Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Altenew Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop +Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: photo-heavy post
I am super excited to share some NEW creations with you.
Some of you love photo-heavy posts....well, here it is. Enjoy!
We are celebrating Altenew's Stand-Alone Dies with a blog hop!
With every release, Altenew has outdone itself to come up with more fun and innovative products.
This release is no exception!

If you arrive from my friend Vicky Papaioannou's blog, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. Let's get started!

Card 1. Feature products: Leaf Mix Die Set, Envelope Stickers

Altenew-Leaf Mix Die Set-Envelope Stickers-001

If you are nature-lover, these leaves dies are to die for! The number of shapes, pattern and sizes will amaze you. AND the versatility of these leaf dies is simply astounding.
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I die cut the leaves with my DIY color paper (with Altenew Watercolor 24 Pan Set )
The variegated watercolor really makes the leaves look amazing.
Altenew-Leaf Mix Die Set-Envelope Stickers

It was SO easy to assemble these leave.
I added Gold Foil Card Stock for the backing for that extra oomph. 
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For the sentiment, I simply used the Envelope Stickers and that's it!

Card 2. Feature products: Featured Sentiments Die Set, Happy Birthday To You, Bursting Dahlia Stencil
Altenew-Featured Sentiments Die Set-HappyBirthdayTo You-Bursting Dahlia Stencil

The Feature Sentiment Die are not your average sentiment dies...as you can see that all the corners are rounded! That's not something you have seen before, right?
Altenew-Featured Sentiments Die Set-HappyBirthdayTo You-Bursting Dahlia Stencil-002


This card has many layers: first, it's the Bursting Stencil, then it's the stamping with Happy Birthday To You.
Altenew-Featured Sentiments Die Set-HappyBirthdayTo You-Bursting Dahlia Stencil-001

Lastly, I positioned the die and ran it through the die cut machine. I die cut extra pieces and popped up the sentiment. Before I glued the pieces down, I added some silver thread and sequins.
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Doesn't this card look SUPER HAPPY?

Card 3. Feature products: Layered Geo Cover Die A, Layered Geo Cover Die B, Mountain Scene Stencil
Altenew-Layered Geo Cover Die A-Layered Geo Cover Die B-Mountian Scene Stencil-002
I inked up my own color paper with Altenew Ink. I then ran two piece of die with the Cover A and B.

Altenew-Layered Geo Cover Die A-Layered Geo Cover Die B-Mountian Scene Stencil-003

I decided to create an image with the Mountain Scene Stencil.
Altenew-Layered Geo Cover Die A-Layered Geo Cover Die B-Mountian Scene Stencil-001

I love how effortless it is to use these cover dies. The sentiment from Warm Hugs is just what's needed.
Altenew-Layered Geo Cover Die A-Layered Geo Cover Die B-Mountian Scene Stencil

Card 4. Feature products: Simple Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set, Stacked Diamonds Cover Die (all linked below)

Altenew-Simple Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set-Stacked Diamonds Cover Die-001

This is likely my favorite card in this release. Simple, fun and fancy-free.
Altenew-Simple Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set-Stacked Diamonds Cover Die-002

I used nearly 2/3 of the Stacked Diamond Cover Die and it has such a delicate and lacy feel to it.
Altenew-Simple Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set-Stacked Diamonds Cover Die

I then assembled the Simple Nesting Flower Dies based on the sizes. However, you can assemble however YOU like with this die. I think that's the beauty of this set. NO rules!
Altenew-Simple Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set-Stacked Diamonds Cover Die-003

You can get the ENTIRE release HERE

Do you have a favorite card in this post? I'd love to hear from you. Be sure to leave me a comment to be eligible to win some handy Altenew gift certificate.

All products links are listed below. Affiliate links are applied at no additional cost  to you. 
Thank you for your support. 

Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Aug. 25th for a chance to win.
AND Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew Gift Certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list (including mine!)! The winner will be announced on the
All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on Aug. 27th.


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Thanks so much for stopping by!

128 comments:

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

All the cards are so beautiful and
show your artistic talent! My
favourite is the first one; just love
the design and the colours - stunning!

Lucy E. said...

What a mix of amazing designs!
I love the leaf card and the mountain
card the most!

Lin said...

What a lovely way to use the new leaf dies, V! Your colors are so refreshing!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Oh my! What an amazing release! I need it all!

Lois said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the new dies. Thanks for sharing

Cindy C. said...

I love how you showcase the new dies in your charming cards!!

vickie said...

What a wonderful & diverse set of cards! Love this release!

Maria Giselle B. said...

A lot of great products in this release that I cannot pinpoint a single favorite. Great card samples!

mel h said...

Love the soft teals and blues on your leaf card. This is an amazing release, and I have it all on my wish list!

NancyR said...

Great cards! I agree about the leaf dies....so different and versatile. Thanks for sharing your talent.

conil said...

Your did these new products up right...sold me on the setiment strips and those gorgeous leaves. They're already winging their way to me. Really love the colors, gold and arrangement on your first card. The diamond card with the flowers was so cheery and sweet and those layed cover dies made the perfect frame for your desert scene.

dobbs200@gmail.com said...

Virginia, I just love your cards; they are exquisite and elegant with a beautiful blending of colors that are so pleasing to the eye.

Sheila H said...

Virginia, you continue to create the most amazing cards. I love all of these. But I must admit that the 4th is my favorite. Those gorgeous flowers atop the background die speak to my heart. Your artistry is breathtaking.

sharon g said...

Oh wow!!!! The first one almost looks like a butterfly. These are all amazing!!!! I love the netting look of the last one.

Bernadette said...

Really love the leaves card and the colors you chose but I also like the masculine look of adding a mountain to the center of the card.

Teri S said...

These are all beautiful, but that lime and aqua?! Be still my heart!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Heidi Rees said...

So beautiful Virginia! Love the texture and design!

Unknown said...

Wow you are so creative. Thanks for the inspiration! I can't wait to order!

ckd said...

Love all of your cards. This is a great die release. thank you

LindaMar1 said...

I just LOVE that leaf card, with the watercolored leaves, it's beautiful!

Brebda said...

Once again you have delivered wonderful ideas for the uses of new dies. I love coming to see what you have created.

SheriHartmanBlog said...

Great cards Virginia! I love your creativity with the dies.

Janice said...

You created some awesome cards with the new products. I love how you used the stacked diamonds die and the leaves.Swoon!

kacee said...

Loved your cards, especially the last one. It is so interesting that the die cut background was cut short...

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

The color choices for your leaves are some of my favs. Really cool how you added the sentiment to the circle...it almost made it look like a flower.
My other favorite idea was on the last card: how you cut away the bottom edge of the die. Very interesting effect.

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning cards! Jo x

anni said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration! Making me want every new item in this release!

ummekulsumhk said...

Gorgeous cards. Love them all.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! So many awesome dies to choose from! The Stacked Diamonds Cover Die is the one that really catches my eye!

Whiteibis said...

Love,Love your cards and use of the dies. Thanks for sharing such a nice way to incorporate the release in many unique ways.

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful cards!!! Super creative ways to use them!!

Brenda Kuder said...

Great cards! I love the leaves!

Deborah Smart said...

So many gorgeous cards! My favourite has to be the leaves; they're just beautiful!

Retta said...

All your cards are gorgeous, but I do love those leaves!!!!

Jade said...

Fabulous cards!!! The first card has the most striking and sensational leaf colors which I love!!!! Thank you.

LV said...

TFS! My favorite is your last card. It has a tropical feel to it. I wish I could afford all the dies in this release now so I'll have to put them on my wishlist!

DorothyA said...

Wow!!!! Each card is wonderful. Those leaves are fantastic, and I really like the layered background dies with the circle with the mountain image! I have that stencil and love how you die cut the mountain. This card in different background colors would be a fantastic masculine card. (Sorry, my husband doesn't do pink)

Michelle D said...

Beautiful designs! I love the colors of the first card and the partial background die cut on the third is such a cool idea! Thank you for sharing

Maria said...

I love the leafs, I love the cards you made and I just love all and everything :) x

Anonymous said...

I love the leaves and your coloring of these

Dayna said...

very nice cards, such fun dies!!!

Unknown said...


Beautiful cards! Love how you cut down the background die on the last card to give it an interesting look.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are AMAZING! I LOVE the music note one SOOOOOO MUCH!

Linda BL said...

Being partial to green and leaves, I must say that my favorite card is the leaf texture card. The DIY paper was perfect for the leaves-love the look of the variegated leaves. The gold foil card stock peeking out is brilliant. It adds a richness to your card.

Theresa said...

I love all of your cards! Your coloring on the leaves is so pretty! I love how you trimmed up the background die to use just a portion of it - I would never have thought of that.

Alefiyah Hasan said...

These are the most amazing cards created. Love love all these cards. The card with those gorgeous flowers atop the background die is just awe-strucking! Your cards are breathtaking!!!♥️

SandyK said...

Your cards are beautiful and creative. Love the colors.

Nan0807 said...

Gorgeous cards! I am a huge fan of coverplates for backgrounds! I may have to get a job so I can get them Lol!

Lee said...

my favorite is the singing happy birthday card -- wonderful!

Wanda said...

Great projects. Also, how cute is that birthday card!! TFS

Eve N said...

Every card is lovely! Great to see how how you used some older products with these new stand alone dies.

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia! Can't pick a favorite. But, the leaf mix dies are very close to being my favorite from this new release. Have a great day.

jeannieob said...

wow the first card is amazing! and also love the last card!!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Amazing cards! That first one is my favorite. :)

Toni Kwaiser said...

Beautiful! Love the colors too!

Karen said...

Lovely cards; I love those new leaf dies---and how you've used them!

Vikki H said...

Lovely work, Virginia! I can tell that you're having great fun with these dies!

Deb Selby said...

You have made a lovely, happy colourful set of cards.

Jen said...

The mountain scene card is especially gorgeous!!

Lisa Premo said...

Oh! Those leaves are spectacular! Love all of your cards, too!

Mary Haugen said...

Beautiful cards! I love the Mixed Leaf dies!!

Cherry Robinson said...

Thank you for giving us so much inspiration Virginia. I can’t tell you how much I loved your cards especially the musical card which is right up my ally. Thank you! 💗

Marilynn d-r said...

Virginia, love your creative inspiration and the colors you use make me so happy. Receive you daily posts and so enjoy. The colors you have used with the leaf dies, bright green and aqua are yummy! Thanks for the inspiration.

JL said...

I've been taken w/ all of the leaf cards including yours, the musical score card was lovely!

Karen said...

These are such pretty cards. Love them all, and the colors are beautiful

Unknown said...

I can't pick a favorite. Each card stands out! Such creativity! Altenew has done AGAIN!

Karen Brown said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Becca Yahrling said...

Beautiful array of cards. I love how you only used a portion of the diamond die - it's so pretty! And all those leaves - I love them.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Oh Virginia...you've outdone yourself this release!! What gorgeous, creative inspiration with beautiful colorful palettes and card designs...I am "die-ing" over this release!!

Susie A said...

Oh my goodness. Great cards and inspiration. The musical note card is my favorite.

Helen said...

Just gorgeous, Virginia! I love the first card with the beautiful colours!Thanks for the inspiration! Take care!! :)

Maura said...

Oooh la la, what fun toys!!!! Love the versatility of the leaf dies, my favorite card is the same as yours however, the last one. Thanks for inspiring!!!

Jayne said...

I think the layered background dies are stunning, but so are the leaf dies. Absolutely beautiful!

Mimi's Craftroom said...

Love your cards

Greta said...

The leaf mix die set is my favorite by far! Was sold out yesterday, but really can't spend that much money anyway. I do love seeing your beautiful cards, Virginia! The first one is one of my all-time favorites!

Louanne said...

WOW! Love all the cover dies you used and that stencil! Would have to say that my favorite is the leaf card but they are all awesome!

Vicki Finger said...

That first card is my hands-down favorite but they are all gorgeous!

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous cards, Virginia! Love the first one especially.

Teri S. said...

You nailed it Virginia with the cards you made to showcase this super release. I love stand-alone dies & the Mixed Leaves & Stacked Diamonds are right at the top of my wish list. When I saw the Birthday song card, I pretended you'd made it for me as I just turned 65 on the 18th. Thanks for that. lol

karmye said...

Wow! Such beautiful, totally unique cards!! I love them all-great designs and colors!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Just stunning love your colors those leaves are just beautiful.

Unknown said...

I love the mixed leaves card. The colors you used are gorgeous!

Carolyn said...

Oh gosh, your design are beautiful. So many creative ways to use these new dies.

joni said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! WoW!!! I'm loving it all! Your Birthday card with the music notes is really cool!! I will be stalking your blog for ideas!!! TFS

Sharon Watson said...

I love the color combos with the leaf mix die set. They are so fresh and happy!

Wanda R. said...

Amazing cards showcasing an amazing release. I love those leaves and seeing all the flowers created with leaves. So pretty.

Purple Princess said...

such amazing cards!!

Cheryl H said...

I love love love your cards, but I keep gravitating to the first leaf card. I think it's the colors.

Debbie H said...

Love, love, love the watercolor design and the colors you used. Thank for sharing.

Jessie Scott said...

Oh wow the neighborhood colors are so beautiful! Love that card!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one. The Leaf Mix dies are definitely one of my favorite sets from this fantastic release and your coloring and layout are amazing.

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful card designs! Love the inspiration for this release!

Kimberly said...

Love that first card -- might be my favorite of whole hop.

Talitha said...

Your cards are fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

akasals said...

Wow, do you have video for the 1st card? Love the combinations and colors. SO Excited to get my lead die. Thank you

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Lovely cards! I love the colors and design on your first card - very creative!

Angela C. said...

Pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

This release is absolutely amazing. I have no clue how to pick which ones to get...I want them all!!! I have to admit the leaf dies are probably my favorite and your card is absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Heather DePasquale said...

Virginia, you never disappoint. Such beautiful and colorful cards. The Happy Birthday song...amazing. Thanks Altenew for a great release.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love the pretty colors in your leaves! Gorgeous!

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards! Lovely leaf designs! Thanks for sharing.

JMN said...

A wonderful collection of cards, an awesome die release.

cghundley said...

I love that first
card, gorgeous! Very
lovely cards.
Carla from Utah

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! All the cards you made are absolutely gorgeous! I love all the new dies as well. You certainly have showcased them well with these beauties!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are fantastic! I love Altenew's new die release.

Patty said...

You crack me up with your heavy photo warning!! And as usual you have blown me away with all your beautiful colorful cards!! I love all the dies on this release!

Amber Bissonnette said...

Wow!! As usual I can’t pick a favourite out of all your beautiful work! Each card is so unique & inspiring!

Cathymac said...

All of your cards using the amazing dies from this release are gorgeous, Virginia! Love how you used inks and watercolors to make your own papers from which the dies were cut making each design interesting and unique. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful ideas for using the nw dies!

Mrs Hedgecock said...

Love your cheerful die cut flowers.

Sue D said...

So many pretty and colorful card designs.

Deb Stamps Life, LLC Deb Walker said...

just catching up with your work V! Adore the leaf card...will have to CASE! Be well friend!

Jean said...

Another wonderful release and lovely card inspiration! Simply stunning!

Melanie said...

Your cards are all lovely! The first one is a real eye catcher! Great job!

Diane17Lynne said...

I enjoyed how you used the Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set and the Stacked Diamonds Cover Die to create Card #4. Wonderful idea to trim the Stacked Diamond Cover Die cut. You are right when you say "it has such a delicate and lacy feel to it." I could not agree more. I'm going to try this idea with my other background dies.

Rozy said...

You really did an amazing job showing off this release. Your first card is one of my all time favorites! It is so beautiful.

Nandini said...

All the projects are gorgeous! I really love the 3D stars and the leaf dies. The new cover dies are also beautiful!

Erin Kreiter said...

I love the variety in your cards. So many different styles, and they could be used for many different occasions.

Laurie said...

Wow gorgeous cards!! My absolute fav is the green leaves -my favorite color combinations and those leaves are so intricate. Fantastic!!

KathyMcc said...

All your cards are so beautiful, Virginia! Each one is unique and so artistic. Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

L said...

Lovely and creative cards!
Love both of them!
This new release is so awesome!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice ideas for use. I like the first mix of color for the leaves.

mumster said...

Love your cards. The first is my favorite because it used the leaf dies, which are my favorite from this release. The colors on that card are so gorgeous

MelissaF said...

Gorgeous cards, love all the color combos. The first card with the leaf mix die cuts and gold is my favorite and I love all that texture from your water colored papers. That is such a great use of some of my own water color "experiments."

sabell said...

They’re all so beautiful, I just can’t choose a favorite!

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

Oh wow! I just love the colors used on those leaf dies!!! Reminds me so much of a spring meadow :-)

Viola Leary said...

Great cards. I just love those leaves. Actually, I love everything in this texture release. I can’t wait to get mine?

Julie W said...

I am continually amazed with the number and level of beautiful designs you come up with! These standalone dies are fabulous, but what you've done with them is incredible! Virginia-- where do you get your MOJO to come up with so many different things at one time? Do you sketch a bunch of ideas first or do things come to you as you create?

Connie said...

Wow Virginia :) I'm so glad you didn't ask for a favorite card because I don't think I could choose!!! They're are terrific! Lovin' all this texture! Thanks for inspiring me :)