Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Altenew May 2024 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


April showers bring ... all the Altenew flowers! The new Altenew May Release has no shortage of these May flowers, but also a lot of other must-haves, including the sweetest mini set with a birdcage and butterflies (sold out on the first day yesterday!), an exotic bird, and glamorous Art Deco elements. 

You may have come from the blog of the amazing Jaycee Gaspar, but if not feel free to start this blog hop at the beginning on the Altenew Blog.


I admit, I'm a sucker for a plain stencil set! It always amazes me how much detail and beauty can be achieved without even a single stamp involved. This is the Stencil Art: Charming Delight.
 

Check out that detail in the center of the flower even! I added a bit with colored pencils, but wow. The two sentiments are from this set as well.


The border from Deco Cover Die adds the finishing touch, in a subtle way with a tone on tone die cut. Instatnt texture!


Here's the same Stencil Art: Charming Delight but this time I cut the main flower in half and used one half on top and the other on bottom. 


Let's talk a bit about the Pixel Grid Cover Die, the ultimate in texture! I cut extra layers of the Charming Delight flowers, added those to the card base, and then sandwiched the Pixel Grid cover die in between the Charming Delight top and bottom layers. You get a lot of nice shadows this way.


The sentiments are nice from this set too - love the small font in all caps. The Hugs sentiment is a stencil and die combo, and since it was a stencil I was able to quickly combine the blue and purple colors.


I love Art Deco design, so was thrilled when I saw the Deco Frames, and this Streamlined Sprig


It reminds me of an elegant stained glass, with the metallic gold outline. If you look close on the card base, you can see the Deco Fan Hot Foil Plate used as a press plate for a lovely background.

How about a tone-on-tone card - white-on-white is such a classic, and then when you add a bit of metallic gold : )

This time I used the Deco Fan Hot Foil Plate as a press plate on vellum to get a more pronounced impression.

One more project for the Art Deco supplies, the smallest Deco Cover Die is the perfect size to make your own custom faux book binding!! (and personalized tag)

Boy does it really shine when cut from metallic gold! 


The middle of the Deco frame is the perfect size for the Tall Alpha Die set, and it's even on sale 30% off now!


Any time you can easily make a tall slimline card, you know there's a lot in the stamp set. This Build a Garden: Exotic Tuberose set completely covers the lower half of the card with the Tuberoses, and the upper half of the card with an exotic bird that was so fun to pick colors for. 

Because of the tall nature of the card, I was able to use three of the sentiments from this set on the same card. I really like this set and all the design that went into it. 


Finally, the Mini Delight: Butterfly Dreams Set is quite a workhorse. It's hard to believe such a tiny set can create such a large card. 


Me with the gold again lol, but I love the gold accents on the black iron birdcage, with a gold sentiment in the "doorway". 


Here's another sentiment from this set. To make the rainbow butterfly flock I lined up the outline and fill stamps in my Misti for the two butterflies on the right, and then kept rotating the square card 90 degrees and stamping again until it was all filled. 


I had the Tall Alpha Dies out from the prior cards, and was happy to see that they fit in the birdcage as well (top right). This set came about quickly once it was set up. 

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 05/14/2024 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 05/16/2024.

*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog. 

Your next stop on this blog hop is Lhey Bella Ralston!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Kelly


Supplies used (thanks for supporting my blog by using affiliate links!):

Streamlined Sprig

Pixel Grid Cover Die

Deco Cover Die

Deco Fan Hot Foil Plate

Deco Greetings Stamp Set

Build a Garden: Exotic Tuberose

Mini Delight: Butterfly Dreams

Stencil Art: Charming Delight

40 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful cards, Kelly! No wonder Altenew has you continue guest designing! I especially love the Sprig card, but the new stencil set also made beautiful cards!

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  2. Love the stencil art florals- such beautiful cards ๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Your cards are beautiful and love how you used the deco dies.

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  4. Wow, wow, wow!! You've been awful busy creating all these beautiful cards! The stenciled art cards are my favorites! I love seeing all the inspiration on these hops. I didn't think I was a deco art gal but when I see all the beautiful amazing creations with that frame and the deco art flower die set I've changed my mind!

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  5. Wow! So many gorgeous cards and products ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’• Amazing

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  6. Wow Kelly! You have really show cased this release Beautifully! I love what you did with your photo album! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. So many beautiful cards. I loved the slimline with the bird the best. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Stunning. Love the stenciled flower.

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  9. Your cards are so beautiful!!! Love all of your cards, but if I had to choose a favorite it would be the white tone on tone, so elegant. I love the slim card with the bird and flower. Inspiring!

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  10. Wow!!! Your cards are amazing!!! Such gorgeous colors and ink blending! I love the way that you used the sentiments, too!

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  11. Marisela Delgado said: Very beautiful cards and colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  12. Kelly, you did an outstanding job showcasing the new products, every project is fantastic, thank you for the inspiration!

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  13. Beautiful cards and project shared. Purple is my fave so your second card really caught my eye. The pixel grid is at the top of my list to get from this release. Love your work with this release!

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  14. The cards are fantastic. The book binding, though! Stunning. Loved all of it.

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  15. These are wonderful creations, thank

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  16. I love all of these gorgeous flowers and the cards you created! I am really loving the art deco designs and in particular the Streamlined Sprig!

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  17. I enjoyed this blog hop immensely. There were so many great designs and ideas. And the Art Deco imagery is a particular favorite.

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  18. Each one is as fabulous as the next! Beautiful work, Kelly!

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  19. So much goodness! Beautiful work.

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  20. Wow, these are all so fabulous! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

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  21. Spectacular are all your cards and projects! From the beautiful stencil florals to the awesome art deco themed, your work is wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Lauryne CunninghamMay 10, 2024 at 12:37 PM

    Wow! You were busy creating beautiful projects! I love them all, especially all of the things you created with the art deco products!

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  23. Wow, such incredible card designs! Each one is stunning!

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  24. Wow, you’ve been busy!!! Your cards are AMAZING! I especially love the one where you cut the stenciled image to put on the top and bottom of the card with the pixel cover die between two layers of the die cut flowers! Stunning!

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  25. Holy wow! So much inspiration here. The level of creativity you use is amazing. Absolutely stunning!! Thank you!

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  26. Wow wow wow! Charming cards and stunning projects with the Charming delight stencils, the Craft your Life- Treasured memories, oh and the butterflies dreams mini set and the deco die! So much inspo... loved your post!

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  27. I like the Hello card best. Very pretty

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  28. Oh my goodness! I'm bookmarking your site. These cards are beyond gorgeous! I love the use of Vellum and the Art Deco style is amazing.

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  29. Wow Kelly, these beauties really showcase the release in a special way. Claudia (claudiac1994@hotmail.com)

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  30. The flowers are so different, and so pretty

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  31. So many lovely cards and projects!

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  32. Wow! What awesome cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Love the yellow flower and the bird

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  34. Wow - you have been a busy lady! So many wonderful cards - and they showcase the new release so well. Thank you so much for all the inspiration.

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  35. I love how your Streamline Sprig card came out.

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  36. I especially like the sentiment on vellum. Beautiful!

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  37. I'm confused by the dates on the comments above, yet they seem to apply to the cards I just admired. Every one of your cards was beautiful and I'm definitely going to borrow the idea of using the deco frame white-on-white. It was strangely impactful compared to the black frames on more traditional deco cards.

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