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Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

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

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, November 27th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Wednesday, November 29th.

Here is the layout I created for this hop:

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I started by stamping the floral image included in the Best Mom stamp set four times on smooth white card stock. I varied the position of the stamp to create two main clusters on opposite corners of the page. The Christmas colors in the picture called for reds and greens. The new Artist Markers Set C has the perfect shades of red, which I combined with the R318 included in Set A.
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As you can see in the pictures, the flowers have different shading. Some are darker in the middle and lighter on the petals, others have darker tips and lighter centers. I thought it would be fun to vary the look a little bit. The greens I used are from the previously released Set A.
Next, I built a few layers behind my picture. All the patterned paper, as well as the heart wood veneers, are from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. I used one of the red markers (R217) to color the wooden hearts and make them match the other colors on the page.
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The title comes from one of the words included in the Holiday Script Words Die set. I cut it three times and adhered the layers together to make it thicker. All the other die cuts on the page are cut files from my stash.
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I finished the layout with pearlescent Liquid Pearls, as well as Wink Of Stella glitter pen.

These markers are fantastic. They blend easily, and the colors are rich and vibrant.

Thank you for stopping by today. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win. Your next stop is Sveta‘s blog.
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Pink Paislee – Thanksgiving: Give Thanks Layout

Hello Pink Paislee friends! Enza here, and today I’m excited to share a Thanksgiving layout with you. To celebrate the people I am most thankful for in my life, I decided to go big with a title that takes up most of the page. I wanted it to make a statement and give the idea of what the layout is about at once.

Enza Gudor - November 20th - StyledI started by cutting the title out of the gorgeous floral patterned paper in the Turn the Page collection. I knew I wanted to stitch all around it, but I was short on time. I had to find an easier and faster way to create my stitching pattern. Instead of manually pocking the holes along the edge of the cut file, I decided to let my Silhouette do all the work. The trick here is to create an outline around the image you want to stitch and then make it into a dotted line before sending it to cut. Easy peasy! Stitching on paper has always been an enjoyable pastime for me. I also love the texture and definition it adds to my projects!
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I picked a different colored thread for each of the letters as I wanted to make the title pop a little more. Once the background was ready, I worked on building several layers behind the picture. I used lots of die cuts, wood veneers, stickers, as well as fussy cut flowers and leaves.

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Enza Gudor - November 20th - Eye CandyI love all the bits and pieces in the Turn the Page collection so much!

A big title and a bit of stitching can make your Thanksgiving layout shine! @pinkpaislee @enzamg #ppturnthepage #thanksgiving #layout #stitchingThat is all for today! I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to celebrate the people you are most thankful for in your next layout.

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Altenew – Stamp Focus: Dot Labels

Hello, everyone! Altenew’s November release is amazing. So many new stamp sets to choose from!

Today, I will be focusing on the Dot Labels stamp set and coordinating dies. What I love about it is its versatility. It can be easily used on cards, scrapbook pages, gift tags, and so on.

4x6 Dot Labels

I created three projects for today’s post, mostly holiday-related, as I love this time of the year, and I thought it might offer some inspiration for the upcoming season.

Let’s start with a gift wrapping idea.

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I used a cut file from my stash to cut the pillow box out of kraft card stock. Since I love the look of white on kraft paper, I decided to add some textured dots in that color with the Altenew Tiny Bubbles Stencil. While the texture paste was still wet, I applied Translucent Pearl embossing powder to it and zapped it with a heat gun. It is hard to see in the picture, but those little dots are so shiny and glittery!

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I then made my embellishments for the top of the box. I used one of the craft dies included in the Envelope Liner Die set to cut the sprigs. I colored them by blending some Forest Glades Ink all over, and added some Evergreen Ink on the edges for more definition. Now onto my label. After stamping it with Ruby Red Ink, I die cut it and heat-embossed the sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia stamp set with Translucent Pearl embossing powder. Some red and natural colored twine finished the box.

For my second project, I have a Christmas tag.

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Once again, you can see a combination of white and kraft cardstock. I started by heat-embossing the sentiment with Copper Crisp embossing powder, which is definitely a must-have. It is just gorgeous!!! Same color was used to heat-emboss the label onto patterned paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. For the background of the tag, I created a border with some of the adorable tiny stamps in the Happy Holidays set. Forest Glades and Ruby Red were again my choice of colors.Altenew - Dot Labels - Tag - CloseUp

My third and final project is a scrapbook layout. I can say I gave the labels a new life on this page! πŸ˜‰

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It was not a quick layout to make, that’s for sure, but I had a lot of fun with it. I started by stamping and die-cutting what felt like a million labels. Half of them were heat-embossed with the new Altenew Embossing Ink and Platinum Crisp embossing powder to bring in some sparkle. I used the gorgeous patterned papers in the Our Family Scrapbook Collection as my base.

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After assembling the tree, I thought it needed some foliage. The Dot Labels stamp set comes with tiny leaves that were perfect to bring in more texture and interest. Again, I stamped and cut a β€œmillion” of them, and tacked them in between the layers. For the star, I used the Halftone Stars stamp and coordinating dies. Three nesting layers of stars adhered together with foam adhesive added more dimension and completed the tree.

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I kept the embellishments around my photo pretty simple. Just a few more stars, stickers and wood veneer pieces from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. The washi tape included in the kit is just beautiful, and finished the layout by balancing out the right side of the page.

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I hope you felt inspired to use the new Dot Labels stamp set and coordinating dies on your next holiday projects. Thank you for stopping by!