Thursday, August 16, 2018

Altenew August 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to the fabulous Altenew August release blog hop! You should have arrived here from the wonderful Svitlana Shayevich 's blog! 

This is my first time joining this blog hop, so I am very excited! It's a wonderful release, I'm sure you guys will love it too!
On my first card I've used the Mega Ampersand die paired with patterned papers from the first Altenew scrapbook kit, Reflection.


I diecut the ampersand from a striped patterned paper and from a foam sheet too. I made an A2 size top folding card base, layered a slightly smaller piece of patterned paper on it, then added the ampersand. I fussy cut some roses from one of the patterned papers in the kit and using foam dots, I attached these to the ampersand. I embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and glued this on top. To finish off my card I splattered black ink here and there.


Next up is a 2 for 1 set! I don't like to throw away scraps so I often end up with multiple cards when I'm only planning to make one ha! This one was anyway special because my best friend and me both turned 40 in May and our planned birthday trip to Rome didn't work out. I wanted to make twin cards, one for her and one for me! Always and forever, you know? <3


On these cards I've used the Mega Number dies 4 and 0, the Halftone Squares stamp set and the Floral Art stamp and die sets. First I made the shaker card. For this I stamped a pastel rainbow background using one of the stamps from the Halftone Squares set. I die cut 40 from it then glued some clear acetate on the back. I made an A2 top folding card base (landscape orientation). I placed foam tape on the back to create the shaker "pocket" and filled it with various sequins before attaching it to my card base. I stamped a sentiment on the side and added some die cut flowers that I created with the Floral Art stamp set.


On the second card I used up the numbers I die cut from the rainbow panel. I created a simple white top folding card base and splattered some black ink on it. Then I added the numbers with the help of foam adhesive. Just like the previous card, I decorated this one with some stamped flowers. I embossed the sentiment on a thin black piece of card stock and glued it on top of the numbers.


Next up two cards on which I've used the Floral Art stamp and die sets again (for the bundle click here). I made two A2 size top folding card bases and started stamping!


I chose a few different shades of aqua and grey inks for one of the cards and corals for the other. The design on the coral card I just stamped directly onto the card front. Whereas the other one has a stamped background and die cut flowers layered on top. I like both looks!

 

To finish these off I added some Nuvo drops.


My last card today features the Wildflower Garden stamp and die sets (bundle). You may already know the stamp set because it was released a while back, but now there's coordinating dies too yay! I made another A2 size top folding card base which I covered in black ink splatters. I stamped a bunch of flowers in a few different colors I picked and die cut them.


Then I arranged them on my card base and glued them down: some directly on the card front, others with the help of foam dots to add a bit of variety and dimension. Last but not least, I embossed my sentiment and adhered it to my card.


I also made a layout because lately I just don't make many layouts anymore and I kinda missed it. I used the Mega Number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 dies and the Halftone Squares dies paired with the gorgeous Reflection kit to create this page.


I die cut a whole bunch of squares and the numbers from a rainbow paper, making sure I had enough in each color I chose to work with. I went with white card stock for my background, something I generally don't do because I love patterned paper too much. I did use a piece of striped patterned paper at the bottom though! I printed my photos in a smaller format and started playing around with placement.


Once I decided what I want, I started gluing things down. I used foam adhesive here and there to add some interest.


I then went through the embellies in the Reflection kit and pulled out things that fit my colors and general theme. I wrote my journaling in one of the squares and finally splattered some black ink around my page. Done!


I had so much fun with these gorgeous new Altenew supplies! Aaaand you have a chance to win gift certificates so that you can buy some of these for yourself! Is that cool or what?! Here is how:

1. To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, August 22nd for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/26/2018.

2. I will also draw a winner from comments left on this blog post! One lucky commenter will receive a $30 gift certificate! I will announce the winner here in this blog post by August 22, 2018.

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UPDATE! The WINNER is Thi Tran! Congratulations! Please contact me ASAP for details on how you can pick up your prize!
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments!
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Your next stop is one of my favorite card makers, the super talented Norine Borys! Below you'll find the full blog hop list for your convenience.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy hopping!

X


173 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects! I love the combination of stripes and florals - it's my fave!

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  2. Love all of these cards... my favorite is the card for your best friend! So awesome!

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  3. Beautiful projects- your scrapbook layout is truly awesome!

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  4. Beautiful! I love the sending love wildflower card!!!

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  5. So beautiful! I love the large number dies!

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  6. Lovely card designs and super fun LO! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. It's impossible to pick a favorite from these beautiful cards and layouts!

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  8. What a great array of cards and I absolutely adore your fun, fun layout!!
    I also love how you made a shaker with the '40' numbers - they are perfect
    for that being so large.

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  9. Wow, really beautiful cards and layout!! I love the mega numbers, and the florals. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. So many beautiful projects. Love them all.

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  11. WOW.. gorgeous cards.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Your floral cards are so pretty! i just love those big bold letters and numbers! Thanks for some fun inspiration today!

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  13. So beautiful. Glad you used the Wildflower Garden set. I don't have it, but want to add it to my collection. My favs in the new release is the halftones and frames block designs too. Thanks for your inspiration.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, you should add it to your collection, it's so gorgeous!

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  14. Your cards and layouts are always gorgeous and amazing!!! Have inspired me lots of time! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. You clearly had fun with this release, as you have created loads of gorgeous projects with it! Well done, and thank you for the inspiration!

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  16. Well you weren't too inspired were you-lol! fabulous projects all around!

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  17. Your flower cards are so lovely. Great projects.

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  18. Very very nice!! I loved everything!!!

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  19. I love your layering and the way you pop things up! GORGEOUS!

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  20. Beautiful projects! Thank you so much for sharing! You are very talented!

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  21. I love all of the colors in the layout. So pretty.

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  22. So many wonderful cards and layout!

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  23. Gorgeous cards, especially love the corals and aquas floral art cards!

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  24. Pretty and colorful page, love the rainbow of color and gorgeous cards - love the coral with gray and the aqua and gray too.

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  25. fantastic projects - love every one of them - especially the wildflower card!!

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  26. Beautiful cards and great scrapbook page.....awesome new release from Altenew !!! Thank you so much...hugs

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  27. this is such a versatile release with so much potential. thanks as always for sharing.

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  28. Love the teal color in your card. Nice job on all of them.

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  29. These are all wonderful! I love your layout and those cards with the long stripes are perfection!

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  30. Fun, pretty and creative projects.

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  31. Loving your floral cards. They are gorgeous!

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  32. All of your cards are terrific but I really enjoyed seeing your scrapbook layout. It is fabulous! I love how you used the mega number dies and the colors you chose. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad someone appreciates the layout hehe! I'm still a scrapbooker at heart X

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  33. Fantastic cards, but just adore the layout 💕💕

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  34. first of all, the layout...numbers with different colors and the corresponding squares...that’s quite smart! I like the shaker card with number 40. and also the two similar looking floral cards...those colors are gorgeous. thank you!

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  35. Love them all but the layout hooked me with the colours and the use of more than one photo. Super fun.

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  36. Wow you sure rocked this release. Love, love your cards and that layout is also very pretty with all those gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. WOW, so many bright, colour filled happy cards & a fun layout. You're cards have beautiful colour themes & two out of one is a fab idea.Thanks

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  38. Wow, so many beautiful projects! I love that you showed two cards made from the die cut for the shaker card.

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  39. The layoutd and cards are beautiful!

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  40. Zsoka, your work is so lovely, you did a fantastic job on everything. I esp. like the Wildflower Garden card.

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  41. Oh my, I love it all! Your layour is vibrant and so fun, the Wildflowers die set is beautiful and I'm going to have to buy the Floral Art stamp and die set!

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  42. The Wild Flower SS caught my eye too. It’s now definitely on my wish list now that there’s a die! Beautifully done card with it. Lovely cards. Congrats on your first hop too!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's definitely a must have! X

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  43. Sweet cards and layout! Love this new release. Gosh, I think it all is on my wish list!

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    1. Thank you! :) Haha I totally understand! X

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  44. This is such a fabulous release! And I love the inspiration! It is awesome! My favourite product from this release has to be the Floral Art stamp set.

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  45. Stunning, Love the LO with the new numbers and those Large Alphas are awesome, as are your cards, so colorful..
    GJ< TFS!
    :)

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  46. love your use of the stamps and dies, wonderful work!!

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  47. As always a great release! Thank you so much for your beautiful creations.

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  48. These cards are each so beautiful! I love the shaker one!! And, your layout design is fabulous!!

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  49. Beautiful projects! Your card variety reflects the release very well! I also love that you did both a shaker card and a scrapbook layout! Well done ~ Lenice

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  50. Wow, pretty colors! Love the dimension and gorgeous flowers. How fun to include a shaker card too!

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  51. Beautiful cards. I especially like the two for one where you cut out the 40, then used it on another card.

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  52. Lovely cards and layout. I really like the Mega ampersand die.

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  53. Wonderful creations.. "copy worthy" !! Great colors.

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  54. Awesome projects! I really love the wildflowers card!

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  55. Love love love your gorgeous cards! I never thought to send myself a card for my birthday, why not! (;
    Your layout is just vibrant and fun! Thanks for your inspiration!

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    1. Thank you! :) Haha believe me, me neither! I might write some words in it though, as a reminder how this card came to be!

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  56. Congrats on joining this blog hop, I'm glad you're here. Very cool cards and layout, I love them all!

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  57. Wow, your creations are so colorful and bright! Love them. I like the use of the negative space to make a second card!

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  58. Love the colors & designs on all your cards!! And that layout is amazing...love all the bright colors!!

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  59. I am useless at getting an "artsy"" look on my own so this release is perfect! Also love the frames. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. Your layout is so clever!

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  60. I’m surprised at how much I like your coral and gray card. All your cards are beautiful.

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    1. Oh really? I love that color combo haha! Thank you! :)

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  61. Beautiful cards! Love the mega numbers dies.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  62. Simply beautiful! A wonderful release!

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  63. Hi Zsoka! Wow! You've been busy! Cards and a layout that are all stunning :) Thanks for sharing!

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  64. Stunning projects! Absolutely gorgeous with amazing layers, depth and dimension.

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  65. Your cards are beautiful but your scrapbook layout is awesome! I really like the cute 40 birthday cards you made for you & your friend. The colors on your layout are amazing, I love that page so much I think I might copy it, ok? So glad you joined this hop!

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    1. Thank you! :) Of course you can! Should you post it anywhere, tag me so I can see it! X

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  66. Love the shaker card, and how you used the die cut numbers on another card. And the layout is awesome too, as are all of your cards!

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  67. Beautiful! What fun designs...love love love ♥

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  68. Simply beautiful! A wonderful release!

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  69. Beautiful work here. Love the new release

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  70. Clean and crisp. Beautiful cards.

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  71. Beautiful projects. So colorful and unique. Love them all.

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  72. Beautiful cards and layout! I love the soft colors you used on some of them! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  73. stunning work - LOVE your layering and layout :)

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  74. I absolutely love your bright and cheerful projects. Thank you for sharing them with all of us.

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  75. My favorite is Wildflower card, also great use of ampersand in first card. All are very creative.

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  76. Beautiful cards! I especially like the two you made with the floral art set. The colors are so pretty and I like how you did one with the die cut and one without. They are both equally pretty.

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  77. More beautiful cards you guys are all just out doing yourself thank you for that
    Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  78. Beautiful cards and all so different

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  79. I loved your card that used the "Wildflower die set" ! It turned out so cute, the way you arranged the die cuts! Very well balanced on the card front. Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

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  80. Beautiful cards I love the die cutting and choice of paper. Your layout was great use of the halftone squares and was imaginative and lovely. Thanks for sharing your work!

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  81. Wow! These are amazing. I thought the first card was great and they just kept getting better.

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  82. Your cards are so pretty, but I Love your layout! So eye catching with the Geo Frames you used & the colours make it pop!

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  83. Love your gorgeous projects--nice variety and great use of these new products from Altenew!

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  84. Thanks for sharing your inspirational cards. The colour palettes you've used are lovely and your layout is so festive.

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  85. Fabulous projects. Love how you used those big numbers. TFS

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  86. Oh my goodness, your rainbow cards and shakers are stunning!! Loved the ampersand with the fussy cut out flowers! Gorgeous indeed!

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  87. What a lovely projects. All your cards are lovely, but I think my favorite is your scrapbook layout. I love the bright rainbow you created and all the texture of the squares all over the page. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you and your friend had amazing 40ths!

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  88. so glad altenew invited you to the hop so we could see your beautiful creations!!

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  89. Lovethe use of those wonderful numbers on your layout! Great design! Your cards are equally fabulous. I love them all!

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  90. Your cards are awesome!! Love how you used the positive and negative to make 2 cards with the numbers, absolutely adore your layout :)!

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  91. What an array of card compositions! I really like the layout page - the colors used, the placement of squares and numbers - very eye-catching!

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