Thursday, August 26, 2021

Altenew Plentiful Patterns Stand-alone Dies/Stencils Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($3I00 in total prizes)

Hello Friends! "Plentiful Patterns" is definitely the theme of the latest die release from Altenew, and to me that's the most useful type of die around. Anytime you can add some pattern to your projects is usually a big win. These are the dies I reach for in my collection over and over again. 

You may have come from the blog of Laurie Willison, but if not, feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Blog.

My first card starts out with several patterns ... on the new Bountiful Butterflies stencil and die set!

The butterflies have landed on some sentiments strips, made from the left over middles of the Mix and Match Frames Die Set.

The die cut stripes make for a really great panel for putting your focal point on. It's something a little different, but not "odd" different, if you know what I mean

Here's a card using the same butterflies, only this time they have landed on two background panels from the
Mix and Match Frames Die Set with a pattern stenciled from the Brick Rosette Stencil Set.

Not wanting to put the stencils away after I used them turned out to be a good thing, as i was in the process of die cutting the butterflies when I realize the stripes from the
Brick Rosette Stencil Set would look just as good on the tips of the butterfly wings.

Of course I have to adhere the butterflies down the middle so their wings can be bent up. Easiest way to get dimension ever!

The sentiments are from the latest release, the All About You Word Die.

I love that these are made with classic products that will get a ton of use!

This card showcases the new Pattern Motif Die Set. I've only used one of the layers on this card (it also has a larger shadow layer). 

In addition, I've only used a small portion of the die, which is nice because with a die this large you can switch up which portion of the pattern you're using and still keep the design fresh.

The background is blended in with some gold spatters. The sentiment is again from the All About You Die Set.  

Finally, the new Wave Form Cover Die is one of those great background builders, where once you make one background, you automatically have the ingredients to make another 4-5 more backgrounds!

I selected a patterned paper for one of the layers to spice it up a bit. Sentiment from alpha dies layered with a phrase from the
You Matter Die Set.

It's great having all of these cards ready to go!

Free Gifts

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

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

  • Get a FREE brand new Plentiful Patterns Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 08/26/2021 through 08/28/2021. 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 08/30/2021 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 09/02/2021

I am now pleased to send you to the blog of Dana Joy who has some beautiful projects for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

Brick Rosette Stencil Set

Bountiful Butterflies Stencil and Die Combo

Mix and Match Frames Die Set

Pattern Motif Die Set

Wave Form Cover Die

You Matter Die Set

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Colorado Craft Company - New Big and Bold!

Hi friends! Welcome to the Colorado Craft Company blog hop to celebrate the new release for two new Whimsy World, and two new Big & Bold stamp and die sets. I was anxious to ink up the new Hibiscus and Hummingbird bird set, and am sharing a card featuring that set!

You may have come from the blog of Kassi Hulet, but if not, feel free to start at the beginning with Adrienne Kennedy-3C

Such gorgeous details in the hummingbird … I thought they’d look good embossed in good. And since I did that, the “big & bold” flowers are embossed in gold as well. Loose watercoloring is very faint in the background. 

What I like about the Colorado Craft Compnay’s dies is that the word dies always cut nice and close to the words, like the sentiment on shocking pink cardstock here. It’s great when you don’t want to cover up too much of your background.  

You can win one stamp set of your choice, and will have TWO chances to win for each person in the blog hop! One from the blog post, and one from the Instagram post! All you need to do to enter is follow, and leave a comment. Good luck!!

I now have the pleasure of sending you to the amazingly talented Nichol Spohr, who has something fabulous to show you!

Here are the rest of the hoppers if you need them:

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Supplies used:

Hibiscus and Hummingbirds