Thursday, July 19, 2018

Altenew July Stamp/Die Blog Hop+Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post 
Yay, it's July Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share 4 card projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Nina Marie Trapani, you are in the right place!
If not, come on in and join the fun and inspiration. 

All the details about this blog hop are listed in Altenew's Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog.

First up, I want to say HELLO to you with this Floral Alphabet Stamp/Die Bundle.

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This is not just another average alphabet set... it has lovely floral images built in!

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I colored the images with Altenew Artist Markers and die cut them out.
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Imagine you can use this set to personalize the names and special sentiment?
And oh... you must get the matching die as you can never fussy cut them so perfectly.

 Next up is the Around the World Stamp Set. 

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I stamped assorted thank you-sentiment in various languages. How cool is that?
Chinese is my mother tongue, of course, I am the one that contributed " 謝謝"!
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I then highlighted the message with a simple "thanks" in Rose Gold Embossing Powder
on vellum. The hand-stitching adds a nice handmade touch and helps to secure the vellum (without any glue).
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My 3rd project was created with "Circle Embroidery Hoop Die" and "Embroidery Blooms" Stamp.
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First, about the hoop, I used Cherry Wood Paper for the hoop and Gold Foil Cardstock
for the metal clasp. You may not notice, but I used vellum for the clear-embossed floral images.
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The Embroidered Blooms stamp set from this release is perfect in this.
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The added sequins were glued on the vellum and provided a lovely interest.

Lastly, it is my favorite project from this release.....
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This card combines the new "Simply Thank You" Die and "Needlework Motif".

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This card takes a bit of thinking ahead, but it is so simple once you have the steps planned out.
I added a piece of Silver Washi Tape with the thank you die and I love the details that this gives.

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I hope this post helps you to see these awesome new products from Altenew.

Due to the length and time, I will share my take with the "Round Maze Die" in my next post.
Here is a sneak peek.
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 Wednesday, July 26th for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on 7/29/2018. 

Giveaway: please leave me a comment (and tell me your favorite project/stamp/die) in this very post for chance to win a Altenew $30 Gift certificate. The winner will be announced on July 21st (that's this Saturday!!) right here in this blog.  

Please note that I am also having 3 prizes to give away as my thank-you for using my affiliate links (at no additional cost to you).
 See giveaway here (at the VERY end of the post).

HERE is the Ultimate Release package....are you getting them?

👉Your next stop is the blog of  Sandra Dietrich. 
Have fun hopping over Altenew's Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

92 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

YOU are aMAZEing, Virginia! I'm already working out how I'd use that embroidery hoop!
=]

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow, I love all your cards today! I love the blending behind the Thank You on the last one. So pretty!

Art Conquers said...

Wonderful cards. Love that embroidery card,looks great.

Kelsey Thomas said...

I really like the last card you shared. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful! :)

Marisa said...

My favorite set is the Floral Alphabet and I love your example of it!

Natasha said...

My favorite project is your multi-lingual thank you card! So pretty!

My favorite stamps this release are the Gradient Sunset ones. So pretty!!

Sue D said...

Love all your beautifully colored cards. The "HELLO" card with Floral Alphabet is my favorite. Just love this new set and can imagine all sorts of pretty projects using it.

Sue D said...

Such wonderful cards you created. My favorite is the Needlework Motif set.

Liz O. said...

Lovely designs Virginia, I especially love your first card, the new Floral Alphabet is calling my name ;) thanks for the inspiration and for all you share!

Patty said...

All your cards are beautiful! Your last Thank You card is my favorite...brought a smile to my face!

Ivana Camdzic said...

Ohhh I love all of your cards so much!!The last card is so intricate and beautiful...and I adore the simplicity of the Embroidered Alphabets card! So much pretty inspiration here, thank you for sharing!

Harriet said...

Wonderful, colorful in other words your card and Altenew's release were meant for each other!

Karthikha said...

Super awesome creations!! I'm eager to see your work using the maze! :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous projects! The last card shows a technique that I simply adore and want to try it more. Plus I love the needlework motif set as well as the floral alphabet sets the best of this fabulous release.

Betty McDougal said...

All the cards are beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Joy Meadows said...

Love your cards, Virginia! the last one is my favorite - the added silver to the thank you is gorgeous.

StarSpry said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love how you created your circle embroidery hoop :)

conil said...

My dear, you have made this release your own...I can honestly say I have now favorites in this bunch of cards because they are ALL SO STINKIN' FABULOUS! Can't wait to see what you did with the maze

kelli horger said...

Love all your bright colors for your projects. Love the shaker.

Sherry said...

WOW!! love your cards, especially the last one! gorgeous!!

**** April **** said...

Your first card is my favorite! I love alphabets you can customize... it's just perfect, colorful, simple and clean...and I LOVE IT! Beautiful work

Robyn Turner said...

I love your floral alphabet card!

Mary said...

The last card is my favorite too! Thank you!!

cghundley said...

Love the Leaf
Frame die. Lovely
work on all of
the cards.
Carla from Utah

D Golly said...

Thanks for sharing your cards. You always have something new to share.

stampladyri said...

I love all of your cards - especially the Hello card - so soft and pretty!

Diana said...

The Needlework Motif set is definitely my favorite from this release - and I like what you did with it here!

Nana Griffin said...

Wonderful ideas. The hello is so delicate and pretty.

Kristine Boydstun said...

Gorgeous cards!

Teresa Doyle said...

SO beautiful Virginia. My faves in the release are the Floral Alpha set, the Needlework Motif and the Leaf Frame die. Very excited to see how you used some of them. Looking forward to seeing your maze card as well.

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite project in this post is the HELLO with the Floral Alphabet; love the simple use of colors. My favorite stamps in this release are the Life is Awesome and Kind Words sets.

Lisa Moline said...

I love all of your beautiful cards today! Especially the thank you card, the rainbow colored background is beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

Geri Stuart said...

So much fun with colors, cards and new sets - love the Motifs one here!

Theresa said...

what a great release and so many fun ideas for using it. thanks as always for sharing.

TrainWithMeghan said...

I LOVE the HELLO card! So simple and sweet!

Deepa Robbins said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you used these new products in your cards! My favourite is the Life is Amazing stamp set!

Helen Budz said...

Virginia, your Altenew product projects are so lovely. I especially like your floral alphabet card. These are my favorite from this release. tfs

Teri Smith said...

You are so very talented!! I really like everything you've done, but my very favourite is the Thank You card with the die & the Needlework Motif stamp set. I am so drawn to the Jacobean pattern. I would love to have directions as to how you got the stamp to line up with the die & the cardstock at the same time. I looked at it & looked at it & kept thinking I'd love to see a video or written instructions, because it's beyond me to figure it out. :)

Lynn Hardy said...

Your cards are lovely, especially the alphabet one. I like the Beautiful Heart stamp set best from this release.

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are all so beautiful! Each one is another fun and creative idea! I always get to see such lovely creations on your blog! Wow!

McStamper said...

Beautiful cards. Hard to choose a favorite but I will pick the Thank You card followed closely by the Hello card. I love your, always wonderful, inspiration.

Kathy said...

My fave from this release is Beautiful Heart, but you have made me fall in love with the Floral Alphabet set. Looks totally awesome on your card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara said...

My most favorite products from your post are the Thank You die and the Floral Motif stamp used on your beautiful card!

Betty Byrd said...

You made some amazing things!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, I love them all but my favorite is the last one - the white thank you die cut with the Needlework Motif flowers with the rainbow colored background is simply stunning and a cool technique.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What lovely cards! Simply beautiful! :) My favorite is that floral alphabet stamp set!

Liz Ford said...

Virginia, once again you have done an amazing job! Love the embroidery hoop card and the special details you gave to it. Is that a shaker card? It looks like it in the photos. How cool is that!!!! I think your thank you cards are wonderful and I like all the different ways to say it via all the languages. Super cool. Thanks for your insight!

Haley Bayong said...

My fav is the thanks card with background great design

iman debnath said...

The Embroidered Blooms stamp set is s wonderful...& the cards you made that is gorgeous.

graham Brand said...

Awesome cards with this new release! My favourite today is the Floral Hello. It looks CAS and
delicate, all at the same time!

Wendy Lambert said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the floral alphabet set.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I love the simplicity of that first hello card. So pretty.

mom2five said...

beautiful cards! I am especially fond of the last thank you card you made with the Thank you Die and Needlework Motif.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are beautiful ! I specially love the 1st one, It's beautiful and very elegant.

Carol Rossouw said...

Another awesome release with so many beautiful flowers to choose from! Right up my alley! Love the card inspiration too! My favorite is the Beautiful Heart set

Lagene said...

Great product release! AWESOME projects, I especially love the first big HELLO card!

Nandini said...

Great release and I love the gorgeous inspiration! Especially love the Floral Alpha set.

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

this is such a fabulous release and you have done some amazing projects

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

Love the soft background behind your pretty hello. A beauty.

Patti H. said...

I love your "photo heavy" posts! Sooo much inspiration! Your Floral Alphabet card really caught my attention. Love the simplicity of the card & the beautiful letters! Love the play on words for the Maze card also. Great cards!

Daria Z. said...

All of your cards are just fabulous, Virginia! I really love the first, though. That floral alphabet is just so sweet.

Nora N. said...

Simply amazing design on all your cards. I LOVE your first card with the floral alphabet. Very cool way to showcase the alphabet like that!!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful projects. I love the Floral Alphabet and I think that card is my favorite. Wonderful release.

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning work - love all your wonderful projects!

Maryam said...

All your cards are so amazing Virginia. So pretty and elegent but the thanks is my favorite love the design and the idea behind it

Dana M said...

Perfectly sweet cards! Such beautiful inspiration using the new products. I love the needlework motif stamps and your projects using it are stunning.

Shelly said...

Oh my, these are all so BEAUTIFUL! I'm loving the simplicity of your hello card...those letters do all the talking and it's perfect. :)

3kidmama said...

Such beautiful cards! I really love the soft (and bright) rainbow colored backgrounds with the die cut sentiments. It creates such a cool effect - I find all sorts of pretty places for my eyes to enjoy in those designs! Thanks for s fun stop on today's blog hop!

Betty Keefe said...

all such lovely cards, Virginia, but especially love how you did the "thank you" card.

Iris said...

Gorgeous projects. My favorite product from this release is the Beautiful Heart stamp set.

Lisa Byers said...

I love the maze. I think it is very different.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful set of cards Virginia! Love the variety and the different techniques. My favorite is that last one. I am really loving the looks I am seeking of that stamp set!

Cathy Lillie said...

Lovely cards using the new release stamp sets. My favorite is the first card using the floral alphabet. I love the clean and simple design and how the little bit of ink blending plus the coloring on the letters, really makes this card shine!

Brithzi said...

Wonderful projects, all of them. Your card using the Needlework Motif stamp and Simply Thank You die is absolutely amazing. That card is my favorite because you used my favorite product from this release--the Needlework Motif stamp.

bev p said...

I love the simple little "halos" of color behind the letters of the "hello" card. So soft, but what an impact! The embroidered blooms were my first favorite of this release, but now they are even higher on my list--I was sure you had actually embroidered them until I read the text. Lovely!! And the last one! Amazing. Thank you.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Fabulous colours on all your cards & loving how they all look especially the hello to us all.x

mandalj said...

I really like the multi-language thanks card!

Jean said...

Such creative cards!

Megan said...

The new alphabet set is so cute! And you're right - I can't imagine fussy cutting those!!

Jill said...

Beautiful cards, I love the way you made the rainbow backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

mindy1414 said...

Awesome projects! My favorite is your Circle Embroidery Hoop Die and Embroidery Blooms Stamp. I love the circle hoop, so many possibilities!

Cindy C. said...

Amazing projects. I like the embroidery hoop and floral alphabet from this release. Both so cute!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards as always! I love your maze card!

FD91354 said...

These ideas are so amazing! I love your use of the new Floral Alphabet.. I love this set and so pleased they have the coordinating die. I especially love the colorfulness of the Thanks Around the World set The color make the card look so playful then you complete it with the bold and pointed (and important) Thanks.. Lovely lovely!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your cards are so creative and colorful! Love the embroidery hoop with the stitched flowers especially!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love that embroidery hoop and pretty flowers!

TracyM #6773 said...

WONDERFUL cards!
LOVE your variety of designs using these fabulous new releases!
My favourites are your Floral Alphabet "Hello" and your magical Needlework Motif "Thank You" ... probably because they use my must-have stamp sets and the designs INSPIRE & DELIGHT :)

Linnea S said...

gosh, that alpha set, die-cut is so pretty!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

All of your projects are so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

I love all the ink blended backgrounds you created - such vibrant colors!

karenajo said...

Amazing projects - love the new floral alphabet! Thanks for sharing such great inspiration !