Monday, October 19, 2020

Altenew Winter Essentials Stand-Alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there!  I'm excited to be joining in today's Altenew Blog Hop with a special release of Stand Alone Dies and Products.  

Special Offer

To celebrate this release, we are offering a free gift for a limited time. 
  • Receive a FREE Gift (brand new Winter Essentials release mini inspiration guide) with every order from 10/19/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 10/21/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. Shop here:  https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products The free gift will be added to your cart automatically. * Not valid on online class, workshop, print media orders. 
Giveaway Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/25/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 Winners Page on 10/27/2020.



You should have arrived here from the blog of Reiko Tsuchida, but if not, you can start back at the Altenew Card Blog and go in order from there. Your next stop on the hop is Maryam Perez.

I have a ton of projects for you today, so let's get started!  For my first project, I used one of last month's releases with this beautiful "Happy Holidays" sentiment from this release.


I die cut the words from gold mirror cardstock.  I also die-cut Festive Clusters from the same gold card stock.  Then using the dies with my embossing pad, I ran it through my die-cut machine to emboss the outline of the Festive Clusters into a panel of white cardstock.


Using the new small size ink blending tools, I went over the areas for each part with some color. I used  Frayed Leaf for the foliage and Frosty Pink for the blooms.  This was super fast and easy to do.  


Before I die cut the image or the words, I ran my Gold Cardstock through my 5-inch Xyron Sticker Maker, so the adhesive would already be on there.  When I do it this way, I also run the piece of cardstock through my die cut machine with an embossing sandwich so that I don't have to go around each word with a multi-purpose tool or stylus.  That way the adhesive is already on there and I can easily place it on my card.  I press everything in place with my Teflon bone folder. I created a Vertical Tent folding card and a horizontal one.  


There are two different clusters in the Festive Clusters Die Set, so I used one on each card. One is a little smaller than the other.  I always enjoy doing Holiday cards in an unexpected color scheme and most of my cards go to girlfriends, so I can use all the Pink I want.  Pink Poinsettias are my favorites anyhow.  
 

As always, when working on cards for my girlfriends, I added a bit of bling.  I'm kind of known for that in my circle of friends and my best friend calls me the "Bling Queen".  I even love blingy nail polishes.  


For my next project, I used the Modern Fireplace Layering Dies along with the Mantel Decor - Winter Dies to create this sweet little scene on the card front.  I also used the Holiday Tag Sentiments Stamp Set once again and I love how versatile that set is.  While it does have a lot of sentiments for the Holidays, most of them are generic enough to use for other occasions as well - Birthday, New Year, any kind of handmade gift, and the like. I love the beautiful handwritten font that many of the sentiments are written in.  You might remember that I made a birthday Gift Tag for my daughter using one of the sentiments from that set along with the floral image in the Positive Vibes Stamp Set.


The Mantel Decor - Winter Die set let me build this sweet little scene.  This set also includes the pieces to create a wreath over your mantle if you so choose.  I have a very large (6 foot by 4 foot)  piece of artwork hanging over my fireplace so I would never hang a wreath over it, but I like that it's included in the set.  


I used foam tape for creating the fireplace to make the card dimensional, especially where the stockings are hanging. 


For the candles, I die cut from White Cardstock and then just colored the wicks with an Altenew Artist Marker in a warm yellow shade.  There are three different candlestick sizes and I cut two bows adhering the top one in just the center of the bow so that I could pull forward the bows to give it extra dimension as well.  I love the little touches of gold.  It adds instant elegance.


This next card combines a few products from this release; Essential Sentiment Strips and Layered Gift Tag Die - Present.  I'm always looking for things to make masculine cards for all the men in my life - mostly my grandsons!  They don't get into cards too much so this is a way I can incorporate a gift inside with a gift on the card.  


I have piles of Scrapbooking 12 x 12 papers and I used one of them here.  All guys like Black & Gold I think and if it's somewhat geometric, that's even better.  


This next card uses the Beautiful Bergenia 3D Embossing Folder inked up using the small Ink Blending Tools and another one of the Essential Sentiment Strips.  


This makes for a fast and easy Thank You type of card.  I hadn't yet received my Embossing Folder last month when it was released so I wanted to use it to showcase the Essential Sentiment Strips Die Set.


On the previous card, I cut a slim piece of gold cardstock to go behind the Essential Sentiment Strip but on this card, I let the background show through the sentiment strip.  





These 3D embossing folders are just incredibly well done.  You can do any color of cardstock and leave it white and still see all of the dimension in these beautiful embossing folders.  


For my final project today, I wanted to incorporate the new Lacy Panel Die with the Gift Tag Heart Die Set.  



Once again I used a sentiment from the Holiday Tag Sentiments Stamp set and paired it up with the other stand-alone dies in this release.  


Crisp, clean white always makes for a beautiful presentation when paired with a Christmas Red and Green and the little touches of gold.  

I hope you enjoyed my ideas for using the dies in this release and pairing them up with other previously released stamps, dies, and embossing folders.



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53 comments:

  1. Your Happy Holidays is my favorite card of this Blog Hop! Pale pinks and shiny gold can't be beat!

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  2. Enjoying your first holiday greeting, with pastel and shiny gold, evokes a light hearted expression to uplift a dreary year!!

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  3. What a selection! Omg! Love all of your cards. Absolutely love the fireplace dies...

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  4. What spectacular and special cards!!! I love all of them! Really wonderful!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful projects!! Great job!

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  6. This is a shockingly beautiful release! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Loving the "You are so kind" cards!!

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  8. Wow! You really went to town with this release. I loved the variety and also the bling!

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  9. You were busy!! I LOVE the gold and pink color palette...so gorgeous!!

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  10. Beautiful cards! Love your use of color!

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  11. Your cards are all sooooo Gorgeous!!!!

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  12. Lots of great inspiration. Thanks

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  13. What a great variety of projects! Beautiful.

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  14. So much pretty! I love the new fireplace & mantle dies.

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  15. Simply gorgeous! thank you for the inspiration!

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  16. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

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  17. Stunning cards. The blue floral is my favorite

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  18. I love the gold ones and that unique fireplace!

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  19. Lovely cards! The gold happy birthday card is so darn special - I love that one!

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  20. Wonderful cards. Your heart card is definitely one of my favorites! And then using the embossing folder was so lovely with the simple sentiments (darn, I better buy that folder before it sells out again!)

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  21. WOW! What beautiful projects! I love them all!

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  22. Gorgeous projects! I love the way you've used this great new release! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Take care! :)

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  23. Love your use of the products. So pretty!

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  24. I ❤️ Your many examples! Love the guy card and all your embossing

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  25. Your cards are wonderful! I especially love the first two -- so elegant and beautiful, soft colors. This is such a fantastic release -- something for everyone.

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  26. Great cards, I really love the black and gold color combo, so elegant.

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  27. SO MANY PRETTY CARDS. i LOVE THE SOFTNESS OF THE HOLIDAY CARD AND THE PASTEL BLUE FLORAL CARD. tfs

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  28. So beautiful! Love the beautiful alphas. And the new 3D dies look amazing!

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  29. Lovely cards and inspiration from this release. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.

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  30. The inked flowers using the embossing folder looks so pretty. I like how you kept all of the flowers the same color.

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  31. Such great cards and so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. What a beautiful variety of cards! The gold and black card is stunning!

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  33. Your holiday cards is simply stunning!!!! I love them all, but these were my favorite

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  34. Wow--fabulous variety of cards you have created.

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  35. These are all great cards, but I love the soft ink-blended ones the best!

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  36. I love that heart die set in this new release - such a great shape. I love your projects - that holiday card looks wonderful with the bold metallics and that soft colouring. Lovely.

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  37. What a nice variety of cards! I think the first 2 cards and the golden birthday card are my favourite. Love the mantel, too! Super cute.

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  38. So pretty! Love these awesome dies! The fireplace scene is a favorite!

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  39. Each card is beautiful. Just amazing techniques. TFS!

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  40. Vicki, you have so many wonderful product ideas! I really do like it when we can see so many new examples of fun items!!! I like your masculine card. Who doesn't like gold, I agree! The mantle card is lovely and I am totally digging the 3D embossed flower folder. Will look gorgeous! In any way but I like the blue. TFS all of your marvelous cards!!!!

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  41. Spectacular cards!
    I love the soft shades you used with the You are so kind cards.
    The Birthday and With love cards are classy, thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. I love the hold on the first holiday card! So festive!

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  43. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. I love the gold embossing - it makes everything look so special and elegant. Keep up the great job you are doing, you inspire so many.

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  44. Love all these, especially the first pink and gold and the fire place!

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  45. Gorgeous cards! Love the gold embossing and the fireplace!!

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