Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Altenew Twinkle & Shine Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi friends! Wow, the new release for Altenew is a big one with lots of new florals, backgrounds, themed sets, sentiments, and even washi tapes. I really can't wait to dig in and take a closer look at them with you!

You may have just been wowed by Erum Tasneem's stunning florals, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.


One of my favorites from this release, and one I think is going to be a staple for years to come, is the Eucalyptus Jar stamp and die set. It's got a little bit of everything ... florals, tons of different sentiments, and a mason jar to put your florals in. 

For this card I stamped the main image of the eucalyptus leaves and jar, and then added a leftover Hawaiian Coral flower right on top of it. They look like they were made to go together.

But wait, there's more!  I figured out how to turn this arrangement into a tall slimline card!


The A2-sized card is on the left, which would look a little short for the slimline card base in the middle. HOWEVER, if you do some surgery and snip off the eucalyptus leaves at the base of the jar opening, you can actually make some magic happen and stretch the size of the arrangement.

By placing the flower (another leftover Hawaiian Coral bloom, this time with sequins in the middle) over the gap between the eucalyptus leaves and the jar, you now have a tall arrangement that's perfect for a slimline card. 

After putting the jar on a wooden table, it dawned on me to use the Delicate Mandala Die for a doily, which I think goes perfectly with the mason jar's farmhouse vibe.

It's always nice to have options, and being able to create A2-sized and slimline-sized cards with this image really opens things up.

And we're not even done yet with this set! The sentiments in the Eucalyptus Jar Stamp Set are vaired in content and design. Can you believe there are FOUR different sentiment stamps used to make this word art card?
I was so happy with how this turned out, I decided to make four additional cards while I had everything on my desk.

This angle gives you a good look at another new set, the Pen Sketched Silhouette Stamp Set, which I used to make the flowers on the bottom. It's the perfect way to take up the remaining space without calling too much attention, keeping the focus on the word art.

Lots of different looks with this
Eucalyptus Jar stamp!

Here's another installment in the Everyday Heroes line ... the Firefighter Heroes. It has several firefighting images, but I've just used two of them here. The helmet is a great focal point and the circular hose is graphic enough to make a great background.

I'd like to call attention to the Painted Grid Washi tape that I used on the bottom of the white cardstock strip. How much does that look like a firefighting ladder?! 

This card features the Striped Circle Stamp Set, which, like the Eucalyptus Stamp Set, is sure to become a staple. But this time, it's for your backgrounds!

The center is cut out with the Circled Greetings: Hugs Die. The sentiment continues with the adorable tiny tag from Breezy Bouquet that hangs freely from the "hugs" die cut. 

.After embossing the thin stripes in white, I blended a rainbow in a more Autumnal set of colors.

Why not make another one?

Finally, there are new washi tapes that are big enough to cover your whole card! This means you can use it for any size die you have, our just use it for your background like I've done here.

The Blue Watercolor Washi Tape has wonderful variations on color and makes a beautiful backgroud.

And I guess you could say the same darn thing for the pink watercolor washi tape, ha!

So gorgeous! Which color do you like better? With the background being so beautiful, it was nice to focus on different sentiment dies to build the card around.


Special Offers:

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

  • Get a FREE brand new Twinkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Booklet (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Twinkle & Shine release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Twinkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release collection from 11/04/2020 through 11/10/2020. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Twinkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Booklet with every order from 11/04/2020 through 11/06/2020. 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 11/10/2020 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will 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 11/12/2020.


Blog Hop:
Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

Kelly Griglione

Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Tenia Nelson

Nicole Watt

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Jenny Colacicco

Jaycee Gaspar

Victoria Calvin

Tania Ahmed

Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Kymona Tracey

Dana Joy

Lilith Eeckels


Norine Borys

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Nenette S. Madero 

Svitlana Shayevich

Keisha Charles

Maryam Perez

Vicki Finger

Laurie Willison

Reiko Tsuchida

Amy Hill

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Anna Veach

I am now pleased to send you to Therese Calvird's blog where you will see some amazingly beautiful floral cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Kelly

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

Striped Circle Stamp Set

Pen Sketched Silhouette Stamp Set

Pen Sketched Silhouette Die Set

Firefighter Heros Stamp Set

Firefighter Heroes Die Set

Eucalyptus Jar Stamp Set

Eucalyptus Jar Die Set
Pink Watercolor Washi Tape

Fine Liner Pen Set
Hawaiian Coral Build-a-Flower
Delicate Mandala Die

Painted Grid Washi Tape

Circled Greetings: Hugs

Breezy Bouquet



  1. So very beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  2. Thanks for sharing these beautiful inspirations showcasing the new release!

  3. Whoa! You've been busy!! Gorgeous card projects!!

  4. Fabulous cards!! My favorite is the fire fighter one :)

  5. So many beautiful cards. Love the cards you made using the eucalyptus stamp. TFS

  6. So creative!
    All of them are wonderful, thanks for sharing!

  7. The colors you used, dusty green and the orange color, are just wonderful. Nice pairing.

  8. Love all your beautiful cards! My favorite is the slimline card!

  9. Oh my! Your creativity was running wild with this release.

  10. Your projects always blow me away, Kelly! I know that when I visit, I'll be in for such a treat and you make me want to get everything!

  11. Good heavens, woman!! You posted SO many cool cards!! I thought "WOW!" when I saw the firefighter hat and then that stamp with the horizontal lines and a circular opening - LOVE THAT and I love your take on it, too. Then the awesome cards just kept rollin' down the pike!! Thanks for the inspiration and for allowing us to peek at what you've produced. Blessings on you now and always.
    Lori S in PA

  12. I love the sentiment cards and gorgeous flower coloring! The yellow background in the one floral card is amazing!

  13. Your cards are wonderful! I especially love your first two cards especially the one with the yellow background. Really sensational!

  14. Oh my goodness Kelly! These are all incredible!

  15. Such beautiful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

  16. You were in the zone Kelly! Love all the cards. I think my favorite was the slimline with the yellow background and gorgeous floral arrangement. So inspirational!!!!

  17. Your cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Everything I have in my cart right now, except the firemen stamp set. I love the water hose background too cute!!

  19. Wow Kelly! What an incredible array of inspiration using these fantastic products you shown us! You've been a busy woman. How cool to show how you used the Eucalyptus stamp set to make an A2 card & then a slim line card. I like the look of the table & doily the jar was on. Your Fireman card is fantastic!

  20. Love that your post is full of so many examples. Love how you did the sentiment card

  21. The firefighter card is adorable! You are very talented

  22. This is such a great release! I love the sentiment in the jar of flowers set!!

  23. You've shared a fab range of cards featuring these supplies. So clever of you to figure out how to make a taller arrangement with the eucalyptus jar! My fave is probably the striped circle card, love those pretty tones.

  24. Wow! Thanks for making and sharing so many different but great cards!

  25. All your cards are amazing!! I do love how you added a doily to the mason jar, definitely pairs so well!!

  26. All of your cards are gorgeous! Say HELLO to a beautiful collection of crafty goodness!

  27. WOW! These cards are amazing! I absolutely love the firefighter card. Love all of the cards with that circle hugs die.

  28. The stamp surgery was brilliant!! I've done this with sentiments and eliminating part of an image, but to extend the length of the florals? I never thought of that!!! Thanks for sharing.

  29. These are so beautiful -- an unexpected combos. I love the "doily" under the vase. Clever!

  30. Wonderful variety. I like how you stretched the image to make a slimline.

  31. Love your cards, my favorite is the jar of flowers on the slimline card with the doily underneath!

  32. Beautiful cards-especially like the flowers.

  33. Love your cards, especially the jar of flowers!

  34. Great cards. How clever to place that floral with the jar set. I love it. Your cards are beautiful and shows great use of the release items.

  35. I like the slimline modification. :)

  36. Man...all your cards are amazing. Thanks so much for the inspiration. This release is awesome!

  37. Nice idea for the alteration of the jar arrangement length.

  38. Wow! What a gorgeous variety of cards! The firefighter card is really cool!

  39. Awesome new products, GORGEOUS creations! I especially love the big hugs against the stripes!

  40. have been very busy...what a beautiful selection of colors and I love the use of the bloom with the mason jar...

  41. Love these cards. This is such a fantastic release -- something for everyone.


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