Altenew Educators “New Favorite” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Altenew Educators “New Favorite” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone and welcome to my blog! If you just came from Irina Fonina’s blog, then you’re on the right track. For the complete list and details of the hop, please visit the Altenew blog.

For this hop, we were asked to choose a new favorite product and mine is the Note for You Stamp and die set.

The bundle arrived just in time for Christmas, so I created some handmade Christmas gifts. I love that there are a variety of sentiments that will fit into a 3×3 card base. It also comes with a cute envelope die with an embellished flap! So cute!!! You can stamp or die-cut some borders for a very dainty look.

I used my Gelli prints as my base for all the cards. These were die-cut into squares slightly smaller than 3×3; I stamped the different sentiments using Versamark Ink and Pure White Embossing powder.

II also stamped a floral image from the Engraved Flowers stamp set on the front of the envelopes for added interest. The borders were die-cut using white cardstock and adhered to the top and bottom of the sentiments. These strips are so dainty and look like lace!!! I also included some wax seals created with the Blooming Bud and Delicate Blossom Wax Seal stamps in the gift set. 

I used the Note for You Stamp set for my second project, using the stamp lace borders instead of the dies. After stamping and embossing in white, Distress Inks were used in creating an ombre background. The sentiment was stamped, embossed, then die-cut.

I also used another favorite of mine– The Mix & Match Frames die set. 

2 of the dies from the Mix & Match Frames dies were used for this card. I layered the die-cut pieces and used foam squares to add dimension. The lacy border and dashed line were stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Pure White Crisp Embossing powder.


PRIZES


$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/09/2022 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “New Favorite” creations. We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

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 01/10/2022.

NEXT UP: Ann Taylor. Thank you so much for dropping by! If you want to see more of my latest creations, please follow my Instagram account @mylittleatticstudio. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew.

The Altenew Educators are all looking forward to a productive and creative year ahead!! Stay safe and happy crafting, everyone! 💜

COMPLETE HOP LIST

Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Nancy Souza

Nandini Karmarkar

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Neha Aggarwal

Lana Taber

Terri Marie Koszler

Helen Kalb

Joylita Dsouza

Teri Stokes

Rosie Neustaedter

Irina Fonina

Nenette S. Madero–>you are here

Ann Taylor

Susan Stagno

Annemarie Caister

Altenew Washi Tape Explorer Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew  Washi Tape Explorer Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, my crafty friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Washi Tape Blog Hop + Giveaway! If you just came from Karen Brown, then you’re on the right track. For the complete blog hop details, please click Altenew Blog.

I created two new cards using washi tapes. I’m also including some old projects from previous blog hops so that you can see the variety of ways you can use the Altenew washi tapes. If you’d like to see the complete collection of Altenew’s washi tapes, click here.


THANKS


STEPS:

  1. Attach the Botanical Rhapsody Wide Washi tape onto white cardstock and fussy cut the flowers and leaves.
  2. Attach the Peachy Tiles Waship tape onto white cardstock and trim to fit an A2 cardfront.
  3. Add a torn Many Dots Washi tape on the lower third of the cardfront.
  4. Add the Peachy Tiles panel using foam squares.
  5. Arrange the flowers and leaves using foam squares and adhesive.
  6. Adhere the thanks die cut from the Craft your Life Seasonal Blooms set.

See how easy it is to create this card?! Adding the washi tape to paper gave it some sturdiness so that it was easy to cut and shape.


HELLO


STEPS:

  1. Color the Bouquet Die Cut tape using Alcohol Ink Mermaid, Alcohol Pearl Tranquil and Piñata Rich Gold. Allow to dry.
  2. Adhere the colored tape onto dark blue cardstock to create a background for the card front.
  3. Add a border by using the Mix & Match Frames die.
  4. Die cut the Hello 4 times using white carstock. For the last one, adhere the Gold Foil Washi Tape first before die cutting the word.
  5. Add the Enchated Gold Metallic Thread to ground the Waterbrush Hello die cut.

Technically, this is not a washi tape. I realized it was categorized as a die-cut tape AFTER I created the card. 😱 But I liked the effect of the alcohol inks so I thought it would be nice to share the process. Dye inks will not work (yes, I tried blending dye inks and they just rubbed off.)

As you can see, in both of my cards, I did not use any stamp set. All were just washi tapes and die cuts and both were fairly easy to put together.

Below are more cards/projects I made using Altenew washi tapes.


PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this occasion, Altenew is giving away a $100  gift certificate to 1 lucky winner 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 11/17/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/19/2021.

SPECIAL OFFER: 40% off on ALL Washi Tapes from 11/10/2021 at 12:01 AM EST until 11/16/2021 at 11:59 PM EST. Shop here. Not valid on previous purchases. Free gift will be added to the cart automatically with all washi tape orders.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Next up:Nandini Karmarkar. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! I truly appreciate all the wonderful feedback you give and your kind words inspire me to create more so thank you so much!!! For my latest creations, please follow me on Instagram @mylittelatticstudio . Have a wonderful week ahead. Stay safe and happy crafting! 💜

Altenew Mighty Kind Stand Alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew Mighty Kind Stand Alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Welcome to my blog, everyone! If you just came from Lilith Eeckels blog, then you’re on the right track. For the complete details of this hop, you may head to the Altenew Card Blog. You can find the complete release of the October 2021 Mighty Kind release collection here.

I created a number of cards for this wonderful release. Let me know in the comment section which one you like the best.


BE KIND


STEPS:

  1. Create the background using Fine Tulle Stencil with Tumbled Glass, Frayed Burlap and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks and Rusty Hinge Spray stain. Spray some areas with water for the inks to react.
  2. Die cut the Simple Shapes Cover Die and adhere on top of the background.
  3. Die cut from vellum the background die and from light blue cardstock the Be Kind die. I die cut this 4 times and adhered them on top of each other for added thickness.
  4. Assembe the card with adhesive.

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all can just be kind to one another??? Kindness is being considerate, generous, empathetic and accepting of the difference of others. I think we should remind ourselves, every day, to be kind.


GRATEFUL FOR SMALL THINGS, BIG THINGS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN


STEPS:

  1. Die cut 4 different shades of blue cardstock using the Calming Reflection Cover die.
  2. Adhere the layers from darkest to lightest but slightly shifting a few millimeters so that the lighter cardstrock will be seen.
  3. Stamp the sentiment from the Greatest Blessings Stamp and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Die cut blue cardstock using the Just Leaves Die.
  5. Assemble the card on gold cardstock with adhesive.

Here’s another quick card to make… all you have to do is die cut the pieces. I love the shine of the gold cardstock against the layers of blue!


STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY


STEPS:

  1. Die cut white cardstock using one of the dies from the Flowing Foliage Die several times and adhere on top of each other for dimension.
  2. Create the background using Distress sprays and water.
  3. Die cut the background using the Mix & Match Frame die. Die cut white cardstock using the largest die from the same set to create the dotted frame.
  4. Arrange the the die cut flowers on the Distressed background.
  5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment from Block Sentiments Stamp on the excess backround using Versamark Ink and Pure White embossing powder. Adhere this on parchment paper.
  6. Assemble the card with foam squares and adhesive.

I love the dies in this set!!! There are so many ways you can use this set. You can also mix them with your floral stamps, too.


YOU ROCK


STEPS:

  1. Create an alcohol inked background using Cotton Candy and Sea Glass Alcohol Inks and isopropyl alcohol on vellum. Add Piñata Brass for shine.
  2. Add splatters using the mentioned inks and plain alcohol.
  3. Cut down to 5.25 ” x 4″ sheets and adhere to white cardstock using double sided adhesive sheets.
  4. Create 3 die cuts using the leaf pattern from the Flowing Foliage Die. Stack 3 on top of each other for more dimension.
  5. Die cut 4 times from white carstock the sentiment using the Way To Go die. For the last layer, use the excess alcohol inked background.
  6. Assemble the card with foam squares and adhesive.

I was inspired by Tiffany Solorio’s alcohol ink process using vellum so I tried it out. She used an Alcohol blending solution while I used isopropyl alcohol. I did not have that much warping maybe because I used thicker vellum. Love all the texture on this card.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY


The process of this card is the same as the previous one. I was able to make 2 cards using 1 background! I will definitely be experimenting more with alcohol inks and vellum. For this card, I used the sentiment from the Essential Sentiments Die set for the sentiment.


GIVEAWAY AND 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 10/25/2021 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 10/27/2021.

Next up: Maryam Perez. I hope you liked the cards I created for this hop. Let me know which one is your favorite in the comment section below and get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. I hope to see you on Instagram as well @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting! ❤️

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

Welcome to my blog, everyone! If you just came from Ishani, then you’re on the right track. For the complete details of this hop, head on to the Altenew Card Blog. Isn’t the Paint-A-Flower: African Daisy Stamp set a beauty?

Here are some examples of cards that I made using this stamp set.


YOU’RE THE SWEETEST



I wish you could see the shimmer and shine on this card becuase of the metallic watercolor! The black cardstock gives a high contrast to the image as well.


HERE FOR YOU


  1. Stamp the image on watercolor paper with Versmark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Loosely watercolor the imgae using Watercolor Brush Markers.
  3. Mask a frame around the colored image using Post It tape.
  4. Color the exposed background with Distress Ink.
  5. Die cut the sentiment from the Essential Sentiment Strips Die
  6. Remove the Post it Tape and assemble the card with foam squares.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


  1. Stamp the image in opposite corners using Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  2. Watercolor the background using Desert Night Watercolor brush marker and lighten some parts with added water.
  3. Add gold and metallic blue splatters using the Metallic Watercolor pan set.
  4. Die cut the sentiment.
  5. Assemble the card.

I love the dramatic contrast of the image with the background. You don’t always have to color the embossed images. By coloring only the background and keeping the images white, the images stand out more.


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 09/27/2021 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 09/29/2021.

Next up is Joylita Dsouza. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! You can follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Hope to see you there, too! Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!!!❤️

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

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

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Altenew’s Craft your Life Kit: Hello Beautiful Release and giveaway! Thank you, Maryam Perez, for sending all of you over to my blog. For the complete details of the blog hop, make sure to visit the Altenew Card Blog.

There is nothing like a bouquet of flowers to bring you joy and contentment! Enjoy our Craft Your Life Project Kit, an exciting monthly package that is sure to get the creative juices flowing! Featuring a 6×8 stamp set, coordinating die set, as well as a stencil 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! This kit features a gorgeous stamp set with three beautiful floral clusters. The flowers and leaves were drawn with great care, giving special attention to the folds and curves of the petals. The set includes eight messages great for everyday occasions. The kit also features FIVE coloring stencils which will allow you to color the floral clusters in two coloring layers. Furthermore, there is a matching die for each of the floral clusters and an embossing folder featuring an elaborate version of one of the floral clusters from the stamp set. Pair them together for the best results. Take a look at this beautiful kit!

I created 4 cards using the stamp set and stencils in this release. Let me know which one you like ok?


HELLO


HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP AND STENCIL, FANCY HELLO DIE, WILDFLOWER PAPER PACK, GOLD FOIL WASHI TAPE, NATURE’S WONDER AND MARTIAN TERRAIN DYE INKS, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER
  1. Stamp the floral design using Versamark Ink and emboss with Pure White Embossing powder.
  2. Color the flowers and leaves using the stencil and dye inks.
  3. Add a strip of gold foil washi tape and die cut the word hello. Die cut additional hello 4 times to create a thicker die cut.
  4. Assemble the card.

I love the look of this card! The translucent dye inks allow the patterned paper to show through the flowers and leaves in a subtle way. The stencils make it so easy to color this set.


MAY YOU BE BLESSED…


HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP AND DIE SET, SUMMER GARDEN PAPER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, CIRCLE QUILT COVER DIE, WATERCOLOR PAPER, CARDSTOCK, VERSAMARK INK
  1. Stamp the image on watercolor paper using Versamark Ink and embossing using Rose Gold embossing powder. Color with Watercolor Brush markers then die cut.
  2. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.
  3. Die cut 5 times the Circle Quilt Cover die and adhere on top of each other with adhesive.
  4. Assemble the card.

Using patterned paper as the background makes this card one step faster. Go through your patterned papers and see what pattern will go with your stamped and painted florals!



THINKING OF YOU

HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP AND DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, MIDNIGHT VIOLET, PURPLE WINE, DESERT NIGHT AND EMERALD WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, DYLUSIONS WHITE LINEN PAINT, VERSAMARK INK

  1. Stamp and emboss the floral image using Rose Gold embossing powder and color with watercolor brush markers.
  2. Create an ombre background using Distress Oxide inks. Add water and white splatters.
  3. Tear one end and emboss the other 3 edges with Rose gold embossing powder.
  4. Emboss the sentiment on black cardstock.
  5. Assemble the card.

Most of the time, I stamp, emboss and watercolor extra images so that I have extras that I can easily use for another card.


THE BEST FEELING OF HAPPINESS…


HELLO BEAUTIFUL STAMP, SISTERS OF THE HEART SENTIMENT, ROUNDED RECTANGLES DIE, DOTTED SWIRLS DEBOSSING DIE, ROSE GOLD AND PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, VERSAMARK INK, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS
  1. Create an ombre card front using Distress Ink Oxides.
  2. Use the Dotted Swirls Debossing die to crate a debossed pattern.
  3. Stamp the floral image from the Hello Beautiful Stamp set at the top and bottom of the card front and emboss using Pure White embossing powder.
  4. Die cut the center using the Rounded Rectangles die. Add 4 more rectangles and adhere on top of each other.
  5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment on vellum.
  6. Assemble the card.

I love the look of outline stamps on an ombre background! Adding a few more rounded rectangles gave some dimension to the card.


GIVEAWAYS


$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 09/18/2021 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 09/20/2021.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Next up: Michelle Short. Make sure to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! I love hearing from you and appreciate all your wonderful comments. If you haven’t yet, I hope you can follow me on Instagram as well @mylittleatticstudio. Until my next post–be safe everyone and keep on crafting!