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Altenew July 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew July 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Lots of gorgeous new products this month. Altenew has done it again!

You should have arrived from the super talented Erum‘s blog. Here’s the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Svitlana Shayevich
Lilith Eeckels
Kathy Racoosin
May Sukyong Park
Zinia Redo
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Erum Tasneem
Enza Gudor –You are here–
Nina-Marie Trapani
Virginia Lu
Sandra Dietrich
Laura Jane
Rubeena Ianigro
Lydia Evans
Dana Gong
Flora Monika Farkas
Norine Borys
Nicole Picadura
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Reiko Tsuchida
Karin Åkesdotter
Sveta Fotinia
Vicki Finger
Kymona Tracey
Emily Midgett
Kristina Pokazanieva

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Today I have three projects to share with you, using a variety of stamp sets and dies.

My first project features the Circle Embroidery Hoop Die. When I first saw this fun die set, I knew I wanted to create a tag with it. I love the shape and the clever design.


I started by cutting two circles, one out of patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, and the other from heavy-weight cardstock. I adhered them back to back to make the base of my tag sturdy and durable. I then heat-embossed my sentiment, which is from the new Life Is Awesome Stamp Set, with Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. Once that was ready, I cut the embroidery hoop using one layer of patterned paper and three of 80lbs white cardstock, and glue them together to make the tag even thicker. To decorate it, I stamped my images from the Embroidered Bloom Stamp Set in a variety of colors and adhered them down with foam dots for dimension.

I then went over them with a shimmer pen to make them shiny.

My second project is a gift wrapping idea, and uses the Life Is Awesome Stamp Set.

This little box was very simple to put together. The flower arrangement is what stands out, and truly adds a special and personalized touch that is sure to impress the recipient.

I started by assembling the box, for which I used a beautiful patterned paper from the Our Family Collection, and arranged the flowers in a diagonal design. A simple white ribbon finished the box.

My third and last project for today is a layout featuring the Beautiful Heart Stamp Set, with its big and detailed images that are just gorgeous.

I decided to use only the leaves for my page, as they fit perfectly the photos I had chosen and were just the right embellishments. I cut the huge layered flower with my die-cutting machine out of different patterned papers from both the Reflection and Our Family Scrapbook Collections. All the petals were adhered down with foam squares, which added lots of dimension.

I backed my photos with papers in coordinating colors, and placed them in the center of the layout – again, I used foam adhesive to lift them up a little. I arranged the tiny stamped leaves all around the first layer of the flower, while the bigger ones were used to frame the photos.

I knew I wanted to use some stamped flowers as well, but instead of going with the one in the Beautiful Heart Stamp Set, which is gorgeous but a little too big for what I needed here, I opted to use more of the Embroidered Blooms images.

I completed the layout with sentiments and a wood veneer button from the Reflection Collection.

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Now onto 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 Thursday, July 26th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/29/2018.

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

Your next stop is the wonderful Nina-Marie‘s blog. Happy hopping!

Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from the amazing Erum‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:Altenew Card Blog

Enza Gudor — You are here —

This stencil release features a variety of designs and styles, perfect for any project. The layout I’m sharing today was created using the Flowing Drops Stencil.

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Flowing Drops Stencil. #scrapbooking #Altenew #stencil #handstitching
When I saw this beautiful stencil, I knew I had just the right photo to go with it. I started by blending the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks over the stencil to create a diagonal design: Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf, Aqualicious, and Teal Cave. Those colors just give me the idea of water and summer.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Flowing Drops Stencil. #scrapbooking #Altenew #stencil #handstitchingOne of the things I love to do is hand-stitch around stenciled images to give them definition and make them pop up more. Here I picked colored thread that matched the inks, and stitched almost all of the drops, except the outer ones, as I really like how they fade into the background.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Flowing Drops Stencil. #scrapbooking #Altenew #stencil #handstitching
For the photo, I layered a few patterned papers from the Our Family and Reflection Scrapbook Collections behind it and popped it up with foam adhesive. To add to the layering, I arranged die cuts from the Rose Filament Die Set around it, as well as a flower cluster sticker from the Our Family collection. I also fussy cut some roses from patterned paper and scattered them along the diagonal design to make the page more cohesive.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Flowing Drops Stencil. #scrapbooking #Altenew #stencil #handstitching

To finish the layout off, I embellished it with wood veneer buttons and additional stickers, enamel dots and paint splatters from the same inks I used for the stenciled images.Now onto 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 Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/15/2018.

Your next stop is the super talented Nina-Marie. Happy hopping!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Tools

We R Memory Keepers – Travel Layout With The Happy Jig

Hello, crafty friends! I have very exciting news to share today. I have joined the We R Memory Keepers Design Team for the remaining of 2018. This is a dream come true for me. I have always loved the fun and versatile tools they come up with, and am looking forward to sharing more of my projects with you.

Today I have a travel layout featuring the amazing Happy Jig. This tool is a must-have! You can make any design or shape with it, and it sure gives your scrapbook pages a unique and fun look.

Travel Layout by @enzamg for @WeRMemoryKeepers using the #HappyJig and #TagPunchBoard. #scrapbooking #layout #travellayout #wermemorykeepers
I knew I wanted a big title for my page, so I started by creating my own custom words. I took inspiration from some of the letters in the instruction booklet that comes with the tool, as well as the We R Happy Jig Instagram account. Once you figure out how it works, it is pretty easy to make any shape you can think of. The wire is flexible and easy to work with, and all the different colors are perfect to personalize your projects. It’s also nice that you can vary the size of the letters, allowing for lots of options.

Travel Layout by @enzamg for @WeRMemoryKeepers using the #HappyJig and #TagPunchBoard. #scrapbooking #layout #travellayout #wermemorykeepers
I picked blue and pink wire for this page. I actually made the words before even choosing a collection to work with. I was that excited to use my new toy!

Travel Layout by @enzamg for @WeRMemoryKeepers using the #HappyJig and #TagPunchBoard. #scrapbooking #layout #travellayout #wermemorykeepers
To keep the words in place, I just hand-stitched them with embroidery thread. I have tried other options, but this worked best for me.

Travel Layout by @enzamg for @WeRMemoryKeepers using the #HappyJig and #TagPunchBoard. #scrapbooking #layout #travellayout #wermemorykeepers
The other tool I used for this layout is the Tag Punch Board – another essential if you ask me. I love adding tags to my projects whenever I can, and this makes it super easy and fast.

Travel Layout by @enzamg for @WeRMemoryKeepers using the #HappyJig and #TagPunchBoard. #scrapbooking #layout #travellayout #wermemorykeepers
Here I used the tags as layering elements behind my photos.

Travel Layout by @enzamg for @WeRMemoryKeepers using the #HappyJig and #TagPunchBoard. #scrapbooking #layout #travellayout #wermemorykeepers

Travel Layout by @enzamg for @WeRMemoryKeepers using the #HappyJig and #TagPunchBoard. #scrapbooking #layout #travellayout #wermemorykeepers

If you are looking for ways to personalize your pages and make them unique, you don’t want to pass on these fantastic tools. The possibilities are endless.

Travel Layout by @enzamg for @WeRMemoryKeepers using the #HappyJig and #TagPunchBoard. #scrapbooking #layout #travellayout #wermemorykeepers
Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:
Happy Jig
Tag Punch Board