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Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

As I always say with all the Altenew releases, this is another amazing one. Lots of variety and gorgeous designs!

You should have arrived from the amazing Debby Hughes’ blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog
May Sukyong Park
Laurie Willison
Erum Tasneem
Anna Komenda
Laura Bassen
Karin Åkesdotter
Flora Monika Farkas
Kristina Werner
Rubeena Ianigro
Svitlana Shayevich
TaeEun Yoo
Nicole Picadura
Mona Tóth
Vicky Papaioannou
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Lydia Evans
Chari Moss
Kymona Tracey
Joni Andaya
Therese Calvird
Raquel Bowman
Yoonsun Hu
Laura Jane
Lilith Eeckels
Miriam Prantner
Reiko Tsuchida
Lydia Fidler
Zinia Redo
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Debby Hughes
Enza Gudor ***You are here***
Agnieszka Malyszek
Janette Kausen
Virginia Lu
Sandra Dietrich
Kay Miller

My layout for today features the super pretty Ditsy Print Stamp Set and coordinating die:

Capture layout by @enzamg for @Altenew featuring the Ditsy Print Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #layout #stamping

I started by stamping lots of bouquets with the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks:

  • Flowers: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, and Purple Wine.
  • Leaves: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, and Sweet Leaf.

I love the dainty look of the little flowers, so I decided to keep the delicate and pretty motif going throughout the page.

Capture layout by @enzamg for @Altenew featuring the Ditsy Print Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #layout #stamping

I chose a white background and tried different arrangements before settling on a circular shape. To bring in an extra element of interest and fill the empty spot in the middle, I opted to use the Mandala Die to cut a coordinating patterned paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. I backed the whole die-cut with vellum and used the paper-piecing technique to fill some of the spots with a light yellow paper from the Reflection Collection.

Capture layout by @enzamg for @Altenew featuring the Ditsy Print Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #layout #stamping

For the photo, I just matted it with patterned paper and adhered it down with foam adhesive to give it dimension. The flower cluster on the left side is a sticker from the Our Family Collection, while for the title I used a sentiment from the Super Script Scrapbook Stamp Set, which was heat-embossed with Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

Capture layout by @enzamg for @Altenew featuring the Ditsy Print Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #layout #stamping

To finish the layout, I created a bow with the same yellow patterned paper I used for the Mandala die-cut and placed it in the top left corner of the picture. I also added lots of White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops all around the wreath. I know they are difficult to see in the pictures, but in real life you can really see the touch of shine they add.

Capture layout by @enzamg for @Altenew featuring the Ditsy Print Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #layout #stamping

Now the fun part! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, June 20th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/24/2018.

I’ll also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate from all the comments left on my blog.

Your next stop is Agnieszka Malyszek‘s blog. Happy hopping!

Blog · Cards

Crate Paper – Father’s Day Cards

Hello, CP friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing two Father’s Day cards using the Here+There and Wild Heart collections.

With less than a week left to the big day, I thought that simple cards would be the way to go, especially if you feel inspired to recreate them. Other than a little bit of die-cutting, the rest is pretty much layering of different elements, such as ephemera pieces, stickers, patterned papers and tags.

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

For my first card, I used the Here+There collection.

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

I started by trimming the card panel to measure 4”x5.5”. I wanted a dark, bold background, so I went with the Check-in patterned paper for its rich brown color. Although this is specifically a travel collection, the variety of patterns and colors works for any type of projects. I layered two additional patterned papers to create sort of a frame for my embellishments. I then went to town with the layering. I knew I wanted to include an interactive element, so I used one of the envelopes in the collection as my first layer. I trimmed a photo of our kids to size, punched a whole at the top, and added some pink ribbon to pull it out of the envelope.

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

I love the paper with the colorful scooters! I trimmed it into a banner shape and backed it with the same Check-in patterned paper I used for the card panel. I then layered a tag behind it and one on top. The sentiment comes from the Good Vibes Specialty Cardstock; I think it’s perfect for a Father’s Day card! To finish the card, I fussy-cut a bigger scooter out of the City Views patterned paper to place below the sentiment, added a sticker heart, and adhered the whole panel to my white card base.

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

The second card features the Wild Heart collection. I love how bold and masculine it turned out!

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

As always, I started by trimming my card panel to size (this time 4”x5.25”) and creating sort of a frame for my elements. I picked darker colors and geometric patterns, with a pop of yellow to brighten the card up. I then die-cut the letters from the Thrive paper and adhered them on top of three circles cut out of the Electric paper. I think it creates a nice contrast and really makes the letters stand out.

Father's Day Cards by @enzamg for @CratePaper. #cards #handmadecards #fathersday

“The best day” sentiment comes from the Wildly cut apart sheet, while the other two smaller ones are from the Flourish collection. Two tiny blue hearts and some twine wrapped around the card panel added the final touch.

I hope these cards have inspired you to use such amazing collections for Father’s Day cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies – Here+There: Check-in (344336), Photo Op (344329), 6×6 Paper Pad (344342), Envelopes (344348), Ephemera Pieces (344346), 6×12 Stickers (344347), City Views (344330); Good Vibes: Foil On Cardstock (344310); Wild Heart: Wildly (344420), Thrive (344431), Roar (344426), Electric (344421); Flourish: Sentiment Stickers (344401).

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Pink Paislee – Paper Pads: Big Title Layout

Hey there crafty friends! Today I’m kicking off Paper Pads week on the Pink Paislee blog. Paper Pads are versatile and convenient and can be used for any project in a variety of ways. I love the smaller sizes as they feature a miniature version of the bigger patterned papers, but also the 12×12 one that groups most of the papers in a collection, sometimes with foil accents, and usually contains doubles of them so you don’t take the risk of running out 😉

My layout was mostly created with papers from the Pick-Me-Up Paper Pads: 2×2”, 6×6”, and 12×12”.

Big title layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Pick-Me-Up collection. #paperpads #scrapbooking #layout #bigtitle

I started by cutting a big title from one of the 12×12” papers. I went with a solid color, as I knew I wanted to back each letter with papers from the 2×2” Paper Pads. The clean lines of the Label Maker Font cut file worked perfectly for the idea I had in mind.

Big title layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Pick-Me-Up collection. #paperpads #scrapbooking #layout #bigtitle

I prepared my background with scalloped strips that I fussy cut from Oh My Heart Paper 17 and hand-stitched with coordinating embroidery floss onto white cardstock. Once all the letters were ready, I arranged them on top of the strips in a wonky way. You can see I decreased the size of the letters slightly as they went down the page, so to draw the eye towards the photos. I kept the embellishments around the pictures pretty minimal – a few die cuts and chipboard stickers, just to add color, and a camera and “Love You” banner which were fussy cut from the 2×2” Paper Pads.

Big title layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Pick-Me-Up collection. #paperpads #scrapbooking #layout #bigtitle

The main embellishments are the rolled flowers I made with two cut files (242203 & 239848). I used the 6×6” Paper Pad, which is just the right size to create lovely additions like these.

Big title layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Pick-Me-Up collection. #paperpads #scrapbooking #layout #bigtitle

I’m pretty happy with how this layout turned out! Paper Pads are a must-have in your stash and sometimes they’re all you need to create amazing projects!

Big title layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Pick-Me-Up collection. #paperpads #scrapbooking #layout #bigtitle

Thank you for stopping by!

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