Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Altenew September 2018 Holiday Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!

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It's an exciting time of the year!! 
Altenew is releasing Holiday Stamps and Dies today.
Will you join me in a fun and inspiring blog hop!?
I am super excited to share 4 projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Alex Syberia, you are in the right place!

  For the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew's Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog.

First up, it is my favorite stamp set Holiday Bow Stamp Set.
This set not only comes with a bow, but it has a large poinsettia image as well. It is one of the most versatile set for Christmas card-making. If you want a set that DOES IT ALL, this Holiday Bow Stamp Set is it!

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I love stamping on kraft card stock because you are instantly immersed in this old-fashioned homespun feel. The old-world joy and comfort are truly what what we crave for, especially during this time of year. 
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The sentiment comes from "Mini Christmas Stamp Set" which is essential for all Christmas greetings. As you can see, it fits in a card perfectly.

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Of course, holiday card-making is not the same with a little bit of gold embossing with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

My 2nd project features this awesome die called Cozy Flannel Cover Die.
Again, if you love the warm and cozy feeling, this cover die is just the ticket!
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Once I made the die cut with the Cozy Flannel Cover Die, I applied assorted Altenew inks on the white card stock. Somehow the color combo reminds me of Christmas candy cane .... :)

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To add the focal point, I chose the stocking image from Christmas Stocking Stamp Set.

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The cool thing about the Cozy Flannel Cover Die is that you can use it in many ways and will not get tired of using it.
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Love Christmas stockings?
Here is my stocking featuring this lovely Christmas Stocking  Stamp Set.

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This set also comes with a matching die ( I think it's a must if you are getting this stamp).
This Christmas Stocking  Stamp Set allows you to create ANY stockings to your fancy AND there will be no missing socks.....promise!

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Don't you love the hanging branches and leaves!?
The Bountiful Branch is a GORGEOUS layering stamp set.
I love that you can layer whatever colors that you have in mind.

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 I took a more modern and trendy color combo and tried my hardest not to add the RED hollies...
I think I like it in a softer and muted tones, too!

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My 4th projects (gasp!! are you still with me!!?)....
features this stunning "Festive Poinsettia.

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I took the liberty in water-coloring the image with Altenew 36 Watercolor Pan Set.
With the gold-embossed Geo Frame, the image looks more formal and classy.
You can color these poinsettia in any colors-pink, light yellow, red or green...!

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With the classy direction, I used Gold Foil Card Stock for the layering.
 I think it does look very fancy shamancy!!
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By the way, the sentiment "rejoice" is from "Blessings". I will have MULTIPLE cards featuring this Stamp set "Blessings"in the next few days!

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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 Sept. 22nd, Saturday for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on 6/24/2018. 

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 Sept 17th right here in this blog.  

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Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

118 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Virginia you are so clever to have different ways to use these beautiful supplies and the results are gorgeous. I love the Rejoice one the most!!

Dragonfly said...

Love the branches withe the stockings and choice of colors. I have ordered both.

sentsue said...

Beautiful! Christmas cards are my favorite.

Kay Demonbren said...

Beautiful cards; LOVE those stockings!

I Card Everyone said...

… fancy schmancy has NEVER looked so good! That Poinsettia is gorgeous, Virginia! LOve the stockings hung with care on your garland! xx
=]

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful cards! I love your Festive Poinsettia card.. the framing is perfect. As far as a favorite set from this release... I love all of them but I would choose the Blessings stamp set as I know I could really use some more Christmas sentiments!

conil said...

Once again, cannot decide which of these gorgeous creations is my favorite...so I won't even try. This release has quite the variety but, as always the florals make me happiest. Think you're right about red berries...think the third card is perfect, as is.

Carmela Hubler said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia! Love the cover die and the poinsettia! Your cards are all so soft and pretty.

Diana said...

Beautiful projects! I love what you did with the stockings! So cute!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Your variety of ideas never fails! Both poinsettia cards are lovely and I do need that flower in my stash. Tough decisions on purchases this release.

Debbie Selby said...

Beautiful cards as always.

Anna M. said...

The holiday bow stamp set is my favorite stamp set form this release too! Thank you for the inspiration!

Joy Meadows said...

Such a beautiful release that I can't pick a favorite, Virginia! The cards you made are simply gorgeous.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the first card with that lovely poinsettia! It looks so pretty on the kraft cardstock!

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet cards - thanks for the ideas!!

Kristen Osborne said...

I love the card you made with the cozy flannel die. Very cute.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards and coloring!

Anne Lee said...

I love what you did with the bountiful branches and had the stockings hanging off of them!! So so cute and is an inspiration for sure.

Harriet said...

My favorite is your elegant poinsettia! You have outdone yourself, excellent cards!

Mirella said...

Wonderful! I am especially in love with the first and the last cards - so stunning and elegant. It might have something to do with the fact that they use two of my favourite stamp sets from this release, too ;-)

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the stockings!

Karthikha said...

Wonderful set of festive cards! :) Each one is beautiful! :)

Heidi Rees said...

I love the stocking cards, they’re so fun! My favorite product of their new release is the Cozy Flannel cover die, I’m a huge fan of flannel and plaid!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love the cards! Super adorable!

Linda Kunsman said...

these cards are all so inspiring but if I have to pick a fave here it's the first card-so beautiful stamped on the kraft cardstock! And that is a versatile set to play with for sure.

Becca Yahrling said...

I thought I was the only living person left that used the term 'fancy shmancey'. lol I also get a kick out of your 'photo heavy post' warning. For me, the more the merrier! lol Always love your beautiful inspiration.

Nana Griffin said...

Really cool ideas! Love them all.

TrainWithMeghan said...

Your stocking cards are so much fun! I love the colors you used!

Kim Faucher said...

I always love to see the unique ways you talented designers combine the stamp sets. Making it harder for me to narrow down my wish list!!! Lol

Cynthia Cole said...

Your holiday cards are beautiful and the Rejoice one is my favorite!

Cindy Holmes said...

Such lovely and elegant cards! Your colors are just gorgeous!

Lisa Moline said...

I love all of your cards - they're beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Beth H. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the craft card (first one) with the gold embossing. Such an elegant style!

Aya Elsheshtawy آية الششتاوي said...

Your card is just mind blowing

Nandini said...

The inspiration cards are really, really gorgeous! My favourite is the Last card. The colouring is gorgeous! I love the new release.

Betty Keefe said...

love all the little stocking cards, Virginia - so cute - and your last card is gorgeous!!

Brenda Kuder said...

Love your cards! The first one is my favorite.

graham Brand said...

This is a fantastic release! And your cards are awesome!
I love the stockings but my favourite is the Holiday Bow set
because, as you said, it is so versatile!

Barbara said...

Such great inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Beam said...

What a beautiful set of cards.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Melissa Storms said...

I really like the card with 3 stockings. So much creativity in all of them.

Jeannine said...

Beautiful Cards1 My favorite are the Festive and Blessings stamp sets.

Donna said...

Amazing cards, Virginia! Loving the flannel cover die and the fun stocking. The poinsettia is so elegant! All perfect for Christmas.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful results for each card. This is a really fantastic release from Altenew!!!

Grams716 said...

Very very pretty cards! Especially the poinsettias on Kraft paper! Thanks for a chance to win

lmiceli05 said...

Your cards are fantastic!

Barbara said...

These beautiful Christmas cards are inspiring me to get going with mine! Thanks to you and Altenew!

Kelli Squires said...

Lovely cards! I just love the stockings, so cute and so many ways to use them :)

Art Conquers said...

Wow stunning cards and I’m in love this new release products 😍😍

Linda BL said...

Great release! Especially love your poinsettia cards. The Festive
Poinsettia set is really amazing.

Patti H. said...

Wow, what a busy gal you have been! They are all absolutely stunning! My favorite is the gorgeous Festive Poinsettia & that's my favorite new stamp also. Love that you used those awesome Geo Frames on your card!

cghundley said...

Fabulous work on
all the cards. I
love the stockings!
Carla from Utah

Lynn Atchley said...

These are lovely cards.

mom2five said...

What beautiful cards!!! Just beautiful

UpStairs HobbyRoom said...

I'm loving the Christmas Stockings cards, but the Festive Poinsettia is amazing too

mindy1414 said...

My favorite from this release is the Holiday Bow set because it is SO versatile as you mentioned also and because Poinsettias are a favorite lol. But oh those stockings are so stinking cute and I love how you hung them from the swag. I can't wait to see what you do with the Blessings set, that is close to my heart so it has to be a fave also. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

Kathy Ferguson said...

I loved all of your gorgeous cards. The stocking cards are my favorite because they are whimsical and darling at the same time. Thanks for inspiring me.

Sindhu said...

All the cards so lovely... love the last card very much...

Handmade by Hanneke said...

I love your cards! My favorite was the poinsettia at the end. I just love everything about it.

Kara Lynne said...

They are all so gorgeous, Virginia! I am in love with your first card - such a beautiful poinsettia, and looks so vintage on kraft!

April Z said...

Your cards are all so wonderful that it's hard to choose a favorite, but I think I'll pick the Merry Christmas card with the poinsettia. It is classic and beautiful!

Sue D said...

Beautiful poinsettia cards and fun stocking cards. My fave is your first poinsettia card. My fave in the release is the Blessing stamp set.

Sheila H said...

You have really outdone yourself this time, Virginia! I am in love with the flannel cover die.

DJ said...

I love this release! Great job coloring the poinsettias but I especially love the stockings with the die cut background. TFS!

mandalj said...

I really like the card with the single stocking against the Cozy Flannel Cover die!

FD91354 said...

Stunning cards! I love the candy cane die. Another great way to use the cover die. Beautiful. I love how you've colored up your poinsettia too! So lovely!

Jen said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the cozy stocking card with the 3 Christms stockings hanging. Lovely!

Teri Smith said...

Virginia, when I see your name on a blog hop I know my socks are very nearly going to be blown off my feet. lol Seriously, you are so creative & your cards do not disappoint in any sense of the word. You've showcased this release brilliantly! You are right, we do all look for love & peace in our lives & I love the Kraft background on your first card. Each of your cards has something special to offer. Thanks so much!

Janelle said...

What a wonderful collection you have created! My favorite is the traditional-looking poinsettia card....very elegant.

Lisa Byers said...

While all of the cards are amazing, the poinsettia is my favorite. I’m just a flower person!! Love it!!

Daria Z. said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! I literally gasped when I came to the one with the Festive Poinsettia. Absolutely stunning.

Lisa Stewart said...

Just loving the water colored poinsettia cards from this release - they are all so different. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I love the bountiful branch stamp set so I would have to pick the card with that and the three stockings.

LmichelleH said...

The Poinsettia on the craft paper is stunning. All of your designs are inspiring, but the Rejoice card just really knocked it out of the park for me. Thank you.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

LOVE your poinsettia card!! Those colors on the kraft and the gold embossing powder....AMAZING! All of your projects are fantastic, I always love your unique style and inspiration

Annalisa Young said...

Why must you make us pick with so many amazing projects? But I think my favorite is the first one. I haven't done much stamping on kraft, but now I think I might need to try it, because I love how yours turned out, and this is the perfect time of year for those more muted tones. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work with us!

Elise said...

OMG! I love that you started with the stamping on Kraft cardstock! Yay! I'm jumping for joy! I love coloring and stamping on Kraft! Gorgeous cards my friend!

Carol Rossouw said...

This is another wonderful release from Altenew with great variety, but I really love those Bountiful Branches and the Blessings stamp set. Your cards are gorgeous!

Karen B said...

The cards you post are uniquely beautiful. Awesome job.

Jody Kirkwood said...

My favorite stamp is the branches. Your cards are wonderful.

Megan said...

I love christmas colors on kraft, so your first project is my favorite!

Nelya said...

Love those branches/leaves!

Janelle said...

The bountiful branch stamps seem wonderful for year round use. The holiday bow set is one I never thought I would use until I've seen it on so many beautiful cards. I think it is a toss up as to which one is my new favorite of the release. I also think the little house is really cute for scenic stamping so it is also a must have.

jjd said...

I love your Festive Poinsettia card. Very pretty!

robiw said...

These are so beautiful. Love the creative use of the cover die!

Judy said...

Virginia: I love how you have paired the stocking stamp set with the Bountiful Branches - such a wonderful holiday combo! I also love the Cozy Flannel Cover die card - fantastic inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday to create for, so I am loving this release and hop. That last card is my favorite, so elegant and LOVE how you colored the flowers!

Kim Salito said...

I really love how you presented the poinsettia. I love this stamp, but I am sure I could never do it justice.

pcm said...

i love that first classic poinsettia card!

Dawn Turley said...

4 fabulous cards Virginia. This Christmas release is simply gorgeous.

Dawn Jones said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you created the flannel die background. It made me think of cold nights snuggled up next to a warm fire.

Michele K. Henderson said...

You have a GORGEOUS collection of cards here, Virginia! Each one is a masterpiece!

Robyn Turner said...

I love the poinsettia with watercolors! Can’t wait to create my own cards!

Linnea S said...

inspired by the different card-base colors!

Patty said...

All fun, colorful cards!

DancesWithHooves said...

Virginia, these are gorgeous! I think the first thing I'd buy from this release is the Blessings stamp set - or that awesome plaid cover die!

L Williams said...

Hey Virginia! Beautiful cards you've made! I am also IN LOVE with the versatility of the Holiday Bow stamp, and hope to see more like it in the future. I adore your cards with the Holiday Bow and Festive Poinsettia stamp sets--the gold looks amazing! Thank you for sharing! ~ Lenice

(P.S. I appreciate your warning at the top, but it just made me more excited to see what you made! ;)

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards as always Virginia! I love the stockings with the garland!

Annette Reed said...

Your cards are always wonderful and these do not disappoint. They are beautiful! I love coloring on kraft.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards! :) Love how you shared these new products with us. So inspiring.

Janet D. said...

Fabulous cards, love how creative they are!

Liz O. said...

Absolutely fabulous release! Love the cover plate and poinsettia! Fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration Virginia!

Dana M said...

What a wonderful collection of cards, so much inspiration. Beautiful, fun and creative cards!

cosie said...

You never fail to amaze me with yourtalent and these are beautiful.

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. I love the unique styles and your coloring is gorgeous.

Carol Henderson said...

I agree with you that at this time of the year we are all looking for "that" feeling and while I know it is often nostalgic, homey, etc., I hope there is room for spiritual, thankful and "what the season is really all about" too. Your card on craft paper is certainly an instant homey feeling and perfect card for the season. Great job!

Eve N said...

Once again you've created so many great cards!Love the "classy" poinsettia.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you mixed the colors on the
flannel die. The stockings
are fun. thanks for sharing
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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

My favorite from this release has been the Bountiful Branches set, but you might have changed my mind to the Cosy Flannel Cover Die. Hmmm. Decisions, decisions! Love all of your cards! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Tracey Magner said...

Hi Virginia, WOW, 4 AMAZING cards, love them all. The first mini Christmas poinsettia, how beautiful, I just love those plants I could have them all year round! I ADORE your stocking card, so ADORABLE, I love how you made it, so cute and different then the rest I really loved that one. I really thought the watercolored card was just STUNNING, I LOVE when you watercolor, just beautiful Virginia. I think the Flannel die cover might be my favorite, how beautiful was that I loved how you did it and I adore the colors you used, I think I have to get that die, it looks awesome. Thanks for an awesome post, I really enjoyed it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs

Maura R said...

I love your use of neutral bg elements with these holiday cards, Virginia - stunning!

Robin Platt said...

My favorite card is the first one with the Holiday Bow stamp set. Thanks for sharing all your cards, they’re all wonderful.

Connie said...

Hi Virginia :) Your cards are beautifully original! There are parts about each one that I really like but I think my favorite is the last one, the "rejoice" one. It looks sooooo realistic! Glad you didn't ask us to choose a favorite :) Thanks for sharing!

StarSpry said...

Your cards are wonderful! I love the poinsettia and stocking stamps. :)

Sheila said...

I really like the cards that have designs on kraft paper. They just look so homey, natural. Love that look!

Jackie said...

What fabulous cards you've created using some of the new products from this awesome release!! I absolutely love the cozy flannel cover die and I'm really liking the nontraditional Christmas colours you used. (This die is on my "must have" list). And next is your stockings card. Those little patterned stockings are just darling. I love your choice of colours and the bountiful branch garland that they are hanging from is just so perfect!!. The bountiful branches stamps and dies set has really grown on me and the festive poinsettia is a lovely set as well but my favourite from this release is the holiday bow stamp and die set. It looks so versatile. A beautiful set!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Great assortment of cards!!

Sharon Dolan said...

Love all your cards but the poinsettias are beautiful!