Friday, December 8, 2017

Altenew Stamps/Dies/Die Cutting Machine Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!!
Warning: photo-heavy post

ANOTHER exciting release from Altenew is here. For all the details, please visit Altenew Card blog here and Scrapbooking blog here.
I said it many times before...I am wowed by the new products. 
This release is also like no other. 😁

If you are coming from the super fabulous Vicky Papaioannou, 
you are then in the right spot. If not, come on and join the fun hop.
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
 
 Beside all the awesome stamps and dies, Altenew now has a new MINI Die Cut Machine called Mini Blossom!  I am loving having it right on my craft desk and it's perfect for die cutting the small images. 

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Never Give Up Stamp here and Die here 

My first card is all about the Never Give Up Stamp and Die Bundle.
Altenew_StayStrong_Virignia #1

I love how the matching die can really show off the slender bamboo stalks.

Altenew_NeverGiveUp_Virginia#3 (2)

I love stamping all my greens in Green Fields and the various shades of green give this card great interest. 
Altenew_NeverGiveUp_Virginia#3
I also love the sentiment in this and the handwriting is absolutely beautiful.
I applied more stamping of the bamboo image into my 2nd card with Bold Numeral Dies. This die is a MUST for all of your crafting projects with numbers!

Bold Numerals Die Set
Bold Numerals Die Set


Altenew_BoldNumerals_Virginia#1
I stacked two extra dies underneath the 2018, so it stands out a little bit.
Altenew_BoldNumerals_Virginia#2

For the sentiment, I used this lovely and versatile ASL Stamp Set

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I can't say enough about the Bold Numeral Dies. Imagine all the milestone numbers....? You will never run out of idea using these dies to mark something special.
Altenew_BoldNumerals_Virginia#3

Besides all the awesome stamps and dies, Altenew now has a new MINI Die Cut Machine called Mini Blossom!  I am loving having it right on my craft desk and it's perfect for die cutting the small images.
Altenew_MiniBloomdiecutmachine_Virginia#1

This is how it looked when I created the following project.

Heart Flowers Stamp Set here, Die Set here
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The Heart Flowers Stamp and Die Bundle stole my heart...literally.
Altenew_HeartFlowers_Virginia #1
This card is all about using beautiful inks from Altenew.
As long as you have Altenew Ink as your arsenal, you are good to go.
Altenew_HeartFlowers_Virginia #2

I used a die cut circle  as my invisible mask and arranged my flowers around the circle.
Altenew_HeartFlowers_Virginia #3
Hello....are you still here?....LOL
I apologize this long post, but this release is jam-packed with good things. 😊

Prizes: To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, December 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, December 17th.


Giveaway: Yay, I get to giveaway a $30 gift certificate to a random commenter! Please leave me a comment in this very post. I will announce the winner on Dec. 12 right in this blog.
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👉👉👉--->You can find the entire release here. (Altenew shop)

👉👉👉----> Shop this release at Simon Says Stamp  here.
I saw it on ALTENEW

December 2017 Full Release Bundle


 My other favorite set in this release is Frosted Garden Stamp and Die Bundle.
Frosted Garden Stamp & Die Bundle

I will be back with 3 more cards with Wild About You next.

💙-------->Virginia Lu <--------💙

Your next stop is the amazing Lisa Spangler
 Lastly, Altenew now has Educator Certification Program (AECP)
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This is my new post as the Program Coordinator. You can check it out here.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your hop
ps: you are encouraged to shop through my links as I have a BIRTHDAY giveaway coming up shortly.

134 comments:

Sheila H said...

Your cards are as amazing as the release, Virginia. I especially love the last card. That flower wreath is spectacular.

Linda BL said...

I love all the pictures you include with your posts! I especially like the floral wreath card and the first one with the bamboo.

Pennie Glasser said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Carmen de los Reyes said...

Terrific!

Vicki Finger said...

I miss your video's, Virginia! Gorgeous cards as always.

amymwz said...

I love your card from the heart flowers stamp set. So beautiful!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love all of these cards!

Becky Nick said...

Wow these are gorgeous cards! The heart flowers are amazing! Limitless potential!

Dotty Jo x said...

What a fabulous selection! Jo x

Andrea Hastilow said...

Gorgeous cards all of them, loving the flowers on your last card the colours are delightful, & miss mini blossom is a must for me, better add her to my wish list x

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love the dimension on your first card. Super cute.

Karthikha said...

Fantastic creations! The super beautiful colorful floral wreath card is my favourite :)

barbara macaskill said...

How pretty! Each of these cards are lovely! Your coloring is beautiful! TFS!

Kristie W. said...

All gorgeous cards! My favorite are the first few with the bamboo. The dies really showcase how beautiful they are!

Wilma said...

Congratulations on being Program Coordinator. All your cards are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Joy Meadows said...

Very beautiful cards, Virginia! Love the little mini die cutting machine, too.

Kristen Osborne said...

The happy 2018 card looks so cute! I love all the vibrant colors you used in your cards.

pcm said...

lovely! this is another great release!

Dawn Spengler said...

GREAT ASSORTMENT OF CARDS! GOOD USE OF THE RELEASE!

Kailash said...

A stunning array of cards!!!

Kara Lynne said...

So many amazing creations, Virginia! Altenew comes out with so many gorgeous products and you know just how to highlight them all! Beautiful!!

Nikki said...

Your cards are beautiful! Altenew really hit it out of the park with this release.

JmB said...

Such pretty cards. I love the strong sentiments and the ASL stamps. Thank you for sharing.

Aroa Cristiano said...

Gorgeous cards but I like the last one especially, so bright and colourful.

Lindar C said...

Wow! Your cards are fantastic! I love this release, the Bold Numerals are going on my wish list!

Iris said...

Your projects are gorgeous - love the flower wreath.

Purple Princess said...

Great cards! What an awesome release!!

Francine D said...

Wow.. beautiful ideas. I love how you show using the die cutting machine.. That is on my need list :)

Heather M said...

Fabulous release. I love the Never Give up set! Your cards are lovely!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing...

donna mikasa said...

Awesome showcase of the December release! I LOVE that little machine, and I'm totally in love with the wreath--the colors and design are amazing!

Denise Kasbohm said...

Your floral wreath is beautiful. I love that set.

Kechi said...

Oh my gosh your cards are just amazing & so inspiring! There are so many wonderful products in this release I'm not sure what to get first!! I just LOVE the bee stamp & die set, also the honeycomb background stamp is perfect!! I just love this release~!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful sample cards, Virgina - love the new bold numbers die - that and the new die cutting machine are on my wish list!

Beverly S. said...

Hi, Virginia...all of your samples with the new release are gorgeous! I'm trying to pick a favorite and keep going back and forth. I LOVE the one you did with the bamboo but then the flowers on the "sending lots of love" card
are SO pretty! Let's just say I love all of your works here. :) Thanks for sharing and happy holidays! :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning work. your card samples are just gorgeous and I always find so much inspiration here on your blog

BeverlyBL said...

I love your wreath so much. Such cute little flowers and lovely colors. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

CraftyJoy9 said...

Hi Virginia! I love your cards so pretty! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas! 💖🙋🏼⛄️🎄💖

3kidmama said...

What a fun little die cut machine - such a great idea when desk top space is at a premium. Love the card with the bamboo - such a lovely look to them! They just make me smile. :)

Barbara said...

I love your cards, but the wreath card has to be my favorite.

Lisa said...

Your cards are all so stunning!! I love the designs of each one!! They showcase the new release so beautifully!!

Karen H said...

Wow, awesome cards Virginia. Love the last one, the flower wreath. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

maria_sddrth said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Ms. Lucie said...

I love that Happy 2018 card. Very sweet and just enough detail!

Sandy M said...

I am in love with your bamboo cards. They make such a simple card but look like it took a lot of time to make. I love the frosted garden set too.

Shelly said...

These are so beautiful, Virginia!

FollowYourArt said...

Thanks so much for sharing! The last card is my favorite ... the flowers and colors are beautiful!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Love the colorful wreath made with the help of the darling new little die cutting machine.

mel h said...

The wreath is beautiful and I love how you layered the stamps and dies.

Mary Neubauer said...

This is so very pretty!

K and P's Mom said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Jenny said...

Lovely cards, the bamboo die and stamp set are amazing

Carrie said...

Your cards are always so full of bright colors. I love that! Your 2018 card is lovely!

cindybearj said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the bamboo one.

Lisa Elton said...

So much prettiness Virgina! Love all of your cards but the perfectly delightful wreath wins my heart!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love your floral wreath card. It's so pretty and colorful.

Barb Thompson said...

Your cards are just amazing. I can see why you were excited about the release. There is so much you can do with it. Thanks much!

TracyM #6773 said...

WONDERFUL new release and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards!
LOVE the delicate dimension & touch of sparkle of Stay Strong, the inky floral wreath and the BIG BOLD numbers too!
Thank You for sharing :)

Jen said...

Your cards are lovely! Can't wait to see what you do next.

Gail and Ralph said...

The wreath of flowers is beautiful. Wonderful cards Virginia.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the floral wreath card! Great colors and lovely flowers! And I am excited about the mini die cut machine too!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

All your cards are simply gorgeous ! margessw@icloud.com

Keren Tamir said...

those cards are beautiful Virginia!! love them all!!

Maryam said...

Amazing cards Virginia , these bamboo cards are fabulous.. it's one of my favorite stamp of this relase and you did an fabulous cards with it.. love the flower one two so cheerful and pretty.

Geri Stuart said...

Beautiful! Amazing release!

MJ said...

Never Give up was my favorite till I saw your Heart Flower Set card. All your cards are beautiful but your Heart Flower card was really stunning and made me long for spring. TFS

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful projects!

Sindhu said...

Amazing cards...all the cards so beautiful ...

Stef Perry said...

All three of your cards are so beautiful! I was surprised at how thin the bamboo was die cut on your first card, it looked stunning!

Karenladd said...

Ooh, I love the first card with those layers and pop of red!

Tracy Cotton Pickin Cute said...

Oh my gosh your cards just keep getting better & better Virgina!!! I love every single one. Thanks for an awesome giveaway. Merry Christmas.

Pri Created said...

So many gorgeous cards in your post today Virginia...Loved them all...!!!

Lisa Ainscough said...

Love the cards! So much inspiration.

pam carr said...

I love your wreath card, it is so pretty, I think altenew have done a great job with this release

bev p said...

Wonderful examples! I love the bamboo, so I am really glad you showed it off so well!.. Thank you so much.

jennifer mitten said...

Oh, my! Your cards are amazing! I love the blossoms especially, and the bamboo!

Sue LD said...

Great cards showcasing these new products. Love the bamboo.

graham Brand said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, especially the bamboo!

jan metcalf said...

Love your colorful flowers in a circle of love!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous creations! I especially love the high lighted year card! release!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous creations! I especially love the high lighted year card! release!

Michelle H said...

Your cards are so lovely. You did a great job with these new stamp sets. Happy holidays.

cm said...

Reading the phrase "photo heavy post" on your blog always means we are in for amazing eye-candy - and this post was no exception! Your cards are fabulous showcases of the new release, revealing not only the beautiful products but your exceptional and varied talents/styles in using them! As I mentioned: you are a solid, passionate ambassador of Altenew! The mini die cutting machine: eek! Cute and practical (but especially cute! *grin*)
Hugs~carol

Patty said...

Virginia ..you always amaze me with your beautiful cards!! I love how you stamped & die cut the bamboo on your first card!! And your colorful flower wreath card is so happy & cheerful!!

Daria Z. said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! I love the flower wreath you created on the last card - so pretty. And, I must say, I gotta get that Mini Blossom!

suzvit said...

I love your card! Anyone who receives it can't help but feel happy!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards.
Love the size and look of the
numbers. Your flower wreath
is so pretty - great colors.
thanks for sharing.

conil said...

That bamboo set is fantastic. The diecuts are so wispy and intricate...looks like I'll need that one and the wonderful little diecutter. This release is uber exciting, huh?

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You really, REALLY did a Super Outstanding Creative job with this release!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Really beautiful cards, love the bamboo and encouragement set and those Heart Flowers set is awesome too. Thanks for showing how many die cut you can put through that cute mini blossom diecut machine, wow! Love the Frosted Garden set too, my favorite.

Patt H. said...

Such beautiful cards, Virginia! The Bamboo card is stunning with the gorgeous bamboo shoots. I love the Heart Flowers set is so pretty! That one is already on my must have list!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Absolutely LOVE that rainbow of coloured flowers in a wreath! Happiness!

Ruby N said...

oh my gosh that flower one is my fave!

Nives K said...

Great cards, Thanks for sharing!

Megan said...

Leave it to Altenew to make sure even their basic tools are gorgeous!

Mrsfish02 said...

This release has so many wonderful sets. I love the bold sets so much. Your examples surely say why I love them so. I cannot pick a favorite in this release, I want it all. Santa are you listening???????

Tammie Koehnen said...

I Love all of your cards... but my favorite is the last gorgeous floral card. LOVE it! Great inspiration Virginia! TFS.

Debbie said...

Such a beautiful release.

Holly said...

I LOVE your sending lots of love card! I love the bright colors of the flowers.

Cindaku said...

Such cute cards. I love that Bold Numeral Die set.

Tracy A said...

The floral wreath you created is beautiful.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love the die cutting machine and the big numbers! So pretty!

Stefanie White said...

Awesome cards as usual! My favorite is the Hearts and Flowers card, the inks you chose are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love your card!

Margery C said...

Beautiful flower card. The Little Blossom cutting machine is good for the little flowers dies.

AndreaH said...

Love how you've coloured in the bamboo and the floral wreath is beautiful you've used some amazing colours. Thankyou for being in #ALTENEW ltenew November release blog hop. 💕

CindyBLink said...

Love all the cards, great ideas. Especially the flower wreath. Beautiful!

Marsha Guskey said...

Lovely cards! Thanks!

Jennifer Glieco said...

So many great products in this new release. Your cards are beautiful!

Nandini said...

Very inspiring and beautiful cards. Love the new release!

Judi Szyndrowski said...

...your beautiful cards are an inspiration. You make me want it all.

Haris said...

Love your colorful flowers!Great cards!

Christine Bell said...

Love all the flowers in this release. My favorite is the flower wreath card. Love hops, such amazing talent.

Jodi C. said...

Thank You for the beautiful inspiration!! I am loving that Never Give Up Set so much and I love what you did with it!! 💖

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the bamboo! And love how bright and colorful that floral wreath is!

mandalj said...

Such beautiful cards - really like the first one and the one with the fabulous wreath!

Prentzess said...

Happy Birthday, Virginia! You obviously love what you do.

Marcie Lovett said...

Love that last card! The tiny machine is so useful.

Kanan Pandya said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia!! Love how you have showcased these new stamps,beautiful. :-)

Cheri said...

Really beautiful cards! Love that Little Blossom cutting machine, too!

Deeps said...

Oh my, these cards are wonderful. Love them.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

The flower wreath card is amazing...I love the colors! The first card is beautiful with the pop of red.

Cyndi Morris said...

Love the Never Give Up set. The sentiments are wonderful.

F. Andre said...

Fabulous products and projects showcased today. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Angie Wylie said...

Love your cards, especially the ones done with the "Wild about you" stamp set! Thanks for sharing.

shy324 said...

VIRGINIA,
I love the way you used glitter paper for sand. Also the stamping with the bamboo cut outs give great depth. very loevly.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty projects. I love that pop of red that the bird provides in your first project. Thanks for the inspiration

D.Ann C said...

Jam packed with loveliness!! Any one of those beauties is bound to brighten someone's day!

cassie said...

These are amazing cards! What a great release. I definitely want the bold numbers to go with the bold alpha dies I have. Oh and the die cut machine... Love!

soapy jan said...

oh, I love those Bold Numerals, great cards you created too!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love the stay strong card!

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! The new mini die cutting machine is too cute!

Cora Schindel said...

Yep, still here at the end of your long post...because it's all so good! Thank you so much for sharing all of these beautiful cards with us! 😍

sammi said...

Great projects! love the 2018 card