Altenew July 2020 Stencils/Enamel Dots/Creative Cutouts/Decals Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be returning for Altenew’s July 2020 New Release Blog Hop. If you started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Therese Calvird’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.

Altenew July 2020 New Release - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection & Nest Wreaths Creative Cutouts.

There are so many fun products in this new release and if you’re a cut file fan then you’re going to LOVE the Creative Cutouts. They are basically pre-cut cut files that are mailed straight to your door. So, if you don’t have an electronic cutting machine then these are perfect! I chose the Nested Wreath Creative Cutouts set which comes with 9 laser cut intricate wreaths; in 3 different sizes (small, medium & large). I ended up using the 3 smaller wreaths for my layout today.

Altenew July 2020 New Release - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection & Nest Wreaths Creative Cutouts.

I backed those 3 wreaths with photos of my dogs. These three sweet babes have all passed away, and they were my heart. I then fussy cut numerous flowers from one of the patterned papers included in the Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I tucked those fussy cut flowers along one side of each of the wreaths.

Altenew July 2020 New Release - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection & Nest Wreaths Creative Cutouts.

I then grabbed a few wood buttons from the same Reflection Scrapbook Collection and I also positioned a couple wood veneer arrows around the wreaths as well. I tried to create a visual triangle around each of the wreaths.

Altenew July 2020 New Release - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection & Nest Wreaths Creative Cutouts.

I used the Black Alphas, from the Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection, to add each of my dog’s names to the wreaths.

Altenew July 2020 New Release - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection & Nest Wreaths Creative Cutouts.

I felt that I needed to add a bit more black to the layout since the alphas were the only black product on the layout. I cut a couple sections out on the top and bottom of the layout, and then I added a couple strips of black cardstock with stitching. I also sprinkled a few black enamel dots around each wreath. [Altenew released a bunch of beautiful enamel dots in this month’s release, and I did choose the teal enamel dots and purple enamel dots before I knew what I would be creating. Teal & Purple are colors I frequently use but I’m kicking myself for not getting the new green set of enamel dots! They would have been perfect for this layout!]

Altenew July 2020 New Release - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Altenew Reflection Scrapbook Collection & Nest Wreaths Creative Cutouts.

Now you can take a look at the process video for this layout:


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 or/and Altenew Mixed Media Blog by July 23, 2020 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 Winners Page on July 26, 2020. [To leave a comment on my blog post-scroll to the top of the post and click the number next to the title.]


I love that I was able to create a layout using such gorgeous products to document this moment in time. There’s still so much inspiration to find on this hop! Next up is Laurie Willison. Thanks for spending part of your day with me!

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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!

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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