Altenew January 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Blog Hop

Hey ya’ll! It’s time to join the hop for the fabulous Altenew January Stamp/Die/Stencil Release! I got a big post for you today and lots of inspiration using products from this month’s release. Without further ado, let’s check them out!

My favorite stamp set from this month’s release is this gorgeous floral set called Simple Beauty. It’s a set that comes with both the outlined and layered images. The smaller flowers that I used in the background is only outline, and works really nicely as an extension of the focal floral image.

For my main flowers, I used the blues from the Tranquility Oval Set to stamp my layers, and for the greens I used Forest Glades and Evergreen inks. I stamped the outline in black and then stamped the center of the flowers with Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold. I stamped the outline stamp of the smaller flowers in the top left and bottom right corners in black, and added my die cut flowers in the center with foam tape.

The sentiment word die cut here is also part of this month’s release and is called Hello and Hugs Die Set. It cuts both the sentiment and a halo for it and I cut the sentiment in gold mirror card stock and the halo in white card stock. The halo allows the words to stand out clearly in front of the images and I added it right in the center.

I liked the Simple Beauty so much I created another version of the card with similar techniques and products. This time around I used the smaller floral image stamped in black a lot more, filling up a good portion of the bottom right triangle and just a partial stamp in the top left corner.

The flowers here is once again stamped in blues from the Tranquility Oval Set and the leaves were stamped in greens Forest Glades and Evergreen. This time I only used one for my focal point and added it with foam tape.

I used the Hello and Hugs Die Set again this time die cutting the word in white and the halo in black. I also used the matching Hello and Hugs Stamp Set to heat emboss another portion of the sentiment in white on black card stock. I trimmed it down to a thin strip and added it right above the ‘hugs’.

Belive it or not, my third card once again uses the same products as the first two and with an addition of window created with the Rounded Rectangles Die Set. So starting with a piece of white card stock, I stamped this swirly image from Simple Beauty all over the background with Evening Gray ink.

I then used the Rounded Rectangles Die Set to die cut a window in the bottom left. Behind it I have a layer that I have ink blended with Stormy Sky and Spruced Ice distress oxide inks. And there is a layer of craft foam added between these layers to give it dimension.

I used the Hello and Hugs Die Set one more time (can you tell I love this sentiment set?) die cutting the word in white and the halo in grey. Our sentiment is the focal point this time! I used the matching Hello and Hugs Stamp Set to heat emboss the second part of the sentiment in white onto gray cardstock, trimmed it down to a strip and gave it a slanted edge. I added the hello with foam tape in the window and the sentiment strip right below it.

Blog Hop

This post is part of the Altenew January 2020 Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from the Agnieszka’s blog and your next stop is the Reiko’s blog! You can find the full blog hop list or start at the beginning from the Altenew Card Blog.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 1/30/2020.

A winner will also be drawn for a $20 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner from this blog post! Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. Winner will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 2/2/2020.


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  2. Oh, those beautiful, blue layers – gorgeous!

  3. These cards are totally beautiful! You may have sold me on this set. My husband and my wallet, thank you!

  4. Your work is so inspiring, absolutely gorgeous cards with this new release!

  5. Blue is my favorite color and I love all of these!

  6. Beautiful cards! Love the new florals and the background you created for that second window card. So elegant and CAS!

  7. Love the cards you have made with the stamp set Simple Beauty. Great cards, thank you.

  8. Lovely cards – love how that metallic hugs stands out over the floral backdrop and love the coloured background and framed hello!

  9. Gorgeous cards!

  10. Beautiful, elegant creations!!!

  11. such beautiful cards like always =)

  12. I love the gold embossing with the Simple Beauty blooms!

  13. OMG! These FLOWERS ARE AMAZING! I LOVE your color combo!

  14. I normally am drawn to floral cards, but today I loved your “hello” card. Something very special about the blue ombre background!

  15. Gorgeous cards and I
    love the second one
    with the cut out window.
    Carla from Utah

  16. Your cards are simply serene!! LOVE the blue and the sweet designs!

  17. Stunning job Keeway! Love the big pops of color against the outlined images. I am head over heels for all the dies but is very hard trying to avoid falling in love with all the gorgeous stamp sets too! Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. So many beautiful cards. Such wonderful and eye catching color choices.

  19. Love your cards and this stamp set – great layouts.

  20. I like the focus on one set and how the look can be changed up for each card.

  21. The blue and white color combo is one of my favorites and I love the gold with it! Such beautiful cards, Keeway!

  22. Love these – love how you used the black line outline of the flowers for bg on the first 2 cards!!!

  23. Your cards are very beautiful and inspiring! I have ordered some of these stamps already and cannot wait to get started! Thank you!

  24. Gorgeous cards. The Simple Beauty set is definitely one of my favorites from this fantastic release and that card is stunning.

  25. Gorgeous cards! Fabulous release!

  26. These are gorgeous!

  27. These are all so beautiful! Love the colors and design.

  28. Beautiful floral layering and color choices. Makes for a stunning card! Thanks for the inspiration

  29. Wow! I love your color palette and seeing so many variations using the same sets. Gorgeous!

  30. Your cards are beautiful 🙂

  31. Wow! All your cards are amazing. The colors you used are so eye catching.

  32. Keeway, I adore everyone of your cards! They each have a certain elegance to them. I think this is my favourite release yet.

  33. Lovely cards – the Simple Beauty Set looks amazing and the way you used outline leaves in the bg was so eye-catching!!

  34. Very lovely! I really love the colors you chose!

  35. stunning cards – LOVE your pretty color combos on them

  36. Beautiful floral designs and sentiment dies! Love your gorgeous cards! Awesome release!

  37. Lovely cards… the black and white backgrounds really let the beautiful floral shine. TFS your talent!

  38. Gorgeous, This is one of my favourite from this release.

  39. Beautiful! I love the blue flowers. The set reminds me of my Beautiful Day Altenew set and provides lots of inspiration.

  40. What an incredible blue flower! Your cards are always amazing. I look forward to seeing your art work.

  41. so gorgeous

  42. All lovely designs!! Thanks for sharing.

  43. Beautiful cards! I’m really loving this set and will be adding it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Love your designs! You have a wonderful eye for composition. Outstanding!

  45. Love how you framed your Hello sentiment.

  46. Your cards are breathtaking beauties!

  47. Beautiful floral cards!! Love your choice of colors for the flowers! 🙂

  48. These are all so gorgeous!! Love those beautiful blue flowers!

  49. Beautiful cards! Love the colors!

  50. Beautiful cards, loving this new release there are so many amazing products.

  51. You did an amazing job showcasing the new stamp sets and dies from Altenew. So many on my wishlist.

  52. Gorgeous cards! Stunning compositions and lovely colors.

  53. Awesomely beautiful cards here, Keeway! Love how you used the Simple Beauty stamp set….such great layers and soft yet bold color. Thanks for sharing here!

  54. these are incredible!

  55. Keeway, I really like how you used the outlines of the stamp sets in all of your cards today and then used the bright blues as the focal point upon your cards! That really makes them pop and the background shine. A great compliment and makes it really work as a set! This would be a fun gift to give to someone. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

  56. I love your cards and the way you used the rounded rectangles was really cool! Thanks for the inspiration!

  57. Love the layout of your cards. Very pretty. TFS

  58. Wonderful color combos.

  59. Hi Keeway! I can’t pick a favorite because I love them all! Love the “window “ cards you’ve been making lately ( inc. The Greetery). Gorgeous as always! 😊