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Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway.

I’m so happy to be here and share my love for this supportive and amazing community of crafters. Not only the fabulous inspiration day in and day out, but also the friendships and connections that are built and grow stronger over time. You should have arrived from the Simon Says Stamps blog.

Before I get to the project I created for this hop, I would like to share the following special offers and prizes:

Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid from October 17th at 12:01 am EDT through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: Β£50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

Enza Gudor —You Are Here—

The layout I am sharing today is meant to celebrate one of those friendships I mentioned above. I have been crafting for a long time, but only started sharing on social media a couple of years ago. I can say I was not expecting all the love and support I received from this community, and surely I never believed I could find thoughtful and caring friends who would make me feel so special. I received the gorgeous birthday card you see on the page from my dear friend Zsoka, who is truly an inspiration, not only for her outstanding crafting abilities, but also for her generosity and big heart.

I started this layout with a butterfly cut file from the Silhouette store. I modified it a little to adapt it to what I had in mind. I cut it several times from patterned paper and vellum, as I wanted to create more dimensional butterflies. I love the look of the butterflies flying off the page.

I secured the cut files with a little bit of stitching, and used foam dots to raise the bottom layer.

All the patterned papers you see here are included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. The sentiments come from the Halftone Circles and Extra Special stamp sets. I heat-embossed them with Altenew Translucent Pearl embossing powder.

I finished the layout off with wood veneers, enamel dots, and paint splatters in matching colors.

Thank you for visiting. Your next stop is Nina-Marie Trapani. Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win one of the many amazing prizes.

Blog · Cut files · Scrapbooking

The Cut Shoppe – Sweet Moments

Hello, everyone. Today I’m sharing a Fall-themed layout with you. I used two cut files: All About Fall background and Autumn Acres.

I knew I wanted to create a shaker pocket in the middle of the page. I drew a circle in the Silhouette program and combined it with the All About Fall background image. The β€œcrop” option under the Modify tab allows you to merge the two images together, so to have a shaped version of the cut file. I then offset the outer circle to create a border. In order to have enough space for sequins and wood veneers to move freely in the pocket, I created a separate circular border that matched the measurements of the cut file and cut it three times. By stacking the individual cuts I was able to achieve the dimension I needed. A piece of acetate was glued in between the first two top layers.

Before adhering the prepared cut file onto my background paper, I backed some leaves with different patterned papers from the Crate Paper Carousel collection.

At this point I realized I wanted to make my layout feel more autumnal. The Autumn Acres cut file came in handy for that. I picked one of the leaves in the set and cut it in different sizes from a variety of patterned papers in yellow, pink, and teal hues. I then layered them all around the cut file, in kind of a messy way. I think it looks more natural that way πŸ˜‰

A title and a few embellishments finished the layout.

I love how this page turned out. Make sure to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store and pick up some awesome cut files to document your memories.

Until next time. Have a lovely day!

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Altenew – A Combination Of Stamp Sets

Hello everyone! Enza back with you today to share a new layout featuring a combination of stamp sets: Wood Pallet Background, Blooming Bouquet, and More Than Words.

It happens sometimes that I have an idea in mind and not the right patterned paper to execute it. I originally wanted to use the beautiful wood grain paper included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, but I only had bits and pieces left, so I decided to create my own patterned paper with the Wood Pallet Background stamp set. After stamping a full 12×12 white card stock with it, I used a craft die from my stash to obtain stitched circles in a variety of sizes.

Then I did the same thing with my pictures. To create more interest and extra dimension, I printed a bigger and a smaller copy of the same picture and die cut it with the same dies in progressive sizes. I used foam dots to adhere them together. Once the background design was ready, I started working on the flower clusters. I heat-embossed all the images with Altenew Crisp Pure White embossing powder and used Altenew inks to color them. Lots of layers and dimension create a more natural and realistic look.

Finally, I added sentiments from the More Than Words stamp set on the edge of some circles. The Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder brought in the right amount of shine and coordinated perfectly with the other colors on the page. The tiny dotted stamps included in the Blooming Bouquet stamp set, as well as enamel dots in matching colors, completed the layout.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and feel inspired to combine a variety of stamp sets to achieve a desired look on your pages.

Thank you for stopping by.