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Altenew August 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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

You should have arrived from the wonderful Nancy‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Rubeena Ianigro

Anna Komenda

Agnieszka Malyszek

Tania Ahmed

Erum Tasneem

Karin Åkesdotter

Simon Says Stamp Blog

May Sukyong Park

Keeway Tsao

Sveta Fotinia

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Zinia Redo

Amber Rain Davis

Svitlana Shayevich

Zsoka Marko

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Nancy McClelland

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Laurie Willison

Kymona Tracey

Nicole Picadura

Meghann Andrew

Virginia Lu

Mayline Jung

Sandra Dietrich

Yoounsun Hur

Lydia Evans

Mona Tóth

I have two projects to share with you today. The first one is a layout created with the gorgeous Floral Art Stamp Set. The layers in these flowers are fantastic, and allow for a different color combinations.

I started by stamping the flowers with some of my favorite Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Frosty Pink, Pinkalicious, and Cosmic Berry, while for the leaves I used Evening Gray, and Lava Rock. The composition of this layout is very simple; the stamped images are the focus, so I decided to add very little embellishments.

I adhered a frame cut file to a blue watercolor paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, and created a big cluster of flowers and leaves in the bottom left corner of the page. The photo, which was backed with layers of coordinating papers from the same scrapbook collection, sits right on top of it.

To balance the layout, I added more flowers in the opposite corner. Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension.

For the title, I used the Mega Happy Die. I cut it twice, from both gray and black cardstock, to create separation from the background and make it stand out more.

The second project features the Inked Flora Stamp Set.

I decorated two kraft bags with several images from the set. For the first one, I heat-embossed the leaves with Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder all over the front of the bag. The flower and the leaves were also heat-embossed, but this time onto patterned papers from the Reflection Collection.

I then stamped the sentiment on smooth white cardstock and cut it into a banner shape before tying it to the flower with twine. I finished the bag with a black and white striped ribbon across the bottom.

I used the same color scheme for the second gift bag. This time I created a cluster of leaves, and just added sentiments, some black splatters and enamel dots, and the same ribbon across the bottom.

Now onto the giveaway 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, August 22nd for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/26/2018.

Your next stop is the talented Laurie. Happy hopping!

Blog · Cards

Spellbinders – New Collection Inspiration August Blog Hop


Hello everyone, and welcome to the Spellbinders August 2018 Blog Hop.

You should have arrived from the talented Melissa‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Spellbinders

Hussena Calcuttawala

Tina Smith

Melissa Phillips

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Anya Lunchenko

Sandra Nagel

Olga Direktorenko

Elena Salo

Nina-Marie Trapani

Desiree Kuemmerle

Svitlana Shayevich

Brenda Noelke

Heather Hoffman

Rubeena Ianigro

Amy Kolling

Clare Prezzia

Today is all about two lovely collections:

The cutting dies I used for my cards come from the Special Moments collection: Laced Flowers, Floral Lace Border, and Special Day Frame. I love how dainty and intricate these designs are!

Everyday cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. #spellbinders #cratepaper @cratepaper #cards #cardmaking

For the first card, I concentrated my elements in the center.

Everyday cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. #spellbinders #cratepaper @cratepaper #cards #cardmaking

I wanted to create lots of dimension, so I decided to layer several die cuts and use foam adhesive to adhere one on top of the other. I started with the bigger circle die that comes in the Special Day Frame set, followed by one of the swirl and circle shapes, and finished with two gorgeous layers of Laced Flowers. I then die cut many single flower shapes from the Floral Lace Border set and arranged them all around the edge of the circle for extra interest, and also for a more finished look.

Everyday cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. #spellbinders #cratepaper @cratepaper #cards #cardmaking

The second card features layers of gorgeous Laced Flowers.

Everyday cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. #spellbinders #cratepaper @cratepaper #cards #cardmaking

I started by die cutting the three different sizes directly from my card panel. I love that the darker patterned paper comes through bringing in a contrasting element. Keeping the same color scheme of the first card, I die cut the flowers and nested them before adhering them down. I diminished the layers going from the bottom to the top of the card, so you can see that the bottom flowers has three layers, the second has two, and so on. A simple sentiment and Crystal Nuvo Drops finished the card.

Everyday cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. #spellbinders #cratepaper @cratepaper #cards #cardmaking

Now the fun part! To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on the Spellbinders blog by Sunday, August 19th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday – Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Your next stop is the super talented Anya. Happy hopping!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Special Moments by Marisa Job – Floral Lace Border (S4-944).

Special Moments by Marisa Job – Laced Flowers (S4-945).

Special Moments by Marisa Job – Special Day Frame (S5-374).

Other supplies: Create Paper Willow Lane collection; Crystal Nuvo Drops in Neptune; enamel dots.

Blog · Off the page

Crate Paper – Back To School: Pencil Holders

Hello there! I’m back to share a new project that is useful and easy to make, perfect as a back-to-school gift for the students in your life or their teachers.
My daughter loves school supplies (and so does her mama), so I thought it would be cute to make her a pencil holder using the gorgeous Willow Lane collection – I actually made two, so she can pick one and the other will be for me. Ha ha!

Pencil Holders by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #cratepaper #cpwillowlane #pencilholders #diy #backtoschoolcrafts
Here is what you’ll need:
• a tin can
• strong double-sided adhesive, such as Red Tape by American Crafts
• patterned paper
• embellishments

Pencil Holders by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #cratepaper #cpwillowlane #pencilholders #diy #backtoschoolcrafts
I started by measuring the length of my tin can and cut the patterned paper accordingly. I used double-sided adhesive to adhere one edge to the tin, and went around covering it completely; then secured it with more double-sided tape.
For the first pencil holder, I fussy-cut a strip of paper from the Bright Days patterned paper and glued it in the middle portion of the can, while to create a border at the bottom, I used the super cute Star Decorative Trim.

Pencil Holders by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #cratepaper #cpwillowlane #pencilholders #diy #backtoschoolcrafts
I then went to town with the embellishments. Butterflies, hearts, a sentiment, and that cute girl from the 6×12 Sticker Sheet, gave the pencil holder a fun and pretty look. Everything was adhered down with foam adhesive, just to create a bit of dimension.

Pencil Holders by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #cratepaper #cpwillowlane #pencilholders #diy #backtoschoolcrafts
The second holder is much simpler in terms of decorative pieces.

Pencil Holders by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #cratepaper #cpwillowlane #pencilholders #diy #backtoschoolcrafts
I simply fussy-cut the Cottage patterned paper and adhered the houses all around the tin. I love all the different colors and shapes; they create the perfect border. The only other thing I added was a sentiment that covered the entire circumference of the tin.

Pencil Holders by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #cratepaper #cpwillowlane #pencilholders #diy #backtoschoolcrafts
I had a lot of fun making these pencil holders together, and I’m sure they’ll put a smile on my daughter’s face.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!


Supplies: Willow Lane – Together (344465), Bright Days (344461), Cottage (344452), Adore (344445), Flutter (344450); Decorative Trim (344476); 6×12 Sticker Sheet (344485).