Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there, friends! I’m so excited to be joining the Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop! If you’ve started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Sveta Fotinia’s Blog. If you’ve started here, WELCOME! I’ll have a link to the next person in the hop at the bottom of the post; along with a complete list of hoppers.

I was so honored to have been invited to participate in this blog hop and Altenew sent me some really fun goodies to play with! I was sent the Verdant Walk 6×6 Paper Pad, the Pastel Dreams 6×6 Paper Pad, the New York Stamp Set, the Delicate Primrose Stamp Set and the Flower Vine Stamp Set … and WOW! Altenew products never cease to amaze! I immediately fell in love with the patterned papers, and I knew I would use them as my focal points for my scrapbook layouts.

The New York Stamp Set was the inspiration for my first project. I started with multiple patterns from the Pastel Dreams Paper Pad for my first layout. I wanted to use as many patterns as possible so I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe to spell out my title, New York New York. I added hand stitching detail to each of the pattern papers. I positioned the letters on the top and bottom of the layout; leaving an open space in the middle of the layout.

I positioned my photo on the layout and used the New York Stamp Set right next to the photo. I started by placing the stamp on the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and used Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink. I wanted to create a mixed media, watercolor look with the stamp set so I lightly sprayed the stamp with water after applying the ink. I then cleaned the stamp and applied another layer of ink and stamped directly on the background (without using water this time) to get a more of a detailed image of the stamp set. I also added stamped words from the same New York Stamp Set around the title.

I fussy cut numerous floral images from another patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams Paper Pad and scattered the flowers around the layout. I also used a few wood buttons from the Reflections Scrapbook Kit and enamel dots from the Our Family Scrapbook Kit.

Now you can check out my process video showing how this layout came together!

For my second project, I focused on the Verdant Walk Paper Pad.

I fussy cut the hanging florals from 2 of the matching papers from the paper pad and positioned the florals at the top of the 12×12 white cardstock background. I added a wash of light peach watercolor under the florals and allowed the color to run down the page. I also stamped the Flower Vine Stamp Set in that same area. I love the hints of gold peeking out from behind those beautiful fussy cut florals!

I then essentially created a grid with my photos and embellishing underneath the fussy cut florals. I used tissue paper and another patterned paper from the Verdant Walk Paper Pad to back my photos. I added my title using black alphas, from the Altenew Reflections Scrapbook Kit, to the right and left of my photos. I wanted to bring in a little more black to help the alphas mesh with the layout, so I fussy cut numerous florals from the Verdant Walk Paper pad. I added in a few enamel dots around the page for added detail, added my journaling under the photo along with the date, using the Altenew Date Stamp.

Here’s a process video that shows how this layout came together!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 12/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/22/2018.

Altenew has also kindly offered for me to give away a $30 Altenew gift certificate! All you need to do to enter the giveaway on my blog is to leave a comment on this blog post! (To leave a comment, head to the top of my blog & click on the number to the right of this blog post title.) I will be announcing the winner of the $30 gift certificate on my blog on December 18, 2019, so be sure to check back to see if you were the winner!
<<< The giveaways are now closed>>>

There is so much talent in this blog hop and I have no doubt that you’re finding inspiration as you’re making your way through! Next up is Nicole Picadura.

This blog post contains affiliate links. This means I will receive a commission (at no cost to you) from items purchased from those links.

Below is a complete list of the hoppers and you can find a complete list of hoppers on the Altenew Card Blog if you get lost as you’re hopping along:

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
May Sukyong Park
Kristina Pokazanieva
Therese Calvird
Zsoka Marko
Zinia Redo
Laura Jane
Virginia Lu
Kathleen Graumüller
Erum Tasneem
Laurie Willison
Svitlana Shayevich
Emily Midgett
Lilith Eeckels
Alex Syberia
Sveta Fotinia
Kelly Janes <<< You are here
Nicole Picadura
Reiko Tsuchida
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
Rubeena Ianigro
Olga Moss
Sandra Dietrich
Dana Gong
Agnieszka Malyszek
Norine Borys
Amanda Korotkova
Kymona Tracey
Cynde Whitlow
Lydia Evans
Isha Gupta
Enza Gudor
Aya Elsheshtawy

98 thoughts on “Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Such beautiful layouts! I absolutely adore the second one where you did all the fussy cutting of flowers – that is just gorgeous! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  2. Holy cow! How long did it take for you to fussy cut all of those flowers? I watched both of your videos- you are very talented! I, too, scrapbook so I thoroughly enjoyed watching you put these two layouts together. They are absolutely gorgeous!

    • Thank you, Lauryne! It did take a bit to fussy cut the flowers! I just took my craft mat & craft knife into our living room and worked on it while watching TV with my husband. I really like fussy cutting so it was fun for me! 🙂 PS: You may want to check my post from a few days ago on the random winner from the comments. 🙂

  3. Your New Yourk layout is stunning. I love the attention to detail. The stitching, the fussy cutting of flowers, etc. your other layout is just as beautiful. Thanks for inspiring me.

  4. You are so talented. You made wonderful use of those papers. Love the layouts and thanks so much for the video. I love watching artists work.

  5. Great layouts! I had to chuckle a bit because I loved the first layout and was thinking it was a great idea for my New York photos. Then I read the journaling and realized this was Las Vegas – not New York. 🙂 Oh well, I may borrow some of your ideas anyway. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am so in love with the new paper packs and I love how you used them in your layouts. Both layouts are amazing, the family ones are always so heartwarming to me, what a beautiful family you have. Thanks for sharing these and for the awesome inspiration. (

  7. Kelly, thank you so much for sharing your creations. I am in awe of your work. I am new to card making and blogs such as yours truly help me learn the craft. Thank you again, and happy crafting!

  8. You wouldn’t believe how excited I was to see the New York layout….. My daughter got engaged there just this week and had travelled for a visit from the UK…. Nit knowing she was going to be proposed to.
    It was the perfect tutorial for me learn fromso I can make a celebratory layout to mark the occasion. I would love to win one of the fabulous prizes and immediately fill my dreams and basket !!!!!!

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