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Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

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

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

May Sukyong Park

Kristina Pokazanieva

Therese Calvird

Zsoka Marko

Zinia Redo

Laura Jane

Virginia Lu

Kathleen Graumüller

Erum Tasneem

Laurie Willison

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

Alex Syberia

Sveta Fotinia

Kelly Janes

Nicole Picadura

Reiko Tsuchida

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Rubeena Ianigro

Olga Moss

Sandra Dietrich

Dana Gong

Agnieszka Malyszek

Norine Borys

Amanda Korotkova

Kymona Tracey

Cynde Whitlow

Lydia Evans

Isha Gupta

Enza Gudor — You are here —

Aya Elsheshtawy

What a release! So many gorgeous new stamps, dies, and paper packs!

Today I’m sharing a layout featuring the Enchanting Washes Paper Pack and the Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set with the Mega Love Die.

Butterfly layout for @altenew by @enzamg. #scrapbooking #layout #butterflies

I started by backing a butterfly wreath cut file with the gorgeous papers from the Enchanting Washes Paper Pack. I then adhered it onto a dark yellow cardstock with foam dots for dimension. To make the wreath look fuller and, at the same time repeat and enhance the butterfly motif, I added the Butterfly Acetate Die Cuts all around it.

Butterfly layout for @altenew by @enzamg. #scrapbooking #layout #butterflies

For the photo, I decided to keep it simple, with just a couple of layers of patterned paper behind it, while for the title, I used the beautiful Mega Love Die with one of the papers from the same Paper Pack. The “you dearly” comes from the Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set.

Butterfly layout for @altenew by @enzamg. #scrapbooking #layout #butterflies

I finished the layout with hearts from the Sweet Hearts Adhesive Wood Veneers, and lots of enamel dots in coordinating colors.

Butterfly layout for @altenew by @enzamg. #scrapbooking #layout #butterflies

Here are the prizes! 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 12/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/22/2018.

Your next stop is Aya‘s blog. Happy hopping!

Blog · Cards

Pink Paislee – Whimsical Christmas Cards

Hello my crafty friends! How about a set of super fun Christmas cards created with the amazing Whimsical collection? I love how they turned out! So playful and, well, whimsical 😉

Whimsical Christmas Cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppwhimsical. #cards #cardmaking #pinkpaislee #christmas

Most of the time when I don’t have a themed collection to work with, I turn to cut files for help. The choice of the color scheme makes all the difference and you can achieve any look you like depending on the design you are using.

The first card features the Christmas Tree Background cut file (ID 233785) designed by Paige Evans. The cut file comes in a 12×12 format so I only used a portion of it to fit a 5” square card panel. I had to play around with the placement of the trees, but it was pretty easy to do.

Whimsical Christmas Cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppwhimsical. #cards #cardmaking #pinkpaislee #christmas

For the color scheme, I went with shades of purple, pink, teal, and green. You can find non traditional color scheme for Christmas décor all over the web. Pinterest is usually my go-to place 🙂

Once I had the background ready, I decided to enlarge one of the trees and make it the focal point of my card. Foam adhesive helped me give it dimension while the gold thread I placed behind it brought in a festive vibe. For the sentiment, I tried to achieve an ombre look with the pretty foam letter stickers which are my favorite right now!

Whimsical Christmas Cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppwhimsical. #cards #cardmaking #pinkpaislee #christmas

Enamel dots and a gold chipboard star finished the card.

For the second card I used the Ho Ho Ho cut file (ID 232490) also by Paige Evans and tried to incorporate more traditional colors. Green and red with touches of mint and purple.

Whimsical Christmas Cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppwhimsical. #cards #cardmaking #pinkpaislee #christmas

Here again I had to resize the cut file to fit a 5” square card base. I backed the images with patterned paper and adhered three little trees from the previous card in the middle of the O’s. I added gold thread behind them and used foam adhesive to adhere them down.

For the snowflakes, I simply turned them slightly and gave them dimension with a foam dot before topping them with enamel dots.

Whimsical Christmas Cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppwhimsical. #cards #cardmaking #pinkpaislee #christmas

Thank you for stopping by today! What do you think of my Whimsical cards? Would you give it a try?

Blog · Cards

Spellbinders – December 2018 Card Kit of the Month

Hello, friends! I’m back today to share a few cards created with the Spellbinders December 2018 Card Kit of the Month. This kit, called Winter Wishes, includes a 40 sheet paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, and tons of embellishments, giving you everything you need to make 10 cards or more! It’s a great deal, and you don’t want to miss it.

I absolutely love the soft, wintery colors of this kit. The copper foiled sheet is amazing, and perfect for embellishments and sentiments. One of my favorite elements is the glitter washi tape; it comes in two shades, gold and brown, and is so beautiful!

Here is the first set of cards:

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

For the first card, I used the copper foiled cardstock to die cut little berries and the sentiment.

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

The jar is one of the die cuts the comes in the kit, while for the sprigs I die cut them from light blue cardstock, as well as from cardstock I previously adhered the glittery washi tape to. I mounted everything with foam dots for dimension, and added enamel dots to finish the card.

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

The second card features mainly die cuts.

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

I adhered one of the beautiful patterned papers from the kit onto brown cardstock, covered the portion where the two met with washi tape, and created a cluster of embellishments towards the right side of the panel. Easy peasy. The sentiment is also provided in the kit.

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

The third card is a combination of the Monthly Card Kit Extras, which can also be purchased seperately. I used the Winter Wishes Paper Pad, the Mason Jar Stamp Set, and the Gold Glitter Alphabet Stickers to create this festive look.

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

I started by stamping the star image onto a large strip of patterned paper three times – I opted to heat-emboss it as well, just to give it a more glittery look. I added the sentiment and enamel dots before adhering the strip onto the bottom layer. I finished the card with twine in coordinating colors.

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

I also have an additional set of cards to share:

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

I created a wreath with several dies that come in the kit for the first card.

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

Again, I covered white cardstock with glitter washi tape and die cut the sprigs. For the flowers I used patterned paper, as well as the gorgeous copper foiled sheet for the center. The banner sentiment is also part of the kit.

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

For my last card, I simply trimmed and layered several patterned papers for a nested look; I adhered them down with foam adhesive for dimension before heat-embossing the sentiment directly onto the top layer. I then embellished it with copper foiled snowflakes, a beautiful die cut, and enamel dots.

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

That is all for today, my friends. I truly enjoyed playing with the December 2018 Card Kit of the Month, and I have so many supplies left! Check out the Spellbinders Kit Clubs section for this and many other monthly subscriptions. The kits are a great value, and packed with high-quality, trendy products.

Thank you for stopping by!