Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Altenew October 2023 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!


Hello! I sure enjoyed the latest Marvelous Monthly Release from Altenew - it's got a little holiday, a little birthday, a little floral, and a lot of FUN!

You may have come from the amazing Aga, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Altenew.

First up we have the beautiful Blushing Magnolias! The size of these blooms are giant, and I love how they fill the card,

The coloring stencils sure help with making light work of these blooms. With how big they are, the next time I'd like to try stenciling a tone-on-tone pattern in there too. 

Such a statement flower, and I like how the die makes all the delicate branch cuts. 

The Craft Your Life monthly kit Nordic Wonderland has a lot of fun details, that, once again, the coloring stencils really help getting colored. 

I like that it's holiday themed with the Christmas tree, but the overall image, and this particular sentiment doesn't scream "Santa Claus Christmas." It's a nice alternative to things we may have created before.

This set also comes with a folksy fox. I didn't think much about what colors to use on the details but like how he turned out. You could totally get a different look each time you grab markers to color!

I added a black gem for his nose.

Love the bold sentiment that comes with the set. 

Coordinated, but defiantly a different look from the same set. 

Next up is the Snowy Delight Bundle which features a tree-filled background, and several snowmen interspersed. The great thing about this is that there is no guessing on how to balance out the scene - the coloring stencil perfectly places each tree and snowman for you!

For the trees I shaded a darker color for the bottom to give it some depth. The snowmen coverings just have two different shades of the same color to keep things simple.

To fill the space even more, I chose several sentiments and set them up on my misti so I could stamp multiples. 

As you can tell in the background, it was quick to stamp multiples of this card design. Once I had it all set up, I think each card took a few minutes! I didn't want to put the stamps away, knowing I probably should have made a few more : )

You're certainly not limited to the layout on the stencils though! This card has a very different feel, but uses the same supplies. The background is made by coloring the trees, and then moving the stencil around the card and coloring some more trees until the background is filled. 

I used the side of a label die for the snowy hill. Then arranged the snowmen around. 

I like the "from our family to yours" sentiment that's included in this set, as you can include however many snowmen are actually in your family.

Same coloring, two different looks!

The final set Cut the Cake is a mini one, but certainly not mini on personality!

I chose to make my cake a rainbow cake, naturally. It went fairly quickly to stamp each layer in a light color and then top with a darker shadow. 

The "cake" sentiment is so cute and sassy cut in gold. 

Here's another take on the same set, and even the same slice of cake!

I used a mini-slimline card base, and repeatedly stamped the "you take the" sentiment on the background in varying generations. At the bottom I finished the sentiment with the "cake" die. 

This is such a useful mini set, especially for teens and/or masculine cards. Because who doesn't love a layered cake?!

You've made it! Sure hope you found something you liked - there was a lot packed in this release!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $50 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/24/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/26/2023.

I'm happy to send you to the next stop on this hop, the one-and-only Jaycee!!

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Thanks for stopping by!


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

Blushing Magnolias

Snowy Delight Bundle

Cut the Cake

Nordic Wonderland


  1. I LOVE the snowman one! All your cards are gorgeous!

  2. Such fabulous cards! I can't pick a favourite, they are all gorgeous!

  3. OMG - I love all your cards - they are so creative and different - thanks for all the wonderful ideas

  4. Winter Blessings. We could all use that. Such lovely cards. TFS

  5. Beautiful blooming cards and snow much fun with the duo and cake! Terrific release!

  6. Lovely cards! The critters and snowmen are so cute!

  7. Wowee, Kelly you've been busy! These are all wonderful. Each one is as pretty as the next!

  8. Such a gorgeous set of cards! Each one is really unique. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I especially love that Nordic Christmas, plus that fox. Amazing!

  10. Wow! Love your cards! The Magnolias is my favorite, love the color choices.

  11. What a versatile cards. I love them. Cannot make a choice which set I like the best. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful creations.

  12. All the cards are beautiful. I especially love the rainbow cake slices.

  13. Love all the cards, but my favorite is the snowman.

  14. what a fabulous array of cards Kelly... each just as wonderful as the other... I can't pick a favourite as they are all stunning.

  15. So many great ideas! Although I love the build a garden products those snowmen are just calling my name!

  16. Kelly, do you know that I always top off my coffee cup before I start reading your posts? You always give it your all - just beautifully!
    I needed that sunshine, thank you!

  17. Wow! So many fantastic designs and they're colored so beautifully! I love the cakes!

  18. Love the nordic set. The fox is great.
    Wonderful cards. thanks for sharing.

  19. What a great assortment of cards, Kelly! I especially love the ones with the trees & snowmen!

  20. Wow! Fabulous cards! You have been very busy!

  21. Wow, I wasn't expecting to see so many of the cards done. Bravo, outstanding work! I love your color choices for the folk birds and fox! The pinkish shade really made the birds stand out next to the Christmas Tree!

  22. All the cards are beautiful. But I think my favorite was the snow men.
    Thank you for sharing so many ideas.

  23. Fabulous designs Kelly! Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. WOW!!! So many gorgeous cards! I love them all! The magnolias are so pretty!

  25. Fantastic cards. Love the coloring and those snowmen are adorable.

  26. Wonderful cards with awesome designs and colors! I am especially loving the cake and the charming snowmen!

  27. You've shared a fab range of card designs with these new products! Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

  28. What wonderful cards! I am amazed at all the cards you made with that one stamp set- impressive and inspirational. And I LOVE your first card. The ink blending is great and the background fabulous.


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