Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Altenew October 2022 Just Imagine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

 Hello friends!

Warning: Super-Heavy photo post 

Welcome to Altenew Just Imagine Collection Release Blog Hop! I am super excited to share 4 projects with you. This release  really got me inspired on so many levels. With these awesome stamps and dies, I enjoy coming up with fun and creative ways of using them. Thanks in advance if you are inspired and shop through my affiliate links (at no additional sot to you).
 
If you arrive from the blog of Kinjal Trivedi, you are in the right place! All details about this hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog.

This card is 100% stamped and die cut. The coordinating stencils and dies really make it easy to apply colors to the blossoms.

Altenew- Cherry Blossoms Stamp Die and Stencil Bundle -002 
 
 For the main image, I die cut several pieces including a piece of black diecut. Not only this add heights and it also adds depth/shadow.
Altenew- Cherry Blossoms Stamp Die and Stencil Bundle -003 
 
I am pleased with the background colors as I applied mix of coral and brown ink. The additional splatter really elevated the design.
 
 Altenew- Cherry Blossoms Stamp Die and Stencil Bundle 
 
I hand-cut a piece of Glitter Cardstock (Gilded) as it really brought out the colors and added a touch of sparkle!

Altenew- Cherry Blossoms Stamp Die and Stencil Bundle -004  
 
The Geo Tile Cover Die is so intricate. You can simply use it as is. Or you can do all sorts of inlaid, stacked die-cutting.

Altenew-Geo Tiles Cover Die-One-Go Greetings Stamp & Die Bundle -003 
I utilized the circle design and added the gold die-cut pieces. This is the easiest way to do inlaid as the shapes are easy to distinguish from the triangular ones. 

Altenew-Geo Tiles Cover Die-One-Go Greetings Stamp & Die Bundle -002
 
You would not believe the layers of this gorgeous Swallowtail Butterfly Die Set.  If you love butterflies, this is one die that should be on your wish list.

Altenew-Swallowtail Butterfly Die Set-Curtain Leaves Cover Die-Fine Rings Circle Dots Die Set (3) 
 
 Based on the layers of the butterflies, I applied various ink from pink, coral and brown.

Altenew-Swallowtail Butterfly Die Set-Curtain Leaves Cover Die-Fine Rings Circle Dots Die Set (4) 
 
For the background, I used the Fine Rings Circle Dots Die Set as mask and then stamped Curtain Leaves Cover Die. Yes, you can stamp the die with this Circle Cut Stamping Foam.
 
 Altenew-Swallowtail Butterfly Die Set-Curtain Leaves Cover Die-Fine Rings Circle Dots Die Set (3) 
 
The Bold Sentiment Stamp Set truly is versatile!  In stead of the usual black, I stamped it in brown to coordinate with the overall color scheme.

 Altenew-Swallowtail Butterfly Die Set-Curtain Leaves Cover Die-Fine Rings Circle Dots Die Set (2)  
 
Feature products #4: Outline Thank you Die, Timeless Tulips 3D Embossing Folder

Altenew-Outline Thank you Die-Timeless Tulips 3D Embossing Folder
 
This card make look a bit complicated, but it really is not. You only need to add textures with the embossing folder for the background.
Altenew-Outline Thank you Die-Timeless Tulips 3D Embossing Folder -001
 
Die cut two pieces of (Silver and Rose Gold) Metallic Cardstock and start assembling. 

Altenew-Outline Thank you Die-Timeless Tulips 3D Embossing Folder -002
 
Just save every bit of the die cut and you can fit each piece like a puzzle within the black outlines. I hope you are inspired and are full of ideas after seeing today's blog hop. Due to time and space, I will share more in my next post.

You can get the entire "Just Imagine" Release HERE 

Prizes: $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/10/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/13/2022.

 
Your next stop is the blog of Emily Midgett
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Spellbinders Embossing Folder of the Month

Hello friends!   

The air in my neck of the woods is cooler! Fall is definitely here. 

I am back to share the Embossing Folder of the Month from Spellbinders.

noel

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This month's "Scattered Christmas" embossing folder is perfect for making cards, decor, and more. 

 EFOM-Oct 2022

 There is something about embossing folder. I love the ease of using them. Distress Oxide Inks are my go-to for embossing folder. Because they do blend rather well.

NOEL

 I inked up each section with 3 main colors: Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Kitch Flamingo and Mustard Seed. The pattern paper and the die "Noel" are from this month's Card Kit. Spellbinders Club Kits always deliver. I really love the designs and quality.

NOEL -001

I am just getting started with this month's club Kits. Hope you come back to check out what are in store for you--literally.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, September 30, 2022

A Nature Scene Card Made Easy

 Hello friends!

It's easy to create a "nature scene" card with the embossing folder. I am using this beautiful Berried Cotoneaster 3D Embossing Folder as an example. It was part of the release from last week's Enchanted Winter (see post HERE).

 When it comes to images like this, I tend to look at it in sections. 

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It helps to dissect each section and see what colors and focus you like to emphasize.

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I know that I wanted the berries really bright and I applied bright red ink over them. With the same approach, I did that with the leaves, stems and branches. 

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For the background in blue, it was an after-thought. I managed to apply blue ink to the upper background and decided to leave the bottom half white.

Merry

The sentiment is from Poinsettia and Berries. 
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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Altenew Sticky Essentials Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 Hello friends!

Welcome to Altenew Sticky Essential Blog Hop ! 

I am super excited to share a very "sticky project" with you. The adhesives are the unsung hero in all of the paper-crafting projects. You need every bit of adhesive and yet they should remain hidden. That is why I call them the "unsung" hero. It's time to highlight these sticky adhesive.
 
 If you arrive from the Altenew Card Blog, are in the right place!
I am using Mistletoe Wreath Stamp & Die Bundle, Mistletoe Wreath Embossing Folder, Double-sided Adhesive Sheets for my example.

Altenew-Mistletoe Wreath Stamp Die Embossing Folder Bundle-Double-sided Adhesive Sheets 
 
For my project, I literally created my own sticker. I wanted the wreath to be 100% pliable. To do that, I took the Double-side Adhesive Sheet and adhered one side to the 80 Lb card-stock.

Altenew-Mistletoe Wreath Stamp Die Embossing Folder Bundle-Double-sided Adhesive Sheets-002 
 
I then stamped, colored and die cut the wreath like I normally would do on the card-stock.  Once I was happy with the wreath, I ran the Clear-embossing Powder all over the wreath and heat set it.
 
Altenew-Mistletoe Wreath Stamp Die Embossing Folder Bundle-Double-sided Adhesive Sheets-001
 
The Clear-embossing Powder helps strengthen the die and adds shine. Next I peeled off the backing paper and I now have a beautiful wreath sticker. Since the background was dry-embossed, it is even more important that DIY Sticker will be perfectly adhered to the card-stock.
 
Altenew-Mistletoe Wreath Stamp Die Embossing Folder Bundle-Double-sided Adhesive Sheets-003
 
The banner sentiment was popped up with the Altenew Instant Foam Tape (another great unsung hero). Thanks to these adhesive, my card remains mail-friendly without the bulk. Love that!
Berries. 

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Prizes: $300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/05/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/06/2022.

 
Your next stop is the blog of Helen Kalb
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

How to Make Set of Cards In Minutes

Hello friends!

If you read the title, you are in for a quick treat! You might think it's misleading....nope, you really can make a set of cards (say 4 or 6) in minutes! 

If you are going to give out sets of cards as gifts, you can easily find inspiration in today's post. 

Cathy Holden Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts -002

First up, get a set of embellishments like the Cathy Holden Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts.

 Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts -001

Secondly, find the focal point and start adding.... more stamping, more die-cutting, more embellishments etc. 

 Cathy Holden Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts -001

 Thirdly, examine the card-stock you want to use and put them together. Don't be afraid to ad some colors in the background or around the images.

Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts

Can you find the stamping that I did with some of the image? Cathy Holden Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts

Last but not least, dress them up as best as you can. Add embellishments such as sequins or gems.

What do you think? I hope that you find today's post helpful. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Subtle Textured Background

Hello friends!

Hope this post finds you well. I am popping in with a textured card.  

The Holly Flourish Embossing Folder is from the Christmas Flourish Collection by Becca Feeken. The folder adds texture and dimension of flourish design accented with holly berries and leaves covers the background. It can emboss various card size formats from A2, Slimline, 5 x 7-inch and more. For a letter press look, apply ink on one side and emboss. Lightly swipe the ink pad across the design to highlight its embossed design.


Christmas Flourish have hints of flourish designs throughout its collection. Everything you’ll need to make a holiday greeting from thin metal cutting dies to a sweet embossing folder. Mix and match to create amazing card creations!

Approximate Size: 5.50 x 8.50 in./13.97 x 21.60 cm

Nordic Ornaments #1

With this gorgeous embossing folder, I am using Nordic Ornaments as the focal point.

Holly Flourish 2D Embossing Folder -Nordic Ornaments Etched Die -001

I love everything about the Nordic Ornaments Dies as they are so neat and fit together beautifully.

Virginia Lu-Holly Flourish 2D Embossing Folder -Nordic Ornaments Etched Die -001

The subtle textured flourish background truly elevates this card.

Holly Flourish 2D Embossing Folder -Nordic Ornaments Etched Die

Here are my two cards with Nordic Ornaments.ornaments

Thanks for stopping by!