Altenew Educators’ “Clean and Simple” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Altenew Educators’ “Clean and Simple” Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to my blog! Thanks so much, Susan Busada, for sending everyone over! For the complete details of this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew blog. The Altenew Educators were asked to create clean and simple cards for this hop. Below are some samples I made for this theme using white, beige, and black colors only. I just changed the design of the 3D embossing folder and repositioned the hot foiled circle and leaf die-cut to create the different focal points for these CAS cards.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

MATERIALS: FINE RINGS CIRCLES HOT FOIL, SENTIMENT STRIPS 3 STAMP, ORGANIC LINEN 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, LEAVES DIE

MATERIALS: DIAMOND STARS 3D EMBOSSING FOLDER, JUST LEAVES DIE, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, FINE RINGS CIRCLES HOT FOIL

SO PROUD OF YOU

MATERIALS: MOD SQUARES 3D EMBOSSING POWDER, FINE RINGS CIRCLES HOT FOIL, SENTIMENT STRIPS

THANK YOU

I still struggle creating CAS cards (the constant urge to add more embellishments is real :-), but I love how quick and easy it is to mass-produce cards like these. Do any of you struggle creating CAS cards, too?

GIVEAWAYS

$130 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! To win, please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/03/2022. 

There’s MORE! Join our party! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your beautiful, Altenew “Clean and Simple” 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 five random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/04/2022.

Next up: Irina Fonina. Make sure to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! If you like what you see, I would greatly appreciate it if you could follow me on Instagram and YouTube. Links are posted below. Thanks so much for dropping by, and happy crafting!

Altenew June 2022 Fine & Dandy Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew June 2022 Fine & Dandy Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog. Thanks, Emily Midgett, for sending everyone over. For the complete details of this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew Card Blog. You can find the new collection here.

This is an excellent mix of dies, hot foil plates, coordinating stencils, and embossing folders. The following are eight cards I made using some of the latest releases.

SENDING BIRTHDAY HUGS

STEPS:

  1. Hot foil the Delightful Flowers image with Polished Brass on light blue cardstock. Fussy cut.
  2. Emboss a peach cardstock using the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover die.
  3. Emboss the white card base using the MOD Squares 3D Embossing Folder.
  4. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.
  5. Assemble the card with foam squares and adhesive.
WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST AS YOU BEGIN YOUR NEW JOURNEY

STEPS:

  1. Use the Scallops Cover Die to add foil to the card front.
  2. Die-cut white cardstock using the Stitched Scalloped Circle die.
  3. Stamp and emboss the sentiment using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Stamp and emboss the flowers on vellum using the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp. Die-cut the image using the coordinating die.
  5. Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

It’s pretty tricky to photograph the shimmer of the hot foil, so here’s a closer look. Knowing that I can use a regular thin die to hot foil the image has made me so excited!!! I wanted to keep this card simple to allow the shiny elements to take the spotlight.

PROUD OF YOU

STEPS:

  1. Hot foil and die cut the circle using the Fine Rings Circles Hotfoil Plate and the coordinating die.
  2. Die-cut the Charming Folliage Dies layers using Sea Shore Gradient Cardstocks, Brushed Cooper Metallic, and Navy Cardstocks. Assemble the flowers.
  3. Die-cut the sentiment from the Essential Sentiment Strips die set.
  4. Assemble card using foam squares and adhesive.

I love that all the elements from this card were from dies. The thin gold circle gives it a classy look. I also kept the white space all over to emphasize the floral arrangement.

SO GRATEFUL

STEPS:

  1. Hot foil the image from the Delightful Flowers Hot Foil Plate on white cardstock using Teal foil.
  2. Hot foil the same image using Gold on vellum.
  3. Layer the vellum on top of the cardstock but slightly offset the images.
  4. Bind the two layers using a stapleless stapler.
  5. Hot foil a solid color on white cardstock.
  6. Die-cut the sentiment from the Essential Sentiment Strips die and use the sold hot foil as a matting.
  7. Assemble the card.
YOU ARE A RARE KIND OF GENEROUS.

STEPS:

  1. Stamp and emboss the image from the Oriental Poppy stamp set.
  2. Use the coordinating stencil set with a detailed blender brush to add colors from the Sea Shore, Glacier Caves, Lapis Lazuli, and Northern Shore dye inks sets.
  3. Die-cut the flower.
  4. Emboss the leaves with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  5. Cut a small panel using teal cardstock.
  6. Stamp and emboss the sentiment.
  7. Assemble the card.
SOMETIMES THERE ARE JUST NO WORDS

STEPS:

  1. Spray the watercolor paper with water and emboss using the Peaceful Poppies 3D embossing folder.
  2. Watercolor the panel using the Artist Watercolor 24 pan set.
  3. Stamp and emboss the sentiment on vellum with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Add splatters using white acrylic paint.
  5. Assemble the card.

I used the embossed images as a guide on where to add the color. But since I wanted it to be a loosely colored panel, I didn’t mind if the edges were not as crisp or if the colors merged. Just make sure to mist the watercolor paper before embossing. Misting the paper will prevent cracking and give it a more crisp look.

YOU ARE SO LOVED

STEPS:

  1. Mist the paper and emboss it with the Peaceful Poppies 3D embossing folder.
  2. Color the petals with Morning Frost alcohol marker.
  3. Emboss the sentiment, centers, and edges using Rose gold embossing powder.
  4. Assemble card with foam squares.

I wanted to create a CAS card using this beautiful Peaceful Poppies 3D embossing folder and keep the coloring simple and muted. The embossed centers give the card a nice contrast.

YOU’RE IN MY HEART

STEPS:

  1. Hot foil white cardstock using the Fine Rings Circles Hot Foil Plate.
  2. Die-cut using the smaller circle from the Fine Rings Circle Dies to create a window.
  3. Stamp and emboss the images from the Persian Motifs stamp set using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Color the images using watercolor and alcohol markers.
  5. Die-cut the images with the Persian Motif coordinating dies.
  6. Assemble the card with foam squares and adhesive.

The Persian Motifs Stamp is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets. I love how beautiful the images are and how many different ways you can color them! The circle hot foil plate gives the card an elegant finish.

I have a newfound appreciation for white space. It draws attention to where it’s needed most and adds a visual rest. White space doesn’t necessarily have to be white– it can be any color or pattern as long as there’s nothing on it. (Thanks for this info, Cathy Z.!)

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 06/27/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/29/2022.

Next up: Reiko Tsuchida. (Due to strict restrictions in Japan, you might not be able to leave comments on her blog.) Thank you so much for dropping by! Please don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. If you liked what you saw, I hope you can give me a follow on my Youtube and Instagram channels (links are located below). Thanks for dropping by, and happy crafting! 💕

Altenew June 2022 Today is the Day Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Altenew June 2022 Today is the Day Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, crafty friends! Thanks so much to Svitlana Shayevich for sending all of you over to my blog. For the complete details, please visit the Altenew Card Blog. You can view and purchase the complete release here. Below are some samples I made using some of the latest releases.

KEEPING YOU CLOSE IN MY THOUGHTS

STEPS:

  1. Stamp and emboss the image from the Sentimental Florals Stamp set using Pure White embossing powder.
  2. Color the floral images with Altenew Artist Markers.
  3. Stamp the sentiment and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  4. Color a brad using the matching artist marker. When dry, add Versamark ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.
  5. Color the inside of the wreath blue with markers.
  6. Assemble the card.

I thought of using the wreath differently by just stamping portions of it and coloring the inner parts.

I APPRECIATE YOU

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the image from the Ethereal Roses Stamp set using dye inks.
  2. Fussy cut the flowers.
  3. Create a pouch using vellum and a stapleless stapler.
  4. Fill the pocket with flowers and adhere some with glue.
  5. Deboss a light blue panel using the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die.
  6. Attach the pocket to the debossed panel using the Golden Stream Washi Tape and adhere to the card front with glue.
  7. Stamp and emboss the sentiment from the Bold Sentiments Stamp set and attach with foam squares.

The recipient can use the loose flowers for her own cards or layouts.

SOME DAYS YOU JUST HAVE TO CREATE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE

STEPS:

  1. Create a background using Distress sprays and allow it to dry.
  2. Stamp and emboss the image from the Climbing Leaves stamp set and Pure White embossing powder. Die-cut the image using the coordinating die set.
  3. Stamp and emboss the sentiment using Rose gold embossing powder.
  4. Attach the leftover background to the bottom of the sentiment and tear the top part.
  5. Assemble the card using foam sheets.
MISS YOU, FRIEND

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the floral images using dye inks. Fussy cut the flowers and leaves.
  2. Position the floral images onto a panel and lightly mark the areas to know where to stamp the leaves.
  3. Stamp the leaves, then emboss using the Deck Planks 3D embossing folder.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Bold Sentiments Stamp using Obsidian Ink and emboss with Clear embossing powder.
FREE GIFTS

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 Today is the Day Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/03/2022 through 06/05/2022. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Today is the Day 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 Today is the Day Stamp & Die Release Collection from 06/03/2022 through 06/09/2022. Shop HERE!
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 06/09/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/11/2022.

Next up: Maryam Perez. If you liked my cards, I hope you can follow me on Instagram and YouTube to see my latest creations. Links are found below. Don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Thank you so much for dropping by! Happy crafting!

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

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

Welcome to my blog, crafty friends! Thank you so much, Tenia Nelson, for sending everyone over. For the full details of this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew Blog. Today, we share different ways to use the PAF: Magnolia Rustica Rubra stamp set. I made two cards and hope you’ll like them.

PAINT-A-FLOWER: MAGNOLIA RUSTICA RUBRA

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the image from the PAF: Magnolia Rustica Rubra onto watercolor paper and emboss with Pure White embossing powder.
  2. Color the image using the following watercolor brush markers: Sunkissed, Fresh Lemon, Rouge, Crimson, Sea Breeze, Emerald, and Lagoon.
  3. Add splatters using white acrylic paint.
  4. Fussy cut 1/2 inches of the opposite corners and leaving the flowers untouched.
  5. Create 2 masks and add a second layer of Aqualicious and Teal Cave over the Square Weave Pattern Stencil.
  6. Stamp and emboss the sentiment on black cardstock.
  7. Assemble card using foam squares.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENT

STEPS:

  1. Stamp and emboss the image from the PAF: Magnolia Rustica Rubra using Obsidian Ink and emboss with Crystal Clear embossing powder.
  2. Draw botanical lines using the Fine Liner pens.
  3. Fussy cut the image and emboss the sentiment using the All Things A stamp set.
  4. Assemble the card with foam squares and adhesive.

GIVEAWAYS

$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 05/28/2022 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 05/30/2022.

Next up is my talented friend, Virginia Lu. Thank you so much for coming!!! Do let me know which one you more in the comment section below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. If you like what you saw, I hope you can follow me on Instagram, YouTube, and FB. Links are listed below. Take care, everyone, and happy crafting! 🧡

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

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

Welcome to my blog, everyone!!! I’m sure you were all blown away by the amazing and talented Jaycee Gaspar. I’m a huge fan of his work! Thanks so much, Jaycee, for sending everybody over. For the complete details of this hop, make sure to drop by the Altenew blog.

HOPE THIS BRIGHTENS YOUR DAY

PAINT A FLOWER: GERBERA REVOLUTION STAMP SET

STEPS:

  1. Using a Misti, stamp the imagefrom the Paint-a-Flower: Gerbera Revolution twice– one on a card front and second on watercolor paper.
  2. Color the image using the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers and add details using colored pencils.
  3. Cut up the colored image.
  4. Adhere parts of the colored images using foam equares.
  5. Stamp and emboss the sentiment using Pure White Crisp Embossing powder.
  6. Adhere to the card front using foam squares and adhesive.

This card is so out of my style and color choice! I’m not sure whether you will like it or not. 😰I hope you do! But I wanted to try something different– use colors that I do not normally gravitate to (yellows for me) and try something I have not done before. What techniques do you want to try out, and what colors don’t you like? I’m curious! Let me know in the comment section below.

GIVEAWAYS

$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 04/28/2022 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 04/30/2022.

Next on the hop is my talented and dear friend, Virginia Lu. Thanks for dropping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! If you liked this card, I hope you can subscribe to this blog and follow me on other social media platforms. Links are posted below. Stay safe and happy crafting! 💙