Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!! I’d like to thank Svitlana for sending you over to my blog. So thrilled to be back as part of Altenew’s February Stencils/Decals/Stand-Alone Dies Release this 2020!!! This is such an amazing release and to view all the latest arrivals, you can check them out here, or you can visit the Altenew Card Blog for the complete details. I have a number of card samples prepared for you so let’s get started!


I made this card using the Dotted Starbust Debossing Cover Die, the Calming Bouquet Washi Tape, Rose Gold Embossing Powder and Precious Peony Stamp Set. This was a quick card to make. Simply cover a white cardstock with the washi tape. Run it through the die cutting machine with the Dotted Starburst Debossing cover die. It will give it a beautiful subtle pattern. Cut about .25 inches on both ends then divide the panel in the middle. Stamp the sentiment in the middle of the card front then attach the washi panels using foam tape making sure to reveal the sentient in the middle


The following were used for this card: Tranquil Wings stencil, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Distress Oxide inks (Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet), Decofoil Transfer Gel, Decofoil gold, laminator, cardstocks, vellum and Versamark Ink.

I really wanted the middle butterfly to stand out and be different– in color, texture and position to emphasize the sentiment. First, the body of the butterfly was colored using distress oxide inks. Water droplets were sprayed over them to add more texture. When these were dry, I used the Decofoil transfer gel to add the details of the wings. These were allowed to dry then decofoil was applied using a laminator to add shine to the wings.

The sentiment was stamped on vellum. Edges were torn and Versamark Ink and rose gold embossing powders were added to give a gold embossed edge. I added a black mat before attaching the whole panel to a pink card front. The thin black mat gives it a finished look.


Since I already had my laminator out, I decided to use the Hand Drawn Tile Stencil with the Decofoil Transfer gel on a card front.

Teal foil was added and the panel was cut into two. The Thanks die from the Script Words 2 die set was used to cut toner paper then this was also foiled.

The negative of the foil was so pretty and I didn’t want to waste it so I made another card using toner paper.

The sentiment (one of my all-time faves as you will see me use it often) was taken from the Wonderland Stamp set and embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder.


The following materials were used for this card: Fancy For You Die, Nesting Frames Die, On Point Stencil, Fine Frames Cover Die, and Distress Oxide Inks.

I used the Fancy For You die to cut toner paper then foil was added using a laminator. This was then adhered onto the biggest die cut using the Nesting Frames die set. This frame was cut twice using the smaller frames. A panel of paper was inked using distress ink over the On Point stencil. The arrows were then colored in using the Artist marker.

The card was then assembled using foam tape to add dimension to the frames.


For this card, I used the Fine Frames Diamonds Die Set, The Classic Alphabet die, assorted cardstocks, Rose Gold embossing powder and Versamark ink.

I purposely left a lot of white space so that the attention will be focused on the monogram. 3 different colors of cardstocks were cut using the Fine Frames Diamonds die set. I stuck them together using some washi tape to make sure the dies don’t move so that I can cut different colors of cardstock with the same widths of frames.

I then interchanged the colors to come up with a nice pattern. These were glued onto white cardstock. The letter I was die-cut in the middle of the frames and 4 more were die cut and layered to give it dimension. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock and embossed in gold. Since I was able to create 3 diamonds mix-matching the papers, I made use of one and added the tips to both top and bottom to balance out the card.


Look how gorgeous these 3D dies are!!! I used the Open Bloom 3D die set, the Dotted Starbust Debossing Cover Die , the Fancy for You die , colored cardstocks and Neenah Solar White cardstock for this sweet card. The die cuts were easy to layer and I popped up some of the flowers with foam squares for more dimension.

I used the Dotted Starbust debossing die for added texture to the card front. Since the front of the card was already full of embellishments, I decided to put the die cut sentiment inside.

I cut strips of paper using the leftover cardstocks, pasted them on white cardstock then die cut the For You sentiment. I layered them on 4 more die cuts to add dimension then this was glued inside the card.


The following were used for this card: Paint a Flower Poppy stamp set, Kind Words stamp, Watercolor brush markers, Nesting Frames die, Rose Gold embossing powder, Versamark Ink, Arches cold press 300gsm watercolor paper.

I stamped the flower image on Arches cold press 300gsm watercolor paper using the masking technique. The images were embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder then watercolored with the watercolor brush markers.

I love how intense the colors are! The background was then painted and sprinkled with salt. Water droplets were also added for more texture. When it was dry, the largest die from the Nesting Frames Die was used to cut the center of the panel. The outer edge was then mounted on a gold card base using foam squares while the center was glued directly onto the card front.


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 and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/3/2020 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below so don’t forget to comment below! All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/6/2020.

Next up is one of my idols in the industry–Therese Calvird <3 Make sure to drop by her blog and I’m definitely sure that you’ll get blown away by her creativity!!!

Thank you again for visiting my blog. Do let me know which one is your favorite! I love hearing from my visitors and because I appreciate the time it takes to comment here and on Instagram, I will randomly choose one winner from my blog and one winner from IG on March 6. The winners will be receiving the chosen card so make sure you let me know which one is your favorite. :-). Happy crafting everyone!!!



Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Jaycee Gaspar
Nicole Watt
Maryam Perez
Kelly Griglione
Norine Borys
Amanda Baldwin
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Amber Rain Davis
Ashlea Cornell
Kymona Tracey
Laurie Willison
Nathalie DeSousa
Erum Tasneem
Nancy McClelland
Sveta Fotinia
Svitlana Shayevich
Nenette S. Madero–> YOU ARE HERE
Therese Calvird
Mindy Eggen
Virginia Lu
Terri Koszler
Emily Midgett
Agnieszka Malyszek Lilith Eeckels

92 thoughts on “Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  • February 26, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    I can’t pick a favorite! They are all fabulous!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • February 26, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    agreed – all fabulous. awesome

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Gail! Thanks so much! Let me know which one is your favorite 🙂

  • February 27, 2020 at 12:52 am

    I like the use of the foil and the save for another card. The BAF Poppy is stunning.

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      It was such a pretty pattern that was left on the foil and I didn’t want it to go to waste! Thanks so much!

  • February 27, 2020 at 2:58 am

    My favorite is easily your In The Darkness Card! I love the color choices you used for this card! Gorgeous!

  • February 27, 2020 at 3:06 am

    Wow – you really created some amazing projects that showcase this release! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks so much, Wanda! Let me know which one is your favorite!

  • February 27, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Wow so many cool projects, thank you! I really like the new debossing cover, and the way you combined it with washi tape in the first card gave a really neat effect!

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      It was such a quick and easy card to make, Catherine!!! Glad you liked it!

  • February 27, 2020 at 5:30 am

    Beautiful floral card! I love the die over the top. Very creative!

    • March 1, 2020 at 3:43 am

      Your designs are classy and jaw dropping gorgeous! You had me at the first one with the washi tape and dotted starburst, wow!

  • February 27, 2020 at 5:45 am

    Can’t pick a favorite out of these beautiful creations! Such unique card designs!! Love each one of them.

  • February 27, 2020 at 5:48 am

    ALL the cards are gorgeous !!! I love how you incorporated the Paint A Flower Poppy with the new release frame die. Thank you for taking the time to share your creations!

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:06 pm

      The Paint a Poppy is very close to my heart and I’m so happy that a lot of people love it! <3 Thanks for dropping by!

  • February 27, 2020 at 6:17 am

    It is hard to choose which one I like the best. They are all pretty.

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you, Jan! If you win, which one would you like to have?

  • February 27, 2020 at 6:56 am

    These are all gorgeous cards! You have some really unique layouts! So hard to pick my favourite!

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm

      Happy you like them, Pauline! Let me know which one you like best!

  • February 27, 2020 at 7:02 am

    All your creations are so beautiful. I love your clever use of the beautiful washi tape and then those amazing open bloom flowers! Colors are perfect.

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:05 pm

      Thanks so much, Linda! That was such a quick card to make!

  • February 27, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Such beautiful cards!! I love your creativeness!!

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you so much! Please let me know what your favorite is!

      • February 28, 2020 at 12:29 pm

        “Only In The Darkness..” is my absolute favorite!! I love the colors and the design! Stunning!!

  • February 27, 2020 at 7:13 am

    These are all so pretty, but I just love the one with the layered flower die. Love the way you created a cluster of them and the colors used!

  • February 27, 2020 at 7:18 am

    My mind is spinning. You gave us so many beautiful cards I don’t know where to begin. The multi color triangles are awesome, the foiled tile is beautiful and the last blue and green card is the best. Nicely done.

  • February 27, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Simply amazing! So many wonderful ideas, seriously I am glad I don have to pick a favorite, all of them have a very unique design and are all scrap lift worthy! you did a fabulous job showcasing the new products Nenette, thanks for the inspiration!

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:02 pm

      So sweet, Liz! Thank you so much!!! I truly appreciate your kind words. But you do have to pick a favorite <3

  • February 27, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I cannot wait to order the Open Bloom 3D die set. These are simply gorgeous!

    • March 8, 2020 at 8:36 am

      Congratulations, Missy!!! You just won a prize from Altenew!!! Visit the card blog for more details❤️

  • February 27, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Such lovely cards!

    • February 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      Happy you like them, Rema! Let me know which one is your favorite!

  • February 27, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Love the 3D florals!

  • February 27, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Gorgeous creations! I especially love the layered diecut flowers card!

    • February 27, 2020 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you so much for dropping by, Amber! I’m glad you liked the cards I made <3

  • February 27, 2020 at 9:58 am

    WOW. Your cards are amazing!!!!! So different and pretty. WOW again!

    • February 27, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      Glad you liked them, Sharon! Let me know which one is your favorite!

    • February 27, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you so much for dropping by, Keelalagirl!!! <3 Let me know which you is your favorite 🙂

  • February 27, 2020 at 10:37 am

    #1, 2 & 7 are my favorites, especially the butterfly. The gold accents are stunning and genius!

  • February 27, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Also, you are amazingly talented and prolific! Glad I stumbled upon you 🙂

    • February 27, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      Hi again, Kelly! You just made my day! Thank you for your kind words! Let me know which one is your favorite please!

  • February 27, 2020 at 11:03 am

    I LOVE the butterfly and the foiling! Such gorgeous cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • February 27, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Meghan! It’s a pretty simple card but the foiling makes it really pop 🙂

  • February 27, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Love all the cards. The 3d bloom dies are my fave new product

  • February 27, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Your cards are all so different and all absolutely beautiful!

    • February 27, 2020 at 3:54 pm

      I’m so glad you liked my cards, Barbara! Any particular one that you like? You might get a chance to win it in the raffle. Please let me know 🙂

  • February 27, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    What dazzling cards! So many cards and ideas. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

    • February 27, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you for dropping by, Jade! I’m glad you liked my cards. <3

  • February 27, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Beautiful cards! My fav is the 1st water colored floral cards. Just speaks to me! and the very clever last card. The layering is fascinating.

  • February 27, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Your creations are gorgeous! I just love the Altenew 3D die sets

  • February 27, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    These are all staggeringly beautiful! You have inspired me to break out my deco foils and play with those. Just breathtaking.

  • February 27, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Wow, wow, wow! So many beautiful and elegant cards! I have more than one fave for sure. 🙂 Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration. The new debossing cover plate is amazing.

  • February 27, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    I am blown away by your cards! The Tranquil Wings card is especially memorable with the rose gold embossing!

  • February 28, 2020 at 2:46 am

    Wow, I love that last card! It is gorgeous. I would love to see a video of this technique. Your other cards are lovely too.

  • February 28, 2020 at 4:56 am

    So many beautiful cards! I can’t decide which one is my favorite!

  • February 28, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Mi amiga, Nenette! Girl, you know that your cards are always awesome. You always rock it! My favorite,favorite,favorite is your blue poppies “Only in the dark can you see the stars.” I LOVE that one because I say my prayers out in my backyard at night underneath the stars. Under the night sky, I talk to the Lord. =)

  • February 28, 2020 at 6:31 am

    WOW!! Every one of your creations is just GORGEOUS!!! Your colors so bold and vibrant!!

  • February 28, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Your cards are amazing! I really love the colors you picked. My favorite is the “For You” card.

  • February 28, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    OH MY WORD!!! That is all!!

  • February 29, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Your cards are gorgeously designed! Amazing papercrafting with these newest Altenew releases!!

  • February 29, 2020 at 3:17 am

    Wonder cards! Love your creative style!

  • February 29, 2020 at 5:18 am

    Gorgeous cards. I especially love the one using the Open Bloom 3D die, my favorite from this fantastic release.

  • February 29, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Wow! So much creativity. Did you take time off to sleep and eat while you were busy creating? Each one is a work of art. My favorite is the final card…magical feel to it!

  • February 29, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    You have the mind and heart of an artist. The way you used Altenew’s Tranquil Wings to create those blue butterflies, the multi- color Fancy For You , etc.
    Everything you made was WOW!
    God bless

  • March 1, 2020 at 5:48 am

    Such amazingly creative cards, Nenette! I especially loved your bold use of color and the layered looks with the different dies and stamps. The last card should be hung in a museum or art gallery! Thanks for always inspiring me to be bold and try new things!

  • March 1, 2020 at 7:55 am

    WOW, all the cards were stunning but the last one blew my socks off! Brilliant colors. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration.

  • March 1, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Your instagram caught my eye first and I had to find your blog to see your details etc. I love the foiled butterfly stencil card and the last one with the poppy is stunning!

  • March 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Wow! What a wonderfully beautiful and diverse collection of projects! My favorite has to be your first project. What creative use of both products and what a gorgeous end result.

  • March 2, 2020 at 3:20 am

    You make a wonderful cards . I love how you use stencils and dies. It’s hard to pick the favorite one. Amazing !! Thank you for sharing

  • March 2, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Thank you for providing so many inspiration cards but that first one is a STUNNER! I was thinking how long it must’ve taken but when I read it was washi tape….I was shocked. 😮 This would be great mass produced.

    • March 2, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      Yes Ta-Tanisha!!! It was so easy to create!!! I love how Altenew’s washi tapes can make creating cards so much easier yet pretty!

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