Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Altenew Texture Adventure Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Folks! Dies are a staple for many paper crafters, and I know some of the latest dies from Altenew are going to be staples in your collection.

You may have come from the blog of Reiko Tsuchida, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew blog.


There are so many fun new dies that I'm dying to show you in this Texture Adventure collection. I honestly can't pick a favorite!


Sure to be a staple, the new Featured Sentiments Die Set has a entire collection of different sized sentiment strips. The larger strips are meant to be layered underneath the smaller strips, or you can just use them for larger font sentiments. 



Hot Tip: Be like the home improvement professionals and use a spacer between each row of your tiles! This will maintain an even space all the way through.


You can use these diecut strips without any sentiments at all, and just use the strips to build a fun background full of texture. The "hello" sentiment is from the Bold Greetings Die Set and has the perfect modern style to go with this card.



With all the amazing floral stamps that Altenew has, I'm always on the hunt for backgrounds that are interesting, but don't attract too much attention away from the flower. The new Layered Geo Cover Die A is absolutely PERFECT for this!


In addition to being gorgeous, it's a cover die and is all one piece, which means less work! Just one pass through the die cutting machine and you're good to go. The other great thing about this die is that it has a nice margin which is very useful for putting adhesive on to attach to the card base. 

There is also a Geo Cover Die B that layers with this die. You can use them together for sure, but it also looks fabulous by itself if you want to save some money for other goodies!


One set I absolutely had to have in this release is the Leaf Mix Die Set ... it has no less than 14 different leaf shapes!!


I picked just one of the 14 shapes ... a very thin squiggly shape, and colored them all a rainbow of colors with markers. Then I secured them all in the middle with a giant brad and called it a day! 

Bonus is I have 13 other leaf shapes I haven't even used yet! The panel is the Nesting Label Die and is always handy for showcasing a focal point.


I love making 3D elements for cards and other craft projects, because I love the invitation it extends to "touch me!" These Mini 3D Stars Dies are so fun because they have little tabs you bend back on one side of each point in the star, which gives you something to adhere it down with. 


They go perfectly with the sentiments from the You're a Star Mini Stamp Set.


 
The background of this card features the new Stacked Diamonds Cover Die. This definitely checks a lot of boxes with being a great textured backgroud, and full of tiny details that would be impossible to create on your own,


Finally, I have a project that features the new Thin Frame 3D Die Set. This is great whenever you have a bulky project and want to protect the layers ... the frame will give it just the right amount of protection. And it looks really cool!!



Check out the embossed dots all along the outside of the frame ... such great detailing! And it matches the embossed dots from the background with the Dotted Starburst Debossing Plate.





The nice thing is you can use this just like a regular frame, especially if you use a wood-like patterned paper. I was able to use several layers of the BAF Canterbury Bells flower within this frame, and then stretch the "hugs" sentiment across the frame.



Another use for this die is to use it like an actual photo frame! It's the perfect size for a standard 4x6 photograph. You just have to trim a tiny bit off the long side of the photo. How fun would it be to make a gallery wall with several of these frames in a rainbow of colors?!



It also looks great with black & white photographs too! Another idea would be to use this for a gift topper. Print a photo of your friend, add the professional-looking frame around it, and attach the whole thing to the top of your wrapped gift (or hanging on the side of your gift bag!)



Special Offer
Receive a FREE brand new mini inspiration guide with every order from 8/19/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 8/21/2020 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 cart automatically. *Not valid on Altenew Academy classes and workshops.

Giveaway Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 8/25/2020 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. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/27/2020.

Your next stop on this hop is the talented Erum Tasneem who has a lot of fun projects to share!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly



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97 comments:

  1. Love the birthday card. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Every project looks so gorgeous, especially the wood looking frames!!

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  3. Wonderful ideas! Love to see the dies used in different ways, especially the sentiment strips. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  4. Love your great ideas for using these new stand-alone dies! stand-alone dies are always a favorite of mine!

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  5. Really liked the flower from one of the leaf inserts but all your projects were great!

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  6. I love the soft colour palette. Those frames are fantastic!!

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  7. Great projects. Love this die release. thank you

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  8. So creative and innovative! Excellent work!

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  9. Wonderful job showing off the new dies. I love your choices of colors too.

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  10. The leaf dies! I love how you turned it into a flower/bow. Creative!

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  11. My word, you really did a lot of samples, and your designs are really stunning. Love so many of your ideas, like the "home improvement" idea that goes with the stacked sentiment dies. Too cute. Also agree that the layered geo die is a great background for beautiful images, but can also be brought forward with color on its own. Too many things to mention, but thanks for all your ideas.

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  12. Love what you did with the leaf mix die! So different and clever! All your cards are beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  13. All of the projects are so pretty. Love the colors, so soft and gorgeous! I love the background made with the sentiments dies. Would havennever thought to use it that way.

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  14. Beautiful cards. The colors GREAT ! The release has endless possibilities with each die. Endless uses, enjoyed seeing how you and each designer used everyone. AWESOME.

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  15. Great projects! I think this is a really great release!

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  16. Amazing cards!! Love the colorful flower you made with the leaf dies!!!

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  17. These cards are unique and clever! I love all your cards!

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  18. Really lovely designs! I like the use of the one leaf shape repeated. Very clever! Thank you for sharing

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  19. Incredible! I love that you made a flower from the die cut leaf set. And that 3-D frame card is so cool! And the star card is beautiful. Shall I go on??? Thank you for all your inspiration.

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  20. love these beautiful cards!!!

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  21. These are great. I think my favorite is the leaf mix die card.

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  22. Love the framed card with the HIGS sentiment!
    Great job!

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  23. Oh my you have made some amazing cards and the photo frame is fab. Love the new set of dies xx

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  24. I'm a sucker for rainbow colors so I love the rainbow Leaf Mix Die Set card best, but all the cards/ projects are awesome!

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  25. These are FABULOUS! I LOVE the frames you made and the star card!

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  26. Your cards and frame are so beautiful - I just love your choice of soft colors, and the way you positioned that sentiment strip through the loop is inspired!

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  27. Such amazinggg projects!! Love the colors, they are so soft and gorgeous! I love the background created with the sentiment diesand Loved what you did with that leaf mix die and turned it into a pretty flower, that is so so clever, would never have thought about that!! Just amazingg!!๐Ÿ˜

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  28. I love the colors you used and the leaves you put together to make your flower.

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  29. Love your cards! Love this whole release!

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  30. Great projects. Love the birthday card. TFS

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  31. You created so many beautiful cards with the new dies, but my favorite is the swirled flower made from the leaf die. Gorgeous!

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  32. Love the new release from Altenew! And, your cards are so beautiful - the leaf mix dies are really versatile and I love them.

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  33. Wow, you never disappoint Kelly, these are incredible! Your rustic frames are so special!

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  34. Wonderful ideas and a great selling job for buying more dies!

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  35. What a wonderful set of projects!!!

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  36. Amazing products and amazing samples using them. Thank you

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  37. I love all of your projects! I especially love the stars and the way you used the cover dies and the leaves. Very pretty!

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  38. Wow Kelly you gave us tons of inspiration and I loved everything you made. You put so much time and effort and the results are outstanding! My favourite is the birthday card with the rainbow colours! Thank you for the inspiration! ๐Ÿ’—❤️๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™

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  39. That's a nice use of the sentiment strip dies, but once again my fav was the leaf die, what a great creative use. I'm lovin' those dies!

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  40. Stuuning cards, love the rainbow flower.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  41. These are all so beautiful. Love them all.

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  42. What a creative use of the dies!

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  43. What incredible cards and projects! I love the colors, dimension, texture, patterns, so many amazing projects!

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  44. Wow, you have really showcased these new dies brilliantly!!

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  45. Oh my, oh my!! What wonderful creative inspiration using these new products!! LOVE your frame with all that amazing texture!! Awesome projects

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  46. Wow. I love the subtleness of the colors of your cards. Very elegant creations.

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  47. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Kelly. You have a great way of showing off the stamps and dies to make people want them. I love that paper you used for the frame.

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  48. You're always so creative, Kelly! Love every project--especially the flower with the sentiment going through the loop! The 3D frame is wonderful & so fun to see your pictures!

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  49. Kelly you always give so much of yourself for these releases... my fave? those stars: so touchable!
    =]

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  50. Such fabulous cards you created Kelly, & I really love the picture frames you made as well. The flower made out of the Mixed Leaves is my favourite as I love the CAS style.

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  51. I love the mini stars they are so cute!

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  52. Really cute designs. I love this new release by Altenew.

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  53. What awesome projects!!! I love the mixed leaf dies and how you showcased their beauty!!And i loved the different textures you gave to the frames...really nice! TFS

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  54. I am so impressed by the 3D frame set! And how your projects turned out! Wonderful! Spectacular!

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  55. Great projects! I love the almost subway tile look of the hello card and the spiral leaf flower :D

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  56. Wonderful use of all the new products. Especially love the 'brick' wall look. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Wonderful cards. Great showcase of this fantastic release. Love the unique way you used those Featured Sentiment dies.

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  58. Love the use of the sentiments dies.... And oh my stars.... I need those 3d stars! So fun!

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  59. Love how to made the leaf into a flower design, I would have never thought to do that! Very creative! Thanks for sharing :)

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  60. Pretty, pretty cards and projects. Thanks for the tip about spacing the tiles.

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  61. Wow. Overachiever!!! That flower card made with the leaf dies is crop dead fab.

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  62. Awesome, the frame looks like real wood. I like the leaf flower design too.
    Thank you, great cards.

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  63. Wow! I love all of your projects! The woodgrain frame is just beautiful!

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  64. So simple the sentiments die one. but great.

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  65. You made BRICKS out of the sentiment dies!! Love love love that idea!!

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  66. This is such an amazing release, it’s so hard to choose a favorite. Your projects are beautiful, thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  67. Love all your cards and projects. The colors are amazing. Thanks for a great release Altenew!

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  68. Beautiful creations! Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Awesome creations, this is an amazing release.

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  70. Love your cards and projects!! That frame is so darling!

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  71. These are all awesome creations!! I like you use of the new rounded sentiment strips! Cracked me up when you said to use spacers like the home improvement people do!!

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  72. What beautiful projects using the amazing new dies from this release, Kelley! I especially loved the card with the sentiment strips...thanks for the hot tip...and the interesting flower you created with the leaf die! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration...now to wait for my favorites to come back in stock!

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  73. Another wonderful release and lovely card inspiration!

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  74. Amazing cards! I absolutely love the card with the flower made from the leaf die cut set!

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  75. After looking at your samples using the new the 3D Frame set, it looks like the Dotted Starburst debossing plate is a must have . Your frame samples are fantastic.

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  76. Oh WOW! So many beautiful cards and frames. Great tip for the spacer for your first card!

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  77. All the projects are gorgeous! I really love the 3D stars and the leaf dies. The new cover dies are also beautiful!

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  78. I love the soft colours. Gorgeous!

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  79. Oh that flower and those stars and I love that frame!!! Beautiful projects!!

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  80. Wonderful job on all of your projects!
    I especially like the card with the stars.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  81. Your cards are gorgeous and so creative, Kelly!
    I love how you used one of the leaf dies...coloring each one with a marker is a great idea and so easy!
    And, I love the card with the pretty flower in the middle with the white on white background!
    Thanks for all the great examples on how to use that frame die!!
    You have inspired me for sure!

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  82. This is the most amazing release. Love all the dies, especially the leaves, the labels, and the cover plates! That floral you made with just ONE LEAF is awesome! Love it.

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  83. I like the tiles. The star's look great.

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  84. Beautiful and brilliant cards and projects! LOVE the sentiment label strips like tile, the pretty wood-looking paper frame and especially the rainbow flower from the leaf mix dies, my absolute fave.

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  85. Every one of your cards is beautiful and creative and has lots of great ideas I can use! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  86. Fabulous creations! The card you made with the loopy die cuts from the leaf mix die set is my favorite.... such pretty colors and layering!

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  87. My favorite card is the rainbow flower where you used the thin leaf die; and colored them in astounding colors! I love ๐Ÿ’•

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  88. Great cards. I love them all but the leaves are definitely my favorite

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  89. These are all fabulous--love the one with the colorful leaf shapes.

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  90. Kelly-- another gorgeous display...of your talents and these beautiful die sets. I love what you did w/ the leaf set, and using the sentiment strip dies as bricks in a background-- inspired! Thanks for sharing your talents on the hop!

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  91. Hi Kelly :) You've done a great job of showcasing this new release! Your projects are awesome! Great to see the new release in different settings! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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