Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Triumph Tulip Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Friends! Welcome to the blog hop for the beautiful Altenew Build-a-Flower Triumph Tulip!
You may have come from the blog of Nathalie DeSousa, but if not please feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.

There's just something new and exciting about a tulip, perhaps because it's a sign of Spring and new beginnings.When I saw this new Build-a-Flower I was anxious to see what it would look like in all the different colors ... so that's what I did!

It's a larger card base to accommodate the full rainbow of tulips. I left a ton of white space above the tulips, and focused on all the gorgeous white texture of the Delicate Mandala Die for the tulips to radiate out around.

I mean seriously, how amazing is all that texture to support the colorful tulips?! Loving the sentiment as well, which comes with the Tulip BAF set.

Which color is your favorite? I'm usually a big fan of pink, which is really pretty, but the blue tulip is also calling me.

Since the rainbow tulip card only used one of the tulips in the set, I wanted to make another card that used the second tulip as well. This card uses both tulips, all held together by the Mid Century Frame Die.

The stripes are from the Birch Impressionism stamp set, which I love for the fluid edges. Finally, the Sentiment Strips are always on my desk in a tiny bowl, ready for me to finish a card off. 

The layers on these two tulips are really well thought out, which I appreciate. The large petal on the front of the first tulip really makes it easy to line everything up. Even my first attempts were right-on!

Subscription Plan:
There's a monthly subscription plan for the Build a Flower sets. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Build a Flower releases and will receive the stamps and coordinating dies at a special discounted price ($35.00 -> $29.99). See Altenew site for further details.

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 and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog 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 Card Blog on 01/14/2020

I'm happy to send you to the blog of Svitlana Shayevich who has something beautiful to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used (affiliate links used, really appreciate your support!)




Saturday, January 4, 2020

Tips and Tricks for Thank Yous + Clearance Sale Alert!!

Hi Friends! The holidays are over, which means it's probably time for some thank you cards. I've got a post on the Ellen Hutson blog with several tips, tricks and ideas for thanking all the people who may or may not expect it.
Tags are a nice alternative for quick notes of thanks,
especially when you can combine them with a small-but-tasty treat!
And you can use the same tips for making sweet cards like this snow family (who has our initials)!

Love all the colors here just as much as I do? Perhaps the best news of all is that Ellen Hutson is having a giant clearance sale on all of The Stamp Market inks!! If you've been thinking about pulling the trigger on all of these stylish colors NOW IS THE TIME. This deal won't last long though ... once they're gone, they're gone!!

Thanks for stopping by, and a very happy new year to you all!
- Kelly

Supplies used (compensated affiliate links, really appreciate your support!!):

Silver - 1/4", Darice Jingle Bells

Circus Dustbunnies, Trinity Embellishments

Letterboard, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Snow Day Remix, Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack

Colored Light Droplets, Essentials by Ellen Embellishments

Winterscapes by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Totally Random Sayings Vol. 3 by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps

36 Pan Set, Altenew Watercolor Paint

Sea Glass, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Bubble Gum, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Fresh Pink, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Party Pink, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Blush Pink, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Emerald Isle, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Tropic Teal, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Citrine, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Melon, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Leafy, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Nesting Paper Punch - Circle 3/4", EK Success

Tall Alpha, Altenew Clear Stamps

Shipping Tags by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Landscapes by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Bon Bon Box, Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies

Holiday Characters by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps