Altenew Fresh Start Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

5 January 2021


Welcome to the Fresh Start Release Blog Hop and Giveaway. If you have hopped over from Kelly Griglione's blog you are right on track. You can start the hop over on the Altenew Card Blog.

Just like that 2020 is over and what a year it has been. It was a weird year which triggered anxiety and panic attacks which I have never had before. Luckily I have my crafting to keep me busy and Altenew had helped a lot with keeping me busy. For today's hop I created two cards. 

My first card combines the Angled Embossing Folder from a previous release and the Airbrushed Flower Stamp and Die Set. I was immediately drawn to this stamp set with the soft airbrush strokes. It creates the daintiest of flowers.

My second card was super easy to make and I got to use up lots of scraps. I cut out the Grid Cover Die from some pretty purple cardstock from my stash and popped it on some patterned paper from the Enchanting Washes 6*6 Paper Pack. Then I fussy cut some flowers from one of the patterned papers from the Cheerful Meadow 6*6 Paper Pack and created a floral clusters.

For the sentiment, I used one from the Simple Greetings Die Set. I love this set as it comes with the word and its shadow. 

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/11/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/13/2021.

What has caught your eye? 

Your next stop is: Cheryl Espie

Blog Hop List

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Erum Tasneem

Jennifer McGuire

Tenia Nelson

Nathalie DeSousa


Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Dana Joy

Nicole Watt

Tina Smith

Norine Borys

Zsoka Marko

Virginia Lu

Amanda Baldwin


Laurie Willison

Michelle Short

Maryam Perez

Mindy Eggen

Teresa Litchfield

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Preeti Chandran

Reiko Tsuchida

Jessie Banks

Agnieszka Małyszek

Kelly Griglione

Lilith Eeckels

Cheryl Espie

Tania Ahmed

Jenny Colacicco



vickie said...

Wonder, vibrant cards!

Nandini said...

The new release is so fantastic! And I love the amazing inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy S. said...

I never think of cutting motif from patterned paper....thanks for the idea. I love the grid cover die.

Lois said...

Beautiful cards. They are so bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing

Susanbcards said...

Gorgeous blue and purple! I love the Grid cover die, it adds a nice amount of interest.

L said...

So pretty!
Very bright and cheery cards that will bring smiles to the recipients faces.
Thanks for sharing.

Golda said...

These are very dramatic and fun cards.

Barb said...

These cards are so beautiful. The stamp sets are amazing!

SandyP said...

The background splashes of color seen too the tiny squares is brilliant! These releases are so versatile! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!

Bunny said...

Lovely cards. Love the new Grid and I love the blue flowers. [Bunny]

sharon g said...

The blues, the purples, oh MY!!!! These look so pretty, I love the looks.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Absolutely gorgeous!

Margi Marie said...

Great geometric backgrounds! I also love the colors behind the grid. Thanks for sharing your ideas! I'm inspired!

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Dawn Cooksley said...

great cards I love the backgrounds

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous backgrounds!!!!!!!!!!

kramer_buffy said...

What a cool use of that background paper on the last card!

-- Dalis

DorothyA said...

I just love your cards! I especially like the beautiful background and flowers in your last card.

saracraig said...

I love all the blue texture. I wish I could feel that card. I love the purple one. The streaks behind the grid die are awesome.

Chandhini said...

That angled embossing folder adds a lot of texture and interest to the card

jamella said...

Wow...when i first looked at the grid cover die cut flower cards They didnt look like actual cards..i stopped scrolling down because i was drawn in by freshness and intake of it all including the colors..To me, it looks just its part of a set of flowers or plants planted on an outdoor vine in a greenhouse so you wouldn't know its a card until you open it! Soo Beautiful!

Whiteibis said...

So many favorites in this release. The larger sets are my favorites, as I'm usually lost for filling a card front and these items would definitely fill the front of a card. A great release to start the new year.

joni said...

Love this release, gorgeous cards!

cottagerca said...

Great presentation of the release.

Talitha said...

These cards are just beautiful. Like your backgrounds.

Heather DePasquale said...

Just love the angled embossing folder and the grid cover die. Your purples and pinks are beautiful. TFS!

Mendy said...

Love the blue in the first card. Great cards and a great release.

Amber Bissonnette said...

Beautiful!! Love the purple

Ms. Tamp said...

Wonderful color use. I like the grid and background of the second card.

Brenda Aplin said...

Your cards are great!! I love that grid background stamp with the floral stamps set.. thanks for sharing.

Julie Greaves said...

Love your bright and stunning cards. The Altenew release has so many wonderful items to suit everyone. I like your use of the grid cover die on your 2nd card. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas and talent with us. :)

Lindsey NY said...

When you did the angles die, how did you get the 2 colors? Or is that just a light reflection? Looks so beautiful. Love those colors.
I understand your anxiety which for me seemed to build as the year went on and family members suffer. I have little hope for 2021 so these blog hops lift my spirits. Thank you for participating.
Thanks to Altenew as well for keeping us looking forward to wonderful new products.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards and such vibrant colors!
Thanks so much for sharing..

Jade said...

Lovely cards. I especially like the second card with the wonderful purple. Fabulous colors and layouts.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love the backgrounds and the beautiful flowers!

Carol Wortman said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful backgrounds, beautiful coloring, beautiful You... hope you're feeling better... your designs certainly bring joy to others!

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

Ooohhhh!!! Great use of extra patterned paper!!! So cool :-)

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the purple grid over the patterned paper! said...

I love the texture added by the new 3D folders!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. Your colors (and coloring) are amazing.

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