a set of Altenew Peony Blossom cards + a giveaway!

Hello friends and welcome!

Today, I’m sharing a set of cards featuring the new Altenew Build-A-Flower Peony Blossom stamp and die set.  The set includes 15 stamps and 8 dies.

BAF Peony Blossom squareStop by the Altenew blogs, and leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate.  There will be 6 winners total, 3 on the card blog, and 3 on the scrapbook blog.  You can also leave a comment here on this blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  I will draw a winner on February 16, 2018.

I made 2 cards with this stamp and die set.  On one card, I used both the stamp and dies, and on the second card, I used the dies only.  This set is so versatile, and can be used on a variety of cards and projects.

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I used distress inks, and the sentiments are from the Altenew Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom stamp and coordinating die set, which I featured in an earlier blog post.

Make today beautiful:

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To make this card, I blended some various colors of distress inks on a big piece of white cardstock.  Next I die cut some flowers, stamens, and leaves.  Then I stamped the second layer of stamps with a slightly deeper ink on the flowers and leaves.  I put together the flowers with foam squares for dimension, and curled the petals and leaves.  I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock, and stamped my sentiment.  I adhered the florals, and popped the whole thing on a white card base with fun foam.  To finish my card, I added sequins and Nuvo drops for added embellishment.

Wishing you a lovely birthday:

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I made this card the same way as the first, but I didn’t add the second layer of stamping.  I also added some gold ink splatters instead of sequins and Nuvo drops.

I really love how my cards turned out.  The set is great, but I love the dies especially.  They would be great on scrapbook layouts as well!

The Peony Blossom Build-A-Flower has a slightly different approach than our conventional Build-A-Flower sets. The stamp set has three five-petal flowers accompanied by a shading layer and a center layer. You may use these flowers as is, or layer them to create dimension. The matching dies will cut the flowers all the way to the edge without leaving a border. This will help in shaping the petals to the desired dimension when using a shaping tool (don’t have a shaping tool? You can use the domed end of a pen or pencil!). We included an additional flower die and stamen dies to help you create realistic blooms! Even though we named the set ‘Peony Blossom’ since the petals were loosely based on Peony petals, you can let your imagination run wild and create different types of flowers!

This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.  A peony blossom and ink bundle is also available.

BAF Peony Blossom and Ink Bundle

Here is the layering guide:

BAF Peony Blossom Layering Guide

BAF Peony Blossom Sample 3D Flower

That’s it for me!  Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to leave a comment here and on the Altenew blogs for the giveaways.

Happy Monday!

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Altenew Sakura Blossom birthday card

Hello friends and welcome to my blog.

Today, I’m sharing a birthday card featuring the new Build-A-Flower Sakura Blossom stamp and coordinating die set from Altenew.  This was such a fun set to play with!  Stop by the Altenew card or scrapbook blog for a chance to win one of 4 $30 gift certificates.  Leave a comment here on this blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  I will draw a winner on January 24, 2018.

 

The Sakura blossom is a lovely Japanese flower, and is known as a cherry blossom in some parts of the world. “Sakura” is derived from the Japanese word for “bloom” – “saku.” In the United States, tourists travel to our capital, Washington D.C., to see the flowers bloom at the annual cherry blossom festival. This stamp set features layered cherry blossoms and leaves, and the accompanying die have score details to help you create 3D flowers. This special product is only sold as a set, not individually.  A Sakura blossom ink bundle is also available.

Sakura Blossom and Ink Bundle

When I saw this stamp set, I could picture fragrant blossoms falling from the sky (I’ve never seen it in person, but I have seen it on TV shows, mainly Korean dramas), so I made a birthday card with sky, cloud, and flower blossoms.

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I was also inspired by the color palette on a pencil that I picked up a while back in the target dollar spot.

To make my card:

  1. I stamped out the layered flower blossoms and leaves with a subtle tone on tone effect using…pink for the blossoms, and light blue for the leaves.  There is a guide on the back of the stamp set to help you out, but this layered stamp set was pretty easy to figure out.  For the final stamp layer, I used Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with rose gold powder.  I also used a glitter marker, and colored in the blossoms for a pretty effect.
  2. I dicut the blossoms and leaves, then lightly folded up along the crease lines, creating a 3d flower.  I also stamped out some red ink onto a piece of white cardstock, then die cut the middle piece of the big flower out of the inked up piece.
  3. To make my background, I used some distress ink to ink blend the background on a piece of die cut white cardstock.  I added some water droplets, and then dabbed some of the ink color up with a paper towel.
  4. I die cut a cloud from another piece of white cardstock.
  5. I stamped the sentiment using Versafine ink, and heat embossed it with clear powder.
  6. I assembled my card using foam tape and glue dots.
  7. I added a few enamel dots, and a few droplets of clear glitter novo drops to finish my card.

 

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I absolutely loved using this set to make a card.  The 3d flowers are so pretty, and the set was really easy to work with!  I love the way this card turned out!  This one might be a little tough to put in the mail, but it is perfect to personally give it out.

Don’t forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate, and on the Altenew blogs for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate!  I will be announcing the winner for my blog on January 25, 2018.

Happy Wednesday

Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway

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**EDITED TO ADD THE WINNER FROM MY BLOG!  The WINNER is Sue LD: “So cute with the colorful hearts.”  You should have received an email from me!**

Hey there crafty friends!  Welcome to the Altenew Scrapbook Collection blog hop!  I am so excited to be taking part in this blog hop!

I will be using the beautiful Reflection Scrapbook collection from Altenew.

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This kit has everything you need to create gorgeous projects!

Today, I will be sharing a layout I made using the Reflection scrapbook collection.

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First, I backed a heart cut file with pattern paper from the collection.  I chose colors that matched my photo, and I really love the water color look of these papers!  I added some machine stitching to create texture.

I layered some pattern paper under my photo.  I also did a bit of stamping for my layout.  I gold heat embossed a row of flowers from the Hello Sunshine stamp set on a piece of white cardstock, and layered that under my photo as well.  I also stamped some flowers from the Painted Flowers stamp set, then I cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I used those florals on the bottom right and the top left of my photo, layering and tucking them in front of and behind my photo.

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Beautiful is the title of my layout, which shows my sentiment to the photo.  I used the scripted acetate piece for my title.  I also added two acetate butterflies.  I love the way the bold black pops against my layout.  I finished off by making a tab out of pattern paper, and adding my date using the date stamp included in the kit.  I included the “BEST DAY” sticker to add another bold black element.  I adhered the journaling that I printed off from the computer and cut into strips.  Some gold watercolor splatters and a little thread, and my layout is done!

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Altenew is currently holding a promotion.

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Finally, Altenew is hosting a giveaway as a part of this blog hop.  Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 22nd.

*Also, I will be drawing a winner here from my comments.  Comment on this blog post for a chance to receive a $30 gift certificate.  I will announce the winner on my blog by Friday, July 21, 2017.

Here is the blog hop order:

Altenew

Enza Gudor

Paige Evans

Missy Whidden

Sandra Dietrich

Meghann Andrew

Stefanie Ried

Flora Monika Farkas

Claudia van Rooijen

Elsie Robinson

Kymona Tracey

Irit Landgraf

Elena Morgun

AhSang Jung  <—  you are here

Eunyoung Lee  <—  your NEXT STOP

Anna Komenda

Lilith Eeckels

Terhi Koskinen

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are inspired to get crafty!

Happy Wednesday!

Altenew blog hop giveaway winner!

Hey friends!  I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend.

It’s time to announce the winner of the Altenew Celebrating Parents blog hop from my blog!  (Altenew will also be drawing 3 winners, and will be announcing it on their blog on May 22, 2017.)

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The winner is:

Linda Anderson

“Lovely cards. The colors on both of the Father’s day cards is so fun and bright. The Mother’s day card is just lovely as well. Those two pink inks work so well together ( and I have both)!”

Linda, you should have an e-mail from me!

Happy Sunday!

 

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hey friends, and welcome to the Altenew Celebrating Parents card drive blog hop + giveaway.  You should be arriving from May Sukyong Park‘s blog.

Today, I have a trio of cards to share with you:

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My first 2 cards feature Altenew’s Best Dad stamp and die set.

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For this card, I stamped the tape measure and tool box images from Altenew’s Best Dad stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink.  Using copic markers, I colored in the images, and then added some details with a white gel pen.  I also stamped a few of the solid stars using yellow ink.  Then, I used the coordinating dies to diecut the images.

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Next, I worked on my background, which is 2 layers.  On the background, I blended some blue distress inks: tumbled glass, broken china, salty ocean, and a little bit of blueprint sketch to create an ombre background.  For the top layer, I diecut a piece of white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die and a large circle die.  I attached the white cardstock to the ombre background using foam tape.  I attached the tool box and tape measure to the center of the cut out circle using more foam tape.  (I cut a little slit into the tool box image to nest the tape measure in a little.)  Then, I attached the whole panel to an A2 sized navy card base.  I finished off my card with a little watercolor splatters, sequins, and stars.

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For my next card, I stamped the mugs from Altenew’s Best Dad stamp set.  I masked off the “BEST DAD” and mustache to create a few plain mugs.  I colored in 3 mugs using copic markers, and I added a little highlight using a white gel pen.  Then, I used the coordinating dies to diecut the images out.

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To create my background, I diecut a piece of white cardstock using a stitched rectangle die.  Then, I masked off the bottom 1/3 of the cardstock using post-it tape.  Using distress inks: broken china, salty ocean, and just a little bit of blueprint sketch, I loosely ink blended the background.  I sprayed some water onto the ink blending, and then blotted with a paper towel, creating a fun background.  I also ink blended a little scrap of white cardstock with mustard seed distress ink to create the strip of yellow.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on black cardstock, and heat set it with white embossing powder.  I glued the yellow strip of cardstock onto my background, and then attached my sentiment strip with foam tape.  Next I glued on the trio of mugs.  I attached the entire panel with fun foam onto an A2 sized card base that I created out of navy blue cardstock.  To finish my card, I added a few sparkling clear sequins in various sizes.

 

I created my third card using Altenew’s Best Mom Stamp and die set.

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To create this card, I stamped the floral image from Altenew’s Best Mom stamp set using Versamark ink onto white cardstock.  I heat set the image with white embossing powder. Using distress inks, I watercolored the image.  For the flowers, I used spun sugar and picked raspberry.  For the leaves, I used mowed lawn, mixed with a little bit of lucky clover.  Once dry, I diecut the image using the coordinating die.

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For the background, I loosely watercolored using tumbled glass distress ink.  I also used the distress ink to create paint splatters.  I wanted my stamped floral image to blend in with the background a little, so I used the tumbled glass distress ink to color in some of the negative white space.  Next, I stamped the sunshine sentiment using black archival ink.  I attached the background panel to an A2 sized white card base using fun foam.  Then, I attached the floral image on top using foam tape.  I finished off my card with sparkling clear sequins.

Altenew is currently hosting a card drive to bring a little joy to seniors who are in nursing homes or shelters on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  You can find out all about it on the Celebrating Parents Card Drive post on Altenew’s blog.  You can send in cards through May 3, 2017.  I encourage you to create and send in as many cards as you can.

Altenew-Celebrating Parents Stamps

20% of the profits earned from Altenew’s Best Dad, Best Mom, Penned Rose stamp sets by 6/18/2017 will be donated to Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

Also, Altenew has a special offer on the Best Dad Stamp set and coordinating die through April 22, 2017.  35% off the Best Dad stamp & die bundle, 30% off the Best Dad die set, and 25% off the Best Dad stamp set.  Altenew Best Dad Promotion

As mentioned above, this post is a part of a blog hop.  The next stop in the blog hop is Natalia Zubkova!

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners.  Be sure to leave comments by Sunday April 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm, EDT for a chance to win.  Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on May 2, 2017.

I will also be drawing a winner from my comments for a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store as well. The winner will be announced on my blog on May 1, 2017.

Altenew

Joni Andaya

Sveta Fotinia

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Virginia Lu

Emily Leiphart

May Sukyong Park

Jung AhSang  <—-you are here

Natalia Zubkova

Nicole Picadura

Kristina Pokazanieva

Erum Tasneem

Barb Engler

Hussena Cal

Svitlana Shayevich

Vera Yates

Therese Calvird

Nichol Spohr

Lydia Evans

I hope you like my cards, and are inspired to create for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive.

Happy Wednesday!

Congrats card featuring Altenew

Hey guys!  I hope you are all having a happy day!

Today, I’m sharing a card I made using Altenew’s painted flowers stamp set.  I wanted to make a simple, clean, yet elegant card for a wedding that I am attending.  I used the colors that were on the wedding invitation, and I absolutely love how this turned out!  (supplies linked below!)

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Supplies used:

Happy Tuesday!