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Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2

Hi! Welcome to my stop of the Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from Virginia’s blog, however if you’re joining us just now, you’ll find the full list of blog hop participants at the bottom of this post. Now let’s continue the fun!

This is the beginning of a lot of holiday products, and Altenew has brought in tons of holiday stunners! For me, holidays is all about creating mass producing designs. So for my first project, I came up with a 3 card set using the Night Before Christmas Stamp and Die set. This is a sentiment set, with two of the sentiments that are written onto a Christmas tree silhouette. I was intially planning to do some ombre setting with this fun image, but then decided to come up with a design using various scraps of green card stock. I had 5 different green colored card stocks all A2 sized, which I heat embossed the image in gold in different positions horizontally on the paper. With the held of the MISTI, I was able to keep the tree stamped in the same vertical position for all 5 times.

Once I heat set the gold embossing, I stacked the pieces together and used a paper trimmer to cut all of them at once into 5 strips in various proportions. Now, each strip can align the entire image at varying widths. So for my first card, I retained the varying widths of the strips to create a modern look.

I adhered the various pieces with foam tape and for a finishing touch, I added tons of splatter with white, green, and gold watercolors.

Next, I used the same aligning of the tree, but this time trimming down the papers in an even rectangular shape. I adhered this with foam tape onto a kraft A2 base and finished it off with splatter.

For my last card, I aligned the strips once again to recreate the tree image, but this time I used the coordinating die to die cut the tree. I adhered this with foam tape onto a kraft A2 base and surrounded it with watercolor splatter. Not only did I get to use up my scraps, I already have 3 cards done!

I also want to share with you another project featuring the Winter Rose stamp set. This a layering stamp set, and there’s no doubt that Altenew knocks these out of the park! Lately I’ve been really obsessed with buying clothing with a lot of large floral patterns. Not that this is anything new, but I thought I was inspired to use this stamp set to create a background. And as I creating this, I was thinking, I feel like Yana! She is sooo inspiring! I stamped the various roses in Starlight, Turqouise, Tide Blue, and Sea Breeze inks. The leaves are stamped in Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades inks.

I dug through my Altenew stash of supplies and found Fenstone Decorative Elements that I bought over a year ago! I used this behind my ‘hello’ die cut sentiment from the Envelope Liner Die Set. The top layer of the ‘hello’ was gently ink blended with Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades inks. I die cut the ‘hello’ again out of black craft foam for the added thickness beneath it.

For my secondary sentiment, I picked one out of the new Happy Holidays Stamp Set and heat embossed it in Pure White Crisp onto Jet Black card stock. I trimmed it down and slanted the edges to match the italic font of the ‘hello’. As a final touch, I added a few gold watercolor splatters onto the card. Splatter is like my personal preference version of sequins or enamel dots. Just a touch for spontaneity and interest!

Thanks for dropping by and head on over to our next blog hopper, Yoonsun!



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, October 7th.

There’s more! I will also draw a winner from my blog to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew. Please comment on my blog by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance win. The winner will be announced on my blog on Friday, October 6th.

Blog Hop List

Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Kristina Werner
Laura Bassen
Erum Tasneem
Agnieszka Malyszek
Virginia Lu
Keeway Tsao
Yoonsun Hur
Marika Rahtu
Reiko Tsuchida
Therese Calvird
Anna Kossakovskaya


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  • 1
    MelissaF says:

    Wow, your cards are beautiful, just stunning! Thanks for sharing your talents and techniques, love the tree cards with different greens, brilliant technique. The Yana inspired card is so elegant, and made me take another look at that Holiday greetings set too.

  • 2
    Barb macaskill says:

    Oh my! What beautiful eye candy today! I love your trio of Christmas cards but have to admit that they pale in comparison to your stunning Winter Rose card! That one is true perfection! I am mesmerized by its beauty! TFS!

  • 3
    bev p says:

    I am so smiling really big right now. The trees really hit me in my happy place! And I did detect a little Yana on the last one. But it IS a really classic and classy look. Thanks so much.

  • 4
    Kailash says:

    Stunning card designs, love the addition of gold, very elegant!!!

  • 5
    Suzanne says:

    I like the staggered look with the gold embossed tree. Very cool!

  • 6
    Mary W says:

    Good ideas for the variety of cards for a set – really pretty using those greens peeking through the branches!

  • 7
    Michele F says:

    Keeway, I ADORE your color blocked cards! What a fantastic idea… please share your cardstock? such gorgeous shades of green!
    LOve the spatters… don’t think I don’t love your roses, too!

  • 8
    Cindy Reynoso says:

    Love all the cards, especially your three Christmas cards! Eye-catching and vibrant!!

  • 9
    Debbie Selby says:

    Very unique looking cards. Love the shades of green.

  • 10
    Stacey says:

    I love that Christmas tree, such cute cards.

  • 11
    Sandy N. says:

    Great cards especially your Christmas tree cards. Love how you used the different colored card stock, a cute idea.

  • 12
    Carol says:

    Your cards are amazing. Love what you did with those trees.

  • 13
    Stef Perry says:

    Your Christmas trees card designs are so fresh and fun, I love them! And the Winter Rose background card is simply stunning, love the blue flowers.

  • 14
    Lori Ritchie says:

    Great cards, love the christmas tree cards, so creative!

  • 15
    Heather Nelson says:

    Love the gold embossing on the color swatches. So creative!!

  • 16
    Betty says:

    lovely cards, Keeway – the color blocks background for the gold christmas tree is fantastic!!

  • 17

    Extremely fun creation, holiday is going to be so fun with all these lovely cards!

  • 18
    Joni S says:

    I enjoyed the tree cards – how fun are they?! But the blue roses – oh my! And any time you can feel like Yana when you are creating is a good day! Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing your inspiration, Keeway!

  • 19
    joy meadows says:

    love your card, Keeway! the winter rose is so beautiful.

  • 20
    Tracy A says:

    Wow, your Christmas tree cards are wonderful. Very creative.

  • 21
    Michelle H says:

    Your Christmas teee cards are so cute. All alike, but slightly different. And your rose card is very pretty.

  • 22
    Susan G. says:

    Great cards.

  • 23
    Jeanne Boardman says:

    Such pretty cards, love the Christmas tree!

  • 24
    Henriëtte says:

    Stunning, the set of Holiday cards. great idea. Love also your bright Winter rose card. Thanks for showing!

  • 25
    Jeanne Beam says:

    Very lovely cards . Thanks for sharing your talent..

  • 26
    Cecie H says:

    You’re so talented; thank you for sharing with us! I especially adore your tree cards.

  • 27
    Carol Rossouw says:

    Your cards are lovely! This is another wonderful release with such amazing variety. My favourites are the Winter Rose and Just Because stamp sets!

  • 28
    Daria Zender says:

    I just love those three cards with the tree! So clever and pretty. Your rose card is lovely.

  • 29
    Marjorie DUMONTIER says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous creations !!

  • 30
    Aroa says:

    Fantastic ideas with the same set.

  • 31
    Colleen Howell says:

    Very unique love the different colors

  • 32
    Stanlee Runner says:

    Amazing trees. I love all of them

  • 33
    Teresa Godines says:

    Love your use of color. Beautiful projects. TFS

  • 34
    Golda says:

    Gorgeous examples. I love that you used the same set to make 3 different, but similar cards.

  • 35
    HelenK says:

    Lovely cards, the tree stamp is such a great one for mass production and your examples are gorgeous!

  • 36

    what a fun way to “make” a Christmas tree, I esp love the staggered pieces, so new and genius frankly, thank you for sharing

  • 37
    Carol K says:

    really lovely cards with the tree set …

  • 38
    Bunny Dobbie says:

    Beautiful cards. Love your winter rose card and I see the Yana influence! I’m a huge fan of her work also. You did fabulous!

  • 39
    Mary Blahnik says:

    Love your color pallet and embossing. Thanks for sharing your technique.

  • 40
    Susan E Guzy says:

    love your tree cards especially the gold embossed one, how did you get the lettering to be empty?

  • 41
    Susi K says:

    Love the elegant touches of gold on all your creations!

  • 42
    Christine says:

    The roses card is so elegant and beautiful. The ombre on the hello is a nice touch.

  • 43
    JmB says:

    The tree cards are so fun and unique. And, the roses are just stunning. Thank you for sharing.

  • 44
    Zehra says:

    Beautiful cards, I love the winter rose. It is gorgeous.

  • 45
    Trina P. says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the colours of the winter roses.

  • 46
    Barbara Lambe says:

    Beautiful, I love all of the sparkle. So much to want in this new release. Which one to pick first?

  • 47
    Teresa Doyle says:

    WOW Keeway, these are fabulous and the colours (I ♥ green) on your tree cards are gorgeous!

  • 48
    Karen P. says:

    Beautiful cards! Love what you did with the trees!

  • 49
    Nicole says:

    I love the multicolored paper strips in the Night Before Christmas cards. It’s a very clever and clean way to add color.

  • 50
    Marcie Lovett says:

    Love that rose stamp.

  • 51
    Pearl Hudson says:

    love your cards. very pretty. cheers

  • 52
    Rufus says:

    Oh my, I didn’t know where to look first! Loved them all, but the last with the Winter Rose, well that took my breath away, LOVE the colors and overall design!

  • 53
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love your ideas. Kraft is my favorite and your cards with the colors and gold are fabulous.

  • 54
    Susan Gosman says:

    Such lovely cards. Your work is beautiful and inspirational.

  • 55
    Patt H. says:

    Love all the gold trees & those gorgeous blue roses are stunning!

  • 56
    Jennifer Lubinsky says:

    love your cards

  • 57
    Sue LD says:

    Beautiful floral and I like how you used the shades of green cardstock on the tree cards.

  • 58
    Mary-Anne V says:

    All these cards are gorgeous! I really like the use of kraft with a gold embossing. Those winter roses are stunning.

  • 59
    Pai says:

    what a neat way to use up scraps!

  • 60

    Your cards are fabulous. I love your use of scraps to accomplish the ombre look. The roses are an awesome color and I love the way you pulled in the sentiment colors with the leaf colors. Also, that gold medallion is everything!

  • 61
    Gwen says:

    Beautiful cards, love the trees and backgrounds.

  • 62
    Starr Patrick says:

    love the tree card, thank you for sharing

  • 63
    Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the variations with the tree!

  • 64
    Barbara Chmura says:

    Beautiful cards!

  • 65
    Royleea love says:

    Come on! I mean that Xmas tree ! Amazing ness! X100

  • 66
    Jo says:

    Your cards are fantastic Keeway!!! I love all that gold and sparkle! So pretty! Thanks for sharing!
    Have an amazing weekend!
    ♥ Jo’s Scrap Shack ♥

  • 67
    Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Beautiful cards!

  • 68
    Carol MJS says:

    Fabulous cards, Keeway! I especially like your winter roses card. Love the beautiful blue colour theme and the gorgeous gold accents.

  • 69
    Elisabeth says:

    Your golden christmas trees are adorable!!!!

  • 70
    Karen Branch says:

    Love the Night Before Christmas stamp. Beautiful design!

  • 71
    Audrey says:

    Very interesting ideas with the gold Christmas tree

  • 72
    Kat Loftus-Marek says:

    So inspiring! I am looking forward to making cards!

  • 73
    debi lashley says:

    Beautiful cards!

  • 74
    Maria B says:

    Nice gold tree.

  • 75
    DGolly says:

    Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  • 76
    Jodi C. says:

    MORE WOW!!! This hop is amazing and your creations are fabulous!! The tree cards are beautiful and I love the way you used the different green papers! The winter rose is simply stunning! Thank You!!💖

  • 77
    Dee Earnshaw says:

    Love these glittery cards – perfect for the season:)

  • 78
    Robin P says:

    Love the tree cards. So cute!

  • 79
    Angelique Vela says:

    Great cards.

  • 80
    Debbie Rumpza says:

    Loving your cards… especially the color blocked tree!!

  • 81
    Jean Chaney says:

    I just love that Christmas tree! Great projects using the newest release!

  • 82
    Sara Cooper says:

    These are so beautiful!

  • 83
    Cindy C. says:

    Super fun Christmas trees cards! And the floral one so elegant.

  • 84
    Julia D. says:

    Beautiful and very creative cards! Love all the paint splatters.

  • 85
    Susan O'Halloran says:

    Great cards! The gold elements really make them pop! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 86
    Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the variations of the Christmas tree.
    Great idea and a way to give yourself a
    little break from making the same card
    multiple times.
    thanks aor sharing some wonderful

  • 87
    Daryl Wong Chok Lun says:

    Awesome idea for the Christmas trees!

  • 88
    Shira Cohen Golan says:

    Beautiful cards.

  • 89
    Sara Oliver says:

    What great non-traditional card designs! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • 90
    Donna Oates says:

    Lovely cards! What an intriguing idea to use the different colors of green. Thought provoking. That’s a one to play with!

  • 91
    Iryna says:

    Saw “Hello” card on Instagram , it is gorgeous!!!!

  • 92
    Stacey Kowbel says:

    Great cards! I love the idea of piecing together different colours of cardstock and stamping an image on them. Such a great way to use all those little pieces.

  • 93
    Kerry says:

    So creative!! I LOVE the Christmas tree cards and how you got three totally different looks from the same supplies.

  • 94
    Lagene says:

    Awesome cards! I especially love the tree cards!

  • 95
    NatQuebec says:

    Very beautiful and elegant cards !

  • 96
    Janet Ingraham says:

    Stunning layouts!!

  • 97
    Jennifer says:

    Such great ideas!

  • 98
    Martha Berry says:

    My senior brain is trying to work out how you did the Christmas trees-lol! They are fabulous-modern and elegant. It’s one of those things I will have to sit down and think about. You certainly made the most of your materials with stunning success!

  • 99
    Lurdez Castello says:

    I love the Christmas Trees cards beautiful

  • 100
    annheidel says:

    Such beautiful cards! It’s impossible to pick a favorite.

  • 101
    Miriam Prantner says:

    I love all those looks at the Christmas tree image, and that last card with the florals is just wow!

  • 102
    Nikita S says:

    I like the graphic look you were able to create using the Tree image.

  • 103
    Valerija says:

    Stunning projects! Love them all!

  • 104
    Stacey L Palmer says:

    Love, love, love your cards!

  • 105

    Beautiful creations! And super creative! I love the rose card the most 🙂

  • 106
    M Strach says:

    Wonderful collection! 🙂

  • 107
    Stef White says:

    I absolutely adore what you did with your scraps on the first 3 cards. I’m inspired! Can’t wait to try it!

  • 108
    Christine E says:

    I love the unexpected color choices with the pine trees!

  • 109
    Laraine Randall says:

    Fabulous cards!

  • 110
    Phi says:

    Your cards are really beautiful. So creative. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.

  • 111
    SuzanD says:

    Great cards. Loving the kraft and green colour combination for your Christmas cards.

  • 112
    Kathy E. says:

    I would love to see a tutorial on how you heat embossed the stamp onto cardstock. I really love that idea, but have no idea how to do that! It almost looks like text on a ribbon! The gold splatters are a perfect touch too!

  • 113
    Rosemary J says:

    All your projects are stunning but the Winter Rose card has me falling in love.

  • 114
    GrammyP says:

    Just love all of your cards–but the Christmas tree is especially lovely! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • 115
    FD91354 says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the gold ness everywhere. It really sets the cards off!

  • 116
    Helen says:

    Keeway, these cards are so lovely. I especially like the way you creatively used the strips of green on the tree cards. Delightful! Thanks for sharing each of them.

  • 117

    Gorgeous cards and I love how you used the tree and the green papers! The Hello card is so elegant and beautiful as well.

  • 118
    Rose Mary Smalley says:

    Very pretty card samples….thank you so much!!! Hugs

  • 119
    Deepa Lakshman says:

    Wow, your cards are gorgeous.

  • 120
    Katie Kinde says:

    What a wonderful release.

  • 121
    Tammy B says:

    Beautiful cards! Love the embossing on the strips of green.

  • 122
    Maryam crafter says:

    Elegent flower card ..

  • 123
    Heidi says:

    Fabulous designs, that last card is my favourite!

  • 124
    Liz O says:

    Gorgeous designs Keeway!!!! The new florals and sentiments are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  • 125

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the card designs.

  • 126
    super stick chick says:

    Beautiful cards. So festive. Love this new release.

  • 127
    Michelle Seward says:

    Absolutely stunning! My favorite it the gold embellishment popped on the blue roses!!! Wow! Stunning work!

  • 128
    Karen L K says:

    Those trees look great in gold and especially over the green! Such pretty blue roses too.

  • 129
    Ta-Tanisha J says:

    What a unique way to use stamps! The Night Before Christmas cards are fabulous, modern and fun. Thanks for sharing.

  • 130
    TracyM #6773 says:

    FABULOUS release and WONDERFUL cards to INSPIRE!
    LOVE your set of Christmas cards, all so CHEERY and they co-ordinate perfectly,
    ADORE your BEAUTIFUL Winter Rose hello, a DELIGHT to the eyes and heart!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  • 131
    Michelle Varol says:

    What a series of gorgeous cards.. Such a good release to work with. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us.

  • 132
    susan.w says:

    ADORE roses and Altenew new set is a must have. Beautiful blue background which would make a stunning piece of fabric. Thank you for being so inspiring.

  • 133
    Jackie Price says:

    Wow all your cards are beautiful but that last one with the winter roses is absolutely stunning!!! The. Colours, the pattern, the gold medallion -very classy!!

  • 134
    Kate B says:

    Creative use of the green strips & your hello card is just stunning!

  • 135
    Donna Kay says:

    love the tree, a different card, just gotta love it!

  • 136
    Elaine says:

    Beautiful cards love the gold with those beautiful greens

  • 137
    Bridget Grant says:

    Oh my goodness I’m loving your Christmas cards. The tree is so modern, love it💕

  • 138
    Lynne Ingram says:

    Great use of gold embossing. Loved your blue flowers

  • 139
    Louise Hodge says:

    Beautiful cards, love them

  • 140
    Regine says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the clean design of the christmas tree cards

  • 141
    Maxine M says:

    beautiful cards.

  • 142
    Theressa says:

    Just lovely!

  • 143
    Susirq says:

    Fun and beautiful. My favorite combo.

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