Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Altenew March 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Oh boy, I can't wait to share lots of different cards I made with this release, including two quick and easy cards with just patterned paper and sentiments, and four traditional, stamped cards. 

You may have come from the one and only Laura Bassen's blog, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.  

These first two cards feature the patterned paper in a major way!



These aren't your typical patterned papers ... these packs are full of fine multi-colored artist papers! Each one worthy of being a card front. Case-in-point, these two cards feature as much of the patterned paper as possible on an A2 sized format.


Goodness, this paper with the watercolored flower is swoon-worthy! A few different shades in the petals, and then also in the center of the card for a lot of dimension. 


The edge of the card is bordered with one of the new Washi tapes, the Sweat Pea Palette Washi Tape. I love how it ties in all the purples, and that it allows part of the image to show through. The large die cut "hugs" is from the Hello & Hugs set that I seem to use all the time now.


Here's another amazing paper ... so many different colors happily co-exist in this bountiful bouquet! With something as special as this, I really didn't need to add much more to transform it. I love having a shaped space for a simple sentiment in the middle. 

 
The golden diagonal stripes on the bottom of the card is simply the other side of the page! It's beautiful AND it's already all thought out for you!

2) Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set

Birthday cards are the cards I need the most of, and it seems I'm always looking for something new. This Happy Birthday to You set is the perfect mix of adding a little something different, yet it's not so specific that you're going to be limited in how you use it.


This card uses the set in a very straightforward manner, with the bold, san-serif "Happy Birthday" sentiment front and center.


What I really love is the "Happy Birthday to you" in the song verses. It's literally impossible to make this card without singing the song in your head at least once!


And you can make your own sheet music by stamping the song verse repeatedly in the background. While you're at it, why not stamp and blend a rainbow of inks?


Putting the "Happy Birthday" sentiment on an angle is helpful in breaking up all those horizontal lines. Also, did you notice this sentiment is different than the sentiment on the previous card? This one has a giant shadow that I stamped in navy, which totally makes it stand out more, and lets you introduce an additional color to tie it in with the card. 


Here's one more version. I like that this card doesn't scream "happy birthday," but it's still there in the fine print on the background.


This way you can layer another sentiment on top. 


I always love using the fox from Hug Me as a focal point on a card. After putting him on, I added the leaves on either side, but I still needed something to stamp in the backgroud to take up a little more space. Luckily, there are several different sizes of circles in Spheres & Spirals to pick from. Love all those dense and interesting lines, especially embossed in gold.


This is such a great set that I'm sure will be a staple in your collection!



I have one final card to share, and this one makes use of the Sweet Nothings Mask Stencil. I use the stencil portion to blend ink onto the flower and color it, and then use the mask portion to stamp additional flowers behind it.


The stencil, mask, stencil, mask, stencil, mask process makes creating this card really quick and easy.


Then a few spatters and a sentiment is all you need to complete your card. 



In addition to the patterned paper pack I shared here, there are several other packs available in this release.


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 3/22/2020 for a chance to win.

We'll also draw a winner to recieve a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog in this blog hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/24/2020.

I now happily send you to the blog of
Maryam Perez, who I'm sure has something utterly delightful to share with you!!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

Supplies Used (click on the photos for affiliate links to the products; thanks for your support of my blog and projects!)

  https://shrsl.com/2661t
Happy Birthday To You

Spheres & Spirals

Sweet Nothings Stencil and Mask

Sweet Nothings Stamp Set






60 comments:

  1. Those patterned papers are AMAZING!!! As are your cards!

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  2. All so gorgeous!! Love the birthday cards!!

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  3. Beautiful cards, Kelly! Love the variety of products you used here...they are awesome and it's hard to choose!

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  4. Gorgeous Cards Kelly!! Super talented.

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  5. WOW! Wonderful array of designs Kelly, I especially love the one featuring the Sweet Nothings stamp set. You did a fabulous job showcasing the new products, thank you for the inspiration!Have a great day!

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  6. Great cards! I think the Sweet Nothings stamp set is my favorite.

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  7. Great cards! I am loving the "Birthday" stamp set with the musical notes! It is the first on my list to buy.

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  8. that birthday sentiment is wonderful - it could work both on male and female cards using different elements - thanks for sharing your beautiful cards
    Barb Housner

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  9. Wow!! Beautiful cards! Especially love the rainbow happy birthday card and your large blossoms card is stunning!

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  10. Oh my, the fox is so cute. I LOVE the flowers, too.

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  11. Wow I have banned myself from buying any more pattered paper/cardstock but these are a must have. Beautiful cards.

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  12. Beautiful cards! I love that paper!

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  13. Amazing! I particularly love the watercolor designs! These are so pretty and very fresh and modern too! Love it!
    Warm Hugs,
    Michele K. Henderson
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

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  14. I am really loving the Happy Birthday to You stamp set (yes, it does make you sing)! And those patterned papers..... Yum!

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  15. Such lovely inspiration! The 'happy birthday to you' musical score is my favorite!

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  16. I am so amazed by your cards. I don’t have a favorite because I like all of them.

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  17. I love what you did with the paper pack and the rainbow Happy Birthday music card is awesome!

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  18. I love the Hugs card. Actually, I love them all.

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  19. Beautiful cards, love the variety you shared today!

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  20. It would be hard to go wrong with those gorgeous papers!

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  21. You were very busy:) These are all lovely. That birthday set is wonderful and those florals are lovely.

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  22. Great show of the patterned paper. I like the birthday set use.

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  23. Great cards and love the watercoloured ones. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Priya

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  24. Great cards from a beautiful release. The new birthday set is just amazing.

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  25. Kelly, these cards are fabulous! I love the Happy Birthday stamp set & the floral card made with the stamp & mask is gorgeous. The colours just flow.

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  26. I am SWOONING over that watercolor paper card! So, so pretty!

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  27. Fantastic set of inspirations using the new release! Love the floral ones a lot :)

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  28. You are a creative genius. I love all your music cards, I agree you can't make those cards without singing happy birthday to you. Love the rainbow card.

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  29. Music is definitely my favorite! So I love this stamp set.

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  30. I love the Birthday Cards. The music stamp is on my shopping list.

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  31. Wow Kelly, you never disappoint! These are all incredible!

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  32. First I just want to say that I really love all of your cards! They are so beautiful and I agree, the watercolor florals are swoon worthy!! But I am absolutely in love with your rainbow HB cards! I wouldn't have thought of coloring in the background like that. It is such a beautiful and unique look! I just had to stop and savor all that luscious goodness for a few moments!

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  33. Stunning cards and a wonderful new release from Altenew.

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  34. Loving this new release so many new products, great inspiration.

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  35. I love all your cards! The Happy Birthday is so great and I love the music notes embossed in gold.

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  36. Every one is great, but I especially love the last water color-y one! Thanks for sharing these!

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  37. I like your beautiful and cute cards with these new products.

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  38. lovely spiral focal point behind the fox

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  39. I love all your cards you made using the new happy birthday to you stamp set. I can definitely see the stamps of being a go-to stamp set for many many cards. Thank you for inspiring.

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  40. Kelly, what a fantastic collection ... you've really pushed the boat out with your designs here! Gorgeous florals with the pp, so fresh and contemporary ... brilliant ideas for using the Happy Birthday background (that fox is a cutie!) ... and beautiful blending and masking on that last card, it's so elegant and soft! Hugs, Anita :)

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  41. I really love this collection. Your cards are amazing.

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  42. Happy, sweet, and colorful cards!! Absolutely amazing!!

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  43. Beautiful projects. While I don't use patterned paper often (I have several pads but I never think of them), that may have to change. That Fuchsia Soiree paper pack is exquisite!

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  44. So much we can do with this new release. Love your Sweet nothings card. love the colors. Such a bold floral stamp set. The papers are beautiful!

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  45. Such fantastic cards! I love your rainbow birthday card! The happy birthday music is fabulous.

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  46. Gorgeous cards! I am especially lvoing the first two and how you really made the papers do all the work there. So pretty!

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  47. I love the fun ways you’ve used the music stamps!

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  48. Wow! You were busy!! These cards are all fabulous, but I really LOVE that one with the yellow flowers and the music lines; so gorgeous!!

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  49. Beautiful cards Kelly, I love the freshness and the bright coorss in all your cards. The water colors look amazing and I wish to create the ones on your inspiration ❤️ loads of health and smiles.

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  50. Sweet creations! Fabulous release!

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  51. Lovely cards! I love the birthday stamp set. And the stamp floral set with the masking stencil is beautiful. Such a clever idea!

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  52. These are so pretty! Love the ideas for the birthday cards!

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  53. We all need to make "HUGS" cards these days.. since we can't give them in person. Yours is beautiful and I would be honored to receive it. Thanks for crafting for us.. nice way to spend part of my Sunday..hopping through these blogs. Crafting keeps us at home and safe. Take care :)

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  54. Beautiufl cards! I really love the Happy Birthday to You set and you created so many great cards using it.

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  55. Amazing the variety of cards you've created. Just so inspiring.

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