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Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 1. This release has so many exciting and fun products! You should have arrived from the amazing Debby Hughes‘s blog. Here is the list for your convenience:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, October 7th.

The layout I am sharing for today’s hop features the gorgeous Halftone Stars Stamp and Nesting Die set.

The stars are the focus of this page about my daughter’s birthday.

I picked one of the patterned papers from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection that had different shades of pink in it and used it as my background. I wanted it to coordinate with the colors in the pictures. The same idea was behind the choice of Altenew Crisp Inks I decided to stamp the stars with. Here they are: Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Pinkalicious, Razzleberry. I also used Evening Gray Crisp Ink for a few stars as I wanted to bring in a more contrasting color.

The cut file you see here is from The Cut Shoppe and is called The Midnight Hour. I modified it a little to create a big star in the middle section. The sentiments are also included in the new Halftone Stars set. They are perfect for these birthday pictures!

Thank you for stopping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a change to win a gift certificate to the store. Your next stop is the super talented Vicky Papaioannou.

Have a lovely day!

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Altenew Stamp/Die/Storage Pouch Release Blog Hop Day 2+ Giveaway

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew Stamp/Die/Storage Pouch Release Blog Hop Day 2+ Giveaway!

You should have arrived from Dana‘s blog. I’ll add the list below for your convenience.

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Debby Hughes

Hussena Calcuttawala

Sandra Dietrich

Taheerah Atchia

Sveta Fotinia

Olga Moss

Irit Landgraf

Lydia Evans

Missy Whidden

Dana Gong

Enza Gudor

Laura Jane

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kimberly Crawford

Erum Tasneem

Here is what is up for grabs:

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd.

I’m so excited about this release! So many amazing products! For my layout today I used the 3D Star Die. What I love the most about this die is the dimension it adds to your projects, and so easy to put together.

I started by die cutting several stars out of patterned paper from the Reflection Collection and placing them on a diagonal onto my page. Before doing that, to give more interest to the background, I added some bubbles with the Tiny Bubbles stencil and a mini ink blending tool. The Crisp Dye Ink in Sea Glass matched perfectly the color of the stars.

Next, I layered the photo with some patterned paper and adhered it down with a piece of foam sheet to add dimension. The cluster on the left hand side includes some chipboard stickers, a wood button from the Reflection Collection, and acetate pieces. I created a banner with the More Than Words stamp set, which is also part of this release, to add my sentiment below the picture.

To finish everything off, I scattered lots of tiny stars and enamel dots around the star die cuts and added the title.

Thank you for stopping by today. Your next stop is the talented Laura Jane‘s blog. Remember to leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

Have a lovely day!