Monday, October 5, 2020

Altenew Cozy Creatures Stamps/Dies/Stencils Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi Friends! For this Altenew release we've got some traditional Altenew floral products, as well as some not so traditional Altenew products, and I'm happy to share a little bit of both in this post!

You may have come from the blog of Norine Borys, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog


One of the non-traditional Altenew sets is the Friends Forever stamp set and the coordinating Friends Forever die set that features a favorite beverage container, straws, several things to put on the sleeve, and a host of fun sentiments.   


I like that you can either color the container or the sleeve. I made masks for each section to make the coloring easier. For the red container on the right I actually used the recent BAF: Peony layering stamp set because it's very large and just one set covers the entire coffee cup. This is a great way to stretch your stamps!


I split up the sentiment so it would fit the card better, and the background is smooshed ink.


This card is a little more traditional in that it features a floral image, but instead of stamps it's entirely a stand-alone die. This Festive Clusters die is all one piece, and I'm happy to say if you run it back and forth thru the die cutting machine a few times in a row, all the tiny pieces just fall out when you run your fingers over it.


I did some super quick and easy copic coloring on the flowers and leaves. In fact, the coloring was so quick, that I don't even think I did any blending on this. 


It's a fun look for something different. There are actually two different dies that come in this set so you have the option of using both of them on your card.


Next is the Baby Shower Coloring Stencil. Funny story: as I was picking products to work with for this release (which is often times super difficult to do because you want them all!!) I only saw the stencil, not a coordinating stamp set, but the image was so cute I just had to get it. It wasn't until quite awhile after completing this card that I realized there was actually a stamp set that went with this coloring stencil, hahaha!


So I built this scene by placing the stencils where I thought each would go, blending ink thru to color, and then with the back of the stencil packaging as a guide, going back with a regular pencil to add the details freehand.


It was a little challenge, but I think it turned out pretty decent without having the actual stamp!


My final card features the Simple Roses stamp set and Simple Roses stencil set. Let me tell you this could not be easier to color. After masking the images, it was so fun to mindlessly blend ink into the negative space of the stencil. 


Keep blending, you get darker shades. Or blend with similar, but not the same colors. I can tell this will be a ton of fun to play around with, especially since there are such large areas for the florals. This is the type of image that's great for trying out new techniques. 



The stencil is definitely not necessary, but I have to say it's awfully nice to have everything cut and ready for you to use! The stencils certainly help speed up the coloring when you can just blend the ink inside the sturdy plastic.




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  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Cozy Creatures Stamp & Die Release collection from 10/05/2020 through 10/11/2020. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand new Cozy Creatures Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Booklet with every order from 10/05/2020 through 10/07/2020. Shop HERE!
Giveaway Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/11/2020 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 10/14/2020.



I am now pleased to send you to the blog of Svitlana Shayevich who has something wonderful to share with you!

The full list of hop participants is here for your reference:




Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly




Supplies used (affiliate links, thanks so much for your support!):

Friends Forever Stamp Set
Baby Shower Simple Coloring Template
Festive Clusters Die Set
Simple Roses Stamp Set
Simple Roses Stencil Set

37 comments:

  1. great projects! I'd love to subscribe to your blog, but I don't see a sign-up area...?

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    1. Hi PoJo! So sorry, you're right, it is a little hard to find! I ended up reorganizing things, so now it's right under my profile. Thanks so much for letting me know, I really appreciate that! And thanks as well for subscribing : )

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  2. Lovely cards - I especially love the Let's Have a Party card - it is so cute!

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  3. Your cards are precious!! I love that baby card!! So cute!!

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  4. liked you Forever Friends card.

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  5. Fantastic cards! I like all of your cards! They are superb!

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  6. I love all of these! The coffee set is sooo fun! Great job!

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  7. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Sigh... these are all beauties Kelly! Love your colors!

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  9. The animals are adorable. I just love how sweet they are.

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  10. Oh my goodness...I can't pick a favorite! I love them all!! Beautiful projects!

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  11. I love the colorful coffee cups

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  12. Love all your colorful cards. TFS

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  13. Love the bright, fun colours you have chosen! The roses are beautiful.

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  14. Wonderful cards. I especially like the die cut flowers and how you colored them. Just beautifully!

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  15. Lovely!!
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  16. Wow, so many beautiful and cheery cards, love them all!

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  17. Fantastic cards! I really love the one with the baby shower stencil!

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  18. Fabulous array of designs Kelly! Love them all! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Such pretty cards. I really like this release. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Nice shares. Good ideas for use.

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  21. Love these cards. This release has something for everyone -- beautiful (florals), fun (cups), sweet (critters) -- so many possibilities.

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  22. Wow Kelly! Each of your cards offers so much to look at in the way of simplicity, colouring, design & sentiments. I am so impressed with the one using Simple Roses.

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  23. You had me at coffee!! lol Great cards.

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  24. A wonderful showcase, Kelly ... such great variety ... each on fabulous! I was particularly taken with the Copic coloured festive cluster ... and those little critters are especially sweet! Hugs, Anita :)

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  25. Your cards are beautiful! I love how you colored the Festive Cluster die cut!

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  26. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I really love the last card with the Simple Roses stamp set!

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  27. These are all lovely examples using products from a wonderful release.

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  28. I like your Festive Cluster card. TFS

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  29. Wonderful variety of cards. Love the cute critters.

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  30. Such a great variety of cards and styles! Very inspiring! Love all the colours you chose.

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  31. Must. Buy. Festive Clusters. Amazing.

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