Monday, April 25, 2022

Altenew April 2022 Spring Garden Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hi! I hope you are enjoying this amazing new release and the special blog ho celebrating it! You must have arrived here from the blog of Linda Westfall

I have three cards for you today.

Card #1:

My first card features the lovely Vibrant Florals Hot Foil Plate and Simple Coloring Stencil.

Since I don't have a hot foil machine yet, I decided to try heat embossing with it. I applied embossing ink to the plate and ran it through my Big-shot. I sprinkled metallic copper embossing powder over it and heat set. It worked much better than I expected! I also liked the grungy effect I got because my plate shifted slightly in the die-cutting machine.

I colored the flowers using the Vibrant Florals Simple Coloring Stencil. The sentiment is from the PAF Gerbera Revolutions Stamp set. I attached the Ultra Sticky Double Sided Tape towards the bottom of the card and poured mica powder over it. After tapping off the excess powder, I buffed it lightly with a tissue. I popped up the sentiment panel over this.

To assemble, I trimmed the stamped panel, rounded the corners and popped it on a dark blue card base with foam tape. Here is another look at the completed card.

Card #2:

I used the lovely Ornate Door die set for this card.

I layered two papers in shades of gold for the card base. The die-cut is cut from a cream and gold marbled sheet. The butterflies and the sentiment are both from the Ori-Kami Stamp set. I colored the butterflies with my Zigs and then fussy cut them.


I really love the intricate Lacy Doily Die.

I die-cut the Lacy Doily Die from yellow, orange and dark orange papers. I adhered the die-cuts to a bright green card base. I also added some splatters of gold acrylic paint. The sentiment is from the PAF Gerbera Revolutions Stamp set, heat embossed with metallic gold embossing powder.

Card #4:

My final card is a stash buster made with lots of scraps of colored cardstock.

I simply cut different papers into strips and adhered them on a rectangular panel. I trimmed the panel to fit a A2 size card base and glued it on top. I cut the Antique Blossoms die set out of black card stock and carefully glued it on top of my striped panel. The sentiment is from the Garden Rose stamp set.

Product Links:

Please click HERE to see the links to our new products. Our new products will go live in our shop on 04/25/2022 at 12:01 am EDT. Here is the link to the April 2022 Spring Garden release collection page, listing all of the new products: 

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 05/01/2022 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 05/03/2022.


Blog Hop Order

Next person on the hop is SathyaKala Sankaran. I have also included the full list for your reference.




  1. Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  2. The dies in this release are soooo elegant and delicate! I love them! Great way to use them as backgrounds!

  3. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! 😍😍😍

  4. Beautiful job on your work. I really love the Hello Beautiful .... tyfs.... :)

  5. Such Beautiful cards, than you for sharing & inspiring us with your talent!

  6. They are all very pretty, love the butterflies

  7. Lots of pretty here!

  8. Beautiful cards! Love the new dies!

  9. I love the hot foil card! beautiful!

  10. Great cards! The stripey card is a stunner! TFS — Bridget N (

  11. Love the paper strips with the black silhouette

  12. Gorgeous cards! So creative…
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. All of your cards are gorgeous! I love the bold colored stripes on the hello beautiful card!

  14. Thanks for sharing your cute cards!

  15. Great cards! I love the color combination you used for those Vibrant Florals.

  16. Beautiful, colorful, fun cards. Love them all.

  17. The new release is beautiful ! Love your card designs !

  18. The rainbow butterflies ... Yes, please!

  19. Loved the Antique Blossoms die with the colorful background strips. :-)