Thursday, March 22, 2018

Altenew March 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello friends!
Warning: Photo-heavy post
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If you stop by from the blog of Marge Yoon you are in the right spot.
If not, hop on it and come join the inspiration and fun.
For all the details of this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog.

There are so many fabulous stamp and die designs in this release, let's get to it!

My first card is a subdue yet elegant kind of design.
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This Pegboard Die can be whatever and however you want to use it.
You can use it to stitch a pattern or use it as a background...OR
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 do what I do....stamp on it!
I did Partial Die-cutting with the Pegboard Die. 
I applied a piece of Monochrome Washi Tape on the backside to prevent the bits from falling out.

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I then did Generation/Color-layering Stamping with Wild Flower Garden.
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This card has textures, colors and depth.....yet it is nearly flat! I love that it is mail-friendly!

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The 2nd card is my CAS take on a simple die "Miss You".
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Two very simple scripty words Miss You...but they sure are so beautiful and powerful!
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I stacked the die with Washi Tape and black card stock to make it more prominent.
In Asian culture particularly, white color depicts the feeling of emptiness and loneliness very effectively. And that is how I came up with using white "miss you"  repeatedly.

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As an after-thought, I decided to highlight the sentiment with the Halftone Heart Die.
It may be too subtle to be noticed, but I did add some splatter with Pure White Ink Splatter.

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The last card is a super bright and cheerful design with the Crossed-Stitched Flowers Stamp/Die Bundle!
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I had lots of fun mixing the colors of the stitched flower!

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I highly recommend getting the Cross Stitched Flower Die if you are getting this stamp.
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This stitched look seems to be complicated, but it really is simple to do when you've got the GOODS!! 😀
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The stitched look is amazing, isn't it?
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I added some golden touches with glitter tape, gold sequins and Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray.
Hope you like my 3 cards for the hop.


Prizes: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 Thursday, March 29th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018.


Giveaway: Would you like an extra chance to win $30 Gift Card to Altenew Shop? Comment in this very blog post and I will pick a winner and announce it on Monday, March 26th right here in this blog.

Today's Blog Hop order:

March 2018 Stamp & Die Bundle
March 2018 Stamp & Die Bundle

You can purchase the products showcased today here
use code SHIP7OFF on order over $100
use code SHIPFREE on order over $200 for FREE US shipping

Your next hop is blog of Justine Hovey
Thanks so much for stopping by!

137 comments:

Lisa Elton said...

Three super creative cards Virginia! I like the multiple white die cut words in the background of the second one. It's such a cool card!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards you created with this new release. I really like the first one.

Kris said...

Great cards!Thanks for sharing

Evelyn said...

Such pretty cards! This release is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

cm said...

Gorgeous inspiration (as in the kind of gorgeous that takes my breath away) = longer shopping list! Thank you for the smile-making showcases!
Hugs~c

conil said...

What's not to love...all three are spectacular and unique. The first card is ingenius...leaving those holed in so they could be stamped is brilliant. And the resulting card is so fresh and pretty. The second is amazing. Clean and heartfelt withe the diecuts in white and the lovely spattered heart. Just exquisite. And the last one is so fun and beautifully stitched. What an awesome trio of loveliness.

islandgirl7 said...

very beautiful cards

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow love how creatively you have used these wonderful stamps and dies - so inspiring:)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Stunning cards. Thank you for showcasing this new release so beautifully.

Martha Herrera said...

Gorgeous cards! thank you for the inspiration.

Miche said...

Everyone is getting such great designs from that Wildflower stamp set. I think I'm going to have to get it. Thanks for great inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the texture from the Pegboard Die! Great release! Lots of stamps and dies on my wish list!

Donna said...

What gorgeous cards. I love the peg board die. I think it would be fun to stitch on. And I really like the script of the miss you die. So elegant!

Kanan Pandya said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia!! Love the pretty designs and colors on your cards. :-)

Barbara said...

Lovely and fabulous cards, all, but my favorite is the miss you card! Great inspiration from you! Thanks!

Sue D said...

Fantastic cards using the new products from this release! I really like the first card and how you left some of the die cut pieces intact and then stamped on the background that was created. It really creates a cool effect. Thanks, once again, for sharing your talents with us.

cghundley said...

Fabulous cards! Love
the ways you created
them.
Carla from Utah

Lindar C said...

Stunning cards, very creative. Love this new release.

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas for the release hop.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty, Miss Virginia. I love the cross stitch look.
Learning to actually cross stitch is where I started in crafting.
The first card is my favorite, tho. I love the cover die and
how you kept a lot of the holes intact & then stamped such a
pretty group of wildflowers (my favorite!).

Annheidel said...

Wow, I love your Wildflower Garden card! So soft and pretty.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Hi Virginia! Your cards are always gorgeous and inspiring! Love them all!

Nikki said...

Awesome cards, love the way you used the pegboard die.

Carol Henderson said...

I just love the style of the first card with the Wildflower stamp set. It is so unique.

Harriet said...

Oh my, such beautiful cards ... Altenew continues to create gorgeous stamps, dies.....actually everything! My favorite is your lst card. A truly brilliant use of the die and the flowers are excellent!

Susie Sonnier said...

So beautiful!

MJ said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for all the inspiration.

tinac said...

Great examples . I liked how you punched out some of the holes but left the center in. Thanks for sharing.

Carol Rossouw said...

WOW! What an amazing release! I absolutely love the floral stamps - especially the sweet rose bouquet - and I love to stitch on cards, so I can't wait to get the cross stitch die. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Annette Gordon said...

Amazing cards, I really like how the first card the background is half popped out! So creative. And oh so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

Véronique said...

So lovely :)

charly said...

Love your use of the pegboard die and stamp layering. Just lovely!

Purple Princess said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Great inspiration!

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards!! I love how you've used the pegboard die. So pretty. The cross stitch flowers are so pretty.

Julie Booker said...

Wow! I love your cards! Gorgeous! I soooo love the background with your first card and the wild flowers

charly said...

The " Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray." really adds a beautiful touch. Thank for sharing such wonderful inspiration!

Kristy Mattix said...

Beautiful cards. I love the stitched look.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are beautiful !

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!! I love how you stamped on the cross stitch die!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Sweet and lovely cards!

Sharon Meyer said...

love your banner at the top!

the wildflowers are gorgeous! thank you!

SherylH said...

Gorgeous cards! Love your idea of leaving some of the "holes" in the pegboard canvas die to give an area for stamping with the Wildflowers.

D Golly said...

Thanks for sharing your cards. These blog-hops make the products come alive.

Marcie Lovett said...

Love the pegboard and the cross stitch!

Eve N said...

The Wildflower stamp set is so pretty and versatile. Love what you did with it!

Nellie said...

love, love, love your cards...

kerry myers said...

Love the wildflowers card. ALL your examples are beautiful. The miss you card is fabulous! Great job!!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love the “ miss you card”. So pretty!

sentsue said...

Such fun projests!

aknancy said...

Great cards. thanks for sharing.

Iris said...

Love your cards especilly the Wild Flower Garden one.

Chris Handy said...

Such beautiful cards

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Virginia - especially love the "miss you" card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three fabulous cards, Virginia! Especially love how you stamped on the pegboard diecut!!

Unknown said...

Who could not fall in love with your cards great work

Wendi Jarvis said...

The stitched flower is amazing. Beautiful job.

Debra Rumpza said...

My goodness, you made some really beautiful cards! Love them!

pcm said...

what a great idea to put the washi tape on the back to keep the little pieces from coming out so you can stamp!

Nora N. said...

Oh I LOVE all your cards!! I think my favorite is of the stitched Cross Stitched flower!! Such stunning design!!

Teri Smith said...

What a brilliant idea you had to put washi tape on the back of the small dots die & then stamp on the front of it! As well, I think your Miss you card denotes that feeling of emptiness using the white like that. I have a friend I miss very much & I think I'll borrow your inspiration to do a card for her even though I don't (yet) have the die.

A Crafty Person said...

Fabulous cards!! Love this new release. Your cross stitch cards are impressive.

Amy Moore said...

you did a fabulous job!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Love the first card. Thanks so much for sharing...

Linda BL said...

Love the new pegboard die!
Would have never thought of stamping on it, but it woks beautifully. Loved the card.

BeverlyBL said...

Love how you used the pegboard and the Wildflower Garden. Wildflower Garden is in my next order.

phlower said...

Wow! You created three beautiful and unique cards for this hop! I am crazy about the first card with the florals on the pegboard background — really eye catching!

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the designs and the glorious colors. So creative ♥

Deaf Sheltie Mom said...

I Love your cards! Great way to use the pegboard die... love how you used the open dots as a frame, and left the remaining dots to give your stamping texture. Super duper cool! And beautiful!

Nandini said...

Love the cards. My favorite is the last one, probably because that is my favorite set from this release!

abhoneyab said...

Awesome cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

Dawn Turley said...

OMG what a great release and your cards are so inspiring Virginia. Just so pretty

Maryam said...

Oh my, this so gorgeous creation. The first one is an extremely unique pretty I love it so much it's so gorgeous. The second card has it's own magic. And your stitched flower card ISO unbelievable cute , pretty cheerful card. In fact I Love them all.

TracyM #6773 said...

WONDERFUL cards - LOVE your variety of creative designs!
"miss you" is so pretty, your pegboard prayers delightful and your cross stitched flower gorgeous ... SO MUCH to LOVE!
Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING :)
PS - I had two favourites from this release at the start (the Cross Stitch Canvas Die & the Dearest Friend stamp set) but have to confess that the more I hop along, the longer my wish list grows

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

graham Brand said...

Gorgeous cards made with an amazing new release!
My favourite is your "pegboard" card!

Riette said...

I love what you did with the pegboard die. It's gorgeous and so different.

jan metcalf said...

Do love that first card, texture with white on white is so great!

JmB said...

Very lovely cards. That stitching detail on the stamps or with the dies is very cool. Thank you for sharing.

Teresa Doyle said...

These are all so beautiful Virginia. I especially like your Pegboard/prayers card, the Wildflower Garden images are beautiful on it.

Cindy C. said...

Such clever designs! Thanks for the inspirations Virginia!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Amazing cards!!! I love that how you used the pegboard cover die and thank you for sharing your tip for the technique! There are endless possibilities for a background like that. Your miss you card is wonderful too, I love the white on white and then the pop with the heart and color.

Elaine Cook said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! I especially love the pegboard card and am intrigued by the partial-diecutting effect. Love when the cards are easy to mail!

Daria Z. said...

Virginia, all three cards are just beautiful; however, I absolutely love the first one. It uses my favorite from this release - Wildflower Garden. And, what a simple (ding for me moment) idea to use washi tape on the reverse to keep those little dots in place.

Patti H. said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! I love them all! Wildflower Garden looks like a must have for me!!

Tracey Magner said...

Just STUNNINNG Virginia, I adore them all, that first one is so beautiful and the second one,i think that has to be my favorite, the miss you in the background just makes that card GORGEOUS. The third, OMG, so adorable, the cross stitch look is amazing, I love Altenew's Cross stitch stamps and dies so much, the look is just awesome. What a beautiful post today.

Mary-Anne V said...

You always come up with such pretty cards. I love the partial die cutting on the first and the use of washi to keep the pieces in place.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards and I love all the gorgeous flowers especially the wild flower garden. Such a pretty card!

bev p said...

These are wonderful. And I learned something about another culture that I didn't know, and I saw a technique I really like (crazy about the wildflowers on the pegboard background)
AND I totally agree--the die really makes the cross-stitch flower and butterfly look amazing. Thank you.

3kidmama said...

Beautiful cards today - I really love the wildflowers stamped on the pegboard texture. NEVER would have thought to do that myself and it looks so amazing! I didn't think the cross stitched flower was my style, but after seeing the Altenew version used so beautifully, I'm definitely adding that to my cardmkaing stash. It's just lovely!

Pam AKA: picnic said...

Oh goodness the cards are outstanding as is the products!! TFS

Cathy Lillie said...

Fantastic cards! They're all so creative and different from each other. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Kathy said...

Absolutely love how you used the pegboard. Your card is gorgeous! Can't wait to get my supplies in a happy mail! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the release. The cards are so adorable.

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards..love how the partial die cutting adds insterest to the background in the first card....

Kathy Ferguson said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Ishita Intwala said...

Lovely cards ! Thank you so much for sharing.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your samples are gorgeous!

Jennifer Scull said...

You have showcased my favorite stamp from the release, which is the wild flower set. Neat idea about the tape to hold in the pieces.

Your 2nd card is stunning with the creative die cut bg and beautiful sentiment.

All of the projects are so inspiring! Thank you!

Lagene said...

Awesome cards, I especially love the first card with the partial die cut background!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a great new release and so many good things in it! I love how you used the new products, especially that last card, love the bold colors you used for the cross stitched flower!

Megan said...

The creative minds in Altenew are amazing. Even without actually stitching the flower, the combination of the die and the layered stamping is just amazing!

Anushree Vaish said...

You made beautiful inspirational card...I loved them all...Thanks!!

Dana M said...

Fantastic cards! I LOVE the first how you stamped over the punched design and left some of the circles in place - genius!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love these cards! I love how you did partial die cutting with the Pegboard Die - it creates such an awesome look!

Karen Russell said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia, you always do such great work. Thank you for the inspiration.

FD91354 said...

Wow, such beautiful and inspirational cards. Love how you always have some technique to share with us. Fun! Thanks for the ideas.

Theresa said...

great release. great samples. thanks as always for sharing.

Karen said...

Fun cards!

Kim Faucher said...

Such beautiful inspiration

McStamper said...

Wonderful cards. Love your use of the pegboard die.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Virginia, you rock my world! LOVED the last card with the cross stitch die cut where the stamped images are! OMG! Gorgeous! Love the other two cards as well and thanks for the clever tip to washi tape the peg holes in place! So fun and such clever ways to use these new releases! Scrumptious!

Wickcliss said...

What gorgeous cards Virginia. I am becoming more convinced that I can use the pegboard die in many ways.

CatherineD said...

Fun cards, lovely!

loulou said...

Wonderful cards. I like all the different techniques you used. I really like the texture of your first card. The cross-stitched flower is my kind of stitching - no needle and thread.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Such amazing cards, all three. The colourful stitched flower is beautiful in the shades you've used and your floral one with the peg board behind is a look I would never of thought of. Miss you is brilliant for a CAS card, love it.

Karthikha said...

Beautiful creations!! :)

Michelle said...

I really love that wildflower set and what you did with it!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful projects.

mandalj said...

Fabulous cards! Love the look of the Pegboard background with only some of the holes poked out, and the white-on-white of the "Miss You' card.

Cyndee said...

LOVE your first and third cards! I like how you did the partial diecutting and added the washi tape. I have been a cross-stitcher for many years, so I love the idea of combining those two art forms.

kathymcc said...

Oh my goodness, Virginia, I LOVE your cards! That first one with Wildflower Garden is stunning and so, so creative! Putting washi tape on the back is just plain genius...how on earth did you even think of doing that? That wouldn't occur me in a million years! And, that last card....WOW!! It actually looks like it's cross stitched and not stamped. Thank you so much for sharing your creative ideas with all of us! My "must have" list just keeps growing!!

Denise Gutshall said...

What lovely cards! The Wildflower card is my favorite but the cross-stitch card is just gorgeous!

Sillyfilly said...

What beautiful cards. That cross stitch flower is outstanding.

Rexann Menz said...

I'm so inspired by all the wonderful creative ladies, you are all so talented and special!! thanks for sharing!!!

ChristinaLabbe@aol.com said...

Absolutely in LOVE with peg board card paired with the wild flower garden! Gorgeous colours and design. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stefanie White said...

Your cards are fantastic, you are so versatile!

Linda Anderson said...

Oh, so very pretty cards Virginia. Love the way you used the cover die and stamped over it! Anything is possible if you have the courage to try it. Thanks for sharing them all.

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING Inspiration!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the Ideas!!
Such SWEET New Products too!!
THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Annalisa Young said...

That pegboard one is totally brilliant. I love how you made it super simple, but gave it the look of a really complicated puzzle. I also love seeing the die cuts out of Altenew's new washi. That's so beautiful especially against the tone-on-tone of all the other die cuts. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

Liz O. said...

Wonderful designs Virginia! Love the 1st one the most, the partial cover plate cut looks very pretty. TFS!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wonderful cards! I love your designs!

kathy mccreary said...

Awesome cards with the new release! Thank you!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

fabulous projects. Love how you used all of the new products. I'm excited to pick up a couple new items. TFS

Lisa Moline said...

Great cards! All of them are so creative! Love that pegboard die! So many ideas with that one! Thank you for sharing!

Nox said...

I love how you used the pegboard die! The more I see it, the more I want it!

Yasmine said...

Adorable cards and fabulous colors! Thanks for the inspiration.

wienerhoneymooners said...

ALways inspiring!! Always LOVELY!!! HUGS!