Thursday, December 22, 2022

Altenew: A Year In Review: Crafters’ Edition Blog Hop #2 + Giveaway

 Hello friends!

Warning: Heavy photo post

Welcome to Altenew: A Year In Review: Crafter's Edition Blog Hop #2! As 2022 is coming to an end, I like to take a trip down the memory lane with this past year's favorite Altenew creations. I am super excited to share 10 projects with you. Yes, 10... because you know..... I have way too many Altenew favorites!
If you arrive from the blog of Shylaashree, you are in the right place! All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 
Here are my top 4 favorites along with my other 6 fav of 2022( in chronological order):
(all products are linked at the end of the post)

Card #1: Dreamy Bouquet Fabric-Dovetail Butterflies Die Set ,Tree Bark Embossing Folder
Altenew-Dreamy Bouquet Fabric-Dovetail Butterflies Die Set -Tree Bark Embossing Folder
It's a BEAUTIFUL match with Altenew fabric (new in 2022!) and die.
 Card #2: CAF-Sunburst Azalea-Sweet Pea Stamp Set , Woven Basket 3D Embossing Folder
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You can never have too many embossing folders.... I love the background with this gorgeous Craft-a-Flower Sunburst Azalea.

Card #3: Painted Blooms Die Set, Lacy Tile Stencil, Magnolia Ballerina Stamp 
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These delicate flowers were easy to create! Adding that stenciled background makes this card all that much more detailed and special.

Card #4: Ixora 3D Embossing Folder, Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set
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 Let the Embossing Folder do the work! And yes, indeed, all I did was adding a touch of metallic shine.
Card #5: Build-a-Garden Magnificent Branch
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 The delicate outline and layering are absolutely stunning. This card was a stamper's delight to create.
Card #6: Build-A-Garden Dear Dahlias Stamp Set, Sentiment Strip 3 Stamp Set Altenew-Build-A-Garden Dear Dahlias Stamp Set-Sentiment Strip 3 Stamp Set (2)
Who knew pattern paper can be so effective and easy? The Gel Printing Paper and the die are a match made in heaven.

Card #7: Flowing Foliage Die Set, Bold Sentiment Stamp Set, Cool Night Alcohol Ink Bundle, Green Meadows Alcohol Ink Bundle , Gold Foil 1 inch Washi Tape

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 The Washi Tape are such great additions on your craft table. Altenew Alcohol Ink are absolutely a delight to use.
Card #8: Arches of Flowers Stamp & Stencil Bundle, One-Go Birthday Greetings Die, Well Read Stamp Set

Altenew-Arches of Flowers Stamp & Stencil Bundle-One-Go Birthday Greetings Die-Well Read Stamp Set 
 For stretching the supplies, I stamped Arches of Flowers without the arch.
Altenew-Gentle Butterfly Simple Coloring Stencil Set (3 in 1)-Gentle Butterfly 3D Embossing Folder-Essential Sentiments Die
There is coordinating stencil and embossing folder for the Gentle Butterfly? Yes, please! 
 Card #10: Curtain Leaves Cover Die, Bold Sentiment Stamp
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Get your Altenew inks out to create your very own colorful paper...then die cut and BAM--this is it!

Prizes: Over $500 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner, $50 gift certificate to 3, $10 to 27 winners (Woohoo)! Please leave a comment on both days' blog hops (today is #2) and the Altenew Card Blog by 12/28/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 31 random winners from the comments left on each stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/30/2022.


Wait, there's MORE!

We would also LOVE to see YOUR favorite handmade cards, layouts, home decor, etc. featuring Altenew products! Feel free to share them on social media or on your blog using the hashtag #AltenewBest2022. You may also add a link by clicking the blue button. FOUR lucky crafters will each win a $15 gift certificate to our store! Winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/30/2022. We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations!

Day 2's blog hop order 
Your next stop is the blog of Donna Walls
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   


Cindy C. said...

I don't mind a photo heavy post, always enjoy seeing your beautiful projects!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

these projects are gorgeous - LOVE all the texture you add to them:)

GreeneGoddess said...

Each of your cards are beauties! The one I love most is the Ixora. Its absolutely gorgeous! And I also think the Leaf Curtain cover die is so cool! Thanks for all the inspiration and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!πŸŽ„πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸŽ„

gardener said...

Your foliage alcohol ink creation won my heart. Love those colors too.

Deborah Hellman said...

Beautiful cards. I love card #7. Gorgeous 😍

Denise Bryant said...

Such beautiful cards for your favorites! Awesome creations! My picks of these (hard to narrow it down!) are #8 and #9! said...

Outstanding cards, Virginia! I don’t know how you could only choose ten!πŸ’—

sharon g said...

The orange flowers, and the butterfly--my favorites

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! Soooo many GORGEOUS cards! You have soooo many different designs and colors!!!

joni said...

Absolutely stunning cards

Lauryne Cunningham said...

I love all the texture on your cards! So many lovely designs!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All your designs are so beautiful! I have long admired your card designs!

Jeanne Rice said...

My favorite is the flowing foliage card. Just love the alcohol ink background and the gold leaves.

Linda BL said...

The fourth card, ‘you were made to shine’ is my favorite! All of the cards are so pretty, with all that you have done this year, it must be hard to pick!

RockSeaTea said...

My favorite is the "Appreciate You" alcohol ink card. Those pops of gold in the leaves are so beautiful.

Joy Meadows said...

What can I say, Virginia?! Your cards are always outstanding and the ones you have chosen are exceptionally so. I love seeing what you do with Altenew's products. The butterfly card is one of my favorites, but it is hard to choose any particular one. Hope your Christmas was wonderful and that 2023 will bring much happiness to you and yours.

Bo Gilmore said...

It's so nice to see your cards again. Thanks for helping us remember these beautiful cards from 2022. I look forward to more from you in the new year.