Friday, April 8, 2022

Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway (over $2,000 in Total Prizes)

 Hi friends! Lydia here with a project celebrating our friends at Altenew's 8th anniversary! There are $2,000+ in giveaways, so be sure and read all the things!

They have always had a very graphic look that I've loved since the beginning, so I chose  dies today that I feel like are their signature style - this gorgeous chevron coverplate, and a delicate frame floral. 

First, I cut two different Golden Open Gel Press prints with the chevron die - in contrasting colors. For the yellow/green print, after diecutting, I put my sticky mat down onto the die with the paper in it and then flipped it over, poking out any pieces I needed to down onto the sticky mat. Then when I removed the die, the full die cut frame and all its pieces were secure just as they were cut on my sticky mat. Then I adhered the frame portion only of the pink die cut to a very lightweight white cardstock, using double sided rub on adhesive. Then I pieced all the chevrons in, lifting them off my sticky mat with this tool

When that was complete, I DID A SCARY THING. I took that beautiful paper pieced panel, and I cut it with this gorgeous floral frame die. I taped it to make sure nothing moved while cutting and it worked perfectly. Again, I put the sticky mat on it and flipped it over so all the pieces were stuck to the mat and it made paper piecing it again a breeze! 

I love paper piecing and find it relaxing. I added these gold embellishments and used the sentiment from this set to finish this colorful card. What gorgeous dies.


Here are all the supplies I used for this card:

Cube Cover Die – Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Antique Engravings Cover Die – Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Frosted Garden Stamp & Die Bundle –...
[ ALTN ]
Sticky Mats Original Size 3 pack
[ MSP ]
Grafix Artist-tac | BLICK Art Materials
[ BLIC ]
Meraki Gold Opal Gems | Crafty Meraki
[ CRF ]
Bee Creative | Easy Squeeze Precision...
[ HNB ]
Gel Press 5 x 7 REUSABLE GEL PRINTING...
[ SSS ]
Golden Open Acrylic Sets - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
Honey Bee | Die Release Tool – Honey...
[ HNB ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #3...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #1...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #2...
[ CTC ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | SSS | ELH ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
The Ink Stand White MINI is354 at...
[ SSS ]
The Ink Stand White RECTANGLE...
[ SSS ]
Sale — Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Latest Release
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Detailed Blending Brushes for...
[ ALTN ]


They also have a special offer for everyone celebrating with them:

Free Gift Offer

Receive Free Detailed Blending Brushes ($11.99 value) on orders over $89 from 04/07/2022 at 12:01 am EDT until 04/10/2022 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

Shop here (Sale up to 45% off HERE and NEW releases HERE


LOOK at these giveaways! More than $2000! I've linked to the stores, 
as some of these may be new to you, (some are new to me) and you can window shop for when YOU WIN! To be entered, just leave me a comment by 4/15! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 50 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below
and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.


Altenew Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

My Little Attic

Laurie Willison

Nathalie DeSousa

Tenia Nelson

 you are here My Sweet Petunia you are here

Norine Borys

Sande Woodson

Caly Person

Claudia Anderson

Reiko Tsuchida ***

***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.





108 comments:

  1. Hi from Canada. Hi Lydia, this is a great card, love the look you got using the chevron plate for your background.

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  2. Hi from Jefferson City Missouri! Congratulations on your 8th Anniversary! I love all of your florals!

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  3. Hi from Jefferson City Missouri! Congratulations on your 8th Anniversary! I love all of your florals!

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  4. Hi from Jefferson City Missouri! Congratulations on your 8th Anniversary! I love all of your florals!

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  5. I love how you combined your busy background with the simple black stamped flower.

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  6. Love your use of antique engravings die cut over your 2 gel press pieces�� Congrats to Altenew from Altenew’s hometown, Syracuse, NY!

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  7. Great design, thanks for being part of this amazing celebration! Happy anniversary to Altenew and thank you for the inspiration!

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  8. Thanks for sharing. The floral frame die looks pretty.

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  9. Hello from Colorado ... just WOW. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  10. Hello from Clarence, New York. I love your paper pieced project.

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  11. Hi from Texas! I have the sticky mat, so I need to try using it for paper piecing like this. Thanks for the tip.

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  12. Hi from NH! Happy anniversary to Altenew! What a beautiful card. I love the mixed media look! Great gel print background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Hi from Calif. Well that is a cool new look. I like the layers!

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  14. hi from Florida. Reading all of your techniques with the paer piecing, I gasped when you said you'd cut that background that you'd worked so hard to put together. But the finished card is gorgeous-although I'm still not 100% sure how you pieced in the black outline (if that is what you did) Either way, great job!

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  15. Such a colorful project! Greetings from Texas!

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  16. What a wonderful background!! Lovely card :)

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  17. Hi from Calgary, AB! Such a fun card! Love the colours!

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  18. Such a bold, beautiful card! Colors just pop!

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  19. Love the colorful background, it really makes the Black really stand out!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Lovely and bold! Thanks for the tips on using the sticky mats too!

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  21. Hi from CA. That is a LOT OF SUPPLIES for one little card! But I must admit I have them all!

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  22. Such a colorful card! I really like it.

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  23. Hi from TX! What a cool card! I love it! I need to get a sticky mat.

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  24. Hello from Houston; what a great use of outline dies, let the background speak and just use the die cut as the accent.

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  25. Such a fun, colorful, creative card!

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  26. Hi from Northern Michigan! Thanks for all of the beautiful inspiration!!

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  27. Hi from Chicago, IL! What a FUN background and colors!

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  28. Hi from Sedona! I love the striking contract between the hot pink and black overlay.

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  29. Hi from TN!! Wow! I love this design! Beautiful background!

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  30. Hi from Canada! Love your fun card, such vibrant colours!!

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  31. Hi from Seattle! Amazing! I love your card. It is a masterpiece.

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  32. Hi from Cape Cod! That's beautiful! Love the paper piecing and your colors. Perfectly designed!

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  33. Hello from Sacramento, CA - What a great idea piecing in different colors in the die cut. Beautiful and so original....

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  34. Hi from Willowick Ohio. Love the Misti, would not be a cardmaker without it!
    Robi

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  35. Hi from Rochester, NY…Altenew’s neighbor east on I-90! This is so unique and I LOVE the colors!! AWESOME

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  36. Hello from Jax, FL! I really like the bold colors you used and the black line design of the flower. Very cool!

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  37. Hi, from Rumford, Maine USA... wow I find that card stunning. I love the colors and the flowers in black... tyfs :)

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  38. The colorful background is perfect for the black outline flowers.

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  39. Hi from Florida!! Cool card - thanks so much for sharing!!

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  40. Hi from Brookfield, Wi - sweet card - thanks for sharing

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  41. Very interesting techniques!

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  42. Hi from Escondido, CA! Very neat looking design!

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  43. Hello from NH-USA - OMG I love the chevron die, especially how you did the different layers. Adding that one to my wish list. Thank yo for sharing your beautiful card AND the detailed instructions on how to make it....

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  44. Hello from Holton, Mi. This is gorgeous! It almost has an oriental feel to it. Love the color and that black rose is perfect. TFS

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  45. Hello from Texas. Very interesting and unique design. Love all the bright colors.

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  46. Hi from Tracy, CA. Great technique. Thanks for sharing

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  47. Hi from St. Paul, MN. Cool paper pieced card, love the bright colors!

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  48. Hi from NE-- LOve your card!!

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  49. Hello from Maine, your card turned out great, many steps for a great finish

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  50. Hi from Kentucky! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

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  51. Hi from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I love your card so much! What a brave thing to do...cut through the paper pieced panel!!! It turned out so beautiful!

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  52. Gorgeous and her original! Love it!

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  53. Wow! Your patience paid off. Hi from Colorado.

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  54. Hi from Penn Valley, CA!
    Love the paper piecing! Great design and colors!

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  55. What a great use of the sticky mats! Very artsy project!

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  56. Very interesting design for your card! Happy 8th!Altenew. This has ben a fun hop. Oh Sweet Petunia how I love your stamping tool.

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  57. Hi from WA! What a striking card and I agree - the cover plate is a great die!

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  58. Hello from Seattle, WA! I love your card and thank you for the details of how you made it.

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  59. Hi from Florida! Oh my Goodness this is a beautiful card! Love the technique and will be trying it! Happy Anniversay Altenew!

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  60. Hello from TN! Beautiful card

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  61. Hi from Australia! Such an eye-catching card! So clever. Thanks for the great inspiration. :)

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  62. Hi from Virginia. Thank you for sharing your stunning card.

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  63. Hi from Virginia. Your cards are amazing. Wishing you and your family the best.

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  64. Hello from Charlotte, NC! Such a beautiful card!!

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  65. Sounds easier than it looks but I will give it a try! Thank you for such detailed directions.

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  66. Wow you are definitely a risk taker, love it!!!!!

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  67. Hi from Central Florida! Lovely! I have this cover die and you've reminded me to get it out this weekend and create something that features it!

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  68. Hi from AZ. Gorgeous card--love the terrific background with all the texture.

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  69. Hi, from Millstadt, IL.
    Have to get those sticky mats.
    Love to do dies that are very
    intricate. My life will be
    so much easier. thanks for
    sharing.txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. Wow, simply stunning. Thanks for the details of how you created this fabulous card

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  71. A wonderful hop and gorgeous card!

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  72. Hi from East Texas. Beautiful card.

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  73. Wow amazing Bold and Bright card!

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  74. Hi from Oregon. Great card. Thanks for the inspiration

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  75. Hi from Las Vegas! I love the background!

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  76. Hello from Wisconsin. This is pretty! Love the fun colors.

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  77. Hi from Southern Minnesota. Lovely card!!

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  78. Hi from Wilmington, DE! This is a beautiful with the paper pieced background.

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  79. Hi from Indiana. Beautiful card Lydia! I love the bold color!

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  80. Hello from Portland Oregon USA! Wow, that's a lot of pieces! The finished effect is spectacular! Thanks for the details.

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  81. This card is amazing! Thanks for so much inspo.

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  82. howdy from East Tx.. great card

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  83. Your card is so colorful and gorgeous! It blows my mind how you used two different dies and then added the affects! Stunning!

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  84. Hi from Salt Lake, Utah. Love your design especially getting two for one designs. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Hi from Dublin, Ireland! Wow, this looks really cool! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  86. Hi from Appleton Wisconsin. I love love love Altenew's floral stamps - so realistic! Your card is beautiful.

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  87. Hello from Florida! Love the cover die and super cool mixed media background.

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  88. Hi from Janesville, WI! I love your card!

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  89. Hi from Ohio. thanks for sharing how you made this unique card.

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  90. Hi from MN. Thank you for your contribution to the celebration!

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  91. Hi from northwest Alabama! Pretty card! Thanks for sharing AND happy 8th birthday to Altenew!

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  92. Hello from Northern Kentucky! Love your card! I enjoy paper piecing also....although sometimes it takes awhile to get all the little pieces back in!

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  93. Nice idea for color and layer for the sets.

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  94. Hi from NY! What great ideas you used, from a gel print (haven’t used golden open paints for gel printing, but am now inspired to try), paper piecing the cover die pieces, and then using the paper pieced background to use another die to cut the floral! Love all of these and the beautiful card you made!

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  95. Very colourful card with lovely black details. Hi from St.Vincent & the Grenadines

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  96. Hi from NJ! Great ideas in this card. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  97. Hi from Texas. Happy 8th anniversary Altenew! I have never tried using the gel press with my Altenew products. I know what my weekend project will be. Your card is lovely!

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  98. Hi from Wakefield, RI, USA! Fabulous card! The background you created is really cool!

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  99. Hi from Illinois. Really colorful and Pretty card!!!

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  100. Hello from WA State! Love the bright colors and eye catching chevron deisgn! Congratulations on the 8th Anniversary to the Aletenew Team!

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