Friday, November 5, 2021

Altenew November 2021 Sparkle and Shine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello Friends! The November Altenew release is here and there's a little bit of everything to get excited about ... backgrounds, florals, sentiments, die cut sentiments, stencils, it's all stocked and ready to go!

You may have come here from the blog of Jenny Colacicco, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.


NEW Sparkle and Shine Collection!

I find it's always helpful to see a new release at a glance, in case you need to make tough decisions ; )

Let's start with the Note For You Stamps ...

There are ten different primary sentiments, eight secondary sentiments, and six different patterns for you to craft the perfect sentiment.

And that's pretty much what I did here ... used as many sentiments as I could to make one heck of a custom sentiment. The little pattern stamps that are included are great if you end up with spaces that need to be filled, like right below the "awesome".

Did you notice that beautiful background?! It's from the
Illusion Diamonds background set which is a wonderfully solid yet interesting geometric pattern. The colors (Lemon Whip and Pistachio) are also from one of the new lines of ink, the Frozen Delights Mini Ink Set.

The Note For You Stamps has a coordinating die that can be used for making your own coordinating envelope, as well as a few of the sentiments like the "hello" I added to the envelope.

In addition to the word dies, there are a few trim dies for adding details, like the lacy die under "hello" and the scallop die I used on the edge of the flap.

This is a good chance to use any double sided patterned papers you have. After you make the envelope, cut a square from the same paper and you're automatically coordinated.

Here's another card that uses a primary sentiment from
Note For You Stamps, and then I layered a secondary sentiment embossed in white on top. I inked up the bottom word "heart" in a complementary color to tie in with the centers of the flowers.

The florals are from
In the Woodland Stamp. The nice thing about this set is you get two different large floral cluster images. So it's like a 2-for-1!

There is a coordinating layering stencil set available, which is how I got the alternating petal effect. I like this look as a change from having a layer of shadows. The beautiful colors are all from the new
Frozen Delights Mini Ink Set.

My final card features the Tree Mix Dies. There are 12 different trees to pick from, so definitely something for everyone. I like being able to layer the trees on top of each other, which makes the possibilities even more limitless!

The word die sentiment is one of the six new words in the All About Wishes Dies. Love that all the words come with outline dies so you can outline them. That really helps out on a busy card like this where you need to be able to see the word a little clearer.


I do like the pinks and whites for a glam holiday card,with a splash of gold glitter.

Free Gifts
There are free gift promotions to celebrate the release!

  • Get a FREE brand new Sparkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release Mini Inspiration Guidee with every order from 11/05/2021 through 11/7/2021. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new SSparkle & Shine Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide with every order of any of the high-value Sparkle and Shine Bundles. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Sparkle and Shine Stamp & Die Release Collection from 11/05/2021 through 11/11/2021. 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 11/11/2021 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 11/13/2021.

I'm now pleased to send you to the ridiculously talented
Erum Tasneem who has beautiful projects to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used (affiliate links included at no cost to you!):

Illusion Diamonds

In the Woodland Stamp

In the Woodland Dies

Note For You Stamps

Note for You Dies

All About Wishes Dies

Tree Mix Dies

Frozen Delights Mini Ink Set


  1. Love the font in the Note for You stamp set.

  2. Love the colors you so soft and beautiful

  3. I love the cards you made with the In the Woodland stamp set. Beautiful!!

  4. I especially love those pink trees !

  5. Nice demonstration of these new products.

  6. I love all the soft colors you used on your cards. Those new ink colors are gorgeous. Your cards are lovely; thank you for the inspiration.

  7. I loved how you really highlighted all the fabulous sentiments. I loved each one of your cards!

  8. I love the way you designed the sentiments into your cards, what great ideas! Those trees are too cute. Terrific cards, Kelly!

  9. love how you have used these products - so craetive

  10. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I am in love with the cute Christmas trees!

  11. Your cards are so great! Love those trees!

  12. Such pretty Altenew samples, Kelly. The Christmas tree card is my favorite...I'll HAVE to get those (lol). must-have.

  13. and creative cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. I love how you used the sentiments! I love your tree one!

  15. Your pink tree card is so pretty! Love the choice of color for the trees. Very different!

  16. Lots of cheery inspiration, thank you!

  17. Beautiful cards! Love the designs and new products! Thanks for sharing.

  18. What a fantastic variety of cards! I love the square card and matching envelope!

  19. Love your cards made with the Note for You Stamps. Great inspiration

  20. Gorgeous inspiration pieces! This is a GREAT release!

  21. Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Great project shares. I like the arrangement for the flower.

  23. Beautiful work. I love your use of so many sentiments!

  24. The new frozen delights colors are so fun and playful! Great use of them with the cards here!

  25. Such lovely cards! I especially like the sentiment cards you made.

  26. Your Woodlands stamp is colored so beautifully. Great work.

  27. Pretty cards! Thanks for the inspiration.


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