Hey there crafty peeps,
Welcome to the Altenew September 2018 Holiday Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway! You should have arrived here from the ever so inspiring Therese Calvird's blog!
I'm so excited and honored to join this hop! This is such a wonderful release, again! I've had so much fun playing with these gorgeous stamps and dies!
It's hard to pick favorites but I think from this release the gorgeous Bountiful Branch stamp set has to be my fave. I love wreaths so I think it was love at first sight! The detail...Just amazing.
This first card is the odd one out, where I used non-traditional colors. I believe this is the second month where the stamps come with an inspiration booklet and there was this gorgeous blue card in there that I just had to have for myself. The best thing is, even the ink colors used on those samples are listed in the booklet, so it is really easy to case them. This is a simple one layer card, where I just randomly stamped a bunch of branches and using the Mini Christmas stamp set and the Altenew Golden Peach embossing powder, I embossed a sentiment. To finish off the card I added some Nuvo drops and pearls.
Next up the card on the left. I created a white A2 size top folding card base (all my cards are A2 size and all of them are top folding, only some are in landscape direction, if that makes sense!). I then stamped two partial branches on a 4.25"x5.5" white card stock. I stamped and embossed my sentiment (also part of the Bountiful Branch stamp set). I wanted to add some texture and dimension so using the Altenew Classy Stripes Stencil and some modelling paste I added some white stripes in the middle. As a finishing touch, I created additional "berries" with Nuvo drops.
As for the second card. I stamped a few branches on a 4.25"x5.5" piece of white card stock. I trimmed off a bit on one side, using the Creative Edges: Notebook die. I embossed my sentiment in Altenew Pure White embossing powder on a 4.25"x5.5" piece of red card stock. I assembled my card and to finish it off I added some twine and Nuvo drops.
As for favorite products! Another absolute favorite of mine has to be the new Cozy Flannel Cover Die! I love everything plaid so this is just perfect. For my next card I again stamped a bunch of branches and then using the Cozy Flannel cover die, I diecut it. I attached this panel to my light green card front, then added back the little squares on foam dots. I was not planning to do this but I felt like not enough of the gorgeous pattern was visible. I created a red bow using the Holiday Bow stamp and die sets and added this to my card front. I made two little tags and stamped some tiny, cute, holiday sentiments on them (these are a part of the Christmas Stockings stamp set), then hung them on the bow.
On my next cards I focused on the Holiday Bow stamp and die sets. In this set there's not only a layering bow stamp but also a layering poinsettia! I love poinsettias for the holiday! I stamped a bunch of them in red and since my fave poinsettia is actually white with a teeny green, I tried to recreate that too. For the first card I stamped a light beige background with the Rustic Linen stamp set. I then arranged my poinsettias and branches and glued them down. I stamped the sentiment from the Mini Christmas set in black and splattered some black ink on my card. To finish it off I added some twine.
I diecut several plaid backgrounds with the Cozy Flannel Cover die because I wasn't sure what colors I wanted to use. On my card on the left I used white card stock that I raised with foam adhesive and backed with a gold glitter card stock. I added 3 red poinsettias and branches and I stamped tiny words for sentiment. My card on the right is even simpler. I just added the kraft die cut to my white card base and layered some poinsettias in two opposite corners. I embossed a sentiment on black card stock and glued it on. Black ink splatters and done!
The next two cards use two layers of the Cozy Flannel die cut panel. The left one has a light and a dark grey layer - I simply glued on the bottom layer in a different direction and cut off the excess. I glued this on top of a white card base and added a strip of black glitter card stock for accent. I embossed the sentiment at the top of my card. The card on the right is a little bit different in that I did not cut off the excess white die cut at the top, I just left it as a single layer. The second die cut layer is gold on this one. I glued the two together, then added foam adhesive and attached the panel to an A2 top folding card base. I glued a strip of gold card stock towards the top as well as a sentiment strip towards the bottom. As a last step I added a pink/red bow to both cards.
My next card is using up all kinds of scraps I had left from my previous projects haha! I don't know about you but I hate throwing anything away. Even the smallest of pieces. So I thought I might as well use them now on a card! The stamped piece on top is the negative die cut I had left after using the Creative Edges: Notebook die. The squares at the bottom are negative die cuts I was left with from one of the Cozy Flannel die cuts. I also had an extra bow I had stamped before! The only thing I stamped new for this card was the stockings! I used the super cute Christmas Stockings stamp and die sets to create them. Some gold splatters and done!
Oh I do have one more card in a bit less traditional color scheme! My inspiration for this card was the ever so talented May Sukyong Park! I love her cards where she creates backgrounds with smaller stamps because they look like patterned paper to me! And we all established that I'm a patterned paper girl hehe. So I stamped my sentiment in the middle to start with, then kept adding more and more stockings in a few different color combos until I was happy with the way they looked. To finish this card off, I added mini dots in different colors a'la May.
So that's it! Phewww if you managed to make it to this point, well done! Ha! I know it's a long post, but I can't just do a couple of cards with such an amazing release! I apologize for this.
And now for the fun part! GIVEAWAYS!!! Woot woot!
Here is what you have to do:
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, September 19th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/22/2018.
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 September 19, 2018.
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Thank you guys for all the love!!! I apologise I haven't answered to all of your wonderful comments, but I simply haven't had the time! I've read them all and I really appreciate you all!!!
And the winner is......Annalisa Young! Please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can tell you how to pick up your prize! CONGRATULATIONS! X
Your next stop is the talented Svitlana Shayevich. Below you'll find the full blog hop list for your convenience.
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy hopping!
- Zsoka Marko ------ YOU ARE HERE!
Very creative! Thank you for sharingReplyDelete
Great cards! I love those stockings!ReplyDelete
I love the non-traditional colors on your first card... And I love the rest of your cards too! That branch is so awesome. Also the card with all the stockings is adorable!ReplyDelete
Don't apologize! MORE please! love all the bright and festive cards you've made!ReplyDelete
I love that background die!! The bountiful branches stamp set is also lovely. Beautiful cards with these new products!!ReplyDelete
i just adore your cards. I also love how you kept the pieces and were able to incorporate them into additional cards. That's the way I like to work.ReplyDelete
Wow!! Beautiful cards?ReplyDelete
Lots of examples of how that one background die can be used to look so different. Thanks.ReplyDelete
All thins bright and beautiful! These words totally sum up your creations. Really lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us.ReplyDelete
I need that coverplate die. Such amazing work! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
You are so incredibly talented!!! I love what you did with the grey flannel card and adding back the squares with the foam dots. Am going to read through your older posts to get even more inspiration now!ReplyDelete
I love how you used the cozy flannel stamp set on a card. It is simple and fun.ReplyDelete
I enjoy the cover die used as a trellis for the poinsettias.ReplyDelete
beautiful cards - love the colors and designs:)ReplyDelete
wonderful cards! I love the stockings!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards and coloring!ReplyDelete
Ooooooh, I love all of these - so fun, and so many gorgeous colours!ReplyDelete
OMG ! your cards are just amazingReplyDelete
thanks for sharing them with us
Such beautiful, festive cards! I love the Cozy Flannel cover die card! And the poinsettia one!ReplyDelete
Wonderful set of cards! They are so festive!! :)ReplyDelete
Love these pretty cards! The new release is fabulous.ReplyDelete
these are so vibrant and very creative-wonderful inspiration!ReplyDelete
Love how you used these stamps. All turned out wonderful.ReplyDelete
All of your cards are lovely!ReplyDelete
WOW WOW WOW! These are STUNNING! Your coloring is amazing! I love all the little accents!ReplyDelete
Such a lovely collection of cards!!!!ReplyDelete
WOW!! You make it hard to pick a favorite for sure. These are all so awesome!ReplyDelete
I think I like your card with all the leftover pieces the best! lol It really
came out fabulous.
Beautiful cards - all of them! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful variety in your collection! You are very creative. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Wow so many beautiful cards! I just love all the different colors and techniques etc.... that are going on with each card! You are truly a very talented artist!ReplyDelete
All of your cards are really beautiful! My favorites are the ones with the branches - the Bountiful Branches set. They look almost real with all those layers! Great release, Altenew!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, the cards are too pretty! I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried because they are all fantastic. Love how you used that flannel die. Thanks for a chance to winReplyDelete
I love that branch stamp. All of your card examples are Awesome!ReplyDelete
All of these are beautiful and very creative! :)ReplyDelete
The inspiration cards are reaaly, really gorgeous! I adore the ones you have made with the Cozy Flannel cover die.ReplyDelete
the cards you created with the cozy flannel background die are so fantastic!!ReplyDelete
They are all lovely. Thank you for showcasing how different colors and accents can make such a difference in the outcome.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful cards! Love all the colors .ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing...
I enjoy seeing your cards. They are all beautiful.ReplyDelete
Great Ideas. Love them all. Looks like a great release!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Cards! A wonderful release. Can't wait to get mine!ReplyDelete
So many beautiful cards! I love the way you used the background die. So cool!ReplyDelete
I liked seeing all the cards, particularly the cover all die. I like how you changed up the look of each card by way of different colored paper behind the die-cut. Great job.ReplyDelete
Lovely cards! I am loving the cute stockings! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for showing us the cards you made using the new release!ReplyDelete
Too cute! I love this collection of holiday cards. My absolute favorite is the first with the blueish branches, so unexpected and pretty!ReplyDelete
I really love this new holiday branch stamp set. Thank you for sharingReplyDelete
Wow, what creative ways you used the new die. I would have thought that die cutting it out of what was essentially patterned paper would make it too busy, but I love how that turned out. I also really enjoy your creative use of the notebook edges die; I would not have thought to use them in a Christmas context, but it works so well. Thanks for sharing all these lovely ideas with us! My head is spinning with inspiration already.ReplyDelete
Hi Annalisa, you are my WINNER!!! Please drop me a mail at email@example.com so I can tell you how to pick up your prize! Big big congrats! XXXDelete
Oh Zsoka, these cards are AMAZING! Hoping to receive one for Christmas 😉😘ReplyDelete
Such great cards!! Loving all the inspiration I'm seeing on the hopReplyDelete
Never apologize when you are sharing so much inspiration lol. All of your cards are so creative, festive, fun, you covered it all. I love them all and will definitely be using some of your ideas in my cards this year :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards! Love your color combos and details! Bountiful Branch is my favorite too! I love all this Christmas inspiration!ReplyDelete
More lovely cards! I really like that new die that is a Criss crossReplyDelete
Your cards are all fabulous. I especially enjoyed the stocking card that looks like they are hanging on a fireplace. Thanks for inspiring me.ReplyDelete
I like how you used the Cozy Flannel Cover Die (and the leftover pieces) It looks great!ReplyDelete
I love what you have done with the texture (EP lines) and layering of these images. Also, the Cozy Flannel Cover Die displays new possibilities on your cards - they are amazing! Your samples make me want to purchase that die to experiment with. So inspiring - thank you!ReplyDelete
Wow--you have been busy creating all of these wonderful cards. Love the colors.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful cards. I love your color choices on the berries. TFS!ReplyDelete
Wonderful set of cards! They are so festive!! :)ReplyDelete
Such a great use of the new release. Love the colors you used.ReplyDelete
Every single card is beautiful. I love how you used the die for the background.ReplyDelete
These are all so amazing! I especially love the way you incorporated that awesome Cozy Flannel cover die in your cards! Look the unique looks!ReplyDelete
Great cards...love the modern feel to them!!ReplyDelete
So many lovely card!! You’ve been busy!! I love the aqua card, it has that tropical feel to it. The others are simply gorgeous. I love them all!!ReplyDelete
These are fantastic! I love what you did with the flannel die. I can't decide which card I like best because they are all wonderful!ReplyDelete
luv how you doubled up the flannel panel. beautiful cards!ReplyDelete
I have fallen in love with the cozy flannel cover die after seeing how you used it! Such beautiful cards! TYVM!ReplyDelete
This is another wonderful release from Altenew with great variety, but I really love those Bountiful Branches and the Blessings stamp set. Your cards are gorgeous - you make me want to get that flannel cover die too :)ReplyDelete
I really love that Holly Branch. Fantastic cards!ReplyDelete
Everything’s so pretty, I especially love the very first card. Makes me excited for Christmas!ReplyDelete
Great creative use of scraps and other materials! Beautiful~!ReplyDelete
Wow you were really busy with all these wonderful new stamps and dies. I really like your non traditional Christmas card with the blue tones.ReplyDelete
Great cards, and wonderful new release.ReplyDelete
I just love all the different ways you used the wreath set, so pretty and that cover plate is probably my favorite thing from this release, you showed it off beautifully!ReplyDelete
totally awesome cards. You look like you have had fun using the release.ReplyDelete
What a great new release. Your showed some wonderful projects.ReplyDelete
Love all of the cards! So creative and different!ReplyDelete
So many beautiful cards and all so creative... Love these sets and the flannel cover die.ReplyDelete
Wow it looks like you had lots of fun with this release! You did an amazing job showcasing so many of the new products. Love your work. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, can’t wait to receive my supplies.ReplyDelete
Fantastic cards! Amazing texture, designs and colors - WOW!ReplyDelete
This is an almost ridiculous amount of gorgeous cards! I can definitely tell you had fun with this release. I also love the poinsettias, and can't wait to use them! These are all very inspiring cards, and I thank you very much for sharing. ~ LeniceReplyDelete
I really like your backgrounds - so full of interest, color and textures! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards! I love the how you used flannel die with the holiday bow - such a great design!ReplyDelete
I really like your cards! :)ReplyDelete
Your cards are so creative, love them!ReplyDelete
Absolutely fabulous release! Love the cover plate and poinsettia! Your cards are fabulous Zsoka! Love how you created so many designs and that you used the negative of one die to “Hang “ the stokings! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
These are super cool and creative, Very inspiring!ReplyDelete
Pretty and cheerful ideas for holiday cards!ReplyDelete
Oh, how lovely are all your cards. I just love the stocking card. I immediately thought of when my two boys were teenagers and their stinky stockings were left all over the house. This gave me a laugh and a wonderful memory - thank you!ReplyDelete
All these cards are beautiful. I love the colors and the styles.ReplyDelete
Love the card with the flowers
stamped and then die cut with the
flannel. Darling idea.
thanks for sharing
Wow! Your cards are so lovely! I love the bountiful branches as well and to see them in blue was so unexpected, but oh so lovely!! I’m definitely bookmarking your blog so I can return for inspiration. Thank you for putting this beauty out in the world!!ReplyDelete
Hi Asoka :) You've been one busy, busy lady! Each one of your cards are unique and special :) Thanks for sharing them with us!ReplyDelete
So sorry Zsoka :( Clumsy fingers here!ReplyDelete
These are so gorgeous and this release is fantastic!ReplyDelete
So many fabulous creations!! The more I see the Cozy Flannel Cover Die, the more I like it.ReplyDelete
Great cards. I especially loved the bountiful branches card ... in Beautiful Blue!ReplyDelete
Your cards are always so lovely.ReplyDelete
Congrats to AnnaLisa!