Monday, October 19, 2020

Altenew Winter Essentials Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Friends! I have to say, the dies in this new Altenew release are going to get you super excited to hole up in your craft space and not emerge for a good couple days : )

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

 
Oh. My. Goodness. Can you believe how utterly charming this Modern Fireplace Die Set is?! It comes with a herringbone brick fireplace surround for Pete's sake!


I was so excited putting this scene together and couldn't wait to see what it would look like. All the die cut and embossed fireplace pieces layer on each other (the firebox, the surround, the mantle), and then you get to build the cute little fire and set it in the fireplace grate. I put the fireplace on a dark wood floor, and made baseboards on either side by die cutting another mantle piece.
 
 
The add-on set is the adorable Mantle Decor - Winter Die Set and comes with the stockings (great use of your patterned paper!), candles, candlesticks, and wreath. The detail in the tiny candlesticks is fantastic, and looks great with a gold metallic cardstock. Also, did you notice the embossed details in the wreath?


2020 has been all about being cozy at home, and that's exactly what this set is. Cozy at home.


Although it's a Christmas scene with the stockings and red bow on the wreath, you can certainly remove those items and have a lovely winter scene.
 
 
 
My next project uses the adorable little onesie die to make a garland for a special new baby girl, Celine.
 

 
The best thing about this project is I got to make all these differently patterned onsies from a single sheet of 12x12 cardstock. It had all these different journalling cards that were just the right size for this onesie die, so I didn't have to work at all to find coordinating patterns. 
 
 
After punching a tiny hole on each side and stringing a cute pink fiber thru them, you have a darling banner to hang in the nursery! Although this was made with patterned paper, how cute would it be to make a banner out of felt? Or fabric?
 

 
This would also be a cute baby shower decoration! (note that you can see the other side of the patterned paper in the mirror reflection.)
 

Did you notice the letters? They are from the Linear Pathway Alpha - Solid Die Set and the Linear Pathway Alpha - Outline Die Set. It's great that there's an option to outline the alphas so the letters can stand out more, especially on busy patterned paper like this.



Another of my favorite products, the Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set is an enormous die set that cuts extremely detailed floral layers ... all at the SAME TIME!!


This set has been carefully thought out so the dies of each layer that requires a different color are connected together. How smart is that?! You just put the cluster of dies on the color you want for that layer, and they will all be cut in the same pass of the die machine. Here you can see how two layers fit at the same time, so you will get 8 dies cut at once. 


With all the layers being cut so quickly, it leaves you more time for the fun part, deciding where they will all go!


The dimension on these florals is amazing!


For the leaves I chose a light blue patterned paper to mix things up a bit, and to take some of the warmth out of the card.


Because there are so many different pieces you can create (four complete large flowers, the cluster of smaller flowers, three different clusters of leaves) it's the perfect set for making the larger slimline cards. It's one of my favorite layering sets ever!
 
A quick note before I leave, Altenew is also releasing a new glue pen that I really enjoyed using. It's very sticky without having to use a lot of it ... so much that my fingers were sticky for quite awhile after touching it. This makes me very confident about the adhesion to my paper. It also helps with paper warping. Because I didn't need to use a lot of it, I don't notice any bending of my paper after it dries. I've been searching for a good glue to use with detailed die cuts and I think this is it!
 
 

Receive a FREE Gift (brand new Winter Essentials release mini inspiration guide) with every order through 10/21/2020 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 online class, workshop, print media orders.

Giveaway Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/25/2020 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 list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/27/2020.

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Norine Borys
Laura Bassen
Kelly Griglione
Therese Calvird
Jenny Colacicco
Vicky Papaioannou
Nathalie DeSousa
Keisha Charles
Amber Rain Davis
Emily Midgett
Virginia Lu
Amanda Baldwin
Jaycee Gaspar

Dana Joy
Lilith Eeckels
LauraJane
Tania Ahmed
Nenette S. Madero
Nicole Watt
Tenia Nelson
Reiko Tsuchida
Vicki Finger
Maryam Perez

I am now pleased to send you over to Therese Calvird who has made three ridiculously beautiful cards to share with you (check out her use of the negative alpha dies)!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly

 

Supplies Used (Affiliate links, thanks for your continued support!):

 

Sentiment Strips Die Set

Modern Fireplace Layering Die Set

Mantle Decor - Winter Die Set

Linear Pathway Alpha - Solid Die

Linear Pathway Alpha - Outline Die

Layered Gift Tag - Onesie Die

Layered Gift Tag - Heart Die

Layered Gift Tag - Graduation Die Set

Layered Gift Tag - Cake Die

Lacy Panel Die

Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die


Graditent Cardstock Set

75 comments:

  1. The arrangement of your floral card is amazing!

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  2. Your inspiration is wonderful & this is such a r=great relaease!

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  3. The candleholders remind me of home! So many looks to play with!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! Great release!!

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  5. I love your Gorgeous cards!!! And your baby garland is just too Sweet!!!

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  6. Wow..you have been very busy creating wonderful cards and cute projects...

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  7. I must say that I am impressed with your creations. Love the onesie garland. The floral slimline card is wonderful.

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  8. Stunning cards! That modern fireplace is amazing.

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  9. Your cards are so incredible! I especially love the card with the floral die cuts! Gorgeous colors! Fabulous layout!

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  10. Lovely cards and an adorable banner. You have used my three
    favorite new sets.

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  11. Love the banner you made with the onesie die. So cute!

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  12. Nice cards and the layering of the floral die and coloring are perfect every time. Love this release. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. All of your cards are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Gorgeous card projects...love those layering flowers!!

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  15. Amazing cards. I love that beautiful fireplace, and the Jumbo Garden Picks Layering set card (my favorite from this fantastic release) is absolutely gorgeous.

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  16. This release is just so much fun! Love your onesie garland! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  17. There seems to be an overachiever in this group and I think you're it. The details in the fireplace scene, the adorable onesie garland, the background for the slimline card. A wonderful trifecta.

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  18. These layered cards are gorgeous! Love the exquisite details.

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  19. The baby onesie banner is too precious! Love your fireplace scene..the details are fantastic!

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  20. Fabulous projects and cards. Love the onesie banner.

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  21. Very pretty cards. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing

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  22. Incredible use of the new dies Kelly, these are all fantastic!

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  23. Absolutely love your Christmas card, Kelly! Truly a keepsake!

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  24. They thought of every detail with that fireplace die! Wow! What a treasure. I love their floral layered dies and this new concept of dies will be so fun to work with. Hmm, more items for the wishlist!

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  25. Must. Have. That. Fireplace! So adorable!

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  26. Great projects!!
    The onsie banner is darling

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  27. So many great projects. Love them all. TFS

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  28. That jumbo garden dies cards is so amazing. I love your paper choices and combinations! Beautiful.

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  29. I love the layered flower dies and the fireplace scene is darling!

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  30. Your cards are lovely! I especially enjoy the beautiful flowers and the fireplace cards. Thank you for sharing them.

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  31. Great cards, Kelly! I love the warm cosy scene you created and the fun baby shower bunting! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! Take care! :)

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  32. The onesies banner is so cute! That Christmas scene is amazing. Impressive!

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  33. Such great dies for both patterned paper and colorful cardstock.

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  34. Great cards with Altenew products!

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  35. Who knew that I needed a fireplace die set? That is turning out to be a real winner. It just makes you want to play.

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  36. Your projects are delightful Kelly! I am wowed by the fireplace! Cozy & full of cheer in looks. The baby garland over the mirror - OH MY! That is the sweetest thing ever for a little one. I also like the colour blocking you used on the third card as well.

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  37. So beautiful! Love the gorgeous winter scene. And the new 3D dies look amazing! I also love the cute onesie banner.

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  38. I would love to sit by that fire! The florals are just so gorgeous­čĺÉ

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  39. These fireplaces are killing me! Each one is so creative!

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  40. I love all of your projects but especially drawn to the floral layering dies! I love your modern take on it using pattern paper.

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  41. The flower 3D dies are just wonderful. I LOVE the colors you chose

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  42. Beautiful cards your show off the release so well. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Awesome projects! I love the colors on your floral card!

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  44. That fireplace looks amazing, Kelly. I love all the little details including the baseboard molding. I love the smaller version of Garden Picks so I'm sure I'll love the larger one. Your card design using them is wonderful.

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  45. I love all the little details in the fireplace card. The best part is the initials on each stocking! So clever and cute! What a fun die set!

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  46. I agree Kelly, so many wonderful items in this release I can't wait to get my order and lock myself in my craft room!!! Thanks for your amazing inspirations.

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  47. Cozy fireplace scene, cute onesie banner and pretty floral.

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  48. Kelly, you really outdid yourself with the beautiful baby banner, the excellent warm and cozy fire scene, and the marvelous pick rose die set! Ah, so sweet all of them! Thanks for the info on the new glue tube too!

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  50. Such pretty cards. Love the floral one.

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  51. I can't choose which one I like best. They all have some great elements. TFS!

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  52. Beautiful projects! I love the warm colours of the tall floral card and your fireplace scene looks great - I love the knit texture on the stockings!

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  53. Love everything you created with some of Altenew's new release. Hard to pick a favourite.

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  54. Love the mantel with the stockings!

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  55. Awesome projects! I am loving your fireplace scene!

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  56. Love the baby garland you made and the slim line card with the patterned leaves.

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  57. Your layered blooms are beautiful, Kelly ... and how pretty is the fibre threaded garland for a special little girl! The mantel is so wonderfully detailed ... love how you added the initial of each member of your family to the top of the stockings ... such a sweet touch! Hope all's well with you, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  58. that garland is just perfect for a baby shower. love it.

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  59. I love how you did the personalized stockings on the fireplace!

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  60. Great cards from this amazing release. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  61. Your cards certainly give the cozy at home feel, and the flowers bring warmth.
    The onesie garland is so cute, it will be a wonderful keepsake!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  62. Altenew have done it again - lovely dies to make even lovelier cards etc. I love what you have done with them. Keep up the inspiring work.

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  63. So beautiful. Love the colors you chose for both cards. And thank you for showing how the flower dies work together. The cards look so complicated to create and yet Altenew has made it easy! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Love your fireplace which is so cute and so open to options. . . But the layered flowers card was beautiful too.

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  65. Absolutely love the fireplace! All the details of that scene are wonderful!

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  66. I love your beautiful deigns! The way the garden flowers tumble down the slimline card look beautiful! Great idea!

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