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Documenting December With Altenew Stamps And Dies

 Altenew - DD Spread
 Hello, Altenew fans! As many other memory keepers out there, I document my December in a pocket-scrapbooking form. I enjoy this project very much, as it allows me to tell everyday stories and focus on the little things, while still being creative.

One of my favorite Altenew stamp sets is Bells and Bows. I have seen many gorgeous projects created with it, so I decided to incorporate it into my album. I started by stamping the bells in a variety of colors, and arranged them in clusters on a green patterned paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. To achieve more dimension, I used foam adhesive to adhere them down, while to add texture I threaded jute into tiny holes I punched on the top of three of them. The little bows from the same stamp set add the finishing touch.

Since the spread is about my daughter playing her ukulele, I decided to incorporate some wood veneer music notes, which I heat-embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. The red dots you see around the design come from the Blooming Bouquet stamp set. I use them a lot, especially when I don’t have enamel dots that coordinate with other colors on the page.

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 The sentiment is from the December to Remember stamp set. I stamped it with Espresso Crisp Ink and quickly heat-embossed it with Translucent Pearl embossing powder.

For the journaling card on the left side of the spread, I used the Brush Alpha Die Set to cut the word “story”. I also typed my journaling onto one of the 3×4 cards that come in the Our Family Collection and cut it into strips.

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The wood veneer number in the other pocket was heat-embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder, as well. I wanted it to match the music notes on the opposite page.

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I hope you have enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to incorporate some of these beautiful stamp sets into your December memory-keeping projects.

Have a lovely day!

Blog · Cut files · Scrapbooking

The Cut Shoppe – Falalalala

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a layout for The Cut Shoppe featuring the Under the Mistletoe and Decked Out cut files.

TCS - Falalala

Under the Mistletoe
I started by cutting the mistletoe image four times, as I wanted to make it look fuller and take up most of the page without enlarging it too much. I think the smaller leaves add more interest to the design as well. I also knew I would be using the Falalala banner from the Crate Paper Falala collection as my title, so I got rid of the sentiment that was part of the cut file.

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After arranging the mistletoe on the page, I added embellishments from the same collection and star ornaments from the Decked Out cut file set. I love the swirls inside the stars! I backed them with several patterned papers before adhering them down with foam adhesive.

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For the photo, I just layered a few die cuts, tags, and chipboard stickers around it. Enamel dots and gold splatters finished the layout.

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I hope I have inspired you to use these cut files on your next project. Did I mention the Under the Mistletoe cut file is free? 😉

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

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Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew December Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Blog Hop 2017-12Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew December Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

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

Altenew Card Blog
Debby Hughes
Carissa Wiley
Terhi Koskinen
Justine Hovey
May Sukyong Park
Vicky Papaioannou
Virginia Lu
Lisa Spangler
Lydia Evans
Jennifer McGuire
Sandra Dietrich
Svitlana Shayevich
Lydia Fiedler
Lilith Eeckels
Agnieszka Malysze
Enza Gudor — You are here —
Emily Leiphart
Nicole Picadura
Laurel Beard
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Yoonsun Hur
Kymona Tracey
Blitsy Blog
Laura Bassen
Reiko Tsuchida
Isha Gupta
Erum Tasneem
Nichol Spohr
Therese Calvird
Sveta Fotinia


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, December 15th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Sunday, December 17th.

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This release is amazing. Not only new beautiful stamps and coordinating dies, but also a mini die cutting machine that is sure to make your heart skip a beat 😉

Here is the perfect description for it:

Our Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is the compact and portable must-have tool for your craft room!  It is designed to work with Altenew dies (sold separately) and other wafer-thin metal dies.  It can be used to quickly and easily die cut a variety of materials, including cardstock and Altenew specialty papers, and will help you add texture and dimension to your projects. The elegant and clean design will look wonderful on your craft desk, secured on its stable base with suction feet.

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My project for today includes the gorgeous Flower Arrangement stamp set and coordinating dies, and the Brush Alpha Die set.

Altenew - December Release - Enza Gudor

Die Web Label Artwork

I absolutely love the variety of flowers included in this stamp set. Different sizes and shapes make for a more natural look. To start, I prepared the flowers, for which I used the following Altenew Crisp Inks:

For the blue flowers: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Starlight
For the coral flowers: Blush, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry
For the pink flowers: Pink Diamond, Puffy Heart, Pinkalicious
For the purple flowers: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Midnight Violet
For the center of the flowers: Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee

Next, the leaves, with these shades of green: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen

The Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine made it easy and faster to cut everything up. I scattered flowers and leaves around a cut file that served as my background. The patterned paper is from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection.

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I placed the photo in the lower right portion of the cut file, in between the two clusters of flowers. Right across from the photo, the title, for which I used the new Brush Alpha Die Set. I love the font and the size of the letters! I adhered several cuts of the letters together, to create a more sturdy and raised title.

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To finish, I just added some wooden butterflies from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

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I hope you will give these new products a try! They are absolutely perfect! Don’t forget to comment along for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Your next stop is the talented Emily Leiphart.

Have a lovely day!