Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew June 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Altenew fans, and welcome to the Altenew June 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from Ashlea‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Kelly Griglione

May Sukyong Park

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laurie Willison

Nathalie DeSousa

Virginia Lu

Ashlea Cornell

Enza Gudor —You are here—

Lisa Spangler

Agnieszka Malyszek

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Kathleen Graumüller

Therese Calvird

Emily Midgett

Zinia Redo

Jaycee Gaspar

Kymona Tracey

Joni Andaya

Lilith Eeckels

Ilda Dias

Isha Gupta

Lydia Evans

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Sandra Dietrich

Marge Yoon

Seeka

Sveta Fotinia

Zsoka Marko

Amber Rain Davis

Reiko Tsuchida

Kelly Janes

For my layout today I have combined three beautiful products from the new release: Frilly Frame DieMid-Century Frame Die, and Leaf Clusters Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

I started with die cutting the frames – I absolutely love the delicate and dainty look of these die cuts! I cut multiple of each, so I could layer them for a fuller look. Next, I stamped the foliage from the Leaf Clusters Stamp Set numerous times with the following Crisp Dye Inks: Aqualicious, Teal Cave, Coral Bliss, Ruby Red, Baby Pink, and Ultraviolet.

After cutting the photos using the same dies, I adhered them inside the frames with foam dots for dimension; I then tucked the stamped images behind each frame, making sure to create an ombre look by using two shades of the same color.

For the title, which I arranged around the photo in the middle, I used the Live Your Dream Puffy Alphabet Stickers to spell “Dreams do come true”. I also fussy cut pink flowers from one of the papers in the collection and placed them here and there to decorate the pictures.

I finished the layout with enamel dots in coordinating colors.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blogand/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 6/18/2019 for a chance to win.

They’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/22/2019.

Your next stop is Lisa’s blog. Happy hopping!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew May 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink/Enamel Pin Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the Altenew May 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink/Enamel Pin Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. You should have arrived from Lisa‘s blog. Here’s the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laurie Willison

May Sukyong Park

Nathalie DeSousa

Agnieszka Malyszek

Ashlea Cornell

Lydia Evans

Maryam Perez

Zsoka Marko

Zinia Redo

Laura Volpes

Nicole Picadura

Jeanne Jachna

Therese Calvird

Kathleen Graumüller

Norine Borys

Kim Jeffress

Caly Person

Lilith Eeckels

Lisa Spangler

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Mona Tóth

Sandra Dietrich

Isha Gupta

Erum Tasneem

TaeEun Yoo

Sveta Fotinia

Kristina Pokazanieva

Virginia Lu

Ilda Dias

Marie Nicole

Svitlana Shayevich

Anna Komenda

Reiko Tsuchida

Vicky Papaioannou

For my layout today, I combined three products from the new release: Ornate Foliage Stamp Set with coordinating dies, Everlasting Happiness Stamp Set, and Fine Bouquet Die. I couldn’t pick just one, and they look lovely together.

I started by stamping my images from the Ornate Foliage Stamp Set. For the outline, I used Altenew Permanent Black Ink, while for the flowers I went with Eastern Sky, Azurite, Wisteria, Firefly, and Just Green. I also added some yellow with Altenew Artist Marker in Warm Sunshine; I find that it brings in a happy pop of color 🙂 Once those were ready, I continued with the Everlasting Happiness Stamp Set. This time I didn’t add any color, as I liked the black and white contrast.

After arranging my flowers on the background paper, I felt like I needed an extra layer, so I used the Fine Bouquet Die to create sort of a “lace” look. I created two clusters on opposite sides of the page and placed my photo in between.

For the title, I inked the Mega Love die cut with some of the same Crisp Inks I used for the flowers to obtain an ombre effect. Two acetate butterflies and black splatters finished the layout.

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 5/15/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/18/2019.

Your next stop is the amazing Mona. Happy hopping!

Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew – Washi Tape Background


Hello there, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new layout featuring some amazing Altenew products.

Creating different and unique backgrounds is always a fun challenge for me. Let’s say that if I don’t use patterned paper as my base, I try to come up with other options until I find what best fits the idea I have in mind. One of the products I love to use is washi tape, and Altenew has some pretty, colorful ones that allow for fun combinations.

Here is how it came together!

I started with white textured cardstock, to which I adhered three strips of Red Ombre Washi Tape. I went with a horizontal design, adding one strip to the top and two to the bottom. Since I haven’t had any luck finding adhesive that permanently sticks to washi tape, I decided to leave a blank area in the middle of the page to glue my cluster to.


Next, I cut a circular floral cut file to use as bottom layer – I love the texture it adds! I stamped daisies from the Get Well Soon Stamp Set and colored them using Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set.


Once those were ready, I matted my photo with patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams 6×6 Paper Pack; I also wrapped some natural colored twine around it. I arranged the daises around the photo, adhering them down with foam dots for dimension, and added two sentiments from the Reason To Smile Stamp Set to the right side.


To fill in the empty spaces between the flowers, I die cut leaves from the Garden Picks 3D Die Set and tucked them under the cluster. I used white cardstock, as it adds an extra layer but doesn’t distract from the colorful stamped images.


That’s all for today, friends. Is washi tape something you would use to build your own background? Altenew has so many options to choose from, it’s impossible to pick just one.

Thank you for stopping by!