Friday, December 17, 2021

Altenew NEW Year-End Celebration Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hello Friends! I'm always a fan of a good stand-alone die, and love that Altenew has special releases featuring just stand-alone dies. This is one of those releases, and I'm happy to spotlight the giant cake, and the 3D rose dies, among others!

December 2021 Stand Alone Dies

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


At first I was thinking wedding cake for this Celebrate with Cake Die Set, but weddings (hopefully) only happen once ... anniversaries are every year! Wedding or 50th golden anniversary, a white cake looks fantastic as a focal image for your card!

Celebrate with Cake Die Set


I have a tip if you're going all white for the cake. Use an embossing folder with fine details and scrolls, like this Ornamental Feature 3D Embossing Folder (yikes, there's only one left!) to add detail to the sides. It's the perfect way to get the feel of cakes decorated with white icing, and a fondant layer on top!

Since this is a tall slimline card, and because I wanted more of the embossed/icing side of the cake to show, I raised the icing layer higher than it's meant to be. 

Two more things to note: 1) each layer is decorated with vines that come with the set, and a tiny stenciled flower and leaf from an older floral set, and 2) check out that gold foil cake plate with the black base!

The Fancy Yay Die is fun and festive! I love the giant scrolly tail on the "y" so you have somewhere to layer a secondary sentiment ("happy anniversary").

Finally, I layered two of the Nested Slim Labels Dies for something different under the cake and sentiments.


I wasn't sure how this
Mini Rolled Rose Die Set was going to turn out, but boy am I glad I tried it! Gorgeous!!

Of course it's not going to fit in a standard envelope, but if you're giving the card in person (yay that we can do that now!!) what a great way for it to stand out. Literally!

I blended ink on paper in a gradient fashion, keeping in mind how big the die is. Then after cutting, you just grab the end with a tweezers or your hand, twirl around itself, and hot glue on the bottom. Couldn't be easier!

And bonus, the serrated green leaves come with this set too!


The panel the flowers are on is the new
Mega Stamp Frames Die Set. If you look at the bottom, the edge resembles a postage stamp edge. Perfect way to frame anything, really.
Another bonus, the die cut words also come with this set.

Free Gift

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 by 12/23/2021 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 12/25/2021.

I am now pleased to send you to Norine Borys who has several classy and charming cards to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Kelly


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

Celebrate with Cake Die Set

Fancy Yay Die

Mega Stamp Frames Die Set

Mini Rolled Rose Die Set

Nested Slim Labels Die Set

35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards. I really like your use of the nested slimline labels dies.

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  2. beautifully done love the way you used the cards

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  3. Loved your cards and the great descriptions. Thank you.

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  4. Two incredible cards, Kelly and both just beautiful!

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  5. Such a great slimline! LOVE the cake and flowers!

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  6. Gorgeous cards! Love the cake and roses…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. love your cards and how you placed express hugs!!

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  8. Just beautiful! I really like the anniversary card. The layers of the cake and the greenery are so elegant.

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  9. Embossing the white cake is genius, it really adds that wow factor.

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  10. Wow! your cards are gorgeous. Love the tip to use an embossing folder for the white cake. I will definitely try that.

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  11. Gorgeous card, I love the layout and how you combined so many of the products in one card.

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  12. Your cards are amazing! I love the rolled roses.

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  13. fantastic cards - LOVE the 3D flowers

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  14. Way to go Kelly with these great examples for Altenews new sets. Your cards knocked me out, they are so AWRESOME! Thanks for sharing your talent & please keep up the great work. Happy Holidays !

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  15. Stunning cards! The color combination is very pleasing. Happy Christmas and Joyous New Year to you and yours.

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  16. Gorgeous cake card! So intricate and fancy. Wow!

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  17. Oh my! Your cards are beautiful! I love the roses, wow!

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  18. Love how you used the rolled rose die, so pretty, thx.

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  19. mega stamps frames are on my wish list too

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  20. OMGosh that dry embossed frosting though! Very well done.

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  21. Beautiful anniversary card! So detailed and special. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. I love what you did with the Layer Cake Die. Thank you for the inspo.

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  23. What a great way to frame that cake!

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  24. Great project shares. Nice combination for layer and colors.

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  25. Vicki B

    Your anniversary card is spectacular! I always need great anniversary cards that fit the couple. I know I will be creating a few of these when I get the products.

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