Thursday, August 16, 2018

Altenew August 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: photo-heavy post
s
Yay, it's August Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share three projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Meghann Andrew,  you are in the right place!
You can see entire release here.
All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew's Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog.

For my first card, I combined my favorite products from this release.
Altenew-FloralArt-GeoFrameStampDie-Virginia#1

I started out by stamping "Floral Art"with blue ink and teal. 
http://shrsl.com/12q64
 

Once I did all the stamping, I decided to create a window with "Geo Frames Stamp/Die Bundle".
s

What possessed me to die cut a shape within a detailed stamped floral design!!!?
 I do not know...
I knew it might looked kind of "cool". So, I went for it!
Well, I am glad that I tried because the visual effects are so pleasing to the eyes!
Altenew-FloralArt-GeoFrameStampDie-Virginia#2

First, I did the die-cutting and the diamond shape frame was embossed in Antique Gold Embossing Powder. 
Altenew-FloralArt-GeoFrameStampDie-Virginia#4
Then I adhered clear acetate and foam tape to create a shaker element. 
 I picked the sequins from assorted mix to match my stamped floral images.

Altenew-FloralArt-GeoFrameStampDie-Virginia#3

This card make look complicated, but it is easy once you decide on the elements that you want to incorporate.  I think this card will make the receiver very happy!

For my 2nd card, I created this personalized card (Mega Number 2 and Mega Number 4) for my son David's 24th birthday earlier this month.
Mega Number Die Bundle
Mega Number Die Bundle

from: ALTENEW

you can find this Mega Number set here ( a MUST for creating with numbers!!)
Altenew-MegaNumberDie-HalfToneSquares-Virginia#2
 
I created an alcohol-inked background and then die cut the Mega Number.
s

You may notice that I also stamped a simple border with Halftone Square Stamp.


Altenew-MegaNumberDie-HalfToneSquares-Virginia#3

If you are challenged for masculine/teenager birthday cards (like myself), this Mega Number Die Bundle IS THE ANSWER! All you need to do is die cut the Mega Numbers and add some personalized elements (such as shape, pattern, floral, textures and images), you are all set!

Altenew-MegaNumberDie-HalfToneSquares-Virginia#1

I know this card will be perfect for my son. It has numbers (check!), bright colors (check!), patterns  (check!), birthday sentiment (check!)...YES! 😊

For my 3rd card, I also stamped the Halftone Squares in 3 shades of Gray. 
Altenew-HalftoneSquareStampDie-WildFlower Die-Virginia#1

I then die cut it with Halftone Square Dies and created a square "vase" for my bouquet.
 I also stamped a very faint blue with Halftone Squares Stamp Set. 

Altenew-HalftoneSquareStampDie-WildFlower Die-Virginia#2

I stamped the flowers with Wildflower Garden and  took advantage of the
s
new Wildflower  Garden Dies. I love how neat and tidy the die-cutting makes!  
Altenew-HalftoneSquareStampDie-WildFlower Die-Virginia#3

What can I say? This design is so fun to create for anyone who loves stamping and die-cutting.
I hope that you are having fun blog-hopping and getting inspired!


Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew's Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog by August 22nd for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on Aug. 26th.

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 August 21st right here in this blog.  

You can get the ENTIRE release bundle here.
August 2018 Premium Release Bundle
August 2018 Premium Release Bundle



$7 OFF Shipping on orders over $100 (SHIP7OFF
 FREE US Shipping on orders over $200 (SHIPFREE)

Please know that you are welcome to enter my summer giveaway here. 
 if you happen to make a purchase through my affiliate links in this blog.
Your next stop is the blog of Mayline Jung.
Thanks for stopping by!   

111 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

These projects are awesome, Miss Lady!

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Beautiful projects!

designermc said...

I just love looking at your cards and inspiration. Great ideas.

Debra Rumpza said...

Lovely cards today... I love your unique shaker!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Love the variety in your post, Virginia! The first floral with geometric die cut is stunning! I especially like the geo prints and block print sets as they would be something new in my collection.

Amber Rain Davis said...

Love your wildflower card Virginia and how you used the Halftone Square for a vase!

Kay Demonbren said...

These are all beautiful- my favorite is the shaker card; so stunning! I love the florals and the Geo Frame!

conil said...

Definitely using the new products to their best advantage. Loving the shaker...lovely that the inlay base of it is a contiuation of gorgeous your lovely stamping and that the frame cimpliments it so well. Also, using the half tones to frame your second card with those awesome shadowed numbers is awesome. And the last one with the clever grey vase my favorite stamped flowers us a pure delight.

Art Conquers said...

Awesome cards and new release products are great. Mega sized number card looks stunning, yeah of course, the best masculine card❤️❤️

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful cards! I love the large numbers!

Becca Yahrling said...

I love your first card so much because #1, I love shakers and #2. The Geo Frame set is my favorite of this release. So I love how you combined them! And those wildflowers remind me of my new garden out front ... it's really wild! lol Maybe it needs to be cut back a little... hehe

kelli horger said...

Love your projects - so fun and bright.

Debbie Br said...

I really like the shaker card, visually stunning! Also, I’m soooo glad they created dies for wildflower garden, love that card as well!

Lori R. said...

All beautiful cards. I love the mega numbers and geo dies. Thank you for sharing.

Liz O. said...

Amazing designs Virginia! Love the new Smiles and Hugs stamp set and the Mega Greeting dies. You did an amazing job showcasing the new products, thanks for sharing!

Martha Herrera said...

Gorgeous cards! I love them all.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Judy Sander said...

Fabulous designs Virginia.. Always love how innovative you are when you create. I think the halftones and frames are my favs. They are different from others I have. Flowers are always gorgeous too, all the time at Altenew. Thank you.

Mirella said...

Ooooh, Virginia, these are amazing! I am in love with the second card - the colours are spot on, and so is the design. Love the third one, too! :-)

Linda Kunsman said...

fabulous projects!! I really love the "24"card especially along with that mega numbers set!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your pretty cards! They are so amazing! My favorite is the shaker with the pretty gold diamond! It looks gorgeous!

Nana Griffin said...

These are all lovely.

cghundley said...

Beautiful cards
and I love this
stamp set:
Wildflower Garden!
Carla from Utah

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love the shaker card and the way you did the "24"! GREAT JOB

Lisa Byers said...

I love the Floral Art. All of your cards were beautiful though!!

Harriet said...

Choosing one is tough because I like them all; however, I pick your Floral Art card. I love the flowers, love the 'vase' and really love the subtle stamping.

Brenda Kuder said...

I love your cards. The shaker one is my favorite.

Cynthia Cole said...

Your gio frames card is my pick. My favorite from the new release is the Smiles and Hugs stamp set.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards! I always LOVE a shaker and this Geo Frame with the antique gold embossing is amazing. Love the alcohol ink technique piece you used for the Mega numbers, brilliant! The Wild Flower Garden with the Half Tone squares is my favorite because I just LOVE gardens and this vase of wild flowers is soooo pretty.

Betty Keefe said...

the Floral Art stamps and your card using them are my favorites, Virginia - the way you used the geo die to spotlight that pretty flower is wonderful!!

Barbara said...

My favorite is the sending love card. My favorite stamp from this release is the floral art stamp.

Kelsey Thomas said...

My favorite is the Block Print stamp set. :) Your cards are beautiful!

Theresa said...

this is such a versatile release with so much potential. thanks as always for sharing.

Coco said...

(Check!) - you know my favorite card of the lot! So bright and cheerful ��
I do hope he loves and treasure the card. I know i’ll be if I got that.
Think I might try the numbers with the shaker as per your 1st card.
Thks for the inspiration!

Amy Moore said...

Cute shaker, love the alcohol ink on card 2...nice job

Gloria R said...

The geometric frame and die set is great. I will use these in backgrounds and build a bouquet within. That will be my first purchase. Love your beautiful cards.

pcm said...

i like those halftone squares and i love how you used them to make the border on the 24 card!

Sue D said...

Fabulous projects. My favorite is the first one with the diamond die cut and the shaker.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

That your projects are beautiful. This blog hop has been fun....loads of beautiful cards and scrapbook pages...and loads of ideas....thank you so much for being so great at sharing your work....hugs

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving these clever cards! My favorite is the last one, I love how you created a vase from the halftone shape and what a pretty flower arrangement inside!

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards! Elegant, graphic and sweet - all fabulous!

Kathy Ferguson said...

I really appreciate all the examples you made using the new Altenew product release. Your cards are beautiful and I love how you used so many different products from this release. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle Henderson said...

Ooo - love the shaker card 💕

sawarisbliss said...

innovative use of the background stamp to either create a colorful border or a print on the flower pot. the first two cards are amazing with the added dimensions. shaker card has that slight shadow wffect whereas the second one has elevated elements. great variety!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Virginia, I love them ALL! Aside from the floral's in this release which is a 'given'(as I L♥VE Altenew's flower sets), I am 'Jonesing' for these Geo Frames! I also really like the Mega Number dies, they are SO versatile. As for the beautiful Wildflowers, that is a gorgeous card and I love how you used the Halftone square for the vase, very clever and effective. I LOVE that!

mandalj said...

I love your shaker card and the Mega Numbers one is fantastic! Love the Haltftone border!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love all of your projects. My favorite product is the Block Print stamp set.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Fantastic cards! I love the shaker and what a great way to use the half tone square!!

Anja Curvers said...

Awesome inspiration love all the cards. My favorite is the halftone square stamp and especially the way you used it. Thanks for sharing.

graham Brand said...

Amazing cards! Love the diamond/shaker effect on the first card.
One of my favourites is the Geo Frames set!

Maura R said...

As usual, Virginia, I love your color choices and all the cards are gorgeous!! My fave is number 2 - love your creative use of the halftone squares and those gorgous big numbers!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wow, Virginia, as always such a great showcase of the new products! Lovely cards!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Virginia, you are so clever!!! That's why I love subscribing! You blow me away for all of your fabulous ideas and designs!! Love that "24" card especially but maybe a bit expensive for me!! LOVE all of them and how each is a "stunner" and am in awe of your talents! You go girl!

Robyn Turner said...

I love the shaker card! I've never been brave enough to create one, but you've inspired me to give it a try!

Kelli Squires said...

The shaker card is stunning! I have yet to make one but you've totally inspired me :) I am hands down buying the Floral Art stamp and die set :)

Andrea Hastilow said...

Brilliant shaker, great colourful idea, loving the large numbers, so unsubtle hehehe. Thanks for showing so much inspiration.

Stephen Daley said...

I just love your cards. Especially what you did with the new Floral stamp set by Altenew

Donna Oates said...

Beautiful cards and great use if these new products. Showcased perfectly!

Geri Stuart said...

Beautiful cards! Love this release! Thanks! Now must get the Frames set....

Nandini said...

This is such a fabulous release! And I love the inspiration! It is awesome! My favourite product from this release has to be the Floral Art stamp set and my favourite card is the first one.

Kelly Parker said...

Love your cards and the combination of stamps you used!! this release is awesome!

Pam Nichols said...

Wowzers what amazing cards, great new release from Altenew...

Aya Elsheshtawy آية الششتاوي said...

As always a great release! Thank you so much for your beautiful creations.

Daria Z. said...

All three cards are wonderful, Virginia! I especially love the last one and am so excited that dies for Wildflower Garden are now available.

Karthikha said...

Beautiful set of cards! :)

Joy Meadows said...

Love every one of these gorgeous cards, Virginia! The birthday card for your son is probably my favorite.

Emily said...

Awesome cards.

Helen said...

Wonderful card, Virginia! They really show off the new stamp set beautifully!

Victoria Milam said...

Great cards! I think my favorites are the wildwood flowers and the masculine card with the alcohol background!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Virginia, these cards are stunning!

A Crafty Person said...

Stunning new release projects! So inspiring.

Marisa said...

I love what you did with the half tone squares!

Janelle said...

I'm really loving the Mega words set, and the Halftone Squares have such versatility. Your creations are just lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous projects! The Floral Art and Wildflower Garden stamp sets are my favorites!

mindy1414 said...

I love your Floral Art / Geo Frame shaker card. The blue and teal focal flower is stunning. Thanks for sharing and giving us lots of pictures :)

cosie said...

Three fabulous cards and I guess my favourite is the shaker card as I love this stamp set. It is just so easy to make a simple but fun card with it.

Wendy Lambert said...

Awesome set of cards. I adore the shaker card!

Mrsfish02 said...

Virginia your cards using this release are fabulous. I especially love the shaker, who knew! I have my heart set on the Inked Flora set but I also love the size of the numbers. There goes the budget.... thanks for sharing these lovelies.

Patty said...

Oh Virginia!! You always make such awesome card designs & colors!! They are all beautiful, especially your shaker card!! It is amazing & I had to keep staring at it to see all the wonderful elements!!

Carol Rossouw said...

I am useless at getting an "artsy"" look on my own so this release is perfect! Also love the frames. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous projects!
Thanks for sharing...

Jean said...

Simply beautiful! A wonderful release!

Merrie said...

I chuckled when I saw your warning. My fav was your first card. Loved the stamped flowers with the geo frame over them..

Sharon Dolan said...

You made a lovely set of cards this month!

Julie McKay said...

I love the way you used that diamond frame! Beautiful Cards!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

You were so very creative with these new stamps and dies. You have REALLY inspired me. Thank you!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful...as always! Love seeing your style and always leave here so very inspired. LOVE these ♥

FD91354 said...

As usual, very unique and creative ideas! You are such a creative natural! I love the sharker card the best but the are all amazing!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Great samples! Always love your colors.

Sandy said...

The geo frames and halftone squares are great. They make such beautiful components for your cards.

Sandra W. said...

Beautiful projects,

Cyndi Morris said...

Love all your beautiful, unique projects. The Geo Frames are one of my favorites from this release, and your shaker is wonderful.

Sandy M said...

The shaker card using the geo frames is fabulous. Same for the birthday card. But my favorite is the last card.

Lisa Moline said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the shaker card - the addition of the gold really adds a punch! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Dee Earnshaw said...

LOVE your cards - so creative with the new products:)

Connie said...

these are stunning cards and you are so imaginative in your use of the Geo Frames Bundle! Thanks for sharing :)

Haley Bayong said...

Terrific release and good job

Patti H. said...

Wonderful cards, Virginia! Love your clever use of the Geo Dies! They are my favorite dies in the new release. As usual, your coloring & designs are totally awesome!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love that birthday card, Viriginia!

mommyx2 said...

Your cards are beautiful!! I love them all and your use of the Altenew new release!

mommyx2 said...

Love your cards, so beautiful, love the Geo frames stamp and dies set. Very cool idea!

Teri Smith said...

Virginia, you rock! I'd never have thought to combine the floral with the Geo Frame die, but wow, it looks fabulous! The Mega Numbers you used look amazing with the alcohol inks on them. Wow again!

bzyPTmom said...

Can I have two favorites please? The first shaker card is lovely but I also am in love with your wild flower card, both are so pretty and of course the stamps from the Awesome Altenew are always terrific!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love that gold border inside your shaker of the first card. Fabulous projects. TFS

Kathy said...

Love the cards, my favorite is the wildflower stamps and die set.

Andre M. said...

You've shared a lovely range of cards today. I adore the halftone border card and all the wonderful florals. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen Russell said...

Love your cards Virginia! This new release is awesome and I can’t wait to get my order. Thank you for the inspiration.

Patti H. said...

Amazing cards! My favorite is the Wilflower Garden card. So glad they now have dies to go with these awesome stamps!

bluemoon said...

Your cards are all very unique and inspiring. Thx.

Carissa Workman said...

I have to admit that I wasn't crazy about the half-tone stamps or the geometric stamp set. However, artists like you have shown me that there are endless possibilities! I absolutely love the border you stamped with the half-tone stamps! Sooo creative!
Thank you for your inspiration!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Your projects are awesome!!

Pennie Glasser said...

Love the projects!