Colacicco
Fiona Duff
Svitlana Shayevich
Karen Brown You are here!
Laurie Patterson
Linda Westfall
Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.
Penny Pynnonen
Tania Ahmed
Dana Joy

Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear your thoughts on these cards.

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