Thursday, December 13, 2018

Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: Super-heavy photo post 

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Yay, it's December Release Blog Hop from Altenew!
I am super excited to share 4 projects featuring 5 NEW stamps, dies and paper.
If you arrive from the blog of Laura Jane, you are in the right place!

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


 Project #1: Engagement Wishes
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 The large blooms allow you to do simple coloring and you are PROMISED to have an outstanding result without much effort!
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 I wanted to highlight the significance of the occasion, thus, I placed the sentiment at front and nearly centered. The Creative Edge Lace adds that extra detail and a touch of romance to the design!


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Side note: my daughter just got engaged in late October and I created this card with her favorite color (lilac) in mind. I think Stephanie and Greg will like it! 😍

Project #2:  Delicate Primrose Stamp& Die Bundle

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I love stamping with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers
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To compliment the gold-embossed glories Primrose, I added Dotted Washi Tape and Sunburst Stencil (with white embossing paste) to the background. 

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I added just 3 enamel dots and that seem sufficient!? 😀

Project #3 Nature Snippets
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I must say that this stamp set Nature Snippets is not like the other....
 it is easy and fun and oh. so. on. trend! 
 

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I had a wild fun time inking up each layer with various colors.
Once I stamped the  3 images, I decided to add a touch of blue to the bird with Artist Markers.


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Of course, Gray Card Stock makes everything great.

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Project #4: Wispy Begonia Stamp& Die Bundle and Enchanting Washes Paper Pad
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You may think this card take some time to create!? Not so.
I relied on the new gorgeous Enchanting Washes Paper Pad and the result is fabulous!

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Much like my previous card, I added Dotted Washi Tape and Beveled Squares Stencil (with white embossing paste) to the background.
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Are you still with me!? I hope that you enjoy seeing these new stamps and my cards do them justice!
Please use the products links below:
You can see the entire December release HERE.

My favorites: Nature Snippets, Delicate Primrose Stamp& Die Bundle and Ruffled Flower Samp& Die Bundle

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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 Tuesday Dec. 18th for a chance to win! 6 winners will be announced on Altenew blogs on 12/22/2018. 

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 Dec. 16th right here in this blog.  

I will be back with more creation with: Nature Snippets and Ruffled Flower Stamp& Die Bundle
Your next stop is the blog of  Kathleen Graumüller
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

95 comments:

Karthikha said...

Beautiful set of cards! :) The first one in purple shades is just gorgeous!! I love it a lot! <3

Kelsey Thomas said...

Lovely cards! :) The soft watercolor look is so pretty.

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow you really showcased this release beautifully! I love all that you created but if I have to pick a favorite card for the day it would be the first one. If I choose a stamp set I'd like to buy, it would be the Wispy Begonia. I don't have begonias in my floral stamp collection yet!

Barbara said...

Lovely cards and wonderful colors. I really like the snippets and your choice of colors.
Patonslake

Clemente Batan said...

Lovely cards featuring Altenew's new release. I like the Engagement Wishes stamp set because of the leaf stamps. It reminds me of the tropical plant Elephant Ears/Caladium that my mom loves. She collected different kinds of this plant in her front yard. If I do get this stamp set, that will be my first project. -Maria Giselle B. (https://ienjoywhatido.blogspot.com)

Lisa Byers said...

I love your cards with the flowers especially the engagement stamp card. That is my favorite release. It is a gorgeous stamp. I love how you watercolored it so softly. The belonia is beautiful as well but the Engagement stamp set would be the first one I'd buy.

Sandy said...

Such great ideas for these Altenew stamps and dies.

Sara Scraps said...

Love your cards so much! I grabbed the Natire Snippet Stamp and I couldn’t agree more...simply beautiful and unique!

Vivian C. said...

Wow! They are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Chris W said...

All of your card# are beautiful, but my favorite is project #4 which uses the Wispy Begonia bundle & the Enchanting washes paper pack.

Joy Meadows said...

Oh, my, Virginia! You've done it again by making such a glorious group of cards. I love each one, but the first one is my favorite. So romantic!

Laurie Schlichter said...

Love the scrabble board on your blog! Your daughter’s engagement card is just stunning. The large outline bloom is a call to coloring and water coloring in particular. The social aspect of your Nature Snippets card with bird talking to the butterfly and the sentiment “Hello There” is so cute. Happy crafting and Scrabble playing.

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

I am in love with all your cards, but my favorite is the one with Nature snippets. All your cards are gorgeous with lovely coloring.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Each of your cards are lovely but I adore the last Happy Birthday washes card! The texture and the use of the washi set it off beautifully! thanks, Virginia!

mel h said...

The engagement card is stunning and I love the nature stamp set...it is very trend setting for right now.

Kandice J said...

Everything is so dynamic. Thanks for sharing!

Becca Yahrling said...

So much pretty, Virginia. I love the first card, so pretty with the lace edge die and the purple, not to mention the florals! My fave sets are Natures Snippets (and your card using all 3 of the focals is so cute!) and also the Flower Vine Florals.

Harriet said...

Each card is lovely!!! I am really intrigued by nature snippets! Charming!

Kim Karriker said...

The engagement card is beautiful, my favorite! I love the lace edge. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amy Brown said...

These are all beautiful! My favorite is the gorgeous birthday card that you shared last. Stunning!!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Your cards are so beautiful!! I love the soft watercolored Engagement Wishes card you created. That's my favorite set from this release and you showcased it beautifully.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Beautiful job on all of your cards...thank you so much for sharing.....Happy Holidays!!!

Kris said...

Wow! Such stunning cards. Thank you for sharing the inspiration.

Mariëtte said...

What a lovely set of cards. Just beautiful

Emily said...

Pretty lavender. Great set of cards.
emily67

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What beautiful work! Thank you!

Jessy said...

Your cards are gorgeous. The engagement one is so elegant and colored beautifully.

Janelle said...

I get inspired by your use of stencils behind your beautiful flowers. Love your bold colors, too! My favorite card is your take on Natures Snippets...sweet and simple.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Wonderful engagement card, they won't just like it they will love it. Lucky them. You're other cards are just as beautiful, such pretty colour combinations.

Brenda Kuder said...

Great cards. I love the first one with the beautiful border.

Brenda said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Gorgeous cards, all of them!

conil said...

This new release is so packed full of goodness I want it all but have to agree with you on your favorits. That Nature's Snippets is so unique, it caught my eye immediately. Have to make some decisions soon before everything sells out. The engagement card for Stephanie and Greg is absolutely drop dead gorgeous...and that hint of blue on the bird is perfect. Loved seeing all your glorious cards today.

TrainWithMeghan said...

I love the color combos you used... especially the pastel on the first one with the delicate die! BEAUTIFUL

Barbara said...

I just had to comment because these are so beautiful. They're all my favorite but the engagement card is my most favorite, because of the colors.

Lyn said...

Congrats on your daughters engagement. Your cards are stunning <3

Judy Sander said...

Oh yes. Your cards are fabulous. Especially love the delicate border with the Engagement release! So beautiful. The embossing paste backgrounds are so elegant as well. Great job.

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards, Virginia - and the engagement card for your daughter is especially gorgeous!

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your cards just keep getting better - thanks for sharing your creativity with us:)

Lisa Moline said...

What beautiful cards! I have to say my favorite is the first one, that engagement stamp set is my absolute favorite! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Eve N said...

Beautiful designs & cards. The Enchanted Washes paper pad & Wispy Begonia bundle are now on my must have list. I love how these combine to create such beautiful cards with just stamping and cutting the flower images.

Nana Griffin said...

Natures Snippets is my favorite and your cards with the products are lovely.

Marsha said...

So pretty. I think I like the primrose the best.

Unknown said...

The engagement wishes card really spoke to me, quite beautiful

Diane z said...

Love project number 3, and your us3 of color. Thanks for sharing.

Kaye Thrasher said...

Love all of your gorgeous cards. I think the nature snippets has to be my favorite. Great release as well. Thanks so much for sharing your art and congratulations to your daughter on her engagement. Best wishes.🐧

Helen Budz said...

These are all lovely cards, Virginia, but there's something about the stunning watercoloring and general design of the first card that has me awed. Who wouldn't want to receive that card? It's a masterpiece. tfs

Margaret said...

Virginia, your cards are beautiful! I really like the Ruffled Flowers set and that is the first one I am going to order!

Annette Reed said...

Beautiful cards! I love the lace edge die and the embossing paste. I think the thing I love most about the new circular set is that you can create these great CAS cards with just some stamping and the right color combo.

Judie said...

Beautiful elegant cards!

Nelya said...

The first card is my favorite. So gorgeous! Such a pretty flower, wonderful coloring!

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the one with Nature Snippets.

Nandini said...

Love the new release and the inspiration cards are gorgeous! My favourite set is Nature Snippets and I love your take on it. The pop of blue is really beautiful. Looking forward to more inspiration from you.

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

Love the pastel shade on the nature snippet stamps. Like that we can get amazing results with little effort, wonderful for beginners like me.

Jan T said...

Nice color choices for your cards. Really would like to have Nature Snippits to try, so awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the texture <3

pcm said...

i love the elegant and simple soft look of your nature's snippets card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous creation, so eye-catching. Thank you for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the pretty flower and coloring on your engagement card!
Congrats to Stephanie & Greg!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Beautiful cards. I love the soft colors you chose for many of your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dana M said...

Wow, wonderfully creative and beautiful cards Virginia! Love your designs, layers and textures.

Dawn Turley said...

totally awesome cards Virginia. My favourite is the first one and I will be getting this stamps set for sure!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely cards!

mandalj said...

All your cards are lovely, especially the Nature Snippets one!

Cindy C. said...

Thanks for show casing the fabulous release with your charming creations!!

Carol Rossouw said...

Such beautiful florals from Altenew again! Love that primrose! Thanks for all the lovely card inspiration. I especially love the engagement card!

Pam Lindaman said...

All your cards are beautiful. I am totally falling in love with Nature Snippets! Thanks for sharing your creations.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such beautiful cards! I love these florals! That first is just a stunner!

Nox said...

So lovely! I really love that engagement card. It has a lovely, dreamy, artsy quality to it. I also love the Nature Snippets card - it has a whimsical fantasy feel to it. Makes me think of some of the nature prints I have seen on some Japanese papers. Love your cards.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful creations !! I loved the whispy begonia and nature snippet a lot !!

Elaine Dunton said...

Your cards are just gorgeous, I especially like the engagement card.

Jean said...

Such beautiful and creative cards!

Kim Faucher said...

Such a gorgeous creation of cards. Love that second one the best!!

TLI74 said...

Thanks for sharing

Susan D said...

Your engagement card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing

Heather said...

These are all so beautiful!! It's tough to choose, but I think the first one is my favorite!

Tamra B said...

Love the engagement card.

Kathy said...

I so love your work! All the detail, taking the time to add some stencil work and dimension along with the beautiful flowers. That engagement card is exquisite! And I love your coloring of the primroses. Thanks again for your awesome inspiration!

Jeannie Fannin said...

Lovely cards and yes you did do this release justice! The Nature Snippets set is on my wish list. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Genevieve said...

Beautiful inspiration and totally agree with your favorite

Mirella said...

So stunning, Virginia, especially the first card - it's so amazing, the colours you used are fab, and the whole design is breathtaking! If it was my engagement card, it would make me all emotional ;-)

Natasha Louissaint said...

Your cards are as beautiful as this new release

Maryam said...

Amazing card. Love your creative mind to creat these cards. And who you used stencile washi tape and the stamps in your cards .they are Brilliant and pretty .

Handmade by Hanneke said...

I love these cards. Your designs and choice of colors are wonderful! I think your daughter will love the engagement card. It is absolutely gorgeous!

Jeanne Beam said...

Love all your gorgeous cards! Great designs and colors.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Jan T said...

Yes Virginia, I love all of it! Nice inspiration.

Melissa Smith said...

All of your cards are beautiful, but my favorite is your Engagement Wishes card! It is so elegant!

mindy1414 said...

My favorite is Project #4: Wispy Begonia Stamp & Die Bundle and Enchanting Washes Paper Pad. I knew the paper pads were my favorite from this release already but you just sealed the deal for me, your Begonia's are stunning with the Enchanting Washes Paper. Thank you for sharing all these beauties and for the always fabulous inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Your watercoloring and the Creative Edge Lace Die are beautiful together. I your last card, you could have fooled me, I thought you watercolored it, until I read about it. There is ome awesome paper in this release.

Linnea S said...

luv the lacy edge die-cut along with the white embossed outline. awesome companions!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors and the elegant border on the first one is gorgeous.

Michel D Fiset said...

Beautiful cards. Love the birthday one. ☺

Siobhan Burtlow said...

Just gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for this chance!

Giselaine said...

Beautiful cards Virginia. Love the Primrose.
Giselaine/Athabasca, AB

Kathleen C. said...

Virginia, thank you so much for this post. I am new to card making and your blogs have really helped me gain my footing in the crafting world. Your engagement card is particularly beautiful. Thank you again for sharing your creativity!

Helen Kalb said...

So many beautiful cards, Virginia, and Altenew had another fantastic release!