Friday, March 4, 2022

Altenew March 2022 Folktales & StoriesCollection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hi! Hope you are enjoying this blog hop. You must have reached here from the blog of the super talented Virginia Lu! I am so excited by this release! You can find the entire release here.

Card #1:

I am a huge fan of background stamps. So the first set I grabbed was the Geometric Botany stamp set. 

I stamped the background in a light color. And then used the small stamps to fill in the design. Though it took some time to do this, I was very happy with the final result. I die-cut the panel and adhered it to a red card base over a black mat. The sentiment is from the Garden Rose stamp set. To finish I added some tiny red gems from my stash. Here is another look at the card.

Card #2:

I saved part the panel I created with the Geometric Botany stamp set. I combined it with the Rosy Blooms stamp and die set for the next card.

I ran a piece of brown card stock through the Decked Planks 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a white card base. I added the stamped panel over it. I first stamped the image from the Rosy Blooms stamp set with yellow ink and used the Artist Alcohol Markers to color it in. After the coloring, I re-stamped the image with embossing ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. 

Card #3:
I really fell in love the with the cute cats from the Cat Life stamp set.

I stamped and die cut the images and adhered them to a pink card base. The water colored circle die-cut is from my stash. After I had assembled the card, I felt it looked a bit unfinished. So I used the dot stencil from the Playful Patterns stencil set to add some more detail. Here is a closeup of the kitty.

Here is another look at the completed card.


I love reading. And I love using bookmarks. So the Botanical Bookmark stamp and die set is already one of my favorites!

I simply mounted the stamps on a stamp positioner and created three bookmarks. I just changed up the colors. In one I used copper embossing powder instead of inks for a layer.


Free Gift

There is a great free gift promotion to celebrate the release.


  • Get a FREE brand new Folktales & Stories Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 03/04/2022 through 03/06/2022. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Folktales & Stories 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 Folktales & Stories Stamp & Die Release Collection from 03/04/2022 through 03/10/2022. Shop HERE!


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 03/10/2022 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 03/12/2022.


Blog Hop Order

The next person on the list is Maryam Perez. I have also included the full list in case you want to go back.

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Jenny Colacicco

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Hussena Calcuttawala

Emily Midgett

Colleen Balija

Nathalie DeSousa

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Jaycee Gaspar


Michelle Short

Cheryl Espie

Terri Koszler

Nichol Spohr

Lilith Eeckels

Nenette S. Madero

Laurie Willison

Preeti Chandran

Tenia Nelson

Therese Calvird

Virginia Lu

Nandini Karmarkar

Maryam Perez

Bridget Casey

Reiko Tsuchida

Natasha Davies

Svitlana Shayevich

Katrina Howe

Agnieszka Małyszek

Teresa Litchfield

Rosie Neustaedter

Linda Westfall

SathyaKala Sankaran

Arjita Singh

Sande Woodson

Daniel Diaz




  1. Such amazing projects Nandini ji! Geometric botany is such a colorful card, I think it can be used for Holi and Diwali designs too!!

    1. I absolutely agree with you. I am looking forward to using the set for Diwali cards!

  2. Fantabulous creations!! Love your designs, Nandini! xo

  3. Love your colorful geometric backgrounds.

    1. Thanks. That is my favourite set in this release!

  4. Very pretty! Love the colored geometric card.

  5. Gorgeous cards and Bookmark...they are all lovely but I especially love the Kitty!

  6. Love the backgrounds and bookmark! Cute!

  7. I’m loving the Geometric Botany & kitty cat sets!

  8. Love your cards. Love the cat card, so cute.

  9. The background on that first card is amazing. LOVE and appreciate your wonderful Altenew inspirations.

  10. So much fun and pretty designs! Thank you for sharing your creations!

  11. Fabulous projects!! Love the backgrounds on your first two cards!

  12. Your cards and bookmarks are lovely and well made. TFS

  13. Great cards! Card #2 is amazing. Love the bookmarks.

  14. Nice combinations. I like the layers for the first card and the background stamp.

  15. I like your happy birthday geometric botany card. The red and yellow are just so happy and the small bits of blue keep it from being too strong. The rounded edges are a perfect touch.

  16. Love the bookmarks and the kaleidoscopic effect of the Geometric Botany set you created, thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Gorgeous cards and bookmarks! Thanks for sharing.

  18. The cats are my favorite of this release!