Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Altenew January 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

This is my 2nd blog post for today.
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WARNING: photo-heavy post 

Hello friends!
It is an exciting time to have start the new year with Altenew's 1st new release in 2018.
Well, that time is HERE! I am honored to be part of our Altenew Card Design Team and so glad that you stop by to join the fun hop.  For all the details about this release, please visit Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbooking Blog. 

 If you arrive from the incredible Jennifer McGuire's Blog, you are in the right place (welcome to my humble blog!!). If not, please come join the inspiration and fun. ...and perhaps win a prize, too!

Let's get right to it, shall we?
My first card features this gorgeous sentiment die "Thinking of You".


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I took advantage of the pattern paper and made the die cut. Once I cut out the top layer, I stacked two more underneath to add some depth and interest. 
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You can see the Gold Foil paper under the die as the paper adds a touch of elegance .
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My next project feature the Watercolor Stripe Cover Die.
It is really an awesome one as you can use it however you like-be it graphic, floral or even masculine.
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This card was super easy to create. By using Altenew's Spray Mist (see links at the end of this post), I can easily create a colorful paper.

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I had fun stamping/die cutting Frosted Garden in Grey and then I tucked the flowers under the Watercolor cover die.

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I only needed a few sequins to complete the embellishments. Love the result!


My 3rd (also last) card was created with Creative Edge Border Lace Die.
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Obviously, you can use this die just for borders.....
To take it up a notch, I incorporated it with Halftone Heart Die and made two hearts with the lace border! 
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To dress up the heart, I applied a touch of Gold Glitter Tape and popped one heart up and that's it!
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I also loved the ink-blending on the lacy borders. It's a perfect way to use all kinds of you that you have in your stash.

Hopefully, these 3 cards give you some inspiration and ideas with these amazing Altenew dies. I can't get enough of that Creative Edge Border Lace Die and will share another project in my next post.

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $50 Gift Certtificate to SIX lucky winner! Pleae leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbooking Blog
 by Monday, Jan. 15. Winners will be announced on the Altenew Blogs on Jan. 17, 2018.

One of you who comment in this blog post will win a $30 Gift Certificate!! Please make sure you leave me some love. The winner will be announced in this blog on Jan. 18th.

👉👉👉 You can get the entire January Die Bundle here.
All products I used are listed below.
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Your next hop is the fabulous Jessica Frost-Ballas
Enjoy the rest of your hop. Thanks for stopping by!


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אמא של said...

So beautiful

3kidmama said...

I love the way these watercolor washes work so beautifully with these amazing die cuts! Gorgeous cards!

Cheri said...

Wonderful cards!! Love them all - and this is such a great release from Altenew! Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate.......

Nora N. said...

What STUNNING cards!!! I love your painting on the first one!!

Kristine Boydstun said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such pretty cards and so colourful!

beachgirl0323 said...

I really like your cards. Your use of color is amazing. I love the marble look of the Thinking of You Card. I'm going to go out and buy some heart shaped paper doilies and make that card. I love the pastel rainbow look.

Kathy BM said...
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Kathy BM said...

Such pretty cards. I think the watercolour stripes die is my favourite of this release, it looks so versatile.

TheresaH said...

Your cards are amazing, I love how you used the Thank you die.

Carol R. said...

I really like the combination of the lace die with the heart die.

sammi said...

You've done great job showcasing this new release! Great cards! I am so inspired by your creations!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

StampinLouie said...

Love the beautiful cards. The thinking of You. Die is my fave from the release>

karenelr said...

What gorgeous cards! I love how you used Altenew's paper and die cut it putting gold in the middle of the Thinking of You! Fabulous!

Unknown said...

Absolutely amazing love them all and these two heart with elegent die cut so new and pretty

Jean said...

Stunning! Love the new dies!

Auntie Mo said...

I love the simplicity of your cards but with a twist! Awesome.

Alaska .Kris said...

So fun and different!

Kristina "Tina" said...

Love how creative your hearts are!! Such great techniques!!!

Judie said...

Wow super unique cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!

FollowYourArt said...

Thanks for sharing and the opportunity! These are so beautiful. I love these flowers!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love the techniques you used!

Heather said...

Such unique ways to use the dies. I LOVE your Thinking of You card. I really have to remember to use pattern paper more when I die cut. It packs a lot of punch!

Dana Norris said...

Your lace heart card is gorgeous! What a great idea to use border dies that way. I love all of your cards but the heart are a standout!

Liz O. said...

What can I say, LOVE them all! Another fabulous release! Thanks for all you share! Happy and prosperous 2018!

Nandini said...

Wow! Fabulous cards from an amazing release!

maria f. said...

Thinking of you enjoying your Disney vacay and loving your artsy creation with that PP.

Robi Wax said...

Your cards are stunning! Love these dies!

Cindaku said...

I love how you used the border die for the Valentine's card.

Carol said...

Altenew has such great stuff... And you've done such neat cards with it!

Laura Miller said...

I have fallen in LOVE with the lace die cut throughout this blog hop (I actually started at the bottom of the list and going backwards -- so I've seen many different uses.) But LOVE LOVE LOVE how you used the lace in the hearts for a Valentine card. Simply wonderful

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