Thursday, December 13, 2018

Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there crafty friends,

I'm super excited to join another Altenew release blog hop! There's so many gorgeous new products, I can't wait for you to see them!

You should have arrived here from the lovely Therese's blog!

Alright, let's get right to it, shall we?! All my cards are A2 size top folding cards (either portrait or landscape orientation).


First up is the gorgeous Nature Snippets stamp set. On my first card I've used different colors to stamp my images. I know winter is only starting, but I'm already thinking of spring! I need colors! The layering is pretty straight forward and it's all explained on the packaging. Once done stamping, I drew in a few black lines for a bit of a different look. I stamped my sentiment and added a few enamel dots.


On the next two cards I used muted colors that remind me of winter. I cut a patterned paper panel for both cards. These papers are from the new 6x6 Pastel Dreams paper pack. I stamped both card fronts at the same time, so they look exactly the same. I then used a darker shade of brown and teal to stamp 2019 for sentiment. To finish them off I added some enamel dots. I need more of these enamel dots packages that's for sure!


Next I've used the Delicate Primrose set. I stamped two panels at the same time, using different colors. On one of them I used various colors (again, spriiiiing!!!), the other one I kept monochromatic coral. By the way, did you guys see the new Pantone color of the year? I'm so happy about it! Pantone is catching up on the coral trend haha!

So I will be honest here, these cards did take ages. There was a lot of masking involved, so some patience is required :).  I stamped the blooms first so that they are in the foreground, then I fussy cut a bunch of blooms from copy paper and used temporary adhesive to add them to my panel. Then I stamped the leaves. Once done, I used the Dainty Swiss Dots stamp set and clear embossing powder to add texture to the colorful panel. For the coral panel I used my favorite Cross Stitch Canvas cover die to add texture. I also used this die on two white panels for my third and fourth cards.


I die cut HUGS from one of the panels and LOVE from the other. I die cut these words several times from white card stock too. I then layered them up and glued them on my card fronts. I stamped a few more flowers and leaves and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I created two clusters of flowers in opposite corners on both cards. I used foam adhesive to attach the blooms, to add some dimension. To finish up the cards, I added some enamel dots and black faux stitching to the white cards. I stamped and embossed the Sending You sentiment for the color cards. 


Next up a bunch of cards with the Ruffled flowers stamp set and the Mega Friend die. On the first two I used gray inks to stamp my images and some patterned papers from the Pastel Dreams paper pack to add some color. I die cut Friend from two different patterned papers, I offset them a little and glued them down. I stamped the rest of the sentiment in gray ink. A few colorful enamel dots finish off this card. I die cut some circles from patterned paper, gray and white card stocks, using the Halftone Circles Nesting dies. I layered them up, adhered them to the card front, and trimmed off the access. I stamped a couple of coral blooms, fussy cut them, and using pop dots I adhered them to the circles. I also placed some gold thread behind them. I added my sentiment on top of them. Of course I had to use some enamel dots here too!


Same stamp and die sets are used on the next two cards. I stamped some colorful blooms with gray outlines on a white panel. I die cut Friend from it. I actually was going to add back this die cut, on foam, but it was no visible at all. So instead I decided to go with 2 for 2 cards. Again :). I added a gray panel behind the white card and attached it to my card base. I was debating if I should add something else but eventually I just kept these cards simple. For the colorful cut out I created a gray panel. I stamped some of the flowers in two corners, using embossing ink, then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I glued down the die cut and added a coral flower on the F using foam tape. Done!


Last but not least I made two cards using the new Verdant Walk patterned paper pack. On the left card, I added an A2 size piece of patterned paper to my card base. I then fussy cut out some floral images and using foam tape, I glued them on the card front as well. I white embossed a sentiment on a black card stock strip and attached it to the bottom of the card. I wrapped some twine around the card, above the sentiment. For the card on the right I again die cut some circles from patterned paper and card stock and layered them up. I used foam tape to glue them down. I added twine and a sentiment, done!


And now the fun part...Giveaways, yay! Read on to find out how you can win! Good Luck!

Prizes: 
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 12/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/22/2018!

2. I will also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate! I will announce the winner on 12/18/2018.  Comment away!!!

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GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!

Thank you all for your sweet comments! I apologize for not answering all, I'm only able to answer from my phone and it takes ages. For some reason answering from my PC hasn't worked for months and I can't figure out why :(. I'm really sorry!

My winner is Kathleen Callahan! Congratulations!!! Please contact me at mzs6666@googlemail.com so I can tell you how to pick up your prize! XXX

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Your next stop is Zinia!

Have an awesome day!

X

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88 comments:

  1. Those snippets just look so fun to stamp! Nice work.

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  2. Wonderful set of cards! Each one is beautiful :)

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  3. I love them all! Can't pick a favorite. :)

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  4. I love all your cards, especially the snippets. Wow, the colors are the best.
    Patonslake

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  5. All of your cards are simply stunning. The colors are awesome. You did a wonderful job creating an array of cards for us. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Love the use of different colors. Beautiful cards.

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  7. Thanks for sharing thsese beautiful cards.

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  8. Thank you for sharing your cards. I love the mix of pastel colors with bright colors on the cherry blossom card.

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  9. These cards are so gorgeous! Each one is just so unique and so much detail to see. Love them all.

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  10. Beautiful cards. Loving the grey tones used.

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  11. Your cards are all gorgeous. My fave is the blooms with added texture to it. A lot of work with masking but definitely worth it.

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  12. Such pretty cards! Love the dark grey one with Friend die cut.

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  13. All your cards in this post is pure inspiration. It made me subscribe! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. So much pretty!! I love the Nature Snippets cards; so darling.

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  15. Such an amazing set of cards!! The Hugs and Love cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. Wow, you made a ton of stunning cards! Love them all!

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  17. Your were busy! Such beautiful cards!

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  18. Lots of inspirational cards and they are so cheerful and colorful. They brighten up my day

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  19. Enjoying your bold and happy cards! I love that Verdant Walk paper pack and how you cut out flowers to make a lovely card.

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  20. Beautiful cards, love the special details you put on each one.

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  21. Awesome cards. Looks like you really enjoyed creating all these, your colour choices are very beautiful, love them all. Thank you for sharing

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  22. Great cards and so many examples! Wonderful!

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  23. Such great cards! I love how you added texture both by drawing in extra lines and later by fussycutting some of the floral paper to pop up on your cards. Great ideas using this new release.

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  24. All are STUNNING But the HUGS and LOVE WOW! I just love that design and detail!

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  25. These are all fantastic! I just love the coloring on your "hugs" and "love" cards-WOW! And those other cards are beautiful too.

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  26. All of these are lovely, but I especially love the last three cards. wow!

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  27. Oh my goodness, so much to love <3 what amazing cards and thanks for spoiling us with so many <3

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  28. fabulous cards - thanks for all the inspiration!!

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  29. Love the big friend and love designs you show here. Beautiful cards

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  30. wow what lovely cards - thanks for sharing:)

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  31. I really like the diagonal lines you added in the first card. They are so simple but make a great touch!

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  32. I love all of your cards! They are all gorgeous! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

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  33. Wow, what a beautiful collection of cards. So many and so pretty.

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  34. Ugh, fussy cut florals are my FAVORITE!!!

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  35. Love all of the beautiful cards. They are all amazing. Thanks so much for sharing all of your art.🐧

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  36. Wow! Beautiful cards! I love all the textured backgrounds <3

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  37. So many lovely cards that I can't pick a favorite. The various techniques and color combinations result in such inspiring cards. tfs

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  38. Wow! Really beautiful cards. I love the ones you have made with the Nature Snippets set. They are simply fabulous!

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  39. Now that's a crazy amount of cards to make each featuring a different technique, every bit of time that went into its making is worth it.

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  40. Great to see the variety of techniques you have used - there is something for everyone here. Thank you for all you hard work. Glad you have added card making to your list of creative pursuits.

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  41. Your cards are fabulous. Your cards are great inspirations. They use so many different techniques and products that you've given us a lot to think about. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  42. Amazing collection of cards! Beautiful designs and fabulously creative.

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  43. OMG !! All your cards are so gorgeous! Those second set of cards though are just brilliant and I totally love them !!

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  44. These cards are really amazing, love all of them. Your idea of making two cards at one stamp is lovely, getting two cards at one go, who would not want that.

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  45. Simply l ove all your cards! Also
    I love how you used the paper packs! Thanks for the ideas cuz I ordered some of the new paper packs!

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  46. Such beautiful florals from Altenew again! Love that primrose! Thanks for all the lovely card inspiration. I especially adore those beautiful "Hugs" cards!

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  47. So many beautiful cards! I love how you used the new sets!

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  48. Beautiful cards - but I especially love the gray/floral friends cards and the Nature Snippets card. Great job!

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  49. Wow..you have created so many beautiful cards with the new release !! Loved them.

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  50. Wow I love all your cards, I read this post 3 or 4 times trying to decide which one I liked best and I just can't decide they are so gorgeous!

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  51. So many beautiful cards! If I had to pick just one, it would probably be the first one, I love that you used many colors, but kept them soft so the card still has a delicate feel. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  52. Super fun and colorful cards! Love them all!

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  53. Such beautiful and creative cards!

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  54. What an amazing assortment of cards!!! Love seeing this primrose flower!!!

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  55. What a gorgeous collection of cards!! I LOVE the "hugs" ones; so beautiful!

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  56. What an awesome way to add a pop to a design! Love those simple black lines on your first card. They ground your circles so well. The floral cards are so so beautiful---I wish I had the patience to do all that masking. You are tempting me!!! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you give us here!

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  57. Wow, so many beautiful cards! I love your style. I am really loving the Nature Snipprets stamp set.

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  58. Oh my goodness! What beautiful cards! I would think this one is my favorite and then go to the next one and think the same thing! You are SO creative!

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    1. Melissa, you were the winner on my Crafty Friends giveaway, please contact me at mzs6666@googlemail.com ASAP otherwise you will miss your prize...X

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  59. Wow, I love all of these - so absolutely fabulous! You clearly had a lot of fun with this release!

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  60. Love your cards. Great Altenew release.

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  61. They are so pretty and amazing .. love the sending love one more .

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  62. These cards are a real wonderful use of the new release.

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  63. Very beautiful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  64. I love them all lol, so much inspiration in one post is fantastic! I'm with you on needed some color, Spring fever is about to get the best of me. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful projects and for the awesome inspiration.... off to get some Spring started around here :) (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  65. Oh my! You gave me so much inspiration with the amount and variety of cards you created. I really like the texture you gave to the floral cards with the cross stitch cover die. But I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite.

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  66. So many beautiful cards. I especially like all the cards made with the primrose set. They are so great. The dots do add lovely texture. Thanks for showing us all your wonderful artwork.

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  67. luv where you used grays and then popped in some bright color!

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  68. I'm really loving the Nature Snippets set -- beautiful and so versatile. All your cards are lovely.

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  69. Georgeous cards. Especially the love and hugs cards.

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  70. Giselaine
    Great release. Love your cards! Standouts for me are the love and hugs cards.

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  71. Such gorgeous palettes on these pretty cards. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  72. I can't get over how beautiful these cards are! I am new to card making and being able to see such great designs from artists like yourself is really helpful. I love your use of layering - it's such an excellent way to make use of all your scraps!! Thank you again for the beautiful post and inspiration :)

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    1. Hi Kathleen,

      You are the winner of my giveaway! Congratulations! Please contact me at mzs6666@googlemail.com ASAP so I can tell you how to pick up your prize! X

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  73. I love the first stamp set you used in this post, Nature Snippets, your cards are so lovely!

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  74. I adore your card designs, I would love to subscribe by email but I don’t see an option on you blog.

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