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Altenew – Simple Rainbow Layout

Hello everyone! The second layout I’m sharing today features the gorgeous Altenew Reflection Collection and came together in no time.

I love spending time embellishing my pages and really enjoy the whole process of trying different approaches before making a decision, but sometimes it is also nice to just go with the flow without over thinking things. That’s exactly what I did with this layout. I knew I wanted to use the rainbow patterned paper in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection to back a cut file, so I picked a design that let all the pretty colors shine through. This is one of the best ways to save time and still achieve nice results. The cut file is from Just Nick and is called Starburst Flower. Once my background was ready, I decided to trim about half of an inch from the edges in order to create a frame and give it a more finished look.

Next, I adhered a chipboard sticker in the middle of the page to serve as the center of my design, but not before backing it with lots of fussy cut leaves from another patterned paper included in the Reflection Kit. I think this adds more interest and creates continuity in terms of colors. The black and white in the frame is found in the leaves, as well as in the sentiments around the page.

At this point, it was just a matter of choosing embellishments in matching colors to accentuate the rainbow look.

I also used the Painted Butterflies stamp set and a variety of Crisp Inks to create more elements for my layout. Stamp sets are a great way to personalize your projects and add that extra touch that makes them unique.
Creating this layout was easy and fun! I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will find the tips I shared today useful.
Thank you for stopping by!


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Birthday Layout With A Mix Of Stamp Sets

Birthday layout with a mix of stamp sets @Altenew @enzamg #AltenewBlissfulBud #stamping
Hello Altenew fans! Enza here to share a birthday layout with you today. My original idea was totally different from what I have ended up creating. I went from cupcakes and traditional birthday desserts to a bouquet of flowers! How I did that I don’t know. I just know that I really love how this page turned out.

I used a series of different stamp sets. The main one was Blissful Bud, with bits and pieces from Super Script Scrapbook, Garden Treasure, Layered Cupcakes, and 365, which has become my to-go set to stamp dates on my layouts.

To start I decided to create my own background with the Layered Medallion A Stencil using a mini ink blending tool and Crisp Dye Ink in Blush color. I wanted it to be subtle and barely noticeable while still adding interest to the page.

Birthday layout with a mix of stamp sets @Altenew @enzamg #AltenewBlissfulBud #stamping

Next, the gorgeous flower buds. This stamp set is one of my favorites. I love to be creative with it and have fun with colors. I used a variety of Crisp Ink pads in pink, coral, and yellow tones. To achieve dimension I adhered them down with foam dots. I finished the bouquet with some twine tied to the stems.

Birthday layout with a mix of stamp sets @Altenew @enzamg #AltenewBlissfulBud #stamping

I backed my photo with patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection and used several embellishments from the same kit to create a cluster on the right hand side of the picture.

Birthday layout with a mix of stamp sets @Altenew @enzamg #AltenewBlissfulBud #stamping

The Super Script Scrapbook stamp set was perfect to create my title, while the sentiment on top of the photo is included in the same Blissful Bud stamp set. To finish the layout and balance it out, I added a frame sticker from the Reflection Collection on the left side of the bouquet and used sprinkles from the Layered Cupcake stamp set to add what looks like enamel dots all over the flowers and leaves.

Birthday layout with a mix of stamp sets @Altenew @enzamg #AltenewBlissfulBud #stamping

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and feel inspired to create your next birthday layout with some gorgeous Altenew stamp sets.

Thank you for stopping by.

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping · Traveler's Notebook

Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop and Giveaway! I’m sure you have noticed by now how gorgeous the new products are. There is such a variety of items to choose from and so much versatility that it makes it harder not to want them all! You should have arrived from the incredibly talented Debby Hughes‘s blog.

Here is the complete list to reference to if needed:

Enza Gudor —You are here—

What is a Blog Hop without prizes?

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Sunday, July 30th.

I created three projects for today’s blog hop.

  • For my first project, I decide to use the Sketchy Floral stamp set to create lots of flowers to cluster on one side of the page. This stamp set is absolutely gorgeous, not only for the floral image and sentiments it features, but also for its large size, perfect for backgrounds.

I love the colors of the patterned papers included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I know I say this often, but those watercolor hues just make it so easy to achieve the desired mixed media look. I decided to heat-emboss the main image with the Altenew Crystal Clear Crisp and Golden Peach Crisp (which will be restocked soon) embossing powders. I stamped and fussy cut it several times, in order to be able to layer the pieces and achieve dimension.

The Golden Peach Crisp embossing powder is so beautiful!!! I want to use it on everything!

Some of the leaves were placed on the opposite side of the picture as well, to continue the theme and give a more complete look to the page. Embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit,  paint splatters, and enamel dots finished the page.

  • My second project features the Get Well Soon stamp set. What I love about it is its versatility. Lots of different images that are perfect for backgrounds or to create embellishments.

This Travelers Notebook spread came together in no time.

I first stamped the hexagon image on a piece of watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and heat-embossed it to create a resist. Then with a mini ink blending tool and some of the brand new Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I just added color all over the page.

On a separate piece of watercolor paper I stamped the floral image and heat-embossed it. I used watercolors and also Altenew Shimmer Ink Sprays in blue and purple to achieve different shades.

I kept the opposite side of the spread pretty simple. I cut the word “Love”, included in the new Script Words Die set, three times and layered the pieces together for added dimension. To give it even more texture, I backed it with die cut pieces from my stash and a few embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

  • My third and last project for this release features the Parrot Paradise stamp set. I love the variety of tropical foliage. So inspiring!

I knew I wanted to create my own background by using only one type of leaf. I cut a 9-inch circle out of a 12×12 piece of white cardstock and used it as a template. Then I started stamping inside the circle by using all the different shades of the new Altenew Crisp Dye Ink sets: Cherry Blossom, Deep Blue Seas, and Pocketful Of Sunshine. The colors are vibrant and fun, perfect for this summery layout.

Some of the leaves were also stamped separately and adhered on top of the background ones using foam dots.

I kept the embellishments to a minimum not to overload the page. I love how soft this page turned out.


Thank you for stopping by. Keep hopping along for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Altenew store. You next stop is the amazing Laurie Schmidlin.

Have a lovely day!