Thursday, May 12, 2022

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Florescence Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hi! I hope you are enjoying this fantastic blog hop. You should have arrived here from the blog of Reiko Tsuchida.


Enjoy floral florescence with stunning flowering blooms. Stamp the two elaborate clusters of poppies, chrysanthemums, and daisies to bring floral beauty to your projects. They are perfect to fill card backgrounds or frame your scrapbook layouts. Color the floral intricacies with watercolor or brush markers for a vibrant touch. Finally, stamp any of the uplifting sentiments or quotes to brighten a loved one's day. Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6x8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil set and embossing folder to fit the theme, this project kit has almost everything you need to start crafting. Just add ink and cardstock, and you'll be good to go!

I created a monochromatic card with the kit. The images in the CYL Florescence are fun to color. They are also quite intricate and create interesting outlines.


I used the Glacier Caves Pigment Ink Bundle for the inking. To begin, I masked off the card base with ¼" wide washi tapes and inked from light to dark colors. Once the inking was done, I used my heat gun to dry the panel thoroughly.


I stamped the floral clusters on both sides and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I also stamped the clusters on a smaller white panel with Persian Blue ink such that they aligned with the base.


The sentiment is from the CYL Seasonal Blooms. This kit has sentiment dies along with their shadow dies. To finish the card, I popped up the panel on the card front with foam tape.


Shopping:

You can buy the products at the Altenew Shop or Craft Your Life Project Kit: Florescence product page.

You can also opt for the Craft Your Life Project Kit Monthly Subscription Plan (14% off) 




Giveaway Prizes:



$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $ 25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/18/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/20/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order

The person on the hop is Laurie Patterson.

 

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jenny Colacicco

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Cheryl Espie

Nathalie DeSousa

Nenette S. Madero

Terri Koszler

Angela Brennan

Jaycee Gaspar

Colleen Balija

Tenia Nelson

LauraJane

Maryam Perez

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post. 

Nandini Karmarkar

Laurie Patterson

Amy Hill

Bridget Casey

Linda Westfall

Eva Bussom

SathyaKala Sankaran

Ann Taylor

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson

Susan Stagno

Daniel Diaz

Hussena Calcuttawala

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release Blog Hop + Giveaway (Total of $200 prizes)


Hi! Hope you are enjoying the latest Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush release. You arrived here from the blog of Hussena Calcuttawala

I combined a few products to make my card.


There are three layers in this die set. I cut them out of red, blue and orange paper. Once the layers were assembled, I added some yellow paper at the back for some more pop. For the background, I stamped the bamboo stamp from the Meadow Reflections stamp set across a cream card base. I used Parrot ink for the stamping. The sentiment is from the Garden Rose stamp set.


After assembling the card, rounded the to right corner with a corner rounder.


Shopping:

New products go live in our store on 05/07/2022 at 12:01 am EDT.



When signed up for the
Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)

 

Giveaway Prizes:



$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/13/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/15/2022.


Blog Hop Order

Next person on the hop is Nichol Spohr.


Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Cheryl Espie

Jaycee Gaspar

LauraJane

Terri Koszler

Nenette S. Madero

Virginia Lu

Carol Hintermeier

Nathalie DeSousa

Angela Brennan

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Rosie Neustaedter

Ann Taylor

Laurie Patterson 

Sande Woodson

Amy Hill 

Linda Westfall

Natasha Davies

Susan Stagno

Daniel Diaz

Eva Bussom

Hussena Calcuttawala

Nandini Karmarkar

Nichol Spohr

Preeti Chandran

SathyaKala Sankaran

Susan Busada


Love,

Nandini

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - May 2022...

Hi! I am here with the inspiration for the May challenge of the Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge.



I used the beautiful Camellia Simple Coloring stencil by Altenew. 


I inked the layers using shades of red, orange and teal. This stencil coordinates with the Paint-A-Flower Camellia Outline Stamp Set, which I don't have. So I added some details with the Altenew Fine Liner Pens. I cut the panel with largest die from the Itsy Bitsy Cross Stitched Oval Dies set. I covered a top folding card base with a sheet of pattern paper from the Wood Works paper pack by Scrappy Tales. 


The sentiment is from the Altenew 
Bountiful Bouquet Stamp set. I stamped the sentiment on the oval panel with Versafine Onyx Black ink and popped it up directly on the card base.


I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful. You can visit the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog for more inspiration and link your creations. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery. 

Love,
Nandini

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Altenew May 2022 Dreams Come True Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hi! I hope you are enjoying this fantastic blog hop. You must have arrived here from the blog of Hussena Calcuttawala.

The new Dreams Come True release includes. stamps, stencils, dies and an embossing folder.


I created four cards for this release.


Card #1:

My first card features the beautiful Wispy Joy and Hello Friend stamp sets.


I wanted a monochromatic look and I used the Glacier Caves mini ink cubes set for the stamping. I trimmed the stamped panel and popped it up on a white card base with some foam tape. The sentiment is from the Hello Friend stamp set. Here is another look at the finished card.



Card #2:

The second card used the Educators Rule stamp & die set.


I created the crisscross panel using one of the stamps that make up the pencil image. Here is a look at the completed card.



Card #3:

The third card used the All Things A simple coloring stencil.


I stenciled the design on a piece of white cardstock and then outlined the 'A' with my Fine Liner pen. For the card base, I ran a piece of orange cardstock through the Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to a white card bas. I trimmed the 'A' and added it to the card front. The sentiment is from the Educators Rule stamp set. 



Card #4:

For the last card I used the Poppy Arrangement Simple Layering Stencil.


I used the Poppy Arrangement stencil to ink the background. I then placed the Illusion Twist stencil over the panel and inked the black areas with grey ink. 


The sentiment is from the CYL Fragrant Florals set. To finish I used a tube of yellow 3D paint and added some dots of paint to the flower centers.


Free Gift


We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release. Feel free to share the promotion banner/info on your blog hop post or on your social media post using your affiliate links for a chance to make some extra money. 

 

  • Get a FREE brand new Dreams Come True Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 05/04/2022 through 05/06/2022. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Dreams Come True Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide Ebook  (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Dreams Come True Stamp & Die Release Collection from 05/04/2022 through 05/10/2022. Shop HERE!

 

You can find the free gift promotion banners HERE. (FYI, you can find all of our current deals and promotions on our Promotions page.)

 


Giveaway Prizes




$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/12/2022.

 

Blog Hop Order

Next stop on the hop is SathyaKala Sankaran.

 

Love,

Nandini