Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Altenew November 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Release Blog Hop

Hello there everyone!  I am happy to be joining you today as part of the Altenew Twinkle and Shine Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the blog of Maryam Perez. If not, you can go back to the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Card Blog.

You can see the full release here:  November 2020 Twinkle & Shine Release Collection Page.

To celebrate this release, we have a variety of special offers for you.  

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! 
  • Get a FREE brand new Twinkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Booklet (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Twinkle & Shine release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.
  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Twinkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release collection from 11/04/2020 through 11/10/2020. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Twinkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Booklet with every order from 11/04/2020 through 11/06/2020. Shop HERE!

Giveaway Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/10/2020 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will 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 11/12/2020.

Here is your Blog Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog
Laura Bassen
Erum Tasneem
Kelly Griglione
Therese Calvird
Amber Rain Davis
Tenia Nelson
Nicole Watt
Terri Koszler
Nathalie DeSousa
Jenny Colacicco
Jaycee Gaspar
Victoria Calvin
Amanda Baldwin
Emily Midgett
Kymona Tracey
Dana Joy
Lilith Eeckels
Norine Borys
Vicky Papaioannou
Virginia Lu
Nenette S. Madero
Svitlana Shayevich
Keisha Charles
Maryam Perez
>>>>>Vicki Finger<<<<<
Laurie Willison
Reiko Tsuchida
Amy Hill
Agnieszka Małyszek
Anna Veach

Let's get started with the projects! I don't have as many projects for you as I was planning on since there was a production issue and I did not get everything I wanted to work with.  

For my first project, I combined the Linear Stencil with the Mandala Confetti Dies.  With all of it's intersecting lines, I knew this stencil would be great to use with the confetti dies.  I did not get the stamp set because I wanted to use the dies in a different way.  I did light ink blending over the stencil using Rose Quartz Ink.  Each shape in the Mandala Confetti Dies has 7 sizes so there are a multitude of ways to use this set.  I especially love to include little hearts on cards for my girlfriends, so this set will probably reside on my desk.    

While my white cardstock is just plain, I did give it a healthy amount of simmer mist before I die cut the panel.  All of the little die cuts are cut from various shades of shimmer cardstock scraps, so in person, this is a very elegant card.  

I also used gems at a lot of points as well.  Since this release is called "Twinkle & Shine" I wanted to make it Twinkle all over, so both of my projects have lots of twinkle and shine included on them today.  I mean, you all would expect nothing less from me, would you?  *Ü*

Here is the image of the stamp set in case you'd like to see

For the greeting, I used the Altenew peace die on some white cardstock that was inked up in an ombre style from light to dark, with the darkest part at the bottom of the die-cut word.    

Next up is a card using a new Stamp and Die collection called Sparkled.  There are stamps and coordinating die available.  

This is a really beautiful bloom and the foliage is very nice as well.  I stamped all of the color layers first and then went back and added the outline image with heat embossing using Versamark and Altenew Antique Gold Embossing Powder.  

Because of the sentiment I chose to use, again I added a lot of bling to this card with sequins and gems.    

The background paper is from the Summer Garden Paper Pack.  It's an Ombre Stripe that starts out grey on the left side and turns to a pale mauve/pink on the other side.  I thought it was the perfect paper to really highlight the bloom.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  I always appreciate it when you take the time to comment on my blog posts and especially when you shop through my affiliate links.  The lovely Laurie Willison is next up on the hop.  


  1. The flower looks like the charmed set I have. It’s so pretty the way you used it.

  2. Love your cards. The mandala maker looks like it will be fun to create lots of patterns. thank you

  3. Lovely palettes and designs on these card, the pretty pinks and purples are very eye catching.

  4. Pretty cards! LOVE the pink bloom!!

  5. Very pretty cards. Love the mandala card. TFS

  6. Your pink flower is so pretty. I love the look you achieved. And I would LOVE peace.....Maybe in 4 years

  7. Beautiful cards! You did a great job!!

  8. Beautiful mandala card and I love the flower one!

  9. Vicki, you've just sold me on the Mandala Maker dies. Talk about versatile! I can see why you didn't necessarily feel you needed the stamp set. I love the delicate look of the Sparkled floral on the second card.

  10. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

  11. Pretty cards! The Mandala Maker dies look really fun to create with, and I love your beautiful floral card!

  12. Very nice cards!
    My name is Donna de Gale-Kalloo, I could not edit and change my husband's email.

  13. Soooo Beautiful!!! I love the mandala makers!!!

  14. Both so delightful, thanks for sharing!

  15. Very nice layouts and colors! That mandala, wow!

  16. Very pretty cards! I really like your mandala card.

  17. I love the sparkle and twinkle in these cards! The first one reminds me a lovely pendant! And the second one like peppermint icecream (sorry- it does). I just love the pink and the sparkle!

  18. Beautiful, I love the way you used the mandala stamp

  19. Lovely cards and the floral layered stamp is gorgeous. Your showcased it perfectly. Super release.

  20. Love your cards. The flower is beautiful. Love your mandala card design too.

  21. Fun, beautiful cards. I love this release!

  22. Beautiful cards! I love the ombre stripes!

  23. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

  24. Nice use for the sets. Good shares.


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