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Altenew March 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew March 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

Another amazing release this month, full of gorgeous stamp and die sets. You should have arrived from Laurie‘s blog. Here is the complete list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog
Laura Bassen
May Sukyong Park
Laurie Willison
Enza Gudor —You are here—
Heidi Jakobs
Erum Tasneem
Kathy Racoosin
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nina-Marie Trapani
Sandra Dietrich
Nicole Picadura
Vicky Papaioannou
Flora Monika Farkas
Therese Calvird
Anna Komenda
Yoonsun Hur
Kymona Tracey
Marge Yoon
Virginia Lu
Justine Hovey
Terhi Koskinen
Joni Andaya
Jennifer McGuire
Debby Hughes
Simon Hurley
Svitlana Shayevich
Lilith Eeckels
Carissa Wiley
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lydia Evans
Mayline Jung
Simon Says Stamp Blog

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 29th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2018.

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


Now onto the projects I created for this release. I have a layout and a card to share with you.

For the layout, I used the Cross Stitch Flower stamp set and coordinating dies, and the Mandala die.

I started by stamping all the flowers that compose my wreath. I wanted it to be colorful, but also soft at the same time. Here are the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I used:

  • Coral flowers: Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Vineyard Berry.
  • Yellow flowers: Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle.
  • Purple flowers: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Midnight Violet, Deep Iris.
  • Stems: Just Green, Hunter Green.

With the coordinating die I created the cross-stitch pattern, but decided to only cross-stitch the darker area of the flowers, closer to the stem. I then fussy-cut the images, which I arranged in a circular shape to form the wreath.

Once all the flowers were in place, I decided to fill the center with the Mandala die design. To give it some color, I backed it with cardstock that I had previously watercolored in a warm coral shade.

The rest was just a matter of arranging photo and embellishments onto the page. I added layers of patterned paper behind the picture, and chipboard stickers from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. The wood veneer origami birds are also part of the same collection.

For the butterflies, I stamped them with the Painted Butterflies set and fussy-cut them. I chose colors that coordinated with the rest of the shades on the page. Black splatters finished the layout.

The second project features the new Cross Stitch Canvas Die. So many possibilities with this one. I decided to stick to the traditional cross-stitch design and create rows of different colors.

The top and bottom sections of the card have a pattern of smaller and bigger stitches, while the center keeps the same simple design. Since the background is the focus of this card, I simply added the Thinking of You sentiment, which is also an Altenew craft die that you can find in the store. I left a few rows empty to break the continuity of the pattern.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win gift certificates to the store. Your next stop is Heidi Jakobs‘ blog.

Have a lovely day!

171 thoughts on “Altenew March 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Beautiful layout. I used to cross stitch but had to give it up when it became too hard on my eyes. You’ve given me new inspiration.


  2. Love how you incorporated all the products into the layout. The Crosstitch card is beautiful, great color choice.


  3. What a fabulous idea to combine the cross stitch flowers with the mandala to make a wreath to frame your picture! And the painted butterflies are the perfect addition on top! I also love this cross stitch die; it’s so helpful to just have a large amount of holes where you can go to town with color and pattern. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us; I really appreciate the inspiration.


  4. Love your scrapbook layout with the butterflies and yes the black splatters look really good. I never think of doing splatters but I will try harder to remember as it’s a great technique. Also love the card with the amazing script in a lovely colour


  5. Beautiful layout! As someone who loves to cross stitch, I’ve got the Cross Stitch Canvas die on it’s way. πŸ˜€


  6. What a great scrapbook page! I was never great at scrapbooking and I never did anything like you did on a scrapbook page. I love the cross stitch stamp because it’s something I leaned to do for a grade in my Home Ec. class. My mom taught me and I got an A and leaned a love for embroidery that I have till this day. When I win, I want this stamp set! I love that you used a lot of my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow! Nice job and I like the photo of your daughter?
    Your card is so amazing with the cross stitches as the background. I love all the colors and the sentiment but I don’t have a die cutter so I can’t do the sentiment on the outside of the card like you did. It doesn’t matter. I could still make the background though with the stamp when I win. Thank you for giving us the chance to win something and for showing us how creative you are.


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