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Altenew April 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew April 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

Another amazing release this month, full of gorgeous stamp and die sets. You should have arrived from Amber‘s blog. Here is the complete list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog
Erum Tasneem
Kay Miller
May Sukyong Park
Nina-Marie Trapani
Svitlana Shayevich
Lilith Eeckels
Jenn Shurkus
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lydia Evans
Jennifer McGuire
Flora Monika Farkas
Janette Kausen
Sveta Fotinia
Lydia Fiedler
Debby Hughes
Virginia Lu
Laurie Willison
Kymona Tracey
Keeway Tsao
Sandra Dietrich
Gayatri Murali
Vicky Papaioannou
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Therese Calvird
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Nicole Picadura
Justine Hovey
Reiko Tsuchida
Amber Rain Davi
Enza Gudor —You are here—
Kelli Cool
Laura Bassen

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 Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.


The layout I am sharing today features two delicate and beautiful stamp sets: Happy Heart and Dream Big.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @altenew featuring the Happy Heart Stamp and Die set. #stamping #scrapbooking #flowers

I decided to go for an ombre look and incorporate several shades of pink. I started by heat-embossing most of the images onto solid cardstock with Altenew Embossing Ink and Pure White Embossing Powder. I opted to use Golden Peach Embossing Powder on the lightest colored cardstock to bring in some variety and add more interest to the page.

For the background, I kept a tone-on-tone look by adhering a grid cut file onto the same color cardstock. The cut file also helped with the placement of the flowers, which were grouped in clusters. I then stamped and heat-embossed a few leaves onto gray cardstock so to create more layers in between the flowers. I have always loved the pink/gray combo! So soft and sophisticated.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @altenew featuring the Happy Heart Stamp and Die set. #stamping #scrapbooking #flowers

I tucked the photo under four clusters, keeping the embellishments to a minimum, and just added the “You make my heart happy” sentiment from the same stamp set and the “Sweet” sentiment from the Folksy Florals set, which is also part of this new release.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @altenew featuring the Happy Heart Stamp and Die set. #stamping #scrapbooking #flowers

To finish the layout, I adhered a few butterflies from the Dream Big stamp set onto the flowers. Again, I heat-emboss them with Golden Peach Embossing Powder and tried to match the shading to the colors of the flowers I was going to put them on.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @altenew featuring the Happy Heart Stamp and Die set. #stamping #scrapbooking #flowers

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win gift certificates to the store. Your next stop is Kelli Cool‘s blog.

Have a lovely day!

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Altenew – Sketch Challenge #9

Hello, Altenew fans!

It’s Enza and I am excited to be hosting the Sketch Challenge #9.

The sketch I made is based on one of the first layouts I created with Altenew products and you can find it here.

Stencil as a stitching template @Altenew @enzamg #scrapbooking #stencils

I followed the sketch pretty closely. Other than the variation in color, the design is pretty much the same as my previous layout.

I used the Floral Drape Stencil to give some color to the background and create the diagonal design. With the help of a mini dauber, I blended the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks together:

  • for the leaves: Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades,
  • for the flowers: Pink Pearl and Coral Bliss, with just a touch of Mango Smoothie in the center.

I then adhered the Floral Flurries and Monochrome Washi Tapes onto white cardstock and fussy-cut the images to create layers and add dimension to the layout. Once I had everything in place and the photo was ready to be glued down, I used the Brush Alpha Die Set for my title. I blended Peach Perfect, Pinkalicious, and Heart Beat Crisp Dye Inks on a white smooth cardstock and used that to cut the title, which coordinated perfectly with all the other colors on the layout.

I stamped and heat-embossed some sentiments from the Amazing You Stamp Set and placed them on the top and bottom of the photo.

To finish the layout, I arranged a few more embellishments on the page, such as the camera sticker from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection and wood veneer buttons and butterflies from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

Play Along!

Create a scrapbook layout, a documenter spread, a notebook pocket spread or any other project based on the sketch above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.


  • Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used
  • Make sure to use our challenge image above on your blog post
  • Include a link back to the Altenew Sketch Challenge post.
  • When uploading your project, make sure you link your entry post, not your entire blog
  • Don’t have a blog? No worries! You may simply post it on Instagram, along with the challenge graphic above, use #AltenewSketch and, of course, tag @altenewllc – this will count as an entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • Challenge ends on 05/27/2018 at 11:55 PM EST.


After the challenge ends, FOUR WINNERS will be selected IF, and ONLY IF, we receive at least 30 entries. If there are less than 30 entries, the number of winners will be less. In the event that there are less than 15 entries, we won’t be choosing a winner.

Each winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at Winners will be announced on 6/03/2018.

Wait, there is more! If you use #AltenewSketch when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are also entered to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store.

Good luck everyone and happy sketching!

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Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus release

Hello everyone! I am back today to share a project created with the new Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus set. This set, which includes 1 stamp set (24 images) and 1 coordinating die set (3 dies), is absolutely stunning. The realistic look you can achieve with the layered images is amazing.

Here is a brief description provided by Altenew:

Hibiscus are native to warm climates and are associated with tropical weather and relaxing summer days. Hibiscus flowers have symbolized many things throughout history, but are now most commonly known to represent “delicate beauty.” This set comprises of a 6 layer hibiscus flower in full bloom, a 6 layer hibiscus bud with stem, and a 4 layer leaf image. Three sentiments are also included. These floral images work well on cards, layouts, home decor, gift wrapping, and more. We can’t wait to see where these beautiful tropical flowers take your imagination!

I love the tropical vibe and detailed images of this set!

Tropical layout created by @enzamg with the @altenew #bafhibiscus set #stamping #scrapbooking

I knew I wanted to use lots of flowers and leaves to form a huge, colorful cluster, so I started stamping away.

Here are the Altenew Crisp Inks I used:

  • coral flowers: Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Vineyard Berry, Cosmic Berry
  • yellow flowers: Buttercream, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Warm Sunshine, Peach perfect
  • pink flowers: Frosty Pink, Pinkalicious, Purple Wine, Razzleberry, Deep Iris
  • leaves: Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Hunter Green.

I arranged flowers and leaves towards the mid-left portion of the page, adhering everything down with foam dots to create dimension and a more natural look.

Tropical layout created by @enzamg with the @altenew #bafhibiscus set #stamping #scrapbooking

I then stamped some sentiments from several stamp sets. “You make me smile” from the Happy Bloom set, “Aloha” and “Mahalo” from the Totally Tropical set, and “You color my world” from the Halftone Circles set. I used black cardstock, and heat-embossed the sentiments with Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

Tropical layout created by @enzamg with the @altenew #bafhibiscus set #stamping #scrapbooking

I tucked the photo under a few leaves and flowers on the right-hand side, and created a little frame around it with the pink wood grain washi tape that comes in the Our Family Scrapbook Collection.

Tropical layout created by @enzamg with the @altenew #bafhibiscus set #stamping #scrapbooking

I also decided to scatter some leaves on the page, and added some stitching to them before adhering them down.

Tropical layout created by @enzamg with the @altenew #bafhibiscus set #stamping #scrapbooking

Enamel dots are one of my favorite embellishments to finish a project with, so I placed a few around the design, as well as wood veneer buttons from the Reflection Collection.

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 4/8/2018.

Thank you for stopping by!