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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 – Layout With Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus Stamp Set

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stampingHello, Altenew fans! Enza here and today I’m sharing a layout created with the gorgeous Build-A Flower: Ranunculus stamp set. What I love about it is not only the flower itself (which is one of my favorites) but also the big size. Whether you use it for a card or in a cluster on a layout, you are sure to get amazing results.

I started by inking the white cardstock I used as a background with Altenew Ink Sprays in Frosty Pink and Warm Sunshine. I simply spritzed each color onto the paper a couple of times and allowed it to dry. I had already decided on the shades I wanted my ranunculus to be so pink and yellow created just a bed of color that complemented the stamped images.

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stamping
The outline of flowers and leaves were stamped with Permanent Black Ink, while for the petals I used the following Crisp Dye Inks:
  • Yellow flowers: Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine
  • Coral flowers: Peach Perfect, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss
  • Leaves: Rose Quartz, Morning Frost, Moon Rock.

I often use cut files as a bottom layer before arranging my elements on a page. This time, I have a branch that goes from the bottom to the top of the layout and curves a little bit inward, adding movement and more interest. I placed my stamped images around the branch, and adhered them down with foam tape.

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stampingFor the photo, I created several layers with patterned paper and vellum, and I also added die cuts from the Rose Filament Die Set in between for dimension and texture. The “awesome” title, as well as the chipboard sticker, the tiny tag, and the Day 1, 2, 3 came from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stampingTo bring in more contrasting elements, I stamped and heat-embossed the “love this” arrow sentiment from the Point It Out Stamp Set in black. I then cut it out with the coordinating dies.

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stamping
At this point, I knew I wanted more black around the page, so I decided to stamp a few sentiments on black cardstock with Clear Embossing Ink, which I then heat-embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder. Some sentiments come from the Beautiful Quotes Stamp Set, others from the Rustic Linen and the Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus ones.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew. #scrapbooking #stamping
I finished the layout with a couple of shaped paper clips from my stash and black splatters. I hope you enjoyed my process and will feel inspired to use the gorgeous Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus on your next project.

Thank you for stopping by!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily

Hello friends! I am back today to share a project created with the new Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily set.

This set, which includes 1 6×8 stamp set (14 stamp images) and 1 coordinating die set (2 dies), offers a realistic and incredibly detailed Peruvian lily, designed to be stamped in contrasting or coordinating colors. A lovely leaf and painted sentiment finish off the set. The Peruvian Lily, also known as Alstroemeria, blooms in a variety of colors and is native to South America. Some petals are flecked with darker shades, resulting in a distinctive and beautiful look. You may stamp these flowers in any Altenew ink colors to get great results!

You also have the option to get this set with inks as a bundle for a discounted price:

Here is the layering guide:

The layout I’m bringing you today showcases these flowers combined in one big cluster:

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
As I always do, I started by stamping lots of images. I know a lot of people like when I list the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I use, so here it is. The colors are listed in the order they were used for the layers:
  • Peach Perfect, Coral Bliss, Purple Wine, Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Pinkalicious, Mocha, Permanent Black Ink.
  • Frosty Pink, Pinkalicious, Purple Wine, Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Pinkalicious, Mocha, Permanent Black Ink.
  • Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
To create the layout, I adhered five strips of the pink wood grain washi tape that comes in the Our Family Collection to a white textured cardstock. I used that as my guide to layer the flowers. I love the idea of lilies surrounding the photo.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
I added a few pieces of patterned papers behind the photo, as well as a sticker frame and a tag from the Reflection Collection. I mounted everything on foam adhesive to give it dimension.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
I finished the layout with some wood veneer origami birds and lots of enamel dots.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Build-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily stamp set. #altenewbuildaflower #stamping #peruvianlily #layout #scrapbooking
Now the fun part! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 7/8/2018.
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a happy one!