Altenew November 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be returning for another fun blog hop celebrating Altenew’s November 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil New Release! If you started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Jaycee Gaspar’s Blog. If you’ve started here, WELCOME! You can still make your way around the entire blog hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Altenew Mix & Match Mariposa Die

I created two 12×12 scrapbook layouts using products from this new release. My first layout was inspired by the tiny sentiment “You inspire me to be better” that is part of the new Poppy Garden Stamp Set. I started the layout with a white cardstock background, but I wanted to add a big of color to the background. I grabbed the 6×6 Halftone Stencil and used a couple Distress Oxide Inks to create an orange polka dot background in the center of the layout.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Altenew Mix & Match Mariposa Die

I used Altenew 6×6 Paper Packs [Summer Garden, Essential Rock, Blushing Blooms, Verdant Walk, Pastel Dreams] and the Mix & Match Mariposa [Butterfly] Die Set to create butterflies. I layered the die cut patterned paper butterflies along with vellum and added stitching down the center of the butterflies for added texture. I got a rough idea of where all of the die cuts and photos would be placed, but I ran the white cardstock background through my typewriter before I adhered anything down to the background.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Altenew Mix & Match Mariposa Die

Once the journaling was complete, I started adhering down the Die Cut Embellishments from the Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection, a Chipboard Embellishment from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection and I also added my photos. I added the inspiration sentiment from the Poppy Garden Stamp Set to the top of each paragraph of journaling. For final touches I added orange enamel dots and orange splatters around the layout. The edges of the layout looked a bit plain, so I did add a border strip of orange cardstock to add another pop of color.

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Altenew Mix & Match Mariposa Die

12x12 scrapbook layout using the Altenew Mix & Match Mariposa Die

Now you can take a look at my process video:


My second layout is all about my happy place…my craft room! I used the Sketched Lines Stencil and Altenew’s White Embossing Paste to create a lot of texture on my white cardstock background. I then used a blue distress oxide ink to add a pop of color. I love how the texture paste really pops with the added color!

12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Wavy Outlines Die

I then used my Cricut to cut three hexagons on three different patterned papers from the Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I used one of the hexagons as a template to make my photo the same shape. I used my edge distressor and added machine stitching to all of the hexagons to add more texture. I then positioned all of the hexagons horizontally in the center of the layout.

12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Wavy Outlines Die 12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Wavy Outlines Die

I used the Wavy Outlines [Floral] Die with a dark denim colored cardstock and a navy patterned paper from the Sweet Moments 6×6 Paper Pack. I added those floral die cuts around the hexagons.

12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Wavy Outlines Die

For added embellishing I used Stickers and Wood Epoxy Buttons from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, Wood Veneer Hearts from the Our Family Collection, and a Chipboard Sticker from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Wavy Outlines Die

I added my title to one of the hexagons using the Chipboard Alphabet from the Our Family Collection. This layout is pretty monotone, so I wanted to stick with pinks & purples for the layout. I was out of purple p’s, so I used the Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide to a green p to alter the color.

12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Wavy Outlines Die12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Wavy Outlines Die

Take a look at my process video:


GIVEAWAYS:

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 November 13, 2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on November 16, 2019.


I’m sure you’re finding a lot of inspiration as you’re making your way through this hop! Next up is Norine Borys.

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

BLOG HOP LIST
Altenew Card Blog
Maryam Perez
Therese Calvird
LauraJane
Nathalie DeSousa
Kelly Griglione
Svitlana Shayevich
Jennifer McGuire
Virginia Lu
Jaycee Gaspar
Kelly Janes <<< YOU ARE HERE
Norine Borys
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Jen Schow
Amber Rain Davis
Jenny Colacicco
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Zinia Redo
Laurie Willison
Ashley Tucker
Reiko Tsuchida
Agnieszka Malyszek
The Hedgehog Hollow
Keeway Tsao
Lilith Eeckels
Caly Person
Emily Midgett
Kymona Tracey
Mindy Eggen
Erum Tasneem

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there friends! I’m so excited to be back for a new Altenew Build-A-Flower Blog Hop! If you started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Therese Calvird’s Blog. If you’re just starting here, WELCOME! You can still make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

This Altenew BAF – Fuchsia Stamp is such a unique and gorgeous layering stamp set. It’s unlike any stamp I own. I used the stamp with black, pinks & purples to create my color scheme. I also stamped the leaves and stem in coordinating colors of green. After I had all of my stamping complete, I used the coordinating die to cut out all of my images. I then went to work on my layout. Now, I’m not sure if it’s the inks I used or just the way this stamp set layers, but I feel like the layers almost have a colored marker look to them (like I colored with Copics). I LOVE THAT!

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

I didn’t really have a photo in mind when I started stamping these flowers. I honestly was just playing with the stamp and really loved the first color combo I used; which was the pink & purple. So after I had the stamps complete I went back to my photos on Instagram to see if anything sparked. Then, I remembered these photos I had snapped at a garden during our family photo shoot. I printed 4 of my favorites from that day on a single 4×6 sheet of photo paper. The photos ended up being a smidgen smaller than I liked, but I didn’t want to fuss with reprinting them so I just went with it.

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

I used the Broken Chevrons Stencil with a blue Distress Oxide Ink to create a subtle background on my white cardstock. I then cut two film strips using my Cricut on a light grey cardstock just to create a little bit of layering on the background. I then assembled all of my stamped flowers across the grey cardstock.

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

I positioned my photos on the top left and bottom right to help balance the layout. I then fussy cut the word “Special” from one of the Die Cuts from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection. I then used the Colorful Alphas from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection to spell out the word “Place”.

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

I also added a Chipboard Sticker and Wood Veneer Origami Hummingbirds from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I wanted to add a bit more wood veneer, so I grabbed a few Wood Veneer Hearts to help balance the design. After I had the journaling in place I felt like I needed another pop of black at the top of the layout, so I added a sentiment from the Mini Stamp Set that is included with the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. The final thing was black splatters & the date using the Roller Date Stamp to call the layout complete.

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

Now you can take a look at my process video showing how this layout came together:


GIVEAWAYS:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on October 7, 2019. [To leave a comment on my blog, click the number at the top of the blog post.]


There’s a few different ways you can get your hands on this Build-A-Flower Stamp & Die: You can purchase the Stamp & Die, the Stamp, Die + Ink Bundle at a 5% discount or you can join the monthly Build-A-Flower Subscription. When signed up for the subscription, you are guaranteed a monthly Build-A-Flower release and will receive a set each month at a specially discounted price!

I have no doubt that you are finding inspiration as you are making your way through this blog hop, and the fun isn’t over yet! Head to LauraJane’s Blog to see what she’s created!

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

Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Svitlana Shayevich
Amber Rain Davis
Maryam Perez
Kelly Griglione
Ashlea Cornell
Virginia Lu
Jaycee Gaspar
Therese Calvird
Kelly Janes <<< YOU ARE HERE
LauraJane
Lilith Eeckels
Mindy Eggen
Nathalie DeSousa
Emily Midgett
Nenette S. Madero
Caly Person
Christine Pennington