Thursday, December 17, 2020

Altenew Bursting With Creativity Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Friends! I'm always so excited for the Altenew stand alone die releases, because you can count on them to bring us such fun new toys to play with! This release is no exception and will keep you busy in your craft space well into the post-holiday quietness.

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

Bursting with Creativity Die Set

There a little bit of everything in the Bursting With Creativity Die Bundle ... background dies, focal dies, edgers, and even some new masking paper and double sided adhesive!

 Here's a look at five projects featuring these new dies:

1) Just Leaves Die Set  and  Layered Wood Flower Die Set

I'm a sucker for the layered floral die sets, and this Layered Wood Flower is a snap to use. Due to all the detail, only two different layers are needed for the main floral section, and two layers for the center section. The top layer is also fairly wide so it's easy to adhere.

What I was honestly most excited about is the Just Leaves die set. You can never have too many leaves!! And this set gives you about a million different combinations for the various flowers you create. I enjoyed making these in shades of mustard to rust, with a pale yellow bloom.

Did you notice the background? It's the Dots and Boxes background stamp from a recent release, embossed in gold. All those tiny bumps are just begging you to run your fingers over! And I love that it's not over powering, with as busy a focal point as this is, with all the colors, leaves, and sentiments. 

2. Woven Heart Die Set

This die was the first one I used! I couldn't wait to see how the Woven Heart Die would work, and what it would look like after you wove all the strips. Not disappointing! I had so much fun trying different papers and textures that before you knew it, I needed to make a slimline card to show them all off!

 

The die comes with a cute little cut-out for the top of the heart that you may chose to use, or leave solid. For the purple and gold glitter paper on the left, I used the cut-out piece to emboss a subtle pattern on the top, and for the other two hearts I cut the pieces out. You can use patterned papers to mix things up, or go the opposite and use white-on-white like the middle heart. The texture speaks for itself!

I just had to try it out with felt. Totally works! What a great embellishment this is, and would even make a cute little pin!

3. Linear Crossroads Die 

You know how the Burlap Texture Die sold out immediately this summer? Well, I predict this Linear Crossroads die will share the same fate. It's similar to the burlap die in that it's the perfect background to layer behind anything, really, to fill the card without drawing attention. But, I like that it's a little more open than the burlap die, and fades more into the background. If I had to design the perfect background splash for a card, this would be it!

The Craft-a-Flower Anemone I had laying around from a prior project, so this was pretty quick to put together. While I like crisp white panels on crisp white card bases, I do enjoy the blush color framing the card. 

4. Swirl Motif Die Set

Finally, as I was looking at the Swirl Motif Die and trying to think of what direction to go with it, I kept coming back to a fancy, antique, gilded book spine. So that's what I did! Goodness, the detail on this die set is amazing!! The fact that it's two different layers opens up a wide range of design options.

I cut the second layer of the swirl die in metallic gold, so of course the shine is ridiculous! To further flesh out the gold spine look, I used some thin gold washi, a sentiment from the Dots and Boxes set, and some gold embossed stripes from the Striped Circle background stamp


A nested label die, some tall alpha dies, and a sentiment finish off the title of my "book".


I added pages inside with some gold thread and now I have my very own Traveler's Notebook. I feel like one of the cool kids now : ) I cannot wait to start traveling again, and am dreaming of filling my book up quickly once we're able to be out and about again.

Definitely excited about some nice staples in my collection from this release (the Linear Crossroads is an absolute must-have!)

Special Offer 

Here are TWO ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity!  

  • Get a FREE brand new Bursting With Creativity Stand-alone Dies Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Bursting With Creativity release bundles. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Bursting With Creativity Stand-alone Dies Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 12/17/2020 through 12/19/2020. Shop HERE!

  • You can find the promotion banners HERE

Giveaway Prizes:


$250 in total prizes! To celebrate this release,
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop by 12/23/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/25/2020.

I'm now pleased to send you to Vicky Papaioannou who has some wonderful projects to share with you!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Kelly


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

 

Woven Heart Die Set

Swirl Motif Die Set

Linear Crossroads Die

Layered Wood Flower Die Set

Just Leaves Die Set

Gold Foil Washi
Dots and Boxes




58 comments:

  1. You cards are beautiful!! And the new release due that makes the heart is so stinking cute!
    Thank for sharing

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  2. Oh my goodness how can I pick a favorite they are all great! You can't go wrong with the leaves thats for sure but there is something about the woven heart that maybe stole a piece of my heart LOL.

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  3. Great release. Your cards showcase them beautifully. Great color choice and layout. So much inspiration to build on. Thanks.

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  4. Wow. You have such a variety in your colours and style. Lots of ideas and inspiration come from looking at these cards.

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  5. Wow, I can't choose a favorite, they're all so lovely!!!!!!

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  6. Wow! As the French say: the embarrassment of choice. I will amend it to: an embarrassment of riches. Love the BFF card, the woven heart, the swirl motif on the travel card and more. What talent! Holiday blessings on you and yours...
    Lori S in PA

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  7. Loved all your cards, but I am partial to florals! Great release.

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  8. Your cards are just beautiful! Love the new release so much.

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  9. I love the orange leaves on your first card! They pop of the page!
    hugs, Joy

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  10. Die-namic creativity and inspiration! Gorgeous card projects!! I LOVE the woven hearts!!

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  11. That Layered Wood flower is so pretty! Beautiful cards!

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  12. Such lovely cards! I really like the first one because of the warm colors and the dotted background!

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  13. Lovely colors and textures on your cards.

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  14. Great cards. The texture you achieved with the new dies is spot on.

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  15. A beautiful collection of cards and travel journal. The woven hearts is an awesome addition at Altenew!

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  16. Such pretty cards and the travelers notebook project is stunning

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  17. Great job showing so many of the new products! This release is fantastic!!

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  18. I love the hearts! Darling travelers notebook too! WOW

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  19. Wow!!! Fabulous!!!! Love your travel journal!!!

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  20. Each creation as fabulous as the next Kelly!!

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  21. Beautiful cards. So many great dies in this release. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Lovely creations. So much goodness to play with.

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  23. Love your color combos, beautiful work!

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  24. I really enjoyed seeing such versatile card designs. I’m a sucker for layered flower as well and you surely didn’t disappoint. I also enjoyed seeing a mix of semi-old and new products. TFS

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  25. Love your cards. I particularly like the woven heart die - that is one I would certainly like to buy as it offers so many possibilities with textures and color combinations - it would be fun to use. Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas. :)

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  26. Love your pretty color combos! The woven heart card is beautiful!

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  27. Love the versatility of the woven hearts.

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  28. Love the versatility of the woven hearts.

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  29. Thanks for showing an awesome way to use the woven hearts!

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  30. I’m so glad I bought the dots background stamp so I can case your designs! I can’t wait!

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  31. Beautiful cards. Love so many options!

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  32. Such pretty uses of these dies. Love the layers on the first.

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  33. Beautiful cards and travel journal! Great die release.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  34. They are all just beautiful. The travel notebook makes me sad. I miss travel so much!!! But the flowers are pretty on the card, and the woven heart--they don't make me sad :)

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  35. Beautiful cards! Thanks for so many great ideas!

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  36. Amazing projects. I especially love your last card using the swirl motif. I love the metallic looking colors. I love the felt and paper woven hearts!

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  37. They are all beautiful cards! But I am leaning towards the slimline card with the hearts. Love it!
    Donna de Gale- Kalloo
    degalekalloo@gmail.com

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  38. Wow! Your projects are so beautiful! I love the woven hearts and the colors and design on the Travel notebook!

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  39. Wow! What an amazing collection of cards!! Love the dies in this release!

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  40. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! Your work is always so beautiful!

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  41. Great presentation of the new collection.

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  42. I didn’t know how to put my name in the above comment lLove your cards!
    Ginny Yamamoto Syphax

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  43. Love that liner crossroads die! And the swirl motif die!

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  44. I just love this release. I can’t wait to get my new stuck, yea!

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  45. I like the color and layers. The travel card is such a fun idea.

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  46. The woven heart die is so versatile!
    I'm in love with it! Your card really showcased this new die, thanks for sharing!

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  47. Beautiful cards! I love the colors! What a great idea to make a travelers journal. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Lovely color combinations!!!!! Gorgeous release.

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  49. You made me realize how many awesome dies were in this release by showing so many different cards. Thanks.

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  50. I like your cards. The new dies are great. I agree the linear crossroads die is in fact a must. I’m glad I got it before it sold out.

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  51. I really enjoyed your cards Kelly. This new Altenew release is fantastic and there is so much to get the creative juices flowing. Thank you for sharing ❤️🎄

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  52. Love your projects. The more I see of that layered heart die the more I love it.

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  53. Beautiful cards!
    I LIVE the travel “ book”

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  54. Beautiful cards. This is such a wonderful, fun release -- my wish list is overflowing.

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  55. I love the graphic background on the first, plus your color scheme, and your travel journal is so clever—it totally reminds me of a hand-tooled book in someone’s library 😁

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