Altenew Build-A-Flower Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello friends and welcome!  Today, I’m here to share a Traveler’s Notebook (TN) Spread using the new Altenew Build-A-Flower Poppy stamp & die set.  Blog hop and giveaway info will be below.

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When I saw this stamp set, one of my most favorite photos that I’ve ever taken popped into mind, and I knew I had to create something with the photo.

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First, I started off by printing my photo to almost fill one side of my TN.  I printed it off, and trimmed it to about 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.  I adhered the photo to the page.  Next, I grabbed a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, and I stamped the outline images of the 2 big flowers all over creating my own pattern paper.  I trimmed it to about 5 x 8 in, and adhered it to the right side of my TN.

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I grabbed another piece of white cardstock, and I started stamping the poppies using the Altenew inks in the Red Sunset Mini Cube set.  I really love the Crimson red ink!  On some of the flowers, I just double stamped the crimson on the next layer, and I love the subtle look it gives.  I also stamped a few of the leaves out in one of the inks in the Altenew Green Meadows mini cube set.  Once I finished stamping, I used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

BAF Poppy Layering Guide I made a little journaling tag from craft cardstock, and I used my typewriter to type a little journaling.  I added the tag, a few flowers, and a couple of the small leaves to my TN.

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I wanted a sentiment, so I used the “you are bloomin’ gorgeous” sentiment from the stamp set, and heat embossed it in white on black cardstock.  I trimmed it out, and adhered it on top of the photo.

To finish my TN spread off, I added some ribbon and twine to the tag, I added some washi tape to the photo, and I added some gold splatter and a heart paper clip.  I really love how my project turned out!

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For more information about the blog hop, be sure to stop by the Altenew card blog.  Here are the other stops along the blog.  You should have come from Laura Jane’s blog, and the next stop is Therese Calvird‘s blog.

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Enza Gudor

Erum Tasneem

Zinia Redo

Laurie Willison

Virginia Lu

Norine Borys

Laura Jane

Jung AhSang  <—– you are here.

Therese Calvird

Michelle Murray

Svitlana Shayevich

Amber Rain Davis

Sveta Fotinia

Laurel Beard

Giveaway details:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 12/9/2018.

**I will also be drawing a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from my blog, so be sure to leave me a comment!  I will announce the winner on my blog no later than 12/6/2018.

Don’t forget to check out the Altenew Build-A-Flower Poppy stamp & die set.

You can also pick up this set as Poppy & Ink Bundle for a 5% discount.

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I hope you like my project!  Make sure to hop along for lots of inspiration and giveaways!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Saturday!

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Daffodil Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello friends and welcome!  Today, I’m here to share with you a card and a tag I made using the new Build-a-Flower Daffodil stamp and die set from Altenew.

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Be sure to stop by the Altenew scrapbook blog and card blog and follow along the blog hop for more inspiration and giveaways.  (More information below.)

I decided to make a card and a tag for this blog hop.  Daffodiles are so pretty and the sentiments are great in this set.

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First, I started off by stamping the images using Altenew inks in yellows for the flower (I did add in a light orange ink from my stash), and greens for the stem and leaves on Neenah white cardstock.  I knew that I might what to add some gold heat embossing, so I saved the outline image for last.

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Next, I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.  On a piece of white cardstock, I used some distress inks to ink blend a background.  For the cards, I used blues, and for the tag, I added in a bit of pink and lavender.  I die cut a rectangle and a tag out of the backgrounds.  Then I reached for one of my favorite stencils- it has tiny hearts all over it- and used texture paste mixed with a little bit of Nuvo glimmer paste for some texture and interest.

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While waiting for the hearts to dry, I picked a couple of sentiments, and white heat embossed them only a piece of black cardstock.

Once I had all my pieces ready to go, I assembled the card and the tag, using glue and foam squares to put my projects together.

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I really love how my cards turned out.  I love this Altenew BAF Daffodil stamp set!

I used the Build-A-Flower: Daffodil & Ink Bundle, and you can also purchase the bundle to save 5%.

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Don’t forget to hop along on the other blog posts for more inspiration and giveaways!  You should have come from Therese’s blog, and the next blog is Erum‘s.

Here’s the blog hop order:

Altenew Card Blog

Svitlana Shayevich

Laura Jane

Kymona Tracey

Sveta Fotinia

Therese Calvird

Jung AhSang  <— you are here

Erum Tasneem

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Lilith Eeckels

Lydia Evans

Leigh Houston

Laurie Willison

Virginia Lu

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 11/7/2018.

**I will also be giving away a $20 gift certificate here on this blog post.  Leave me a comment, and I will announce the winner on my blog by 11/5/2018.**

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Thursday!

 

38, Altenew Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello friends and welcome!  Today, I’m here to share with you a layout I made using the new Build-a-flower: Flourishing Zinnia stamp & die set from Altenew.

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Be sure to stop by the Altenew scrapbook blog and card blog and follow along the blog hop for more inspiration and giveaways.  (More information below.)

I decided to create a scrapbook layout using the stamps and die.  One of the great things about making your own embellishments is that you can choose the colors you want to make them.  My favorite color is blue & mint, so I thought why not!  I made 3 blue flowers and mint colored leaves, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

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I started out by stamping the flowers and leaves using the guide on the back of the stamp set.  I used the Altenew Northern Lights Mini ink cube set for the leaves, and for the flowers, I ended up using Distress inks.  Then, I used the matching dies to cut out the images.

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Next I trimmed my photos, and backed them to a piece of pattern paper from the Altenew Reflection scrapbook collection.  Since I used black & white photos, I could essentially make the layout whatever color I decided to.  I like the monochromatic look with just a little pop of color.  I chose a black and white striped paper from the same Reflection collection as my background.  I added a little mixed media on it, although most of it is covered by my photo and embellishments.  I added my flowers and some more bits and pieces from the Reflection scrapbook collection to embellish my layout.  My title is 38, and the “you are simply awesome” sentiment is from the Flourishing Zinnia stamp set.

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Here’s a closeup of the journaling.  I just found some funny “adulthood” quotes on Pinterest, and used them as my journaling to joke about me turning 38.  Ha!

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I love this cute stamp and die set!  The Build-A-Flower: Zinnia set includes a stamp set and a coordinating die set.  Here is the layering guide:

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You can also purchase the Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia & Ink Bundle.

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Here is the blog hop order:

Altenew Card Blog

Virginia Lu

Laurie Willison

Leigh Houston

Rubeena Ianigro

Raquel Bowman

Anna Komenda

Nina-Marie Trapani

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Zinia Redo

Therese Calvird

Kimberly Wiener

Jung AhSang    <——-  you are here!

Laura Jane

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 10/9/2018.

*I will also be drawing a winner from my blog.  Leave me a comment, and I will draw a winner no later than 10/7/2018 for a $20 gift certificate!

That’s it for me!  I hope you like my layout, and don’t forget to leave a comment for the giveaway!

Happy Monday!