Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Watercolors Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be included in the Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Watercolors New Release Blog Hop. If you started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Virginia Lu’s Blog. If you’re starting here, WELCOME! You can still make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

For my first layout, I used the Watercolor Roses Stamp Set. I used multiple color inks to stamp the flowers and leaves. I then used the matching die set to cut out each of those images.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

I used my Cricut to cut a design on a piece of 12×12 white cardstock and then backed the openings with yellow cardstock. I added yellow hand-stitching before I adhered those pieces of paper together. The hand-stitching added a lot of texture and a bit of dimension. I then tucked the stamped florals into the openings of the white cardstock.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

I printed my photo as a large square and adhered it in the center of the white cardstock. I used the black alpha stickers from the Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection for the title. I had a bit of open space remaining on the photo and I wanted to add journaling to the photo, but wasn’t really sure on what words to use. Thankfully the Dotted Diamonds Stamp Set had the perfect sentiment! I stamped the words directly onto the photo with Altenew Black Crisp Permanent Ink. I added a sprinkling of enamel dots as a final touch.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

Now you can take a look at my process video!


12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

For my second layout, I used a light purple ink with the Dotted Diamonds Stamp Set and randomly stamped the large background stamp onto white cardstock. I then cut the word “Hello”from the Mega Hello Die with black cardstock multiple times. I stacked the words together to create dimension. I then staggered them down the page. I printed my photo as a large landscape. This is a photo of my childhood home where my parents still live. It’s where we all meet for get togethers. It’s where I just walk in without knocking because this will forever be home.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

I used the Dotted Diamond Stamp Set to stamp the sentiment which also doubles as my journaling. It summed up my thoughts perfectly! I added the word “Home” using the Brush Alpha Die Set and black cardstock. I, again, stacked the letters on top of each other to create additional dimension.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

I used the Watercolor Roses Stamp Set and a masking technique [which you can see in the video below] to create my own floral die cuts for the layout. I added a few wood veneer hearts for the final touch.

12X12 scrapbook layout using Altenew's February 2020 Stamp & Die New Release

Now you can 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 February 18, 2020 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 February 21, 2020.


I have no doubt that you are finding inspiration on this blog hop and there still is more to come! Head to Svitlana Shayevich’s Blog to see what’s she’s created using this great new release!

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
Norine Borys
Kathy Racoosin
Erum Tasneem
Emily Midgett
Jaycee Gaspar
LauraJane
Laurie Willison
Caly Person
Lilith Eeckels
Kelly Griglione
Therese Calvird
Vicky Papaioannou
Maryam Perez
Keeway Tsao
Nicole Picadura
Amber Rain Davis
Reiko Tsuchida
Agnieszka Malyszek
Virginia Lu
Kelly Janes <<<< YOU ARE HERE
Svitlana Shayevich
Ashley Tucker
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Isha Gupta
Jenny Colacicco
Zinia Redo
The Hedgehog Hollow
Kymona Tracey
Keren Baker
Sveta Fotinia
Lisa Spangler
Mindy Eggen
Jen Schow
Nicole Watt
Teri Wilson
Ashlea Cornell
Jennifer McGuire

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