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Altenew June 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Altenew fans, and welcome to the Altenew June 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

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

Altenew Card Blog

Kelly Griglione

May Sukyong Park

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laurie Willison

Nathalie DeSousa

Virginia Lu

Ashlea Cornell

Enza Gudor —You are here—

Lisa Spangler

Agnieszka Malyszek

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Kathleen Graumüller

Therese Calvird

Emily Midgett

Zinia Redo

Jaycee Gaspar

Kymona Tracey

Joni Andaya

Lilith Eeckels

Ilda Dias

Isha Gupta

Lydia Evans

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Sandra Dietrich

Marge Yoon

Seeka

Sveta Fotinia

Zsoka Marko

Amber Rain Davis

Reiko Tsuchida

Kelly Janes

For my layout today I have combined three beautiful products from the new release: Frilly Frame DieMid-Century Frame Die, and Leaf Clusters Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

I started with die cutting the frames – I absolutely love the delicate and dainty look of these die cuts! I cut multiple of each, so I could layer them for a fuller look. Next, I stamped the foliage from the Leaf Clusters Stamp Set numerous times with the following Crisp Dye Inks: Aqualicious, Teal Cave, Coral Bliss, Ruby Red, Baby Pink, and Ultraviolet.

After cutting the photos using the same dies, I adhered them inside the frames with foam dots for dimension; I then tucked the stamped images behind each frame, making sure to create an ombre look by using two shades of the same color.

For the title, which I arranged around the photo in the middle, I used the Live Your Dream Puffy Alphabet Stickers to spell “Dreams do come true”. I also fussy cut pink flowers from one of the papers in the collection and placed them here and there to decorate the pictures.

I finished the layout with enamel dots in coordinating colors.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blogand/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 6/18/2019 for a chance to win.

They’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/22/2019.

Your next stop is Lisa’s blog. Happy hopping!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew May 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink/Enamel Pin Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the Altenew May 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink/Enamel Pin Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. You should have arrived from Lisa‘s blog. Here’s the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laurie Willison

May Sukyong Park

Nathalie DeSousa

Agnieszka Malyszek

Ashlea Cornell

Lydia Evans

Maryam Perez

Zsoka Marko

Zinia Redo

Laura Volpes

Nicole Picadura

Jeanne Jachna

Therese Calvird

Kathleen Graumüller

Norine Borys

Kim Jeffress

Caly Person

Lilith Eeckels

Lisa Spangler

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Mona Tóth

Sandra Dietrich

Isha Gupta

Erum Tasneem

TaeEun Yoo

Sveta Fotinia

Kristina Pokazanieva

Virginia Lu

Ilda Dias

Marie Nicole

Svitlana Shayevich

Anna Komenda

Reiko Tsuchida

Vicky Papaioannou

For my layout today, I combined three products from the new release: Ornate Foliage Stamp Set with coordinating dies, Everlasting Happiness Stamp Set, and Fine Bouquet Die. I couldn’t pick just one, and they look lovely together.

I started by stamping my images from the Ornate Foliage Stamp Set. For the outline, I used Altenew Permanent Black Ink, while for the flowers I went with Eastern Sky, Azurite, Wisteria, Firefly, and Just Green. I also added some yellow with Altenew Artist Marker in Warm Sunshine; I find that it brings in a happy pop of color 🙂 Once those were ready, I continued with the Everlasting Happiness Stamp Set. This time I didn’t add any color, as I liked the black and white contrast.

After arranging my flowers on the background paper, I felt like I needed an extra layer, so I used the Fine Bouquet Die to create sort of a “lace” look. I created two clusters on opposite sides of the page and placed my photo in between.

For the title, I inked the Mega Love die cut with some of the same Crisp Inks I used for the flowers to obtain an ombre effect. Two acetate butterflies and black splatters finished the layout.

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 5/15/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/18/2019.

Your next stop is the amazing Mona. Happy hopping!

Blog · Scrapbooking

PinkFresh Studio – Mix and Match Collections: Two Layouts

Hello, crafty friends. Today I’m back to share two new layouts with you. One of the things I adore about Pinkfresh is the fact that papers and embellishments from different collections coordinate beautifully and can be easily mixed and matched for a lovely result. I’m a big fan of their amazing patterns, and the colors are just gorgeous.

For the first layout, I went with a summer theme.

The flamingo cut file I used is just adorable. It comes with beautiful tropical flowers that soften the look of the page and give it an exotic look. I started with a white background, as I wanted to do some mixed media. My idea of mixed media is pretty much just a spray or two of ink and some splatters. LOL! It adds so much to the overall design without being overwhelming – soft and delicate while still noticeable. I cut three flamingos in different sizes and arranged them on my prepared background.

I backed the cut files with two patterned papers from the Out and About collection; I used “Tickets” for the wings and “Explore” for the bodies of the flamingos. To back the flowers, I went with a mix of papers from Everyday Musings and Joyful Day, and completed the look with floral puffy stickers for the center.

I matted the photo with a couple of Pocket Cards from Everyday Musings, as well as pieces from the Ephemera Pack, and added a fabric banner and the super fun pinwheels – they just bring in more of the summer feel.

I finished the layout with puffy sticker words and black splatters.

The second layout features the Chipboard Sticker Frames from the Everyday Musings collection.

First, I prepared my background. This time, instead of using ink sprays, I trimmed the “Beautiful” paper in strips of different width and adhered them in the center of my white cardstock, making sure to leave about 1/8” in between.

I wanted to use more of the Pocket Cards, so I thought it would be fun to back the frames with them. I tried to color-coordinate the embellishments, but in the end didn’t have enough, so I just kept adding as I pleased 😉

Except for the yellow frame to the left, the others were mounted on foam adhesive and have a lot of dimension. Before adhering the photo down, I matted it with more paper and backed it with a big white doily, just to add a romantic touch. I finished it with a paper dimensional bow.


For the title, I used a puffy sticker sentiment from the Joyful Day collection, while to bring in a sparkly element, I cut one of the gold puffy sticker flowers in half and arranged them on opposite sides of the layout.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and feel inspired to mix and match the gorgeous Pinkfresh collections on your next layout.

Have a lovely day!