Thursday, September 5, 2019

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



Hi Folks! There are SO MANY good things in the Altenew September Stamp and Die Release!! I went absolutely nuts in my craft room and before I knew it there were all these cards that I'm dying to share with you! You may have come from the very talented and sweet Kathy Racoosin who I'm sure colored the heck out of several things, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog

1. Birch Impressionism (with Tall Alpha Dies)

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Birch Impressionism Stamp Set
http://shrsl.com/1smlt
Tall Alpha Dies

As soon as I saw the Birch Impressionism Layering Stamps I knew I had to have them! I'm such a fan of birch trees, and nearly cried when I found out the new owners of our first house cut them all down. I even have birch branches in my home decor.


I got this idea late one night in bed and was so excited the next morning to make my Birch, Please cards! : ) When I google-searched the phrase, I saw someone made the trees anthropomorphic and I had to try that as well. (Irenka made a shirt like this on Threadless, but sadly it's no longer there when I click the link.)

I just drew the arms in, and then picked a place for the eyes and mouth.


For the "birch" on this card I was happy to hack the "birthday" sentiment from Mega Greetings 2 by stamping "bir," then the "c" from "can do it," and finally the "h" from "holidays."



The Tall Alpha Dies are just the perfect size. Love that they're tall enough to carry the card, and that they're narrow enough to fit both words on a standard A2-sized card. These totally crack me up! And are so easy to make.


Here's another idea with this versatile Birch Impressionism set; use the layering stamps for a background!


What a simple, easy background this makes for the Mega Happy die and the newest Build-a-Flower Hellebore.


Another idea is to just use one of the solid trees as a stripe and stack whatever colors make you happy!



Couldn't be easier with the Mega You die and sentiment from Mega Greetings 2. This would be perfect for masculine and teen cards as well.


Not even a birch tree in sight on these Birch Impressionism cards.


Lots of options here. Lots of stretching of supplies.

2. Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die

Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die

This Candy Cane die makes a fabulous background on its own, but when you double it up you get some really fun looks! All you have to do is pick the colors. 
 

Here's a blue, white and gray winter birthday card. On a gray card base I layered a white Candy Cane die, and then FLIPPED OVER the blue Candy Cane die. Wouldn't you know, it makes a fun plaid!


Look at all the awesome texture!!


To step it up a little more, I made some snips in the blue stripe diecut and tucked those under the white stripes in the bottom corner. Again, easy-peasy. A flower from the Plumeria Stamp and Die set tucks in the corner nicely.



Here's another version of the card that I made for my godson at University of Illinois. It's masculine enough, with the plaid, and the school colors are orange and blue. I know he'll appreciate the custom card.


The possibilities are endless with this formula for the Candy Cane Stripe Die ... and only two passes through your die cutting machine!


It's For You Stamp Set
Faceted Stars Stamp Set
Altenew's layered florals are amazing, as we all know, and now you have the option for a layered telephone!


How cute is this with the typewriter font sentiment?! And of course a "hello" by the receiver.


The background is filled with some of the leftover Camellia Japonica flowers on my desk.


Here's another card with the Mega You die and a faint Faceted Stars background stamp.


The phone is dimensional, and IT VISUALLY RINGS!!! Check out how it moves:


When I saw the "ring, ring" stamp in the set I knew I wanted to make the phone ring back and forth like on the cartoons, but I didn't have any of the wobblers. Well, turns out you can make your own! Use a very fine guage wire (26 or 28) and wrap it around a pencil 6-7 times. Then attach one end to the card base and one end to the phone and you have your own wobbler! So fun to make the phone "ring" ... and since the wire is so fine, the ringing motion lasts for many seconds. It also will be flat for mailing.


Such a charming look for these vintage phone cards!

4. Modern Poinsettia Stamp Set


Modern Poinsettia

As if the poinsettia isn't beautiful enough, the small scripty sentiments make it an unbeatable combination for your Christmas cards.


Embossing the sentiment and pointsettia in gold was an easy choice. Also, do you notice the background ... our chameleon birch trees again!


I used a few different reds to watercolor the poinsettia, as well as some yellows and greens.



Here's another look for the Modern Poinsettia ... this time with white leaves and a red sequin center.


The background is an impression of the beautiful Mid-Century Frame Die. What a simple card!



This set is great for showcasing some quick holiday watercoloring.

Well, I know that was a lot to digest, but like I said, this is a heck of a release! Please read on for a free gift offer and prize information.



Limited Time Offer! Get a FREE mini inspiration guide with every order from the September 2019 Stamp/Die Release collection! Shop HERE. Free gift will be added to cart automatically. One gift per order. While supplies last!


Prizes:
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 9/10/2019 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 on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/13/2019.

Your next stop on this hop is Kelly Janes!

Thanks so much for stopping! If you enjoyed your time here, I'd welcome you to follow me on Instagram for all my latest projects!


-Kelly





Supplies Used (with affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for your support!!):
http://shrsl.com/1smlw
Birch Impressionism Stamp Set
http://shrsl.com/1smlt
Tall Alpha Dies
Candy Cane Stripe Cover Die
It's For You Stamp Set
Faceted Stars Stamp Set
Modern Poinsettia

48 comments:

  1. Wow, so many lovely creations with the new release! And "Birch, please" has me laughing. Thanks for sharing all this inspiration.

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  2. You've been busy!! My faves are your birch trees (so stinkin cute) and poinsettias. Love them!

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  3. so many choices, thank you for them all

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  4. I really like the way you cut the candy cane die out of two different colors of paper and layered them.

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  5. My goodness, you created with almost everything.....wow....what a beautiful line up of work. I loved them...but...the stand out was the Birch card...with the drawn in figure....so clever....and funny. Loved it!
    Thank you so much for sharing all of your hard work.

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  6. You are very creative and clever! Thanks for sharing your cards with us. Your work is inspiring! And, I appreciate the humor...

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  7. Such cute cards. Love how you layered the background dies. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  8. wow - you have been busy!!!! - love these sweet cards

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  9. That candy cane die is awesome cut twice like you did. I love it. And your pink poinsettia is beautiful. Love the colors. Thanks for showing us a way to use the wire for a coil. Great idea.

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  10. I love what you did with the BIG sentiment dies (YOU) and BIRCH PLEASE is AWESOME!

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  11. Great ideas! Love the wobbly phone!

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  12. Love the ways you used the Candy Cane background. I the jiggly phone - that's great!

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  13. Wow, wow, wow, Kelly!! Birch, please! lol Too fun!! So creative...loving all your cards!!

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  14. Wow! Your imagination was running wild with these fun and beautiful cards and your creativity just took over. What a great collection of cards!

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  15. Beautiful cards! Love all of the ways you used the birch tree set. It's my favorite from this release.

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  16. I love the new release and all the inspiration <3 Thanks to Altenew and all the Designers

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  17. Wow!! So many beautiful card samples you have, Kelly!!! So much creativity!!! Thanks for the inspiration <3

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  18. Love what you created with these amazing new products.

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  19. Yep. You are amazing! What you did with those birch tree stamps?!?!

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  20. You are a hoot!! I got a kick out of seeing all the possibilities you came up with for the stamps and dies!! Your cards are all knockouts!! Thanks for all the great ideas!!

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  21. I always love punny cards. All of the cards you created are beautiful. Love how you layered the candy cane stripe die. And I absolutely love the gold embossed poinsettia on the green striped background.

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  22. WOW!!! Amazing cards, color combinations and birch please is too funny!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  23. I love the poinsettia! Your cards are all wonderful! And that phone!!! So cute and clever!

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  24. Wow, amazing cards, all so beautiful! Thank you for so much inspiration. My fave is the first one with the hand drawn arms of the birch trees, lol.

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  25. Beautiful cards! I love your designs!

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  26. Great cards and I am still chuckling over Birch Please!

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  27. Amazing new products! I love all the stamps and the beautiful background dies. The telephone stamp creates such a life like phone!

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  28. Oh wow! You are on a roll! So many awesome creations! The first 2 cards made me laugh :D

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  29. Wow! You have created so many amazing cards, Kelly! Love all your creative designs and variations! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

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  30. Love the poinsettias! They are my favorite winter look.

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  31. Birch, please! You should open a gallery with all these amazing works of art! I love them all, you prolific artist you! THANK YOU THANK YOU for all these pinnable inspirations!! Hope all is well with the new school year! Hugs, Darnell

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  32. I like how you gave the trees personality's and the poinsettias where just lovely.

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  33. And yet another great release. Love all the projects made. Great cards!!

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  34. My. my, you really went to town with this release! But, I can see why - it is amazing. There are so many wonderful items available and they are all so versatile! I love everything you created. Thank you.

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  35. Birch, please cracked me up! You are one creative lady, Kelly! I love all your beautiful creations and I liked how you used the birch trees horizontally for a really cool background! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!!

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  36. LOL - oh yes, those "Birch, please" cards are hilarious - love them!

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  37. Wonderful projects and fantastic showcase of this great release. I love how you used the solid tree stamps for stripes -- great idea and great result.

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  38. Wow! So many amazing and fabulously creative cards. Playful, sweet, elegant and everything in between - so awesome!

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  39. An amazing release which you have highlighted very well!

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  40. Love all of your cards but the “Birch, Please” cracked me up!!!

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  41. Great ideas. The birch tree is such a cute idea.

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  42. You outdid yourself, Kelly. Every single card is amazing.

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  43. You obviously had a blast creating all these fantastic cards, lovely showcase of the new release.

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  44. An amazing set of cards and they are all fabulous. Love the way you used the Birch stamp set for your backgrounds. Thanks for sharing your inspiration for these new release products.

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  45. HILLARIOUS! Love it the funny, but also so many beautiful cards as well. Nice work!

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  46. So many great cards! Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  47. great cards, all! but those first two! hahaha!!!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly