Monday, June 28, 2021

Altenew Educators "Anything But A Card" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

DIY Gift Topper

Hello fellow papercrafters! The Altenew Educators are hopping and this time we are creating "anything except a card".  I enjoy gift wrapping and decided  to craft a gift "topper".  Altenew's Craft-A-Flower releases are always one of my favorites so I wanted to make a  layered die-cut flower using this month's Peruvian Lily.  I crafted my bloom from some handmade gel press prints and a bit of glitter cardstock.  

Orange, yellow and blue.

I wrapped my gift in Tiffany blue gift wrap, added some ribbon and then topped with my die-cut Lily. I think this makes for a beautiful gift.

Altenew Craft A Flower Peruivan Lily.
 

Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $35 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/04/2021 for a chance to win. 

 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Anything But A Card” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/06/2021.


I am so pleased you stopped by!
Karen

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis Josephine Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Paint-A-Flower:  Clematis Josephine

Hello and welcome!  Today, Altenew is releasing their June Paint-A-Flower called Clematis Josephine.   The bouquet is substantial and fills up a card beautifully.  Altenew releases a new Paint-A-Flower each month and you can subscribe HERE so you don't miss a single set and as a subscriber the price is just $12.99 per month.

Pink, Yellow and Aqua.

I was in a coloring mood and these flowers are so fun to color!  I used Altenew's  Artist Markers Set F (Sunshine Valley Garden) and Set G (Water Garden).  The kit has a bunch of wonderful sentiments and I selected Be Bold...
Altenew Artist Markers Set F and G
 

Are You Ready For Some Prizes?

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew  is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/27/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/29/2021.


Blog Hop:

 



Are You Ready To Shop?

Clematis Paint-A-Flower

Clematis Paint-A-Flower + 24 Pan Watercolor Bundle

Clematis Paint-A-Flower + 12 Pan Watercolor Bundle


I am pleased with the card and hope you like it too.

Karen

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Altenew Summer Adventure Stand-alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, I am so excited to introduce you to some of Altenew's gorgeous new stand-alone dies!  

Die Cutting with Altenew's Tropical Leaf Mix Dies

Altenew's Tropical Leaf Mix dies are so beautiful and fun to create with!  I started by cutting a 5 1/2" square card base and then added some copper paint splatters.
Green, Gold and Copper
Next, I gathered a bunch of gel press prints and started to die-cut and arrange a leaf flower.  Once I started I realized I really liked the green panels with gold and copper.  My flower needed a center so I used the cute little star flower from Altenew's Bride To Be Layering Set.  This set makes such a lovely dimensial card.
For my next card, I die-cut leaves from a gold/copper gel print (above) and brown cardstock.  The leaves are  Altenew's new Tropical Leaf Mix dies. For the center, I again used the star flower from Altenew's Bride to Be Layering Set
Copper, Gold and Brown Metalic Gel Plate Print
I love how you can use the leaves individually or layer them.
Quick and Easy Die Cut Card
The new Peeking Leaves Cover Die is beautiful.  I selected two colors of summery cardstock and die-cut the aqua panel.  I glued the die cut to an A2 card base and used the edge of a ruler to straigthen the sides.  The sentiment is Altenew's Simply Hello Die.
Turqouise and Melon cardstock


Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/23/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/25/2021.

 

Blog Hop: 

Altenew Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Vicky Papaioannou 

Norine Borys

Jenny Colacicco

Erum Tasneem

Seeka

Nicole Watt

Simon Hurley 

Therese Calvird 

Amanda Baldwin

Tania Ahmed

Verity Biddlecombe

Emily Midgett

Bridget Casey

Virginia Lu

Victoria Calvin

Tenia Nelson

Colleen Balija 

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Maryam Perez 

Karen Brown                      You Are Here!

Michelle Short

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Patricia Roebuck

Carol Hintermeier

Zinia Redo

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Kelly Griglione

Mindy Eggen

Natasha Davies

Joylita Dsouza

Anna Mahtani

Keren Baker

Laura Bassen

Sande Woodson

Raquel Bowman

FREE GIFT PROMOTION:


Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Adventure Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Summer Adventure release bundles. Shop Here! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Summer Adventure Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/17/2021 through 06/19/2021. Shop HERE.


READY TO SHOP?

Link To Altenew Summer Adventure Stand Alone Die Collection.


I am honored that you stopped by my blog...thank you!  If you have another moment, I would love to hear which card you like best.

Karen 



Monday, June 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily Layering Die Set

Hello friends!  Today is release day for  Altenew's June Craft-A-Flower: Peruvian Lily.  I just adore each month's kit because there are so many die-cutting possibilities.  You can subscribe HERE for a specially discounted price (plus you won't miss a single kit) or you can purchase the Peruvian Lily or you can buy the Peruvian Lily + the gradient cardstock bundle.
Blue and orange gel monoprints
Each month I usually make my own paper for my craft-a-flower kit...sometimes I watercolor panels, or ink blend but this month I was in a gel print mood.  With gel prints, you never know what you are going to get so I start with colors in mind and then start printing.  These are pretty basic prints but they look so pretty when die-cut. For June I was thinking either an orange or pink bloom with a blue background so I laid out some prints.  I love the blue background...kinda Monetish and I ultimately decided on an orange and yellow lilly.  I will be using the pink panels soon.

These dies were easy to line up and the lily is big and showy.  The sentiment is one of my favorites from the  Essential Sentiment Die Set.
     

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 6/13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/15/2021.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy this month's kit as much as I have.

Karen


Friday, June 4, 2021

Altenew Adventures Ahead Stamps/Dies/Stencils/More Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello!  I was so excited and inspired by Altenew's June Adventures Ahead Stamp and Die Collection that I created 8 cards!  So many ideas!

Die Cutting With Scraps

Altenew's Color Bands dies are wonderful and at a great price point!  If you like to die-cut there are endless possibilites....I found them so addiciting!  For this first card, I used brightly colored scraps of gel press prints.  My inspiration was gum drops and I die cut 14 rainbow hued "gum drops" and adhered them to my card with foam tape.  I crafted my slimline card using the Nesting Slim Rectangles Die Set.  

Rainbow Gel Press monoprint card.Die Cutting With Gel Press Prints

I wanted rainbow colors for my "squiggles" card also.  I used the same Color Bands Dies as above.
Squiggle free form die cut card.
I selected an assortment of simple gel press prints and started die cutting.   I took a quick photo (below) of the print assortment I started with. I wanted lots of beautiful white space so I again used Altenew's Nesting Slim Rectangle Dies  to make another slimline card.
 

3D Embossing Gel Press Prints

I don't think I can ever have too many brick elements to craft with so I was very excited about Altenew's new Brick Wall 3D Embossing Folder.  For this card I took a gel press print and ran it through my embossing machine. I think  this panel makes a beautiful background for my two Cosmos Die Cut Flowers.
Turquoise gel press print

Vintage Feel Scene Card

 I was captivated by the new Seas The Day stamp and die bundle.  I love a good scene card and thought it would be fun to create a vignette of a girl watching a boat race.  I went with an off-white vintage feel and  made two of these...one for my daughter and one to go with a graduation gift.  And, don't you just love those animated Pelicans!
Cream, Yellow and Pink

Four Quick and Easy Cards

I came up with an idea for a quick and easy masculine card.  The lines on the  Seas The Day sailboat are just beautiful and I thought a "blueprint look" would be very striking.  I stamped the boat with Saphire from the Glacier Caves mini ink cube set.  I then hand inked an accent panel and sentiment strip with the same Saphire ink and Altenew's Large Blending Tool and set this behind the sailboat to frame the top panel.  I like the coordinating saphire sentiment band (Altenew Essential Sentiment Strips).  Very easy, very striking and very masculine...a winning combination.

Altenew Saphire Blue

It is graduation season so my last three cards are for the graduate.  The detail on the Feathered Friends  dies is beautiful!  I die cut three from cardstock and then popped them on a white  Brick Wall 3D Embossing Folder panel and added a die-cut Essential Sentiment Strips sentiment.

Melon, yellow and green
These next two cards came together very quickly!  The backgrounds are from the Rainbow Blots 6x6" Paper Pack which is filled with gorgeous papers with highly saturated color.  These packs are at a great price point and with 24 sheets, you can make loads of projects.
Using the Rainbow Blots paper pack, I trimmed down two panels and then die cut two sets of sentiments using Altenew's new Reach For The Stars die.  This sentiment definitely makes a statement!
Blue, violet and black
I am sending these two cards with graduation gifts.
Multi color

Are You Ready For Some Prizes?

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 06/09/2021 for a chance to win.


Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/11/2021.


You've probably just seen Bridget Casey's lovely projects and you will love Laurie Willison's post.


BLOG HOP:

Altenew Card Blog

Therese Calvird

Jenny Colacicco 

Jaycee Gaspar

Bridget Casey

Virginia Lu

Seeka

Laurie Willison

Michelle Short

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Tenia Nelson

Amanda Baldwin

Maryam Perez 

Carol Hintermeier

Terri Koszler

LauraJane

Keren Baker

Verity Biddlecombe

Karen Brown

Victoria Calvin 

Preeti Chandran

Joylita Dsouza

Sande Woodson

Natasha Davies

Anna Mahtani



Are You Ready to Shop?  Free Gift Oportunities:

 

Here are THREE ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

·  Get a FREE brand new Adventures Ahead Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Exotic Garden release bundles.  SHOP HERE! *Exclusions apply.

·  Get a FREE brand new Creative Jump Start Class with every order from the new Adventures Ahead release collection from 6/04/2021 through 6/10/2021. SHOP HERE

·  Get a FREE brand new Adventures Ahead Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 06/04/2021 through 06/06/2021. Shop HERE!

I am honored that you stopped by my blog...thank you!  If you have another moment, I would love to hear which card you like best.

Karen 


New Blog Site

Hello friends.  I just wanted to let you know that I have a new blog site:  Kennyscards.com I'd love for you to pop over and check it ou...