Thursday, June 17, 2021

Altenew Summer Adventure Stand-alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi Friends!  Welcome to Altenew's new Summer Adventure release! I hope you have some fun summer adventures planned. We have lots of baseball games in our near future, but will be sneaking in some college visits for my oldest when we can!

You may have come from Terri Koszler, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Blog.


First up, this must-have word die set in a fun and loose script font, called All About You Word Dies. Seven different words, with coordinating shadow dies.


I've used three of them cut in gold metallic with a white shadow on this card.



The background of this card is from the last big release, the
Polk-a-Dot Buds Layering Stencils. There are only two stencils in this set, but if you use an ombre ink blending method, you get a much richer result. I used dark to light for the flowers, and light to dark for the leaves.

The Peeking Leaves Cover Die is meant to be a border on the bottom of your card, but that doesn't have to be how you use it!
 
If you cut two of these die cuts, remove the rectangular borders, and flip one of the dies over, you can make a nice border for any long sentiment you have. And fill your card!



Because I really liked the colors from the ink smooshing, I decided to leave most of the pieces in the leaves. I took out a few of the pieces to make the design a little more interesting. Another benefit of leaving all those pieces in the die ... all that luscious texture!


You can trim these leaves down however much you like to get different results. I took one of the taller leaves off the top die, and added a smaller leaf to fill in the hole on the very left on top of the sentiment. 

It was fun not knowing exactly what you're going to get. And it was a relatively quick card once I settled on how to arrange it. This would be a great candidate for making multiples.

Free Gifts

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to your cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Adventure Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Summer Adventure release bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Adventure Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/17/2021 through 06/19/2021. Shop HERE!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop by 06/23/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/25/2021.

I'm now pleased to send you to the super-talented Mindy Eggen, who has some gorgeous projects to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly

 

 

 Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks for your support!)

 

Peeking Leaves Cover Die

All About You Word Dies

Polk-a-Dot Buds Layering Stencils


36 comments:

  1. Pretty cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love what you did with the peeking leaves die...that card is gorgeous!

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  3. Awesome use of the Peaking Leaves! I will have to remember that trick.

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  4. I like how you made the little flowers change colors. Nice

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  5. Two pretty cards, Kelly! Love the fancy gold sentiment and those beautifully colored leaves!

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  6. Beautiful and creative use of the leaves

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  7. Beautiful cards! Love the background and colors.

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  8. The contrast of bright colors against that blue made me gasp! Gorgeous

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  9. My fav is the Peeking Leaves die. Great way you used it.

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  10. My fav is the Peeking Leaves die. Great way you used it.

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  11. Very creative use of the Peeking Leaves die!

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  12. Hi, Kelly - your cards are both beautiful. I especially like the one with the flowers; the leaves card was beautiful for its drama, though!!
    Lori S in PA

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  13. You have a very unique way of using the Peeking Leaves Cover Die. I must have that die!

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  14. Great ideas. I love getting a new way to use the Peeking Leaves by simply flipping them to create an entirely different looking frame.

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  15. Really beautiful and fun cards! I love the bold colors!

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  16. Love the ink smooced leaves! So bright and beautiful!! Thanks for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  17. Lovely cards, very cheerful! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Great card! I love how you colored the leaves!

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  19. Love these cards! I love that gorgeous Peeking Leaves Cover Die.

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  20. The second card is my favorite.
    They are both wonderful, thanks for sharing your talent.

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  21. Beautiful cards!! I am in love with the background and colouring of the flowers on card one

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  22. your cards are so bright and cheerful.. Thanks for sharing them with us

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  23. Amazing!!! Love the warm, bright colors 😍

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  24. Your artwork is lovely! Thanks for sharing your creativity and expertise.

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  25. Love how you used the leaf die - it's awesome! And your colors are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  26. I love the colour combination on the leaves.

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  27. What an interesting use of the Peeking Leaves die (my favorite item in the release)!

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  28. Love those word dies and leaves! Word dies with shadow dies rock! Love how you used them to create these cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. I really like what you did for the second card.

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  30. Beautiful cards! I love the word dies, and also the peeking leaves!

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  31. I love what you did with the stencil and peeking leaves card looks amazing! The inking you did on the leaves is really pretty. Thanks for showing another way to use that die.

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  32. So colorful! Thanks for sharing.

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