Thursday, October 25, 2018

Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: photo-heavy post
Welcome to Altenew Dynamic Die Cutting Blog Hop!
I am super excited to share my TWO die projects from Altenew with you.
If you arrive from the blog of Gayatri Murali, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew's Card Blog


For today's blog hop, we were asked to share our absolute favorite die(s) from Altenew.
Well, you know that is really impossible because it's like picking your favorite child! πŸ˜†
I narrowed it down from the latest with all time favorite...

My latest love for Cozy Flannel Cover Die has not waned! 

Cozy Flannel Cover Die
Cozy Flannel Cover Die

Although you may think it's great for holiday card-making, but I think this die is good for all year round. To prove that, I am sharing two cards with the 

Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set
Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set

Here are my examples!

Altenew-CozyFlannelCoverDie-Virginia#5

I trimmed off the edges of the frame and then ran the Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set through the machine. I then did the Inlaid Die-cutting.

Altenew-CozyFlannelCoverDie-Virginia#1

It is super easy and quick to do thanks to the pattern paper from Celebration Card Kit.

Altenew-CozyFlannelCoverDie-Virginia#2
 
Noticed that  I also added a strip of Gold Edge Washi Tape?

Now that my first card is complete, I took the positive part of the heart die and created another card!
Altenew-CozyFlannelCoverDie-Virginia#3

 
Circle Embroidery Hoop Die Set
Circle Embroidery Hoop Die Set



This time, I also added the elements from Embroidery Circle Hoop (sentiment and metal clasp without the circle) Die. 
Altenew-CozyFlannelCoverDie-Virginia#4

I made it like a heart -shape hoop....kind of worked, huh? πŸ˜‰
Altenew-CozyFlannelCoverDie-Virginia#6



It is also fitting to use the die "you are sew amazing" for this card! 


 
Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Wednesday, Oct. 31st,  for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on 11/4/2018. 

Giveaway: please leave me a comment ( you can tell me your favorite Altenew die) in this very post for chance to win a Altenew $20 Gift certificate. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 31st right here in this blog. 

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 Promotion: Save 15% off on all dies including alphabet dies, cover dies, 3D dies, layered dies, and coordinating dies from Oct. 25-27 or while supplies last. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. Shop HERE.


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Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

59 comments:

Vivian C. said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely cards.

Carol Didier said...

Such pretty and feminine cards! The flannel cover plate die adds just the right touch of texture.

Clemente Batan said...

My favorite Altenew die is the Bold Alphabet die. It has always been in my wish list.-Maria Giselle B.

cghundley said...

Very pretty and
I love the flannel
cover die.
Carla from Utah

Bronwyn Batts said...

This was a nice Card. I love the check background die.

conil said...

Truthfully, though I love the huge alpha dies, I don't know how often I'd use them. What I love about your lovely cards is, as usual, your use of color and design.

Patti H. said...

Awesome cards & I love that it's a twofer!

gardener said...

Sweet, sweet cards.

Barbara said...

Your cards are lovely and I do love that cozy flannel cover plate you ised!

Megan said...

The bold alpha sets have been on my wish list for a while!

Sandy M said...

I like you heart shaped hoop idea. I will have to try that with different shapes to see what I can come up with. I love both of your cards.

Teresa Medeiros said...

These are beautiful cards Virginia! Very inspiring.

Barbara said...

Great card! Love the background die.

QuilterLaura said...

Love both your cards, ty for sharing!

Roberta said...

Love, Love Love these! The design and colors are gorgeous. I think my new favorite die will be the Circle Embroidery Hoop Die Set. Thank you!!
p.s. I love photo heavy posts.

BeverlyBL said...

Not sure I know how you did it but I like both finished cards. Pretty colors, too.

Brenda Kuder said...

Great cards! I love how you colored the heart.

Sue D said...

Very clever card designs. My favorite die is the cozy flannel cover die.

Dana M said...

Beautiful and wonderfully creative cards Virginia! Love that you used the positive and negative of both dies. Fantastic!

TrainWithMeghan said...

What a gorgeous background die! I love the colors you used and the way you layered it! GREAT JOB

Liz O. said...

Love all Altenew dies, but I think my all time favorite is the Cityscape Set. Thanks for the inspiration Virginia, your cards are very pretty!

Laurie B. said...

Pretty cards, creative use of the negative piece

Daniela May said...

Beautiful cards Virginia - very creative. Now selecting one Altenew die as a favorite is like asking a parent to choose their favorite kid - ha ha - I love the cover dies both the layering and simple ones, their 3D series is gorgeous as well - coveting the Rose flurries and the Peony Dram 3D atm, and their alphabet ones are gorgeous - so in a word - ALL

Linda BL said...

Love the cozy flannel die and how you used it on both cards. Very sweet cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous cards. I really like your lovely creations :)

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards Virginia and I love the backgrounds. So pretty and watercolor is gorgeous. Beautiful job!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

I just got the Cozy Flannel die - it's awesome! I love to do texture cover plates behind focal die cuts. Your cards are sweet!

Eve N said...

Very sweet cards in lovely colors. I have several Altenew dies on order, but I think my all time favorite will always be the Floral Fantasy 3D set.I use these all the time!

Nelya said...

Especially love the first one! Lovely.

Mirella said...

These are lovely, the second one is my favourite! :-)

Handmade by Hanneke said...

Very creative cards. I love the water colored background/heart, the colors are so pretty.

Peggy M said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

Nandini said...

These are really gorgeous! I am a huge fan of Altenew products. I am hoping to add some of their layering dies to my collection this year!

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the new Classic Alphabet die set as well as the cozy flannel cover die.

I Card Everyone said...

Heart-shaped YES!! love is never out of season, Virginia... beautiful cards! xx
=]

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Wow! So brilliant! I like how you made the heart "hoop", and that you used what most would consider Christmas/winter theme dies and Valentine's Day die and created these wonderful cards that can be used at any time.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I love all the Altenew dies and would love to add a few more to my stash! I've got my wish list growing... That cover die is fabulous!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

So pretty and creative.

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards! Love all the die cuts and colors. Sew fun!

Daria Z. said...

Wonderful cards, Virginia! I really love the cozy flannel die - so versatile. I don't know if I have a favorite die, but I certainly love the dies that match my floral stamp sets.

Haley Bayong said...

Thanks for sharing these pretty cards

Karthikha said...

Beautiful set of cards!! <3

Melissa Smith said...

Beautiful cards! I love the cozy flannel die and anything with hearts!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are lovely as always!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Sweet cards. That little die that imitates the top of a stitching hoop is fab.

Jessy said...

Beautiful cards! Love the soft colors and textures.

Linnea S said...

oh that stitched sentiment is great!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the flannel die.
The way you colored it is great.
The pastel colors are make the
bright heart pop. Great card.
thanks for sharing
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Nox said...

Very charming cards - love how you coloured the die cut background and gave it a soft, folksy plaid look. Very pretty.

Cyndi Morris said...

Sweet, beautiful cards. I love the backgrounds.

Kelsey Thomas said...

I really like the circle and rectangle fine frames dies. They are so pretty, and add such an elegant look to cards.

Nora N. said...

These are so beautiful Virginia!!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful unique ways to use those dies, Virginia - love your cards!

Cindy Holmes said...

These are so elegant looking! I really love the heart shape embroidery die! That's just so cute! I think my favorite dies from Altenew are probably the Rose Flurries die set and the Peony Dreams die set! But they are all amazing!

Karen L K said...

Very nice cards! I like the Layered Floral Cover die.

Lisa Byers said...

The dies are very nice. I love your cards. They are absolutely beautiful!! You always do such a wonderful job when you create. Thanks!!

Carol Rossouw said...

Some of my most favourite Altenew products are my layering dies. I love the Fantasy floral dies and the Rose flurries and the Peony Dream flowers that these dies make. Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

C. Sage Deerborn said...

I love the Cozy Flannel Cover Die too.

mindy1414 said...

I have to agree, the Cozy Flannel Cover Die really is a favorite and I was only thinking of it for Christmas/Winter cards. Thank you for changing my mind on that lol. Your cards are very cool and can be used for any occasion all year, I love that! Thanks for the awesome inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)